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Free PC Games! Tropico 5, Brigador

Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
edited December 2020 in Games and Technology
We live in a world of many competing PC game store fronts and one of the results of this is many limited time to claim free games. Epic are the biggest proponents of this, giving away one or two games every week, but all the others have their moments. They come out so often and sometimes for such a limited time that I feel if I take my eyes of the news sites for a few days I'll miss a chance for something.

So bookmark this thread for alerts on new stuff to grab, post to add anything you find, and keep throwing things into to that ever growing backlog.

As a note, the intention of this thread is to highlight the limited time entirely freebies. Not simply reduced prices or more long term free stuff or demos.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited October 2020
    This week's Epic offerings:

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    Abzu is a very nice time. Chilled diving, exploring type thing. Well recommended for a freebie.

    And Sega have put Sonic 2 up for a limited freebie on Steam for Sega's 60th anniversary. Grab by Oct 19th.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    More SEGA 60th stuff.

    A bunch of 'mini-games' over the next few days on Steam, but also NiGHTs into Dreams for free to keep on Steam if you're willing to handover your email.

    https://www.sega60th.com/

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    The new Epic games for the week:

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2020
    Reminder:

    I could only get Golden Axed and Streets of Kamurocho to work on my PC, though. Armor of Heroes failed to start, while Endless Zone crashed after the title screen, even when I bottomed out all the settings in the options.

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Europa Universalis II is the giveaway at GOG.com

    Don't Make Love is free on Steam in memory of the developer's passing. Description:
    Assume the role of a praying mantis in a relationship dilemma. Torn between their mutual love and the instinct to have sex – which could lead to the male mantis’s death – the couple is on the verge of making a decision. Type anything you want in response to your partner during this life-changing conversation.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Do GoG always have a freebie on or is it sporadic? They weren’t on my radar at all which is why this thread is needed!

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    Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    Do GoG always have a freebie on or is it sporadic? They weren’t on my radar at all which is why this thread is needed!

    its sporadic. the GOG thread usually sees a bump when something is being given away but its easy to miss them amongst news and "new" releases.

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    ZetxZetx 🐧 Registered User regular
    edited October 2020
    Reminder:

    I could only get Golden Axed and Streets of Kamurocho to work on my PC, though. Armor of Heroes failed to start, while Endless Zone crashed after the title screen, even when I bottomed out all the settings in the options.

    You can still grab 'em by using the steam:// protocol

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    steam://install/1368460

    Will have to manually c/p them into the browser address bar since the forum doesn't want to make 'em into links...

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    New Epics:

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Epic:

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Ghostbusters wasn't too bad.

    Main problem was that the other Busters' AI wasn't worth much in boss battles, so often you'd be running around pulling them back to their feet after they'd been knocked down by ghosts.

    You could also -not- do that, but you were functionally immortal as long as there was someone still standing to pull the rest of the team to their feet.
    So unless you could juke all the damage and ghosts, you sort of want them up to assist you as well.

    Otherwise I had fun there I think.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    The original Kingdom (as in not the updated Kingdom: New Lands what was free on Epic not long back) is free on Humble until Nov 9th.

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    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/kingdom-classic-free-game

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Epic. Looks like a Dungeon Keeper clone. Anyone know if it's any good?

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    NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Epic. Looks like a Dungeon Keeper clone. Anyone know if it's any good?

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    It's probably not wholly accurate, but I generally describe that series as Theme Park Dungeon Keeper. If you want a game that takes itself seriously, this aint it.

    It was that somehow, from within the derelict-horror, they had learned a way to see inside an ugly, broken thing... And take away its pain.
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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Epic

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    Bullet hell/chunky pixels/horror/typing?

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    The Textorcist is legit. I had a fun time.

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    DranythDranyth Surf ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Oh yes, and Teleglitch: Die More Edition is free to claim on GOG.com for the next couple days.

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    DranythDranyth Surf ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Butcher is free to claim on GOG for the next couple of days. It's by the devs of Carrion and is described as Meat Boy with guns?

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    -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Epic. Looks like a Dungeon Keeper clone. Anyone know if it's any good?

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    It's probably not wholly accurate, but I generally describe that series as Theme Park Dungeon Keeper. If you want a game that takes itself seriously, this aint it.

    If you want a new Dungeon Keeper, you want War for the Overworld.

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    FremFrem Registered User regular
    On Epic:

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    Elite Dangerous feels like kind of a major giveaway? I guess it's been out several years now.

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    Elite is pretty hit-or-miss. I got it because I thought "hey, I like space sims", except to me it was basically all the most boring stuff from space sims coupled with amazing space scenery. If you like the game loop, you'll probably love it. If you don't, you'll wonder why anybody ever played it.

    No reason not try it for free, other than it being on the execrable Epic service.

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    cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Yeah gameplay's pretty grindy, but its' got some of the best flying-around-a-solar-system-in-a-starfighter-while-piano-music-plays I've seen.

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    Yeah, if you're already using Epic, there's zero reason to not at least try it for free. Worst-case scenario, you blow an hour or two figuring out it isn't for you.

