Today’s free game in the 15 Days of Free Games is Defense Grid: The Awakening. 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 – 20th December 2020
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Do you remember when tower defence (and yes I spell it with a C because I’m from the UK) games were hot stuff? Me too. Seems like a long time ago now. And it was – Defense Grid: The Awakening (which I spell with an S because it’s a proper noun) came out in 2008!
I haven’t played this one, but I’m guessing it’s pretty good since it got solid reviews from most sites and a sequel in 2014. There’s a good range of weapons to choose from and enemies to fight. It looks like there’s several hours of campaign-based gameplay to battle through and even some challenge modes once you finish that.
Defense Grid 2 was also pretty positively rated (around the 8/10 mark) and it only came out on Switch in 2019. But to me, that makes it even more strange that it’s the much older game we’re getting. But hey, I don’t understand how licencing works so there’s probably a good reason for it.
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!