Epic Games Store Free Games List – Schedule, Current and Upcoming Games

We're taking a look at the full list of past, present, and future free games given by the Epic Games Store!

Our Epic Games Store Free Games List features each and every free game that has been available in Epic's new store! We've got the full date ranges, as well as taking a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the store, including whether or not the games are free forever, if you need to install the game, and how often free games are released! We'll be updating this list whenever a new game is release or announced.

To help promote Epic's new store they've started releasing free games to the public. They started it off with a bang by releasing the very popular Subnautica to users of their platform, and they've continued to release some impressive games along the way.

Epic Games Store Free Games List

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Upcoming Free Game(s): Costume Quest 2 & Layers of Fear 2

Free Period: October 22nd - 29th, 2020

Costume Quest 2

Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors, and collect even Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene obsessed baddies.

Layers of Fear 2

Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story. Players control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.

Available Now: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs & Kingdom: New Lands

Free Period: October 15th - 22nd, 2020

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

First-person horror that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. Developed by The Chinese Room, the creators of Dear Esther, and published Frictional Games, the studio behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Kingdom: New Lands

Tales spread of far off isles with mysteries waiting to be discovered. Rulers will need all the strength of their subjects to sail away and find new kingdoms in these New Lands.

Abzu & Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

Free Period: October 8th - 15th, 2020

Abzu

From the art director of Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

Red Orchestra Series' take on Vietnam: 64-player MP matches; 20+ maps; US Army & Marines, PAVN/NVA, NLF/VC; Australians and ARVN forces; 50+ weapons; 4 flyable helicopters; mines, traps and tunnels; Brutal. Authentic. Gritty. Character customization.

Pikuniku

Free Period: October 1st - 8th, 2020

Help peculiar characters overcome struggles, uncover a deep state conspiracy, and start a fun little revolution in this delightful dystopian adventure!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition

Free Period: September 24th - October 1st, 2020

Build the park of a lifetime and rediscover the critically acclaimed rollercoaster simulation bestseller. Feel the thrill of a genre-defining classic, complete with two huge expansion packs.

Stick It To The Man!, Football Manager 2020, & Watch Dogs 2

Free Period: September 17th - 24th, 2020

Stick it to the Man!

Hard hat tester, Ray, has a bizarre accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain! With his awesome new powers he can read minds and change the world with stickers but he’s on the run for a crime he didn’t commit.

Watch Dogs 2

Welcome to San Francisco! Join the most notorious hacker group, DedSec. Your objective: execute the biggest hack of the history.

Football Manager 2020

Every decision counts in Football Manager 2020 with new features and polished game mechanics rewarding planning and progression like never before, empowering managers to develop and refine both your club’s and your own unique identity.

Railway Empire & Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Free Period: September 10th - 17th, 2020

Railway Empire

In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, factories and attractions to keep your network ahead of the competition.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Players wander across a folkloric Depression era United States at their own pace, meeting strangers with their own stories to tell.

Into the Breach

Free Period: September 3rd - 10th, 2020

Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL.

Hitman & Shadow Run Collection

Free Period: August 27th - September 3rd, 2020

Hitman 2016

Experiment and have fun in the ultimate playground as Agent 47 to become the master assassin. Travel around the globe to exotic locations and eliminate your targets with everything from a katana or a sniper rifle to an exploding golf ball.

Shadowrun Collection

Shadowrun Collection includes Shadowrun Returns (Base Game), Shadowrun Dragonfall - Director Cut (Base Game) and Shadowrun Hong Kong - Extended Edition (Base Game)

Enter the Gungeon & God's Trigger

Free Period: August 20th - 27th, 2020

Enter the Gungeon

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.

God's Trigger

Slay enemies with speed and precision in an over-the-top show of blood and explosions. Play solo or with others, make split-second decisions, dodge bullets, and use weapons and abilities to inflict violence in the most graphic way possible.

Remnant: From the Ashes & The Alto Collection

Free Period: August 13th - 20th, 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 up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to retake what was lost.

The Alto Collection

Across the endless desert and atop an alpine expanse two journeys full of wonder await. Choose your path and set off on a thrilling snowboarding or sandboarding adventure with Alto & friends.

