One of 2019’s best video games, Control, is free for PC on the Epic Game Store launcher this week — and it’s not the only one.
Control is a supernatural-tinged action-adventure game in which you play as Jesse Faden, a member of a secret government agency that investigates paranormal events and artifacts. You explore a large, ever-changing government facility, unlocking new pathways as you earn new powers and weapons. It’s basically like The X-Files meets Metroid Prime plus Half-Life, and it rules.
And right now, Control is totally free on the Epic Games Launcher until 1 am AEST on June 18. Note that this is the base version of the game that released in 2019, not the complete edition from 2020; you’ll still have to buy the extra DLC content separately if you decide you love it enough to lay out the cash.
How to download Control for free from the Epic Games store
- Click the Control tab in the Epic Games Launcher, or open the game’s product page from the “Store” section. You can also grab it from the Epic Games Store website.
- Click “Get,” and complete the transaction steps.
- Once the game is added to your library, you’ll own it forever.
Epic Games gives away PC games like this all the time, so it’s worth logging in to see what’s on offer. There are also dozens of other free games on Epic Games Store right now, including the recently added free-to-play MMORPGs Genshin Impact and Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. All free games are listed in the Store tab under Browse > Free.
Battlefield 4 and Batman: The Telltale Series on are free on Amazon Prime Gaming
While we’re at it, Amazon Prime members can claim 10 free PC games this month through the Amazon Prime Gaming website, including critically-acclaimed titles Battlefield 4 (available until June 21) and Batman: The Telltale Series (available until July 11).
The rest of June’s free Prime Gaming titles include:
- Bombslinger (Available until June 11)
- Mana Spark (Available until June 18)
- Frog Climbers (Available until June 25)
- BFF or Die (Available until July 1)
- Lost in Harmony (Available until July 1)
- Mugsters (Available until July 1)
- Newfound Courage (Available until July 1)
- Spitkiss (Available until July 1)
Prime members can also claim heaps of special in-game loot for several other games this month. To claim the freebies, sign in with your Amazon account here and click “Claim game” next to everything you want to download.