Epic Games Store Gives Away 'Borderlands 2' and 'The Pre-Sequel' This Week

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The successes keep coming to the Epic Game Store, and they don’t cost a penny. After killing his servers for almost a full day by betray Grand Theft Auto V and announcing a brand new free collection of Samurai Showdown Shodown games, Epic offers one of the most popular looter shooters of this generation. Oh, and also The Pre-Sequel.

There are no two ways around this: Borderlands 2 is definitely 2K The Handsome Collection and it was much appreciated when it launched in 2012. It is a sequel to Gearbox’s Borderlands “looter-shooter”, which mixes a sarcastic Mad Max-meets-sci-fi story with solid FPS mechanics and a obsession with random loot reminiscent of Diablo. The sequel raises the stakes with more diverse classes, levels and weapons, and a much more engaging scenario, mainly due to the excellent performance of the creaky villain Handsome Jack.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the third game in the series (which is an entirely different beast from Borderlands 3), and it uses the same engine and mechanics as 2. But it was developed by another studio, 2K Australia , and it shows. Despite the novelty of its low gravity moon and oxygen tanks, the story between the first and the second game is less engaging and its missions quickly become persistent.

Still, you can’t fight for free, and all post-launch content (DLC missions and additional outfits) is included for both games. You will need a Windows machine to play the game, but you can claim it online via the Epic Store website. Once claimed, the game is free at all times via your Epic account. The offer is available for next week.

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