A Total War Saga: TROY

A Total War Saga: TROY was available for free for 24 hours in the Epic Games store. This was available until August 14th, 2020 at 6:00 AM PT and ended at August 15th, 2020 at 6 AM PT.

Wilmot's Warehouse & 3 out of 10, EP 1: "Welcome To Shovelworks"

Free Period: August 6th - 13th, 2020

Wilmot's Warehouse

Wilmot's Warehouse is a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you'll need to find the things people want quickly, to earn the coveted Performance Stars.

3 out of 10, EP 1: "Welcome To Shovelworks"

Join the ongoing adventures of developers at the world's worst video game studio as they endure antics both absurd and topical. This week Midge joins Shovelworks Studios as a new animator, but not all is as it seems at the studio.

20XX, Barony, & Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Free Period: July 30th - August 6th, 2020

20XX

20XX is a roguelike action platformer that you can play with a friend. Jump and shoot your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe!

Barony

Barony is the premier first-person roguelike with co-op. Cryptic items, brutal traps and devious monsters, like those found in classic roguelikes and CRPGs, await you. Conquer the dungeons alone, or gather a party in co-op with iconic and exotic RPG classes.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand in Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, the landmark action-adventure crafted by Superbrothers and the video game wizards at CAPY, featuring an award-winning original soundtrack by Jim Guthrie.

Next Up Hero & Tacoma

Free Period: July 23rd - 30th, 2020

Next Up Hero

Next Up Hero is a dungeon crawler featuring hand-drawn heroes that hack, slash, bongo-drum, boomerang, and jet their way through Ventures. Choose your Hero and start rolling dungeons, gearing out, and maxing your stats.

Tacoma

An Abandoned Space Station. A Mysterious AI. And You. The crew of Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma were going about their workaday lives when disaster threw them into chaos. Discover what fate awaits them in Fullbright's bold and innovative followup to Gone Home.

Torchlight 2

Free Period: July 16th - 23rd, 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 features players wanted most, including online and LAN multiplayer.

The Escapists 2, Killing Floor 2, & Lifeless Planet

Free Period: July 9th - 16th, 2020

The Escapists 2

Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?

These two games were revealed later in the day, sorry about the delay!

Killing Floor 2

In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe after it has been overrun by horrific, murderous clones called Zeds that were created by rogue elements of the Horzine Corporation. 6-player Co-Op & 12-player VS Zed-slaughtering mayhem.

Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition

PREMIER EDITION - While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon...

Hue

Free Period: July 2nd - 9th, 2020

Looks like Conan Exiles isn't going to be free this week unfortunately. Maybe we'll see it some time in the future.

Conan Exiles

Journey through a massive and seamless open world. From the rolling sand dunes of the southern desert, through the mysterious eastern swamp and the snow-capped mountains of the frozen north. Climb anywhere and experience full freedom of exploration.

Hue

Hue is a vibrant, award-winning puzzle-adventure, where you alter the world by changing its background color. Includes full colorblind support, using symbols as a color aid.

Stranger Things 3: The Game & AER Memories of Old

Free Period: June 25th - July 2nd, 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 also uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets!

AER Memories of Old

Transform into a bird and fly to explore and experience a vibrant world of floating islands in the sky. Venture down into lost ancient ruins where each step leads you closer to the end of the world.

Pathway

Free Period: June 18th - 25th, 2020

The Escapists 2 has been temporarily delayed due to technical issues:

Pathway

Explore the strange unknown with Pathway, a strategy adventure set in the 1930s great wilderness. Unravel long-forgotten mysteries of the occult, raid ancient tombs and outwit your foes in turn-based squad combat!

The Escapists 2

Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?

Ark: Survival Evolved & Samurai Showdown NeoGeo Collection

Free Period: June 11th - 18th, 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 primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

Samurai Showdown NeoGeo Collection

This one got added a little late for whatever reason.

The ULTIMATE collection is here! Six NEOGEO titles as well as one mysterious, unreleased game are featured! Featuring Online Battle Modes as well as a Museum Mode and Music Player. This collection is a must-have for all SAMURAI SHODOWN fans across the globe!

Overcooked

Free Period: June 4th - 11th, 2020

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!

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Free Period: May 28th - June 4th, 2020

Shoot and loot as you explore the mayhem-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 cooperative gameplay, and all bonus add-on content.

