Epic Games Store Releases Civilization VI As Latest Free Mystery Game

Joanna Estrada
May 25, 2020

Although there's still some who loathe the Epic Games store for its exclusivity deals with Maneater and Saints Row 3 Remastered, there's no denying that the platform has lately been giving away some incredible titles for free such as GTA 5.

"Shoot and loot as you explore the mayhem-filled world of Pandora in Borderlands 2 and the lunar madness of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection", reads the official description.

Civilization VI is the latest in the storied simulation franchise. The company has announced that it is providing everyone with a free copy of the Civilization VI game, which is theirs to keep forever.

Civilization VI will be free until May 28th, at 4pm BST. It's a pain in the ass navigating all of those services and they can get away with shitty user experience just because they have exclusives (Hulu and Disney+ have pretty terrible UIs) I don't want that same situation with video games. Firaxis Games also released a New Frontier Pass for Civilization VI that brings eight new civilizations to the base game. It will be a series of six packs, all featuring new civilizations, leaders, and extra content.

Love it or hate it, the Epic Games Store is trying its hardest to tempt PC owners away from Steam.

After GTA V turning up on the Epic Store for free in the past week and taking the internet by storm, the makers of Fortnite are offering Sid Meier's Civilization VI as the new free game for this week. The leak had no corroborating evidence at the time, but today's launch makes it seem all the more true.

Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations. Beyond the two games that have already been given, the leak suggests that Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and ARK: Survival Evolved are next in line to be the free EGS games.

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