Seems Epic Games will be promoting the new direction they're taking for their store
https://store.epicgames.com

Notes:

  • these are not Steam keys, and you'll need to create/have an Epic Games account.
  • you can add the games to your library from the store web page
  • you'll need to download and install the games through the Epic Games Launcher to play.
  • if you missed out on a game or want to support the game through other means than Epic Store, check out the Deals link.

They will be offering a freebie every two weeks. Past offerings:

Game Rating Free between Store Link Other deals
Subnautica 87% metacritic (more) 14-dec-2018 - 27-dec-2018 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Subnautica Deals - Subnautica
Super Meat Boy 87% metacritic (more) 28-dec-1018 - 10-jan-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Super Meat Boy Deals - Super Meat Boy
What Remains of Edith Finch 89% metacritic (more) 10-jan-2019 - 24-jan-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - What Remains of Edith Finch Deals - What Remains of Edith Finch
The Jackbox Party Pack 1 78% metacritic (xb1) (more) 24-jan-2019 - 7-feb-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - The Jackbox Party Pack 1 Deals - The Jackbox Party Pack
Axiom Verge 80% metacritic (pc) (more) 07-feb-2019 - 21-feb-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Axiom Verge Deals - Axiom Verge
Thimbleweed Park 84% metacritic (more) 21-feb-2019 - 07-mar-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Thimbleweed Park Deals - Thimbleweed Park
Slime Rancher 81% metacritic (more) 07-mar-2019 - 21-mar-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Slime Rancher Deals - Slime Rancher
Oxenfree 80% metacritic (more) 21-mar-2019 - 04-apr-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Oxenfree Deals - Oxenfree
The Witness 87% metacritic (more) 04-apr-2019 - 18-apr-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - The Witness Deals - The Witness
Transistor 83% metacritic (more) 18-apr-2019 - 02-may-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Transistor Deals - Transistor
World of Goo 90% metacritic (more) 02-may-2019 - 16-may-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - World of Goo Deals - World of Goo

CURRENT:

Stories Untold 81% metacritic (more) 16-may-2019 - 30-may-2019 (?) [NOW] Epic Games Store - Stories Untold Deals - Stories Untold
RiME 78% metacritic (more) 23-may-2019 - 30-may-2019 [NOW][NOTE: 1 WEEK] Epic Games Store - RiME Deals - RiME

coming:

City of Brass 69% metacritic (more) 30-may-2019 - 06-jun-2019 [COMING][NOTE: 1 WEEK] Epic Games Store - City of Brass Deals - City of Brass

edit: updated with may, jun 2019

5 months ago*

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Will you consider the Epic Game Store your new default library?

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Never, I'll stick to Steam thank you very much
Maybe, if I get enough freebies to get me started
Sure, if they will let me link my Steam profile to bootstrap my collection
Why not another store indeed, if the prices are right

Damn, from 10 games I had 4 and 6 were on my wishlist. Credit where credit is due, great choices from them.

1 month ago
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All of these free games are added on the store after the 2 week period and atm they only add new interesting games or really good older games so it makes sense to be high quality games.It seems there is a connection with a part of exclusivity from these developers on their future upcoming games. They are spending a lot of money for these free games(millions for most of these games) and imo is a much better move to promote their store than the exclusivities one.

1 month ago
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Next Transistor is a good game I've beaten it so I can say it confidently. Worth playing.

1 month ago
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free not free

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Wow, The Witness and Transistor are certainly good giveaways.

1 month ago
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For a few days when I try getting Witness, I've been stuck on a "Loading your order" screen. Any ideas what might be the problem? :)

1 month ago
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Same here

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1 month ago
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Thanks, and sorry for not digging thoroughly :)

1 month ago
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No thanks, China!

1 month ago
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Roughly 24 hours left to grab The Witness for free

1 month ago
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Last chance for The Witness.

1 month ago
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Just realized I missed Axiom Verge free... Q.Q

1 month ago
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Transistor is free. Next will be World of Goo (one of the best games I've ever played on phone).

1 month ago
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World of Goo.... could have been a better giveaway but at least it's free

1 month ago
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World of Goo Will go Free on Epic Store May 2

1 month ago
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Where is this info come from ?

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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y, ty guys !

1 month ago
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It is a good game. Just an old one. And for a lot of us, a repeat because we'll have already had it on Steam. For me that's been years, I've probably had it on Steam since 2011 or 12. But still nice offer for free. Hope their next offer after World of Goo manages to hit up my wishlist again like Subnautica and Edith Finch did.

1 month ago
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I've been thinking the same, it was included in the first Humble bundle, that was looooong ago, is Epic already broke ?

3 weeks ago
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Transistor is a great game, and has one of the best game soundtracks ever.

1 month ago
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Anyone else unable to claim the game? If I attempt via the browser (FF) I get the error in the first screenshot, and if I try with the launcher, I get the error in the second screenshot.

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1 month ago
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I'm getting the same

1 month ago
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Had the same issue, just try it again a few minutes later. site seems to have a lot of traffic right now

1 month ago
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Worked fine for me in Chrome a minute ago.

1 month ago
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Had that too, slept on it, and it worked fine just now.

1 month ago
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Yep, works fine now. I guess their server was overloaded or something.

1 month ago
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Thanks Epic!, great games.

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Bump for being away last week and only getting around to adding the new freebie to my account now.
Thanks again for the thread!

