Horizon Chase Turbo and Sonic Mania are free on the Epic Games Store from 24th June 2021! Here’s what I think about them!
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 June 2021
Horizon Chase Turbo
Horizon Chase Turbo is a nod to classic arcade racers of the 80s and 90s. For me, it looks like Outrun (of course) but also Top Gear, which is a game I absolutely loved on the SNES. It’s got a chunk of Chase HQ in there as well, which I spent a lot of time on back in the day. So I reckon this is right up my street and I will be all over this one when it rolls out. It also has split screen local multiplayer, if you’ve got any IRL friends to play with.
Sonic Mania is a good Sonic game. That shouldn’t be a surprise, but the Sonic franchise has an inconsistent history. I guess sometimes it’s a good thing to let a fanbase do what they do. I played a good chunk of it and the only problem I had is that every time I tried to record footage or stream on OBS, it locked up and needed a force quit. So it might be okay with other software, but it definitely didn’t play well for me. But if you’re not planning on streaming or recording it (or you’re happy to use screen capture), you’ll have a good time with this one!
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!