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Another massive game is free on the Epic Games Store this week

Hitman, IO Interactive’s beloved 2016 series reboot, and three Shadowrun games are free on the Epic Games Store.

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Hitman, IO Interactive’s beloved 2016 series reboot, and three Shadowrun games are free on the Epic Games Store.

The Hitman series turned 20 this year, and, thanks to the critical success of Hitman (2016), shows no signs of slowing down. Hitman 3, which IO is billing as the conclusion of their “World of Assassination” trilogy, launches in January. And, with it, IO is introducing VR compatibility for the entire trilogy. Now, players can take the piano wire to unsuspecting throats in first-person. If you want to get in on the action, make sure to grab Hitman before next Thursday. 

Epic is also giving away the three most recent games in the Shadowrun series with Shadowrun Collection. Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall and Shadowrun: Hong Kong combine fantasy and cyberpunk in the context of a deep isometric RPG. Cyberpunk 2077 is my most anticipated game of the year and I just finished reviewing the excellent CRPG, Wasteland 3, so I can’t wait to attempt to make time for these.

Additionally, Epic’s interesting episodic experiment, 3 Out of 10, is back this week. The interactive sitcom, developed by Terrible Posture Games, returns for another free episode. This one, titled “Thank You For Being an Asset,” is the fourth and penultimate episode of the series. The finale will hit next Thursday.

And, Into the Breach will be up for grabs next week. The game was previously free last year. But, if there was ever a time for a game about ejecting out of a timeline where the world is doomed in favour of one where the world is possibly not doomed, it’s now.


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Andrew King is a journalist, critic, poet, stand-up comedian and museum caretaker living in Illinois.