6 of the Best Free Games on Epic Games Store

Although Steam remains the biggest games store online, Epic Games Store has risen to prominence over the last three years. That’s partly because of some of the more notable Epic Games titles available there. It’s also because there’s a great collection of freemium Windows games you can download from EGS. Heck, Epic even generously gives away non-freemium games every week. Therefore, you can get lots of great Windows titles at no cost by installing the Epic Games Launcher. These are some of the best free games on Epic Games that are always freely available.

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Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite is Epic’s very own premiere title you can download from Epic Games. Fortnite is a third-party battle royale shoot em’ up that has become a cultural phenomenon. Along with PUBG, this is the game that kickstarted the battle royale genre in 2017. Since its release, Fortnite has won a slew of Webby, Golden Joystick, Gamers’ Choice, Famitsu, and The Game awards in best multiplayer, ongoing, and e-sport categories among others.

Like PUBG, Fortnite has 100-player solo and squad match play modes for players to battle it out on until one player or team is left standing. Although Fortnite is restricted to one map, its seasonal updates usually make notable map changes that keep the game fresh and exciting. Each seasonal update will likely keep you coming back for more just to see how the maps changed if nothing else.

Fortnite - Launch Gameplay Trailer

However, what sets Fortnite apart from other battle royale games is its building mechanic and fully destructible environments. Fortnite players can build cover and big towers with harvested materials from which they can shoot down at enemies. That building mechanic undoubtedly adds another dimension to its gameplay.

Magic: The Gathering Arena

Magic: The Gathering Arena is the digital version of the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game for Windows. It’s a very faithful digital port of the paper-based card game that has brought it to life with graphical and audio effects like never before. Now you can play Magic: The Gathering without needing to splash out on new card packs thanks to the MTG Arena Windows game.

With a Metacritic score of 83, MTG Arena is one of the most highly-rated digital card game alternatives to Hearthstone. Although it’s not quite as straightforward to play as Hearthstone, MTG Arena has greater deckbuilding and strategic depth than Blizzard’s card game. MTG Arena also has a wider variety of play modes than Hearthstone. The game includes numerous ranked, best-of-three, draft-and-sealed, dual, and event play modes to choose from. Its wide selection of play modes provides players with great gameplay variety.

Magic: The Gathering Arena – Launch Gameplay Trailer (Official)

Paladins

Paladins is the best freemium alternative to Overwatch you’ll likely find. Admittedly, some players might at first have dismissed Paladins as an Overwatch clone during its release year, primarily because of some of its overly similar characters. However, since then Hi-Rez has added more unique heroes to Paladins, which has helped the game forge its own identity within the hero shooter genre.

This is a first-person team-based multiplayer shooter with fast-paced and fluid gameplay. In Paladins, you can battle it out in Siege, Onslaught, Ranked, and Deathmatch modes. With a more unique set of characters, an interesting card-based customization system, and vibrant match environments, Paladins has a lot to offer players.

Paladins - Be More Than a Hero - Official Trailer

Rocket League

Are you getting a bit tired of FIFA soccer games? If so, Rocket League might be the game for you. Rocket League combines soccer with cars for a hilariously fun multiplayer extravaganza. It is a game in which players take control of rocket-powered to hit balls and score goals in 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, 4 vs. 4 team-based matches.

Rocket League has had many rave reviews, and it has an average rating of 86 on Metacritic. Players have loved the game’s precise controls, thrilling matches, and colorful graphics. It’s an instantly fun and very approachable game that you’ll get hooked on very quickly.

Rocket League® Free To Play Cinematic Trailer

Path of Exile

Path of Exile is a deeply immersive action RPG you can play multiplayer or solo. It’s one of the most complex hack-a-slash RPGs you’ll ever likely play, which enables players to go wild with their character customizations. This is a game based in a grimy dark fantasy world in which you’ll have loads of fun battling it out with monsters through dungeons, caves, and outdoor areas.

Even though it’s a relatively old game now, with a sequel in the works, Path of Exile is still well worth playing in 2021. The game has always been evolving ever since its 2013 release. Now it includes 10 acts (it originally had three) that incorporate a variety of quests for players to complete. On top of that, Exile has seven different play modes with three permanent leagues and additional temporary ones. So, this is undoubtedly a game with plenty of content that will delight RPG fanatics.

Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas Official Trailer

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is one of the latest free-to-play Windows games to hit Epic Games Store. This is a wondrous open-world action RPG you can play single or multiplayer that has taken RPG gaming by storm since its 2020 release. In it, players explore Teyvat to complete story, world, and Archeon quests with numerous playable characters.

Genshin Impact has had rave reviews since its launch, and it’s already one of the highest-grossing mobile games ever. Players have loved exploring Impact’s beautiful fantasy world and the game’s anime graphical style. This game’s dynamic gameplay and well-designed combat system have also enthralled players the world over. Genshin Impact is undoubtedly one of the best open-world RPG alternatives to the Zelda games (Breadth of the Wild particularly) for some time.

Version 1.0 Gameplay Trailer|Genshin Impact

Those are six of the best free games on Epic Games Store that are well worth checking out. Aside from those, Smite, World of Warships, and Dauntless are three other freemium games on EGS that are also worth noting. Don’t forget to keep an eye on Epic’s weekly free game offers either.

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