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.
We take a look at the exclusives of the Epic Games Store right here.
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 two weeks there will be a free game available. Once a new game is offered for free, the one that will be next will be revealed.
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.
Epic Games Store Free Games List
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Upcoming Free Game: Q.U.B.E.2 & Layers of Fear
Free Period: October 24th - October 31st, 2019
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.
Current Free Game: Observer & Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Free Period: October 17th - 24th, 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 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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
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.
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.