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  • wow this is so solid. too bad ive already bought and played hitman from humble bundle

  • First hitman is good but hitman 2 has way cooler maps.

  • My epic library is now getting pretty serious thanks to these freebies!

    • It's almost similar if not bigger than xbox game pass for me. I only missed the very early few. Today one of the two giveaways was a rotation/repetition as epic has given it away for free before.

      • Yeah I missed GTA and everything before that but since then I’ve snagged them all. My steam library is full of a lot of junk but most of these epic deals have been pretty good games. Probably will still only play one or two of them though!

        • GTA was fairly recent. This is the second year they have been giving away free games. I've been at it since Feb-2019 and I missed a few early ones. They have given some away some really "epic" freebies before GTA, though GTA got them the most marketing. They gave away Batman Arkham Trilogy, Lego Batman Trilogy, Metro 2033 Redux, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Watch Dogs, etc. to name a few.

    • Haven’t got the chance to install Epic launcher yet, but I’m happy to see my Epic library becomes bigger and bigger everyday!

      I think there’s a good chance that many of the ozbargainers have almost exactly the same library, which must be quite unique in the Epic user base I reckon.

  • Great games

  • Bugger I thought it was for the Hitman Collection….oh well its free I guess.

  • Nice, I have the prologue on Steam but this looks like the complete Season One (Quoted from Epic below):

    Featuring all of the Season One locations and episodes from the Prologue, Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado, and Hokkaido. As Agent 47, you will perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in an intense spy-thriller story across a world of assassination.

  • I really enjoyed the Shadowrun games, a great freebie as far as I'm concerned.

  • Shadowrun games are pretty good, awesome for free. Haven't played hong kong yet.

  • Havent used steam in a long time, and removed it from startup.
    Origin launcher, cant even remember their last freebie.

    Epic launcher? Gets used every Friday.

    • I stopped using steam a long time ago. Publishers on steam price gouge and rip off Australians in particular. A lot of the time it's cheaper if I swap regions and buy in another currency or even $USD, but even now Steam is going to block that from being possible.

      The main marketed selling point of digital distribution when it first came out was that it is cheaper since there's next to 0 overhead vs bricks and mortar store, but we're frequently seeing physical copies being sold for cheaper than online.

      • Steam gouges the developers and consumers, publishers aren't given much control of the prices. Steam makes them decide. That's the price of the platform.

        Epic makes $300 million a month from fortnite alone, and google and apple were making 30% of the money they were making through the apps, for having them on the app store.
        https://www.businessofapps.com/data/fortnite-statistics/

        It's great that epic is using that money to give away games, and developers are getting money from their promotion. They also promote unreal engine, and learning how to make games and get involved. I hope steam learns from this and also can promote free games and support developers with the massive wealth they generate monthly, but by then, Epic would have given away all the best games.

        • What do you mean by Steam makes the publishers decide on what price they charge? All they do is take a 30% cut. Publishers decide the ultimate price?

        • Steam gouges the developers and consumers, publishers aren't given much control of the prices. Steam makes them decide. That's the price of the platform.

          Publishers have 100% control of the price they choose to set it at, and steam takes a cut. It's 100% the publisher's problem to deal with if they choose to agree to distribute through steam. Steam doesn't make them decide what price to set it at.

          • @Blitzfx: I stand corrected. I was thinking in terms of the price point that games are set. Steam helps them decide that price point based on sales and revenue both parties are expected to get. An indie game vs a AAA game for example. This is why steam always has those price patterns for new release, on sale and after 6 months.

            How they set region pricing is beyond me. I'm in Japan, and the price for a Japanese game on steam (i.e. monster hunter) vs the price in AU is much more expensive.

        • I hope steam learns from this and also can promote free games and support developers with the massive wealth they generate monthly, but by then, Epic would have given away all the best games.

          Steam has launched plenty of initiatives to help developers and modders, and has unified a lot of the PC gaming community around a central platform.

