Epic Games Store Free Games List – Updated for January 2020

Unlike PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, or just about any other subscription service out there, Epic Games is giving away games for free — period. There’s no purchase required; no subscription necessary. Every two weeks, Epic just gives away one game for free.

This is in large part due to the fact that Epic is the newcomer on the scene and likely looking to draw users away from other platforms: like Steam, GOG, and Origin. Enjoy it while it lasts because there’s no telling when Epic will decide to end or modify this platform perk!

Here are the free Epic Games Store titles for January 2020, as well as a history of what’s been available so far since the feature launched. That way you don’t find yourself waiting for a game to be free when it’s already out of the rotation!

Game Availability

Epic offers a free game every two weeks via the Epic Games Store. You do not need to install them to keep them forever. All you need to do is complete the “purchase” process. Although no transaction is charged to your account.

January 2020 Games

The Bridge

Available from January 23 – January 30.

The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M.C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures.

Horace

Available from January 16 – January 23.

“The best platformer of 2019.” Horace is a huge platforming adventure which pushes the boundaries of the genre with a profound story of a small robot learning of life, the universe and Douglas Adams. Made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers!

Sundered: Eldritch Edition

Available from January 09 – January 16.

Sundered is a chaotic hand­-drawn metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers, a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op!

For the King

Available from January 09 – January 16.

For The King is a challenging blend of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements. Each playthrough is unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Explore Fahrul in either single player, local, or online co-op.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition

Available from January 02 – January 09.

Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell.

Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition

Available from January 02 – January 09.

The ultimate DARKSIDERS II experience! 1080p native resolution. Reworked and tuned game balancing and loot distribution. Improved Graphic Render Engine for even higher visual quality, lighting and shadows. Improved and reworked level, character and environment graphics.

Steep

Available from January 02 – January 09.

Ride a massive open world across the Alps, where the powder is always fresh and the run never ends.

 

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December 2019 Games

December was chock full of titles with epic giving away 12 additional free games alongside the usual releases.

  • Wolf Among Us: Available from December 12 – December 19.
  • The Escapists: Available from December 12 – December 19.
  • Jotun Valhalla Edition: Available from December 05 – December 12.

12 Days of Free Games

  • December 19 – Into the Breach
  • December 20 – Towerfall Ascension
  • December 21 – Superhot
  • December 22 – Little Inferno
  • December 23 – Ape Out
  • December 24 – Celeste
  • December 25 – Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS)
  • December 26 – Faster Than Light
  • December 27 – Hyper Light Drifter
  • December 28 – Shadow Tactics
  • December 29 – The Talos Principle
  • December 30 – Hello Neighbor 

 

November 2019 Games

November had a few really good titles in SOMA, Costume Quest, Bad North, and Rayman Legends.

  • Rayman Legends: Available from November 29 – December 6.
  • Bad North: Available from November 21 – November 28.
  • The Messenger: Available from November 14 – November 21.
  • RUINER: Available from November 07 – November 14.
  • Nuclear Throne: Available from November 07 – November 14.
  • Costume Quest: Available from October 31 – November 07.
  • SOMA: Available from October 31 – November 07.

 

October 2019 Games

Fan of scary games? Epic had Layers of Fear and Alan Wake in October.

  • QUBE 2: Available from October 24 – October 31.
  • Layers of Fear Masterpiece Edition: Available from October 24 – October 31.
  • Alan Wake American Nightmare: Available from October 17 – October 24.
  • >observer_: Available from October 17 – October 24.
  • Surviving Mars: Available from October 10 – October 17.
  • Minit: Available from October 3 – October 10.

 

September 2019 Games

September had a big focus on Batman titles with a nice accent of Metro and ABZU.

  • Metro: 2033 Redux: Available from September 26 – October 3.
  • Everything: Available from September 26 – October 3.
  • LEGO Batman Trilogy: Available from September 12 – September 26.
  • Batman: Arkham Collection: Available from September 12 – September 26.
  • Conarium: Available from September 12 – September 19.
  • The End is Night: Available from September 5 – September 12.
  • ABZU: Available from September 5 – September 12.

