It is the holidays, and Epic Games is giving away a game for free every day. This offer will run from 16th December to 30th December 2021. Today is the 4th day of Epic Games’ offer, and we have another game, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, given away for free. However, this game didn’t quite match the rumors that had surfaced on the internet before the title was declared at 11:00 AM ET. This is quite surprising because last year, in 2020, all the offered games matched the rumored list. Even the first three games given away from 16th to 18th December this year matched the speculated list.
Regardless, Epic Games gave a great complimentary game away. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a horror adventure game set in the Polish mountains. As the title partially reveals, players are required to reconstruct the death of the members of the Carter family. Gameplay features an open world players can roam around in while they seek the reasons and spots that led to the death of the Carters. When a player discovers a spot, they can rebuild the death scene using supernatural power. Other than this, the game has some additional “stories”. The player must go through them all to complete the game.
The game was released back in 2014 by a team of former People Can Fly developers who named their studio The Astronauts. It is a great story-driven title and was rated highly on launch. The game is a must-play for many reasons, but the fact Epic Games provided it free of charge should suffice.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will be free until 11:00 AM ET, December 20. The next free game is supposed to be Into the Breach. However, after today, we don’t know whether the actual game given away will match the gossiped title. Anyway, we look forward to the next Mystery Game like always.