A week ago we shared with you information that ensured that, as of December 16, we would be able to get Shenmue III free on the Epic Games Store. In that article we also told you that, from that same day, a Christmas campaign began by said platform that would allow us to get a new game every day until December 30. The information was not confirmed, but as we can see, it has been fulfilled.
Unfortunately, I can’t share with you any more details about the upcoming games that will be available, so we can only wait to see what the Epic Games Store surprises us with. However, we can liven up the wait by getting a free copy of Shenmue III. In my case, I have the game on PS4 for a long time, and I already published an analysis at the time. I also bought it on PC when it came to Steam, so this promotion is of no use to me, but I’m happy for all those who don’t have it, and that you go to get it now without having to pay a penny.
All in all, I want to remind you that Shenmue III has nothing to do with the focus of current triple-A games. It is a slow game, with a very marked Japanese component and with a clear commitment to narrative, exploration and enjoyment of each moment, each scene and each landscape. Personally, I like to think of it as a good wine made into a video game, as it is best enjoyed with a ‘slow taste’.
How to get Shenmue III for free
Well, it is very simple. Follow this link that will take you directly to the Epic Games Store promotion, claim the game, Identify yourself with your user account and that’s it, You will have Shenmue III free instantly, as it will be automatically added to your library and you can start downloading it right away.
To be able to play Shenmue III you don’t need to have a very powerful PC, but I leave you the minimum and recommended requirements so that you have a reference scale that will allow you to be clear if it will work well, or not, in your team.
- 64-bit Windows 7.
- Core i5-4460 processor or equivalent (FX 8350).
- 4 GB of RAM.
- GeForce GTX 650 TI or Radeon HD 7790 graphics card with 2 GB of graphics memory.
- 100 GB of free space.
- Windows 10 64-bit.
- Core i7-7700 or Ryzen 5 2500X processor.
- 16 GB of RAM.
- GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon Vega 56 graphics card with 8 GB of graphics memory.
- 100 GB of free space.
If you have an older integrated GPU, like the Intel HD 4000, the performance is not going to be any good, even if you reduce the graphics quality, but With more current and powerful models, such as the Radeon Vega 7, things change, and it becomes perfectly playable. Shenmue III is slow to scan, but in response tests (quick time events) speed is key, so a good FPS rate is essential to enjoy it properly.
In any case, even if you do not meet all the requirements, you can take the opportunity to get Shenmue III for free and play it later, when you update your PC. Remember that tomorrow, starting at 18:00, a new free game will be available on the Epic Games Store. This means that you will no longer be able to get Shenmue III for free after that time, as it will be replaced by another game.