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.

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: 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.

Current Free Game: 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.

About the Author

Evident is a lifelong gamer and creator of websites. He mostly focuses on shooters, but has been known to dabble in the occasional card game as well. You can find him binge watching TV shows in his downtime.

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  1. The next free game after Stories Untold will be Rime 🙂 you can see this when you open the store through the a browser instead of the app

  2. Hey!
    I notice I keep coming here every other 2 weeks to see what’s new.
    Very helpful compilation.
    Always wanted to get the upcoming game (World of Goo). Lucky we’re getting it next week.
    Thanks for the updates.

  3. I missed out on those first 4 games, I didn’t know it was happening. I hope Epic continues to release free games every fortnight next year and includes the first 4 games between those first fortnights, that way it’s still fortnightly for the games and old games, but it will be a free game every week for those first 2 months approx for those who missed out!

  4. Oof, just missed the slime rancher one. That really sucks. I also realized i missed the subnautica one i just bought that game last week crap

  5. Hey thanks for updating this page constantly! I thought I missed a game since I couldnt check the past free games from the epic store but now I know that I didnt