The Epic Store December giveaways may be over, but the sale is in full swing, and we have a bunch of games for you to check out! In addition to all the sales, there’s a coupon given to all Epic accounts that slices your final price by a quarter.
The sale ends on January 5th, so there’s plenty of time to browse the store. All prices shown are in USD. Also, a lot of these games are on sale on other stores/platforms as well, but they don’t benefit from the coupon we’re about to look at. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Before we’ll get into the games, let’s talk about the Epic Coupon. This is a Coupon that’s added to everyone’s account and is available for the duration of the sale. It’s automatically applied at checkout when spending over 15 USD or your regional equivalent.
You can check Epic’s official page to see your regional threshold, as well as claim the coupon if it wasn’t added to your account. The coupon only applies to already released games, regardless of if they have another discount, but it does NOT apply to pre-orders, DLC, or in-game purcahses.
Spider-Man’s most recent foray into the world of video-games, and quite a successful one. The game was a PlayStation exclusive for a while, but now it’s available on PC, and Epic offers a pretty good price for it. The game sees you play as Spider-Man, roaming the streets of New York, while a new threat emerges to challenge you and the city.
The stand-alone expansion Miles Morales is also available in the store. This one focuses on the titular Miles, who must protect the city Peter goes out of the country, all while dealing with the threat of The Tinkerer. Shorter than the original, but still a fun time, and Miles has it’s own set of moves and powers that make him distinct from Peter.
Spider-Man currently 44.99, down from 59.99. The coupon brings the game down to 33.74 USD. Miles Morales isn’t on sale, but the coupon brings the price down from 49.99 to 37.29.
Changing gears towards original Sony IPs, we have 3 games to look at. The first two, Horizon: Forbidden West and God of War (2018), are some of the best titles from Sony’s last generation of consoles. The former is an open-world survival game that sees you walking across post-apocalyptic earth and facing off against robots that behave like wild animals.
The later is a continuation of the original God of War trilogy on the PS2 and PS3, set in a new part of the world, and deviating greatly in terms of gameplay, presentation, characterization from what came before. It won Game of the Year at the 2018 Game Awards, and for good reason.
Finally, there’s Sackboy: A Big Adventure, which sees you taking control of Sackboy, the mascot of the Little Big Planet games. Unlike those, A Big Adventure is a 3D collectathon platformer in the vein of Mario Odyssey or Banjo-Kazooie. The game is very colorful and cartoony, a nice break from the hyper-realistic titles that have come out recently.
The game is 40.19, down form 59.99. With the coupon applied, it goes down to 30.16.
Taking a break from the AAA space, we have Wavetale, a cell-shaded adventure game where you run across an ocean to fight evil and save the world with fluid movement and combat. The game was stuck as a Stadia exclusive for a while, but it’s now released on other platforms as well.
The game is not currently on sale, but with the coupon applied it goes from 29.99 to 22.49.
Speaking of great movement, Solar Ash can best be described as the love child of Shadow of the Colossus and Jet Set Radio. You’ll traverse the world to get to titanic enemies that you must climb on. Once there, you’ll run from weak-point to weak point on the surface of the titans, bringing them down. All while experiencing a story of loss and starting over with what you have.
The game is 23.99, down from 39.99. The coupon brings it down to 17.99.
Another game about taking down big creatures while moving around at breakneck speed. Unlike our previous entry, The Pathless is more puzzle-focused, and you actively hunt your enemies rather than run on top of them. You also get a pet eagle that you can use to solve puzzles and reach high platforms.
The game is 19.99, down from 39.99. The coupon brings it down to 12.99.
Immortals: Fenix Rising
Getting back into the AAA space, Ubisoft games are usually heavily discounted during this time. The Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Watch Dogs series are almost all on sale anywhere from 50 to 80%, with their latest titles, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs Legion going for 65-75% off. And that’s without taking the coupon into account.
That said, we’d like to shed the spotlight on Immortal: Fenix Rising. The game flew under the radar because it was dismissed as a Zelda: Breath of the Wild clone and released a week before Cyberpunk 2077. But Fenix is a good time, with fluid combat, a large world, and a neat story that pokes fun at many aspects of Greek myth. Don’t sleep on this one!
