Control is free in the Epic Games Store next week. Those who have a free Epic Games Store account can claim the acclaimed action adventure from Remedy Entertainment 2019 until June 17, 2021.
The free offer headlines Epic Games Store’s Mega Sale event, which also runs through June 17. The store front also shows Genshin Impact, but action-RPG is already a free game. It was launched on the Epic Games Store on June 8.
Next week’s free games will be Overcooked 2, from 17 June to 24 June, and Hell is other demons, an action platformer released in 201
Control, like Remedy’s other big budget games Alan Wake and Quantum Break, is a supernatural / sci-fi thriller. The main character Jesse Faden rejects a paranormal threat with a number of weapons and powerful psychic abilities. The free version offered is the base game; it does not include the two extensions that followed (and were collected in Control: Ultimate Edition last fall, which is $ 39.99 at the Epic Games Store).
Control earned eight nominations at The Game Awards 2019, and won one (Best Art Direction) and another eight nominations at the 23rd DICE Awards, and won three (Art Direction, Game Direction and Original Music). Nominated for Game of the Year by both awards series, Control was also Polygon’s second for GOTY Awards in 2019. The game was also launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019 (and was upgraded to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X earlier this year), but in our opinion the game’s PC version looks like best.