We take a look at the full list of past, present, and future free games offered by the Epic Games Store!
Our Epic Games Store free games list features all the free games available in the new Epic Store! We've got the full date ranges, plus some of the most frequently asked questions about the store, including if games are free forever, if you need to install the game, and how often free games are released! We will update this list whenever a new game is released or announced.
To help promote Epic's new store, they have started releasing free games to the public. They started with a bang by releasing the hugely popular Subnautica to users on their platform, and they continued to release some awesome games along the way.
Epic Games Store Free Games List
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Upcoming Free Game(s): Remnant: From the Ashes & The Alto Collection
Free Period: August 13-20, 2020
Remnant: From the Ashes
The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside two other survivors to face hordes of deadly enemies to reclaim what has been lost.
The Alto Collection
Through the endless desert and atop an alpine expanse, two journeys full of wonder await you. Choose your path and go on a thrilling snowboarding or sandboarding adventure with Alto and his friends.
Jeu (s) gratuit (s) actuel (s): Wilmot's Warehouse & 3 sur 10, EP 1: "Welcome To Shovelworks"
Free Period: August 6-13, 2020
Wilmot's Warehouse is a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse in top condition. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you'll need to quickly find what people want to earn the coveted Performance Stars.
3 sur 10, EP 1: "Welcome To Shovelworks"
Join the developers' ongoing adventures in the world's worst video game studio as they endure antics that are both absurd and topical. This week, Midge joins Shovelworks Studios as a new animator, but all is not as it seems at the studio.
20XX, Barony and Superbrothers: Sword and Sword EP
Free Period: July 30 – August 6, 2020
20XX is a roguelike action platformer that you can play with a friend. Jump and blast your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and fight mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race perhaps!
Barony is the first first-person co-op roguelike. Cryptic objects, brutal traps and devious monsters, like those found in classic roguelikes and CRPGs, await. Conquer dungeons alone or gather a co-op party with iconic and exotic RPG classes.
Superbrothers: Sword and Sword EP
Help a wandering warrior monk complete his sad run in Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, the historical action-adventure from Superbrothers and video game wizards CAPY, featuring an award-winning soundtrack by Jim Guthrie.
Next Up Hero et Tacoma
Free Period: July 23-30, 2020
Next Up Hero is a dungeon crawler featuring hand-drawn heroes who hack, slash, bongo-drum, boomerang and blast their way through Ventures. Choose your hero and start running dungeons, gearing up and maxing out your stats.
An abandoned space station. A mysterious AI. And you. The Tacoma Lunar Transfer Station crew were going about their daily lives when disaster threw them into chaos. Discover the fate that awaits them in Fulbright's bold and innovative sequel to Gone Home.
Free Period: July 16-23, 2020
Torchlight II is filled to the brim with randomized levels, enemies, and loot. Capturing all the flavor and excitement of the original, Torchlight II expands the world and adds the features most sought after by gamers, including online and LAN multiplayer.
The Escapists 2, Killing Floor 2 et Lifeless Planet
Free Period: July 9-16, 2020
The escapees 2
Craft, steal, brawl and escape! It's time to break out of the world's toughest prisons as you return to life as an inmate in The Escapists 2, now in multiplayer mode! Do you have what it takes to escape?
Both of these games were revealed later today, sorry for the delay!
Kill Floor 2
In KILLING FLOOR 2 players descend on mainland Europe after being invaded by horrific murderous clones called Zeds who were created by rogue elements of the Horzine Corporation. 6 player co-op and 12 player VS Zed-slaying chaos.
Lifeless Planet: First Edition
FIRST EDITION – While searching for life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian city. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon...
Free Period: July 2-9, 2020
Looks like Conan Exiles unfortunately won't be free this week. Maybe we will see it in the future.
The Epic Games Store team has decided that Conan Exiles will not be free-to-play, but will be available for purchase on the store at a later date.
– Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) 2 juillet 2020
Travel through a massive and transparent open world. From the rolling sand dunes of the southern desert, to the mysterious eastern swamp and the snow-capped mountains of the frozen north. Climb anywhere and enjoy complete freedom of exploration.
Hue is a vibrant, award-winning puzzle-adventure, where you change the world by changing its background color. Includes full color-blind support, using symbols as a color aid.
