Epic Games is promoting their store: https://store.epicgames.com by offering weekly freebies (previously bi-weekly).

Notes:

  • these are not Steam keys, and you'll need to create/have an Epic Games account.
  • you can add the games to your library from the store web page
  • you'll need to download and install the games through the Epic Games Launcher to play.
  • if you missed out on a game or want to support the game through other means than Epic Store, check out the Deals link.

Past offerings:

Game Rating Free From Free Until Store Link Other deals
Subnautica 87% metacritic (more) 14-dec-2018 27-dec-2018 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Subnautica Deals - Subnautica
Super Meat Boy 87% metacritic (more) 28-dec-1018 10-jan-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Super Meat Boy Deals - Super Meat Boy
What Remains of Edith Finch 89% metacritic (more) 10-jan-2019 24-jan-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - What Remains of Edith Finch Deals - What Remains of Edith Finch
The Jackbox Party Pack 1 78% metacritic (xb1) (more) 24-jan-2019 7-feb-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - The Jackbox Party Pack 1 Deals - The Jackbox Party Pack
Axiom Verge 80% metacritic (pc) (more) 07-feb-2019 21-feb-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Axiom Verge Deals - Axiom Verge
Thimbleweed Park 84% metacritic (more) 21-feb-2019 07-mar-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Thimbleweed Park Deals - Thimbleweed Park
Slime Rancher 81% metacritic (more) 07-mar-2019 21-mar-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Slime Rancher Deals - Slime Rancher
Oxenfree 80% metacritic (more) 21-mar-2019 04-apr-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Oxenfree Deals - Oxenfree
The Witness 87% metacritic (more) 04-apr-2019 18-apr-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - The Witness Deals - The Witness
Transistor 83% metacritic (more) 18-apr-2019 02-may-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Transistor Deals - Transistor
World of Goo 90% metacritic (more) 02-may-2019 16-may-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - World of Goo Deals - World of Goo
Stories Untold 81% metacritic (more) 16-may-2019 30-may-2019 (?) [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Stories Untold Deals - Stories Untold
RiME 78% metacritic (more) 23-may-2019 30-may-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - RiME Deals - RiME
City of Brass 69% metacritic (more) 30-may-2019 06-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - City of Brass Deals - City of Brass
Kingdom New Lands 87% metacritic (XB1) (more) 06-jun-2019 13-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Kingdom New Lands Deals - Kingdom New Lands
Enter The Gungeon 84% metacritic (more) 13-jun-2019 20-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Enter The Gungeon Deals - Enter The Gungeon
Rebel Galaxy (at Steam, GOG) 75% metacritic (more) 20-jun-2019 27-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Rebel Galaxy Deals - Rebel Galaxy
Last Day of June (at Steam, GOG) 75% metacritic (more) 27-jun-2019 04-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Last Day of June Deals - Last Day of June
Overcooked (at Steam, GOG - Gourmet Ed.) 81% metacritic (more) 04-jul-2019 11-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Overcooked Deals - Overcooked
Torchlight (at Steam, GOG, Humble, Humble Trove) 83% metacritic (more) 11-jul-2019 18-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Torchlight Deals - Torchlight
Limbo (at Steam, GOG, Humble, Humble Trove, Itch.io) 88% metacritic (more) 18-jul-2019 25-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Limbo Deals - Limbo
Moonlighter (at Steam, GOG, Humble) 74% metacritic (more) 25-jul-2019 01-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Moonlighter Deals - Moonlighter
This War of Mine (at Steam, GOG (Anniversary ed.), Humble (Deluxe ed.)) 83% metacritic (more) 25-jul-2019 01-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - This War of Mine Deals - This War of Mine
Alan Wake (at Steam, GOG, Humble) 83% metacritic (more) 02-aug-2019 09-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Alan Wake Deals - Alan Wake
For Honor Standard Ed. (at Steam) 76% metacritic (more) 02-aug-2019 09-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - For Honor Deals - For Honor
GNOG (at Steam, GOG, Humble, itch.io) 77% metacritic (more) 08-aug-2019 15-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - GNOG Deals - GNOG
Hyper Light Drifter (at Steam, GOG, Humble) 84% metacritic (more) 15-aug-2019 22-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Hyper Light Drifter Deals - Hyper Light Drifter
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (at Steam, GOG) 78% metacritic (more) 15-aug-2019 22-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Deals - Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

CURRENT WEEK:

Game Rating Free From Free Until Store Link Other deals
Fez (at Steam, Humble, itch.io) 91% metacritic (more) 22-aug-2019 [NOW] 29-aug-2019 Epic Games Store - Fez Deals - Fez

Coming:
note: two games in the same week

Celeste (at Steam, itch.io) 88% metacritic (more) 29-aug-2019 [COMING] 05-sep-2019 Epic Games Store - Celeste Deals - Celeste
Inside (at Steam, GOG, itch.io) 87% metacritic (more) 29-aug-2019 [COMING] 05-sep-2019 Epic Games Store - Inside Deals - Inside
  • adding GOG, Humble (Trove), Itch.io links as/when DRM-free options, and usually Steam for reference
  • edit: updated intro text
  • edit: updated wk aug/sep
8 months ago*

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Will you consider the Epic Game Store your new default library?

