Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable are coming to the Epic Games Store for free next week

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Mar 14, 2020 3:00 PM
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The Epic Games Store might as well just give out free money at this point, as two great games are coming to the Epic Games Store for free next week. After we had some great indie games on offer, we now have a AAA title and another indie game (though, arguably, a much more popular indie title).

Both Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable are coming to the Epic Games Store next week, and anyone with an Epic Games account can claim them for free, forever.

Watch Dogs:

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you'll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy…and more.

The Stanley Parable:

The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. This world was not made for you to understand.

Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable are available, for free, on the Epic Games Store on March 19th. You can currently get Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, A Short Hike, and Mutazione for free right now.

A lot is going on for March 19th. First, we have some sort of reveal from Nvidia, then we have the second part of For Honor’s limited-time Prince of Persia event, and now we have two brand new games coming for free to the Epic Games Store. And to top it all off, that’s just one day from DOOM Eternal’s release… Next weekend is gonna be busy…

Are you excited for the new games to the Epic Games Store? Did you pick up the indie ones currently free now? What games would you like to see come free next? Let us know!

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10:48 Mar-15-2020

Got to give them credit where its due. Their free program is amazing and turned me into a paying customer for some of their exclusives.

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07:17 Mar-15-2020

An almost broken AAA game due to the bad optimization still counts as free AAA level game, eh.

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17:08 Mar-14-2020

There was a free giveaway for Watch Dogs not too long ago from Ubisoft, so no point for me. Keep in mind how badly the linking process works for Ubisoft accounts to Epic account. To all who are planning to do it, please keep in mind that your Epic Games account country and Ubisoft account country need to match.

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17:09 Mar-14-2020

If the countries do not match, you will not be able to properly run games published by Ubisoft and sold/gifted by Epic.

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15:55 Mar-16-2020

i grab it then, and its a ok game but isn't great. im still waiting that someone puts for free watchdogs 2 before the launch of Legion

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16:31 Mar-16-2020

Most likely Ubisoft will do so come autumn, in order to promote Legion, so I would not buy it and just wait. Have it on PlayStation from a sale last year though.

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17:05 Mar-14-2020

too bad it's not wd2, already have wd1

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21:54 Mar-14-2020

For me personally wd1 is better than wd2, completed both and wd2 was so frustrating for me. I dont think i want to try new watch dogs game actually.

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23:42 Mar-14-2020

Frustrating in which way? i find w2 better and more fun than w1, not that w1 is a bad game.

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10:34 Mar-15-2020

Its been a while since i played it so i might not remember every detail but what i remember the ai was horrible, like if you didn't progress through checkpoint during the mission then there are no enemy limit which you can face so you end up staying in one room with endless waves of enemies, also ai knows where you are once you get spotted like they know exactly where you are to the ridiculous accuracy, besides once you get spotted by one npc then in an 0.0001sec

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10:41 Mar-15-2020

timegap every npc in that area knows your exact location. Also the ai detection can be bs, i remember once i was doing the mission in pretty high building with big windows, i was just walking in that office, not spotted yet by anyone, suddenly i get spotted by a cop which was driving in the street god knows how far, wtf eagle eyes? I dont know the ai was so bad, also characters can be pretty cringy at times, idk wd1 just seemed way better even though i played it long time ago

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15:32 Mar-14-2020

Part of me wonders if all these generous offerings and giveaways have something to do with CoVID-19.

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15:33 Mar-14-2020

Still, I am not going to argue with a free AAA game.

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