Stranger Things 3: The AER Game and Memories of Old
Free period: from June 25 to July 2, 2020
Stranger Things 3: The Game
Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series! Play through familiar events from the series while discovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets!
AER memories of yesteryear
Transform into a bird and fly to explore and discover a vibrant world of floating islands in the sky. Venture into lost ancient ruins where each step brings you closer to the end of the world.
Free Period: June 18-25, 2020
The Escapists 2 has been temporarily delayed due to technical issues:
The release of The Escapists 2 has been temporarily delayed.
We are currently investigating an issue and working to find a solution.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide you with an update as soon as the game is available.
– Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) 18 juin 2020
Explore the strange unknown with Pathway, a strategic adventure set in the great wilderness of the 1930s. Uncover the long-forgotten mysteries of the occult, raid ancient tombs, and outsmart your enemies in turn-based squad battles !
The escapees 2
Craft, steal, brawl and escape! It's time to break out of the toughest prisons in the world by returning to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now in multiplayer mode! Do you have what it takes to escape?
Ark: Survival Evolved & Samurai Showdown Collection NeoGeo
Free Period: June 11-18, 2020
Ark: Survival Evolved
Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primitive creatures that roam the land, and meet other players to survive, dominate...and escape!
Collection Samurai Showdown NeoGeo
This one was added a bit late for some reason.
The ULTIMATE collection is here! Six NEOGEO titles plus a mysterious and never-before-seen game are featured! Includes online battle modes as well as a museum mode and music player. This collection is a must have for all SAMURAI SHODOWN fans around the world!
Free Period: June 4-11, 2020
Overcooked is a chaotic cooperative cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve a variety of tasty orders before the customers go wild. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef's whites, there's no mushrooming for error and steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!
Borderlands: the beautiful collection
Free Period: May 28 – June 4, 2020
Shoot and loot as you explore the chaos-filled world of Pandora in Borderlands 2 and the lunar madness of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Experience the award-winning FPS-RPG series, including its bazillions of guns, trademark co-op gameplay, and all bonus extra content.
Free periods: May 21 - May 28, 2020
The store seems to be struggling again with all the traffic, be patient and hope they fix it soon!
Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete with history's greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).
Grand Theft Auto V
Free Period: May 14-21, 2020
The store should be fixed now, so you can hopefully get the game now!
Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the ability to explore the award-winning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions up to 4k and beyond, as well as the ability to experience the game at 60 frames per second.
Death to come
Free Period: May 7-14, 2020
“Death Coming” is a non-linear puzzle game in which you have to harvest human souls in the “Final Destination” style. However, pesky mortals aren't your only problem, as Agents of Light will do whatever they can to stop you.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent & Crashlands
Free Period: April 30 – May 7, 2020
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first-person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living a nightmare. An experience that will chill you deeply.
TIME Magazine Top 10 Games of 2016 Craft, fight and explore in Crashlands, a story-driven crafting ARPG brimming with sass!
For the king
Free Period: April 23-30, 2020
For The King is a challenging mix of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements. Each game is unique with procedural maps, quests and events. Explore Fahrul in single player, local or online mode.
Just Cause 4 & Wheels of Aurelia
Free Period: April 16-23, 2020
Just Cause 4
Just Cause 4 sees rogue agent Rico Rodriguez descend on Solis to hunt down the truth about his past, at all costs. Dive into an action-packed open-world sandbox experience and wreak havoc with a wide selection of weapons, vehicles, and gear!
Embark on an immersive road trip through the west coast of Italy during the 70s. Play as Lella, a bold and courageous woman, experience the sights and sounds of a tumultuous time in Italy's history while uncovering the events of Lella's past.
Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, and Close to the Sun
Free Period: April 9-16, 2020
Crimes and Punishments of Sherlock Holmes
Become the most famous detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive detective skills to solve six exciting and varied cases.
close to the sun
We are in 1897. At the bottom of international waters, the Helios is motionless. Dark clouds loom overhead as relentless waves crash against the hull. Colossal golden effigies, adorned with magnificent adornments, stretch as far as the eye can see.
Drawful 2, Came Home and Cooktop
Free Period: April 2-9, 2020
You can also get the Totally Reliable Delivery Service game for free until April 8, 2020!
