Get Civilization VI, a $ 60 game, free from Epic



If you're a gamer, or just visit the Cheapskate pages occasionally, you probably know that Epic Games gives away one or more free games every week. This week, Epic has truly outdone itself. The gift is Sid Meier & # 39; s Civilization VI, the last game in the long-running series (Sid Meier & # 39; s Civilization debuted in 1991).

This is a franchise with staying power, thanks to solid gameplay and a dedicated fan base. Civ 6 was released in 2016, and remains a fan favorite: In GameSpot game review, reviewer Scott Butterworth said: "Civ 6 has some rough edges, but they are pushed to the periphery by spectacular strategic depth and intricate intertwined nuances. Any frustration I experienced was immediately overshadowed by my desire to keep playing. Just one more turn, each turn, forever. " He scored a solid 9 on a 10-point scale. And while the game is still regularly selling for $ 60, you can get Sid Meier & # 39; s Civilization VI free Anytime between now and next Thursday, May 28, when it's replaced by a new free game.

There is a huge amount of gameplay in Civ 6, both single player and multiplayer. It is a deep and complete strategy game with multiple ways to evolve your empire, be it through culture, religion, science or conquest. And this game is still expanding; you can take expansions like Maya & Great Columbia Pack, for example, for $ 9 at the same time that you pick up your free main game (or update later).

Oh, one other thing: It seems like Epic now requires your account to have two-factor authentication enabled to get these free games. If your account is not configured with 2FA, Epic will prompt you to do so before you can download Civilization VI. Anyway, it's a good idea and it only takes a few minutes.

Bonus game: Chex Quest HD is here!

If you're a kid from the 90s, you might remember the marketing campaign being so crazy it was great: Chex Quest was a non-violent video game that was included as prizes in cereal boxes. In fact, for some kids, it was their introduction to the first-person shooter video game genre before playing Doom, the game it was based on.

This week General Mills has released Chex Quest HD, an update to the venerable title, which enhances images and adds a local split-screen multiplayer mode. You can get Chex Quest HD free on Steam.

After you get the game, you can unlock playable Chex Mix characters by getting codes on the Chex Mix Instagram account, in specially marked Chex Mix bags, and on

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