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[PC] Free - Everything and Metro 2033 Redux - Epic Store

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The next freebies from the Epic Store are here.

This week they are:

Everything and Metro 2033 Redux

Everything: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/everything/hom...

From the website: Everything:

Be The Universe!
Everything is an epic, award-winning reality simulation game - where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond. Travel between outer and inner space, and explore a vast, interconnected universe of things without enforced goals, scores, or tasks to complete. Everything is a procedural, AI-driven simulation of the systems of nature, seen from the points of view of everything in the Universe.
Narrated by the inspiring philosophy of Alan Watts, and featuring a rich score from composer Ben Lukas Boysen, Everything will give you a new perspective on life.

From the website: Metro 2033 Redux:

In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station Cities struggle for survival, both with each other and the mutant horrors that await outside.
You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.
Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.
But what if the real threat comes from within?

Enjoy!

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  • +24 votes

    Everything in the Epic store is free? :D

  • +3 votes

    Metro 2033 Redux is so tempting

  • +2 votes

    Playing through 2033 Redux at the moment - fantastic atmospheric game. Slow pacing, but very enjoyable - lengthy too!

  • +10 votes

    Epic games rock despite all hate.

    • -3 votes

      *The games epic have on their crap store rock

      Epic games as a company are terrible for the industry and terrible for the consumer.

        • +8 votes
          1. Taking our platform choices away by spending ludicrous amounts of exclusivity cash.
          2. The store is completely feature-lacking and they don't care about user experience.
          3. They can't handle security properly, 80+ million accounts were leaked this year.
          4. Has no Linux support and never will.
          5. Terrible customer support (https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.epicgames.com)
          6. Is known to disregard consumer law when requesting refunds.
          7. No achievements
          8. No cloud saving.
          9. Doesn't comply with the GDPR.

          The list goes on.

          • +1 vote

            @stealthpaw: I strongly disagree. I think Epic are excellent for the industry. Not only do they give out over 100 million in charitable grants per year to game startups, game jams, game development education programs, and disability access projects, and not only do they give out a lot of valuable software and assets for free used by lots of popular indie games, their exclusivity program guaranteeing at minimum break-even sales eliminates the terrifying risk small-time developers face and means it's a lot more viable for them to develop unique experimental games. Development is getting more and more expensive and everyone's getting more risk-averse and playing it safe by sticking to franchises to cope, if you want developers to take risks and experiment there needs to be something to cushion that. Not to mention that Steam badly needs the competition.

            Some of your points are also incorrect: they do have cloud saves, Linux support is on the roadmap and they offer bounties to get things running under Linux.

          • -2 votes

            @stealthpaw:

            1. Luckily there's still thousands of quality titles on Steam and the Windows Store.
            2. I'd rather click on a desktop icon (and I have over 600 steam games). For reviews I'll just hop on duckduckgo.
            3. We should all be using a password manager and not re-using passwords for anything but this is unacceptable.
            4. As much I love Linux I feel like the only reason Valve are pushing it so much is because their platform was in danger at one stage when Microsoft were rolling out the Microsoft Store and changing up how programs on the PC were managed (which they've dialed down FOR NOW). It's hedging their bets.
            5. Steam got in trouble for doing this and it was only due to government intervention that they now comply. If they could get away with it everyone in the industry wants to screw us.
            6. This is a nice feature when reinstalling the computer, I don't have multiple gaming PCs.
            7. We're in Australia.

            The biggest problem with Epic and the reason I won't use their launcher or take advantage of the free games is their ties to the Chinese government. They can fiercely deny any wrongdoing now but that's not guaranteed to always be the case, what happens when 50% of gamers have Epic Store on their computers and the Chinese government (Tencent) pushes an update with a hidden trojan horse on millions of peoples computers?

            Edit: Don't forget we have games with double launchers now like Grand Theft Auto on Steam which downloads Rockstar. Terrible times.