Civilization VI

Free Period: May 21st - May 28th, 2020

The store appears to be struggling with all the traffic again, please be patient and hopefully they'll have it fixed soon!

Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).

Grand Theft Auto V

Free Period: May 14th - 21st, 2020

The store should be fixed now, so you will hopefully be able to obtain the game now!

Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the award-winning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second.

Death Coming

Free Period: May 7th - 14th, 2020

'Death Coming' is a non-linear puzzle game where you must harvest human souls ‘Final Destination’ style. However, pesky mortals are not your only problem, as the Agents of Light will do everything they can to stop you.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent & Crashlands

Free Period: April 30th - May 7th, 2020

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.

Crashlands

TIME Magazine Top 10 Games of 2016 Craft, battle, and quest your way through Crashlands, a story-driven Crafting ARPG overflowing with sass!

For The King

Free Period: April 23rd - 30th, 2020

For The King is a challenging blend of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements. Each playthrough is unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Explore Fahrul in either single player, local, or online co-op.

Just Cause 4 & Wheels of Aurelia

Free Period: April 16th - 23rd, 2020

Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 sees rogue agent Rico Rodriguez land in Solis to hunt down the truth about his past, at any cost. Jump into an action-packed open-world sandbox experience and cause chaos with a wide selection of weaponry, vehicles and gear!

Wheels of Aurelia

Embark on an immersive road trip through the gritty western coast of Italy during the roaring 1970’s. Playing as Lella, a bold, spunky woman, experience the sights and sounds of a tumultuous time in Italy’s history while uncovering events from Lella’s past.

Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, and Close to the Sun

Free Period: April 9th - 16th, 2020

Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments

Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases.

Close to the Sun

It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. Dark clouds loom overhead as unforgiving waves crash against the hull. Colossal effigies of gold, decorated with magnificent finery, stretch as far as the eye can see.

Drawful 2, Gone Home & Hob

Free Period: April 2nd - 9th, 2020

You can also get the game Totally Reliable Delivery Service for free until April 8th, 2020!

Gone Home

June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AM. You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home.

Hob

Hob is a vibrant, suspenseful action-adventure game set on a stunning and brutal world in disarray. As players delve into the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it be mended, or will the world fall further into chaos?

Drawful 2

The team behind the hit party games Fibbage, Quiplash, and YOU DON’T KNOW JACK presents Drawful 2, the game of terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers!

Figment, Tormentor x Punisher, Drawful 2, & World War Z

Free Period: March 26th - April 2nd, 2020

Figment

Figment is an action-adventure game that invites you to explore a unique surreal universe filled with music, humor and multi layered narrative.

Tormentor x Punisher

Everything in Tormentor x Punisher can be killed in one hit, from bosses to yourself. Bosses conjure traps to make the arena hellish. Demons adjust to your play style and punish you. Perform combos on enemies and gain cool upgrades. Reload your machine gun by firing your shotgun.

Drawful 2

The team behind the hit party games Fibbage, Quiplash, and YOU DON’T KNOW JACK presents Drawful 2, the game of terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers!

World War Z

World War Z is a heart-pounding four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring massive swarms of zombies that recklessly rush their living prey.

The Stanley Parable & Watch Dogs

Free Period: March 19th - 26th, 2020

The Stanley Parable

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.

Watch Dogs

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 city?

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, A Short Hike, Mutazione

Free Period: March 12th - 19th, 2020

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Run, jump, and drive across vast, dreamy 3D landscapes. Shrink into surreal, 2D dungeons inside of characters' bodies. Travel the world, meet strange people, and save the world from the dangerous Nano Dust.

A Short Hike

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak. Follow the trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.

Mutazione

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 ailing grandfather. Discover scenic hangouts, magical gardens, new friends, and old secrets...

GoNNER & Offworld Trading Company

Free Period: March 5th - March 12th, 2020

GoNNER

GoNNER is a tough as hell score-based procedurally-generated platformer with roguelike elements. GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death, and a space whale named Sally.

Offworld Trading Company

Mars has been colonized, and Earth's corporate titans fight to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV Lead Designer, Soren Johnson.

