the free game of the week is a sci-fi staple

It’s been two weeks since 2022 landed, and the Epic Games Stores is therefore offering us its second free game of the year. If you like strategy games, this one should please you. If you are passionate about space, then you will probably be won over.

develop your own civilization

After being particularly generous with its users during the holiday season, the Epic Games Store has returned to a more classic offer by offering them a single free game last week. Rebelotte this week, where you can save around twenty euros by getting it for free Galactic Civilizations III, a space 4x, since yesterday 5 p.m. and until next Thursday. For the uninitiated, a 4x is a strategy game in which the player controls a civilization that it must develop, based on four main principles: eXploration, eXpansion, eXploitation and eXtermination. A very nice program.

Released in 2015, Galactic Civilizations III takes you to a distant galaxy, very distant, and offers you to develop your civilization through space. Like a Mass Effect, humanity realized that it was far from the only intelligent race in the galaxy. In the twenty-third century, it is therefore her or one of the many other races that you will have the opportunity to appropriate and develop, each with its own characteristics and skill trees. If you hang on to the concept, the lifespan can extend to dozens of hours of play, for a game that costs you nothing and that you will keep ad vitam eternam as long as you get it before January 20 at 5 p.m.

In Galactic Civilizations III, “research new technologies, design ships and colonize new worlds while facing various threats and addressing the challenges launched by mysterious sources. Negotiate markets and treaties, go to war, spy on your enemies and offer promotions to your best citizens “. As you will have understood, in a good game of strategy and management, good management of your resources and your populations are essential, while your place in the universe can be done as well through negotiations and diplomacy as by the war, all while facing up to 100 online players.

Galactic Civilizations III has been available for free since January 13 and will be available until Thursday January 20 at 5 p.m.


Our usual little reminder, finally: like every week, you may have problems recovering the game sur l’Epic Games Store. In this case, don’t worry: all you have to do is look at the double identification side. Here is the procedure to follow, step by step:

  • Sign into your account on the Epic Games Store website and go to settings
  • Click on the “Password and Security” tab
  • Enable two-factor authentication
  • Choose between authenticator or email or SMS authentication according to your preferences

As for the next free game from the Epic Games Store, you’ll have to wait until January 20 at 5 p.m. to get it.

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