One of the best real-time tactical games of the last decade is currently available for free on the Epic Game Store, but you’ll need to hurry to get your hands on Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.
Samurai stealth title is one of this week’s headlines Epic Games Store free gamesWith Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, you can download both and keep them forever – but only if you get them before November 24.
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Since its debut in December 2016, Shadow Tactics has been recognized as one of the best strategy and tactical games due to its skillful combination of story, combat controls and world building.
Rooted in the lawless Japan of the Edo period, it offers some of the best tactical gameplay in decades. You lead a squad of exceptionally talented ninjas through densely designed stealth machines requiring you to sneak through enemy lines to complete objectives, eliminate targets and hide evidence to avoid detection.
You’ll play with a rotation of five key characters, each with special abilities and a narrative to consider as you progress through the game. Armed with a shuriken and grappling hook, Hyato is a great starting character, perfectly mobile and stealthy, while the humble older Takuro is surprisingly deadly with his sniper rifle, which allows him to take out targets around the map.
November is a great time for samurai antics, e.g Sony is giving away the favorite Soulslike game Nioh 2 as part Free PS Plus games composition.
Epic Games is set to change its lineup on November 17, so you’ll need to use those ninja skills and act fast before it disappears from the free section and is replaced by horror Evil Dead: The Game.