Remnant: From the Ashes official artwork and logo

[Update]: Remnant II has now been unleashed, and so far it's looking quite good!

While Remnant: From the Ashes is by no means a clone of Dark Souls, it does borrow a lot of elements from it. You have a very limited amount of healing potions that refill only when you use checkpoints, enemies deal a lot of damage and it's fairly easy to die if you're not paying attention, while winning battles is just as much about timing and positioning as it is about raw aggression. The biggest difference, however, is that in Remnant you can choose to simply shoot the enemy in the face instead of trying to duel them in melee combat!

If all of that sounds like something you would love to sink your teeth into, you'll be happy to hear that Remnant is free to grab until August 20th. Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, grab yourself a copy, and you'll be able to dive in whenever you want.

Personally, and as I mentioned in my review back when Remnant first launched, I would highly recommend giving it a chance. It does have some flaws and annoyances that rear their ugly head halfway through the game, but it's still an incredibly polished action-shooter with some decent co-op potential. And considering that it's entirely free right now, I'd say that's a pretty good deal!

Have fun, and I'll leave you with one of the trailers - just so you get a little bit of a teaser of what Remnant has to offer: