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Every Free Game Released On The Epic Games Store

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Since launching in 2018, the Epic Games Store has consistently released titles for free. Provided someone creates an account on the store, they will be able to add these discounted games to their library during a small window of time. From that point on, the account holder can play these games indefinitely. Although not completely opposed to the idea of changing its schedule, at the moment, the Epic Games Store releases a new free game every week, usually on Thursday.


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The Epic Games Store has been able to engage more fans through its versatility in the catalog of games available. Not to forget the hype surrounding free “Mystery Games” that regularly accompany the Mega Sales of Epic Games Store. The attention is usually well-deserved, as these veiled titles often turn out to be massive hits, although they are usually mixed in with plenty of indie darlings. Similarly, the free games available on Epic Games Store every week raise a substantial amount of hype.


What are all the free games that have been given away on Epic Game Store since 2018? What is currently free in 2024?


Epic Games Store’s Current Free Game (February 8–15): Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! & Lost Castle

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    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

    Metascore
    89

    Released
    June 30, 2021

    Developer(s)
    Team Salvato

    How Long To Beat
    5 Hours

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    Lost Castle

    Metascore
    N/A

    Released
    August 31, 2016

    Developer(s)
    Hunter Studio

    Genre(s)
    Action RPG

    How Long To Beat
    14 Hours


On paper, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! might not sound all that enticing as a freebie considering the base game is free-to-play, and it is considered to be among the most popular horror visual novels of all time. The Plus! addition does not change the core narrative all that much, but it does add a plethora of side stories that add more depth to the characters. This version also comes with a couple more extra, including unlockable art and improved visuals. While perhaps a hard sell normally, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is undoubtedly the best way to experience this seminal release and a must-have as an Epic Games Store free game.


Lost Castle is an indie action RPG with a roguelite structure. The core loop finds players traversing through a castle filled with all sorts of monsters, and they will be fighting bosses, collecting souls, and gathering loot along the way. When death comes calling, players wake up in a cell as a fresh character who has different stats, although they can also use their souls to unlock a few permanent skills. Lost Castle is challenging and addictive, although it can be quite a grind as well.

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Epic Games Store’s Upcoming Free Game (February 15–22): Dakar Desert Rally

Dakar Desert Rally

Dakar Desert Rally

Metascore
69

Released
October 4, 2022

Genre(s)
Racing

Developer
Saber Porto

How Long To Beat
12 Hours

Inspired by the annual rally event, Dakar Desert Rally pushes the envelope in off-road racing, delivering a massive experience worthy of its eponymous inspiration. The game launched to a fairly mixed reception due to technical issues and divisive controls, which dulled the shine of an otherwise gorgeous and impressive package. Since then, Saber Porto has released quite a few patches and updates that have improved the overall experience. While certainly not flawless, Dakar Desert Rally has more than enough positives to be worth a look by most racing fans, particularly those interested in the rally subgenre.


Every game is better when free, but that statement is especially true for a project as divisive as Dakar Desert Rally. This title is the definition of an acquired taste, and people might find it difficult to take the plunge due to its unpredictable reputation. However, they have nothing to lose while it is free on the Epic Games Store.

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Games That Were Previously Free On The Epic Games Store In 2024, 2023, & 2022

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Game

Epic Store Free Period

Metacritic Score

Doors: Paradox

February 1 – 8

N/A

Infinifactory

January 25 – February 1

70

Love

January 18 – 25

N/A

Sail Forth

January 11 – 18

77

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

January 4 – 11

84

A Plague Tale: Innocence

January 3 – 4

83

20 Minutes Till Dawn

January 2 – 3

N/A

Escape Academy

January 1 – 2

79

2023

Ghostrunner

December 31 – January 1

81

Saints Row

December 30 – 31

65

Snakebird Complete

December 29 – 30

N/A

Cat Quest

December 28 – 29

79

Cursed To Golf

December 27 – 28

80

Human Resource Machine

December 26 – 27

78

The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition

December 25 – 26

78

Ghostwire: Tokyo

December 24 – 25

82

Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition

December 23 – 24

93

Art of Rally

December 22 – 23

79

Melvor Idle

December 21 – 22

N/A

DNF Duel

December 20 – 21

80

Destiny 2: Legacy Collection

December 13 – 20

83 (Destiny 2)

GigaBash

December 7 – 13

73 (PS5)

Predecessor

December 7 – 13

N/A

Might FIght Federation

December 1 – 7

69 (PS5)

Jitsu Squad

December 1 – 7

70 (Switch)

Deliver Us Mars

November 23 – December 1

69

Earthlock

November 16 – 23

N/A

Surviving The Aftermath

November 16 – 23

67

Golden Light

November 9 – 16

N/A

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

October 26 – November 2

72

Tandem: A Tale Of Shadows

October 26 – November 2

73

The Evil Within 2

October 26 – November 2

80

Eternal Threads

October 19 – 26

73

The Evil Within

October 19 – 26

68

Q.U.B.E. Ultimate Bundle

October 12 – 19

69

Blazing Sails

October 12 – 19

N/A

Godlike Burger

October 5 – October 12

N/A

Soulstice

September 28 – October 5

68

Model Builder

September 28 – October 5

N/A

The Forest Quartet

September 21 – 28

72

Out Of Line

September 21 – 28

69

911 Operator

September 14 – 21

68

Spelldrifter

September 7 – 14

N/A

Cave Story+

August 31 – September 7

83

Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak

August 24 – 31

79

Dodo Peak

August 17 – 24

56

Black Book

August 17 – 24

75

Orwell: Keeping An Eye On You

August 10 – 17

77

Europa Universalis 4

August 10 – 17

87

Loop Hero

August 3 – 10

82

Bloons TD 6

August 3 – 10

N/A

Severed Steel

July 27 – August 3

73

Homeworld Remastered Collection

July 27 – August 3

86

Murder by Numbers

July 20 – 27

79

The Elder Scrolls Online

July 20 – 27

71

Train Valley 2

July 13 – 20

N/A

Grime

July 6 – 13

81

The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos

June 29 – July 6

72

Idle Champions Of The Forgotten Realms Pack

June 22 – 29

N/A

TheHunter: Call of the Wild

June 22 – 29

64

Guacamelee! 2

June 15 – 22

84

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

June 15 – 22

80

Payday 2

June 8 – 15

79

Midnight Ghost Hunt

June 1 – 8

N/A

Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate Edition

May 25 – June 1

84 (Base Game)

Death Stranding

May 18 – 25

86

The Sims 4 The Daring Lifestyle Bundle

May 11 – 18

70 (Base Game)

Kao the Kangaroo

May 4 – 11

69

Horizon Chase Turbo

May 4 – 11

76

Against All Odds

May 4 – 11

N/A

Poker Club

April 27 – May 4

N/A

Breathedge

April 27 – May 4

71

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

April 20 – 27

72

Beyond Blue

April 20 – 27

72

Second Extinction

April 13 – 20

N/A

Mordhau

April 13 – 20

81

Shapez

April 6 – 13

N/A

Dying Light: Enhanced Edition

April 6 – 13

87

The Silent Age

March 30 – April 6

N/A

Tunche

March 30 – April 6

68

World of Warships — Starter Pack: Ishizuchi

March 23 – 30

81

Chess Ultra

March 23 – 30

83 (Xbox One)

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics Of War

March 16 – 23

71

Call of the Sea

March 9 – 16

78

Rise Of Industry

March 2 – 9

62

Duskers

February 23 – March 2

83

Warpips

February 16 – 23

N/A

Recipe for Disaster

February 9 – 16

66

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

February 2 – February 9

81

City of Gangsters

February 2 – February 9

67

Hell is Others

January 26 – February 2

78

Adios

January 26 – February 2

78

Epistory – Typing Chronicles

January 19 – 26

74

Divine Knockout

January 12 – 19

N/A

Gamedec – Definitive Edition

January 12 – 19

72 (Standard Edition)

First Class Trouble

January 12 – 19

N/A

Kerbal Space Program

January 5 – 12

88

Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun – Aiko’s Choice

January 5 – 12

83

2022

Eximius: Seize the Frontline

December 30, 2022 – January 5, 2023

53

Dishonored: Definitive Edition

December 30, 2022 – January 5, 2023

91 (Standard Version)

Mortal Shell

December 28 – 29

73

Severed Steel

December 27 – 28

73

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch

December 26 – 27

80

Death Stranding

December 25 – 26

86

Metro: Last Light Redux

December 24 – 25

76

Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG

December 23 – 24

73

Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

December 22 – 23

82

Fallout 2: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

December 22 – 23

86

Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

December 22 – 23

89

Lego Builder’s Journey

December 21 – 22

79

Wolfenstein: The New Order

December 20 – 21

81

Them’s Fightin’ Herds

December 19 – 20

N/A (82 on PS5)

Sable

December 18 – 19

76

Costume Quest 2

December 17 – 18

68

Horizon Chase Turbo

December 16 – 17

76

Bloons TD 6

December 15 – 16

N/A

Wildcat Gun Machine

December 8 – 15

N/A

Saints Row 4 Re-Elected

December 8 – 15

86 (Saints Row 4)

Fort Triumph

December 1 – 8

74

RPG in a Box

December 1 – 8

N/A

Star Wars: Squadrons

November 24 – December 1

79

Dark Deity

November 17 – 24

80

Evil Dead: The Game

November 17 – 24

76

Alba – A Wildlife Adventure

November 10 – 17

79

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

November 10 – 17

85

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

November 3 – 10

81

Filament

November 3 – 10

82

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus

October 27 – November 3

78

Saturnalia

October 27 – November 3

80

Evoland Legendary Edition

October 20 – 27

61 (Standard Version)

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

October 20 – 27

91

Darkwood

October 13 – 20

80

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!

