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Watch Dogs, The Stanley Parable free on Epic Games Store next week

Two big names follow three this week

Aiden Pearce beats up someone with a baton in Watch Dogs
A scene from Watch Dogs.
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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

The Epic Games Store’s next two free games are Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable. PC gamers who have the EGS client installed may pick them up from March 19-26.

Ubisoft’s open-world techno-thriller and Galactic Cafe’s walking simulator follow Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, A Short Hike, and Mutazione, which are available from now until March 19.

Watch Dogs inaugurated Ubisoft’s latest open-world franchise in 2014. It was followed by Watch Dogs 2 in 2016, and the series will see Watch Dogs: Legion launch sometime later this year. The action-adventure game places players in the role of hacker Aiden Pearce in a fictionalized Chicago whose technological systems may all be exploited to help Pearce complete his objectives.

The Stanley Parable launched on Windows PC in 2013 after starting as a Half-Life 2 mod in 2011. The critically acclaimed narrative game leads the player through a number of branching paths toward one of several different endings, to form a broader commentary on decision-making and player choice.

Since 2019, the Epic Games Store has been giving out games every week to players who download and install its client on their PC. Epic said in January that it will continue the offers at least until the end of 2020.

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