The Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 kicked off today, in what looks to be a big week for the storefront, which is also giving away the excellent GTA V for free. More free games will also follow.
As with any sale, the Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 comes with its share of discounted offers, making it a great time to pick up new titles. If you're unsure what's worth purchasing, here are GameWatcher's Top Picks.
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 GameWatcher's Top Picks and Free Games
The Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 is set to last for an entire month between May 14 and June 11. Like previous sales on the storefront, it grants anyone logging in a free $10/€10 coupon that can be used when purchasing titles that cost $14.99/€14.99 or above.
Using your Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 coupon on an eligible product will give you another coupon as soon as the transaction completes. These coupons are available until November 1 at 2:59 AM EST/7:59 AM BST.
Here are GameWatcher's top picks for the Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020:
After two futuristic entries, Anno 1800 sees the series returning to its historical roots. Taking place during the Industrial Age, the city-builder sees players building cities from the ground up on islands of varying sizes. Properly set up production chains ensure your cities and towns work like clockwork. At the same time, establishing a presence in South America opens the way towards new resources you can't obtain otherwise. In our review, we called it "an excellent entry in the long-running city-building series that both challenges but also leaves space to admire one’s handiwork.". You'll find Anno 1800's standard edition available for the price of €29.99 or your regional equivalent.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Ghost Recon Breakpoint had a disappointing launch due to bugs, a general lack of direction and rampant microtransactions. After its initial stumble, Ubisoft continued updating its open-world military shooter, taking into account the fans' requests. The recent addition of its Ghost Mode was another step in the right direction, introducing features like the removal of looter-shooter elements and allowing players to tailor their experience by selecting individual survival features. In our review, we found that "Breakpoint finally delivers most of what fans expected from Ghost Recon". You can grab Ghost Recon Breakpoint's standard edition in the Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 for the discounted price of €19.79 or your regional equivalent.
Red Dead Redemption 2
It's hard to not feature Red Dead Redemption 2 on a "top picks" list, considering its excellent story, the broad array of activities and staggering level of attention to detail that went into creating its authentic rendition of the Wild West nearing its final days. The title follows Arthur Morgan, an outlaw part of the Van der Linde gang as he deals with a world that no longer stomachs them and the internal struggles that progressively corrode the gang's unity. Over the course of its lengthy campaign, you'll deal with and reflect on plenty of serious topics but also get the chance to fish, watch a movie or grab someone with your lasso and drag them behind your horse for fun. Red Dead Redemption 2's standard edition is available for the discounted price of €47.99 or your regional equivalent during the Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020.
A glorious return for what's likely the first looter shooter series, Borderlands 3 doesn't significantly alter the recipe found in previous titles, instead banking on its insane amount of weapons and effects while adding much-needed quality-of-life features like vaulting. Its writing hasn't lived up to the expectations of some players but that's easily cast aside by its punchy, satisfying shooting and consistent post-launch support in the form of free updates, limited-time events and DLC. You can grab Borderlands 3's standard edition for the discounted price of €29.99 or your regional equivalent.
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 Free Games
The stream of free games won't stop during the Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020, rumors pointing at high-profile titles to follow GTA V, which is free during the first week of the sale and broke the storefront's servers.
Provided the recent rumors are true, the next three weeks should see the Epic Games Store giving away Civilization VI, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Ark: Survival Evolved for free.
We'll update our Epic Games Store free games of 2020 list as soon as each offering is officially confirmed.
We'll also keep adding top picks to this article as the Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2020 progresses, so be sure to check back regularly.