It’s Thursday, and that means it’s free PC game day over at the Epic Games Store! Every week, Epic Games offers one (and sometimes more) free games, from indie greats to AAA titles that will blow your socks off. Next week’s game has already been revealed. Cities: Skylines will be free March 10th-17th, 2022. But, this week you can grab Centipede: Recharged alongside the Epic Slayer Kit for Dauntless, and Black Widow: Recharged.
Blast bugs and chase high scores in this glorious revival of an old-school classic, all while jamming to a heart-pounding original score by Megan McDuffee. Play solo or tag in a friend for local co-op across 30 unique challenges or the endless arcade mode.
Tackling our love for retro old-school gaming vibes, AdamVision and SneakyBox collaborated to bring us a revitalized version of one of the best classic games: Centipede. Whether you’re mashing the keys solo in hopes of grinding out the highest worldwide score, or joining a friend for some cool local co-op action, this is perfect for those of us who just want to relive the gaming experience of the 1980s.
If this isn’t enough of the old-school reinvented to ease your classic gaming itch, check out Breakout: Recharged by AdamVision, another classic that’s been revitalized for the modern generation.
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The original brick-breaking game is back with some of the toughest challenges yet! Breakout: Recharged steps up the excitement with super challenging gameplay, all new power-ups, modern graphics and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee.
The Epic Games Store has been around for a while, the lesser-known alternative to Steam, the nearly-ubiquitous platform for game purchases since it launched in 2003. But, where Steam originally existed and launched to promote Valve games, Epic Games Store launched in 2018 and quickly rose to success on the Fortnite franchise. At the time of Epic’s launch, Steam took a dramatic 30% cut from the sales of video games through their platform! This hurt both game designers and users, just wasn’t very nice. But the folks behind Epic realized something excellent: they could take a much lower cut and still have a profitable business. This led them to fast domination of the indie market, as small publishers flocked to the far better terms offered by Epic.
Epic Games Store offers some seriously incredible discounts on a regular basis, in addition to all the normal discounts one would expect on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the usual holidays. But the most exciting is their weekly free game or add-on, which simply harpoons all competitors.
When I first heard about this free game, I thought that can’t be real. They must only offer tiny indie games.Not at all, dear reader. Not. At. All. Epic frequently lists unbelievable A-lister games on their weekly deal, as well as sometimes offer two free games instead of one. In addition, just because a studio is smaller doesn’t mean the games it makes aren’t impressive. I’ve picked up some of my favorite new games, for free, from this platform, and most of them have been made by smaller studios (or as side-projects for teams from big studios).