Not one to miss a party, the Epic Games Store Black Friday 2019 sale offers deep discounts on both AAA and indie games, and it's live now.
Despite getting off to a rocky start with its first sale, which featured confusing pricing and discounts along with developers pulling out of the sale midway through, subsequent deals appear to have gone off without a hitch. This is the first large-scale holiday sale since the Epic Games Store launched to a wide audience earlier this year. Epic also produced a promotional trailer for the sale, which you can see below:
Note that the sale also runs concurrently with Epic Games Store's weekly game giveaways, which will net you Bad North: Jotunn Edition through next Friday, and starting on Black Friday proper, Rayman Legends will be free. Note that with any purchase made via the Epic Games Store, you can use the creator code "TechRaptor" to support the website and what we do. Without further ado, here are some of the standout deals in the Epic Games Store Black Friday 2019 sale.
Highlights of the Epic Games Store Black Friday 2019 Sale
$47.99 (20% off) -- Our Review
Rockstar's latest game marks a return to the ravaged West, just as civilization is steadily advancing through its frontiers. As you play through outlaw Arthur Morgan's story, you'll interact with a gang of wildly different characters, all grappling with the fact that their part to play is coming to an end. Despite being the second Red Dead Redemption game, you aren't required to have played the original, console-exclusive 2010 release. Released on PC just over two weeks ago, the cinematic storytelling and depth of the world make Red Dead Redemption 2 hard to pass up.
$19.99 (50% off) -- Our Review
An open-world survival game set nearly 10 million years ago, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey tasks you with shepherding human evolution through the jungles of Africa, as you evolve and explore yourself. Naturally, you don't control the typical human protagonist, but rather apes, as they discover tools, knowledge, and advance their senses throughout hundreds upon thousands of years of evolution. Unique in presentation and setting, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a standout entry in the survival game genre.
$19.99 (50% off) -- Our Review
The third entry in the Metro series sees Artyom and his allies escape the mutant-infested subway tunnels of Moscow into the wider, nuclear war-ravaged Russian countryside. Now boasting a mix of open-world and linear game environments, Artyom must shepherd his allies and innocent civilians aboard a train as they attempt to secure a safe passage. With more refined gameplay and technical improvements carrying over from the Metro Redux releases, Metro: Exodus is a stellar entry in the well-loved series.
$19.99 (50% off) -- Our Thoughts
A brutal open-world fantasy RPG, Outward drops you into its world with little direction and even less help, and sets you free to roam as you please. Similarly to Neo Scavenger or Kenshi, death and illness are frequent and can strike at any time. Its obtuse world also presents a challenge to players, in how stingy it awards informaton. Outward may not be an RPG for everyone, but for those looking for a unique exploratory experience, there's something to be found here.
$35.99 (40% off) -- Our Review
Blue Byte's latest entry in the Anno series steps away from the futurism of Anno 2205 and returns to the Industrial Era. Set squarely within the series wheelhouse, featuring real-time city-building as you attempt to dominate and industrialize far-flung islands, while also managing the needs of your countrymen back home. New to Anno 1800 is the ability to plan out your city ahead of time, tourism and pollution mechanics, as well as managing the effects of industrialization itself.
$12.49 (50% off) -- Our Review
A sci-fi thriller set aboard a space station orbiting Saturn, Observation places you in the role of the station's AI manager investigating the disappearance of the crew. Offering a unique twist on sci-fi thrillers like 2001: A Space Odyssey or System Shock, where the AI is actively malevolent, Observation tasks you with interacting with the station in limited ways, in order to uncover the deep-space mystery.
Of course, what's listed here only barely scratches the surface of what's on offer. If you've missed any of Epic's game giveaways, you can pick from the past library, all at steep discounts. Releases just within the last few months are no stranger to slashed prices either, with Borderlands 3, The Outer Worlds, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint all also receiving price cuts.
Still, if you're looking to do some holiday shopping for yourself ahead of Black Friday proper, why not check out the Epic Games Store Black Friday 2019 sale?
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Are you surprised by recent releases receiving such heavy discounts during Epic's Black Friday sale? Anything you plan on picking up? Let us know in the comments below!