Tell Me Why is free right now. It seems that in time for Pride Month, the Microsoft store has made the three-chapter narrative adventure available to pick up and download at no cost.
Originally, the first chapter was free as a sampler to entice players to pick up the rest of the story in the remaining two chapters. Now it appears that whether you’re on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or Windows 10 PC, Microsoft (and presumably developer Dontnod Entertainment) is making the full experience available to anyone who claims the game from their store.
At the time of writing this post, neither Dontnod nor Microsoft has left any official word regarding this freebie. It’s certainly not an accident given that the period of availability listed for this offer is until the end of the month. As mentioned above, it’s likely that the offer is being made in honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride month, given that one of the game’s two central protagonists is trans.
If you’re a fan of other narrative games like Dontnod’s own Life is Strange series or would like to see for yourself how the studio handles sensitive issues and queer stories, you can give it a shot. In Tell Me Why, twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their supernatural bond to revisit troublesome memories and unravel the truth of their childhood in a small-town in Alaska.
Our sister site SirusGaming reviewed the game when it launched. Contributor Rhett Roxl wrote, “[Tell Me Why is] very heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. It pulls you in nicely and makes you care for these characters. It makes you one of them. And while this is in no way a perfect game, it’s a fun ride from start to finish.”
That Tell Me Why is free this month makes it just one of many deals that have been going on with Xbox. A Super Saver Sale on the store is wrapping up soon, and we’ve got an interesting batch of titles coming to Games with Gold. That being said, if you’re already subscribed to Game Pass, Tell Me Why is free on the service though it’s probably still worth picking up for keeps if ever you unsubscribe.