          Steam is actually a good platform that has money invested into it. Yes, Epic is giving away free games, but their launcher is trash - just like Origin and everyone else wanting a piece of the pie.

          They're not trying to win you over to the Epic Launcher by being better than the competition - all they are doing is throwing their massive $$$ around to undercut the competition.

          • @ILikeBargenz: I have to say you are right about this too. the greenlight initiative helped a lot of people get their games on steam.
            It's probably far less than I imagine for people complaining about the price steam charges to put the game on their platform. I think consoles do this too. You have to spend money to make money.
            And steam is catching up, they are giving away free games from time to time. A large percentage of the games now I have are all free. Look at the consumer I have become…

        • No they don't and they never have.
          Literally entirely up to the publisher as to what the price of the game is.

      • They are not ripping off Australian, they do favour to those who struggle in terms of power of purchase. If you swap regions, of course you'll find lower prices. Lol.

    • Steam was for the last generation. Epic is targeting the next generation.

    • Steam can't die soon enough. The store is a mess and all the features are half baked.

  • Sorry Epic, Steam gave away Hitman first ;)

    Got Hitman for free previously through Steam via this getaround- https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/530519

    • Sorry foobat but that's incorrect. Steam did NOT give away HITMAN.
      You exploited a loophole or flaw.
      You even acknowledge that by saying it is a getaround.
      What Epic does are true, easy giveaways. No loophole exploitation required.

      • I didn't do this workaround hoping Epic would give it away.

      • Totally agree with you Lysander. Just mentioning that there was a Hitman freebie previously, wouldn't be the first time a loophole was exploited by the public.

        As much as I love that Epic is giving away free games, Steam is still miles ahead of Epic in terms of UI though.

        BTW - Thanks for posting heaps of game deals on OzBargain - love your work!

  • The entire shadowrun series is amazing - I paid full price for it.

  • i have question.

    why Epic games give us free game?

    GTA, Hitman, Witcher.. etc.

    They won't do business at the expense

  • This is my library so far, thanks OzBargain.

