Bells are ringing, snow is flying, and Epic Games Store’s already generous gift giving is going into overdrive. The Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2020 started on Thursday, December 17th. Of course, you can find deep discounts on most of the store’s catalog, but Epic throws in some mighty enticing doorbusters to lure you into its virtual hallways and provide a free game every day for 15 days in a row.
Epic’s aggressive freebies have lured hordes of players to The Store That Fortnite Built. Epic Games Store offers one or two games for free every week and they are of surprisingly high quality. Last year, Epic gave away games for 12 days for its holiday sale, and the company actually got recognition from our Full Nerd podcast as the unorthodox winner of “Best PC Accessories” in 2019. Hi, it’s hard to argue with free games.
Freebies started with a bang and debuted with Cities: Skylines, the best urban builder around. Today’s gift is Tropico 5, a flawed but fundamentally funny (and surprisingly whimsical) city builder dressed as a Caribbean dictator. Definitely give it a spin if you haven’t played it yet.
Here is what has been given away so far:
Epic’s Holiday Sale gifts are exchanged daily at 11 East, so act fast if you want to claim a game, and keep coming back to see what’s new.
Even better, claiming a free game gives you an Epic coupon that is good for a $ 10 discount on any game over $ 14.99 in the store. (You can also click Get my epic coupon button on this page to catch it.) It beats the already steep selling price of many games even further down. You can have the amazing Star Wars: Squadrons for only $ 14 after using the Epic coupon on e.g. Holiday Sale discount, or just knock $ 10 off the price Cyberpunk 2077. And when you buy a game, Epic throws another coupon in your way – the company says they are “unlimited”.
Steam’s annual winter sales are expected to start next week, but between $ 10 coupons and a large number of free games, the Epic Games Store makes a strong argument for why you should spend your time on its holiday sales instead.