June 7, 1995. 1h15. You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something is wrong. Where is everyone? And what happened here? Discover the mystery for yourself in Gone Home.
Hob is a vibrant and suspenseful action-adventure game set in a stunning and brutal world in disarray. As players explore the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it be fixed, or will the world descend further into chaos?
From the team behind the hit board games Fibbage, Quiplash and YOU NE KNOW JACK comes Drawful 2, the game of terrible drawings and hilarious answers!
Figment, Tormentor x Punisher, Drawful 2 et World War Z
Free Period: March 26 – April 2, 2020
Figment is an action-adventure game that invites you to explore a unique surreal universe filled with music, humor and multi-layered storytelling.
Tormentor x Punisher
Everything in Tormentor x Punisher can be killed in one hit, from bosses to yourself. Bosses summon traps to make the arena hellish. Demons adapt to your playstyle and punish you. Perform combos on enemies and get cool upgrades. Reload your machine gun by firing your shotgun.
From the team behind the hit board games Fibbage, Quiplash and YOU DON'T KNOW JACK comes Drawful 2, the game of terrible drawings and hilarious answers!
Second World War
World War Z is a thrilling four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring huge swarms of zombies recklessly swooping down on their living prey.
The parable of Stanley and the watchdogs
Free Period: March 19-26, 2020
The Stanley Parable is a first-person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice.
As Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker, turn Chicago into the ultimate weapon in your quest for revenge. But what happens when your personal quest collides with an entire town?
Anodyne 2: back to dust, a short hike, Mutazione
Free period: March 12 to 19, 2020
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust
Run, jump and drive through vast dreamy 3D landscapes. Shrink in surreal 2D dungeons inside characters' bodies. Travel the world, meet strange people and save the world from the dangerous Nano Dust.
A short hike
Hike, climb and soar over the peaceful mountain landscapes of Hawk Peak. Follow the trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the top. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden gems, and learn about the world around you.
A mutant soap opera where small town gossip meets the supernatural. Join Kai as she arrives in the mysterious community of Mutazione to care for her sick grandfather. Discover picturesque places, magical gardens, new friends and old secrets...
GoNNER & Offworld Trading Company
Free Period: March 5 – March 12, 2020
GoNNER is a score-based procedurally generated platform game with roguelike elements. GoNNER is also a story of friendship between Ikk, Death and a space whale named Sally.
Offworld Trading Company
Mars has been colonized and the corporate titans of Earth are fighting to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced budget RTS from Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson.
Free period: February 27 – March 5, 2020
InnerSpace is a game of exploration, about playtimes both small and grand. Take your time, soar through the skies and dive into the oceans, and the secrets of the Inverse will be revealed.
Faeria Syndicate and Assassin's Creed
Free period: February 20-27, 2020
With its unique living board, Faeria is also the only card game where you can earn all 300 cards in less than 50 hours.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
This game was announced later, and originally it was just Faeria for free this week!
London, 1868. At the heart of the Industrial Revolution, play as Jacob Frye – a brash and charismatic assassin.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance & Aztez
Free period: from February 13 to 20, 2020
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge the death of your parents by fighting invading forces, pursuing game-changing quests, and making influential choices.
Aztez is a unique hybrid of beat 'em up and turn-based strategy, set in the world of the Aztec Empire. Highly technical, real-time combat events resolve ongoing conflicts in your expanding empire.
Carcassonne, ticket to ride and pandemic
Free period: from February 6 to 13, 2020
It looks like Pandemic won't be available despite being previously promoted as one of the free options.
The official adaptation of the famous board game Carcassonne! A modern classic tile placement game based on the winning game in which players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern France landscape.
Ticket to Ride
The official adaptation of Days of Wonder's best-selling train board game, Ticket to Ride, takes less than a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Over 70 million games played online and a new game starting every 4 seconds on average!
Humanity is on the verge of extinction. As members of an elite disease-fighting team, you are the only thing standing in the way of stopping the four deadly diseases that are spreading across the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands!
Farming Simulator 19
Free period: January 30 – February 6, 2020
The ultimate farming simulation returns with a complete graphical overhaul and the most comprehensive farming experience ever! Become a modern farmer and expand your farm in two vast American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest and animals to care for.