Inner Space

Free Period: February 27th - March 5th, 2020

InnerSpace is a game about exploration, about player-driven moments both small and grandiose. Take your time, soar through the skies and dive through the oceans, and the secrets of the Inverse will reveal themselves.

Faeria & Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Free Period: February 20th - 27th, 2020

Faeria

With its unique living board, Faeria is also the only card game where you can gain all 300 cards in less than 50 hours.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

This game was announced later, and it was originally only going to be Faeria for free in this week!

London, 1868. In the heart of the Industrial Revolution, play as Jacob Frye - a brash and charismatic Assassin.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance & Aztez

Free Period: February 13th - 20th, 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 your parents' death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices.

Aztez

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, beat-em-up combat events resolve ongoing conflicts in your expanding empire.

Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, & Pandemic

Free Period: February 6th - 13th, 2020

It appears Pandemic isn't going to be available although it was promoted previously as one of the free options.

Carcassonne

The official adaptation of the famous board game Carcassonne! A modern classic tile-placement game based on the award wining game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it.

Ticket to Ride

The official adaptation of Days of Wonder's best-selling train board game, Ticket to Ride takes less than one minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Over 70 million games played online and a new game starting every 4 seconds on average!

Pandemic

Humanity is on the brink of extinction. As members of an elite disease control team, you’re the only thing standing in the way of the four deadly diseases spreading across the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands!

Farming Simulator 19

Free Period: January 30th - February 6th, 2020

The ultimate farming simulation returns with a complete graphics overhaul and the most complete farming experience ever! Become a modern farmer and develop your farm on two huge American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest and animals to tend to.

The Bridge

Free Period: January 23rd - 30th, 2020

The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M.C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures.

Horace

Free Period: January 16th - 23rd, 2020

"The best platformer of 2019." Horace is a huge platforming adventure which pushes the boundaries of the genre with a profound story of a small robot learning of life, the universe and Douglas Adams. Made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers!

Sundered: Eldritch Edition

Free Period: January 9th - 16th, 2020

For the King was delayed, and it looks like Sundered: Eldritch Edition will be given away 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), AND Steep

Free Period: January 1st - 9th, 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 – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell.

Darksiders 2 (Deathinitive Edition)

The ultimate DARKSIDERS II experience! 1080p native resolution. Reworked and tuned game balancing and loot distribution. Improved Graphic Render Engine for even higher visual quality, lighting and shadows. Improved and reworked level, character and environment graphics.

Steep

Ride a massive open world across the Alps, where the powder is always fresh and the run never ends. Defy 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 31st, 2019 - January 1st, 2020

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a brand-new platform adventure from some of the key creative talent behind 'Donkey Kong Country'. With their arch-nemesis Capital B up to no good, the buddy duo needs to spring into action once again to save the day!

Hello Neighbor

Free Period: December 30th - 31st, 2019

Hello Neighbor is a Stealth Horror Game about sneaking into your neighbor's house and figuring out what he's hiding in the basement. Play against an advanced AI that learns from your actions.

Talos Principle

Free Period: December 29th - 30th, 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 28th - 29th, 2019

Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.

Hyper Light Drifter

Free Period: December 27th - 28th, 2019

Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies.

FTL: Faster Than Light

Free Period: December 26th - 27th, 2019

This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

Free Period: December 25th - 26th, 2019

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is a wacky physics-based tactics game. Experience accurate warfare through the ages. TABS uses state of the art physics-based simulation to provide you with never-before-seen insight to our greatest battles of history.

Celeste

Free Period: December 24th - 25th, 2019

Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

Ape Out

Free Period: December 23rd - 24th, 2019

APE OUT is a wildly intense and stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence & frenetic jazz. Build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors as both weapons + shields to crush everyone on your procedurally generated path to freedom.

Little Inferno

Free Period: December 22nd - 23rd, 2019

Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace! Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices, and tiny galaxies.

Superhot

Free Period: December 21st - 22nd, 2019

SUPERHOT is the first-person shooter where time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing weapons off enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through bullets.

TowerFall Ascension

Free Period: December 20th - 21st, 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 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches.

Into the Breach

Free Period: December 19th - 20th, 2019

Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL.

