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Epic Games Store Free Games List [May 2021]

The Epic Games store weekly free game offerings are here to stay in 2021, too, and taking advantage of the program has just a single requirement.

You only have to create a free Epic account and enable two-factor authentication to start obtaining free games from the Epic Game store. I keep adding the free games offered by Epic on a weekly basis, even though I will probably never play some of them.

In this post you can keep track of the latest Epic Games store giveaways along with a history of all previous games offered for free.

This Week's Free Game at Epic Store (May 13 – May 20)

Epic Games Store The Lion's Song

May 13 – May 20, 2021: The Lion's Song

Game Description on Epic Games Store:

“The Lion’s Song” is a narrative adventure game. It is steeped in early 20th century history and focusses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration.

The Lion’s Song is set against the backdrop of early 20th century Austria, with every episode following a different character. Each character possesses an exceptional mind & the game draws players into a story of personal struggle for creativity, human connections & inspiration: a talented composer suffering from writer's block before her breakthrough concert, an up-and-coming painter growing through his challenges & a brilliant mathematician trying to make her voice heard in a men's world. The choices players make ultimately determine if the protagonists find the success they are working for

The Lion's Song: Episode 1 – Silence

The Lion's Song: Episode 1 – Silence tells Wilma, a talented young musician student. Put under immense pressure by her professor, Wilma succumbs to crippling writer’s block & is sent to a solitary alpine cabin to recover her inspiration & muse. Surrounded by high mountains & beset by a raging storm, searching for solitude & silence, will Wilma finally find her peace in an unexpected encounter? The choices players make in this episode will directly impact the storylines of all episodes & ultimately determine if the protagonists find the success they are working for.

The Lion's Song: Episode 2 – Anthology

The Lion's Song: Episode 2 – Anthology advances into the depths of the human psyche, uncovered by visual artist Franz Markert. Franz is an aspiring painter at the turn of the 20th century, trying to immortalize his name within Vienna’s high society. His unique ability to perceive the flaws, fears, and emotions in so-called “layers” allows him to bring them – layer by layer – onto the canvas. Doing so, Franz illustrates his very personal view on his models – quite distinctive members of Vienna’s society – as well as his perspective of the world & the time he is living in.

The Lion's Song: Episode 3 – Derivation

The Lion’s Song: Episode 3 – Derivation dives into the scientific world at the beginning of the 20th century – an era of great achievements and dark downfalls. On the eve of World War I mathematician Emma Recniczek enters the academic stage to solve a problem revolving around “change.” To discuss her theory with like-minded people, Emma tries to access a gentlemen’s club of famous mathematicians. As her request is denied because she is a woman, she decides to disguise herself as a man. Will Emil be able to prevail in the circle of leading mathematicians of this time?

The Lion's Song: Episode 4 – Closure

The Lion’s Song: Episode 4 – Closure ties the entire season together. A mysterious train ride revisits all introduced characters – Wilma, Franz & Emma – & their emotional storylines. It will take you back into their past and tell you their future destiny. Their lives are being revisited as part of the stories of four men traveling together as strangers on a train, a journey towards an uncertain destiny. Closure will help you better understand how all individual plots intertwine in the cultural world of early 20th century Austria – an era called Wiener Moderne.

Connecting narrative

While the final Episode – Closure, offers you a new angle to all previous stories, it will allow you an even more profound comprehension of the cultural, artistic, and scientific upheavals of that era – Wiener Moderne; it is nonetheless an exciting and thrilling tale itself! The choices players make in every episode will directly impact the storylines of all episodes, connecting The Lion’s Song to one overarching narrative. The decisions made while following all 4 characters will ultimately determine if the protagonists find the success they are working for.

See all free games at Epic

Epic Games Store Past Free Games list

From AAA hits to indie darlings, Epic has made its mark with free games. Look at the list below to see the honestly ludicrous list of available free games.