Free Period: January 23-30, 2020
The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions about physics and perspective. It's Isaac Newton meets MC Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures.
Free Period: January 16-23, 2020
"The best platformer of 2019." Horace is a huge platforming adventure that pushes the boundaries of the genre with a deep story of a little robot learning about life, the universe, and Douglas Adams. Made by video game enthusiasts for video game enthusiasts!
Separated: Eldritch Edition
Free Period: January 9-16, 2020
For the King has been delayed, and it looks like Sundered: Eldritch Edition will be released instead!
Sundered is a chaotic hand-drawn metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers, a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op!
Darksiders (Warmastered Edition), Darksiders 2 (Deathinitive Edition) et Steep
Free period: January 1-9, 2020
Darksiders (Warmastered Edition)
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War - the First Horseman of the Apocalypse - is accused of breaking sacred law by instigating a war between heaven and hell.
Darksiders 2 (Deathinitive Edition)
The ultimate DARKSIDERS II experience! Native resolution of 1080p. Reworked and adjusted game balance and loot distribution. Improved graphics rendering engine for even higher visual quality, lighting and shadows. Improved and reworked level, character and environment graphics.
Race through a vast open world across the Alps, where the powder is always fresh and the race never ends. Challenge and master the mountain alone or with friends on skis, wingsuits, snowboards and paragliders. Record and share your best stunts.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Free period: December 31, 2019 – January 1, 2020
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is an all-new platforming adventure from some of the key creative talents behind 'Donkey Kong Country'. With their nemesis Capital B up to no good, the buddy duo must spring into action once again to save the day!
Free period: December 30 to 31, 2019
Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house and finding out what he's hiding in the basement. Play against an advanced AI that learns from your actions.
Prince of Stems
Free Period: December 29-30, 2019
The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Free Period: December 28-29, 2019
Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Edo period Japan. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and imposes peace throughout the country. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills in assassination, sabotage and espionage.
Hyper light Drifter
Free Period: December 27-28, 2019
Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with danger and lost technology.
FTL: faster than light
Free Period: December 26-27, 2019
This "roguelike-like spaceship simulation" lets you take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.
Fully accurate combat simulator
Free Period: December 25-26, 2019
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is a wacky physics-based tactics game. Experience precise warfare through the ages. TABS uses state-of-the-art physics-based simulation to give you never-before-seen insight into our greatest battles in history.
Free Period: December 24-25, 2019
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this ultra-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Take on hundreds of crafting challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.
Free Period: December 23-24, 2019
APE OUT is an extremely intense and stylized smash 'em up on primitive escapism, rhythmic violence and frenetic jazz. Build near unstoppable momentum and use your captors as weapons + shields to crush everyone in your procedurally generated path to freedom.
Free Period: December 22-23, 2019
Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Home! Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices and tiny galaxies.
Free Period: December 21-22, 2019
SUPERHOT is the first-person shooter where time only moves when you move. No regenerating health bars. No well-placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing enemies' weapons to shoot, slice, and maneuver through bullets.
Free Period: December 20-21, 2019
TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it's a local 4-player board game centered around hilarious and intense matches.
Into the breach
Free Period: December 19-20, 2019
Control the powerful robots of the future to defeat an alien threat. Every attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the creators of FTL.
The Escapees and the Wolf Among Us
Free period: December 12 to 19, 2019
You've found yourself in jail, and your only chance is to stage an escape by any means necessary. How you do that is up to you! Why not cause a riot in prison? Or dig a tunnel right under the prison walls? Or even steal a guard uniform to blend in with your captors?
The wolf among us
This was added later during The Game Awards!
Based on the award-winning Fables comics (DC Comics / Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf – THE big bad wolf – discover that a brutal and bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a series of games where your every decision can have huge consequences.
Jotun – Valhalla Edition
Free Period: December 6-12, 2019
Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play as Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the gods to enter Valhalla. Impress the gods!
Free period: from November 29 to December 6, 2019
Jump and smash your way through each world to save the day and uncover the secrets behind each legendary painting in Rayman Legends.
