Epic Mega Sale's Last Free Game Revealed

The Epic Games Store’s Mega Sale comes to an end tomorrow, but that also means that the last mystery free game will be available to claim. Confirming a previous leak yet again, an Epic Facebook ad has revealed that Ark: Survival Evolved will be up for grabs until June 18. Ark: Survival Evolved will join the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection, which releases tomorrow and is free on Epic for its first week.

Ark: Survival Evolved originally released in 2017, but it’s been around since 2015 as an early access title. A survival game filled with dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, players work to withstand the brutal elements by building bases, scavenging for resources, and befriending dinosaurs both large and small. As far as survival games go, Ark is quite demanding, as you have to manage not only health and stamina, but hunger levels and oxygen.

Best played with friends, you can link up and form Tribes to join forces, create thriving villages, and take on the most difficult creatures. Ark has both PvP and PvE servers, so you can choose whether you want to test your survival skills against other players or just NPCs.

It does have a seriously unforgiving learning curve, a fact we highlighted in our Ark: Survival Evolved review back in 2017. Critic Brett Todd praised the freedom offered by the open-world gameplay, the prehistoric landscapes, and the creatures who inhabit it while criticizing the steep difficulty and repetitive grind. Ark has evolved (sorry) over the years, however, so it’s certainly worth checking out for yourself at the low price of nothing.

As mentioned above, you’ll also be able to snag Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection–which includes seven classic fighting games–for free starting tomorrow. Epic’s Mega Sale has featured some of the most high-profile freebies yet, including Grand Theft Auto V, Civilization VI, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. We keep an updated list of every Epic Games Store freebie, so you can see what’s been given away since the program launched in late 2018.

Also, don’t forget to claim Overcooked before Ark takes its place tomorrow at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. And while you’re at it, make sure to take a peek at our running list of every free game available now.

h/t Nibel

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