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Never, I'll stick to Steam thank you very much
Maybe, if I get enough freebies to get me started
Sure, if they will let me link my Steam profile to bootstrap my collection
Why not another store indeed, if the prices are right

Weekend Bump~

3 weeks ago
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I noticed something about the Epic store that I don't like. I am not one of those people who are all like "hurr durr, I hate Epic just because." Some games that I already own on Steam or GOG that have mac versions, don't have the same on EPIC. Torchlight, Limbo etc. That would be reason enough for me to stick with Steam where I have more options.

I was grateful to get a couple of games that I don't have on other platforms though and do have a mac version, epsecially Subnautica.

3 weeks ago
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What editions of games exactly are available across platforms differs, unfortunately. For instance GOG often (but not always) has extended editions of games and does not carry the more basic editions.

2 weeks ago
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Yeah, I know. =(

I was just surprised to see games that I already own DRM-free versions of not having Mac option on Epic. Especially since I got DRM-free copies along with my Steam key via Humble at some point as well. XD

2 weeks ago
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This is why one of the epic exclusive's kickstarter community got upset. The game was promised for Windows and Linux, and on Steam it's easy to do that. But Epic is only for Windows...
also a certain duck would say that you should just get rid of your Mac, and embrace the light. Along with Discord's light mode

2 weeks ago
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No, epic works on Mac too. lol. Many of the games are mac compatible including Subnautica, Slimerancher etc (I don't own those ones on Steam.) I was just bringing up the point that some of their freebies that are being provided by just about everyone as a mac version are windows-only. ;) I have Torchlight for mac DRM-free on Humble bundle library since I bought the steam key there. Also have it via GOG connect.


As for the other thing...rofl... no way I'd get rid of my mac. :P I'm a graphic designer and mobile app developer. All of the studios I have worked in are outfitted with macs. People don't realise this, but you cannot design cross-platform iOS/Android apps on a Windows machine, you have to do it on a Mac. People generally think that macs are bought purely for hipster reasons and that's why they get mean. Got my first one in 2003 as a necessary part of going to design school. XD. Would never go back to windows because that is half of my life now and I've become accustomed to working on it. Now maybe in the future, I might buy some Windows machine purely for gaming, but not right now XD.

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Yeah, that's a nice MacOS/iOS development tie-in Apple has going there :) For multi-platform developers, there are options out there that let you rent a MacOS machine in the cloud. Wonder if they call it AaaS (Apple as a Service) ;)

2 weeks ago
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Meh, lol. I prefer the real deal. Most people I know who code on a grander scale than I have both a MacBook Pro and a Windows machine. My main job is graphic designer, but at times, I have to co-design/code apps for clients, so I just use my mac for everything. :)

My MBP is a 4 years old now. At the time, I deliberately bought the late 2012 model new (around the time they stopped making them) because I wanted something with components that weren't glued together so I could do as I pleased with it. I hate apple as a company, trust me. It is possible to love macOS, but hate Apple. XD. As I need to, I upgrade it some. The cloud thing just sounds like a pain in the ass, personally. That's okay if someone only needs it for short amounts of time. I can't imagine it actually compiling code as fast as a real machine does.

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The offering of Mac editions of games is probably partly up to the developers. Have you asked support?

2 weeks ago
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Nah, I didn't bother. Hehe! I already own the games on Steam anyway. However, it would be the thing that would make my decision for me if it came to switching where to buy my games. ^^

2 weeks ago
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GNOG is now available.

Next two games are:
Hyper Light Drifter
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

2 weeks ago
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WOW
Won Mutant Year Zero here and got Hyper Light Drifter via twitch prime but... these are awesome games.

2 weeks ago
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MYZ is really good one i hope Gaben give some stuff like this

2 weeks ago
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very interesting

2 weeks ago
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Nice

2 weeks ago
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Already own 'Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden' on Steam.
Must have been in a bundle before.

If they're also giving away Hyper Light Drifter ,i doubt many people will buy it now on Steam unless it's £1 or free at some point.

2 weeks ago
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It was in a recent Humble Monthly. It's almost worth unsubbing now, since Epic keeps giving away the early unlocks for free.

2 weeks ago
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yep ,worth waiting to see what else they give away.

2 weeks ago
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Next 2 games are really good GAs

2 weeks ago
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so true

2 weeks ago
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rest in pieces steam.

