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 week, Epic just gives away at least 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 May 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!
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.
May 2020 Games
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Available from May 28 – June 4.
Shoot and loot as you explore the mayhem-filled world of Pandora in BORDERLANDS 2 and the lunar madness of BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL in BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION.
Available from May 21 – May 28.
Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.
Grand Theft Auto V
The Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition includes the complete GTAV story, Grand Theft Auto Online and all existing gameplay upgrades and content. You’ll also get the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, the fastest way to jumpstart your criminal empire in GTA Online.
Available from May 7 – May 14.
‘Death Coming’ is a non-linear puzzle game where you must harvest human souls ‘Final Destination’ style. However, pesky mortals are not your only problem, as the Agents of Light will do everything they can to stop you.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Available from April 30 – May 7.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
Available from April 30 – May 7.
TIME Magazine Top 10 Games of 2016 Craft, battle, and quest your way through Crashlands, a story-driven Crafting ARPG overflowing with sass!
April 2020 Games
With many stuck inside, April 2020 had a lot of pleasant surprises. Drawful 2 is great for those trying to hang out remotely while Gone Home and Just Cause 4 help with the single player side of things.
For the King
Available from April 23 – April 30.
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.
- Just Cause 4: Available from April 16 – April 23.
- Wheels of Aurelia: Available from April 16 – April 23.
- Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments: Available from April 9 – April 16.
- Gone Home: Available from April 2 – April 9.
- Hob: Available from April 2 – April 9.
- Drawful 2: Available from April 2 – April 9.
March 2020 Games
From indie gems like Mutazione and The Stanley Parable to AAA titles like Watch Dogs and World War Z, March 2020 had a lot to offer.
- World War Z: Available from March 26 – April 2.
- Figment: Available from March 26 – April 2.
- Tormentor x Punisher: Available from March 26 – April 2.
- The Stanley Parable: Available from March 19 – March 26.
- Watch Dogs: Available from March 19 – March 26.
- Mutazione: Available from March 12 – March 19.
- Anodyne 2: Return to Dust: Available from March 12 – March 19.
- A Short Hike: Available from March 12 – March 19.
- GoNNER: Available from March 5 – March 12.
- Offworld Trading Company: Available from March 5 – March 12.
February 2020 Games
February was highlighted by a few full-fledged titles in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Kingdom Come Deliverance. It was also complemented by some electronic board games with Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Pandemic.
- InnerSpace: Available from February 27 – March 5.
- Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate: Available from February 20 – February 27.
- Faeria: Available from February 20 – February 27.
- Aztez: Available from February 13 – February 20.
- Kingdom Come Deliverance: Available from February 13 – February 20.
- Carcassonne: Available from February 06 – February 13.
- Ticket to Ride: Available from February 06 – February 13.
- Pandemic: Available from February 06 – February 13.
January 2020 Games
In January, Epic offered a duo of Darksiders games and did have to cancel For the King as it wasn’t ready to release on schedule.
- Farming Simulator 19: Available from January 30 – February 06.
- The Bridge: Available from January 23 – January 30.
- Horace: Available from January 16 – January 23.
- Sundered: Eldritch Edition: Available from January 09 – January 16.
For the King: Available from January 09 – January 16.
- Darksiders Warmastered Edition: Available from January 02 – January 09.
- Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition: Available from January 02 – January 09.
- Steep: Available from January 02 – January 09.
December 2019 Games
December was chock full of titles with epic giving away 12 additional free games alongside the usual releases.
- The 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.