For a limited time, the Epic Games Store is once again offering two new free games for you. Once you add them to your gaming library, they are yours to keep forever. We'll guide you through the new free games on the Epic Games Store, show you what's coming up next, and explain why Epic keeps being so generous.
Every week, Epic offers you at least one game or DLC for free, which you would normally have to pay for. The line-up often consists of rather unknown indie gems, but sometimes get some well known AAA titles like the latest Tomb Raider games or The Elder Scrolls Online. We'll show you which games are on the list right now, and we're also excited to spoil what games await you next time.
Starting from October 19, Epic is offering you a couple of new free games on the Epic Games Store. This free offer will last until October 26. After that, new free games will take their place. In this article, we'll also let you know about the upcoming free games and when they will be available.
Epic Games Store: Currently Free Games (October 19 - October 26)
Right now, you can get your hands on these free games:
The Evil Within
Exactly ten years after creating the best game of all-time in Resident Evil 4, Shinji Mikami and his studio Tango Gameworks returned to the survival-horror genre with The Evil Within. Thanks to amazing creature design, fun third-person combat and a weird, twisty story, The Evil Within is a worthy follow-up to the classic that is Resi 4.
As Detective Sebastian Castellanos, seek the dark truth behind a gruesome mass murder and its connection to a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror and fighting for survival with limited resources, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to uncover who - or what - is responsible.
Eternal Threads is a narrative-driven, first-person puzzle game with a totally unique premise. The story follows a group of characters through a week, at the end of which they fall victim to a house fire. You as the player can jump back and forth in time to change how events unfold, figure out what happened and hopefully stop the fire.
While the execution of this heady concept is not always perfect, and parts of the game are unfortunately quite janky, if you're into puzzle games and want to play something that's not quite like anything else, check out Eternal Threads.
Eternal Threads is a single-player, first-person story-driven puzzle game of time manipulation, choice and consequence. The complete narrative follows the six main characters through multiple decisions across multiple timelines and you can experience these in any way you choose.
Epic Games Store: Next Free Games (October 26 - November 2)
From Thursday afternoon on, Epic is giving away the following games:
The Evil Within 2
Hey, it's the sequel to the game you already got for free the previous week! What a smart move! The Evil Within 2 is a great sequel to a good game, taking the immaculately scary vibes of the first game and opening up the gameplay much more.
In small open-word-ish hub areas, you get to explore much more and play your own way. And even though you have more freedom than before, the game somehow manages to be even scarier than its predecessor.
Detective Sebastian Castellanos has lost it all...but when given a chance to save his daughter, Sebastian must descend once more into the nightmarish world of STEM in The Evil Within 2.
Tandem: a Tale of Shadows
Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is a captivating puzzle-platformer that takes players on an exciting journey through a beautifully hand-drawn, Victorian-era world. You control a young girl named Emma and her trusty teddy bear Fenton, as they navigate a spooky, steampunk-inspired universe.
The game's unique twist lies in its cool dual-world gameplay, where players must manipulate light and shadows to solve intricate puzzles and uncover the mysteries of the world. With its charming aesthetic, intriguing storyline, and challenging puzzles, Tandem is definitely worth checking out for fans of puzzle or adventure games.
Tandem : A Tale of Shadows redefines the puzzle platformer genre with a unique top down and side-scroller gameplay and exceptional aesthetics. Help Emma and the teddy bear Fenton solve the mystery of the disappearance of the famous magician Thomas Kane.
How To Get Games For Free On Epic Games Store
Free games are usually available in the Epic Games Store for seven days – so if you want to get them, you better be fast. To get the current games for free, simply do the following:
- Login or create an Epic Games Store account (the same one you use for Fortnite)
- Use the website or the Epic Games Launcher
- Search for the game's title to find it – the price shown should be 0 dollars
- Hit "Get"
- It will now be available to download and play from the Epic Games Launcher
Epic Games: When Will The Next Free Games Of The Week Become Available?
Epic usually makes a new freebie lineup available every Thursday, at 8:00 am PST / 11:00 am EST / 4:00 pm BST / 5:00 pm CEST. They are usually free of charge for seven days. The games from the previous week won't be free anymore then.
If you don't want to miss out any of Epic's free games campaigns, just bookmark this page, as we will keep you updated about upcoming next free games!
Why Epic Games Gives Away So Many Games
It's only natural to wonder why Epic Games keeps being so generous. The reason likely revolves around their main competitor in the gaming platform world: Steam.
Steam, operated by Valve, boasts about 130 million monthly active users. In comparison, Epic Games has about half of that according to the latest figures. The main goal for Epic probably is to provide a strong alternative to Steam, make their platform more appealing to game developers, and thus prevent Valve's platform from having an uncontested dominance.
To achieve this, Epic recently launched the "Epic First Run" program. This initiative rewards developers who offer their PC game exclusively on the Epic Games Store for a certain period. As users, the rivalry with Steam is a welcome one – after all, competition tends to invigorate the market, as shown by Epic's weekly free game offerings.