2 weeks ago
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rip Hb monthly

2 weeks ago
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I was thinking about HB monthly too. Does anyone know which HB monthly games were later freebies by Epic? I skipped the month with Mutant Year Zero, but I really wanted it.

2 weeks ago
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Well Moonlighter and Hyper-Light Drifter were both headline games on HBM.

2 weeks ago
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Uh oh, something went wrong.

Please try again.

I get this message on GNOG's store page on Epic. Somebody else have this issue? :/

2 weeks ago
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Keep trying!

2 weeks ago
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Well, now I checked again (thanks for reminding me) and it worked from first try. Thanks! :)

2 weeks ago
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The new free games for Epic have been announced and will be available from Aug 15-22.
Hyper Light Drifter & Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Pc Games) Free Aug 15-22 @ Epic Games 😊 👍

The current free game is GNOG and will be there till the 15th of August.

1 week ago
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Next weeks two games are damn good to get for free, like damn !!!!
Not gonna play it on Epic though ... will wait till I get it on Steam, or until Epic implements a achievements and time tracking system to their games. Then I might be interested, otherwise, screw it, it's a free game to add to my library :).

1 week ago
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Have both already (Mutant y.0 Road t.e. from Humble monthly not too long ago) and both are EXCELLENT games.

1 week ago
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Wonder if OP is going to continue to update this topic.

1 week ago
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+1

1 week ago
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Yep, but OP was on holiday ;-)

1 week ago
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Welcome back. :)

1 week ago
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Thanks OP!

1 week ago
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Final call for GNOG; get your GNOG or be forever silent ;)

1 week ago
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I've got it ... but I don't get it ... it's to strange

1 week ago
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Hyper Light Drifter
&
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
now available :)

Next game is FEZ

1 week ago
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Kind of disappointed with FEZ, but that's probably because I already got it on Steam and PS4.

1 week ago
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It is a classic.

1 week ago
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So many people here just gagging to give their details to a corrupt chinese company, and support a company that is desperate to damage the industry and remove consummer choice and rights, for a free game that can be taken back off of them at a moments notice.

This is why we can't have nice things.

1 week ago
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Actually, a free game is a nice thing to have

1 week ago
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And you are 100% sure that steam is the good one but epic is the bad one?
And you are 100% sure that epic is a chinese company?
And you are 100% sure that epic is "desperate to damage the industry and remove consummer choice and rights"?

What do you know about steam? What do you know about Steamgifts? Do you trust CG? Why are you here?

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1 week ago
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desperate to damage the industry and remove consummer choice and rights

So they are burning tons of money to damage the industry ?

They are a company that like every company want to make money (yeah, steam cares only about money too)
They are not marvel villains

Stop this cringe and start thinking with your brain

1 week ago
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I already provided a Californian company with all of my details. The glass between their frontends and backend servers was spied on for years by a security agency. I have got nothing to lose and everything to gain ;)

1 week ago
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Did you read that on the internet, Mr. Parrot?

1 week ago
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Very excited to play Mutant Year Zero

1 week ago
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hmm...not sure why, but I'm not able to pick that one up. Is this a regional thing? Are you able to pick it up?

1 week ago
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I can't pick it up either - I'm from germany.

1 week ago
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I could pick it up ~1h ago from germany without problems

1 week ago
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Ok, just tested on other games. I also couldn't view Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and now it works - seems to be a store problem.

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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Guess it was a problem on their site for a few minues. Now it worked just fine. Thanks for your reply :)

1 week ago
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Now it works for me - and I'm thinking of buying "Rebel Galaxy Outlaw", too...

1 week ago
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Tried again and now it works. Thanks for your reply :)

1 week ago
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It worked for me, but I had a problem last week with GNOG, where the store didn't work at first. After a couple of hours I tried again, and it worked fine.

1 week ago
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Tried again and now it works. Thanks for your reply :)

1 week ago
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You're welcome! :)

1 week ago
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Epic ,"August Feature Update - Cloud Saves, Humble Bundle Keyless Integration, and More!"

"Keyless Integration" ,no surprise there , from Epic..

1 week ago
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Cloud saves? Finally, I was looking forward to that one. Now all they need is achievments and a shopping cart and they'll have pretty much all the basics, many months after launch XD

1 week ago
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The Epic Games Store has disabled cloud saves for Hyper Light Drifter for the foreseeable future, due to "additional technical limitations" found while investigating a separate problem.

:)

1 week ago
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That happens to me for getting my hopes up :P

1 week ago
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Not even with your wifi.

1 week ago
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Mutant Year Zero/ Epic (Failure) must be desperate for users if they are giving that away. Surprised the devs agreed to that one.