    DATE DESCRIPTION PRICE STATUS
    8/21/2020 God's Trigger $0.00 Purchased
    8/20/2020 3 Out of 10 Episode 2 Foundation 101 $0.00 Purchased
    8/14/2020 The Alto Collection $0.00 Purchased
    8/14/2020 Remnant: From the Ashes $0.00 Purchased
    8/14/2020 A Total War Saga: TROY $0.00 Purchased
    8/7/2020 Wilmot's Warehouse $0.00 Purchased
    8/7/2020 3 Out of 10 Ep 1 Welcome to Shovelworks $0.00 Purchased
    7/31/2020 Barony $0.00 Purchased
    7/31/2020 20XX $0.00 Purchased
    7/31/2020 Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP $0.00 Purchased
    7/24/2020 Next Up Hero $0.00 Purchased
    7/24/2020 Tacoma $0.00 Purchased
    7/17/2020 Torchlight II $0.00 Purchased
    7/13/2020 The Escapists 2 $0.00 Purchased
    7/13/2020 Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition $0.00 Purchased
    7/13/2020 Killing Floor 2 $0.00 Purchased
    7/8/2020 Delores: A Thimbleweed Park mini-adventure $0.00 Purchased
    7/3/2020 Trackmania $0.00 Purchased
    7/3/2020 Hue $0.00 Purchased
    6/27/2020 AER Memories of Old $0.00 Purchased
    6/27/2020 Stranger Things 3: The Game $0.00 Purchased
    6/25/2020 Pathway $0.00 Purchased
    6/12/2020 SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION $0.00 Purchased
    6/12/2020 ARK: Survival Evolved $0.00 Purchased
    6/5/2020 Overcooked $0.00 Purchased
    5/29/2020 Ultra HD Texture Pack $0.00 Purchased
    5/29/2020 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection $0.00 Purchased
    5/29/2020 Sludge Life $0.00 Purchased
    5/22/2020 Sid Meier's Civilization VI $0.00 Purchased
    5/15/2020 Grand Theft Auto V $0.00 Purchased
    5/8/2020 Death Coming $0.00 Purchased
    5/6/2020 Modern City Downtown with Interiors Megapack (Urban Building / Buildings) $0.00 Purchased
    5/4/2020 Crashlands $0.00 Purchased
    5/1/2020 Amnesia: The Dark Descent $0.00 Purchased
    4/29/2020 SMITE Epic Starter Bundle $0.00 Purchased
    4/24/2020 For The King $0.00 Purchased
    4/17/2020 Wheels of Aurelia $0.00 Purchased
    4/17/2020 Just Cause 4 $0.00 Purchased
    4/10/2020 Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments $0.00 Purchased
    4/10/2020 Close to the Sun $0.00 Purchased
    4/4/2020 Hob $0.00 Purchased
    4/4/2020 Gone Home $0.00 Purchased
    4/4/2020 BUG DLC $0.00 Purchased
    4/2/2020 Totally Reliable Delivery Service $0.00 Purchased
    3/28/2020 Drawful 2 $0.00 Purchased
    3/27/2020 Tormentor X Punisher $0.00 Purchased
    3/27/2020 Figment $0.00 Purchased
    3/27/2020 World War Z $0.00 Purchased
    3/26/2020 Epic Free Bundle $0.00 Purchased
    3/21/2020 Watch Dogs Standard Edition $0.00 Purchased
    3/21/2020 The Stanley Parable $0.00 Purchased
    3/16/2020 Mutazione $0.00 Purchased
    3/16/2020 A Short Hike $0.00 Purchased
