Epic Games is promoting their store: https://store.epicgames.com by offering weekly freebies (previously bi-weekly).

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.

Past offerings:

Game Rating Free From Free Until 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
Stories Untold 81% metacritic (more) 16-may-2019 30-may-2019 (?) [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Stories Untold Deals - Stories Untold
RiME 78% metacritic (more) 23-may-2019 30-may-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - RiME Deals - RiME
City of Brass 69% metacritic (more) 30-may-2019 06-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - City of Brass Deals - City of Brass
Kingdom New Lands 87% metacritic (XB1) (more) 06-jun-2019 13-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Kingdom New Lands Deals - Kingdom New Lands
Enter The Gungeon 84% metacritic (more) 13-jun-2019 20-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Enter The Gungeon Deals - Enter The Gungeon
Rebel Galaxy (at Steam, GOG) 75% metacritic (more) 20-jun-2019 27-jun-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Rebel Galaxy Deals - Rebel Galaxy
Last Day of June (at Steam, GOG) 75% metacritic (more) 27-jun-2019 04-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Last Day of June Deals - Last Day of June
Overcooked (at Steam, GOG - Gourmet Ed.) 81% metacritic (more) 04-jul-2019 11-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Overcooked Deals - Overcooked
Torchlight (at Steam, GOG, Humble, Humble Trove) 83% metacritic (more) 11-jul-2019 18-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Torchlight Deals - Torchlight
Limbo (at Steam, GOG, Humble, Humble Trove, Itch.io) 88% metacritic (more) 18-jul-2019 25-jul-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Limbo Deals - Limbo
Moonlighter (at Steam, GOG, Humble) 74% metacritic (more) 25-jul-2019 01-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Moonlighter Deals - Moonlighter
This War of Mine (at Steam, GOG (Anniversary ed.), Humble (Deluxe ed.)) 83% metacritic (more) 25-jul-2019 01-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - This War of Mine Deals - This War of Mine
Alan Wake (at Steam, GOG, Humble) 83% metacritic (more) 02-aug-2019 09-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Alan Wake Deals - Alan Wake
For Honor Standard Ed. (at Steam) 76% metacritic (more) 02-aug-2019 09-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - For Honor Deals - For Honor
GNOG (at Steam, GOG, Humble, itch.io) 77% metacritic (more) 08-aug-2019 15-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - GNOG Deals - GNOG
Hyper Light Drifter (at Steam, GOG, Humble) 84% metacritic (more) 15-aug-2019 22-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Hyper Light Drifter Deals - Hyper Light Drifter
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (at Steam, GOG) 78% metacritic (more) 15-aug-2019 22-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Deals - Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Fez (at Steam, Humble, itch.io) 91% metacritic (more) 22-aug-2019 29-aug-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Fez Deals - Fez
Celeste (at Steam, itch.io) 88% metacritic (more) 29-aug-2019 05-sep-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Celeste Deals - Celeste
Inside (at Steam, GOG, itch.io) 87% metacritic (more) 29-aug-2019 05-sep-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Inside Deals - Inside
The End is Nigh (at Steam, Humble Trove) 84% metacritic (more) 05-sep-2019 12-sep-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - The End is Nigh Deals - The End is Nigh
ABZU (at Steam, GOG) 83% metacritic (more) 05-sep-2019 12-sep-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - ABZU Deals - ABZU
Conarium (at Steam, GOG) 71% metacritic (more) 12-sep-2019 19-sep-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Conarium Deals - Conarium
Batman: Arkham Collection (at Steam) 91/91/70% metacritic (more) 19-sep-2019 26-sep-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store Deals - Batman: Arkham Collection
Lego Batman Trilogy (at Steam) 80/81/73% metacritic (more) 19-sep-2019 26-sep-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store Deals - Lego Batman Trilogy
Everything (at Steam, Humble, itch.io) 78% metacritic (more) 26-sep-2019 03-okt-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Everything Deals - Everything
Metro 2033 Redux (at Steam, GOG, Humble) 90% metacritic (more) 26-sep-2019 03-okt-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Metro 2033 Redux Deals - Metro 2033 Redux
Minit (at Steam, GOG, itch.io) 79% metacritic (more) 03-oct-2019 10-okt-2019 [ENDED] Epic Games Store - Minit Deals - Minit

CURRENT WEEK

Game Rating Free From Free Until Store Link Other deals
Surviving Mars (at Steam, GOG) + 2 FREE DLC 76% metacritic (more) 10-oct-2019 [NOW] 17-okt-2019 Epic Games Store - Surviving Mars Deals - Surviving Mars

Note: 2 FREE DLC, scroll down store page to obtain: Mysteries Resupply Pack and Space Race

COMING

Alan Wake: American Nightmare 17-oct-2019 [COMING] 24-okt-2019 Epic Games Store - Alan Wake: American Nightmare
>observer_ 17-oct-2019 [COMING] 24-okt-2019 Epic Games Store - >observer_
  • GOG, Humble (Trove), Itch.io links as/when DRM-free options, and usually Steam for reference
  • edit: updated @ 03 oct
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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

Bump for the last day or so for Everything and Metro 2033 Redux.

2 weeks ago
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Minit is now available, next game is Surviving Mars

2 weeks ago
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Damn i just bought it.

