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[PC] Free - For Honor + Alan Wake - Epic Store


The next Epic Store freebie is here.

This time it is "For Honor" AND Alan Wake

For Honor: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/for-honor/home

Alan Wake: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/alan-wake/home

Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/304390/FOR_HONOR/

From the website:

Enter the chaos of war as a bold Knight, brutal Viking, deadly Samurai or swift Wu Lin, a legendary Faction consisting of four of the greatest warriors. In For Honor, wield your blade like never before with the innovative Art of Battle combat system that puts you in total control of your warrior. Master your sword and fight in brutal, fast-paced melee combat across an engaging story campaign and groundbreaking multiplayer modes.

Carve a path of destruction through an intense and believable battlefield in For Honor, a groundbreaking melee action game.

Choose your favourite warrior amongst Knights, Vikings, Samurai and WuLin
Storm castles and fortresses in massive battles and confront deadly bosses in intense duels
For Honor offers single-player, offline campaign and thrilling multiplayer
Obtain total control of your Warrior
Customize each facet of your warrior

Alan Wake:

When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

Presented in the style of a TV series, Alan Wake features the trademark Remedy storytelling and pulse-pounding action sequences. As players dive deeper and deeper into the mystery, they’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It’s only by mastering the Fight With Light combat mechanic that they can stay one step ahead of the darkness that spreads across Bright Falls.

With the body of an action gameand the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake’s intense atmosphere, deep and multilayered story, and exceptionally tense combat sequences provide players with an entertaining and original gaming experience.

Enhanced for the PC

Includes Alan Wake Special Episodes “The Signal” and “The Writer”
Experience Alan Wake’s Pacific Northwest in higher resolutions and higher fidelity than the Xbox360 version.
Fully configurable mouse and keyboard support, or if you prefer to play with the Steam or Microsoft gamepad connected to your PC, you can do that too!
Lots of customizable graphics settings and support for 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios!
Multithreaded engine that takes advantage of quad core CPUs.
Additional features our fans have sought after such asfield of view adjustment as well as “hide HUD”.
Works with AMD Eyefinity 3D 3-screen mode.


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  • +18

    Moonlighter and This War of Mine are free on the Epic Store NOW.


    • +6

      Thanks for some reason the reminder didn't work for me

      • +3

        they seem broken not working for me for past few weeks

  • +1

    alan wake too?

    • +1

      Yes. They added that a few minutes after.
      Edited title.

  • +13

    Alan wake is amazing. I honestly envy those who have yet to experience it for the first time.

    • +1

      Yeah it is. And American Nightmare isnt too bad either.

      • +1

        I agree. Haven't played AW yet but Nightmare was pretty good although towards the end it felt a slight bit too much repetitive. But I guess that's part of the nightmare. 🤔

    • Same but without the envy lol

    • +1

      Yep, easily one of my favorites during the 360 era.

    • Couldnt even get halfway… boring and repetitive.

      • +1

        I'm glad I'm not the only one to feel this way about the game.

  • +2

    wow these titles are amazing to be given away for free. Is epic games trying to win people over?

    • +2

      They're doing everything they can (except making a good service) to try and carve out a chunk of the pc market. This is why they have purchased 12 month exclusivity deals with so many games including kickstarter titles that were explicitly promised to launch on other services.

      I ain't touching their launcher but people love free so whatevs.

      • -3

        yeah as long as they have Fortnite I ain't using Epic

      • -3

        You gotta love the negs from fanboys that can't see the forest for the trees.

      • Honestly the curated store they have is fantastic. I've actually discovered new games from it unlike Steam for the last 5 years.

        • More power to you, but they don't need to pay to delay games on all other stores in order to have a curated store of their own. If they were giving out all these free games and had built a good launcher but not buying exclusivity there wouldn't be any negativity or controversy, just good wishes. But they chose this strategy instead, which I strongly object to. I'm not begrudging you from enjoying whatever you want to, but I'm personally not going to use their service.

          • +4

            @ThoseDeafMutes: You are new to the market and the main competitor has, for all practical reasons, a complete monopoly over the market share. How do you convince consumers to move from the competitor's service over to your own?

            • You can't entice them with games that are already available on both services; the customer has built a library of current products over a significant timeframe with your competitor and prefers to keep everything on the one service.

            • You can, however, entice them with products not available on the competitor's service, giving your own service an opportunity to attract the customer with product exclusivity.

            Now the customer has a reason to move over to your service as there is a product they very much want to use but is only available on your service.

