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Free Games Are Best Games

Post by Kheron » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:07 pm

Starting this thread off FOR 24 HOURS ONLY:

Total War Saga: TROY!
The newest release in the Total War Saga, free for anyone that notices!
"In this legendary age, heroes walk the earth. In an act that shocks the world, audacious Paris, prince of Troy, elopes with the beautiful queen of Sparta. As they sail away, King Menelaus curses her name. He vows to bring his wife home – whatever the cost!"

Hosted by Epic, apart from their usual weekly game dump.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... dated=true

Which brings us to...

Epic's weekly game dump! This time they open their free-vaults to give us all our very own digi-copies of...

Remnant: From the Ashes:
"The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to retake what was lost."

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... ashes/home

The Alto Collection:
"Across the endless desert and atop an alpine expanse two journeys full of wonder await. Choose your path and set off on a thrilling snowboarding or sandboarding adventure with Alto & friends."

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... ction/home

I considered buying Remnant awhile back so I could have a coop game to play with people but ended up not getting it for whatever reason. I'm looking forward to giving it a try, as well as giving TWS a try (never played any of them, even though I got another one for free on Steam awhile back!) I might be down to try out Remnant with others on here sometime if it turns out to be a good game!

Are any of you excited about these games? Remember, TWS is only free for 24 hours. However, the other two games should be a part of Epic's weekly dump and will remain available until next THURSDAY. No real reason to wait that long to claim them, but you have time!

I plan on updating this with new games occasionally. I'll probably skip over little indie games you could get for like $1 or some shit that clutters places like Indiegala, but I'll definitely be dropping the Epic stuff long as I remember/care to, and any "bigger" games that drop on GoG, Steam, etc.

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Post by Helladamnleet » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:15 pm

Got the Alto collection. Looks fun
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Post by Kheron » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:59 am

Not much happened between last week's EGS Dump and this week's, so we're back with the ever reliable weekly dump.

This week Epic is offering us two games:

Enter the Gungeon
"Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past."

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... dated=true

God's Trigger
"Slay enemies with speed and precision in an over-the-top show of blood and explosions. Play solo or with others, make split-second decisions, dodge bullets, and use weapons and abilities to inflict violence in the most graphic way possible."

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... dated=true

I might start dropping the tags and stuff that define the games, too, when I update with new ones. I'm kinda lazy tho.

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Post by Das Troll » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:47 am

I kickstarted this game a while ago and none of my friends who play DnD are interested in getting it. I had 3 keys and gave away one already taking one for myself. Anyone want the last key? You just load it through steams 3rd party software tab.


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Post by Helladamnleet » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Holy SHIT that is the EXACT game I have been looking for for like 16 years now.


DND has always interested me, and I've played at like Marscon, but suck at planning things like that.

Imma look more into it
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Post by Das Troll » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:49 pm

Helladamnleet wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Holy SHIT that is the EXACT game I have been looking for for like 16 years now.


DND has always interested me, and I've played at like Marscon, but suck at planning things like that.

Imma look more into it
Soooo, do you want the key? It's not really a game, its more like a virtual game table. There are other virtual table top systems but not nearly as good as this one in my opinion.

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Post by Helladamnleet » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:15 am

Yeah, after reading the FAQ and such I think once it's a full game it'll be amazing.
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Post by Kheron » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:09 am

Finally, the stream of free games outside of Epic continues! There were a lot at the start of the pandemic and then they all died down.

Here is Serious Sam on GoG. I'd say/link more but my internet is being shite and isn't loading much.

So here's the giveaway link, Serious Sam itself should be somewhere on that page.

https://www.gog.com/#giveaway

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Post by Das Troll » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:45 am

Old GoG games have DRM free settings. Like if you enjoyed the old TSR dungeons and dragons games you can just give your account settings to a friend and have him download your entire library. I don't know if that still works for everything though, I don't go on GoG much anymore after they basically turned into steam.

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Post by Helladamnleet » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:50 pm

Fucking lit.


Kinda want to go online like old times.
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Post by Kheron » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:47 pm

Free on Steam until the 27th is:

Magrunner: Dark Pulse!

"When technology meets Cthulhu!

Magrunner: Dark Pulse is an action-puzzle game in which technology confronts the Cthulhu Mythos, as imagined by author, H. P. Lovecraft.

You are Dax, one of seven Magrunners selected among the elite to participate in MagTech Corporation's space training program. But, what should be the chance of a lifetime quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

Equipped with your Magtech glove, you must harness the ability to magnetically polarize and manipulate objects in the environment to survive and surpass challenging puzzles. Your reflexes and ingenuity will be pushed to their limits as you make your way through 40+ immense and dangerous levels, including high-tech training rooms and the endless chasms of the lost cosmos, on a path to confront the horrendous creatures of Cthulhu!"


