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What’s free on the Epic Games Store this week?

Epic’s free PC games are available every Thursday

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Players can pick up Adios and Hell is Others, which are free to download, play, and keep from the Epic Games Store, beginning Thursday, Jan. 26. Both PC games are neo-noir indie adventures, one more action-packed, and the other more narrative.

Adios, by Mischief, launched in 2021, and tells the story of a midwestern farmer who has, somehow, ended up in the body-disposal business for organized crime. The player character has decided he’s had enough of that life, and works up the courage to tell his mob contact that he’s out. Of course, it’s never that easy. If he can’t convince you to stay inside the family, he’ll be forced to kill you. So consider your words and actions carefully.

Hell is Others, by Strelka Games, launched in October 2022 and is an extraction shooter, presented from a top-down, run-and-gun perspective. Like Adios, the player character is caught in a life of blood and violence from which he can’t easily escape. In this case, the beloved plants in his apartment need fresh blood — literally — to grow and stay alive. So the player ventures out into Century City to mow down hapless victims (some of whom might be other players) and feed his evil nursery.

Both games are available to claim now, but only for the next seven days. Last week’s free game, Epistory – Typing Chronicles, is back in the marketplace at its regular price.

The Epic Games Store freebies are available to anyone who has an (also free) Epic Games Store account; they’ll be added to your library and launched from there. Epic has been giving away free games on a weekly basis, as an inducement to join the store (and play Epic’s own games, such as Fortnite) since it launched in December 2018.

The next free games coming from the Epic Games Store will be Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, a 2017 stand-alone expansion to Arkane Studios’ Dishonored 2. It stars the new assassin character Billie Lurk (voiced by Rosario Dawson) who works with her mentor, Daud, to eliminate a mysterious entity known as The Outsider.

Players will also get City of Gangsters, a tycoon/management game that, you guessed it, has you running a criminal enterprise at the beginning of the Prohibition era more than a century ago. Both City of Gangsters and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider will be free to claim beginning Feb. 2.

When does the Epic Games Store update with free games?

Typically, Epic refreshes its lineup of free games every Thursday at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.

Epic Games Store 2023 free games history

  • Jan. 1 to Jan 5: Dishonored – Definitive Edition and Eximus: Seize the Frontline
  • Jan. 5 to Jan. 12: Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Tactics – Aiko’s Choice
  • Jan. 12 to Jan. 19: First Class Trouble, Gamedec – Definitive Edition, and Divine Knockout
  • Jan. 19 to Jan. 26: Epistory – Typing Chronicles
  • Jan. 26 to Feb. 2: Adios and Hell is Others

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