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Epic Games Store Free Games List [July 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.

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This Week's Free Game at Epic Store

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July 01 – July 08, 2021: The Spectrum Retreat

The Spectrum Retreat

Game Description on Epic Games Store:

Check-in to The Spectrum Retreat for a stay you won’t forget. Explore the pristine and uncanny hotel, The Penrose, while solving its ingenious color-coded puzzles and discovering the reasons behind their seemingly never-ending stay.

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Sonic Mania

Free Period: June 24 to July 1

The ultimate celebration of past and future. An all-new adventure full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay. Sonic Mania brings retro fast-paced platforming into the future through pixel perfect 2D graphics running at 60FPS.

Horizon Chase Turbo

Free Period: June 24 to July 1

Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by the great hits of the 80's and 90's. It recreates the classic arcade gameplay with unbound speed limits of fun. Full throttle on and enjoy!

Previously Available Free Games in 2021

Hell is other demons

Free Period: June 17 to June 24

Hell is Other Demons is an action-platform shooter, with Roguelite elements. Explore a sprawling, hand-crafted world full of demons, insanely over-the-top boss fights, and a heavy synthwave soundtrack.

Overcooked! 2

Free Period: June 17 to June 24

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons … it’s time to save the world (again!)

Control

Free Period: 10 to June 17

After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control.

Frostpunk

Free Period: June 3 to June 10

Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, you have to manage its infrastructure and people to ensure your society's survival. What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?

Among Us

Free Period: May 27 to June 3

Play with 4-10 players online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone!

NBA 2K21

Free Period: May 20 to May 27

NBA 2K21 is the latest release in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series. With exciting improvements upon its best-in-class gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture – where Everything is Game.

The Lion's Song

Free Period: May 13 to May 20

“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.

Pine

Free Period: May 6 to May 13

An open-world action adventure game set in a simulated world in which humans never reached the top of the food chain. Fight with or against a variety of species as you make your way to a new home for your human tribe.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

Free Period: April 29 to May 6

Idle Champions is a licensed Dungeons & Dragons strategy management video game uniting iconic characters from novels, campaigns, and shows into one epic adventure.

Alien: Isolation

Free Period: April 22 to April 20

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger… Created using the CATHODE™ engine.

Hand of Fate 2

Free Period: April 22 to April 29

A new hero rises to challenge the Dealer in Hand of Fate 2! Master a living boardgame of infinitely replayable quests – unlock new cards, build your adventure, then defeat your foes in brutal real-time combat!

Sludge Life

Free Period: April 1 to April 28

SLUDGE LIFE is a first-person / open-world / vandalism-centric stroll through a polluted island full of cranky idiots and a vibe so thick you can taste it. Play as upcoming tagger GHOST set on staking their claim amongst the graffiti elite.

Deponia: The Complete Journey

Free Period: April 15 to April 22

Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.

Ken Follet's The Pillars of the Earth

Free Period: April 15 to April 22

12th century, England: In a time of poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and safety for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.

The First Tree

Free Period: April 15 to April 22

A beautiful, 3rd-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a son reconnecting with his estranged father in Alaska. Uncover artifacts from the son's life as they journey towards The First Tree.

3 Out of 10: Season 2

Free Period: April 8 to April 15

Caffeinated super-powers, sentient AIs, and rival game studios all stand in the way of Shovelworks studios as they struggle to finally make a game that scores better than “3 out of 10”. Will this be the Season that they finally do it?

Tales of the Neon Sea

Free Period: April 1 to April 8

Welcome to a world of intrigue and suspicion. Where humans and robots contend with escalating tensions and mutual distrust. And where gangster felines scheme their way to the top of the food chain. Welcome to the Tales of the Neon Sea!

Creature in the Well

Free Period: March 25 to April 1

As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

The Fall

Free Period: March 18 to March 25

Acclaimed story, engaging puzzles, tense action. You are ARID, the AI onboard a mark-7 combat suit. The human pilot encased within the suit is unconscious. You must find a way to follow protocol and save his life. 2014 Game of the Year for best story.

