Celebrate Batman's 80th anniversary with six free games courtesy of Epic

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member

From now through September 26, users can nab Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight absolutely free of charge. Developed using Unreal Engine 3, this trio of highly regarded games received Metacritic scores of 91, 91 and 87, respectively.

Arkham Knight did have its share of issues at launch, with Warner Bros. Games going so far as to suspend sales of the PC version in order to work out performance issues. It took a few months but eventually, the game returned to store (and virtual) shelves.

For the price of absolutely nothing, however, you simply can’t beat this offer.

If that weren’t enough, Epic is also gifting three titles from the Lego Batman series. Lego Batman: The Videogame, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. I personally haven’t played any of the Lego series games but they seem to get consistently decent reviews. These are no exception, with Metacritic scores of 74, 81 and 73, respectively.

All of the games are yours to keep forever, so long as you claim them before 10:59 a.m. Eastern on September 26 (that’s next Thursday).

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Vulcanproject

TS Evangelist
Nice to see Epic's money being used to give out free games better than the ones they themselves make.....

Arkham Knight was not well made for PC. It used far too much system RAM. It could eat up 10GB of system RAM in 2015, when few games used anything like that. Consoles only had about 5-6GB for everything.

It induced stutters if you only had 8GB installed and they never really fixed it, they just suggested you have at least 12GB of system RAM.

I already had 16GB at that point so never noticed a thing, it ran fine for me. It also helped I suppose I played it months later after it had various other patches and fixes.
 
How is this a desperate move when this is their standard free game(s) of the week? You know, a promo they've been doing for about 6 months now.

edit: Whoops, 9 months now. My bad.
 

Lionvibez

TS Evangelist
Nice to see Epic's money being used to give out free games better than the ones they themselves make.....

Arkham Knight was not well made for PC. It used far too much system RAM. It could eat up 10GB of system RAM in 2015, when few games used anything like that. Consoles only had about 5-6GB for everything.

It induced stutters if you only had 8GB installed and they never really fixed it, they just suggested you have at least 12GB of system RAM.

I already had 16GB at that point so never noticed a thing, it ran fine for me. It also helped I suppose I played it months later after it had various other patches and fixes.
I just installed it and its runs well on my old system

i7-970
12GB ram
rx580
 

Shaitan

TS Rookie
Never, Epic or whatever your name is. Your tactics are smoke and mirrors, bribery of game producers for exclusivity and data mining won't work. I'd rather lose several games than bend to the will of the zero-support, unfair-competition app which you provide...
Steam isn't perfect by any means. Neither is Blizzard's Battle Net , nor Uplay or EA's own lousy game client. But none of those collect data as Epic does, first and foremost, and they don't "cheat" by asking for exclusivity (aka: sell your soul fo a dime). Nope.