 

August 2019 Games

If you thought you had trouble keeping up with all of the free games last month, Epic looks to have stepped up their offerings yet again with two games available in each time period.

  • Celeste: Available from August 29 – September 5.
  • Inside: Available from August 29 – September 5.
  • Fez: Available from August 22 – August 29.
  • Hyper Light Drifter: Available from August 15 – August 22.
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden: Available from August 15 – August 22.
  • GNOG: Available from August 8 – August 15.
  • Alan Wake: Available from August 2 – August 9.
  • For Honor: Available from August 2 – August 9.

 

July 2019 Games

Boy there sure are a ton of free games, huh? Nevertheless, we’ll keep them documented here!

  • This War of Mine: Available from July 25 – August 1
  • Moonlighter: Available from July 25 – August 1
  • LIMBO: Available from July 18 – July 25
  • Torchlight: Available from July 11 – July 18.
  • Overcooked: Available from July 05 – July 11.

 

June 2019 Games

In June, the Epic Mega Sale continues and as such there will likely be more than two games available this month.

  • Last Day of June: Available from June 27 – July 04.
  • Rebel Galaxy: Available from June 20 – June 27.
  • Enter the Gungeon: Available from June 13 – June 20.
  • Kingdom New Lands: Available from June 6 – June 13.

 

May 2019 Games

And oldie, but a goody is available in World of Goo. Later this month, Nocode’s Stories Untold will hit the store for free ahead of the upcoming Observation release.

In addition, as part of the Epic Mega Sale, the platform is upgrading its frequency of free games. During the four week long promotion, three more games will be free alongside May’s Stories Untold and whatever launched in June. Rime is the first game that will be available for a week long promotional period.

  • World of Goo: Available from May 2 – May 16.
  • Stories Untold: Available from May 16 – May 30.
  • Rime: Available from May 23 – May 30.
  • City of Brass: Available from May 30 – June 6.

 

April 2019 Games

Puzzle fans can pick up The Witness this month while RPG fans can tackle the story heavy Transistor from Supergiant Games! And if you like the latter, Supergiant Games’ mythological roguelike, Hades, is also available in early access exclusively in the Epic Games Store.

  • Transistor: Available from April 18 – May 2.
  • The Witness: Available from April 4 – April 18.

 

March 2019 Games

There was a contrast in March between the fun and silly Slime Rancher, as well as Oxenfree, a game about teens accidentally opening a ghostly rift.

  • Oxenfree: Available from March 21 – April 4.
  • Slime Rancher: Available from March 7 – March 21.

February 2019 Games

In February we got a couple retro inspired games on the Epic store. Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click adventure from some of the makers of Monkey Island. And the influence really shows. Then there’s Axiom Verge, a sci-fi Metroidvania game.

  • Thimbleweed Park: Available from Feb. 21 – March 7.
  • Axiom Verge: Available from Feb. 7 – February 21.

January 2019 Games

The service continued with a gem in What Remains of Edith Finch, followed by The Jackbox Party Pack.

  • The Jackbox Party Pack: Available from Jan. 24 – Feb. 7.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch: Available from Jan. 11 – Jan. 24.

December 2018 Games

Epic Games launched their free games service with two games in December 2018: Subnautica and Super Meat Boy.

  • Super Meat Boy: Available from Dec. 28 – Jan. 10.
  • Subnautica: Available from Dec. 12 – Dec. 27.
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Dillon Skiffington

Guides Editor at Fanbyte. Dillon is probably thinking about Destiny 2 right now.

6 Comments

  1. Once again, thank you for making/updating this list!
    Damn… I missed like 2-3 games early on when the program just started. UGH.

  2. Hi, it’s a great list, however, you are missing two games:
    Conarium (I got it 13th Sep 2019, don’t know the dates)
    SOMA (I got it 1st Nov 2019, I think it was with Consume Quest?)
    Also, the game ‘The End is Nigh’ is spelled wrong, you have the letter ‘t’ at the end of nigh, but that’s just a nitpick.
    Thank you for making this list.

        1. If you “purchased” them for free during their availability, you can download them whenever. If you missed out on three free purchase, you would have to pay to get the title.

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