Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable are free to claim on the Epic Games Store

As yet another Thursday rolls in, Epic Games Store has put on offer Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable, taking the place of A Short Hike, Anodyne 2, and Mutazione.

Ubisoft revealed Watch Dogs in 2012 at its E3 event, with a release just two years later in 2014. It puts you in the shoes of a hacker who has figured out how to control pretty much every piece of infrastructure in the fictionalized city of Chicago. While it was mired in controversy at launch, it soon received favorable reviews for its gameplay. Here’s how the Epic Games Store describes it:

As Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker, turn Chicago into the ultimate weapon in your quest for revenge. But what happens when your personal quest collides with an entire city?

The Stanley Parable was originally released as a Half-Life 2 mod in 2011, receiving a standalone remake later in 2013 through Steam Greenlight. It’s an interactive drama often described as a walking simulator. Here’s how it’s described at the Epic Games Store:

The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice.

Epic Games Store is offering Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable to players on Windows, however, the latter is also available for Linux and macOS via Steam, where it is priced $14.99 at the time of writing. Here are the minimum requirements:

Watch Dogs The Stanley Parable
Windows
  • OS: Windows Vista® (SP2) x64 / Windows 7 (SP1) x64 / Windows 8 x64 (x64 bit versions only)
  • CPU: 2.66 GHz Intel® Core2 Quad Q8400 or 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 940
  • GPU: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher (DirectX 11)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
  • Additional Notes:
    • PERIPHERALS: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse and headset, optional Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
    • MULTIPLAYER: 256 kbps or faster broadband connection
Windows
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 3GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 9

If you wish to claim Watch Dogs or The Stanley Parable, you can find them here. They will be free to claim until March 26, which is when Epic will put on offer Figment and Tormentor x Punisher for its next giveaway.

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