• Assassins Creed Syndicate will be free on the Epic Games Store, joining card battler Faeria as this coming weeks duo of free games.
  • Players can pick up the game from this Thursday until Feb. 27.
  • The game may mark a shift at Epic towards giving away games with a broader appeal.

Epic Games is continuing with its 2020 habit of announcing its weekly freebies ahead of time. The Fortnite developer announced that Assassins Creed Syndicate is heading to the Epic Games Store later this week.
Assassins Creed Syndicate Joins Epic Stores Free Game Giveaway
Ubisofts 2015 open-world action-adventure appeared on the Epic Games Store free game listing earlier today. Syndicate joins card battler Faeria as this coming weeks duo of free games.
Source: Epic Games Store
Faeria and Assassins Creed Syndicate go free this Thursday, Feb. 20 until Feb. 27. Epic usually launches that weeks titles at 4 PM GMT/8 AM PST.
Assassins Creed Syndicate is an interesting one and may mark a shift at Epic towards giving away games with a broader appeal. Assassins Creeds mainstream appeal could draw in a different type of player and further bolster the Epic Games Stores user base.
The Last True AC Game
The timing of Assassins Creed Syndicates release meant it didnt fare as well as expected despite being a solid entry in the series. The widely criticized Unity blemished the franchise for many, leaving Syndicate to contend with a landscape unsympathetic to what many were coming to see as a fatigued formula.
In that respect, a slot as an Epic Games Store freebie should allow many players to give Syndicate the attention it deserves.
In many ways, Syndicate stands as the last true Assassins Creed game before the franchise sets its sights on becoming a fully fledged RPG. The transition from Origins which introduced the first RPG elements to 2018s sprawling journey across the Aegean Sea hasnt been to everyones taste.
Source: Ubisoft
If youre tempted by some classic Assassins Creed, then you cant go wrong with Syndicate. Heres the official blurb to whet your appetite;
As Jacob Frye, a young and reckless Assassin, use your skills to help those trampled by the march of progress. Travel the city at the height of the Industrial Revolution and meet iconic historical figures. From Westminster to Whitechapel, you will come across Darwin, Dickens, Queen Victoria and many more. As a gang leader, strengthen your stronghold and rally rival gang members to your cause, in order to take back the capital from the Templars hold.
In the meantime, Epic is currently giving away Kingdom Come: Deliverance, arguably its biggest game to date, and Aztez.
This article was edited by Gerelyn Terzo.
Last modified: February 17, 2020 11:11 PM UTC