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 the most recent listings of the games in the Epic Free Games store! We also answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the store, including whether the games are free forever if you need to install the game, and how often free games are released! This list is updated every Thursday at 10am CT, when the next free game is released.

Upcoming Free Epic Games Store Games


Runbow is a racing game like no other. In this fast-paced 2D side-scroller, you must select a hero and race against others to reach the goal before anyone else. With five different game modes, there is plenty of variety in each match. Choose the character you feel has the best ability to get you to the end, and leave the other players in your dust!

Free Period: September 29 to October 6

The Drone Racing League Simulator

Drone Racing League Simulator is an immensely popular multiplayer racing game where you get to custom build a drone with the best gear to beat your competition. To get better gear, you must race your drone in over 25 different environments and determine the best drone build for each one. Compete against other builds to prove yours is the best, or just enjoy a simulated drone experience and master some aerial maneuverability before you pick up a drone in real life!

Free Period: September 29 to October 6

Current Free Epic Games Store Games

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved is a survival simulator game that strands you on an island filled with monstrous creatures and vicious dinosaurs. But, the real threat lies within your fellow players, who will stop at nothing to put you behind so they can put themselves ahead. Survive, fight, and lay waste to anyone in your path, and don't forget to recruit dinosaurs to help you!

Free Period: September 22 to September 29


Play as a mercenary on your way to becoming a legend in this turn-based strategy game inspired by the massively popular table-top game. Gloomhaven has all the appeal and mechanics of the physical version, except it doesn't take up physical space on your shelf! Master the mechanics and experience a new battle with randomized card draws that force you to adapt to new abilities, events, and goals with every battle. Will you play with friends, or command multiple characters on your own?

Free Period: September 22 to September 29

Previous Free Epic Games Store Games

Spirit of the North

Tap into your inner spirit animal in Spirt of the North, where your destiny as a red fox aligns you with the guardian of the Northern Lights—a fox spirit. In this third-person adventure, you must navigate the beautiful forest around you to uncover the secrets of the North and learn just how far you must go to protect your home.

Free Period: September 15 to September 22

The Captain

The Captain is a game where you don't just manage an intergalactic space ship, you manage nearly everything that might include. In this game, you must meet with new civiliations and make hard decisions on how to handle them. As an all-emcopassing game that challenges your management capabilities, leadership skills, and morality—you'll have to make difficult decisions on what to do in a wide array of situations. Unfortunately, you can't save everyone. Best learn that now instead of later.

Free Period: September 15 to September 22

Realm Royale Reforged Epic Launch Bundle

Relive one of the most popular medieval-themed battle royale experiences in a whole new light with Realm Royale Reforged. With this free launch bundle, you are given awesome cosmetic changes to your equipment, including the Death's Edge Assassin Ski, the Bokserker Chicken Skin, and the Nogard Mount.

Free Period: September 8 to September 15

Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator

If you've ever wanted to see a rough outline of what life is like for a winemaker, you'll find that in Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator. This pleasant game is a relaxing resource management experience where you must allocate time and energy as best you can to produce the best wine and sell it to further your business.

Free Period: September 8 to September 15

Knockout City

Knockout City is a competitive online multiplayer dodgeball game where, unlike in real life gym class, there is no risk of getting picked last. This free pack gives you the base game and the Armazillo DLC Pack, which includes several exclusive cosmetics for the game. But, like the free period for the game, you must log in before September 8, 2022 to claim the rewards!

Free Period: September 1 to September 8

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Experience one of the best Tomb Raider games with everything unlocked in Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Every outfit, weapon, and puzzle is available, which gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into the Tombs for ancient secrets that you didn't even have access to when you played the original game!

Free Period: September 1 to September 8

Submerged: Hidden Depths

Explore the majestic ruins of a sunken city filled with life and nature. Discover the world as you might picture it in a pleasant dream—full of wonder, beauty, and (almost certainly) plenty of metaphors. Submerged: Hidden Depths is a game that focus on exploring your surroundings and gives you a relaxed experience free of combat and any form of frustration.

