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


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 Game(s)

Myster Game!

Epic is keeping next week’s free game a secret. We’ll update this section when find more information!

Available Now

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

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

Paradigm

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

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

Previously Available

Insurmountable

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 2

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

Total War: WARHAMMER

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

CrisTales

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

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

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

Galactic Civilizations III

In Galactic Civilizations III, you choose one of many races and play as them to develop a thriving civilization that excels beyond the others. Your goal is to use diplomacy, warfare, and technological advancements to keep put you ahead of everyone else in the galaxy. This game bears strong resemblance to Sid Meier’s Civilization series, but with more options, and by extension, more customizable strategies.

Free Period: Jan. 13 to Jan. 20

Gods Will Fall

Gods Will Fall is a game that challenges you to take on supremely powerful beings and put and end to their iron grasp on humanity. They have spent several millennia terrorizing anyone that doesn’t bend to their will and it is up to you and your clan of eight brave souls to re-establish humanity as the ones that are truly in control. Fighting horrific creatures is one thing, and fighting gods is another. But fighting horrific god creatures? Good luck.

Free Period: Jan. 06 to Jan. 13

Tomb Raider Bundle

This is the final set of free games for Epic Games for 2021, and by far the most valuable. This bundle includes the three most recent installments of the massively popular Tomb Raider franchise. Learn about Lara Croft’s origins in Tomb Raider, then continue the story in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Then, play Rise of the Tomb Raider to continue the story for Lara Croft against the mysterious Trinity organization, as well as the myriad of new mechanics introduced such as Season Passes, multiplayer, and zombies!

Free Period: Dec. 30 to Jan. 06

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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