3 weeks ago
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such an annoying back and forth via e-mail just trying to delete my epic account, ha. thx the thread reminded me to check, and see I had to reply to yet another e-mail :p

3 weeks ago
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World of Goo available.
Next game: Stories Untold

3 weeks ago
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is it just me that epic deleted almost all the free games that I got from my library?
I saw the new free game, I got it, then I just checked if the game is in my library or not. I got all the free games but now, I only have Subnautica and World of Goo. I was planning to download The Witness and The Jackbox Party.. but it's the Epic way of joking with their new users I guess..

3 weeks ago
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What does it say here?
https://www.epicgames.com/account/payment/history

Also meh on the next game or this one. Oh well, guess fun's over.

3 weeks ago
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yupp, at first I realized the problem on the payment history, last week it was showing the whole free games, now only Subnautica and World of Goo.. I was just waiting my new computer to play the witness, but nahh.. I will stay away from epic after this, at all.

3 weeks ago
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I still have all of mine, ever since they started with Subnautica. Not sure what the problem could be with your profile, if a glitch or something you need to contact support about. The only game I've installed on their platform so far is Subnautica, so failing to install a game after "buying" (for free) it can't be the reason they might disappear from your library. Have you also tried refreshing and checking other browsers/the Epic Games client to see if you see the games on any of those?

2 weeks ago
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are you a fortune-teller or a spy of epic!? o.O
actually, after I wrote that comment, I checked 2 more days in a row to see if it's the same. and yea. but I've just checked now, right after your comment. and I got everything back. that's strange. thanks for the heads up.
you know how experiences influence our behaviours, I don't know, maybe epic is good, but I know for a long long time, I won't buy anything from epic just cause of this situation. I couldn't reach the games in my library for days..
and thanks again, have a nice week (:

2 weeks ago
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The same just happened to me, I went to add RIME today and somehow I'm missing the four first free games I added so I'm glad to know you got yours back, that means they might also reappear in my account in a couples day. Hopefully cause the one I really wanted to play Thimbleweed Park and it's one of the games that disappeared. At least I haven't paid for them...

19 hours ago
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World of Goo is a fun puzzle game, replayed it a couple of months ago. Glad it's getting a graphics update, it didn't look too good on my monitor.

3 weeks ago
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Stories Untold is such an awesome game.
I loved it, when it was in a monthly some time ago.

The next game by "no code", named Observation will be my first epic buy I guess.

3 weeks ago
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I feel like a hypocrite cursing at epic for buying psyonix while taking their freebies without a second thought, but I'll keep doing it.

2 weeks ago
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I bet a lot of people here are accepting the freebies and by necessity keeping their Epic account open, only to also rail against Epic and swear they won't ever play games on their client.

2 weeks ago
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Tell you the truth thats me, I'll take the freebies but i was pissed to find out that Shakedown Hawaii became an epic exclusive and i wont buy it on epic out of principle.

2 weeks ago
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I admit I'll gladly take the freebies whitout asking any question but I'm not against the epic store being an alternative to steam, I'm just pissed at how much BS epic has done in their constant escaltion of a war they started and their complete disregard for the damage they may cause to the PC gaming space. They could have beat steam by being a better alternative, instead they are trying to just buy the PC market, consequences be damned.

2 weeks ago
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If an asshole gives you free games, it doesn't make you an asshole, nor does it mean you support assholes.
It just means you enjoy free games.

2 weeks ago
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I suppose you're right, but it still feels kinda wrong somehow.
For me the real conflict comes from the fact that they have promised to have Journey, a game I've been patiently waiting to get ported for years, I know I'll eventually give in and buy it just because it won't be available in other stores. It was fine when they just secured exclusivities of games yet to be released, fair game as far as I see it, but their plans to start pulling games from steam (I love Rocket League and I'm really bitter about that one) and the rumor that they might be undermining linux support out of desinterest and their weird pleasure on antagonizing valve is kinda messed up.

2 weeks ago
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I accepted a free sample of some smoked sausage in the mall a couple weeks ago, with no intention of spending any money in their store. Should I feel wrong, too?

No, of course not. Those free samples aren't given out of "generosity" or "good will." They're given to get you to shop in their store, and you're under no obligation to do so.

2 weeks ago
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"They could have beat steam by being a better alternative"

That definitely worked for GOG...

2 weeks ago
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Touche.
Although I do like GOG it never grabed me like Steam, I have a personal theory that the reason why people gravitate so strongly towards Steam is that Valve aplied many concepts from games when giving form to the social aspects of their client and store. Basically they gamified a game client and created some sort of overarching meta between what otherwise would be many distinct buble-like comunities, their efforts of inegration via big picture and VR just add fuel to that particular fire. Just a theory tho.

2 weeks ago
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I've actually just gone and un-installed it now. I have most of the freebies they offer already. Also, World of Goo? People that just siphon the free games gonna be droppin' off Epic like subscribers from Humble Monthly. Heyo! xD

2 weeks ago
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Yeah, compared to the value they gave away so far, World of Goo is quite a bit below that. I hope that's not an indication of the quality of future freebies. But it probably is.

Nevertheless, it's a brilliant game. One of the pioneers of the newer indie games. I might even replay it at some point.

2 weeks ago
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Stories Untold is now free to grab :)
Haven't seen anything about the next game yet, but according to their ads there should be one.

EDIT: RIME is the next one :3
Also during the sale, there will be a new one each week

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Rime will be the next free game and it will be next week.

1 week ago*
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Ah, you are right :) I wasn't reading very carefully. So it's one game each week during the sale :)

NEW FREE GAME EVERY WEEK
Come back every week during the Epic Mega Sale for new free game offers! Don’t miss out, they’re yours to keep!

1 week ago
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:)

1 week ago
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