'''Epic Games''' is a development and publishing studio better known for its franchises VideoGame/{{Unreal}}, GearsOfWar and VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}, as well as its most widespread technology, the [[GameEngine Unreal Engine]].

They started in 1991 as Potomac Computer Systems, and their first game ever, ZZT, was developed using Turbo Pascal. The studio would later be recognized as Epic Megagames, and shortly before the launch of the first Unreal Tournament, the company would rename itself as simply Epic Games.
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!! Early and unknown games:
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* ''VideoGame/{{ZZT}}''
** ''Super ZZT''
* ''Palace of Deceit: The Dragon's Plight''
* ''VideoGame/CastleOfTheWinds''
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit''
** ''Jazz Jackrabbit 2''
** ''Jazz Jackrabbit Advance''
* ''VideoGame/JillOfTheJungle''
** ''Jill Goes Underground''
** ''Jill Saves The Prince''
* ''VideoGame/KensLabyrinth''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zone 66}}''
* ''Jason Storm in Space Chase''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xargon}}'' series
* ''VideoGame/DareToDream''
* ''VideoGame/TrafficDepartment2192''
* ''VideoGame/SolarWinds''
** ''Solar Winds 2''
* ''Heartlight''
** ''Heartlight Deluxe''
* ''Silverball Plus 2''
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfRobbo''
* ''VideoGame/EpicPinball''
** ''VideoGame/ExtremePinball''
* ''Epic Connect''
* ''Epic Checkers''
* ''Epic Hoppers''
* ''VideoGame/FireFight'' {co-developed with with Chaos Works}
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tyrian}}''
* ''VideoGame/ElectroMan''
* ''VideoGame/OneMustFall''
* ''Shadow''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ancients 1 Deathwatch}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ancients 2 Approaching Evil}}''

!! VideoGame/{{Unreal}} series:
* [1998] ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}}''
** [2000] ''Unreal: Return To Na Pali''
* [1999] ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' {co-developed with Digital Extremes}
* [2001] ''VideoGame/UnrealIITheAwakening'' {co-developed with Legend Entertainment}
* [2002] ''Unreal Championship'' %% Don't pothole, it's a redirect to VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004 %%
* [2002] ''Unreal Tournament 2003'' {co-developed with Digital Extremes} %% Don't pothole, it's a redirect to VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004 %%
* [2004] ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'' {co-developed with Digital Extremes, Streamline Studios & Psyonix}
* [2005] ''VideoGame/UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict''
* [2007] ''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII''
* [TBA][[note]]possibly 2014 or 2015[[/note]] ''Unreal Tournament''

!! VideoGame/GearsOfWar series:
* [2006] ''Gears Of War''
* [2008] ''Gears Of War II''
* [2011] ''Gears Of War III''

!! Recently published:
* [2011] ''VideoGame/ShadowComplex'' (co-developed with [=ChAIR=] Entertainment)
* [2010] ''VideoGame/InfinityBlade'' (developed by [=ChAIR=] Entertainment)
* [2011] ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'' (developed by Creator/PeopleCanFly)
* [2011] ''VideoGame/DutyCalls'' (developed by People Can Fly)
* [2011] ''VideoGame/InfinityBladeII'' (developed by [=ChAIR=] Entertainment)
* [TBA 2014] ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}''
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!!Tropes related to this company
* AscendedFanfic / PromotedFanboy: It became a constant since ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}}'' that Epic may pick up members of their community, so they can work with them. There are some examples in the [[VideoGame/{{Unreal}} Unreal page]], most notably ''Make Something Unreal'' contest winners.
** The whole Unreal community got this for the 2014 reboot of Unreal Tournament, as a result of Epic co-developing it with the community.
* GameEngine: The ''Unreal Engine'' series. Still quite popular to this day, at roughly version 3.5, and with a fourth version on the way.
* ObviousBeta: Their latest games would find their way as incomplete releases, with Epic themselves releasing A LOT of patches. As of now, the worst offender is ''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'', which had many {{Game Breaking Bug}}s in the GUI before the [[UpdatedRerelease Black Edition]].
* ShoutOut / AuthorAppeal: They seem to be very big fans of ''Film/TheFifthElement'', a possible inspiration for the [[GearsOfWar Gear armor, Gorgon Burst Pistol]], and [[VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}} Peacemaker Carbine]].
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