Free Period: September 1 to September 8

Rumbleverse Boom Boxer Content Pack

Enter the Rumbleverse in a big way with this free content pack for the game that includes an exclusive Boom Boxer set, a title card background and border, and a 120-minute in-game Fame booster. The Boom Boxer set includes the Boxing Headset, Boxing Gloves, Boxing Tank Top, Boxing Trunks, and Boxing Shoes.

Free Period: August 18 to August 25

Cook, Serve, Delicious 3

Manage your own food truck in a desolate war-torn America and serve the hungry people that need it. Expand your truck and your menu to provide over 200 different meals while you play through the campaign that includes over 100 levels—you can even run your food truck with a friend and collaborate to build a lucrative Food Truck service!

Free Period: August 11 to August 18

Lawn Mowing Simulator

It may seem like a straightforward task, but mowing the lawn can be difficult, timely, and expensive. Of course, this might explain why so many lawn care businesses exist. You can now run your own lawn care business and experience the lucrative business of tending to other people's yards. However, building your company from the ground up isn't easy. The price of buying and maintaning the best equipment will surprise you But, don't stop at mowing the lawn—buy all kinds of equipment to become the ultimate lawn care specialist!

Free Period: July 28 to August 4


Fight your way through iconic battles from the early 1900s in Tannenberg, a team combat game based on experience of the military during World War I. Battles in this game can hold as many as 64 players split into teams, ensuring that you'll always have someone to protect or an enemy to eliminate. Pick a side and help your country win the war!

Free Period: July 21 to July 28

Shop Titans

In Shop Titans, you run your own shop that you can customize to your preferences and modify to fit your customers' needs. Craft objects to upgrade your shop and build until you have a steady flow of income to expand your business. Through careful and clever business decisions, you can become the ultimate shopkeeper and see those dollars roll in!

Free Period: July 21 to July 28

Wonder Boy The Dragon's Trap

In a world full of puzzle platformers, few of them are as unique as Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. You can not only play as a boy or a girl, but also as a lizard, lion, hawk, and more! You are cursed by the dragon whose treasure you seek, and must use your wit and strength as each animal to progress through the game and finally snag the dragon's treasure!

Free Period: July 14 to July 21

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 is the perfected sequel to the wildly popular game Killing Floor. In this cooperative game, you and your teammates must take down undead creatures, all with their own special abilities. Earn cash by taking down as many vicious beasts and use it to upgrade your weapons. Can you reach the end and take down the Patriarch?

Free Period: July 7 to July 14

Ancient Enemy

Become the hero and take on the forces of evil as a master strategist in this role-playing and apocalypse-themed card game. Much like other online card games, you need to perfect the your strategy and time your moves to take down your opponents, all while protecting yourself. Only one person can win a battle!

Free Period: July 7 to July 14

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

See the medieval world from a whole new perspective: as an infamous and unforgiving thief who will rob from the rich through any means necessary. As an anti-hero in Hood: Outlaws & Legends, you have fewer good intentions than one might expect from the classic Robin Hood game. You must compete against rival gangs (both players and NPCs) that want to take away your scores of riches. Can you stop them and become the most notorious medieval gang?

Free Period: June 30 to July 7

Geneforge 1 - Mutagen

Become a powerful summoner with the ability to shape creatures at your will in this isometric tactic game from Spiderweb Software. You find yourself in the middle of a battle between two opposing forces, and must choose which side to whom you belong. Use an array of tactics in battle to win, like physical force or by outsmart them. And, of course, continue to develop a fearsome team of beasts to help you!

Free Period: June 30 to July 7

Iratus: Lord of the Dead

Battle on the side of evil in Iratus: Lord of the Dead, where you play as an antagonist set out to destroy the mortal world. As a Necromancer, you summon hordes of vile creatures to do your bidding, which is do destroy any being that wants to stop you on your path or horror.