        • +3 votes

          Don't engage the haters. The hate is totally irrational as somehow Steam, while doing the same or having done the same or worse, is without flaw. Plus they do not accept that different people want different things.
          For that list the following applies:

          1. Not true but if you believe so where is the hate for Origin, Blizzard, UPlay, the console players, and Steam (remember: to play Half-Life you had to have Steam - not other way!)
          2. Do not need or want features. As long as I can play the game fine I am happy.
          3. Hm, oh my. The list here is endless: Telstra, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, HN etc. - some of those several times a year
          4. Not relevant to me.
          5. Not my experience. Exactly the opposite: Steam was terrible thus far
          6. Wow, please google why Steam offers refunds. Not out of the goodness of their hearts or to provide good customer service. In fact, they fought refunds for a long time - only when they were taken to COURT they caved. Epic, on the other hand, VOLUNTARILY offered to refund the price difference for games bought before their Megasale. Also, remember that Steam is in big trouble for their terms and conditions and practices in several European jurisdictions.
          7. I do not want or need achievements. Not relevant to me.
          8. Do not need cloud saving either. But of course Epic will have all those features fairly soon (Steam took five years to implement them and not because it was not possible due to lack of technology but because they did not want to.
          9. Well, Steam is the biggest offender here, along with all the other companies people love so much: Google, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Sony, Microsoft etc. Strange that Epic is singled out. Hmmm??!

          So much for that. Going by that list, for people like me this is not even an issue.

          Of course, Epic as a company is not without flaw and fail and they do stuff I would not do. But the same applies to Steam, Telstra, Microsoft etc. I would be cautious about any company's motives so again, there is no negative distinction here for Epic.

          • +1 vote

            @Lysander: If you don't complain when things are bad, the result is that they keep getting worse. Epic does some things very well and others not so much.

          • +3 votes

            @Lysander: The difference here is that Epic is forcing gamers to buy the game and use their launcher by paying AAA and Indie developers huge amounts of cash just have a 6 or 12 month exclusivity deal and not to mention many of these game were previously advertised on Steam or promised via Kickstarter (especially Indie games).

            Also Blizzard, Ubisoft and Origin own their own IP related games hence why you have to use their launchers and it isn't available to download anywhere else. So there isn't that 'hatred' just an annoyance that these games aren't under a single launcher.

            As for Epic, these exclusive deals stops the consumer from buying the game on their preferred game platform (GOG.com / Steam) until it's concluded. If you want to be pro consumer why not reduce the price of the game (through their store) and go head to head with the likes of Steam?

            For me it's not about another launcher it's their business practice that irks me the most about their exclusivity deals which lock a consumer from their prefer store/platform is akin to forcing a person to either wait it out or force you to use the Epic store.

            Epic also won't allow users to leave game reviews (unless the publisher allows it). There are also no forums where people can post their issues or concerns like what Steam has.

            What seemed to be a competing store to Steam ended up making a vast swath of gamers out there outraged by their aggressive business practices of exclusivity.

            Your entitled to your views but stop trying to gloss over the fact that Epic is very anti consumer. We should have the option to choose where we want to buy and what launcher to use.

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              @xecutor: I don't have the time to answer all points.

              Only this much:

              The number of gamers that really boycot Epic is greatly exaggerated. 90%-95% might rage before but they still buy the game. They might keep it quiet or say it was gifted to them but they play the game.

              So, as a legal professional, here is the solution to the IP problem.
              Instead of making an exclusivity contract, Epic could simply buy the IP for say Borderlands 3. Then, according to your argument, it would be annoying but understandable for them to have their IP only on their store. Then, after 6 or 12 months 2K could purchase the IP from Epic and then put it on Steam or anywhere they like.
              Same outcome but according to your argument this way people could not be angry but only annoyed.

              Regarding the game reviews, Epic follows the wishes of the publisher. If they do not allow it, the publisher is where any complaints should be directed.

              You do have the option to choose where you want to buy from. Just because Steam is not an option does not mean there is no option. You can buy a key from HB, Epic, Gamekey sites, Gamersgate etc. The game is just hosted on Epic system. Just like keys you buy from HB for Steam. Steam hosts it but there is still price competition for the game keys.
              If there are 20 game stores in total and say 10 sell a game that means there is still choice. Choice does not mean all 20 stores must be allowed to sell it. This does not even happen with goods. Certain things are exclusive to Coles, others to Woolworths etc.

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            @Lysander: @lysander - I just realised all EPIC free games deals on OzB are posted by you.

            anyway, thanks for the posts. Getting free games are nice (on any platform) however personally I won't touch or use their launcher - same reasons as @stealhpaw mentioned

            I have almost every game launcher installed and regularly used, except for Epic which won't happen.

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              @dude from moon: Yeah, no problem. Fortunately, we still have the freedom to choose. I totally respect your choice although for various reasons I disagree with what Stealthpaw wrote, partly because of my requirements and partly because of the veracity of the claims.
              Have a lovely weekend.

      • +1 vote

        They given me more free games than Steam ever did /shrug

  • +1 vote

    Epic is… EPIC!

    Wish Steam would do the same.

