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If you couldn’t tell, I’m a fan of Epic’s Game Store. While the game library is by no means as large as Steam, and it’s missing some of the features that Steam has to offer, the free games offered each week and the sheer number of meaningful sales constantly on offer make it a worthwhile competitor.

Epic’s 2020 Winter Sale solidifies them as the superior service, at least in my eyes. The usual rotation of free games are still going on with Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty besides a new offering each day for the next 15 days. That’s a lot of free games, and if Epic’s track record is anything to go off, they’ll actually be worth downloading and playing as opposed to the vast majority of free offerings from Steam.

The biggest part of this sale is the $10 coupons they’re offering. Everyone who logs into their account at any point in the next 15 days will get one coupon to use on anything over $15. The Epic Game Store is by no means new to this sort of coupon, as it’s fairly common for the platform to offer a coupon useable on any game over that amount. But this is the first time that the $10 coupons just keep coming.

For every game over $15 that’s purchased, your account will be gifted another $10 coupon. That might not sound like much, but nearly everything on the Epic Game Store is also on sale meaning that you could be looking at paying $20+ less on any given title. Like I said earlier, there aren’t a huge number of titles on the Epic Game Store, so while you’ll be able to pick up titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for about $40 USD, being 17% off with an additional $10 off or Watch Dogs: Legion for $30 USD thanks to a 33% off sale with a $10 coupon, meaning you’d be able to pick up two of the biggest single-player games on the market right now for nearly half off, the odds are that you’ll buy two or three titles and then be left with a $10 coupon with nothing to spend it on.

What the other free titles will be is anyone’s guess, but it’s well worth checking back to the store to see exactly what it is. Having offered Watch Dogs and Pillars of Eternity for free in the past, the odds are that over the course of the sale, Epic will offer other big titles for free, especially as we get closer to the holidays.

If you’re tight on space or have an older system, the Epic Game Store probably won’t offer anything you’ll be able to play. That said, if you plan on upgrading your system anytime soon, then do what I’ve been and start filling your library with all the games you’ve been wanting to play but just haven’t had the system for. After all, the games you’ll be able to download aren’t going away, so buying them for a fraction of their normal price is well worth it now if you’ll be able to play them later.

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