Free Period: June 30 to July 7

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Digital Edition

See the universe of massively popular Game of Thrones series from a whole new perspective both literally and figuratively in this isometric turn-based digital board game. Conquer your enemies and master strategies of war in your quest to claim the Iron Throne. Can you prove yourself worthy of the ultimate position of power?

Free Period: June 23 to June 30

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

If you enjoy tinkering and consider yourself a mechanic, Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 provides the perfect opportunity for you to fulfill that hobby without spending absurd amounts of money. With photo-realistic parts and an intuitive interface, you'll build knowledge of what these parts look like and how to fix them—even in real life. Happy fixing!

Free Period: June 16 to June 23


If you've ever made an adventure in your backyard by giving imaginary life tiny heroes, you'll know exactly what Supraland is about. Act out your childhood stories in this action/adventure puzzle game where you play as the hero in a yard full of trinkets, other figurines, and confounding riddles. Be young and innocent again, but this time see your make-believe stories of yesteryear be acted out in real time—but by you!

Free Period: June 16 to June 23


Become one of the most fearsome predators of the seas when you play as a shark in Maneater, a game where your goal is to devour people in the most gruesome ways possible. Sink your teeth into this aquatic game and destroy any living creature you can find to survive in the cutthroat sea-life. Evolve to become the most powerful shark and the true legend of the depths.

Free Period: June 9 to June 16

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Experience the world through a different lense: The Nazis won World War II and pushed forward in their conquest to establish fascist control all over the world—and beyond. In this intense FPS, you play as a member of a faction set on taking the dictatorship down, which is no easy task. You must use the most powerful weapons and machinery to overcome the seemingly impossible task of destroying The New Order.

Free Period: June 2 to June 9

Bioshock: The Collection

Relive your travels through the cities of Rapture and Columbia with this collection of the three core games from the massively popular Bioshock series. This collection includes the remastered versions of Bioshock and Bioshock 2, as well as the most recent installment of the series: Bioshock 3. Experience the extravagant stories of betrayal, control, and the dark side of psychologic and psychic power!

Free Period: May 26 to June 2

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment of the core game series for the Borderlands franchise. In this erratic FPS, players shoot to loot and loot to shoot from an endless pool of guns. Meet wacky characters with a death wish and experience mayhem to uncover the hidden Vaults. Grind your way to higher levels and perfect your character's skill tree to shape them into an unstoppable death machine. Play through the game as it tailors to your style of a run-and-gun shooting frenzy!

Free Period: May 19 to May 26

Redout Enhanced Edition

Dive in to a high-octane, intense world of track racing in Redout Enhanced Edition. Feel what it's like to hold on to the wheel of a car going faster than you ever thought possible and do your best to glimpse the blurry surroundings—if you can. Immerse yourself in a world that passes too quickly for your eyes to process what's going on. Then, when your brain adjusts to the speed of the environment, realize that you're in complete control and several other players are in the same situation. Don't let them do it better. Get there faster.

Free Period: May 12 to May 19


Prey is a first-person shooter that sees you trudging the deep and hollow halls of Talos I, an intergalactic space station that a hostile alien species have overrun. With little to no backup and only a limited supply of tools, you must learn to survive and beat the odds as an army of one.

Free Period: May 12 to May 19

Jotun: Valhalla Edition

Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn adventure game that keeps its love of Norse mythology close to its chest. As Thora, a deceased Viking warrior with a dishonorable past, you must prove to the Gods that you're worthy of living an afterlife in the proud realms of Valhalla. With that, you can expect your fair share of epic battles, many of which will cause the very hairs of Odin's beard to tremble.

Free Period: May 12 to May 19

Terraforming Mars

Terraforming Mars is a management game that puts the player on the desolate and dusty wasteland of Mars and challenges them to form a bustling civilization. With limited resources and space available, the players must strategically place structures and terraform the land to make sure humanity thrives.