Free Period: November 21-29, 2019
Position and move your troops to repel the Vikings, who each have their own counter against the threats you pose. Choose your battles and carefully plan your evacuations! Lose a commander and they're gone forever; lose everything, and it's game over!
Free Period: November 14-21, 2019
As an army of demons besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world to deliver a scroll essential to the survival of his clan. What begins as a classic action platformer quickly turns into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.
Nuclear Throne and Ruin
Free Period: November 7-14, 2019
Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike top-down shooter.
RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis of Rengkok. A wired psychopath takes on a corrupt system to uncover the truth and get his kidnapped brother back under the guidance of a secret pirate friend.
SOMA & Costume Quest
Free Period: October 31 – November 7, 2019
SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, makers of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It's a disturbing story about identity, consciousness and what it means to be human.
Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and indulge yourself in three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and history.
QUBE2 and Layers of Fear
Free Period: October 24 – October 31, 2019
QUBE 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game QUBE As stranded archaeologist Amelia Cross, you must solve the puzzles of this mysterious world and find a way home.
Layers of fear
Layers of Fear is a psychedelic first-person horror game with a strong emphasis on story and exploration. Immerse yourself in the mind of a mad painter and discover the secret of his madness.
The Observer and Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Free Period: October 17-24, 2019
What would you do if your fears were hacked? >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear. Play as the Watcher, the new neural police frontline, hacking into the shredded minds of madmen.
Alan Wake's American Nightmare
An exciting new storyline, hordes of spooky enemies, serious firepower and beautiful locations in Arizona, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode!
Free Period: October 10-17, 2019
Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder dedicated to colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities, and use drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your colony. Grow your own food, mine minerals, or just relax at the bar after a hard day's work. Most important of all, however, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.
Free Period: October 3-10, 2019
Minit is a singular little adventure played sixty seconds at a time.
Everything and Metro 2033 Redux
Free period: from September 26 to October 3, 2019
Everything is an epic, award-winning reality simulation game – where everything you see is something you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond. Travel between outer space and inner space, and explore a vast, interconnected universe of things without imposed goals, marking...
Metro 2033 Redux
In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, wiping out nearly all of humanity and turning the earth's surface into a toxic wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground and human civilization entered a new dark age.
Batman: Arkham Collection and Lego Batman trilogy
Free Period: September 19-26, 2019
Looks like they fixed the bugs, now you can grab Batman: Arkham Collection and Lego Batman Trilogy for free!
Batman: Collection Arkham
Batman: Asile d'Arkham
Experience what it's like to be Batman and take on Gotham's greatest villains. Explore every square inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island.
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City builds on the intense and atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the vast Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – the new “home” Maximum security for all Gotham City thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. With an incredible rogues gallery of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr.Freeze and many more, the game allows players to live truly what it feels like The Dark Knight brings justice to the streets of Gotham City.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman™: Arkham Knight brings Rocksteady Studios' award-winning Arkham trilogy to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for next-gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight features Rocksteady's unique take on the Batmobile.
Lego Batman Trilogy
The LEGO Batman Trilogy Pack offers players an unprecedented opportunity to experience the complete LEGO Batman saga.
Free Period: September 12-19, 2019
Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game, which follows a gripping story involving four scientists and their efforts to challenge what we normally consider to be the "absolute" limits of nature.
The end is near and Abzu
Free Period: September 5-12, 2019
The end is near
The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where you die a lot, but that's okay because you're probably already dead anyway.
From the artistic director of Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving.
Celeste and inside
Free period: from August 29 to September 5, 2019
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this ultra-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Take on hundreds of crafting challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.
Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
Free Period: August 22-29, 2019
Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is it? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space.
Hyper Light Drifter & Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Free Period: August 15-22, 2019
Hyper light Drifter
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Mankind has been eradicated by climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics. Will your team of mutants survive the Zone? Mutant Year Zero: Roadto Eden is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy.
Free Period: August 8th – 15th, 2019
GNOG is a 3D puzzle game set in a tactile world of toys and secrets. Point, click, grab, poke, spin, pull, and play with uniquely charming monster heads as you explore the hidden worlds inside them. Filled with eye-catching designs, playful interactions, and a rich, reactive soundtrack, the hand-crafted heads come to life in either standard play or in VR.
