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Attack or Defend - Epic Lets Players Choose with This Week's Free Games

Epic Games lets players choose to play attack or defense this week.

For attack, there’s Verdun. Launched in 2015, it is a first-person shooter set in a realistic WWI period featuring WWI weapons, uniforms, gore, and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium. “The vicious close quarters nature of trench warfare means that skill with a bayonet can be as vital as good aim with a rifle,” the game description reads. Players will also experience the true horror of World War I as they face enemies with artillery strikes and poisonous gas attacks.

In contrast to attack, Defense Grid: The Awakening released in 2008 is all about players defending their towers strategically when hordes of enemies invade. Players will face 15 enemy types that grow increasingly stronger in 20 environments, each with a different layout of roads, tower build locations, and open areas. They can also explore how the placement of various towers will produce special attacks due to the towers’ properties.

Verdun can be downloaded here and Defense Grid: The Awakening is available here.


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