Elite Dangerous and The World Next Door are free on the Epic Games Store this week

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Nov 20, 2020 1:15 PM
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This week sees another duo of free games you can download from the Epic Games Store, and as is usual, one is a pretty big title to sink your teeth into and the other is a small indie game. So get downloading as Elite Dangerous and The World Next Door are free on the Epic Games Store this week.

Elite Dangerous is a well known space sim where you can fly, mine, or fight your way to success, and it has a pretty expansive universe to explore. What’s more, in celebration of the upcoming Odyssey DLC that will let you actually land on planets in boots-on-the-ground gameplay and gunplay, the previous ‘Horizons’ DLC is completely free to all players now:

Elite Dangerous: Horizons brings planetary landings to the Elite Dangerous galaxy, together with weapon crafting, ship-launched fighters and exhilarating multicrew co-op action. This premium expansion also allows players to put wheels on the ground and explore the galaxy up-close with the SRV Scarab ground vehicle, and access to many surface star ports and other locations.

On top of that, Elite Dangerous includes support for all manner of VR headsets as well as full HOTAS support for the ultimate simulator experience.

So with that said, let’s dive into this week’s free games on the Epic Games Store…

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Elite Dangerous

Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure to the modern generation with an evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way.

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The World Next Door

A mix of lightning-fast puzzle battles, powerful storytelling, and immersive visual novel elements, The World Next Door follows Jun, a rebellious teen trapped in a parallel realm inhabited by magical creatures, who must find her way home before time runs out.

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So that’s it for this week’s Epic Games Store free games! Make sure to claim your copies before next Thursday (26th November) and they'll be yours to keep forever. Looks like next week we’ll be getting the iconic MudRunner game so make sure you stick that in your calendars as well!

What do you think? Which game are you more excited to play? And what's your favorite free game you’ve received from the Epic Games Store? Let us know!

What are you more excited to play?

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21:54 Nov-20-2020

Picking it up free will give me a chance to actually learn the game. Instead of spending less then two hours going around in circles trying to figure out how to land the bloody ship. That way I could get my refund from Steam as I couldn't figure out what the hell I was doing. -grin-

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13:34 Nov-21-2020

Happened to more people than you'd think.

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13:44 Nov-20-2020

And here I am who paid for Elite Dangerous on Steam half a year ago.

Granted it had the expansion, but considering that I didn't play it for more than 5 hours (because my experience was so poor due to inadequate hardware - lucky to get 24FPS) I can't say that it was a smart investment.

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17:12 Nov-20-2020

oh wow, your pc mate... didnt you had a better one? what happened to that one?

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18:15 Nov-20-2020

its not his main pc is my guess he just switched to his test rig

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19:06 Nov-20-2020

The name of that PC was "My friends rig".
I build that PC for my friend, but I used it like 3 times (since it's at his place). I used that PCs specs for GD cause when I tried to use my laptop, there were some issues and (couldn't get the specs to display properly.
A few years down the road when I tried to add my laptop I didn't have that problem any more and that about sums up the whole story.

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03:00 Nov-21-2020

Ah okay, that explains a lot

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08:14 Nov-21-2020

I read your comments and i feel genuinely sorry for fellow space traveler. I would like to try it in VR but i think i would vomit too much :p
Only game that came remotely close to Elite was Privateer IMO, but it was too short.
Still, i hope you upgrade and maybe even meet in this endless space some day.
o7 Commander

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13:33 Nov-21-2020

When I finally upgrade I'll post a shout, and we'll get a chance to explore the vastness of space together.
Until then

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