Gaming News & Opinions

Epic Store’s Free Boxing Day Game #8: Faster Than Light

Epic Store's 12-day free games bonanza continues today with the announcement of game number 8 out of 12: Faster Than Light.

  • Epic Games adds to its list of small but highly acclaimed free games this holiday season with Faster Than Light
  • Expertly manage your own spaceship in this simulation roguelike or suffer defeat in a perilous galaxy
  • You only have 24 hours to claim the game at no cost

Epic Games’ #12DaysOfFreeGames bonanza continues this Boxing Day as game number 8 of 12 hits the Epic Store.

Loosely based on the 12 days of Christmas, the digital curation store is undercutting its competitors this Christmas to gift some stellar games.

All available at, you heard right, absolutely no cost. Today’s little gem is Faster Than Light.

Eagle-eyed gamers quickly pick up on the following day’s clue | Source: Twitter

It appears there aren’t any AAA titles up for grabs this Christmas but that doesn’t mean the games in question aren’t from the top shelf.

All games come handpicked considering they all have overwhelmingly favorable reviews, at least on major rival platform Steam.

Epic Games #8: Faster Than Light

Faster Than Light describes itself as a spaceship simulation roguelike that puts you through the paces of running your own spaceship.

Obviously everybody wants to save the galaxy. But who’s going to do the dirty work and make al the hard decisions?

Those are some of the questions that developer Subset Games are asking of you, oh intrepid space explorer:

What will you do if a heavy missile barrage shuts down your shields?
-Reroute all power to the engines in an attempt to escape?
-Power up additional weapons to blow your enemy out of the sky?
-Or take the fight to them with a boarding party?

Previous Epic Store hits include the likes of insanely-fun retro platformer Celeste, the hilarious and Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and the stylized smash ’em up Ape Out.

As usual, you only have 24 hours to claim your free game starting each day at 11 am EST.

Last modified: September 23, 2020 1:26 PM

Ryan Smith

Ryan hails from sunny South Africa. He is fascinated with the broken financial system that threatens to destabilize global markets. He has a keen interest in the history and evolution of money and is always trying to understand the bigger economic picture. When not meticulously looking over the charts, he can be found planning his next road trip or running the trails in his the local nature reserve. Gmail Twitter LinkedIn