Free Period: May 5 to May 12

Just Die Already

If you've always wondered what it's like to cause uncontainable havoc in your 80s, then you'll want to give Just Die Already a try. You play as people well past retirement age who refuse to finish their remaining years as complacent victims of time. Instead, your characters grab whatever they can find to cause as much disarray and havoc as possible. Rage against the dying of the light.

Free Period: April 28 - May 5


In this nonsensical pixelated adventure game, you play as Paradigm: a mutant with a traumatizing past where he was forced to fend for himself in an unwelcoming world. This is a point-and-click adventure game with plenty of funny, interesting, and difficult puzzles to keep you occupied as you work your way through the fascinating story!

Free Period: April 28 to May 5


Riverbond is an isometric co-op raiding game (like Minecraft Dungeons) that uses the voxel art style that has gained popularity in the past several years. In it, you must use powerful weapons, improve special abilities, and level up your skills by taking on monstrous enemies and large groups of creatures with your friends. If you have been on the lookout for a cute game to play with your friends that doesn't require you to have a competetive edge, this is the game for you!

Free Period: April 21 to April 28

Amnesia: Rebirth

Put your mental resolve to the test in this anxiety-inducing, terrifying puzzle game where your must hide from a horrifying monster. Engage your fight-or-flight mode throughout the entire game (emphasis on flight, since you can't fight back) and see how quickly you can make decisions in a state of panic. Or, if you have nerves of steel, you can always just enjoy the new perspective on horror and atmospheric gameplay.

Free Period: April 21 to April 28


Insurmountable is a game that heavily relies on choice. You select the class of character that you want to use to scale a massive mountain. Dangers await you at every step, and you must keep your wits about you while braving the cold, excruciating path upward. One wrong choice could mean your doom, and one right choice could save your life. Seems simple enough, but there's a hitch—with every death, the mountain changes!

Free Period: April 14 to April 21


XCOM is an isometric turn-based strategy game in which you must utilize the special traits and abilities of your team to take down an opposing alien force set on taking over the world. Then, in your downtime (on the ship), you must manage your resources and workforce appropriately to get ahead of the invaders and prevent them from taking over key locations. Think you can play the role of Commander and save the world from being overrun?

Free Period: April 14 to April 21

Rogue Legacy

In Rogue Legacy, you play as an entire lineage, full of characters that have traits, good and bad, of their previous generation. When one of your characters dies, you are given a choice between three characters to play as next, and each option might give you a huge advantage or disadvantage (or both) in the dungeon!

Free Period: April 7 to April 14

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

This game has been on the Epic Free Games list before! In The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which focuses heavily on providing a detailed environment, you must investigate the mysterious disappearance of a child named Ethan Carter. As you progress, you must also uncover the nefarious and occult-themed plot of behind his disappearance and determine the true fate of his family.

Free Period: April 7 to April 14


In this turned-based action-strategy game set in the official WARHAMMER universe, you must use your power of command to lead an entire army into battle and (hopefully) come out the victor. Choose the race that best suits your playstyle, be it Humans, Vampires, Dwarfs, Goblins, or Orcs. Each race has its own unique benefits, and your task is to find the best strategy within them to conquer your foes!

Free Period: March 31 to April 7

City of Brass

City of Brass is an exciting first-person adventure game developed by some of the top developers in the Bioshock franchise. In it, you play as a thief equipped with a whip, a sword, and a cunning skill set you can use to trick, trap, or pummel your enemies into ash. Your goal: race against the clock to defeat your enemies, or meet your end when the time runs out.

Free Period: March 31 to April 7

Demon's Tilt

Pinball is making a comeback! In Demon's Tilt, you combine common elements of video games such as bosses, secrets, soundtracks, and boosts with the classic game of Pinball. Experience a whole new type of sensory overload with this demonic twist on one of the first electronic games. Can you defeat your inner demons with a maximum high score?

