Epic are currently offering not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but six Batman games out for free on the Epic Games Store.
The six free games come from two distinct collections. The first of those collections is in an instantly recognizable brick form known as Lego, which is a great offering for kids that can also be enjoyed by the older among us. Namely, these titles are 2008’s Lego Batman: The Videogame, 2012’s Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, and 2014’s Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. All three titles were well received when they were released and are well worth a download.
On the more adult side of things, the second batch of freebies come from the fantastic Arkham series. Specifically, the offerings are 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, 2011’s Batman: Arkham City, and 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight. Those eagle-eyed fans among you will notice that this means that the 2013 prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins—which released between Arkham City and Arkham Knight—is not included, which is likely due to the fact that it was developed by WB Games Montreal rather than Rocksteady, who developed all of the entries that are available for free.
All three entries in the Arkham series were met with critical acclaim when they were originally released and they are absolute must-plays if you haven’t done so before, especially when you can get hold of them for free. They introduced a pretty revolutionary combat system that has inspired combat in numerous games since, most recently in Insomniac’s Marvel Spider-Man, and they also offer a great blend of action, stealth, and exploration.
The free offerings are likely in celebration of Batman Day (yes, that’s a thing), which takes place on Saturday 21st September and celebrates the Dark Knight’s whopping 80th birthday. You can never have too much Batman, so grab yourself some fantastic freebies while you can.
All six titles are available to download for free from the Epic Games Store right now until Thursday 26th September.