The Escapists & The Wolf Among Us

Free Period: December 12th - 19th, 2019

The Escapists

You’ve landed yourself in prison again, and your only chance is to engineer an escape by any means necessary. How you do it is up to you! Why not cause a prison riot? Or dig a tunnel right under the walls of the prison? 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 comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf - discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

Jotun - Valhalla Edition

Free Period: December 6th - 12th, 2019

Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Impress the Gods!

Rayman Legends

Free Period: November 29th - December 6th, 2019

Jump and fight your way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting in Rayman Legends.

Bad North

Free Period: November 21st - 29th, 2019

Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they're gone forever; lose everything, and it's game over!

The Messenger

Free Period: November 14th - 21st, 2019

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

Nuclear Throne & Ruiner

Free Period: November 7th - 14th, 2019

Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter.

Ruiner

RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. A wired psychopath lashes out against a corrupt system to uncover the truth and retrieve his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend.

SOMA & Costume Quest

Free Period: October 31st - November 7th, 2019

SOMA

SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.

Costume Quest

Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and trick-or-treat through three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and story.

Q.U.B.E.2 & Layers of Fear

Free Period: October 24th - October 31st, 2019

Q.U.B.E.2

Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. As stranded archaeologist, Amelia Cross, you must solve the puzzles of this mysterious world and find a way back home.

Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness.

Observer & Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Free Period: October 17th - 24th, 2019

Observer

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 an Observer, the new front line of neural police, as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode!

Surviving Mars

Free Period: October 10th - 17th, 2019

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about 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 utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

Minit

Free Period: October 3rd - 10th, 2019

Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time.

Everything & Metro 2033 Redux

Free Period: September 26th - October 3rd, 2019

Everything

Everything is an epic, award-winning reality simulation game - where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond. Travel between outer and inner space, and explore a vast, interconnected universe of things without enforced goals, score...

Metro 2033 Redux

In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous 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 & Lego Batman Trilogy

Free Period: September 19th - 26th, 2019

It looks like they've fixed the bugs, you can now grab the Batman: Arkham Collection and Lego Batman Trilogy for free!

Batman: Arkham Collection

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Experience what it’s like to be Batman and face off against Gotham's greatest villians. Explore every inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island.

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City - five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum - the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring 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 others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman™: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for New-Gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile.

Lego Batman Trilogy

The LEGO Batman Trilogy Pack offers players an unprecedented opportunity to experience the complete LEGO Batman saga.

Conarium

Free Period: September 12th - 19th, 2019

Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game, which follows a gripping story involving four scientists and their endeavor to challenge what we normally consider to be the ‘absolute’ limits of nature.

The End is Nigh & Abzu

Free Period: September 5th - 12th, 2019

The End is Nigh

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where you die a lot, but thats ok because you are probably already dead anyway.

Abzu

From the art director of Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving.

Celeste & Inside

Free Period: August 29th - September 5th, 2019

Celeste

Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

Inside

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

Fez

Free Period: August 22nd - 29th, 2019

Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out 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 15th - 22nd, 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.

GNOG

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

For Honor

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.

Alan Wake

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

Moonlighter

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.

Limbo

Free Period: July 18th - July 25th, 2019

Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO.

Torchlight

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.

Overcooked

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.

Rebel Galaxy

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.

Rime

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.

Stories Untold

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.

Transistor

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.

The Witness

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.

Oxenfree

Free Period: March 21st, 2019 - April 4th, 2019

Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about some friends who enter into a ghostly rift unwittingly.

Slime Rancher

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!

Thimbleweed Park

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!

Axiom Verge

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.

Subnautica

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.

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  1. Great work on this site, kept me coming back for the updates, I have most of the games but one I missed was Assassins Creed syndicate…….aaaarrrrrrrhhhhhh so mad I missed it by 2hrs, still nags at me now, AC games are in my all time top 10.

  2. A Total War Saga: TROY will be free tomorrow August 13th for 24 hours, just a BTW

    1. Added now, thanks.

  3. man they really canceled the escapists 2 huh. either way im excited for conan exiles!

    1. ugh… conan exiles has been cancelled.

    2. It should hopefully come out at some point in the future.

  4. Hello! Can I ask you? Is it possible to tell if Subnautica will be free again? Or if Subnautica Below Zero will be free for some time too? Thank you. Have a nice day!

    1. Games haven’t returned too often, so I’m not sure if the original Subnautica will be available again for free. It’s usually older games that end up being free, so I don’t think Below Zero will be free anytime soon.

