Last week, Epic Games Store played a trick on us by giving away Overcooked instead of the blockbuster AAA game ARK: Survival Evolved. But actually, they’re saving it for this week free session. An Epic Games Facebook ad has confirmed the previously leaked information, ARK will be up for grabs from tomorrow, June 12 to June 18. The store also releases Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection for free within the first week. 

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ARK: Survival Evolved is actually coming to Epic Games Store for free
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Build your fortress and thrive in ARK

Being an early access title since 2015, but it’s not until 2017 did ARK get its official release. The game is based in a fictional world where dinosaurs and other prehistory animals roam wild. Players work to combat the brutal elements, gather resources, craft items, and eventually befriend animals from small to big. It’s a kind of survival game that involves so much more than just hunger, you also have to take into account oxygen and thirst levels as well as health and stamina. 

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Recruit your friends and hunt down the magnificent beasts

However, what actually makes the game so great is the ability to create a tribe and play with your friends. ARK supports both PvP and PvE servers so that you can choose whatever style fits your preference. The game was praised for the freedom it offered via the open-world scheme, prehistoric settings, and a dynamic collection of wild creatures. ARK: Survival Evolved is always a fun game to play, and now at the cost of absolutely nothing, we don’t see any reasons why you don’t check it out.

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Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection will also be free to grab

Together with ARK, you’ll also be able to grab Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection from Epic Games Store tomorrow. It includes seven installments of the classic fighting game. This is the end of Epic’s Mega Sale streak - featuring various high-profile such as Grand Theft Auto V, Civilization VI, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. 

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