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 September 2019, 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!
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.
November 2019 Games
Available from November 21 – November 28.
Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they’re gone forever; lose everything, and it’s game over!
Available from November 14 – November 21.
As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.
Available from November 07 – November 14.
RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. A wired psychopath lashes out against a corrupt system to uncover the truth and retrieve his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend.
Available from November 07 – November 14.
Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter.
Available from October 31 – November 07.
Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and trick-or-treat through three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and story.
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.
- 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.