Surviving Mars

Free Period: March 11 to March 18

The time has come to stake your claim on the Red Planet and build the first functioning human colonies on Mars! There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony's chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world.

Wargame: Red Dragon

Free Period: March 4 to March 11

The new reference in RTS at its best! The Wargame series returns to duty, larger, richer, and more spectacular than ever before. In Wargame Red Dragon, you are engaged in a large-scale conflict where Western forces clash against the Communist bloc.

Sunless Sea

Free Period: Feb. 25 to Mar. 4

LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.

Rage 2

Free Period: Feb. 18 to Feb. 25

RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, creators of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition

Free Period: Feb. 18 to Feb. 25

This is a drifting experience like no other. Journey from apprentice to master as you hone your skill in a gorgeous minimalist world. Push yourself to the limit on drifting tracks and wild mountain roads until you finally master the art of drifting.

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition

Free Period: Feb. 4 to Feb. 11

A retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a massively enhanced version of the Award Winning indie strategy RPG, Halcyon 6.

For the King

Free Period: Feb. 4 to Feb. 11

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.

Metro: Last Light Redux

Free Period: Feb. 4 to Feb. 11

Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro – witness one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming brought to life with stunning next-gen visuals at 60FPS. Brave the horrors of the Russian apocalypse – equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition

Free Period: Jan. 28 to Feb. 4

In a bizarre universe where the oppressed are on the brink of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. Welcome to a unique 2D metroidvania platformer full of mystical creatures and boundless exploration.

Galactic Civilizations III

Free Period: Jan. 21 to Jan. 28

Build a civilization that will stand the test of time! Choose from dozens of unique races and make a name for yourself across the galaxy through diplomacy, espionage, technological advances, and more.

Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition

Free Period: Jan. 14 to Jan. 21

Put your mastery of the blaster, lightsaber, and the Force to the test online and offline in STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II: Celebration Edition

Crying Suns

Free Period: Jan. 7 – Jan. 14

Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire. In this story rich experience, each successful run will uncover the truth about the Empire… and yourself as well.

Jurassic World Evolution

Free Period: December 31 – January 7 (8am PT)

Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for Science, Entertainment or Security interests in an uncertain world where life always finds a way.

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.

