While the world has been tied to their homes in the wake of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the gaming industry has been a great source for entertainment for all. This has given a great opportunity to stay indoors and enjoy the games. With big gaming names in the market like PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, or any other subscription service, Epic Games is giving away games for free. That’s right, no strings attached, just free. There is no need for subscription, no purchase required. A weekly give away by Epic freebies with at least one free game sometimes even more than one. This is largely because Epic is a newcomer and what best way to attract users and make a mark against other platforms: like Steam, GOG, and Origin.
Take the advantage of these Epic games freebies till they last. Even if you might not want to play anytime soon you can add them to your library if you have an Epic store account. All you need to do is complete the “purchase” process. Although no transaction is charged to your account. Keep reading to find out more about the latest games offered as Epic games freebies.
The First Tree
Available from 15th to 22nd April
It’s a 3rd person exploration game with two parallel stories, a fox looking for her family and the son reconnecting with his estranged father. All the while uncovering artifacts from son’s life as they reach The First Tree.
Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth
Available from 15th to 22nd April
Staged in 12th century England, based on the best seller book by Ken Follett “The Pillars of Earth” revolves around a time of poverty and war showcasing the struggles of a small town trying to build a cathedral, attempt to secure wealth and safety for its people.
Doponia: The Complete Journey
Available from 15th to 22nd April
Surrounded by junk on a trash island, it’s the story of Doponia; it’s definitely not an easy life. Especially with Rufus hatching plan after plan to escape this bleak place.
3 out of 10: Season Two
Available from April 08 – May 1
Shovelworks studio is all geared up with a game that scores better than “3 out of 10” all with the help of sentient AI and aced programmers.
Creature in the Well
Available from April 01 – April 08
Here’s presenting a world of humans and robots who share a mutual distrust and gangster felines scheming their way to reach the top of food chain, Creature in the Well is a place filled with intrigue and suspicion. Welcome to the Tales of Neon Sea.
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Epic Freebies From August 2020 and March 2021
Here’s a quick look at the past Epic freebies in case you missed any
Some games that were offered free in March were Creature in the Well, The Fall these were available for the second half of March, between 18th March to 1st April. First half of March saw release of games like Surviving Mars and Wargame: Red Dragon from 4th to 18th March 2021
February saw release of a total of six free games like Sunless Sea, Rage 2, Absolute Drift were all available in second half of the month. Halcyon 6, Metro: Last Light Redux, For the King were available in the first part of the month
The main attraction in the month of January was the Star Wars Battlefront II in the Epic Games Store freebies from January 14. Apart from that this month saw the release of Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, Galactic Civilizations III, Crying Suns.
The month of December largely focused on Epic’s annual spree of one new game per day.
Starting December 17, one free game was given everyday
- December 17 – Cities: Skylines
- December 18 – Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
- December 19 – The Long Dark
- December 20 – Defense Grid: The Awakening
- December 21 – Alien: Isolation
- December 22 – Metro 2033: Redux
- December 23 – Tropico 5
- December 24 – Inside
- December 25 – Darkest Dungeon
- December 26 – My Time in Portia
- December 27 – Night in the Woods
- December 28 – Stranded Deep
- December 29 – Solitairica
- December 30 – Torchlight II
- December 31 – Jurassic World: Evolution
Apart from these Pillars of Eternity – Definitive Edition was made available from December 10 – December 17. Tyranny – Gold Edition was freely provided from December 10 – December 17.Cave Story+ was released at the beginning of December.
November was especially the most awaited month for Epic games store freebies as Wargame: Red Dragon was supposed to be released, but it was replaced by Dungeons 3 at the last minute. The other games given away by Epic store were MudRunner, The World Next Door and Elite Dangerous in second half of the month. The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia and Dungeons 3 open from November 05 – November 12.
October kicked off with the silly and fun Pikuniku followed by ABZU and Rising Storm 2! List of other games released that month were Blair Witch, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, Costume Quest 2, Layers of Fear 2, Kingdom New Lands, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, ABZU, Pikuniku
The only game to be released in the first week of September was Danielle’s favorite: Into the Breach. Apart from that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition that was available from September 24 to October 01. Watch Dogs 2 and Football Manager 2020 were out from September 17 to September 24. Stick It To The Man! Where The Water Tastes Like Wine along with Railway Empire and Into the Breach at the beginning of September.
August saw a slow start, but it did promise Remnant: From the Ashes Some prominent games that came out this month were Hitman that was available from August 27 to September 03. Shadowrun Collection, God’s Trigger and Enter the Gungeon were all available after 2oth August. While games like A Total War Saga: TROY was available on only the 13th of the month. Remnant: From the Ashes, The Alto Collection, 3 Out of 10 Ep 1 Welcome to Shovelworks and Wilmot’s Warehouse were the other popular games released in this month.
Few favorites that were released before August were Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP or Killing Floor 2 or Next Up Hero in July 2020. Overcooked, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Samurai Shodown Neogeo Collection that was released in June 2020. At the peak of lockdown in April and May 2020 they released games like Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Amnesia: The Dark Descent Drawful 2and Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments.
This stream of Epic games store freebies started from 2019 and has been successful in attracting more and more gaming with their attractive offers so far. Some of the really good titles released in November 2019 were SOMA, Costume Quest, Bad North, and Rayman Legends.
They are racing towards being a popular gaming hub by rapidly climbing the ladder of popularity. Keep an eye on the Epic stores freebies in 2021 and enjoy till they last.
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