            You might not like this approach, but how else does Epic get their foot into the door?

            Regardless of their methods to attract customers, as consumers competition is a great thing for us.
            Now there is an alternative option, now there is a reason for both services to compete for your money.

            • +1

              @hey aj: From a strictly corporate perspective, you don't have to convince them to leave the other store, you just have to convince them to buy things on your store or entice them to use it. They already have millions of people using their store for Fortnite.

              • Have great sales where the deals are so good people almost can't refuse (they already did something like this but bungled some aspects of it which made embarrassing headlines)
              • Give away free games (they're already doing this!)
              • Develop good features that people want, not just the baseline minimum that it's embaressing to lack (like a shopping cart, a search bar, and cloud saves, all of which this service either did not launch with or still lacks to this day). Look at what GoG Galaxy 2.0 is doing to try and consolidate the multiple launchers people already have - that's an interesting new feature. Epic could have tried to do something like that, but they ain't bothering to compete in features.
              • If you want exclusive games… develop them. They already have Fortnite as an exclusive to the launcher. Either develop more exclusives internally or hire 3rd party companies to develop new games for their launcher, in the same way Oculus does for their store. People are way, way, way less mad when the game would not exist if not for your funding, versus getting pissed when the game was months from launch and you snapped up a 12 month exclusivity deal.

              I could go on for hours about how Valve only represents a minority of total dollars in PC gaming (despite being the largest individual storefront) so they aren't anything like a true monopoly. Or how even if they did have a 100% marketshare on PC (not even remotely close!) they would still experience competition in the form of console and smartphone stores (like they couldn't just jack up game prices because people could easily just play games on other systems). I could point to the proven track record of Valve being a consumer friendly innovator with their storefront who never stopped improving things even though they are the clear front-runner for individual stores.

              But fundamentally, Epic's strategy is not the only viable one, nobody tried anything else, it's just the one that operates the quickest with the least amount of effort on their part, and I'm not here to cheer on corporate decisions that make my experience worse. You say "competition is great" - what am I benefiting from these exclusivity deals? They're not causing free games, that's an unrelated part of the strategy for those who take them. They're not lowering prices on games. They're just either fragmenting my game libraries even further, forcing me to wait 12 months to play some games, or I have to accept a dramatically inferior client with far less features. Epic is the one playing massive catchup to basic features, not Valve.

              • +2


                The Steam platform is the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming, estimated in 2013 to have 75% of the market space. By 2017, users purchasing games through Steam totaled roughly US$4.3 billion, representing at least 18% of global PC game sales. By 2019, the service had over a billion registered accounts with 90 million monthly active users. The success of the Steam platform has led to the development of a line of Steam Machine micro consoles, which include the SteamOS operating system and Steam Controllers, and the Steam VR platform.

                That is just straight from the wiki page but there is a citation for each sentence you can look up if you want to fact chat.

                I am not arguing about how much money Valve makes through Steam, and I am not arguing they have the most users (PC gamers) on their platform, because they do (75% in 2013). I don't care about mobile or console or brick and mortar stores, I am talking about Epic Game Store and Steam and the comparison between only these two platforms (apples to apples). Everything you have mentioned outside of this comparison is not for me to discuss.

                • I would argue that giving out free games is definitely a part of the strategy to win customers over to their platform, and the games that are exclusive for 12 months, also, are an integral part of their strategy and make up the grand strategy together.

                • I would also argue that in large organizations there are teams of people with managers and department heads responsible for creating a viable strategy on how to increase market share, their job is to work out the best way to combat Steams 75% market space and the aforementioned strategy is what they went with, with their ass on the line if it's a failure. But if you disagree with them and think it was the quickest and least time and effort-intensive solution that is fine as an individual to voice. I am no expert and perhaps you are, as you said you are coming from a strictly corporate perspective.

                • Epic Games are very competitively priced on products that are available on both platforms… Cyberpunk 2077 anyone?

                • As for being upset that you would have to open a second program to play your computer games on, it's hard for me to sympathize as we are talking an extra two or three clicks of the mouse button… I think most PC gamers will survive for the sake of playing Borderlands 3.

                • Completely agree that the Epic launcher needs a lot more work, but Steam wasn't built in a day… oh look another steam summer sale mechanic that nobody understands!

                I should mention that my steam account is currently sitting on 1,171 games installed currently in case anyone thinks I am not a Valve fan because I am, but I enjoy bringing some additional thought to the topic at hand.

