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Prey is free on the Epic Games Store right now

Redout: Enhanced Edition and Jotun: Valhalla Edition are too

an alien and an astronaut looking at each other in space in promotional art for Prey Image: Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Epic Games is offering three new games for free on its Epic Games Store this week: Thunder Lotus’ Jotun: Valhalla Edition, Arkane Studio’s Prey, and 34BigThings SRL’s Redout: Enhanced Edition.

Epic announced the free lineup Thursday on Twitter. All three will be available for free until May 19, when a new free game become available. Jotun was released in 2019, and is described as “a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology,” while Redout came out in 2016 — it’s a space racing game. The standout, however, is Prey, which was released in 2017 by publisher Bethesda Softworks.

The first-person space shooter was critically-acclaimed at its release. Polygon named it one of 2017’s best games, calling it “a game about identity, wrapped in the clothing of a first-person shooter.”

Epic Games has committed to giving people weekly free games throughout 2022. In 2021, it offered 89 free games; in total, 656 million free games were claimed. Games downloaded as part of the weekly free rotation are only available briefly, but will stay free forever as part of a player’s Epic Games Store library.

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