The Epic Games Store logo on a stylized background

The Epic Games Store logo on a stylized background

PC players with an Epic Games Store account (it’s free) can now choose up three video games: Horizon Chase Turbo, Kao the Kangaroo, and Against All Odds. These titles can be found starting right this moment till May 11 at 11 a.m. EDT.

For starters, Against All Odds is a same-day launch. This brightly-colored, dark-humored platformer is a race towards seven different multiplayer rivals by way of a collection of deathtraps, in one thing known as the Slaughter League. It resembles the legendary Japanese obstacle-course game present Takeshi’s Castle (and successors/imitators), besides it’s an entire lot bloodier.

Horizon Chase Turbo is 2018’s enhanced, PC adaptation of a cell hit for Android and iOS, Horizon Chase – World Tour, which initially launched in 2015. It’s an arcade racer taking gamers to quite a lot of race programs in unique locales. Horizon Chase Turbo additionally gives split-screen multiplayer for as much as 4 drivers.

Kao the Kangaroo is the return of a console platformer character from 20 years in the past that many people might have forgotten about. Debuting on the Sega Dreamcast in 2001, Kao the Kangaroo featured a lot of leaping, punching, and loads of hit-pause. So will this “complete reboot,” as Poland-based developer Tate Multimedia mentioned (the video games have fairly a following there). But it’s not the first platformer starring a kangaroo — that distinction belongs to Atari’s Donkey Kong-like Kangaroo, launched in arcades in 1982.

Next week’s free game providing is The Sims 4’s Daring Lifestyle bundle, which incorporates the Jungle Adventure Game Pack, Luxury Party Stuff Pack, and Fashion Street Kit. They might be accessible starting May 11 at 11 a.m. EDT.

The Epic Games Store freebies can be found to anybody who has an Epic Games Store account; they’ll be added to your library and launched from there. Epic has been freely giving free video games on a weekly foundation, as an inducement to affix the retailer (and play Epic’s personal video games, equivalent to Fortnite), because it launched in December 2018.

When does the Epic Games Store replace with free video games?

Typically, Epic refreshes its lineup of free video games each Thursday at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.

Epic Games Store 2023 free video games historical past

  • May 4 to May 11: Against All Odds, Horizon Chase Turbo, and Kao the Kangaroo.
  • April 27 to May 4: Breathedge and Poker Club
  • April 20 to April 27: Beyond Blue and Never Alone
  • April 13 to April 20: Second Extinction and Mordhau
  • April 6 to April 13: Dying Light: Enhanced Edition and Shapez.
  • March 30 to April 6: Tunche and The Silent Age
  • March 23 to March 30: Chess Ultra and the World of Warships Starter Pack: Ishizuchi
  • March 16 to March 23: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War
  • March 9 to March 16: Call of the Sea
  • March 2 to March 9: Rise of Industry
  • Feb. 23 to March 2: Duskers
  • Feb. 16 to Feb. 23: Warpips
  • Feb. 9 to Feb. 16: Recipe for Disaster
  • Feb. 2 to Feb. 9: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and City of Gangsters
  • Jan. 26 to Feb. 2: Adios and Hell is Others
  • Jan. 19 to Jan. 26: Epistory – Typing Chronicles
  • Jan. 12 to Jan. 19: First Class Trouble, Gamedec – Definitive Edition, and Divine Knockout
  • Jan. 5 to Jan. 12: Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Tactics – Aiko’s Choice
  • Jan. 1 to Jan 5: Dishonored – Definitive Edition and Eximus: Seize the Frontline