  5. Thank you so much for updating this list, you are doing god’s work

  6. I believe I’ve claimed all the free games on EGS thus far (including normally free-to-play titles), and I thank Epic Games and publishers for the freebies, but I believe the routine freebies will eventually come to an end, either beginning 2021, 2022, or maybe even as late as 2023 (although I think EGS will continue to offer the occasional freebie after that time, just as the Humble Store, GOG, etc. do on occasion), or otherwise there will be more repeats (thus far, only Celeste and Overcooked have repeated). But when I evaluate EGS on the merits (beyond free games and $10 coupons), the Epic Games Launcher and EGS are not progressing as well as I had hoped (not even close). I think Origin is a substandard launcher and store; having said that, in terms of feature set, I find even Origin launcher/Origin.com comparatively better than Epic Games Launcher/EGS at present.

    I wish Epic Games had chosen to compete with Steam and other services via:
    1) A well-designed, full-featured launcher and store experience. E.g. While the EGS catalog is far less crowded than Steam (and I think there is an argument to be made in favor of store curation), discoverability on EGS is actually pretty shoddy.
    2) Working with publishers to lower list prices. E.g. Despite Epic’s more favorable revenue split, many games on EGS are normally priced the same as they are on Steam and other stores (e.g. Borderlands 3 is normally $59.99 regardless of where you buy it); i.e. the better revenue split doesn’t usually result in lower list prices for customers.
    3) Working with publishers for better sales pricing. E.g. Despite Epic’s more favorable revenue split, many games on EGS have the same (pre-coupon) sale prices as they do elsewhere; i.e. none of it is usually passed on to the customer in the form of lower (pre-coupon) sale prices. Where Epic Games is making a positive impact are the $10 Epic Coupons, and I hope the coupons continue on indefinitely for every future sale, but that is coming out of Epic’s pocket, most publishers aren’t lowering their sale prices on EGS despite the revenue split.
    4) A better refund policy. Given its willingness to leverage its deep pockets, Epic Games is in a position to allay publisher reservations with regard to a more customer-friendly refund policy (something better than 2 hours of play time), yet EGS is not standing out from the crowd in this regard.

    As it stands, I grab the freebies on EGS, but I have yet to purchase anything. The primary reason is the Epic Games Launcher. I am not opposed to having multiple launchers on my computer. I tend to be opposed to publisher-centric launchers (e.g. Rockstar Games Launcher), but I already had multiple launchers installed prior to the birth of the Epic Games Launcher, and having multiple publisher-agnostic launchers installed is not an important consideration to me, particularly when I can use one launcher as a meta-launcher. Feature set, however, is important to me. The Epic Games Launcher is just not competitive in this regard, nor do I like the browsing experience on EGS.

    Another reason I have not purchased anything on EGS is somewhat similar to the Osborne effect, except instead of deferring a purchase due to the prospect of a future product, I find that I am more reluctant to invest funds in a product that may later be given away for free. To be clear, this doesn’t keep me from buying games I am really interested in (although, again, I currently prefer a couple of other launchers over the Epic Games Launcher based on feature set, and I am willing to wait a year if I am forced to by EGS-exclusivity deals in order to use those other launchers), but it does keep me from buying games that I am less confident about but that I might otherwise have taken a chance on (and not just on EGS, but on other stores where the games are sold). Having more than two hours (preferably at least five hours) of play time within two weeks of purchase on EGS to refund a game would likely resolve this consideration.

    1. EPIC is focus on giving away games but lacks of interest of building a gamer’s community. The crackwatch even doing this lot better than epic.

    2. ^Forgot Hyper Light Drifter. It has also repeated as a freebie.

  7. Here I was hoping to get ARK for free…
    Instead we get a minigame… IΒ΄ll pass on this week.

    1. ark was free 2 weeks ago. didn’t you claim it?

    2. Overcooked is very fun with friends. Why would you pass on a free game?

      1. i mean its not really that fun if u dont have friends to play with and the 2nd one is better

  8. Does anyone know if there’s any chance some of these games might be free again at some point for those of us that missed it? I can live without most of them since im not really into puzzle games/platformers/horror but ones like Kingdom Come, GTA 5, and Arkham would be great.