          • +1

            @ThoseDeafMutes: Alas forcing exclusivity is the only possible way to compete with Steam at this point of time

    • -2

      Yes, they are trying to become a serious competitor to the de facto monopolist Steam.
      They are developing their service and within 12-15 months will have the same features Steam needed 5 years to implement.

      • You mean the features that Steam pioneered in the industry over more than a decade that Epic only have to copy verbatim? A copy that could have been done in under a month with the amount of coders they no doubt have.

        • +1

          That’s my main issue with Epic. The store itself looks beautiful but with all the money they are throwing around, surely they can use that money to add better store features instead.

          • @SlappersOnly: Personally my main issue is the bullshit exclusivity agreements and the fact they're part owned by TenCent (and by extension the CCP).

            • @Tacooo: Tencent is not a state run corporation.

        • +1

          It's also bizarro logic. Like nobody would be cool with a TV that didn't have colour support, just because "we're new and other companies took many years to bring these features out and we promise to patch it in a year after launch". They're releasing a storefront that is competing with Steam, GoG, uPlay, Origin, etc in 2019, not Steam in 2003.

    • wow these titles are amazing to be given away for free

      Presumably, being an Ubisoft game, For Honour is microtransaction laden garbage which means it makes you have a bad experience so they can "fix it" by nickel and diming you. Also, it will be different but somehow the same as every other Ubisoft game in the last decade.

      I suppose the real idiots are the ones that paid full price for a product that features making the game crap until you get nickel and dimed to "fix" it.

  • For Honor beta was quite fun and i've played it at a mates on ps4 since, presumed the PC community would be dead by now but this might revive it for at least a time, not a bad game to spend a few days playing but gets boring pretty quickly

    • +1

      It’s been offered for free on uPlay and steam in the past

      • it's quite boring, plus >100gb of download = worth adding to your free games but not worth playing

  • +3

    All I have to see about all these free games, is………………………. fortnite is clearly making way too much money.

    • Say*

      • You know you can edit your post instead of replying to yourself with a correction right? Not now that I've commented but if no one has replied you can.

        • +3

          You do know there is limited amount of time you can do so. I don't think OZB gives you 2 hours to edit (even if no one replied).
          He would have edited if the edit option was still available at the time.

          • @netsurfer: I didn't see the 2 hour difference in post times tbh :P

            • +1

              @Tacooo: Just a sneaky 5am comment that I noticed I screwed up after I got to work.

              • @SlappersOnly: I see I'm not the only one who goes back and critiques their own work.

  • +2

    One day I will catch-up with the retirement age that the government keeps pushing out; and then I will have enough free time to play all these free games I am accumulating whilst young and able-bodied.

    • Just hope artheritis doesnt hamper this… its also my plan HAHAHAHA


    • by that time you would have other health issues to worry about

      not to mentioning the possibility of being in a nursing home
      getting your arse wiped by some nurse.

  • RIP op in penalty box?

    • +1

      It would have been when a moderator removed his comment for a personal attack; he can get very passionate about defending the Epic Store.

      So can potplanty when it comes to defending Steam (also in the penalty box).

  • +1

    They have been giving away great games in the past month.

    Don't understand the hate towards epic games. Just because they have their own launcher? Why do we have to rely on only steam that sells 20 year old games for 20 dollars. Smh.

    • -3

      No, not because they have their own launcher and now their own digital store. It is because they took the path of securing new and up-coming games as exclusives in order to try and attract steam users over to their service. See my comment above.

      • PlayStation and Xbox have their own exclusive games too. Do you blame them?

        • consoles and pc are different dude

          • -1

            @dude from moon: If there is a separation between platforms, there might be as well between the companies in the same platform.

          • +1

            @dude from moon: Yeah, consoles cost money. Epic just takes 30 seconds to install lol

            Its such a non issue its not even funny

      • Don't hate Epic for stealing games. Hate Steam for creating a space developers are eager to flee from.

        • +3

          What? I am defending the Epic Store about halfway through this comment thread and you downvote my comment when I correctly explain to baldur why the Epic Store is getting hate?

          He asked a question with an incorrect context, I responded with an answer. No preference between either service is voiced from me.

          Do you not see my upvote icon on OP's post? Or my first post which gives an idea as to why Epic Games have chosen to go down the path of exclusive titles?

          Same goes for you baldur; I am not providing an opposing opinion, I am telling you why people are throwing hate on Epic Games. Was your question marks rhetorical and you were not actually looking for an answer? It is not because of the free games or launcher, see the above comment for an explanation.


