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If you’re a gamer — or just visit The Cheapskate occasionally — you probably know that Epic Games gives away at least one free game each Thursday. Epic is shaking things up a bit for the remainder of 2020. Every day until New Year’s, Epic is offering a different free game. So not only will you need to act fast to grab your free game, but it pays to check in often. If you play your cards right, you have the chance to amass 10 more games you can play in 2021. 

Thursday’s free game is Inside, a visually stunning and well-regarded puzzle-laden platformer. This would ordinarily be $20 well spent, and now it’s free. 

After Thursday, I will be vacationing with my Oculus Quest 2 and Stadia account for the rest of the week. If you’re curious, it looks like the remaining games through the long weekend will be Darkest Dungeon, My Time At Portia and Night in the Woods. (Those links go to their respective pages on GameSpot if you want to know more.) Want one of these for free? You’ve got 24 hours, starting at 8 a.m. PT each morning to claim the day’s game, after which time it’ll be replaced by the next day’s entry. If you’re here on Christmas Day or anytime over the weekend and want the free game, you can find it — whatever it happens to be — on Epic’s Free Games page

If you’re new to Epic’s weekly giveaway, here’s how it works: If you don’t already have one, sign up for your free Epic account. Then just get your free game, yours to keep forever. You don’t even need to install it right away if you don’t want to.

The full list of daily free games for the rest of the year has been leaked. According to unaffiliated Twitter user @jovanmunja, the list of games for the rest of the year looks like this. Having tweeted it on Dec. 18, the list perfectly matches the releases we’ve seen so far, and this is the list I’m relying on earlier in the article to say which games will be up for grabs over the holiday weekend:

Epic Games didn’t respond to a request for comment on the list but, as noted, it’s been accurate so far, so we have no reason to believe the rest of the games on the list aren’t coming too.

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This article is updated regularly with the current week’s free games.


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