1 week ago
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I imagine quite a few people installed EPIC just for that one

1 week ago
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Perhaps each give-away counts towards a partial sale as far as the dev is concerned? And more copies around might lead to DLC sales.

1 week ago
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I think Funcom were also desperate when they agreed to put their game in the Humble April Monthly, only 3 months after the release.
I suppose its value dropped hard, and then Epic didn't have to give them a tremendous shitload of money to let it become an Epic freebie. 100$ and a pack of Smarties and they signed.

1 week ago
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Dunno why the dismissive stance. For lesser-known indies, visibility is everything. I'm sure being on Humble and Epic helps, even if people end up buying on Steam, Switch or PS4.

Epic seems quite developer-oriented at the moment. If they are willing to guarantee developers the proceeds of a certain minimum amount of sales in exchange for timed exclusives, they likely are giving the developers of the freebies used to promote the store a fine deal as well.

1 week ago
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I saw from the Super Meat Boy devs on Twitter a while back that they make money from Epic when they do these free game promotions.

1 week ago
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They should not give so many free games, its getting harder to hide the frustration of navigating through ones own library.

1 week ago
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GOG Galaxy 2.0 if you are able to access it. I use it not for Epic games though but added the games today and it was reflected instantly.

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1 week ago
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Last time i used it, the Epic library integration wasnt working yet.
I was able to connect to the account, but the library did not show up
plus, i am waiting until they reduce memory and CPU usage

1 week ago
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Oh, did you report to them on reducing memory and CPU usage or did they announce about it? :)

1 week ago
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Its beta, i assumed they would work on it. Is it not a priority?

1 week ago
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I cant say. Since I've not read any update notes. Although running 2 launches naturally will require more system resource. I think at this stage they are making sure every platform is displayed properly and including features. Its best you check it on their forum and give feedback if you hasnt. :)

1 week ago
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I just did a test :)
It seems that just because they are open the launchers (all of them) consum nerly no load on the cpu.

But ofc they put load on the RAM. Leader here was the twitch-launcher followed by uplay and steam.

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1 week ago
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That actually looks good. On my system, 2 programs that took up most resource was Firefox and game I was playing 7 days to Die with both 2GB+ off the ram. Steam's 2 program actually took less than 100MB, Galaxy takes around 300MB. I did run the game off Steam rather than Galaxy since the game is graphic intensive I tend to start with the default launcher. Cheers~

1 week ago
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Thank you for keeping the thread updated! Cheers!

1 week ago
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden? Now i'm starting to think something before purchase what if epic gives it free in upcoming weeks.

1 week ago
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Great games this week, they haven't given me any reason to buy anything so far but my library is looking really nice already.

1 week ago
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Literally owning 3/3 of current and upcoming freebies but it's some really good stuff. in case of Fez, the game is a lot better than its developer :3

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As to the hidden comment: Let's not stir that hornet's nest ;-) I planned to include a GOG link since I own it on GOG, only to find out dev pulled it from their store a while back. Of course it is per GOG's terms still available for download if you own it.

1 week ago
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I am interested to kno why he did this

4 days ago
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Woooow Now I am looking at my Epic (free) game library :-)

1 week ago
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Bump Get those two fantastic games now, or not. It's your call.

4 days ago
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FEZ is the freebie now, and Celeste and Inside are the next ones.

3 days ago
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Nice ones :)

3 days ago
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awesome

3 days ago
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Noice! I played Inside with the free month of Origin access that ASUS gave away earlier this year and the game was great, even better than LImbo.
Celeste has been in my wishlist since I first heard of it, Epic is really becoming a solid source for free games.

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Celeste is next!!!! :)
I wouldn't be surprised at all if Celeste is in the August or September HB Monthly.

3 days ago
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Makes sense. It was already on Games with Gold on xbox1. I also hope for enter the gungeon in a HB monthly.

3 days ago
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Yeah I definitely think that's a possibility as well.

3 days ago
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I hope so. It is #1 on my wishlist for a long time, was waiting for a deeper discount but this will suffice. Guess it is time to install Epic launcher finally.

3 days ago
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Is it that good? I was kinda indifferent seeing it.

3 days ago
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Big YES, but you have to love the genre I suppose. Challenging platformers are my thing, games like Super Meat Boy, Electronic Super Joy, Dustforce etc. You can check this excellent Mike Brown video about the game.

3 days ago
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Thank you for your detailed reply, I'm definitely gonna try it now

3 days ago
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hype

3 days ago
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Celeste is fine but highly overrtaed
Inside is one of the best games ever and if I am not mistaken, never was free before

3 days ago
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You're right, this game was not distributed for free before, but

  • Inside participated in GOG-Connect
  • available with Origin Access basic subscription(keys Origin Access basic free out ASUS website six months ago)
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Inside is very.... intriguing. From start to end. The secret end. Keep your eyes peeled for hints while playing :)

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