For Honor & Alan Wake
Free Period: August 2nd – 9th, 2019
Enter the chaos of war as a bold Knight, brutal Viking, deadly Samurai or swift Wu Lin, a legendary Faction consisting of four of the greatest warriors. In For Honor, wield your blade like never before with the innovative Art of Battle combat system that puts you in total control of your warrior. Master your sword and fight in brutal, fast-paced melee combat across an engaging story campaign and groundbreaking multiplayer modes.
When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn't even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.
Moonlighter & This War of Mine
Free Period: July 25th – August 2nd, 2019
During a long-passed archaeological excavation, a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was founded near the excavation site providing refuge and a place for adventurers to sell their hard-earned riches.
Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero.
This War of Mine
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Free Period: July 18th – July 25th, 2019
Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO.
Free Period: July 11th – July 18th, 2019
Legions of twisted creatures, emboldened by Ember, have begun to swarm up from the caves below the sleepy enclave of Torchlight. In this critically acclaimed Action-RPG, you’ll choose from three powerful heroes to adventure the depths for endless treasure and glory. Your adventure is unique, through randomly generated environments with new monsters, treasures, puzzles, and items each time.
Free Period: July 4th – July 11th, 2019
Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef’s whites, there isn’t mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!
The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it! In Overcooked players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land.
Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. You’ll have to cook a range of different dishes and work together in order to become the most effective and ultimate team!
Last Day of June
Free Period: June 27th – July 4th, 2019
Join Carl and June on what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot, and try to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life – in this cinematic experience that will compel you to ask yourself: “What would I do to save the one I love?”
Last Day of June is an interactive tale about love and loss, from an all-star team of creators.
Free Period: June 20th – 27th, 2019
Rebel Galaxy is a game of action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with the outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.
You’ll battle pirates, explore anomalies, befriend aliens, scavenge battle wreckage, mine asteroids, and discover artifacts. Choose your path as a roguish do-gooder, crafty space-trader or power-hungry privateer in this swashbuckling space adventure.
Enter the Gungeon
Free Period: June 13th – 20th, 2019
Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past. Select a hero (or team up in co-op) and battle your way to the bottom of the Gungeon by surviving a challenging and evolving series of floors filled with the dangerously adorable Gundead and fearsome Gungeon bosses armed to the teeth. Gather precious loot, discover hidden secrets, and chat with opportunistic merchants and shopkeepers to purchase powerful items to gain an edge.
Kingdom New Lands
Free Period: June 6th – 13th, 2019
Be brave, ruler, and fight to the bitter end,
lest these New Lands conquer you instead.
Kingdom is a minimalistic micro strategy game with modern retro aesthetics and an ambient soundtrack. Players take control of a monarch struggling to build their kingdom from nothing by exploring the world, recruit loyal subjects and defend from the nightly Greed attacks.
City of Brass
Free Period: May 30th – June 6th, 2019
Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers.
Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.
Free Period: May 23rd – 30th, 2019
Play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. You see wild animals, long-forgotten ruins and a massive tower that beckons you to come closer. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower's peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.
Free Period: May 16th – 30th, 2019
Stories Untold is a narrative-driven experimental adventure game, that bends the genre into something completely unique. Combining a mix of classic text-adventure, point-and-click and more, 4 short stories are packaged together into a single mysterious anthology that has been described as “a fantastic, fascinating example of interactive visual storytelling” and earning widespread critical acclaim since release.
The game pulls together 80s retro nostalgia, innovative and experimental genre-defying gameplay, and tense, psychological horror to create “one of the most fascinating and unique tales you can play this year.”
• Four unique stories, with their own settings, gameplay and mechanics.
• Play mind-bending text adventures, process radio transmissions and conduct experiments on bizarre artifacts
• Gorgeous retro-aesthetic brings back vivid memories, or a glimpse into what was.
• Sublime synth-wave horror soundtrack, inspired by 80s horror soundtracks.
• Achievements to unlock, and narrative secrets to discover
• Genre-hopping: from psychological horror, to tense mystery and terrifying sci-fi; Stories Untold is truly “4 stories, 1 nightmare”
World of Goo
Free Period: May 2nd, 2019 – May 16th, 2019
Beautiful and surprising, the millions of Goo Balls who live in the World of Goo are curious to explore – but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.
