The free game for 17th December in the EGS 15 Days of Free Games is Cities: Skylines. You can find out if it’s worth picking up right here!This year for Christmas, Epic is doing 15 days of free games, with each title only being available for 24 hours. Here’s today’s offering as well as what I think about it!
Epic Games Store: 15 Days of Free Games – 17th December 2020
The last Sim City game was an absolute mess, so it’s really useful that Collossal Order and Paradox came along with a great alternative. I love the way it looks, with the cool tilt-shifted camera style. And the mechanics are all super strong. I inevitably fail due to trying to expand too fast with a low-pollution city, but the fact the game lets me try says a lot about how freeform it all is.
The only real complaint I have about Cities: Skylines is how much DLC there is. Stuff that should (probably) have been included from the start is tucked away behind paid extras. From trivial stuff like new radio stations, right up to things like music concerts and sports stadiums. That stuff should have been part of the base game and it annoys me that even though 1989 Sim City had it, you need to pay more to get it.
Of course, if you get the game for free then I guess that leaves some cash to spend on the rest of it? But I don’t like encouraging that kind of behaviour.
Here’s the link to my 15 Days of Free Games hub post for the full list!
Where to Get Your Free Games
To claim your free games, load up the Epic Games Store app or go to their website. Once you’ve claimed them, they’ll be available in your account forever and you can play them any time!
Click this link to see the full archive of every game that has been given away on the EGS!