Do you ever miss epic games freebies? Do you care?

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I am a huge fan of free games, heck my library is in the hundreds now from all of the free games I have gotten, but it drives me crazy when I miss a deal

I actually made an app for android to remind me to get my deals, and the free deals on other stores as well. I found other apps, but none of them were accurate, or if they were they were absolutely riddled with ads. Now I can be my friend that lets everyone else know when there is a free game :laughing:
 
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Epic's flat refusal to support Linux in any way, along with their generally scummy business practices, has caused me to effectively swear them off completely. Not having a client — even a rudimentary one, as long as it functions properly — for the desktop sector that stands to gain the most in the next few years is simply asinine.
 
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I miss the free games as often as I remember to get them. It's just not that important to me. The overwhelming number of games that they've given out are not games that I would ever be interested in playing.
Of those games I have grabbed there for free, I have only played one of them, Subnautica.

I do grab the games for my kids with their account mostly.
 
Epic … Not having a client

Epic has a client, my experience with it is that it's better than Ubi's and similar to EA's the last time I used that last year. Not Steam class of course, but okay in the 'others' category.

I missed some when Epic started the freebies, but have probably got most of those in the meantime since Epic do have repeats every so often.

I have it weekly recurring in my pop-up reminder app, so easy to manage.

Free Epic Games I played but didn't stick with:
A Plague Tale Innocence
A Total War Saga: Troy
Alan Wake
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Alien: Isolation
Ark: Survival Evolved
Chess Ultra
Chivalry 2
Control
Death Stranding
Dying Light Enhanced Edition
Europa Universalis IV
Frostpunk
Galactic Civilizations III
Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
Hello Neighbor
Hitman
Into The Breach
Just Cause 4 Standard Edition
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
My Time At Portia
PC Building Simulator
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition
Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun
Subnautica
The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition
The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
The Witness
Thehunter: Call Of The Wild
Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep: A Wonderla...
Tropico 5
Untitled Goose Game

Free Epic Games I played:
Cities: Skylines
Civilization VI
Gone Home
Infinifactory
Ken Follett's The Pillars Of The Earth
The Stanley Parable
The Talos Principle
Ticket To Ride
World Of Goo

On future try/play list:
Farming Simulator 22
Gloomhaven
Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak
Human Resource Machine
Metro 2033 Redux
Metro Exodus - Gold Edition
Metro Last Light Redux
Orcs Must Die! 3
Prey
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments
Terraforming Mars
Watch Dogs 2 Standard Edition
Watch Dogs Standard Edition
What Remains Of Edith Finch
 
I miss the free games as often as I remember to get them. It's just not that important to me. The overwhelming number of games that they've given out are not games that I would ever be interested in playing.

I put a few hundred hours into Kingdom Come: Deliverance from Epic, which actually got me to spend money on Epic for the first and only time for the DLC. Actually, that's a lie. I needed Old World when it was first exclusive to Epic, so I bought that and played it for a couple hours then haven't been back...oops.

I've got several others from Epic too which I'm eager to try, such as Frostpunk and as of yesterday, Midnight Suns.

Some stuff is a little fussy to get working on Steam Deck (such as Dragon Age: Inquisition), but so far I've been able to play almost everything I wanted.
 
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Epic's flat refusal to support Linux in any way, along with their generally scummy business practices, has caused me to effectively swear them off completely. Not having a client — even a rudimentary one, as long as it functions properly — for the desktop sector that stands to gain the most in the next few years is simply asinine.
Have you tried heroic launcher? That works pretty well. I was able to play a decent chunk of epic games on the steam deck with it and had a blast!
 
i claim the games, but i have yet to play them, it sort of goes forgotten as i try nad blast through my steam collection. Still, grateful for the free game as a few few of them i want. Midnight suns is a pleasant prize, its been on my wish list and i was going to buy the complete edition when the time comes. Now i just need to buy the DLC and be done with it.
 
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Epic has a client, my experience with it is that it's better than Ubi's and similar to EA's the last time I used that last year. Not Steam class of course, but okay in the 'others' category.

I missed some when Epic started the freebies, but have probably got most of those in the meantime since Epic do have repeats every so often.

I have it weekly recurring in my pop-up reminder app, so easy to manage.

Free Epic Games I played but didn't stick with:
A Plague Tale Innocence
A Total War Saga: Troy
Alan Wake
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Alien: Isolation
Ark: Survival Evolved
Chess Ultra
Chivalry 2
Control
Death Stranding
Dying Light Enhanced Edition
Europa Universalis IV
Frostpunk
Galactic Civilizations III
Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
Hello Neighbor
Hitman
Into The Breach
Just Cause 4 Standard Edition
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
My Time At Portia
PC Building Simulator
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition
Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun
Subnautica
The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition
The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
The Witness
Thehunter: Call Of The Wild
Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep: A Wonderla...
Tropico 5
Untitled Goose Game

Free Epic Games I played:
Cities: Skylines
Civilization VI
Gone Home
Infinifactory
Ken Follett's The Pillars Of The Earth
The Stanley Parable
The Talos Principle
Ticket To Ride
World Of Goo

On future try/play list:
Farming Simulator 22
Gloomhaven
Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak
Human Resource Machine
Metro 2033 Redux
Metro Exodus - Gold Edition
Metro Last Light Redux
Orcs Must Die! 3
Prey
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments
Terraforming Mars
Watch Dogs 2 Standard Edition
Watch Dogs Standard Edition
What Remains Of Edith Finch
There are some bangers in there. Funnily enough some of my favorite games are the ones in your not finish list (control, and a plauge tale, hitman)
Also your in for a treat with the metro games, and what remains of edith fitch, I loved that game! I loved those (though some of it might just be nostalgia), I tried to play 2033 again and it was a bit rough haha.
 
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i claim the games, but i have yet to play them, it sort of goes forgotten as i try nad blast through my steam collection. Still, grateful for the free game as a few few of them i want. Midnight suns is a pleasant prize, its been on my wish list and i was going to buy the complete edition when the time comes. Now i just need to buy the DLC and be done with it.
Yeah that was definitly a nice one. Another sweet game they had in the past was the new guardians game (new to me). I had a blast playing it, no fluff just a nice short well written game. If you happened to have claimed that one in the past I would definitely recommend it!
 
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Rarely collect them and im fairly updated on the games being given away. I just wont play them ever because its on a launcher i dont like, already have the game, not interested in the game at all and just already having everything i play on steam or something.

Im glad that EPIC does this though. My sons collection is full of so many games i played a long time ago that he hasnt that he has an opportunity to if he chooses.
 
I have a massive library and most of the time I am trying to filter out the junk I don't want to play

Welcome to the forum :)

Create a spreadsheet with a column for preference—one-time setup and then you're all set if you maintain it each time you get a game.

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It only took me ~3 hours to grab the data from those 6 stores, so it's doable in one evening. If you don't have or don't like a spreadsheet, then a text file could work—start each game name with a number to signify your preference for it, and then it's always sortable in a useful way.

I made a post here a while back explaining how to grab the data in each place, but can't find it right now—so much for a prime use of forums, huh :(

some of my favorite games are the ones in your not finish list

My weird inability to play with TPP for long is a major cause of that—Control, Hitman, Tomb Raider etc.
 

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