Free video games and Epic games just go together like Brunch on a Sunday. A new game every week. Meanwhile Nintendo still refuses to reduce a single penny on Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Anybody with a remotely good computer has not failed to claim the free Grand Theft Auto 5 copy. Epic has so graciously given away and it just becomes the gift that keeps on giving. Let’s, dive into some of the best games Epic has provided us over time.
Let’s face it, this list would not be complete if we did not mention the representation of 10 year old children across the world. While, garnering the same amount of despicable looks from the online community. Due to its ever present toxicity and unreliable teammates it has managed to exceed its own lifespan many times over. Nearly losing to Apex legends a while back. Fortnite still manages to be one of the most played games in the world with 350 million registered users! While we are seeing an increase in the Battle Royale Genre, Fortnite manages to stay competitively ahead of the competition. It’s unique building mechanism which complements its third person shooting quite well.
Not to mention the various deals it makes with different studios which it implements quite well into its seasonal updates. The Marvel crossover might just have been the most fun I had playing the game. I would be lying if I didn’t say that I am not looking forward to more content from the king of Epic games.
2) Immortals Fenyx Rising
2020 was quite a year for games, with 2 particularly hot titles being Hades and Genshin Impact. Immortals Fenyx Rising comes in merging the two ideas into a great action adventure game. Blending Greek mythology with a beautiful action adventure gameplay. With the lead writer being Jeffrey Yohalem (writer for Assasins Creed 2) he incorporated a great deal of 90s humor in the games on the interactions between the characters. Movies like naked gun, princess bride being heavy inspirations. It really fleshes out the humorous side of the Greek Gods as opposed the dark reality. Which is quite imminent in the God of war games. Quite a refreshing take the game also features music from Gareth Corker who composed the melodies for Ori and the blind forest and will of the wisps. The game is the love child of so many ideas and it deserves a spot on this list.
I cannot help but notice how this is the third game in the list which feeds off the popularity of another game of the same genre. Dauntless is to Monster Hunter what Fortnite is to PUBG. By incorporating developers who have previously worked at BioWare, Blizzard and Capcom they managed to make a solid action roleplaying game. The graphics highly inspired from Disney movies it manages to brush out a pretty neat experience in Co-op to beat up monsters and use their materials to beat up monsters in an endless cycle of grinding and revisiting. Did I mention that it is free? Stop sleeping on it and pick it up.
4) Metro Exodus
The moment this was announced as an epic exclusive, people reared their heads in shock as Epic started pulling out the big guns. This was a message that they are in for the competition with the big leagues of the PC gaming industry. A first person survival horror game taking place in Kazakhstan, Metro Exodus features enemy monsters as well as human beings in its harrowing journey in a post nuclear world (Fallout anyone?). A very good blend of exploration, stealth, inventory management and perhaps some of the creepiest environments, Exodus manages to stand out among a sea of its competitors as a shining jewel.
5) Rocket League
This has become a free to play game since its early days of being 20$ and has managed to keep a loyal fanbase playing with new additions everyday with it being free on all platforms. This hybrid of fast cars with pretty graphics combined with football has taken the world as well as the Esports scene by storm. A high octane game which features a pretty well rounded co-op pits players against each other in adrenaline fueled madness. Football on wheels is a great way to spend time with friends as it actually requires a fair bit of teamwork to get through. So ask yourself and your friends to get it now for free and score your goal on wheels.
6) Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar’s last grand theft title released back in 2013 became free on Epic on the March of 2020 right as the pandemic hit. This has arguably started the EPIC fever which still lasts to this day as people are almost always found playing this game online with strangers or their friends. Play the amazing single player with its tri perspective story of Franklin, Trevor and Michael or go online and pull of heists or play relaxing games of golf with your buddies. The flexibility is great and who can beat the price tag of free?
7) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The twelfth game in the Assasin’s Creed franchise which just refuses to slow down over the years with installment after installment. We had Middle Eastern protagonists, Italian, American, French, Egyptian, and Greek and now finally we have the Vikings. This was long overdue as AC fans have craving for the Vikings and the Japanese sects of the franchise and we have finally been given a taste. While in typical EA fashions the game has had its fair share of faults mainly being the length and technical issues but that does not stop it from being a visually stunning game with some eye opening lore and the return of a familiar character. Long time AC fans will love this game if they are still dedicated.
8) Super Meat Boy Forever
Super meat boy has become a very renowned platformer and it’s no wonder that its sequel has followed through its predecessor’s success. With the game featuring our favorite protagonist Meat boy who once again embarks on a journey to this time save his child nugget from the nefarious Dr Fetus. The game has some of the wackiest villains in platforming games and it is a joy to go through all of the levels. While not as frustrating as the first game the game has definitely went through a lot of lengths to keep its enjoyment factor intact.
A truly mesmerizing experience which has mixes of survival, exploration and awe. A spaceship wreckage on the ocean has the player scavenging the deep unknown in a hauntingly beautiful journey of equal parts adrenaline and wonder. The game has modes which are greatly inspired from minecraft by having its creative, survival and hardcore mode. The game also manages to add anti-gun measures as a means to support the harsher rules of gun laws in America which is a nice touch to the gameplay as well as a positive message.
Saving the best for last is quite possibly the best way to go. Hades is arguably one of the, if not the best game of 2020. A roguelike game which unlocks content the more you play and “finish” it. Not only being an insanely fun game to play with various different weaponry use and fast paced combat, the game features story and interaction elements which has been praised to no end. Supergiant games really won the lottery with this one and the creators deserve every praise they can get. When was the last time you actually played the same games, same missions 100s of times just to unlock tidbits of lore? A masterpiece in every way this game is a must play for anyone.
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