A Christmas campaign chases the next of these days. Sales are running on both Steam and GOG – and now in the Epic Store. In this article we provide you with everything you need to know about the big one Epic Winter Sale 2020.
So that you don’t lose track of the muddle of discounts, offers and vouchers, we also give our recommendations for the best. And as usual you get the most important information first:
How long does the sale last? The 2020 holiday offers on the Epic Store run from December 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to January 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. During this time the discounts apply.
Is there something for free? Yes, Epic is back (or still?) In the donation pants. During the sales period, the shop is giving away a new free game every 24 hours. A total of 15 games go out for free. Here we have all the information about the latest gift:
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Are there any vouchers again? Yes, the Epic Winter Sale 2020 brings back the 10 euro vouchers. When you log in, you will automatically receive a voucher for your first sale purchase. The coupons are valid for all games from 14.99 dollars. The clue: For every purchase you get an additional 10 euro voucher. This is supposed to make you buy more and more games. So caution is also required so that you remain in control.
Interesting offers in the Epic Winter Sale 2020
Below you will find our personal selection from the Offered in the Epic Winter Sale 2020. We can recommend these games:
Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion – New technology and good ideas create an open world highlight
Genre: Action-Adventure | Developer: Ubisoft Toronto | Release: 29.10.2020 (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One), 10.11.2020 (Xbox Series X/S) | Price: 41 dollars (33 percent discount)
The continuation of the hacker series from Ubisoft impressed us in the test with a fantastic open world and a lot of playful freedom. Instead of ready-made characters, in Watch Dogs Legion you rely on any of the thousands of NPCs walking around in the dystopian post-Brexit London of the future.
The story is told in an exciting and captivating way. The hacker group DedSec has been linked and is now wanted as a terrorist organization. You have to build the resistance against a powerful security corporation that is holding London in a stranglehold from scratch. To do this, you draw normal citizens with different skills to your side and then play the characters in the numerous missions.
As usual from the predecessors, you use different hacking skills to manipulate the game world in your favor. For example, your fighting grandma has a stun gun and just paralyzes the guards to sneak into a building. But shooting is also an option, depending on your personal taste.
However, you should inform yourself before buying: Problems can occur on some PCs. That is why we subjected Watch Dogs Legion to a technical check:
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Watch Dogs Legion im Technik-Check
Star Wars: Squadrons
Genre: Space Action | Developer: Motive Studios | Release: 02.10.2020 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) | Price: 24 dollars (40 percent discount)
The return of the game division of Star Wars to the vastness of space was great news for many fans. Finally take a seat in the X-Wings and Tie-Fighters again and let the iconic laser beeps sound. Star Wars: Squadrons relies on an entertainingly staged single-player campaign, but also has an entertaining, albeit thin, multiplayer mode.
Particularly noteworthy for inclined sci-fi nerds: The gameplay is challenging because you are allowed to control many of the technical systems of the spaceships yourself.
The excitingly told story leads you through action-packed space battles with a hearty laser storm. Between spectacular battleships in the deep black void of space, you feel like the protagonist of a Star Wars film.
Our test by author Sascha Penzhorn conveys the fascination behind the game very well:
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Star Wars: Squadrons in the test: This is how single player works!
Spintires: MudRunner – Gameplay Trailer: Finally back in the dirt with the trucks
Genre: Vehicle simulation | Developer: Saber Interactive | Release: 31.10.2017 (PC, PS4, Xbox One), 27.11.2017 (Switch), 15.07.2020 (iOS) | Price: 5 dollars (80 percent discount)
The predecessor of the great Snowrunner already had most of the strengths of its successor. Anyone interested in slow, challenging and extraordinary off-road driving should take a look at Mudrunner.
Incidentally, Snowrunner is also reduced by 40 percent in the Epic Sale and costs 24 dollars. You can find out what the successor does in the conclusion video:
SnowRunner – Conclusion on the off-road simulation
But don’t expect a racing game with either title, because it’s not about best times, but about mastering the road with big trucks. You drive jeeps and large trucks over rough terrain to complete deliveries. The focus is on a complex physics model that realistically simulates different surfaces.
You can often only make it through deep mud if you activate the four-wheel drive and use a winch. Such challenges often make the gameplay very calm, tactical and demanding.
Read our review if you want to learn more. Back then the first game was still called Spintires Mudrunner:
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Spintires put to the test – roaring monsters in the forest
Other interesting offers:
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Highly acclaimed Soulslike with a brand new protagonist that convinces with a captivating story and fun lightsaber gameplay. 24 dollars, 60 percent reduced.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The latest AC that lets you develop your own Viking clan and settlement in a huge England game world. 50 dollars, 17 percent reduced.
- Mafia Trilogy: From the remake of the first Mafia to the remasters of the next two, this pack contains the full roar of stylishly dressed gangster action. 45 dollars, 25 percent reduced.
Immortals Fenyx Rising: New open world adventure that has a lot from Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but also sets its own impetus with a courageous Ubisoft game world. 41 dollars, 33 percent reduced.
The Division 2: Post-apocalyptic loot shooter in a breathtaking open world. 9 dollars, 70 percent reduced.
Satisfactory: Very good first-person perspective building game in Early Access, in which everything revolves around optimizing a self-built factory in order to exploit a planet to the maximum. 24 dollars, 20 percent reduced.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2: Great remake of two skateboard classics that plays just as well as the originals, but looks really good in Unreal Engine 4.
GTA 5: gangster action game that no longer needs introduction. Already given on Epic, now heavily discounted again in the sale. 15 dollars, 50 percent reduced.
Through the Darkest of Times: Historical drama with valuable content about the resistance against the Nazi regime in Berlin in the 1930s. 10 dollars, 33 percent reduced.
Primordials of Amyrion: Strategy tip for multiplayer, in which you compete in 1v1 against the fantasy realm of another player. 6 dollars, 50 percent reduced.
Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark: Round tactics in the style of Final Fantasy Tactics with a gripping story and a pretty anime art design. 9 dollars, 66 percent reduced.
Phoenix Point: Round tactics from the XCOM inventor, the gameplay is strongly based on the newer XCOMs, but also brings its own ideas. 25 dollars, 50 percent reduced.
Iron Harvest: Real-time strategy game from a Europe company that is reminiscent of Company of Heroes 2, but plays with mech war machines in a parallel version of the First World War. 35 dollars, 30 percent reduced.
- The Textorcist: Unusual bullet hell game in pixel style in which you have to be able to type quickly to pronounce exorcisms. 5 dollars, 70 percent reduced.