GameDate
The Lion's SongMay 13-20, 2021
PineMay 6-13, 2021
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms (DLC)April 29-May 6, 2021
Hand of Fate 2April 22-29, 2021
Alien: IsolationApril 22-29, 2021
Deponia: The Complete JourneyApril 15-22, 2021
Ken Follet's The Pillars of the EarthApril 15-22, 2021
The First TreeApril 15-22, 2021
3/10: Season TwoApril 8-15, 2021
Tales of the Neon SeaApril 1-8, 2021
Creature in the WellMarch 25-April 1, 2021
The FallMarch 18-25, 2021
Surviving MarsMarch 11-18, 2021
Wargame: Red DragonMarch 4-11, 2021
Sunless SeaFebruary 25-March 4, 2021
Absolute DriftFebruary 18-25, 2021
Rage 2February 18-25, 2021
Halycon 6: Starbase CommanderFebruary 11-18, 2021
For the KingFebruary 4-11, 2021
Metro: Last Light ReduxFebruary 4-11, 2021
Dandara: Trials of Fear editionJanuary 28-February 4, 2021
Galactic Civilizations IIIJanuary 21-28, 2021
Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration editionJanuary 14-21, 2021
Crying SunsJanuary 7-14, 2021
Jurassic World EvolutionJanuary 1-7, 2021
Tyranny – Gold editionDecember 10-17, 2020
Pillars of Eternity – Definitive editionDecember 10-17, 2020
Cave Story+December 3-10, 2020
The World Next DoorNovember 19-26, 2020
Elite DangerousNovember 19-26, 2020
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray BibbiaNovember 12-19, 2020
Dungeons 3November 5-12, 2020
Blair WitchOctober 29-November 5, 2020
Ghostbusters: The Video Game RemasteredOctober 29-November 5, 2020
Costume Quest 2October 22-29, 2020
Layers of Fear 2October 22-29, 2020
Amnesia: A Machine For PigsOctober 15-22, 2020
Kingdom: New LandsOctober 15-22, 2020
Rising Storm 2: VietnamOctober 8-15, 2020
AbzuOctober 8-15, 2020
PikunikuOctober 1-8, 2020
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3September 24-October 1, 2020
Football Manager 2020September 17-24, 2020
Stick it to the ManSeptember 17-24, 2020
Watch Dogs 2September 17-24, 2020
Where the Water Tastes Like WineSeptember 10-17, 2020
Railway EmpireSeptember 10-17, 2020
Into the BreachSeptember 3-10, 2020
Shadowrun CollectionAugust 27-September 3, 2020
HitmanAugust 27-September 3, 2020
God's TriggerAugust 20-27, 2020
Enter the GungeonAugust 20-27, 2020
Remnant: From the AshesAugust 13-20, 2020
The Alto CollectionAugust 13-20, 2020
Wilmot's WarehouseAugust 6-13, 2020
Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EPJuly 30-August 6, 2020
BaronyJuly 30-August 6, 2020
20XXJuly 30-August 6, 2020
Next Up HeroJuly 23-30, 2020
TacomaJuly 23-30, 2020
Torchlight 2July 16-23, 2020
Killing Floor 2July 9-16, 2020
Lifeless PlanetJuly 9-16, 2020
The Escapists 2July 9-16, 2020
HueJuly 2-July 9, 2020
AER Memories of OldJune 25-July 2, 2020
Stranger Things 3June 25-July 2, 2020
PathwayJune 18-25, 2020
Ark: Survival EvolvedJune 11-18, 2020
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo CollectionJune 11-18, 2020
OvercookedJune 4-11, 2020
Borderlands: The Handsome CollectionMay 28-June 4, 2020
Civilization VIMay 21-28, 2020
Grand Theft Auto VMay 14-21, 2020
Death ComingMay 7-14, 2020
CrashlandsApril 30-May 7, 2020
Amnesia: The Dark DescentApril 30-May 7, 2020
For the KingApril 23-30, 2020
Just Cause 4April 16-23, 2020
Wheels of AureliaApril 16-23, 2020
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and PunishmentsApril 9-16, 2020
Close to the SunApril 9-16, 2020
Gone HomeApril 2-9, 2020