2 weeks ago
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You can ask for a refund if you played less than 2 hours and bought the game less than 2 weeks ago. Steam refunds are nice like that

2 weeks ago
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Most people who bought Surviving Mars, probably bought it through Humble Monhtly, in which case there isn't any refund. Also, unless Epic also includes all DLCs, this game is like a DLC trap. Meaning, if it's gonna be more than just trying it out a few hours, you also need the DLCs (or the season pass), which cost more than the base game.

2 weeks ago
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I would not call it DLC-Trap.
The basic-game is enough to have some hours fun with it.

2 weeks ago
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Well, regardless of whether it's playableable with just the base game or not: the point is, if you ever want the full experience, the DLCs/season pass effectively cost more than the base game, which is the very definition of a DLC trap.

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I thought as much (humble monthly) but there may have been a slight chance they bought it via steam and I saw the user had 0 hours on it so far, worth a shot of letting them know :)

Haven't played the game myself but my brother loves it. Are the DLC's that good ? - just curious :)

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The Green Planet add on is a great additon to the late game.
The Project Laika DLC is not worth it by itself.
Space Race is okay but also not needed.

I played the game for 30h in the xbox game pass and after I won it here I bought the season pass for 20€ and have another 16h in it.
I'll prob. play this game in the next few years for ~100h so for me that was okay.

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Thanks for the advice, looking forward to trying it out then...and probably end up buying the dlc on sale :D

2 weeks ago
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Should you consider getting the DLCs at some point, here's one more hint: 1st Colony edition (= base game + all DLCs) is actually cheaper than buying the DLCs or the season pass, when comparing the sale price for both.

2 weeks ago
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Thanks a lot for letting me know but i cant refund it. I dont mind it actually as long as the game is good. Same case happened with mutant year zero. I bought it from humble and before i find the time to play it it was free on Epic.
Actually i just started playing mutant and i love it eventhough its my first turn based games and i didnt have many expectations to like it. Its a great game but a bit hard. Considering how much i like it i am happy that my money are well spent even if it was free. I am sure that will also be the case with surviving mars as the free games of Epic are really good for the most part.
PS From what i have read the dlcs for surviving mars arent anything spectacular so if you want to save some money it wont hurt your ingame experience.

2 weeks ago
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humble monthly bundle is getting its value diluted to turd by Epic store freebies.........

2 weeks ago
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Exactly my thought there!

2 weeks ago
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I've noticed the similarities as well but I think it's more to do with the developers of those games cashing in. I've got xbox pc game pass and noticed the exact same games listed there as well:
ABZU
Enter the Gungeon
FEZ
RiME
Oxenfree
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Moonlighter
Thimbleweed Park
Surviving Mars

And those are only the similarities between gamepass and Epic freebies, if you throw in humble monthly then the overlap is even bigger. These storefronts and subscriptions seem to offer the devs a good amount of cash and makes for good competition (which seems to be a good thing for us, the customers) But in turn makes our choice as what to buy/subscribe to even harder when we notice a better deal a few weeks later

2 weeks ago
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Looking at the list i forgot about a few nice games there ;) (not installed client yet ;) )
Is buying dlc/expansions on epic with some promos even possible?

2 weeks ago
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So I finally got around to actually installing and playing one these freebies, the experience using the client has been ok so far, I definitely miss achievements tho.
BTW, Celeste is brilliant, so far one of the best 2D platformers I played. Wasn't expecting to it to get this hard this fast, and I'm loving it, can't wait to see what it asks from me in the later levels. It's so satisfying when I get one of the harder strawberries.

2 weeks ago
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Last day-ish for Minit bump.

1 week ago
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And now last hour-ish,

1 week ago
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last minute for minit :D

1 week ago
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Last minit

1 week ago
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lust mean it

1 week ago
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next week Observer and Alan Wake American Nightmare

1 week ago
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Oh nice, been curious about Observer for some time. Also American Nightmare is better than people give it credit for, sure it isn't the Alan Wake 2 I'm still hoping to get some day but it at least continued the story forward if only a bit.

1 week ago
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Remember to pick up the FREE DLC for surviving mars.

1 week ago
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  • Surviving Mars: Mysteries Resupply Pack
  • Surviving Mars: Space Race
1 week ago
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Surviving Mars: Marsvision Song Contest too, but they have fixed it.
Maybe now is included with the base game, idk

View attached image.
1 week ago
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Space Race is one of the bigger DLCs and a good add-on

1 week ago
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Thanks, added in OP

1 week ago
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and also in title

5 days ago
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Lol, the 'Recent' sorting option in the EPIC launcher does not work...

1 week ago
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Bump

3 days ago
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Promo changing today bump

2 days ago
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Next week: Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition and Q.U.B.E. 2.

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2 days ago
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observer and Alan Wake: American Nightmare They are available now

2 days ago
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Qube 2! Another great game I can legalize

2 days ago
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Hm.. Observer, qube 2, layers of fear, alan wake.. And looking back bunch of other games too

All the games humble either has had for free, in trove or in monthly..
Not that I dont appreciate free games, but arent these basically scraps left after humble has had a turn with them ? :D

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Qube 2, Alan wake AN and observer qere also given for free with Amazon prime, back when it had good games

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It's nearing the end of the year, after all, they might be saving a few better ones for last.

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