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 July 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.
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
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
Available from July 25 – August 1
During a long-passed archaeological excavation, a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was founded near the excavation site providing refuge and a place for adventurers to sell their hard-earned riches.
Available from July 18 – July 25
Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters LIMBO
Available from July 11 – July 18.
Legions of twisted creatures, emboldened by Ember, have begun to swarm up from the caves below the sleepy enclave of Torchlight. In this critically acclaimed Action-RPG, you’ll choose from three powerful heroes to adventure the depths for endless treasure and glory. Your adventure is unique, through randomly generated environments with new monsters, treasures, puzzles, and items each time.
Available from July 05 – July 11.
Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef’s whites, there isn’t mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!
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.