Friday, March 20th 2020

Free Game Alert: Watch Dogs, The Stanley Parable Now Free to Grab from the EPIC Games Store

The current quarantine situation can be cut in two ways: as a major setback for your life, or as an opportunity. An opportunity, for instance, to mow down all the games you've got on backburner. To that end, and in case you're running low in Triple-AAA or quirky, interesting game experiments, the EPIC Games Store has now made available for free download both Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Galactic Cafe's The Stanley Parable. Both offer a distinct gameplay experience, with EPIC thus catering to two completely different gamer demographics.

Watch Dogs is a well-known action-adventure RPG launched back in 2014, set in a fictionalized version of Chicago. Playing as Aiden Pierce, a hacker with a personal revenge motivation, you hack your way through security systems in a somewhat dystopian society. The game was not very well received, standing with a 77 score on Metacritic and a 4.9 user score (in no small part due to the considerable graphics downgrade seen between the showcased version and the final graphics the game shipped with). The Stanley parable, on the other hand, is a quirky first-person exploration game based on a mod to the Half Life 2 engine that seems set on exploring a quantum approach to storytelling. This one features a much healthier 88 score in Metacritic and an 8.0 in user score.
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10 Comments on Free Game Alert: Watch Dogs, The Stanley Parable Now Free to Grab from the EPIC Games Store

#1
Th3pwn3r
Yeah...set in Chicago, a very disappointing one.
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diatribe
I refuse to support their business model, but I'll take their free games.
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timta2
I enjoyed every minute of Watch Dogs, back in the day, and was never butthurt about the "graphics downgrade", like a lot of people were. I'm looking forward to playing the Stanley Parable. Thanks for the heads-up!
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#4
Arjai
Downloading Watch Dogs, now! :clap:
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#5
DrCR
Thanks for posting about these, I wouldn't be aware to pick up these freebies otherwise.

(Maybe someday at some point I'll bother to actually play them, but I digress....)
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Just4Gamerstube1991
Watch Dogs man oh man that game was such a mess when it released in 2014. I have yet to go back to it, The performance back then was god awful, the only scene i remember from that game is the first one with the old man and the kid in the alley way.
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Vayra86
diatribe
I refuse to support their business model, but I'll take their free games.
You'd be surprised what'll happen.... ;)

Psychology is a powerful thing
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AsRock
TPU addict
timta2
I enjoyed every minute of Watch Dogs, back in the day, and was never butthurt about the "graphics downgrade", like a lot of people were. I'm looking forward to playing the Stanley Parable. Thanks for the heads-up!
Yeah same here, well for how the game looked. I payed full price for it and still today never finished it was just another UBI kick out the door and good luck as it lacked in every thing else.

Story was meh at est and the game play was not all that either and shooting OMG.

And still today i regret buying it was a big waste of time, dam i did not like what happened with Dragon Age 3 but at least it was playable.
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Vayra86
AsRock
Yeah same here, well for how the game looked. I payed full price for it and still today never finished it was just another UBI kick out the door and good luck as it lacked in every thing else.

Story was meh at est and the game play was not all that either and shooting OMG.

And still today i regret buying it was a big waste of time, dam i did not like what happened with Dragon Age 3 but at least it was playable.
Watch Dogs... it felt like a cheap GTA to me. It was all there, except it lacked soul. Press X to hack world, basically, and do some carjacking. Yay... and then the eternal tower climbing...err puzzling they put in the game, it felt so weird.
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AsRock
TPU addict
Vayra86
Watch Dogs... it felt like a cheap GTA to me. It was all there, except it lacked soul. Press X to hack world, basically, and do some carjacking. Yay... and then the eternal tower climbing...err puzzling they put in the game, it felt so weird.
Oohh boy you just reminded me of the crappy driving too.
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