Shenmue 3 is free on the Epic Game Store, mystery game free tomorrow

When Shen Mue 3 originally came out, I liked it a lot. Honestly it’s the best Shen Mue games, offering better combat, more content, and the most believable world of any game in the series. But it is also very dedicated to being a Shen Mue game, which annoyed people who didn’t like others so much or whose nostalgia goggles prevented them from remembering what the first two games actually looked like. Thanks to Epic Games, however, everyone on PC can now give the game another shot because Shen Mue 3 is free on EGS.

From now on, Shen Mue 3 can be added to your Epic Games account either through the client or on the site. It’s a great opportunity for the people on the fence to give the game a fair jolt. Of course, this also means that people who have not played a Shen Mue game will try it, which could backfire on you. Although I love the game, it is aimed at a specific niche. It’s not designed for people who like to cycle through empty, open maps while heading to the next icon, or for people who want to randomly fight with enemies all the time. Plus, Epic will have another free game tomorrow, though we’ll have to wait and see what that is. Shen Mue 3 is just the first in a series of daily free games for the holidays.

Shen Mue 3 free on the Epic Games Store

In case it’s not immediately obvious (even if it is), Shen Mue 3 is the third installment of the series and literally picks up at once after the end of the second game. If you haven’t played it, you won’t have any idea who anyone is, where anything is going, or how anyone got there. People like to describe the series as a sort of prototype for the Yakuza games, but these people don’t really know what they’re talking about. These games are about patiently learning places while existing there, not hitting people with bikes, and running cabarets.