    3/16/2020 Anodyne 2: Return To Dust $0.00 Purchased
    3/6/2020 GoNNER $0.00 Purchased
    3/6/2020 Offworld Trading Company $0.00 Purchased
    3/3/2020 InnerSpace $0.00 Purchased
    2/21/2020 Assassins Creed Syndicate Standard Edition $0.00 Purchased
    2/21/2020 Faeria $0.00 Purchased
    2/14/2020 Aztez $0.00 Purchased
    2/14/2020 Kingdom Come: Deliverance $0.00 Purchased
    2/7/2020 Ticket to Ride $0.00 Purchased
    2/7/2020 Carcassonne $0.00 Purchased
    2/2/2020 Farming Simulator 19 $0.00 Purchased
    1/24/2020 Diesel Brothers Truck Building Simulator Editor $0.00 Purchased
    1/24/2020 Atlas Mod Kit $0.00 Purchased
    1/24/2020 Magic: The Gathering Arena $0.00 Purchased
    1/24/2020 The Bridge $0.00 Purchased
    1/17/2020 Horace $0.00 Purchased
    1/10/2020 Sundered Eldritch Edition $0.00 Purchased
    1/7/2020 Dauntless $0.00 Purchased
    1/7/2020 The Cycle Early Access $0.00 Purchased
    1/2/2020 Steep $0.00 Purchased
    1/2/2020 Darksiders Warmastered Edition $0.00 Purchased
    1/1/2020 Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair $0.00 Purchased
    12/31/2019 Hello Neighbor $0.00 Purchased
    12/30/2019 The Talos Principle $0.00 Purchased
    12/29/2019 Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun $0.00 Purchased
    12/28/2019 Hyper Light Drifter $0.00 Purchased
    12/27/2019 Faster Than Light $0.00 Purchased
    12/26/2019 Totally Accurate Battle Simulator $0.00 Purchased
    12/25/2019 Celeste $0.00 Purchased
    12/24/2019 Ape Out $0.00 Purchased
    12/23/2019 Little Inferno $0.00 Purchased
    12/21/2019 Towerfall Ascension $0.00 Purchased
    12/20/2019 Into The Breach $0.00 Purchased
    12/16/2019 The Escapists $0.00 Purchased
    12/16/2019 The Wolf Among Us $0.00 Purchased
    12/9/2019 Jotun Valhalla Edition $0.00 Purchased
    12/3/2019 Rayman Legends $0.00 Purchased
    11/12/2019 RUINER $0.00 Purchased
    11/12/2019 Nuclear Throne $0.00 Purchased
    11/1/2019 SOMA $0.00 Purchased
    11/1/2019 Costume Quest $0.00 Purchased
    10/18/2019 >observer_ $0.00 Purchased
    10/18/2019 Alan Wake's American Nightmare $0.00 Purchased
    10/14/2019 Surviving Mars $0.00 Purchased
    9/20/2019 Batman Arkham - Trilogy $0.00 Purchased
    8/9/2019 GNOG $0.00 Purchased
    6/14/2019 Enter the Gungeon $0.00 Purchased
    6/7/2019 Kingdom New Lands $0.00 Purchased
    5/22/2019 Stories Untold $0.00 Purchased
    4/27/2019 Transistor $0.00 Purchased
    4/5/2019 The Witness $0.00 Purchased
    3/22/2019 Oxenfree General Audience $0.00 Purchased
    2/23/2019 Thimbleweed Park $0.00 Purchased
    2/8/2019 Axiom Verge $0.00 Purchased
    1/11/2019 What Remains of Edith Finch $0.00 Purchased
    1/3/2019 Super Meat Boy $0.00 Purchased
    12/16/2018 Subnautica $0.00 Purchased
    4/4/2018 Unreal Engine $0.00 Purchased

