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Grab ‘Control’, ‘Battlefield 4’ and more free PC games this week

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One of 2019’s best video games, Control, is free for PC at the Epic Game Store launch this week – and it’s not the only one.

Control is a supernaturally colored action-adventure game where you play as Jesse Faden, a member of a secret government agency that investigates paranormal events and objects. You explore a large, ever-changing government facility, and unlock new avenues as you earn new powers and weapons. It’s basically like X-Files meetings Metroid Prime plus Half life, and it controls.

And right now, Control is completely free on Epic Games Launcher until 11 ET on June 17th. Note that this is the base version of the game released in 2019, not the full version from 2020; You still have to buy the extra DLC content separately if you decide you love it enough to post cash.

How to download Control for free from the Epic Games store

  1. click on Control category in the Epic Games Launcher, or open the game’s product page from “Shop” section. You can also download it from the Epic Games Store website.
  2. Click “Few,” and complete the transaction steps.
  3. Once the game is added to your library, you will 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 the Epic Games Store right now, including the newly added free-to-play MMORPGs Genshin impact and Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. All free games are listed in the Store tab below Browse> Free.

Battlefield 4 and Batman: The Telltale Series on is free on Amazon Prime Gaming

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While we’re at it, Amazon Prime members can claim 10 free PC games this month via the Amazon Prime Gaming website, including critically acclaimed titles. Battlefield 4 (available until June 21) and Batman: The Telltale Series (available until July 11).

Rest of June 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)
  • Newly won Against (Available until July 1)
  • Spitkiss (Available until July 1)

Prime members can also claim lots of special in-game swaps for several other games this month. Claiming freebies, sign in with your Amazon account here and click “Require games” next to everything you want to download.

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