  • one of Ozbargain's most regular (and popular) deal poster gets sinbinned?!


    • Who?

      • Ah. I see now. To be honest he does do a lot of personal attacks. Maybe all the reports have caught up to him?
        Not as much as jv though….

        • JV (to my knowledge) just posts to get downvoted though, he does not try to engage in many discussions. Lysander actually contributes to gaming-related posts and gets annoyed when fanbois try to railroad his topics.

          • @hey aj: True. Though I’m more referring to random outlier stuff like when someone says they can’t claim a free epic game (because they didn’t realise it’s “in 14 days”) and Lysander randomly calls them an idiot and they should learn to read. Haven’t seen them in a while but i’m assuming those outlier comments probably contributed.

            • @SlappersOnly: Oh yes, I am fully aware of the "NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE OP?" comments each month when Lysander makes these posts, in fact, I make sure to post them myself if someone else has not within an appropriate time frame to ensure he gets his monthly dose.

  • I currently play for honor every day. Dominion mode (4 vs 4) is the most popular and has a fair amount of players. It has solid fighting mechanics, awesome graphics and rewards playing smart. "Button mashers" get destroyed in this game. You read your opponent correctly or you eat a heavy attack to the face and lose your head. So satisfying.

  • Not trying to get in trouble or anything but was just wondering why do people hate the Epic Store Windows App so much?

    • I actually wish there was a way to install these games without having the App installed on my computer. It's obviously bloatware but no choice.

    • +1

      For me, there’s no hate but it doesn’t mean I don’t see the problems with the store.

      Best comparison would be Nintendo switch expect Nintendo make their own exclusives while Epic just buys them now.

      So what I mean is the Nintendo switch has the most underwhelming features of the current consoles. Games have no achievement, you have to pay for online services that doesn’t offer much but is needed for online play and cloud game saves. People complain but it’s still a good portable console and has a large range of good exclusive games.

      That’s basically Epic Games Store. Used to be a platform just for Epic Games such as Fortnite, Paragon, Unreal Tournament etc. They then tried turning it into a major competing storefront in an already large market (uPlay, origin, steam, battle.net, gog etc.). Before they even had the basic store features that most platforms now have such as multiple payment options and regional pricing, they started paying publishers to sign exclusive deals to only distribute their game on the Epic Games Store.

      insert costumer rage here Following that, there is tons of further complaints such as security breaches or Tencent (Chinese company) owning ~40% of the company.

    • +1

      The main thing that made people hate them was their exclusivity deals. Making metro exodus & borderlands 3 etc exclusive to the store (even if temporarily) was seen as a dog move since the app itself is severely inferior and underdeveloped compared to steam.

      • +1

        What do you expect? Steam has been out since 2003. Over a decade of collecting the whole market. Now some competition comes in, giving everyone free games, yet people so passionately hate it. Steam have had exclusives for ever right? How about the huge Fortnite competition Epic just threw? When has Steam done anything remotely close to that kind of prize pool? Never. Epic is doing big things for gaming. Steam has developed nothing but microtransactions for years now

        • +1

          I agree. This market does it a bit of disruption.

  • Hey, I'm not able to claim For Honor, am I doing something wrong?

    Edit: learn to read me. In 6 days.

  • +1

    This is For Honor standard edition. A Ubisoft account is needed to claim For Honor. Since this is a Ubisaoft published game. A linked Ubisoft account is required if you haven;t already done so. SInce EpicGames is now offering games published by other third parties.

    The starter edition of this game was previously offered as a free giveaway by Steam and Ubisoft. From what I've read. If you already have For Honor in your Ubisoft account it will add another copy of For Honor in your Ubisoft Launcher for the standard edition.

    Starter vs Standard edtion For Honor

  • +1

    Now I have For Honor on Steam, Uplay and Epic Games

    • If you had Xbox gold then Xbox too.

  • Tried to create an account but getting "There was a communication issue while contacting the account server. Please try again later."

    Anyone else?

  • Alan Wake is one of the most special gaming memories i have, i often think of it, the atmosphere in that game has rarely been matched before or after, could not recommend it more highly!
    And it's still a beautiful looking/sounding game all these years later.

    • -1

      It's also one of those games where the physics is real enough to be fun but broken enough to mess around with. If you stand on a wheelbarrow or hand-trolley in just the right way, they act like self-propelled skateboards.

  • Thanks!

  • Anyone having trouble downloading them? It's going so slow. Maybe their servers are getting hammered?
    *fixed had to update

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