10 Best Epic Games Store Exclusives, Ranked
Over the years, Steam has reigned supreme as the undisputed distributor of PC video games. While several other companies have made their own attempts to break into the market, few have managed to match the levels of Valve’s digital distribution service.
In 2018, Epic Games launched the Epic Games Store. Although it lacks some of the features of other services, it has achieved a certain level of popularity based on the weekly release of free games as well as a catalog of popular and highly rated exclusives.
ten Watch Dogs: Legion pits players against the system
Ubisoft’s third installment Watch dogs series, Watch Dogs: Legion is a departure from the first two games’ focus on one main protagonist, allowing the player to recruit multiple pirates and use them to achieve the goals of the pirate organization DedSec.
Although the game received mixed reviews, the introduction of new elements such as permadeath for recruits added a level of innovation to the game, and exploring the city of London through the eyes of an anarchist hacker offers enjoyable gameplay.
9 Immortals Fenyx Rising is Zelda for Greek mythology fans
Immortals Fenyx Rising is an action-adventure game based on Greek mythology, featuring the titular hero Fenyx on his quest to save his brother. Players explore an open world full of creatures such as cyclops and minotaurs, as well as apparitions of gods such as Zeus and Ares.
Although much of the gameplay will be familiar to players of games such as breath of the wild Where Genshin Impact, the game received positive reviews for its humor, combat, and interesting setting for players to explore.
8 Alan Wake Remastered brings back a horror classic
Originally published in 2010, Alan Wake is a psychological thriller and horror game heavily inspired by the works of Stephen King. It has been hailed for its creepy aesthetics and gripping storyline and is often considered a classic in the horror game genre.
Developer Remedy released a remastered version in 2021, with redone assets and cutscenes, while still using the engine from the original release. At The Game Awards in 2021, Remedy announced the sequel to the first game, Alan Wake II, slated for release in 2023.
seven Magic: The Gathering Arena makes the card game even more accessible
Based on the immensely popular card game, Magic: The Gathering Arena is meant to be an improved and more accessible version of the original online game. The game is available for free on the Epic Games Store.
The game plays out much the same as the original card game, with players building a deck of spells, creatures, and artifacts, using mana to summon them to battle with other players. The game also features in many eSports competitions.
6 Kena: Bridge of Spirits is thrilling and full of heart
Developed as the first game by Ember Lab, a studio known for its work in animation and commercials, Kena: Bridge of Spirits was released to positive reviews, with critics particularly praising its artistry, which is reminiscent of the work of studios such as Pixar and DreamWorks.
The gameplay features an action-adventure style where the player assumes the role of Kena, a spirit guide trying to reach a sacred mountain shrine while helping lost and corrupted spirits along the way. Weird and helpful creatures called Rot play an important role in the game, and the poignant and touching story told through the cutscenes is sure to touch the hearts of anyone who plays it.
5 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla takes players back to the Viking Age
the Assassin’s Creed The franchise has been a flagship series for Ubisoft since the release of the first game. The latest game, Assassin’s Creed: Walhalla, takes players back to the Viking Age when raiders and settlers from Scandinavia ventured across the seas to the shores of the British Isles.
Gameplay follows much the same formula as previous entries in the franchise, with players taking on the role of Viking warrior Eivor, whose story takes them from the fjords of Norway to England and beyond, including DLC which features locations in Ireland as well as the famous Siege of Paris in 886.
4 Hitman 3 gives Agent 47 one more job
The third and last Hitman game released in the World of Assassination trilogy, Hitman 3 was a massive hit for the franchise, far outselling its predecessors and receiving near universal praise from fans and critics alike.
Hitman 3 once again puts players in the shoes of Agent 47 and follows the events of the second game in the trilogy where the titular hitman and his handler went rogue to exact revenge against a cabal of powerful rulers of business. Much like previous games, players must perform numerous assassinations with the unique stealth-based system the franchise is known for.
3 Kingdom Hearts is a series loved by many
Square Enix’s beloved Kingdom Hearts The series has consistently been well received by critics and fans alike, featuring both an original universe and characters from various Disney, Pixar and other Square Enix franchises.
Originally released on PlayStation consoles, several of the games have been made available for PC on the Epic Games Store, including remastered versions of many games such as Kingdom Hearts 2, often considered one of the best games in the series.
2 Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade was one of the most anticipated games of all time
One of the most anticipated games of all time, the remake of the immensely popular Final Fantasy VII was eagerly awaited by fans since its announcement in 2015. While the first part was originally released for the PlayStation 4 in 2020, an enhanced version was released the following year for the PlayStation 5, along with a PC port available on Epic Games Store.
While the port was criticized for some performance issues, the game as a whole was incredibly well received by fans, not only for the excellent combat system, but also for the narrative, with new details and elements not seen in the original game.
1 Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon
Probably one of the most recognized titles in Epic Games and gaming in general, fortnite has been a phenomenon almost since its release, amassing over 125 million players in its first year of debut.
Unlike some other battle royale games, fortnite features unique elements – in particular, the building aspect for which the game is best known. Several new game modes have also been released since its inception, including a tower defense mode as well as a sandbox mode in addition to the classic Battle Royale.
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