Alan Wake and For Honor are free on the Epic Games Store

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Today is Friday, and that means it's time for a gentle reminder—or, if you missed it the first time around, a heads-up—that Alan Wake and For Honor are free on the Epic Games Store if you want them.

For Honor is the Standard Edition, which normally goes for $40, so that's a solid pickup if you don't have it already. Alan Wake doesn't carry quite that price tag—it's almost ten years old now, you know—but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's probably a better pick if you're looking for a narrative-driven single-player experience. Not that you have to pick because they're both free this week, thanks to the fact that medieval dismemberment sim For Honor is rated M, which would mean no free game for those behind parental controls unless Epic also offered the T-rated Alan Wake.

Next week, the EGS is going back to just one free game: Gnog, "a 3D puzzle game set in a tactile world of toys and secrets." It's playable in VR if you've got the hardware for it (it supports the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift) and in fact we rated it as one of the best VR games of 2018. Here's a trailer.

Alan Wake and For Honor are free until August 9. Gnog will go free on August 8.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.