Epic Games Store always offers the best deals, knocking Steam out of the park when it comes to putting small publishers, as well as players, first. That’s why it’s become my go-to pick (even if the lack of a “share game” feature is lacking).
Not only do they run their incredible “free weekly game” year round, when it comes time for the holidays they offer so much more. In both 2019 and 2020, Epic provided players with 12 and 15 games for free during December! If that’s anything to go by, this year could be another astounding line-up.
The games released in 2019 were pretty hot:
- Into The Breach
- TowerFall Ascension
- Little Inferno
- Ape Out
- Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
- Faster Than Light
- Hyper Light Drifter
- Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
- The Talos Principle
- Hello Neighbor
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
And in 2020, the releases were even more incredible!
- Cities Skylines + 3 DLCs: Carols, Candles and Candy, Match Day, Pearls from the East
- Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
- The Long Dark
- Defense Grid: The Awakening
- Alien: Isolation
- Metro: 2033 Redux
- Tropico 5 + Map Pack
- Darkest Dungeon + Musketeer DLC
- My Time at Portia
- Night in the Woods
- Stranded Deep
- Torchlight II
- Jurassic World Evolution
If Epic Games decides to go in for another holiday release series like they did the last two years, it makes sense to assume that what we're in for is something pretty darned... "Epic" indeed.
Rumors are going around across the internet, but the current suggestion by Dealabs member Billbill-Kun (who’s been accurate in PlayStation releases leaked during the last year) thinks that they will kick things off with a free copy of Shenmue 3.
A 2019 action-adventure game developed by Ys Net, it’s an open-world environment filled with brawler battles and quick time events.
Nostalgia is at an all-time high and what better way to take yourself back to the time of bonfires and summer camps than to dive into The Quarry, the horror-drama spiritual successor of Until Dawn from developer Supermassive Games and publisher 2K Games. Like Until Dawn, The Quarry features a cast of teenagers with various levels of relations with one another, finding themselves in danger and needing to rely on their surroundings and ingénue to survive. The plot of the game kicks off with an introduction to the setting, Hackett’s Quarry, by two camp counselors on their way to the camp a day early. Something in the middle of the road causes them to swerve off and get into an accident which, from there, The Quarry's story unfolds as players begin to make their own choices. Each choice creates a new branching path in the story that affects the game later on, as stated by the path chosen sign appearing to remind the players of their chosen fate.