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Close to the Sun, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments free on Epic Games Store

Published: 21:25, 09 April 2020
Close to the Sun

Epic Games Store's free games offers continue, and after a delicious triple-threat offer comes just as delicious duo of Close to the Sun and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, both from the adventure genre.

Close to the Sun is a first-person horror adventure by Storm in a Teacup, Italian studio that really delivered a storm of a storyline in a game-shaped teacup. 

Players will take the role of Rose Archer, who is on a quest to save here sister Ada. The story is set in 1897, an alternate version where Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are duking it out in the tech race for the ultimate bragging rights.

As it turns out, Close to the Sun will have you wandering a gigantic cruiser named Helios trying to untangle its mysteries, which are quite plentiful. The ship is meant to be the pinnacle of technology, housing even a railway system, all for Tesla's convenience. 

Close to the Sun was often likened to the Bioshock series, unsurprisingly, although it's more of an adventure take than an FPS. 

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is an adventure from 2014, developed and published by Frogwares. 

In technical terms, it's one of the games that made a tech leap onto the Unreal Engine, making it one of the most prominent in Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series. 

As for the story, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments contains six cases by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself, each with own achievements as well as choices. 

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Close to the Sun

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is ultimately about a group trying to overthrow the government but you should know more about that once you dip your toes in the game. 

You can find both games on the Epic Games Store .

Close to the Sun indie horror by Storm in a Teacup

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