Free Period: March 24 to March 31

In Sound Mind

In Sound Mind puts the best of Amnesia and Silent Hill together to make a unique, horrifying, fear-inducing challenge. In this game, you'll find you're frequently too scared to move and will end up questioning everything you do out of fear that it something might jump out at you. That fact, mixed with the puzzles, terrifying boss fights, and original soundtrack, makes this for one of the best horror games in recent years.

Free Period: March 17 to March 24

Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines combines classic and modern elements of management games and brings them to the CitySim genre. Manage your own city with your governing powers to accommodate for many different situations. Natural disasters are the least of your worries when you have a city to run. But, make no mistake, you'll have to take them into consideration as you build your City Empire!

Free Period: March 10 to March 17

Black Widow: Recharged

Black Widow: Recharged is the remastered version of the classic version developed by SneakyBox and Adamvision Studios. In this Asteroids-esque game, you play as a spider, defending your web from all kinds of insects that are set out to take you down. If you are fond of arcade classics, this is a great game to try!

Free Period: March 3 to March 10

Centipede: Recharged

Having been originally developed by the same developers as Black Widow, Centipede: Recharged follows a similar genre. In this game, you play as a Centipede that must destroy all creatures, critters, and other nasties. Use special power ups, clever planning, and twin joysticks to best your opponents!

Free Period: March 3 to March 10

Dauntless Epic Slayer Kit

In Dauntless, you play as a Slayer, who is the only force between the world and the Behemoths. You must take down epic monsters and craft powerful weapons to save life as you know it. With this free Epic Slayer Kit, you are given three days of VIP Club, and a nice purse of several currencies in the game to speed up your progress.

Free Period: March 3 to March 10


If you've ever asked yourself "How can I be at three points in spacetime at once?", CrisTales is your answer. In this game, you play with the ability to look into the past and the future as you progress through the game. You can use the use past events to influence your decisions in the present, then see the consequences of those actions in the future!

Free Period: Feb. 24 to March 3

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons is for people who like to multitask. It is a unique approach to game format where you are playing both co-op and single-player. You play as two brothers who set out to find the "Water of Life" and bring it back to their dying father. The challenge is that you must often work them simultaneously to solve puzzles and progress through the game. Think you can manage playing two characters at once?

Free Period: Feb. 17 to Feb. 24


Windbound is an open-world, survival-craft, and exploration game that pits you alone against the sea and an island on which you're stranded. Separated from your crewmates, you must hunt, explore, and fight to survive and solve the riddle of how to get off the island. In order to do that, you'll need to discover the secrets spread precariously throughout and uncover the mystery left there long ago.

Free Period: Feb. 10 to Feb. 17

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

In this platform adventure developed by Playtonic Games, you face off with Capital B once again. This is a single player game where you play as Yooka and Laylee on a quest to stop Captial B from enslaving the kingdom of bees. To do that, you'll need to employ the help of Queen Phoebee and the Royal Beetallion to master your enemy's "impossible" lair!

Free Period: Feb. 03 to Feb. 10

Daemon X Machina Deluxe Edition

If you're a fan of mechs, this game is perfect for you. In it, you pilot your own customizable Arsenal mech and join up with other mercenaries to defend the human race from totalitarian machines and huge robots. In a post-apocalyptic world, your mechs are humanity's last hope. This free set from Epic includes a full set of exclusive cosmetics for the Deluxe Edition!

Free Period: Jan. 27 to Feb. 03


Relicta is a first-person puzzle game in which you are stranded on an abandoned Moon base, and must use gravity-bending and magnetic abilities to solve puzzles. Your goal? To save your daughter. Beyond that, it's up to you on whether you want to speedrun the game and get to safety as soon as possible, or explore the game in-depth to find all the secrets within.

Free Period: Jan. 20 to Jan. 27

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?

They are free during the free period, and you do not need to purchase them after the free period is over. Once the free period is over, you will need to pay the normal price to get them. In other words, they are free forever if you get them on time.

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 Days of Free Games event during the winter holidays. Epic will also sometimes release multiple games at a time for free!

