Since its launch, the Epic Games Store has been a blessing for gamers due to its frequent game giveaways. Some of these free titles are a limited-time giveaway, but some are perpetually free titles on this list.
Epic Games Store has gained massive popularity considering it was just launched in 2018 and had to compete with industry leaders like Steam and GOG. While cheaper price tags and quickly expanding game libraries are significant reasons behind this growth, we cannot ignore the game giveaways that have astronomically contributed to the store's success. No other store has ever given away precious titles like GTA V, Tomb Raider Trilogy, and Hitman but the Epic Games Store.
Free games on Epic Store fall under one of the two categories: free for a limited time (mainly for a week) and the others that stay free permanently. The time-limited free games are a part of Epic Store's weekly giveaway, in which the store offers a paid title for free during the given week. Epic Games Store has managed to continue this weekly giveaway since 2019 and is still giving away games to increase customer acquisition.
Epic Games Store is one of the most popular game stores in the business and holds more than a thousand titles in its library. While most of these games come with a price tag, we have compiled some of the best free ones too.
We have all played Pinball 3D on Windows XP as a fun time killer, but the Pinball genre is mainly unexplored. Not many game developers have experimented with the original Pinball theme, and the space has been stagnant. Demon’s Tilt is the same old Pinball game but on steroids! This game has one of the most intense pinball tables video pinball has ever witnessed, comprising various realistic and supernatural elements.
Just what you would expect from a pinball game, Demon's Tilt is a reasonably lightweight game with just 1 GB of storage requirements. You can run this title on any graphics card stronger than the GTX 660 or Radeon 7970.
In Sound Mind
In Sound Mind is a fantastic action thriller from the horror genre. The game deals with the story of a man who finds himself trapped in his apartment buildings. Things aren't every day around him either, both in real life and in his mind. He finds odd things happening around him in his building and the entire city. Interestingly, he also possesses a strange power to visit the apartment buildings of all his previous patients from within his apartment.
The game takes a deep dive into various mental health issues that persist and builds a beautiful story around the same. Each level in the game is just the therapy session recordings of different patients from the protagonist's history. You won't find traditional villains on any level but only a central boss, the patients who are getting consumed by their illnesses.
The game is slightly more demanding than the previous mention and requires a minimum of 8GB RAM and 20GB disk space to run. Moreover, you will need at least a GeForce GTX 960/ AMD Radeon R9 280 or above to play the game.
There are games with beautiful storylines like the ones from the GTA franchise, and then there are games that land you straight to the battlefield. Dauntless is a classic example of the second type; you are either enormous slaying monsters throughout the gameplay or customizing your weapons from the rewards you gain by killing those monsters. Coming to the gameplay, Dauntless features some of the most exciting fight scenes between the protagonist and the giant villains. Additionally, you can witness some of the most unique and rewarding action sequences during your entire journey. Dauntless comes with a Hunt Pass system of progression, similar to PUBG's Royale Pass. You can further upgrade the free Hunt Pass and get more by completing daily challenges.
Even after featuring some fantastic visuals, Dauntless is not as hardware intensive as expected; you can run the game with just 4GB memory, 15 GB disk space, and an Nvidia 660Ti or above.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
If you have enjoyed the Prince of Persia series or Mario Bros back in the day, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will surely excite you. While the last-gen Mario and Prince of Persia games were incredible 2D experiences, Yooka-Laylee takes it to a different notch with their 2.5D offering. Yooka-Laylee is a fantastic adventure game that includes various challenges on each level of your journey. Coming to the premise, Capital B is about to use the ‘Hivemind' to enslave the entire bee population, and our heroes Yooka and Laylee need to rescue the world from this havoc.
This title contains some stunning visuals in its course, you need to give it some hardware power to function well. The game needs at least 6GBs of memory and 6GB of disk space to install and run. Further, you will require a GTX 650/Radeon HD 5770 graphics to power the game.
Valorant is a popular 5v5 tactical shooter with fast gameplay and a competitive lobby, with each team and its players trying to get an edge over the other. You get to choose between different protagonists from the game, each with their own supernatural abilities. Valorant offers numerous game modes, including popular ones like Plant/Defuse, Deathmatch, Spike Rush, and Competitive.
