If you prefer playing on PC, you can buy your games separately or join one of their bigger communities to make your access to them simpler. Epic Games store is one of those that comes to mind first. It’s a large store, but is it worth registering if you want just one game? Let’s see whether you should choose Epic Games Store as your primary videogame provider.
What’s Good About the Epic Games Store?
Being registered at Epic brings you a lot of good things. First, there are many games by both Epic and third-party developers you can buy. And, regardless of your device, if it supports a certain game, you can just authorize and install it as many times as you want. How do you connect with friends? How do you change your Epic Games name? How do you get notified about deals? With Epic Games Store, the answer is: easily.
And you don’t even always have to pay. Since the lockdowns began, Epic Store introduced a good tradition of giveaways. It always has one or two great games going free for a certain period. And it’s not always some unknown indie titles or failed projects. Since the giveaways began, there was a chance to get an excellent title for free. What about Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate? Overcooked? Jurassic World Evolution? And even Sid Meier’s Civilization VI or GTA V? And Epic is going to give you more titles like this for free (though the expansions, of course, remain paid).
With the Epic Games app running in the background, you don’t have to worry about updates. It notifies you about any deal, update, or event. And there is an achievement system that makes your gameplay experience more challenging.
Anything Bad About Epic Store?
Speaking of what Epic Games Store lacks, the answer is quite common: some games. There is no online game store now that has all the great titles. Some are exclusive to other platforms (like Sony PlayStation or Nintendo Switch), and other stores exclusively sell others. So you may end up having accounts in multiple stores to get all the titles you want.
There are also fewer titles than other stores offer. On the other hand, Epic pays a lot of attention to quality, so this qualifies as a drawback only if you are an indie developer. Then it’s really harder for you to push your product there.
As for technical issues, they are rare but still may happen.
Alternatives to Epic Store
Other stores may make a decent alternative to Epic Games Store (if you are not here for Epic-exclusive games). Let’s list but a few.
- Steam. It’s the number one game store online, with an advanced social environment and many thousands of titles. Sometimes it offers the same game for a lower price than Epic Store does. Some Epic-exclusive games, though, never make it there.
- Microsoft Store/Xbox Store. It’s also one of the biggest ones, but it makes much more sense if you are an Xbox owner, as not all of its great titles are available on PC.
- GOG. This store, owned by CDPR (the creator of The Witcher saga and Cyberpunk 2077), is a sort of paradise for fans of old-school games.
- Humble Bundle. Good if you’re into saving: you can always get great games cheaper here.
- Green Man Gaming. It’s also a great place if you’re looking for frequent solid deals.
We hope this helped you decide whether Epic Games Store is your games store. If you have something to add or a question to ask, you can do it in the comments section below!