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    -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    I wonder how many people are just keeping an Epic account go claim free games and have no intention of ever spending a cent.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Given that the main complaint about any non-Steam service is ‘ugh, not another launcher’ then getting people to have an Epic account full of freebies is very much the plan to get people in the habit of using it in the hope that purchases will naturally follow on. No idea if it’s cost effective but from personal anecdote it has worked on me.

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    rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    -Loki- wrote: »
    I wonder how many people are just keeping an Epic account go claim free games and have no intention of ever spending a cent.

    I have yet to even install their client ever. I just keep claiming free stuff through their webpage.

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    SteveRageSteveRage Registered User regular
    i am a person who has the epic thing installed just for the free games.
    i don't trust them at all to keep any financial info safe so don't see myself ever buying anything from them.

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    anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    The epic launcher always seemed to be non-intrusive and easy enough to use, although I haven't used it too much. Is there a reason people always seem to hate on it or is it really just the issue that people don't like having other launchers besides steam?

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    anoffday wrote: »
    The epic launcher always seemed to be non-intrusive and easy enough to use, although I haven't used it too much. Is there a reason people always seem to hate on it or is it really just the issue that people don't like having other launchers besides steam?

    The usual complaints I've seen are on the storefront side and that Steam has a lot of features there Epic hasn't replicated.

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    I don't care about the shitty Epic launcher half as much as Epic just being a piece of shit company that has done everything they can to use the success of Fortnight to leverage anti-consumer practices back into the PC game market. On top of being insecure with customer data and outright spying on people without authorization using the launcher, there's also the shit with them moneyhatting multiple PC games into timed exclusives, which is some major bullshit. Them offering up the free games is just their ongoing effort to pull people into their system and I have absolutely zero trust they won't abuse that later on.

    About the only actually beneficial thing they've done is offer developers/publishers a significantly better cut of profits than Steam. But again, I have zero trust that Epic will hold to this; they'll crank that percentage up for new games the moment they think they've captured enough of the market, they don't give a shit about actually benefiting developers.

    Not much of that applies if you're just picking up the free stuff, though. I guess Epic could lock you out of it later, but you've already played it by then and you'll be able to get it cheap in other places if you want it in a Steam library or something.

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    anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »

    Thanks for posting that. This battle for wesnoth game looks super cool. Can't believe I've never heard of it.

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    kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Polaritie wrote: »
    anoffday wrote: »
    The epic launcher always seemed to be non-intrusive and easy enough to use, although I haven't used it too much. Is there a reason people always seem to hate on it or is it really just the issue that people don't like having other launchers besides steam?

    The usual complaints I've seen are on the storefront side and that Steam has a lot of features there Epic hasn't replicated.

    I grew up having a different icon for every game, so this never really bothered me

    Edit: timed exclusives don't bother me much either

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    anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Polaritie wrote: »
    anoffday wrote: »
    The epic launcher always seemed to be non-intrusive and easy enough to use, although I haven't used it too much. Is there a reason people always seem to hate on it or is it really just the issue that people don't like having other launchers besides steam?

    The usual complaints I've seen are on the storefront side and that Steam has a lot of features there Epic hasn't replicated.

    I grew up having a different icon for every game, so this never really bothered me

    Edit: timed exclusives don't bother me much either

    Oh man, me too. I miss those days sometimes. Booting up the PC and seeing all those glorious windows 95 game icons.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    EGS always hangs on my machine. Not nearly snappy enough.

    Free games are fine, though. I try to not put my credit card on there. I'll buy keys or use PayPal.

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    FremFrem Registered User regular
    anoffday wrote: »
    kime wrote: »
    Polaritie wrote: »
    anoffday wrote: »
    The epic launcher always seemed to be non-intrusive and easy enough to use, although I haven't used it too much. Is there a reason people always seem to hate on it or is it really just the issue that people don't like having other launchers besides steam?

    The usual complaints I've seen are on the storefront side and that Steam has a lot of features there Epic hasn't replicated.

    I grew up having a different icon for every game, so this never really bothered me

    Edit: timed exclusives don't bother me much either

    Oh man, me too. I miss those days sometimes. Booting up the PC and seeing all those glorious windows 95 game icons.

    What gets me are all those DRM-free installers I've downloaded from random things like Humble Trove and Itch.io giveaways. I can see my combined Epic, Steam, and GOG libraries in the (excellent) Playnite launcher, but when I use Windows Explorer to browse in my "Game Installers" directory, I don't know what I'm looking at half the time.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Epic looks a bit tosh this week.

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Blackout Z: Slaughterhouse Edition is free on Steam.
    Blackout Z: Slaughterhouse edition is an addictive fast paced top down shooter game. Slaughter tons of zombies and try to avoid sharp saws while the battery of your flashlight is slowly draining.

    Released in 2017, Steam reviews are Very Positive/Very Positive.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Cave Story on Epic if you're one of the three people on the planet that haven't played it.

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    Some pretty big ones next week though!

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    I own Cave Story in like 3 or 4 different consoles/PCs but never really played it beyond the beginning.

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