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Hitman and The Shadowrun Collection are free now on Epic

You'll be able to pick up the first new Hitman game and the Shadowrun Collection free from the Epic Games Store next week

August 27, 2020 Hitman and the Shadowrun Collection are now free on the Epic Games Store.

This week’s free games from the Epic Games Store are now live, and they’re good ones: it’s Hitman and the Shadowrun Collection, both of which can be had simply by logging into the store and clicking ‘claim now.’

Hitman, in case you hadn’t heard, is Very Good. It’s the first in what will soon be a trilogy of modern Hitman games, and it’s a series of sandbox environments in which to do various kinds of murders. While it sounds a bit macabre on paper, in practice what you quickly discover is there’s a satisfying puzzle box element to each initial assassination.

You’ll play each environment many times, learning more about each character’s routines every time you do. And you’ll have more chances to experiment with Hitman’s suite of weapons and tools – a proximity mine in the bathroom might be just the thing after dumping rat poison in a special batch of pasta sauce. You can choose to be surgically lethal and perfect your run, or improvise and chuck a bust of Beethoven at an unexpecting guard’s head.

The Hitman giveaway comes alongside the news that Hitman 3 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC. The Hitman 3 release date is set for early next year.

Also starting next week, you’ll be able to get a free copy of the upcoming Shadowrun Collection, which includes the three excellent Shadowrun tactical RPG games from Harebrained Schemes: there’s Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Dragonfall – Director’s Cut, and Shadowrun Hong Kong – Extended Edition.

That’s a massive amount of role-playing goodness, all set in the fascinating fantasy-cyberpunk world of Shadowrun.

In the meantime, be sure to snag this week’s batch of free PC games. Your library is likely worth quite a bit by now if you’ve been keeping up with the free giveaways since Epic first launched its store.