  • -2 votes

    added to library

    will prob never launch Epic

    STEAM and BLIZZARD are still the best

  • +3 votes

    Steam has 80% off Everything, but Epic is giving it away for free. Noice

    Im beginning to like competition in the store/launcher space.

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      i like what you did there

      oh yeah 80% off everything on STEAM

      insert meme I'm not gonna lie. They had us in the first half

    • +2 votes

      Yes, of course. That is why it says in a big blue box "In 7 days".

      The current free games are here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/483169

      6 Batman games

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        Haha. Every week you deal with the same clueless comments.

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          I know. And if I write it straight in the body of each post every week I have someone complain about that.
          I just cannot make everyone happy I am afraid.

          • +2 votes

            @Lysander: Newbs ask newb questions. Most people don't live and breathe Ozbargain and with so many things to digest each day online people fall into the habit of skimming. Don't take it personally. I'm sure plenty appreciate your posts, including most of the ones you have to gently guide to the big glaring "7 day" sign.

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        man, how much effort does it take to put it in the description (or better yet title)- which i actually read. - (who complained about this? - seems something odd to complain about!)

        bet its a lot less effort, than responding to "clueless comments", "Every week"

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          Are you saying you somehow manage to start reading immediately to the right of the big blue box saying "In 7 days" without noticing it? If that was the case, how can it be that anybody but you is responsible for that?

          If I put it in the title it would get corrected (rightly so) as then it would read:

          BIG BLUE BOX stating "In 7 days" [PC] Free (in 7 days) - Everything and Metro 2033 Redux - Epic Store

          Plus, this is not a new feature and given your registration date you are as far as one can be from being a newbie.

          I think you just skimread and then too quickly asked the question instead of going back and checking why it is not available now. It can happen as we all make mistakes but please do not blame it on others.

          As regards the effort, that is easily solved. It is easy enough to simply ignore those comments and questions as that involves no effort.

  • +5 votes

    have hundreds of paid games on steam, plays maybe 3 of those.
    have claimed every free game on epic store, downloaded/played 0.

    ty for the free stuff tho' <3

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      I’d definitely recommend metro 2033. It might be a bit scary but it’s a great game.

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    A question for the brains trust.. I left the PC Gaming master race some time ago for the PS4 world.
    Will games like this, Batman etc run on a laptop with 1050ti and i5-7300HQ? Or will it be overly disappointing compared to console?

    • +1 vote

      with 1080p it should be fine 1050ti is 3 times better than ur ps4's GPU

      • -2 votes

        ps4 pro is more powerful I believe…
        plus I dunno, the consoles just seem to do it more efficiently for overall experience?

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      should run fine for the first two batman games and the lego games.
      arkham knight you might need to dial down settings from memory, when i used a 1050ti (desktop though).
      no harm in trying haha

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      Who cares? They're free! :D

      Just grab them, if they're no good on your current PC, you might find they run alright on your next one, whenever you might get that.

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      Most games look fine on low settings/lowish resolution, I'd give it a shot.

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    Naming a game Everything is pretty misleading

  • +1 vote

    Competition is a fantastic thing.

  • +6 votes

    I highly recommend everyone to play metro 2033.

  • +1 vote

    I <3 EPIC.

  • -1 vote

    Even The Phantom browned out imagining taking that big bad monster on.

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    "Purchased" Metro: 2033 Redux and the game page shows "Owned", but it is missing from my Library. Anyone else have this problem?

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      No. Go to your account and then to Payment History. I do it via a browser and it shows there.

      Or refresh the library (sign out and sign back in).

  • +1 vote

    Thanks Lysander, I got Everything both.

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    i cant wait for gog galaxy 2.0 to exist so i dont need to install 100s of drm's

  • +1 vote

    Damn. For a moment I thought "everything" was going to be free.

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    Came for the dad jokes about everything being free.

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    I want Everything for free.

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    A few problems:
    Downloaded and played Metro 2033 last night through this link.
    Alt-Tab, Ctrl Alt Delete, Windows key, Volume key binds don’t work.
    No way to adjust the volume unless I actually quit the game.
    My background f.lux orange light filter wasn’t working either in the background; just switched off as the game launched.

    Would this be an Epic Games problem or would I still have these same problems if playing through Steam as well?
    Iv’e got a tonne of games and never had problems like this.

    • +1 vote

      Nothing to do with Epic. Fine here and I haven't seen other reports like yours.

    • +1 vote

      I'm having the volume problem too, but not the others.
      Also, I've got a bunch of other epic games that play without any of these issues.
      So, I'd say its a bug specifically with Metro 2033 from the epic store.

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