KEY POINTS

  • "Control" is the latest free game offer on the Epic Games Store
  • Epic Games Store users can get the game for free until June 17
  • Players can also get "Control" expansion packs at 50% off

The latest free game from the Epic Game Store has been revealed, and its Remedy Entertainment's 2019 third-person shooting game “Control.” 

Originally, “Control” retails for $29.99, but Epic Game Store subscribers can get the action-adventure video game for free within the next several days. All they have to do is add the title to their library, and the base game will be playable forever.

Epic Games Store users have until 11 a.m. Thursday to claim the free game offer.

It is worth noting that “Control” has two expansion packs available. Both packs can be purchased separately and are on sale right now at 50% off. The special discounts are only available for as long as “Control” is free on the Epic Games Store. 

“Control” debuted in 2019 and received positive reviews. It garnered several awards that year as well, including best art direction from The Game Awards.

For those who may be coming across “Control” for the first time, the game revolves around the character Jesse Faden, whom players will play as. She is the new director for the Federal Bureau of Control, a secret U.S. government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena that violate the laws of reality.

Faden will be out to locate his missing brother but ends up getting entangled in a mysterious web that involves an entity called the Hiss. Through the journey, Faden will need to find a way to mesh the supernatural activities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments as she fights through the mysterious world.

Faden will also come across different Bureau agents and stumble upon strange experiments and secrets along the way.

“Control” replaced the previous free game on the Epic Games Store, “Frostpunk.” Not all users were happy with the title, which was announced on June 3, despite being highly acclaimed.

The Epic Games Store also revealed its free games for next week. These are “Hell is Other Demons” and “Overcooked 2.” Similar to “Control,” both games can be claimed for free, added to a user’s library and played forever.

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