    1. This week’s game, Overcooked, is also a returnee. That was previously available eleven months ago.

    2. There is only one game that has returned; Celeste came back on the 12 days of free games.

    3. It doesn’t seem likely that any will return.

  9. Cant believe i found out about this one day after gta v expired…

  10. I only knew about the free games from a friend when gta came out, sad i missed out on more than a years worth of this ;-;

  11. Gta was my first game and next borderlands I missed all the games including those games of which I am a die heart fan :'(

  12. I missed couple of games. The worst was subnautica I missed. Other than that I missed no AAA games so that’s good. Also as I have build like a 102 games collection I had purchased 7 games for 52 dollars with 3 games having gold edition and 1 deluxe. Epic games is such great store for us consumers. I just love them for listening to budget gamers.

  13. Next AAA games probably:

    Civilization VI – May 21. – May 28.
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – May 28. – June 4.
    Ark: Survival Evolved – June 4. – June 11.

  14. Started collecting from the beginning – back in dec 2018 – have all the free games πŸ˜‰

    1. You are lucky man I have just got borderlands and gta5 for that also because I heard the news of gta 5 and created an account.
      And I also wanted fs 19 but the time is gone 😒

    2. thats great! i was hoping i knew this right when they were giving away Subnautica. I first stumbled upon Epic on my birthday which is in 4th of april last year πŸ™‚

  15. GTA v is the first time I heard about all these free games, I’m so sad I missed out on everything :(((((

    1. I am with you bro same happened to me😒

    2. aww im sorry don’t worry Epic has no signs of stopping πŸ™‚

  16. I didn’t even know Epic games did this I wish I had cuz GTA’s the first game I have

    1. that’s alright Epic isn’t stopping any soon πŸ™‚

  17. i missed everything before the arkham and lego batman stuff then some other like hello neighbor that wasnt there on my epic fsr but yeah

  18. I missed plenty of frickin games… Mostly due to getting a PC only this year…

    1. you can get them at the epic games website on your phone

      1. i cant believe i missed batman series,farming simulator,metro 2033,lays of fear and hello neghbor i am very upset now.

  19. Collected 88, 7 missed. not bad

  20. Collected 76, 19 missed ;(

  21. I missed 11 games and collected 84, hmm

    1. Missed games (10):
      Subnautica
      Super Meat Boy
      What Remains of Edith Finch
      The Jackbox Party Pack
      Axiom Verge
      Thimbleweed Park
      Slime Rancher
      Little Inferno
      Ape Out
      Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

      god i really wanted to get subnautica and what remains of edith finch πŸ™

  22. Thanks for updating this page, it’s been really helpful! Just a suggestion: maybe move the FAQ to the bottom so that the Free Games List can be at the top? Alternatively, making a “Contents” section that contains a direct link to the Free Games List? πŸ˜€

    1. No problem! I moved the faq to the bottom.

      1. Thanks! You’re awesome.

  23. I can’t believe I missed out on farming simulator

  24. Damn… Does anybody know why For The King got delayed?

  25. It’s a shame i got all the other free games but Super meat boy and Subnautica. Pretty much the only two games i have ever wanted.

    1. Yikels – I was looking at games to see if I wanted something. I saw Subnautica and with the sale and the coupon it cost me $6.24. I can easily say it’s well worth it. I love the game. I don’t know where the story is heading, but I like the survival genre in general and this is a well crafted game. Not free, but an excellent price for a game of this caliber!

      1. I agree, Subnautica is one of the best games I’ve ever played.

  26. Really happy we’re getting more free games through (hopefully the entirety of) 2020, here’s to… not spending money!

  27. looks like one of the darksiders for sure and maybe steep for the first free games of the year

  28. I hope it will be the impossible lair…

  29. next game will probably be yooka laylee

    1. There is NO Yooka on Epic.

      1. A bunch of the games that they have given away weren’t in the shop previously.

  30. Does anyone know if the Epic Games Store free-games promotion is coming to an end with the “12 Days of Free Games”?

    “Epic will be offering a new free game available each week throughout 2019.”
    https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/epic-games-store-faq (last updated November 11, 2019)

    1. I don’t think there’s any confirmation that it will or won’t be going through 2020, we’ll just have to wait, I guess.