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Post by Kheron » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:46 am

This Thursday brings us to the weekly game dump by Epic! This time they are offering us two games again:

Hitman 2016
Experiment and have fun in the ultimate playground as Agent 47 to become the master assassin. Travel around the globe to exotic locations and eliminate your targets with everything from a katana or a sniper rifle to an exploding golf ball.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... dated=true

Shadowrun Collection
Shadowrun Collection includes Shadowrun Returns (Base Game), Shadowrun Dragonfall - Director Cut (Base Game) and Shadowrun Hong Kong - Extended Edition (Base Game)

The unique cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun has gained a huge cult following since its creation nearly 25 years ago. Creator Jordan Weisman returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG. In the urban sprawl of the Seattle metroplex, the search for a mysterious killer sets you on a trail that leads from the darkest slums to the city’s most powerful megacorps.
You will need to tread carefully, enlist the aid of other runners, and master powerful forces of technology and magic in order to emerge from the shadows of Seattle unscathed.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/b ... collection

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Post by Kheron » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:17 am

Grab it fast, only ~3 hours left in a 24 hour giveaway I just found!

Destiny or Fate on Steam

Destiny or Fate is a deck-building roguelite game. Choose a hero, build a deck and a party of mythical creatures, and set out on an endless adventure! Are you ready to make your own destiny, or will you succumb to an evil fate?


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Post by Helladamnleet » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:11 pm

Somehow I missed it?
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Post by Kheron » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:25 pm

Tom Clancy's The Division is available on Uplay.

https://register.ubisoft.com/the-divisi ... maXFRk39rM

Farcry 3 is also apparently available in their Chinese store without requiring a VPN or anything

https://store.ubi.com/cn/game?pid=56c49 ... rce=detail

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Post by Helladamnleet » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:17 pm

Kheron wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Tom Clancy's The Division is available on Uplay.

https://register.ubisoft.com/the-divisi ... maXFRk39rM

Farcry 3 is also apparently available in their Chinese store without requiring a VPN or anything

https://store.ubi.com/cn/game?pid=56c49 ... rce=detail
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. I've wanted Farcry 3 since launch.


Farcry link doesn't work for me. It asks for a CD key.


Disregard, you have to claim it via mobile for it to bypass that check.
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Post by Kheron » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:31 am

This Thursday's free game from Epic is:

Into The Breach
Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL.


https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... dated=true

Apparently this is a rerun of a previously free game, because I somehow own it already??? Anyway, enjoy, those of you who don't have it yet.

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Post by Kheron » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:09 am

Not a game, but software on Steam

Until tomorrow, claim GameGuru for free!


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Post by Helladamnleet » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:18 am

Oh shit, so it's like RPG Maker? I'm downloading it, so I'll find out.
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Post by Helladamnleet » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:52 am

So it's actually pretty cool. It's more like HL2 Maker. At first I thought it was dumb, but I tried it for a while and could see some really cool indy things happening with it once it gets better.
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Post by Kheron » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:03 pm

Nice, I claimed a copy but will probably never use it. I just... must... collect...

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Post by Helladamnleet » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:52 pm

I tend not to clutter my library with games I won't play
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Post by Helladamnleet » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:27 am

Also, I'm sad that /r/100percentdiscount hasn't had a new post in a month :(
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Post by Kheron » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:23 am

Oh, the dude that started that sub found /r/freegamefindings and apparently they're bigger and more active, so that's what I've been going to. Didn't think to let everyone here know lol

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Post by Helladamnleet » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:37 pm

Ah, gotcha. /r/100percentdiscount seems more suited for, like, items anyway.


Side note: I think this will be the first thread to reach 2 pages.
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Post by Kheron » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:20 pm

This week Epic brings us two more games.


Railway Empire:
In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, factories and attractions to keep your network ahead of the competition.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... mpire/home

And -
Where The Water Tastes Like Wine:
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Players wander across a folkloric Depression era United States at their own pace, meeting strangers with their own stories to tell.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... -wine/home

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Post by Helladamnleet » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:22 am

Sweet, snagged them both.
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Post by fuckreddit » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:53 am

I don't think so. Free to play games are the best games.

Think of TF2. It's completely free, so anyone can try it without spending a dime. But, if you want the full experience, you pay. If the whole game is free, there will be less budget and less updates (yeah TF2 isn't updated but still) and less content.

If it costs money the whole way round, then less people will play it, and the company has to really nail said game

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Post by Das Troll » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:35 pm

Well I mean if you REALLY want free games just jump on the torrents. GoG is DRM free so you don't even get hindered by a cracked game.

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Post by Helladamnleet » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:04 pm

^ That's what I do with my Switch
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