Epic is giving away a free game every day in its annual Holiday Sale

Epic Games Store 2022 holiday sale
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The Epic Games Store has kicked off its annual holiday sale, and that's good for two reasons: One, lots of discounted games, and two, lots of free games—15 of them, in fact.

Epic's holiday sale features discounts of up to 75% on a wide range of games, as well as the traditional Epic coupon, which takes an additional 25% off purchases, individual or combined, of $14.99 (or your local equivalent) or more. As usual, this is an auto-replenishing coupon: Everybody gets one to start, and each time you use it in an eligible transaction, you'll be given another one, just like Tom Hanks' magic coin in that terrible D&D movie from 1982.

With all due respect to Epic's price-cutting efforts, the daily free games are the big hook here. Today's giveaway game is Horizon Chase Turbo, "a tribute to classic arcade racers" that forgoes realism for simple speed and nostalgia. It's free for the taking until 11 am on December 17, when another game will take its place.

So, what's good in the sale? A few thoughts:

Remember that those are pre-coupon prices, so you'll end up dropping less than the listed prices when all is said and done. Even so, be sure to shop around before you click the button to ensure you're getting the best possible price: GOG has its own winter sale rolling right now (complete with free games) and the big boy on the block—the Steam Winter Sale—is coming next week.

Epic's 2022 holiday sale runs until January 5, but the daily game giveaways only go until December 30, so get 'em while you can. To keep up with all of Epic's freebies, past and present, be sure to keep your eyes on our running total of what's free on the Epic Games Store right now.

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.