Although this popular title has always been free, it didn't feature on popular games stores like Epic. The only way to download and play Valo was to use the downloader cum installer from Riot Games. The previous system was slightly more complicated than using your favorite game store to install the game. Now that Valorant has features on Epic, it is just a matter of a few clicks before installing and enjoying this title on your device.
Any modern gaming PC easily meets Valo's system requirements with low to medium-end specifications. The game needs 4 GBs of RAM and a GeForce GT 730/ Radeon R7 240 or beyond to run with ease. You can still play this game if you have a GPU as weak as the Intel HD 4000/ Radeon R5 200.
Fortnite is one of the most popular battle-royale games in its genre, with millions of players worldwide. The game lands you and other players in the lobby onto an island with hidden weapons and utilities essential for your survival. You have to survive the attacks from your fellow players while staying in the safe zone during the entire gameplay. All this tussle leads to some exciting gameplay, and motivation to become to last one standing pushes you to play more strategically and plan each of your moves.
Currently, Fortnite also offers the Creative Mode, which steers you from the fast-paced battle royale and lets you build your island. Fortnite's Creative Mode is somewhat similar to Minecraft, where you can make anything you want and decide the rules that apply on your island.
This critically acclaimed title is another lightweight title on our list with a 4 GB minimum memory requirement and a recommended memory of 8 GBs. A 2 GB VRAM coupled with a 7th gen core i5is enough to get Fortnite going.
Playing video game soccer is just as enjoyable as playing the actual sport, but it is hard to find a free soccer game. How about trying a hybrid of soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid gameplay. Rocket League lets you play the regular 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 matches with an online lobby and other modes like Rumble, Snow Day, Hoops, etc. You can further unlock items and climb up the rankings while playing competitive Rocket League tournaments.
You can also customize your cars with items from the item shop and blueprints that you get while playing the game. Rocket League often releases new challenges and tournaments for the skilled players to shine. Moreover, Rocket League streamers enjoy phenomenal views on their videos, and developing RL skills can lead to a great gaming career.
The storage requirements for Rocket League are slightly on the higher side, standing at 20 GB, but the memory and graphics requirements are pretty nominal. You can get Rocket League to run even with 4 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 760, and a 2.5Ghz Dual Core processor.
League of Legends
League of Legends (LoL) is another 5v5 multiplayer from Riot Games that dates back to 2009. The game involves two teams that combat each other, trying to defend their territory while also attacking the enemy's territory. You get to choose your champion (the protagonist in the game), and each one comes with its own set of abilities. Your five-player team filled with five varied winners fight to defeat the other five-player team using strategically planned gameplay.
The best part about League of Legends is its enormous player base and career opportunities associated with the title. Streaming, competitive League of Legends, or LoL teacher are all promising career opportunities that you can access for free playing LoL. Moreover, the game is exceptionally lightweight and can even run on integrated graphics with little memory. The recommended system requirements for the game are just 4GB of RAM, DX11 compatible hardware, and anything more potent than Intel UHD 630.
We have all imagined the doomsday at some point in our lives, and Ghostwire: Tokyo brings the aftermath of a similar event in the form of an action-adventure game. All of Tokyo's population has suddenly vanished, leaving just a few behinds, and some mysterious visitors have invaded the city. You get to play Akito, the protagonist in this title and has the duty to unfold the secrets behind the vanishing of the entire city. A detective spirit KK also possesses Akito and grants him some supernatural abilities. As the story progresses, you meet a group wearing Hannya masks that help Akito find the dark secrets behind Tokyo's recent turn of events.
The best part about the game is its lightweight nature and low system requirements; the game only needs 4GB of RAM and a 2.2GHz processor with a DirectX compatible graphics card. The memory requirements for this game are not too large either, as it only needs a mere 3GB of your system storage to run.
Epic Games Store's ever-lasting giveaway spree is continuing after three years of its beginning, and the store keeps offering some phenomenal titles with each passing week. Besides the weekly giveaways, it also has some outstanding permanent offerings, and the above article compiles the best of each category. Valorant, Rocket League, Fortnite, and League of Legends are some games from the perpetually free category that you must give a try.
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