The Best Deals From Epic Games Store's Month-Long 'Mega Sale'

Alfred Osborne
May 18, 2019

The Epic Games Store launched its first storewide sale today, and to mark the occasion, Epic is converting its biweekly game giveaways to weekly now through June 13, the duration of the Mega Sale.

Outside of grabbing exclusives and offering free games, Epic's latest tact to get gamers to buy from its store is a familiar one: a massive Steam-esque sale.

This discount comes courtesy of Epic itself, suggesting they're paying for portions of the discount that extend beyond their 12% cut of the profits. You can see our selection of recommended deals here, with plenty of games already available and some great pre-order deals.

"Epic Games is providing an additional $10 off to players at no cost to the publisher or developer", reads a press release announcement.

The competing stores' sales on indie games are similar. This upcoming action RPG was reportedly available for a discounted price, but soon disappeared from the storefront. Speaking to Kotaku, a spokesperson for Epic Games said: "Paradox Interactive has chosen to not participate in the Epic Mega Sale and the game has been temporarily removed from sale".

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Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines 2 will be available to pre-order on the Epic Games store again once the sale has ended. On a related note, if you bought a game between May 2 and May 15, Epic promises to refund you the difference in price between what you paid and what you would have paid if you'd done so during the sale. An Epic representative told Kotaku that Vampire: The Masquerade publisher Paradox chose at the last second-or after the last second, technically-to not participate in the sale.

Though Galyonkin says the game will return, it's not clear if this will be cleared up before the sale is over. "After the sale is over, on June 14, we will be raising the game's retail price to $24.99", the developer said in a statement.

Of course, don't forget that you get £10 (or $10) off nearly any game you buy (with the aforementioned caveats). Based on the language, it seems to apply to all pre-orders for discount-eligible games, not just those made in the past two weeks. Games have changed pricing and discounts since yesterday.

In all, the sale's not gone off with quite the fanfare that Epic had hoped - especially with publishers yanking their games from sale. It's now being offered for $8.09 on the SA store (still in USD), which is a discount of less than a single Dollar.

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