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Free Epic Games Store games: this week's giveaways revealed

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Ready for this week's free Epic Games Store games? It's looking likely that we're all going to be locked in for at least a short period of time while the sensible COVID-19 coronavirus health protection measures kick in, so what better time for some gaming escapism?

We may all wish we could run riot around our home towns right now, but while we're confined indoors, why not let off some steam in a digital world instead? Ubisoft's Watch Dogs mixes the go-anywhere, do-anything attitude of the Grand Theft Auto series with some cyber-security bothering hacking mechanics, letting you take control of the streets and the infrastructure supporting it. It's free on the Epic Games Store this week.

Grab it here this week, and check out the trailer below:

More free games

Looking for something a little less bombastic? Narrative-driven exploration game The Stanley Parable is also free this week. It's a great game, and the less you know about it going in the better its surprises will be. Just be aware that if you're feeling a bit trapped at the moment, you might want to save this one away for happier times.

Epic Games Store is continuing to offer free games every week for the forseeable future as part of its commitment to winning over gamers. It's aiming to establish itself as a serious game distribution force, duking it out against the long-standing king of PC gaming, Valve's Steam platform.

While Epic has courted some controversy through its aggressive approach to securing PC gaming exclusives for its platform, it's hard to argue against its continued distribution of top-notch free games.

Next week's games

Can't wait to get your hands on some more games without spending a penny? Epic is already teasing what it's got coming up next on its game store, and it's another cracking week

From March 26, the Epic Games Store will be offering up the fairytale-like action- adventure Figment, and wild one hit, one death shooter Tormentor X Punisher.

Previous free games

Want to see what you've missed so far? Check below for the historic list of freebies that the Epic Games Store has offered up to its customers so far:

  • A Short Hike (March 13-19, 2020)
  • Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (March 13-19, 2020)
  • Mutazione (March 13-19, 2020)
  • GoNNER (March 5-12, 2020)
  • Offworld Trading Company (March 5-12, 2020)
  • Inner Space (February 27-March 5, 2020)
  • Faeria (February 20-27, 2020)
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (February 20-27, 2020)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (February 13-20, 2020)
  • Aztez (February 13-20, 2020)
  • Carcassonne (February 6-13, 2020)
  • Ticket to Ride (February 6-13, 2020)
  • Pandemic* (February 6-13, 2020)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (January 30-February 6, 2020)
  • The Bridge (January 23-30, 2020)
  • Horace (January 16-23, 2020)
  • Sundered Eldritch Edition (January 9-16, 2020)
  • Steep, Darksiders I Warmastered Edition, and Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (January 1-9, 2020)
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (December 31, 2019-January 1, 2020)
  • Hello Neighbor (December 30-31, 2019)
  • The Talos Principle (December 29-30, 2019)
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (December 29-29, 2019)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (December 27-28, 2019)
  • Faster Than Light (December 26-27, 2019)
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (December 25-26, 2019)
  • Celeste (December 24-25, 2019)
  • Ape Out (December 23-24, 2019)
  • Little Inferno (December 22-23, 2019)
  • Superhot (December 21-22, 2019)
  • TowerFall Ascension (December 20-21, 2019)
  • Into The Breach (December 19-20, 2019)
  • The Escapists and The Wolf Among Us (December 12-19, 2019)
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition (December 6-12, 2019)
  • Rayman Legends (November 29-December 6, 2019)
  • Bad North (November 21-29, 2019)
  • The Messenger (November 14-21, 2019)
  • Nuclear Throne and Ruiner (November 7-14, 2019)
  • SOMA and Costume Quest (October 31-November 7, 2019)
  • Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 (October 24-31, 2019)
  • Observer and Alan Wake's American Nightmare (October 17-24, 2019)
  • Surviving Mars and DLCs (Space Race and Resupply Pack) (October 10-17, 2019)
  • Minit (October 3-10, 2019)
  • Everything and Metro 2033: Redux (September 26-October 3, 2019)
  • Batman Arkham Collection (three games) and Lego Batman Trilogy (September 19-26, 2019)
  • Conarium (September 12-19, 2019)
  • The End is Nigh and Abzu (September 5-12, 2019)
  • Celeste and Inside (August 29-September 5, 2019)
  • Fez (August 22-29, 2019)
  • Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (August 15-22, 2019)
  • GNOG (August 8-15, 2019)
  • For Honor and Alan Wake (August 2-9, 2019)
  • Moonlighter and This War of Mine (July 25-August 2, 2019)
  • LIMBO (July 17-25, 2019)
  • Torchlight (July 11-18, 2019)
  • Overcooked! (July 4-11, 2019)
  • Last Day of June (June 27-July 4, 2019)
  • Rebel Galaxy (June 20-27, 2019)
  • Enter The Gungeon (June 13-20, 2019)
  • Kingdom: New Lands (June 6-13, 2019)
  • City of Brass (May 30-June 6, 2019)
  • RiME (May 23-30, 2019)
  • Stories Untold (May 16-30, 2019)
  • World of Goo (May 2-16, 2019)
  • Transistor (April 18-May 2, 2019)
  • The Witness (April 4-18, 2019)
  • Oxenfree (March 21-April 4, 2019)
  • Slime Rancher (March 7-21, 2019)
  • Thimbleweed Park (February 21-March 7, 2019)
  • Axiom Verge (February 7-21, 2019)
  • Jackbox Party Pack (January 24-February 7, 2019)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (January 11-24, 2019)
  • Super Meat Boy (December 28, 2018-January 10, 2019)
  • Subnautica (December 12-27, 2018)