Batman takes center stage for this week’s bundle of free games from the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games is giving users of its beleaguered store the chance to pick no less than six games; the acclaimed Batman Arkham Collection and a trio of Batman-themed Lego titles.
- Arkham Asylum
- Arkham City
- Arkham Knight
- Lego Batman: The Videogame
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
It’s not a bad haul by any standard, and they are absolutely free, to anyone, forever.
With titles such as the hypnotically challenging platformer Celeste, surreal puzzle title The Witness, and serene aquatic exploration game Abzu, Epic has recently been cranking up the quality of the free games.
It’s a shrewd move that, despite claims that it is only doing this to attract users – which it clearly is doing – bolsters a growing sense that Epic isn’t all that evil from the gamer point of view.
But giving out free games that people genuinely want to play and helping developers with financial guarantees in exchange for exclusivity doesn’t sound all that nefarious.
For struggling developers, the Epic Games Store is a boon that could be the difference between keeping the lights on and shutting down entirely. For gamers, the store offers a weekly stash of excellent games for nothing.