Free Games on EGS: 21st January 2021

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Galactic Civilizations III is free on the Epic Games Store from 21st January 2021! Before you pick it up, here’s what I think about it.

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 – 21st January 2021

Galactic Civilizations III

There are a lot of 4X games around, aren’t there? There are a lot of sci-fi 4X games around too, right? Well, Galactic Civilizations III is one of those. The third one in the franchise, just in case the title didn’t give it away.

The thing is, it’s hard to find new, interesting stuff to say about turn-based strategy games. Because while the details might change, the basic 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) mechanics all need to be there – and tend to be the same for all games of the type. It’s not a genre for me though, which probably shapes my opinion a bit more than it should. But also, Gal Civ 3 (which is obviously what us cool kids call it) is 6 years old now, and that makes it even harder to get excited about than normal.

That said, it is apparently pretty good. Which is really all I can say about a game I’ve never played from a genre I don’t really get on with. So this entire post basically says nothing, which is pretty impressive if you ask me.


Where to Get Your Free Game

To claim your free game, 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!