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EGS doubles up with free games, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and Faeria

Published: 21:28, 17 February 2020
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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

As Epic Games just wrote, two free games are better than one and who are we to disagree. As of 20 February 2020, Sweeney and Co are offering Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and Faeria, and we'll give you a quick run-through just in case.

While there's no doubt that every single Epic Game Store freebie was well worth trying out, with more than a few notable highlights, you could argue that there weren't many top-tier releases like Subnautica, for instance.

Granted, a few of those indies tore through weeks of my time, for which I'm immensely grateful, but that's beside the point now.

We had heard rumours that Kingdom Come: Deliverance may make the list of Epic's freebies, of which we were personally sceptical, but it's almost if Warhorse's acclaimed RPG opened up the gates, and we've got an excellent Ubisoft offering scheduled for 20 February 2020. 

We're talking about Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Ubisoft's release from 2015 that takes the franchise to Victorian London in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. The story follows twins, Jacob and Evie, as they try to infiltrate London's criminal underworld and wrangle the control of the city from Templars. 

It's well worth noting that while Assassin's Creed: Syndicate received pretty positive reviews all-round, its commercial return was apparently below expectations. Of course, Ubisoft's financial expectations shouldn't be something you should worry about, especially when this one's for free. 

User interface of Faeria game Faeria

As for the second freebie coming with Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, we're looking at Faeria, a trading-card-game meets turn-based strategy. Developed by Belgian studio Abrakam in 2017, it's often likened to a hybrid between Catan and Magic the Gathering/Hearthstone, but once you delve in deeper you'll notice that it's much more than that. 

If you're the one to trust Metacritic, Faeria rates at 81, while Steam reviews rate it at Very positive, so it looks like a no brainer, even without the fact it will be free.

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