Epic Games Store 10th Free Mystery Game Confirmed

The Epic Games Store gives away another free game as part of its new year countdown promotion, and it’s one of the more notable titles so far.

As has become a holiday tradition, the Epic Games Store is giving away a new free game every day to count down to the new year. While the Epic Games Store usually clues users in to what free games they can look forward to in advance with its weekly giveaways, it goes with a mystery game approach for its holiday celebration. Every day at 10:00am CT, Epic Games Store users are able to get a new free mystery game for their collection.

With it being December 25, Christmas day, the Epic Games Store is giving away one of the more notable mystery games to date. Right now, Epic Games Store users are able to claim the 2017 first-person shooter game Prey completely for free with no strings attached – all they need is the Epic Games launcher to play it.


Prey, for the uninitiated, is Arkane Studios’ reboot of the Prey franchise. Prey earned mostly positive reviews at the time of its release, with many seemingly satisfied with the new direction that Arkane took the series in. It plays similarly to Arkane’s Dishonored series, so anyone that’s a fan of those games should certainly consider giving Prey a shot and claiming it while it’s a freebie through the Epic Games Store.

Epic Games Store Free Mystery Games December 2021 List

epic games store free games december 2021 prey
  • Prey (December 25)
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Enhanced Plus Edition (December 24)
  • Vampyr (December 23)
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (December 22)
  • Second Extinction (December 21)
  • Loop Hero (December 20)
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (December 19)
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (December 18)
  • Neon Abyss (December 17)
  • Shenmue 3 (December 16)

Prey is replacing Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Enhanced Plus Edition as the current Epic Games Store free game and come 10:00am CT on December 26, it too will be replaced. The Epic Games Store does not announce the new free games in advance, but it does provide some clues as to what fans can expect. If fans look closely, they will see that the wrapping paper used to conceal the identity of the next free game has a symbol on it that teases what exactly the game is.

The symbol on the wrapping paper this time around appears to be a hand, and according to some reliable leakers, it seems that the December 26 Epic Games Store free game is none other than Remedy Entertainment’s Control. That would be a pretty big deal if true, as Control earned numerous awards and earned widespread critical acclaim at the time of its original release in 2019.

The only downside to Control being the next free game, assuming the rumors and predictions are true, is that Control has already been free on the Epic Games Store. But while many Epic Games Store users may have already claimed Control for free, it’s likely that there are others who missed out the first time around and will jump at the opportunity to get the game. Epic Games Store users can grab Prey for free while they wait to see if Control is truly the next free game or if it’s something else entirely.

Source: Gamerant

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