GameFree Week Period
Overcooked 2June 17 – June 24, 2021
Hell is other demonsJune 17 – June 24, 2021
ControlJune 10 – June 17, 2021
FrostpunkJune 3 – June 10, 2021
Among UsMay 27 – June 3, 2021
NBA 2K21May 20 – May 27, 2021
The Lion's SongMay 13 – May 20, 2021
PineMay 6 – May 13, 2021
Idle Champions of the Forgotten RealmsApril 29 – May 6, 2021
Alien: IsolationApril 22 – April 29, 2021
Hand Of Fate 2April 22 – April 29, 2021
Deponia: The Complete JourneyApril 15 – April 22, 2021
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the EarthApril 15 – April 22, 2021
The First TreeApril 15 – April 22, 2021
3 out of 10: Season TwoApril 8 – April 15, 2021
Tales of the Neon SeaApril 1 – April 8, 2021
Creature in the WellMarch 25 – April 1, 2021
The FallMarch 18 – March 25, 2021
Surviving MarsMarch 11 – March 18, 2021
Wargame: Red DragonMarch 4 – March 11, 2021
Sunless SeaFebruary 25 – March 4, 2021
Rage 2February 18 – February 25, 2021
Absolute DriftFebruary 18 – February 25, 2021
Halcyon 6February 11 – February 18, 2021
Metro: Last Light ReduxFebruary 4 – February 11, 2021
For The KingFebruary 4 – February 11, 2021
Dandara: Trials of Fear EditionJanuary 28 – February 4, 2021
Galactic Civilizations 3January 21 – January 28, 2021
Star Wars Battlefront 2January 14 – January 21, 2021
Crying SunsJanuary 7 – January 14, 2021
Jurassic World EvolutionDecember 31, 2020 – January 7 2021
Torchlight 2December 30, 2020
SolitairicaDecember 29, 2020
Stranded DeepDecember 28, 2020
Night In The WoodsDecember 27, 2020
My Time At PortiaDecember 26, 2020
Darkest DungeonDecember 25, 2020
InsideDecember 24, 2020
Tropico 5December 23, 2020
Metro: ReduxDecember 22, 2020
Alien IsolationDecember 21, 2020
Defense Grid: The AwakeningDecember 20, 2020
The Long DarkDecember 19th, 2020
Oddworld: New ‘n' TastyDecember 18, 2020
Cities: SkylinesDecember 17, 2020
Pillars of EternityDecember 10 – December 17, 2020
TyrannyDecember 10 – December 17, 2020
Cave Story+December 3 – December 10, 2020
MudRunnerNovember 26 – December 3, 2020
Elite: DangerousNovember 19 – November 26, 2020
The World Next DoorNovember 19 – November 26, 2020
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray BibbiaNovember 12 – November 19, 2020
Dungeons 3November 5 – November 12, 2020
Blair WitchOctober 29 – November 5, 2020
Ghostbusters: The Video Game RemasteredOctober 29 – November 5, 2020
Layers Of Fear 2October 22 – October 29, 2020
Costume Quest 2October 22 – October 29, 2020
Kingdom: New LandsOctober 15 – October 22, 2020
Amnesia: A Machine For PigsOctober 15 – October 22, 2020
Rising Storm 2: VietnamOctober 8 – October 15, 2020
AbzuOctober 8 – October 15, 2020
PikunikuOctober 1 – October 8, 2020
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete EditionSeptember 24 – October 1, 2020
Watch Dogs 2September 17 – September 24, 2020
Stick It To The Man!September 17 – September 24, 2020
Football Manager 2020September 17 – September 24, 2020
Railway EmpireSeptember 10 – September 17, 2020
Where The Water Tastes Like WineSeptember 10 – September 17, 2020
Into The BreachSeptember 3 – September 10, 2020
Shadowrun CollectionAugust 27 – September 3, 2020
HitmanAugust 27 – September 3, 2020
God's TriggerAugust 20 – August 27, 2020
Enter The GungeonAugust 20 – August 27, 2020
Remnant: From the AshesAugust 13 – August 20, 2020
The Alto CollectionAugust 13 – August 20, 2020
A Total War Saga: TroyAugust 13, 2020
Wilmot's WarehouseAugust 6 – August 13, 2020
3 Out of 10 Episode 1August 6 – August 13, 2020
20XXJuly 30 – August 6, 2020
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EPJuly 30 – August 6, 2020
BaronyJuly 30 – August 6, 2020
Next Up HeroJuly 23 – July 30, 2020
TacomaJuly 23 – July 30, 2020
Torchlight IIJuly 16 – July 23, 2020
Lifeless Planet: Premier EditionJuly 9 – July 16, 2020
Killing Floor 2July 9 – July 16, 2020
The Escapists 2July 9 – July 16, 2020
HueJuly 2 – July 9, 2020
Stranger Things 3: The GameJune 25 – July 2, 2020
AER: Memories of OldJune 25 – July 2, 2020
PathwayJune 18 – June 25, 2020
Ark: Survival EvolvedJune 11 – June 18, 2020
Samurai Shodown Neogeo CollectionJune 11 – June 18, 2020
OvercookedJune 4 – June 11, 2020
Borderlands: The Handsome CollectionMay 28 – June 4, 2020
Civilization 6May 21 – May 28, 2020
Grand Theft Auto 5May 14 – May 21, 2020