Welcome to the multiple "Game of The Year" award-winning puzzle game – World of Goo. Drag and drop living globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues.
Free Period: April 18th, 2019 – May 2nd, 2019
From the creators of Hades and Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city.
Transistor seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, melding responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling. During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners.
Free Period: April 4th, 2019 – April 18th, 2019
Wow, this is a pretty big one. One of the more popular and interesting puzzle games will be free for two weeks!
You don't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you got here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.
Free Period: March 21st, 2019 – April 4th, 2019
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about some friends who enter into a ghostly rift unwittingly.
Free Period: March 7th, 2019 – March 21st, 2019
Slime Rancher is a fire-person sandbox game that has you collecting slims, growing crops, harvesting resources, and exploring an alien world!
Free Period: February 21st, 2019 – March 7th, 2019
If you are into solving mysteries, playing multiple characters, and things getting really weird the deeper you delve then Thimbleweed Park is for you!
Free Period: February 7th, 2019 – February 21st, 2019
Axiom Verge is a Metroidvania game, think Ori in the Blind Forest or Hollow Knight. The graphical style is similar to the original Metroid series and kind of reminds me of the old school Contra games.
The Jackbox Party Pack
Free Period: January 24th, 2019 – February 7th, 2019
The Jackbox Party Pack is a pretty big departure from the first few games in that it's meant to be played with a group of people. There are multiple games like Fibbage XL, Drawful, Word Spud, and Lie Swatter. You can use your phones, tablets, or computer as a controller to participate. If you are a streamer, you can have an audience of people join in and help vote for the best answers in certain games!
What Remains of Edith Finch
Free Period: January 11th, 2019 – January 24th, 2019
What Remains of Edith Finch is an interesting exploration game that has you exploring the Finch family house. As you explore, you'll learn more about Edith's family history as she tries to find out why she's the last one in her family alive.
Super Meat Boy
Free Period: December 28th, 2018 – January 10th, 2019
Super Meat Boy was the second offering in the series of free games. If you love difficult platformers, then you'll love Super Meat Boy. It was a pretty big change of pace when it first released, and it paved the way for games like Celeste to find success.
Free Period: December 12th, 2018 – December 27th, 2018
Subnautica was the first game released as a freebie. It is arguably also the best of the games, I had an extremely good time with it and it is a very unique experience. You play as a survivor of a space ship wreck and attempt to survive in an alien world that is primarily covered in open ocean. Hopefully, you were lucky enough to grab it because if not I would strongly recommend grabbing it because it was one of my favorites of the year.
Epic Games Store FAQ
Before we head into the list of past and present free games, I'm going to run through some of the common questions people seem to have about how the free games system works.
Are the Games Free Forever?
Yes, they are free forever if you "purchase" them during the free period. You just have to navigate to the game during the specific free date range and click on the purchase button right below the name of the game. The game will be available for installation in your library at anytime.
Do I Need to Install the Game?
No, you don't need to install the game to get credit for it. Once you click on the purchase button, you will run through the standard process of purchasing a game but it will be free. You do not have to install it, and it will be available for download anytime afterwards.
How Often Are Games Free?
Every week there will be a free game available. Once a new game is offered for free, the one that will be next will be revealed. They have run events where more games were given out, most notably the 12 Days of Free Games event during the winter holidays of 2019. Epic will also sometimes release multiple games at a time for free!
How Long Will They Be Giving Out Free Games?
While this program was expected to come to an end in 2019, it looks like they've decided to extend it throughout 2020. We don't know if it will extend into 2021, but if the store and promotion remains popular I wouldn't be surprised to see them continue.
Epic Games Store vs. Steam
There is some controversy going on with the two competing companies for the game store space. Epic has offered to take less of a cut of sales from developers if they agree to exclusivity in distribution. That means the game won't be available from Steam (usually for a year after release) if the developer agrees to the deal. This has angered people who just want the games to be available in every store, especially since a lot of people have been using Steam for a long time.
The other issue for people is that the Epic Games Store is lacking a lot of the features that make Steam so great. There's no ability to review games or talk about them with the community. It is a very limited experience, and interestingly enough a lot of players of some of the free games that have been released will actually go to the Steam Community page of that game to ask questions.