RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is free on the Epic Games Store from 24th September 2020! Before you grab it, here’s what I think.
Here are the games currently free of charge on the Epic Games Store. These are typically only around for a week, so if you see anything you like the look of you’d better move fast before they disappear!
Epic Games Store: Free Games – 24th September 2020
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (Complete Edition)
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 is a pretty good version of the original (and much loved) RCT. The Complete Edition is coming out for PC and Switch and comes with some nice UI and control updates to bring it in line with more modern games. It’s getting widescreen support and 1080p textures as well as some general quality of life changes. Since RCT3 came out in 2004, that’s probably a good idea. We’re not getting any 4k textures, but unless they also wanted to go back and remake every 3D asset I can totally understand why they’d skip that.
I was kind of expecting something a bit more from Epic this week, but I guess not. Maybe the re-release of a 15 year old game is a bigger deal than I thought, who knows? Of course that doesn’t mean it’s a bad game – far from it. I’ve loved RCT for years, so I’ll be jumping all over this.
RCT3 is also coming out for Switch, but that’s at full price. So for people like me who run both PC and Switch, this one is a no-brainer. I still wish there was a way to claim stuff you own on multiple platforms, but that’s a discussion for another time!
Where to Get Your Free Games
To claim your free games, load up the Epic Games Store app or log in 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!