EGS Goes Victorian Style With This Week’s Free Games of Sherlock Holmes & Close to the Sun

The FPS Review may receive a commission if you purchase something after clicking a link in this article.

Close to the Sun - Sherlock Holmes
Image Credit: Epic Games Store

This week Epic Games Store is treating folks with a touch of the old world. From horror to choice driven suspense thriller they take you back to the turn of 20th century. Each game is free to keep until April 16th. Both games are rated Mature 17+ as well.

The first game is a first person adventure style game. It is published by Wired Productions who recently gained acclaim for Deliver Us The Moon. Close to the Sun is largely a world exploration game with horror elements, puzzle solving, and some nods to BioShock.

Close to the Sun

“It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. Dark clouds loom overhead as unforgiving waves crash against the hull. Colossal effigies of gold, decorated with magnificent finery, stretch as far as the eye can see.Born of Nikola Tesla’s vision, the Helios serves as a haven for the greatest scientific minds. An unbound utopia for research, independent from state and isolated from the gaze of society. Free to push the boundaries of matter and time.Journalist Rose Archer steps aboard the Helios in search of her sister Ada. She quickly discovers not all is as it seems. Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!”

Next we have Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment. It is the latest installment in Frogwares long running franchise. This time around players can investigate six different cases. As an adventure mystery game player choices will affect the outcome of the game.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment

“Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes!Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.Will you follow your moral compass, or will you apply the letter of the law?The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate.”
Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

Recent News