October 13 – 20

76

Rising Hell

October 6 – 13

N/A

Slain: Back From Hell

October 6 – 13

74

The Drone Racing League

September 29 – October 6

N/A

Runbow

September 29 – October 6

N/A (82 on Wii U)

Gloomhaven

September 22 – 29

82

Ark: Survival Evolved

September 22 – 29

70

The Captain

September 15 – 22

N/A

Spirit of the North

September 15 – 22

58

Realm Royale Reforged Epic Launch Bundle

September 8 – 15

N/A

Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator

September 8 – 15

74

Knockout City – Armazillo DLC Pack

September 1 – 8

80 (Knockout City)

Submerged: Hidden Depths

September 1 – 8

66

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Definitive Edition

September 1 – 8

77

Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack

August 25 – September 1

83 (Destiny 2)

Ring of Pain

August 25 – September 1

74

Rumbleverse – Boom Boxer Content Pack

August 18 – 25

N/A

Doom 64

August 18 – 25

N/A

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!

August 11 – 18

79

Unrailed!

August 04 – 11

77

Lawn Mowing Simulator

July 28 – August 04

69

Tannenberg

July 21 – 28

69

Shop Titans Exclusive Giveaway Package

July 21 – 28

42

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap & Idle Champions Of The Forgotten Realms

July 14 – 21

N/A (80 on Switch)

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms – Baeloth’s Gladiators Of The Black Pits Pack

July 14 –21

N/A

Killing Floor 2

July 07 – 14

75

Ancient Enemy

July 07 – 14

73

Iratus: Lord of the Dead

June 30 – July 7

78

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

June 30 – July 7

62

Geneforge 1: Mutagen

June 30 – July 7

N/A

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

June 23 – 30

N/A

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Digital Edition

June 23 – 30

N/A

Supraland

June 16 – 23

85

Maneater

June 9 – 16

70

Wolfenstein: The New Order

June 2 – 9

81

BioShock: The Collection

May 26 – June 2

80

Borderlands 3

May 19 – 26

81

Redout: Enhanced Edition

May 12 – 19

81

Prey

May 12 – 19

82

Jotun: Valhalla Edition

May 12 – 19

79

Terraforming Mars

May 5 – 12

N/A

Paradigm

April 28 – May 5

85

Just Die Already

April 28 – May 5

63

Riverbond

April 21 – 28

N/A

Amnesia: Rebirth

April 21 – 28

80

XCOM 2

April 14 – 21

88

Insurmountable

April 14 – 21

74

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

April 07 – 14

82

Rogue Legacy

April 07 – 14

85

Total War: Warhammer

March 31 – April 07

86

City of Brass

March 31 – April 07

69

Demon’s Tilt

March 24 – 31

N/A

In Sound Mind

March 17 – 24

75

Cities: Skylines

March 10 – 17

85

Black Widow: Recharged

March 3 – 10

N/A

Centipede: Recharged

March 3 – 10

N/A

Dauntless‘ Epic Slayer Kit

March 3 – 10

78 (Dauntless)

Cris Tales

February 24 – March 3

74

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons

February 17 – 24

90

Windbound

February 10 – 17

60

Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair

February 3 – 10

81

Daemon X Machina

January 27 – February 3

72

Relicta

January 20 – 27

74

Galactic Civilizations 3

January 13 – 20

81

Gods Will Fall

January 6 – 13

70

Tomb Raider Trilogy

Dec 30, 2021 – Jan 6, 2022

  • Tomb Raider: 86
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 86
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 77