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  1. i came for a glimpse at the list of future offerings but instead I find 4 months of previous gifts listed. why do you hate gamers?

    1. We’d be happy to list any games they plan to make available in the free store! Unfortunately, this is the only information Epic provides, and it’s not actually possible to see what’s coming until they release the information. Do you have a source for the information Epic doesn’t release? Because I’ll certainly add it!

  2. Thursday at 10am! what part of the world does that happen as I have been reading a few things on google that says it happens at 4pm in my part of the world.

    1. Hey, nice catch! That’s 10am CT (in North America). I updated the guide to say that.

  3. The Daemon X Machina “Prototype Arsenal Set” is also currently free. I assume this free DLC expires February 3 as well (the “Metallic Equipment Set” and “Arsenal Decals – The Brushstrokes of Souun Takeda” DLC are always free).

  4. Hey, why the list is borked? it was all about every game that was given away for free on epic. Now it’s only a shadow of it past self

    1. We actually cut the list by a significant amount because it was causing major issues with loading for some users and the writers editing it. If we can find a way to include all the previous content that doesn’t bog down the page, we’ll consider it. Until then, we figured it didn’t serve a major purpose to have content from more than three months ago since it’s essentially information that doesn’t have a practical use.

  5. Hi Pro Game Guides!

    Your Creator Code ProGameGs has NOT been working for some time now.

    And thanks for the great work here!

    1. Thanks for letting us know about this! I’ll speak to the editors and see how we want to handle this.

  6. Hi, when list will be updated? There are new games on epic free list

    1. This list gets updated every Thursday at 11am ET when the free games refresh on Epic Games Store. Are there any that we missed from last week?

      1. You’ve removed too much, not just the Avon Colony that was incorrectly said to be available this week… Speed Brawl and Tharsis should’ve stayed. πŸ˜‰

        Also, a correction for Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition : it was for the Feb. 11 to Feb. 18 week.

        And about Sludge Life… i’ve had it available via the “show more” button since at least Oct 30, 2020… and for me it ended on May 28, not Apr 28. :-B

        1. Hello! That was actually me that added the Aven Colony game, sorry about that! They originally had it on the list instead of The Escapists, but then removed it after I updated the page. Believe me, I was plenty frustrated when I saw that they changed it, haha. As for Speed Brawl and Tharsis being removed, I’m not sure what happened there. I’ll have to fix that; thanks for noticing!

  7. I originally redeemed Alien: Isolation when it was free on December 21. It didn’t include the Last Survivor DLC at that time (I believe the Last Survivor DLC was 75% off instead). When Alien: Isolation went back on free offer on April 22, Alien: Isolation showed as owned for me, and the Last Survivor DLC was not available for free. I checked again today, and this time I was allowed to claim the game again, which got me the Last Survivor DLC for free. I’m not the only one who’s encountered this (e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/mx1ni9/epic_alien_isolation_last_survivor_dlc_100_off/gvlgcqg/). If anyone already had Alien: Isolation from December and hasn’t checked EGS since early in the day April 22, check to see if you are missing the Last Survivor DLC. If so, you can still claim it before April 29, 11 AM EDT.

  8. well well well.. look how many games i missed

  9. Actually it says Jurassic World Evolution is free until January 7th for a week, not 24 hours

    1. Cheers!

  10. Thanks for keeping it updated!

  11. Next will be the long dark

    1. Is that your prediction?

  12. Wrapper hints next game

    1. The long dark

    2. What do you think tomorrow’s will be?

        1. That would be awesome!

          1. Nope πŸ™ what do you think tommorows is ?

          2. Tomorrow’s got me stumped! Something to do with axes… what do you think?

  13. The wrapper on the game has a symbol hinting the next game. You can predict the next one like last year πŸ™‚

    1. Very cool. What do you think tomorrow’s will be?

  14. 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.

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

    1. Added now, thanks.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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 ;-;

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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™‚

  28. 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™‚

  29. 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™‚

  30. 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