Epic Games Store is one of the most popular launchers on the PC platform. This is because of the games hosted by the platform exclusive to it. The free games that the launcher gives away every week also help its popularity. Some very popular games like GTA V, Control, Death Stranding, and Prey have been given away for free by the platform.
There is an obvious and natural liking amongst gamers for games they can claim for free. Many companies offer free games to their consumers. For example, Steam has also begun giving away games for free to its users, with no strings attached. Amazon Prime customers also receive free rewards in the form of free titles. Amazon Prime also awards in-game content to its subscribers.
As one can expect there are games that are currently free on the game. The titles currently feature an Indie game with RPG elements as well as a city/civilization builder.
Games Free on the Epic Games Store This Week (From November 16 until November 23)
Games that can currently be claimed on the platform include the likes of Earthlock and Surviving the Aftermath. The first game is a role-playing video game developed by the Norwegian studio Snowcastle Games for Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. The game first came out in 2016 for Xbox One and PC and came out one year later on PlayStation 4. The Switch version came out subsequently in 2018.
The game is inspired by games from the late 90’s. Offering turn-based combat and character progression.
It is a non-linear RPG. The combat sees characters fight in pairs. The character falls into two classes “warrior” and “protector”. Their roles are exactly what they sound like. With the former being offensive and the latter being a healer. The game’s story takes place in the fictional world of Umbra. A cataclysmic event occurs and stops the planet from spinning. The game received mixed reviews from critics and can be claimed on the Epic Games store here.
The second game available to claim right now is Surviving the Aftermath. This game is set in a post-apocalyptic future and the player is tasked with restoring civilization. The game falls in the city builder/ colony management game. The game was developed by Iceflake Studios which was then acquired by the game’s publisher, Paradox Interactive. The game follows other city/ colony-building titles that were published by Paradox.
The nature of the calamity which will affect the world can be configured.
The game’s map is procedurally generated. In the game, the first step is to establish a settlement. The colonists started appearing in the settlement after it had been established. Most colonists are automated, but some can be directly controlled by the player. These can explore the environment and scavenge for resources. The game received mixed reviews and can be claimed on the Epic Games store here.
Games Free on the Epic Games Store Next Week (From November 24 Until November 31)
Deliver Us Mars was released in 2023. It is an action-adventure video game developed by KeokeN a development studio based in the Netherlands. Interactive and published by Frontier Foundry.
This is Epic Games Store’s next offering in the coming week. The game was released for Windows, PlayStation 4 & 5 as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The game is the sequel to Deliver Us the Moon. Players control an astronaut named Kathy. The protagonist’s father Isaac, left Earth years ago. This is done after he abandons a mission to save it from an ecological disaster.
The game’s progress sees Players discovering Kathy’s relationship with her family.
Kathy travels to Mars in search of Isaac. Another agenda for his travel is so that she can also gather technology that may still help save the earth. The game is primarily a third-person perspective. The puzzles in the game are solved in first-person perspective. The game’s reception saw it receiving mixed reviews on Metacritic. You can try it for yourself by claiming the game on the Epic Games Store here.
Epic Games Store has been offering free games for a very long time with the first free game offered all the way back in 2018. This has also led to the store not being profitable even after five years had passed since the platform’s inception.