Observer and Alan Wake: American Nightmare are free to claim on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store has put on offer >observer_ and Alan Wake: American Nightmare this week, taking the place of Surviving Mars.

Those who grabbed Alan Wake for free in August now can enjoy more of it, though Alan Wake: American Nightmare is not a sequel but rather a short spin-off, set in the same universe. Along with a story mode, the game also comes with an arcade mode pitting the player against several waves of enemies. It was received favorably by critics and players alike and was the top-selling Arcade game on Xbox Live in its launch week. Here’s how the Epic Games Store describes the title:

In this brand new standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch! A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping on point for new players!

Observer is of the psychological horror genre with a sci-fi setting and a tinge of investigative gameplay. It is developed by Bloober Team, who previously worked on Layers of Fear, which is due to be given away for free next week, and most recently, Blair Witch. It received a favorable reaction from players and critics. Here’s how the Epic Games Store describes the title:

You are Dan Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel or remember can be used against you in a court of law.

Epic Games Store is offering Observer for Windows and macOS and Alan Wake: American Nightmare for Windows at no cost to players. It's worth noting, however, that Observer is also available for Linux via Steam, where the game is priced at $29.99 at the time of writing. Here are the minimum requirements for the games:

Alan Wake: American Nightmare >observer_
Windows
  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz Intel or 2.8GHz AMD
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible with 512MB RAM
  • HDD Space: 3 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Windows
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 (3.4 GHz) / AMD A8-7600 (3.1 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 660 / AMD R9 270 (DirectX 11)
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 2 GB VRAM; Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
macOS
  • OS: macOS 10.12.6
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz (4 Cores)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 680 / AMD R9 M290
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 2 GB VRAM; Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

If you wish to claim Observer or Alan Wake: American Nightmare, you can find them here. They will be free to claim until October 24, which is when Epic will put on offer Q.U.B.E. 2 and Layers of Fear for its next giveaway.

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