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Games That Were Free On The Epic Games Store In 2021

epic store free games 2021 featured image alien isolation, nioh, and control


  • 3 out of 10: Season Two
  • Absolute Drift
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition
  • Among Us
  • Antstream – Epic Welcome Pack
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Automachef
  • Aven Colony
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
  • Control
  • Creature in the Well
  • Crying Suns
  • Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
  • DARQ: Complete Edition
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • Deponia: The Complete Journey
  • The Escapists
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • The Fall
  • The First Tree
  • For The King
  • Frostpunk
  • Galactic Civilizations 3
  • Godfall Challenger Edition
  • Guild of Dungeoneering
  • Halcyon 6
  • Hand Of Fate 2
  • Hell Is Other Demons
  • Horizon Chase Turbo
  • Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  • Ironcast
  • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth
  • Kid A Mnesia Exhibition
  • The Lion’s Song
  • Loop Hero
  • Mages of Mystralia
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Minit
  • Mothergunship
  • Moving Out
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
  • NBA 2K21
  • Neon Abyss
  • Never Alone
  • Nioh: The Complete Edition
  • Obduction
  • Offworld Trading Company
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Paladins Epic Pack
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Enhanced Plus Edition
  • PC Building Simulator
  • Pine
  • Prey (2017)
  • Prison Architect
  • Rage 2
  • Rebel Galaxy
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Rogue Company Season Four Epic Pack
  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered
  • Salt and Sanctuary
  • Second Extinction
  • Sheltered
  • Shenmue 3
  • Sonic Mania
  • The Spectrum Retreat
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Speed Brawl
  • Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
  • Sunless Sea
  • Surviving Mars
  • Tales of the Neon Sea
  • Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure
  • Tharsis
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild
  • Tomb Raider Trilogy
  • Train Sim World 2
  • Verdun
  • Void Bastards
  • Wargame: Red Dragon
  • Vampyr
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • While True: learn()
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Yooka-Laylee

Games That Were Free On The Epic Games Store In 2020

epic store free games 2020 featured image GTA 5, watch dogs 2, and assassin's creed syndicate


  • 20XX
  • 3 Out of 10 Episode 1.
  • Abzu
  • AER: Memories of Old
  • Alien Isolation
  • The Alto Collection
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
  • Anodyne 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Aztez
  • Barony
  • Blair Witch
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • The Bridge
  • Carcassonne
  • Cave Story+.
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Civilization 6
  • Close to the Sun
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Crashlands
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • Darksiders 2 Definitive Edition
  • Death Coming
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • Drawful 2
  • Dungeons 3.
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Enter The Gungeon
  • The Escapists 2
  • Faeria
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Figment
  • Football Manager 2020
  • For The King
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Gone Home
  • GoNNER
  • Hitman
  • Hob
  • Horace
  • Hue
  • Inner Space
  • Inside
  • Into The Breach.
  • Just Cause 4
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Kingdom: New Lands
  • Layers Of Fear 2
  • Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition
  • The Long Dark
  • Metro: Redux
  • MudRunner
  • Mutazione
  • My Time At Portia
  • Next Up Hero
  • Night In The Woods
  • Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
  • Offworld Trading Company.
  • Overcooked
  • Pathway
  • Pikuniku
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Railway Empire
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition
  • Samurai Shodown Neogeo Collection
  • Shadowrun Collection
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
  • A Short Hike
  • Solitairica
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Steep.
  • Stick It To The Man!
  • Stranded Deep
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game
  • Sundered: Eldritch Edition
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
  • Tacoma
  • The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia
  • Ticket To Ride.
  • Torchlight 2
  • Torment x Punisher
  • A Total War Saga: Troy
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service.
  • Tropico 5
  • Tyranny
  • Watch Dogs
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Wheels of Aurelia
  • Where The Water Tastes Like Wine
  • Wilmot’s Warehouse
  • The World Next Door
  • World War z

Games That Were Free On The Epic Games Store In 2019

epic store free games 2019 featured image Batman, Transistor, Alan Wake


  • Abzu
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake: American Nightmare
  • Ape Out
  • Axiom Verge
  • Bad North
  • Batman: Arkham Collection
  • Celeste
  • City of Brass
  • Conarium
  • Costume Quest
  • The End Is Nigh
  • Enter The Gungeon
  • The Escapists
  • Everything
  • Fez
  • For Honor
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • GNOG
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Inside
  • Into The Breach
  • The Jackbox Party Pack
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition
  • Kingdom New Lands
  • Last Day of June
  • Layers of Fear
  • Lego Batman Trilogy
  • Limbo
  • Little Inferno
  • The Messenger
  • Metro 2033 Redux
  • Minit
  • Moonlighter
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden
  • Nuclear Throne
  • Observer
  • Overcooked
  • Oxenfree
  • Q.U.B.E.2
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rebel Galaxy
  • Rime
  • Ruiner
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
  • Slime Rancher
  • SOMA
  • Stories Untold
  • Superhot
  • Surviving Mars
  • Talos Principle
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Torchlight
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Towerfall Ascension
  • Transistor
  • This War of Mine
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • The Witness
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • World of Goo
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair


In 2018, the Epic Games Store put up two games for free during December: Super Meat Boy, which was available from December 28, 2018, to January 10, 2019, and the open-world survival game, Subnautica, which was available from December 12, 2018, to December 27, 2018.

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