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Get a free copy of Football Manager 2020 and Watch Dogs 2 on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games continues its year-long promotion of the company's Epic Games Store with three games that are free to get this week. Football Manager 2020, Watch Dogs 2, and Stick it to the man are available for free until September 24, 2020 on the Epic Games Store.

You do need to download the store to your device and sign-in with a free account to claim the games, but that is all the only hurdle in the entire process.

Once signed-in, scroll down to the free games section on the start page. There you find listed the latest free games, and may also browse upcoming free games if you choose to.

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All that it takes from that point on is to click on the game you are interested in to open its store profile page. You find the "get" button that page and the price should display as free. Hit the get button and follow the checkout process; since you don't have to pay anything to get the game, it is not necessary to enter payment information. Just select "place the order", and agree to the refund and right of withdrawal information to complete the process.

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A notification should be displayed stating that the game you selected is ready to be installed on the device. You find it under your games listing in the Store interface as well at any time to install it from that location.

In case you are wondering, here is a quick summary of each of the games that you can get for free currently on the Store:

  • Football Manager 2020 is the latest in Sega's Football Manager series of games for PC. It features 116 leagues inn 53 countries as well as national teams. As the manager of a football club, it is your responsibility to develop the club in career mode, convince players to join the team or sell them, use the tactics generator, manage youth operations, watch games, and a lot more. Supports cross-platform play with Steam users who own the game as well.
  • Watch Dogs 2 is the second Watch Dogs title; the first was released in 2014 and it received favorable reviews but was criticized heavily for the discrepancy between preview imagery and graphics quality of the actual game. The second part is an action-adventure game with a hacking-focus just like the first. Released in 2016, it improved many of the main points of criticism of the first.
  • Stick It To The Man is a rather crazy sounding title as the entire game world is made out of paper and stickers. It is an adventure game featuring interesting visuals and good voice acting.

Closing Words

Football Manager 2020 is an excellent game and if you are into open world explorative games, Watch Dogs 2 may be too. Unless you are opposed to using the Epic Games Store, there is little reason not to grab these games before September 24, 2020.

Now You: do you use online game stores? If so which and why?

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  1. Goku said on September 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm
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    Thx for sharing, those giveaway are just insane, FM series are absolutely blast and will take away your social life for any football amateur.
    I use to not like Epic, because the launcher is still not a pleasure to use compared to Steam or Playnite, but all the giveaway made me change my mind, in the end only playing the actual game matters.

  2. Vic_ said on September 18, 2020 at 4:21 pm
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    I was an Epic Games user for a few months, until I found out that Tencent owns 40% of it and the desktop client performs a lot of shady operations on the machines it’s installed:

    It runs a lot of processes and it is hard to know what they all do.
    It tries to access code from other applications.
    It looks at Internet Explorer cookies.
    It looks at keys associated with Internet Explorer.
    It issues a survey of your computer’s hardware.
    It runs a lot of tracking software when you are downloading or playing a game.

    I’d rather get these games using other free means(arr!) than compromise my privacy by using Epic.

    1. John Smith said on September 19, 2020 at 3:25 am
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      I’d like to know where you’re getting this information from? I wonder if Steam or Uplay do similar shady stuff.

      I would be more worried about “other free means” as those often come with viruses and malware.

      1. Joger said on September 19, 2020 at 7:17 am
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        If you know the trusted source, I don’t think you will get any malware, unless that source was breached, which is 0.001%

      2. Ayy said on September 20, 2020 at 5:23 am
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        you can see it for yourself with process monitor, it does indeed try probing around your system and sends some stuff back, but even if this wasn’t the case, its still partially owned by tencent and there is no way I’m supporting a country running concentration camps and forced organ harvesting.

  3. Anonymous said on September 19, 2020 at 6:08 pm
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    Enjoy it while it lasts. Epic is a chinese store really owned by Tencent.
    Tencent is throwing money to get people to their ecosystem.
    Tencent games are going to be banned in USA and UK.
    They may be all removed globally in the end from Apple store and Google store.

  4. Mountainking said on September 21, 2020 at 7:17 am
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    Claimed. Thanks Martin :) Such a fan of Football manager that I played all CM versions upto they branched and became FM which I played about until 08. Then RL took over. Tried it again in 2016 BUT had to buy through steam. Hated this platform so much that Ive uninstalled it since and never buy a steam game….

    Since this is free, time to play it again. We will see how bad is the epic platform!

    1. VIRUS.... said on September 21, 2020 at 3:44 pm
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      Epic platform is not good or bad, it’s just a virus. It’s safer to get a pirate copy from a warez site. Also free and has less chance of getting viruses than Epic.

  5. Anonymous said on September 21, 2020 at 9:28 am
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    Epic…for people too stupid to Pirate

  6. Rick A. said on September 22, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    You don’t need to download Epic Games Launcher to get the free games, just go to:

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/ – Sign in and claim the games.

    You don’t even need Epic Games Launcher to download and play the games:

    https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=TdU7hkjQuBk

    or watch it here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdU7hkjQuBk

    Download it here – https://github.com/derrod/legendary

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