Death ComingMay 7 – May 14, 2020
CrashlandsApril 30 – May 7, 2020
Amnesia: The Dark DescentApril 30 – May 7, 2020
For The KingApril 23 – April 30, 2020
Wheels of AureliaApril 16 – April 23, 2020
Just Cause 4April 16 – April 23, 2020
Close to the SunApril 9 – April 16, 2020
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and PunishmentsApril 9 – April 16, 2020
Drawful 2April 2 – April 9, 2020
Gone HomeApril 2 – April 9, 2020
HobApril 2 – April 9, 2020
Totally Reliable Delivery ServiceApril 1 – April 8, 2020
World War zMarch 26 – April 2, 2020
Torment x PunisherMarch 26 – April 2, 2020
FigmentMarch 26 – April 2, 2020
The Stanley ParableMarch 19 – March 26, 2020
Watch DogsMarch 19 – March 26, 2020
MutazioneMarch 12 – March 19, 2020
A Short HikeMarch 12 – March 19, 2020
Anodyne 2March 12 – March 19, 2020
GoNNERMarch 5 – March 12, 2020
Offworld Trading CompanyMarch 5 – March 12, 2020
Inner SpaceFebruary 27 – March 5, 2020
FaeriaFebruary 20 – February 27, 2020
Assassin's Creed SyndicateFebruary 20 – February 27, 2020
AztezFebruary 13 – February 20, 2020
Kingdom Come: DeliveranceFebruary 13 – February 20, 2020
CarcassonneFebruary 5 – February 13, 2020
Ticket To RideFebruary 6 – February 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 – January 1, 2020
Hello NeighborDecember 30 – 31, 2019
Talos PrincipleDecember 29 – 30, 2019
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ShogunDecember 28 – 29, 2019
Hyper Light DrifterDecember 27 – 28, 2019
FTL: Faster Than LightDecember 26 – 27, 2019
Totally Accurate Battle SimulatorDecember 25 – 26, 2019
CelesteDecember 24 – 25, 2019
Ape OutDecember 23 – 24, 2019
Little InfernoDecember 22 – 23, 2019
SuperhotDecember 21 – 22, 2019
Towerfall AscensionDecember 20 – 21, 2019
Into The BreachDecember 19 – 20, 2019
The EscapistsDecember 12 – 19, 2019
The Wolf Among UsDecember 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
Nuclear ThroneNovember 7 – 14, 2019
RuinerNovember 7 – 14, 2019
SOMAOctober 31 – November 7, 2019
Costume QuestOctober 31 – November 7, 2019
Q.U.B.E.2October 24 – October 31, 2019
Layers of FearOctober 24 – October 31, 2019
ObserverOctober 17 – 24, 2019
Alan Wake: American NightmareOctober 17 – 24, 2019
Surviving MarsOctober 10 – 17, 2019
MinitOctober 3 – 10, 2019
EverythingSeptember 26 – October 3, 2019
Metro 2033 ReduxSeptember 26 – October 3, 2019
Batman: Arkham CollectionSeptember 19 – 26, 2019
Lego Batman TrilogySeptember 19 – 26, 2019
ConariumSeptember 12 – 19, 2019
The End Is NighSeptember 5 – 12, 2019
AbzuSeptember 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
MoonlighterJuly 25 – August 2, 2019
This War of MineJuly 25 – August 2, 2019
LimboJuly 18 – July 25, 2019
TorchlightJuly 11 – July 18, 2019
OvercookedJuly 4 – July 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 – June 6, 2019
RimeMay 23 – 30, 2019
Stories UntoldMay 16 – 30, 2019
World of GooMay 2 – 16, 2019
TransistorApril 18, 2019 – 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
Past Epic Games Store free game schedule

Epic Games Store Free Games FAQ

Here are some common questions associated with the Epic Games Store “Free Games” weekly event.

Are the free games from Epic Games free forever?

The games are free forever, as long as you “purchase” them during the free period by going through the checkout process. Visit the Free Games Store page to claim the game when it’s free. It will be available to download and play from your library whenever you want. Purchase the game when it’s free and download it whenever you want. Click the purchase button, and it will walk you through the checkout process for $0.00, and you do not have to install it at that moment.

Do I have to install the games?

No, you just need to purchase them for $0.00 to add it to your library, and from here on, you don't even have to play the game.

When are the games free?

Every week, a free game or two is available through the Epic Games Store. Epic Games started releasing more popular titles in 2020, such as Grand Theft Auto V and Borderlands 3.

How long will there be free games at the Epic Games Store?

The Free Games program on the Epic Store was expected to last until the end of 2019 but has continued well into 2020 and 2021, and there is no sign of slowing

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