  • Man.. Epic needs to save their money somewhat.. considering their war against Apple (and possibly Google). lol

    But I'm not complaining about free games.. Thanks OP

    • I'm wondering if they don't have a deal to only pay if people actually load the game and play more than an hour…. That would make these giveaways pretty cheap comparatively :o

    • Epic can't win. Nearly 9/10 American teenagers own an iPhone and Apple owns iPhone. Epic needs Fortnite on iOS a lot more than Apple does. The next Fortnite will gladly give apple 30% in exchange for the hundreds of millions that will make up the other 70%. Epic doesn't win anything by letting someone else fill their niche on the App Store.

  • It's weird that Epic only has H1 & H3, but not H2.
    It is better to play H1 in H2 as legacy expansions, or maybe even wait for H3 to have the full series in a single client.

  • I remember playing the original Shadowrun from 2007 on the 360 and later released as a Games for Womdpws title in 2008. Shadowrun was a multiplayer first-person shooter without any single player campaign. Much the same as Quake III Arena was back in 1993. So probably why not inclided. Still looking forward to this collection.

    Loving all the free Epic Games. A few repeats but overall a new game or two every week is cool.

    Epic Free Game Giveaways 137
    >observer_ God's Trigger Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
    20XX Gone Home Shadowrun Collection (Returns, Dragonfall & Hong Kong)
    3 out of 10, EP 1: "Welcome To Shovelworks" GNOG Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
    3 out of 10, EP 2: "Foundation 101" Gonner Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI
    3 out of 10, EP 3: "Pivot like a champion" Grand Theft Auto V Slime Rancher
    3 out of 10, EP 4: "Thank you for being an asset to the company" Hitman Sludge Life
    3 out of 10, EP 5: "The rig is up!" Hob SOMA
    A short hike Horace Steep
    ABZU Hello Neighbor Stories Untold
    AER: Memories of Old Hue Stranger Things 3: The Game
    Alan Wake Hyper Light Drifter Subnautica
    Alan Wake's American Nightmare Inner Space Sundered: Eldritch Edition
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent Inside Super Meat Boy
    Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Into The Breach Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
    Ape Out Jotun: Valhalla Edition SUPERHOT
    ARK: Survival Evolved Just Cause 4 Surviving Mars
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate Kingdom Come: Deliverance Tacoma
    Axiom Verge Kingdom New Lands The Alto Collection (Alto's Odyssey / Alto's Adventure)
    Aztez Killing Floor 2 The Bridge
    Bad North: Jotunn Edition Last Day Of June The End Is Nigh
    Barony Layers Of Fear The Escapist
    Batman Arkham Asylum LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame The Escapist 2
    Batman Arkham City LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes The Jackbox Party Pack
    Batman Arkham Knight LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham The Messenger
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (2 and The Pre-Sequel) Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition The Stanley Parable
    Carcassonne Limbo The Talos Principle
    Celeste Little Inferno The Witness
    City Of Brass Metro 2033 Redux The Wolf Among Us
    Close To The Sun Mint Thimbleweed Park
    Conarium Moonlighter This War Of Mine
    Costume Quest Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Ticket To Ride
    Crashlands Mutazone Torchlight
    Darksiders Warmastered Edition Next Up Hero Torchlight II
    Darksiders II DeathInitive Edition Nuclear Throne Tormentor x Punisher
    Death Coming Offworld Trading Company Totally Accurate Battle Simulator + BUG DLC
    Drawful 2 Overcooked Totally Reliable Delivery Service
    Enter The Gungeon Oxenfree Towerfall Ascention
    Everything Pathway Transistor
    Faeria Q.U.B.E. 2 Watch Dogs
    Farming Simulator 19 Rayman Legends What Remains Of Edith Finch
    Fez Rebel Galaxy Wheels of Aurelia
    Figment Rime Wilmot's Warehouse
    For Honor Remnant: From the Ashes World Of Goo
    For The King RUINER World War Z
    For Honor Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
    FTL: Faster Than Light Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Makes sense given hitman is going epic exclusive soon.

    • exclusivity hurts consumers.

      • Not if they are free mate lol.

        • Hitman 3 will only be available on the epic store. Consumers loose when there is only one place to buy a product.

      • Why did that big beardy guy make Half Life exclusive to Steam then. And it's not because he was too heavy to bend down to pick up a CD.

        • The same reason Fortnite wasn't added to Steam and was exclusive to Epic — they developed and published the game. Steam doesn't bribe publishers to remove their games from other stores. Try again.

          • @daitro: Steam is pretty silly then, to not secure more exclusives for their own store. Steam is silly in a lots of ways. Steam was earning 30% of every online sale for decades, was the most profitable company per employee in America. But they couldn't make a good social system, Discord did it better for free and is now the gaming social standard. I don't see why we even need Steam anymore and I don't see Gabe tolerating the inevitable decline in profits and marketshare. Valve is too top-heavy to exist in the real world. Valve is like Blockbuster when Blockbuster turned down the cheap offer to buy Netflix, because Blockbuster thought they would be on top of the world forever. However, previous returns are not an indicator of future performance.

  • The Shadowrun games are great, worth the time.

  • Got it, "Thank you for buying", thanks mate!

  • Hopefully everyone can snag some Shadowrun gameplay before Cyberpunk. Similar Cyberpunk themes (with added fantasy elements). Top-down RPG - it's an awesome staple of RPG gaming.

  • just got a dell G5 for video editing, looks like a might get my game on now too!

  • Can someone tell me why this is available on Mac from Steam but Epic only have the PC version?

    • You mean Windows? As an Apple computer is also a PC (Personal Computer).

      • Sorry, yes Windows. Why does Epic only offer the games on a Windows platform? I know they have in the past also offered the Mac version - but this is only about 10% of the time (or so it seems)

        • Have you tried it on an Apple PC?
          Sometimes it is licensing issues - SimCity 4 and Borderlands have different distributors for Windows and Apple - they can only advertise with what they have the license for. But if it is a Steam key, then you can activate in Steam and download any version even if it only states one of them.
          Maybe Epic only acquired the rights to give the Windows version away as freebie.

  • Thanks for posting OP!

  • This post needs editing, current freebies have expired and the other 2 are live now.