Free Games on EGS: 7th January 2021

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Crying Suns is the free game on the Epic Games Store from 7th January 2021! Here’s what I think about it, before you pick it up.

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 – 7th January 2021

Crying Suns

Crying Suns has a lot that I like the sound of. First of all, it’s a rogue-lite. Even though I absolutely hate that term, I love what it means for gameplay – unique runs almost every time you play. Secondly, it’s sci-fi. I love me some deep, lore-rich science fiction with a lot of political shenanigans to navigate. And thirdly, it’s a strategy game that seems to mash up other genres like 4X and RPG.

Beyond that though, I know almost nothing about it. It released in 2019 (and man, that’s now 2 years ago!) and it has an 87% positive rating on Steam. That must count for something.

There are parts that remind me of another strategy game I loved back in the day – Imperium Galactica 2. Back when most games fit on a CD, it was on 4. Always a good sign when you want a lot of stuff! I never beat it, but I loved how expansive it was. If Crying Suns can capture even half of that sense of scale, I’d play the crap out of it.

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!