Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 are free to claim on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store has replaced >observer_ and Alan Wake: American Nightmare to put on offer Q.U.B.E. 2 and Layers of Fear this week, giving them away to claim for free.

If last week’s giveaway of Observer was to your liking, Layers of Fear should pique your interest, as it is developed by Bloober Team as well. A psychological horror title, the game is set in the 1920s and takes players on an eerie journey that lead towards three different endings, depending on decisions that the player makes. This giveaway also includes the game's Inheritance DLC. Here’s how the Epic Games Store describes the title:

Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness.

Layers of Fear: Inheritance expands the plot from Layers of Fear and tells the story of the painter’s daughter, who comes back to her childhood home to face her past. Relive her experiences and witness the full scope of the tragedy that has swallowed up the family.

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a physics-based first-person puzzle game that gives players the task of dealing with blocks as they navigate their way through a series of levels towards an exit. There are over 80 puzzles to go through in a variety of environments with a story that shows just a tinge of horror. Here’s how the Epic Games Store describes the title:

You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awoken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, you must solve the puzzles of this forgotten world to find a way back home.

Epic Games Store is offering Layers of Fear for Windows and macOS, and Q.U.B.E. 2 for Windows at no cost to players. It's worth noting, however, that Layers of Fear is also available for Linux via Steam, where it is priced $19.99 at the time of writing. Here are the minimum requirements for the games:

Q.U.B.E. 2 Layers of Fear
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card (DirectX 11)
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
  • CPU Speed: 2.66 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
  • Video Card (AMD): Radeon R7 250X
  • Video Card (NVidia): GeForce GTX 560
  • Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB
  • Operating System: 10.12 (Sierra)
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)
  • CPU Speed: 2.3 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
  • Video Card (AMD): Radeon HD 5770
  • Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 750M
  • Video Card (Intel): Iris 6100
  • Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB

If you wish to claim Layers of Fear or Q.U.B.E. 2, you can find them here. They will be free to claim until October 31, which is when Epic will put on offer Costume Quest and SOMA for its next giveaway.

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