Immortals: Fenix Rising is 14.99 for the standard version and 24.99 for the Gold version, which includes all DLC. This goes down to 11.24 for the standard version and 22.74 for the Gold version after the coupon.
Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3
Speaking of Cyberpunk, CD Projekt Red’s latest RPG is half off. The game offers players the chance to explore a city filled to the brim with the best things you’ll find in a cyberpunk setting: augmented humans, neon aesthetics, corporate overlords, and funky guns. It had a rocky launch, but the devs fixed many of the technical issues with the game and now it’s a good time.
If fantasy is more your thing, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is down 80%. This is considered by many to still be one of the best RPGs of all time, as you take Geralt on a quest to fight inter-dimensional elves and collect as many Gwent cards as possible, all while exploring an idyllic land inspired by East European folklore.
Cyberpunk Goes from 59.99 to 29.9, while The Witcher goes from 49.99 to 9.99. After the coupon, the prices go down to 22.49 and 7.49, respectively, though you’ll need to buy something else for the additional discount on the Witcher.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The latest single-player experience in the Star Wars universe, Jedi: Fallen Order combines souls-like combat and a metroidvania-style map for a unique experience. It takes place 5 years after Revenge of the Sith, and follows Cal Kestis as he tries to escape the Imperial Inquisition and rebuild the Jedi Order from scraps, all while exploring various planets in the Star Wars mythos.
The game is down by a whooping 88%, from 39.99 to a measly 4.79. You can bring that down even lower to 3.59 with the coupon, but you’ll need to get something else as well. If you’re a PlayStation player and are subscribed to Essential or higher, the game will be offered for free next month, so keep that in mind.
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
This one’s a little awkward. Death Stranding was offered as the free game for Christmas. However, there was a bit of a mix-up, as they offered the Director’s Cut initially, but it was supposed to be the standard edition. Eventually, this issue was “fixed”, and most people claimed the standard version of the game.
If you missed out on the giveaway (understandable, it was Christmas), you can get the Director’s Cut for 40% off (you can’t purchase the standard version). It’s a great game, though not for everyone. If you did get the game on the 25th, the upgrade to the Director’s version is also discounted by 40%, and it includes additional content, as well as better performance and support for Ultrawide monitors.
The game costs 23.99, down from 39.99, and goes further down to 17.99 with the coupon. The upgrade for the standard version goes from 9.99 to 5.99, but it’s not eligible for the coupon.
Let’s end things with a blur! A blue blur, that is. Unfortunately, Sonic’s latest and greatest game, Frontiers, isn’t available in the store, so you can’t use the coupon to reduce its cost. Thankfully, there’s plenty of other great games, all of them at least half off.
First off, there’s Sonic Origins, which is a compilation of Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, and CD, all in one spot. It’s worth noting that these games have been released A LOT, usually in larger collections, so you can probably find them for cheaper than here.
Up next, we have Sonic Mania, a great tribute to the classic games with modern pixel-art. This one is off by 75%, and it’s an absolute steal, being one of the best 2D Sonic games in recent memory.
Finally, there’s Sonic Colors: Ultimate, a remaster of the 2010 game. This one of the better 3D Sonic games, and it introduces the whisp power-ups to the Sonic formula. Ultimate brings enhanced 4k graphics and support for 60 frames per second.
Sonic Mania is 4.99, down from 19.99, with the coupon bringing it to 3.74, assuming you spend at least 14.99 total. Both Origins and Colors go from 39.99 to 19.99, and then go further down to 14.99 with the coupon. The later two games both have Deluxe version that cost 16.87 after the coupon is applied, and come with addition music and, in the case of Origins, harder levels, among other things.
What we’ve shown here barely scratches the surface on what’s in the store, so go take a look yourself. This is going to be the last article of 2022, so, in lieu of asking what you think of these sales and such, we’ll just wish you all a Happy New Year! Out of Games will be back in 2023 in full force, and we hope to see you all there!
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