Free Games on EGS: 20th May 2021

Epic Games Store - What's Free Now?

NBA 2K21 is free on the Epic Games Store for a week from 20th May 2021! I’m a basketball lover, so what do I think about this one?

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 – 20th May 2021

NBA 2K21

I have very conflicting feelings on the NBA 2K franchise. I love basketball. I used to play it at school and I was… okay at it. So back in the day my friend and I loved the NBA Live games. That’s what I grew up on and that’s what I’m used to. Then the 2K games came along and added more complex moves and a way steeper learning curve. I played both on console and still found myself preferring the easier style of Live – as well as a much more consistent frame rate.

It’s been a long time since I last tried one, and I’ve definitely never played it on PC before, so I hope that I can get a better frame rate here than the consoles allowed. I also fundamentally object to a lot of the egregious monetisation of the 2K franchises. I know it’s a more tempting option to drop some cash when you didn’t pay for the base game, but I still have issues with it. I guess we’ll give it a shot and see what happens.

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!