Drawful 2April 2-9, 2020
HobApril 2-9, 2020
Totally Reliable Delivery ServiceApril 1-8, 2020
World War ZMarch 26-April 2, 2020
Torment x PunisherMarch 26-April 2, 2020
FigmentMarch 26-April 2, 2020
Watch DogsMarch 19-26, 2020
The Stanley ParableMarch 19-26, 2020
A Short HikeMarch 12-19, 2020
MutazioneMarch 12-19, 2020
Anodyne 2March 12-19, 2020
GonnerMarch 5-12, 2020
Offworld Trading CompanyMarch 5-12, 2020
Inner SpaceFebruary 27-March 5, 2020
FaeriaFebruary 20-27, 2020
Assassin's Creed SyndicateFebruary 20-27, 2020
AztezFebruary 13-20, 2020
Kingdom Come: DeliveranceFebruary 13-20, 2020
Ticket to RideFebruary 6-13, 2020
CarcassonneFebruary 6-13, 2020
Farming Simulator 19January 30-February 6, 2020
The BridgeJanuary 23-30, 2020
HoraceJanuary 16-23, 2020
Sundered: Eldritch EditionJanuary 9-16, 2020
Darksiders Warmastered EditionJanuary 1-9, 2020
Darksiders 2 Dethinitive EditionJanuary 1-9, 2020
SteepJanuary 1-9, 2020
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible LairDecember 31, 2019
Hello NeighborDecember 30, 2019
The Talos PrincipleDecember 29, 2019
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ShogunDecember 28, 2019
Hyper Light DrifterDecember 27, 2019
FTL: Faster Than LightDecember 26, 2019
Totally Accurate Battle SimulatorDecember 25, 2019
CelesteDecember 24, 2019
Ape OutDecember 23, 2019
Little InfernoDecember 22, 2019
SuperhotDecember 21, 2019
Towerfall AscensionDecember 20, 2019
Into the BreachDecember 19, 2019
The Wolf Among UsDecember 12-19, 2019
The EscapistsDecember 12-19, 2019
Jotun: Valhalla EditionDecember 6-12, 2019
Rayman LegendsNovember 29-December 6, 2019
Bad NorthNovember 21-29, 2019
The MessengerNovember 14-21, 2019
RuinerNovember 7-14, 2019
Nuclear ThroneNovember 7-14, 2019
Costume QuestOctober 31-November 7, 2019
SomaOctober 31-November 7, 2019
Layers of FearOctober 24-October 31, 2019
Q.U.B.E.2October 24-October 31, 2019
Alan Wake: American NightmareOctober 17-24, 2019
ObserverOctober 17-24, 2019
Surviving MarsOctober 10-17, 2019
MinitOctober 3-10, 2019
Metro 2033 ReduxSeptember 26-October 3, 2019
EverythingSeptember 26-October 3, 2019
Lego Batman TrilogySeptember 19-26, 2019
Batman: Arkham CollectionSeptember 19-26, 2019
ConariumSeptember 12-19, 2019
AbzuSeptember 5-12, 2019
The End is NighSeptember 5-12, 2019
CelesteAugust 29-September 5, 2019
InsideAugust 29-September 5, 2019
FezAugust 22-29, 2019
Hyper Light DrifterAugust 15-22, 2019
Mutant Year Zero: Road to EdenAugust 15-22, 2019
GNOGAugust 8-15, 2019
For HonorAugust 2-9, 2019
Alan WakeAugust 2-9, 2019
This War of MineJuly 25-August 2, 2019
MoonlighterJuly 25-August 2, 2019
LimboJuly 18-July 25, 2019
TorchlightJuly 11-18, 2019
OvercookedJuly 4-11, 2019
Last Day of JuneJune 27-July 4, 2019
Rebel GalaxyJune 20-27, 2019
Enter the GungeonJune 13-20, 2019
Kingdom: New LandsJune 6-13, 2019
City of BrassMay 30-6, 2019
RimeMay 23-30, 2019
Stories UntoldMay 16-23, 2019
World of GooMay 2-16, 2019
TransistorApril 18-May 2, 2019
The WitnessApril 4-18, 2019
OxenfreeMarch 21-April 4, 2019
Slime RancherMarch 7-21, 2019
Thimbleweed ParkFebruary 21-March 7, 2019
Axiom VergeFebruary 7-21, 2019
The Jackbox Party PackJanuary 24-February 7, 2019
What Remains of Edith FinchJanuary 11-24, 2019
Super Meat BoyDecember 28, 2018-January 10, 2019
SubnauticaDecember 12-27, 2018

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