The Epic Games Store’s Black Friday sale is now live: The best deals to consider

The Epic Games Store has finally kicked off its annual Black Friday sale starting today. The platform will offer up to 75 percent off on select sports and will run till 30 November 2021. If you’re looking for new discounted titles for this holiday season, you can check out our compiled list below.

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rs 1599.50

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the holy grail of video games that everyone hopes will one day be free on Epic Games. Set in a fictional representation of 1890s America, the story follows the illicit Arthur Morgan and his escape into the Wild West. The game received critical acclaim for its open world environment and realistic interactions.

Players can participate in shootouts, Mexican standoffs, hunt animals or bounty, ride horses, and more. It also includes an honor system, where bad deeds put your face on the desired poster. At a price of Rs 1599.50, it is the cheapest game ever.

A screenshot of Red Dead Redemption 2. (Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Hitman 3 – Rs 567.60

Despite serving as a sequel to IO Interactive’s previous reboot game, Hitman 3 fares well as its own killing simulator. Taking control of the barcoded Agent 47, players have complete freedom in how they approach the assigned missions. You can go loud and clear or take your time in disguise and study your target to eliminate them. Thanks to its open-world sandbox approach, players can poison, drown, electrocute or even strangle their victims using its infamous fiber wire.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Rs 282.60

The winner of the 2015 Game of the Year award deserves a spot on this list. Based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, Wild Hunt is a highly story-driven action-adventure RPG by CD Projekt Red. The plot revolves around professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, as he searches for his missing adopted daughter. As part of the journey, players will step into a vast fantasy open world, rich in trading cities, caves, pirate islands, dense forests, and mythical creatures.

Disco Elysium: Final Cut costs Rs 447. (image credit: ZA/UM)

Disco Elysium: Final Cut – Rs 447

Disco Elysium is a role-playing title that is not aimed at the average gamer crowd. If you are someone who enjoys reading or rich, dialogue-heavy fiction, this one will definitely be up your alley. You play as an amnesia detective with a unique skill system at your disposal, and interrogate various characters, solve cases, or even take bribes in an attempt to find yourself. Your choices mold your character throughout the game and have a significant impact on the ending. It also has a table-top mechanic, where the game rolls the dice to determine your next move or position.

Paatal Lok – Rs 416.50

Supergiants Heads is a fast-paced, addictive hack and slash roguelike filled with mythological lore and references. Players take control of Zagreus, the successor to the god of death, and participate in several battles against the Olympians to escape the underworld. Every time you die, you lose progress and go back to the beginning to reflect on your mistakes. Players can use the treasures they collect to upgrade their weapons for better odds during their next escape attempt.

A screenshot from Paatal Lok. (Image credit: Supergiant Games)

Batman: Arkham Trilogy – Rs 130.25, Rs 130.25, Rs 268.20

Rocksteady’s Arkham series serves as a sophisticated, grounded retelling of the Batman mythos through three narratives — “Asylum,” “City,” and “Knight.” Players will step into the filthy underbelly of Gotham and associated locations to battle familiar foes such as The Joker, Penguin, Scarecrow, and more. Despite being older titles, they offer a strong gameplay mechanic and graphics that hold up to the present day. In fact, its freeflow combat system served as a blueprint for later superhero games such as Insomniac Spider-Man.

Death Gate – Rs 524.25

Death’s Door is essentially a 3D isometric approach to a Souls-like game, where you play as a crow. Your job as a Reaper is to painstakingly hunt down various monsters and collect their souls for the Reaper Commission headquarters. The game features a set of puzzles, unlockable weapons, magic balls and potions that restore you to full health. It serves as a fresh, engaging approach to the Dark Souls games we know to date.

Far Cry 6 is listed at Rs 2489.17. (image credit: Ubisoft)

Far Cry 6 – Rs 2489.17

This time starring Giancarlo Esposito from ‘Breaking Bad’ as the primary antagonist, Far Cry 6 takes us to the tropical island of Yarra. Like its other iterations, the game features an open-world environment where players can secretly face hordes of enemies or go into guns blazing. The game also lets you fight crocodiles, ride horses, and find new weapons and upgrades. This is about as much fun as Far Cry can get, though the story could use some improvisation.

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – Rs 1499.50

Since its initial release, on PC, Valhalla has been listed exclusively as the Epic Games Store. Ubisoft hasn’t made any announcements about the Steam release, which is a troubling thing, considering it’s convenient to have all your games in one place. In AC: Valhalla, players take control of a Viking, Evor, and participate in numerous barbarian raids across the continent. You’ll face a wide variety of enemies with different skill sets and this includes a Viking Harpoon that can be used to shove them.

Grand Theft Auto V – Rs 1160.72

And finally, we can’t ignore Rockstar Games’ long-running cash cow – GTA V. For a week, the game was available for free on the Epic Games Store and caused massive server outages and throttling on the Rockstar Games Club launcher. If you’re one of those unlucky groups who weren’t able to redeem the game when it was free, you can buy it now for 50 percent off.

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