the Epic Games Store Holiday Sale is officially live, with Epic Games calling it “the biggest sale yet.” And we tend to believe it.
The sale, which began on December 16, includes discounts ranging from 10% to 95% on more than 1,300 games, editions and add-ons. But that’s not all, all Epic Games Store users also automatically receive a £10/$10 Epic Coupon added to their account, which applies to each game over $14.99 / £13.99 – as long as the number of items in your basket does not exceed 50 (TechRadar has contacted Epic Games for confirmation of Australian pricing).
This means that if a game is already on sale, as long as it is above this price threshold, you will automatically receive an additional $10 off at checkout. So you might have five items in your cart, and each one above that price will get a $10 discount (rather than just getting a discount on the total).
According to Epic Games, the number of times you can do this is unlimited, until the sale ends on January 6.
In addition to these great discounts, Epic Games is also giving away 15 free PC games during the sale period, one per day starting December 16. The first game revealed was Shenmue 3, which you Epic Game Store users can download and keep for free. now. The other games to roll out have yet to be confirmed but, if Shenmue is anything to go by, we’re expecting a few doozies.
Analysis: a multitude of discounts
If you didn’t manage to get a great gaming discount on Black Friday 2021, now is the perfect time. While Epic’s own discounts are pretty decent, it’s that extra $10 voucher that really makes this sale worthy of attention.
For example, Far Cry 6 has been reduced from $59.99 to $38.99, with that extra $10 off it’s $28.99 – you can also buy Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for the same price.
Even if you are an Epic Games Store user who does not want to buy discounted games, you will benefit from this sale with these 15 free games. Sure, they might not all be to your liking, but being able to add 15 more games to your PC library is absolutely nothing to sniff at.
Remember, you only have until January 6 to take advantage of these discounts and grab those free games, so we recommend setting a reminder during the holiday season.