Epic Games Store free games: Countdown has started, get Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo for no cost | HT Tech

Epic Games Store free games: Countdown has started, get Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo for no cost

Epic Games Store is offering 2 free games for a limited time. These free games are Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo.

| Updated on: Jun 25 2021, 22:21 IST
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Epic Games Store free games: Who does not want to play the best games possible especially if they are made available for free. Yes, gratis! Epic Games has just done that. The games going for free for a limited period of time are Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo. Announcing the deal, Epic Games tweeted, "We're feeling retro this week". Both are based on speed and they are available this week only. While every company wants to make money, including gaming companies, to ensure their continued longevity and prosperity, Epic Games does that and also provides games free. Offers like these act as a great attraction for gamers. In short, lure them and grab them!

However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Gamers are very particular people and if a game does not come up their standard of expectations, they are quick to exit. So, where does that put these 2 Epic Games, Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo, on offer for free? Yes, these are retro games, but as anyone will tell you, they are there because they acquired quite a cult status for themselves. The action is definitely fast and furious.

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So, what is Sonic Mania game all about? In the words of Epic Games it is, "The ultimate celebration of past and future. An all-new adventure full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay. Sonic Mania brings retro fast-paced platforming into the future through pixel perfect 2D graphics running at 60FPS."

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Impressed? Well, the language definitely is glib.

And Horizon Chase Turbo? This is how Epic Games describes it, "Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by the great hits of the 80's and 90's. It recreates the classic arcade gameplay with unbound speed limits of fun. Full throttle on and enjoy!" A Multiplayer Split Screen mode is offered and that 'rescues the nostalgia of playing with your best friends sitting on a couch all night long'.

The action includes piloting a car through torrential rain, snow, volcanic ash and severe sandstorms.

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First Published Date: 25 Jun, 22:21 IST