Both games are available to claim until next Thursday.

The Epic Games Store continues to give away free games each week, more than three years after the digital storefront launched its awesome weekly freebies program. Epic has confirmed that the free games program will continue through at least the end of 2022. Every Thursday at the same time 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET–Epic gives up between one and three free games. You merely need to create a free Epic account and enable two-factor authentication to start snagging freebies. At this point, Epic has given away well over 100 free games, and there’s no sign that the program will stop any time soon. We keep this article up to date weekly to highlight both the current free games and next week’s offerings.

This week’s free game at Epic

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The Drone Racing League

From now until October 6 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, you can grab The Drone Racing League Simulator, commonly referred to as DRL Simulator, and Runbow. DRL provides authentic drone aerodynamics and a staggering number of customization options, allowing you to build your own drone using a vast library of millions of pieces, parts, and style assets. The DRL Simulator has cross-platform online multiplayer and leaderboards.

Meanwhile, Runbow is zany side-scroller with multiple chaotic competitions for up to nine players. Though the multiplayer is where Runbow gets its staying power, it also has a cool single-player campaign with more than 140 levels. You can even unlock Shovel Knight as a playable character, which is pretty awesome.

Next week’s free game at Epic

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Rising Hell

Beginning September October 6 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, you can claim Rising Hell and Slain: Back from Hell. So, yes, next week will be a big week for games featuring hellish names and settings. Rising Hell is a platforming rogue-lite with fast-paced, challenging combat. Your goal is to escape the depths of hell, so this is a vertically based platformer. Slain: Back from Hell is a side-scrolling action-platformer featuring melee and magical combat. Yes, there are lots of demons in this one, too. Both games also feature heavy metal soundtracks.


Epic Games Store free games list

We’re keeping a running list of every free game that Epic users have been able to claim in the past. From AAA hits to indie darlings, Epic has really made its mark with free games. You can even snag these games if you don’t have a powerful PC so you can play them if you ever get one. Look at the list below to see the frankly ridiculous list of free games that have been available.

Editor’s Note: Article Updated on September 29, 2022

Game Date
Slain: Back from Hell October 6-13, 2022
Rising Hell October 6-13, 2022
The Drone Racing League Simulator September 29-October 6, 2022
Ark: Survival Evolved September 22-29, 2022
Gloomhaven September 22-29, 2022
Spirit of the North September 15-22, 2022
The Captain September 15-22, 2022
Realm Royale Reforged Launch Bundle September 8-15, 2022
Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator September 8-15, 2022
Submerged: Hidden Depths September 1-8, 2022
Shadow of the Tomb Raider September 1-8, 2022
Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack August 25-September 1, 2022
Ring of Pain August 25-September 1, 2022
Doom 64 August 18-25, 2022
Rumbleverse – Boom Boxer Pack August 18-25, 2022
Cook, Serve, Delicious 3 August 11-18, 2022
Unrailed August 4-11, 2022
Lawn Mowing Simulator July 28-August 4, 2022
Shop Titans July 21-28, 2022
Tannenberg July 21-28, 2022
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap July 14-21, 2022
Killing Floor 2 July 7-14, 2022
Ancient Enemy July 7-14, 2022
Geneforge I – Mutagen June 30-July 7, 2022
Hood: Outlaws & Legends June 30-July 7
Iratus: Lord of the Dead June 30-July 7, 2022
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 June 23-30, 2022
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game June 23-30, 2022
Supraland June 16-23, 2022
Maneater June 9-16, 2022
Wolfenstein: The New Order June 2-9, 2022
BioShock: The Collection May 26-June 2, 2022
Borderlands 3 May 19-26, 2022
Redout: Enhanced Edition May 12-19, 2022
Prey May 12-19, 2022
Jotun: Valhalla Edition May 12-19, 2022
Terraforming Mars May 5-12, 2022
Paradigm April 28-May 5, 2022
Just Die Already April 28-May 5, 2022
Riverbond April 21-28, 2022
Insurmountable April 14-21, 2022
XCOM 2 April 14-21, 2022
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter April 7-14, 2022
Rogue Legacy April 7-14, 2022
City of Brass March 31-April 7, 2022
Total War: Warhammer March 31-April 7, 2022
Demon’s Tilt March 24-31, 2022
In Sound Mind March 17-24, 2022
Cities: Skylines March 10-17, 2022
Black Widow: Recharged March 3-10, 2022
Centipede: Recharged March 3-10, 2022
Cris Tales February 24-March 3, 2022
Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons February 17-24, 2022
Windbound February 10-17, 2022
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair February 3-10, 2022
Daemon X Machina January 27-February 3, 2022
Relicta January 20-27, 2022
Galactic Civilizations 3 January 13-20, 2022
Gods Will Fall January 6-13, 2022
Tomb Raider Reboot Trilogy December 29, 2021-January 6, 2022
Salt and Sanctuary December 29-30, 2021
Moving Out December 28-29, 2021
Mages of Mystralia December 27-28, 2021
Control December 26-27, 2021
Prey December 25-26, 2021
Pathfinder: Kingmaker December 24-25, 2021
Vampyr December 23-24, 2021
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden December 22-23, 2021
Second Extinction December 21-22, 2021
Loop Hero December 18-21, 2021
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter December 19, 2021
Remnant: From the Ashes December 18, 2021
Neon Abyss December 17-18, 2021
Shenmue III December 16-17, 2021
Prison Architect December 9-16, 2021
Godfall: Challenger Edition December 9-16, 2021
While True: Learn[] December 2-9, 2021
Dead by Daylight December 2-9, 2021
The Hunter: Call of the Wild November 25-December 2, 2021
Kid A Mnesia Exhibition November 18-25, 2021
Never Alone November 18-25, 2021
Guild of Dungeoneering November 18-25, 2021
Tiny Tiny’s Assault on Dragon Keep November 9-16, 2021
Aven Colony November 4-11, 2021
Darq: Complete Edition October 28-November 4, 2021
Among the Sleep October 21-28, 2021
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse October 14-21, 2021
PC Building Simulator October 7-14, 2021
Europa Universalis IV September 30-October 7, 2021
The Escapists September 23-30, 2021
Tharsis September 16-23, 2021
Speed Brawl September 16-23, 2021
Sheltered September 9-16, 2021
Nioh: Complete Edition September 9-16, 2021
Yoku’s Island Express September 2-9, 2021
Automachef August 26-September 2, 2021
Saints Row The Third Remastered August 26-September 2, 2021
Void Bastards August 19-26, 2021
Yooka-Laylee August 19-26, 2021
Rebel Galaxy August 12-19, 2021
Minit August 5-12, 2021
A Plague Tale: Innocence August 5-12, 2021
Train Sim World 2 July 29-August 5, 2021
Mothergunship July 29-August 5, 2021
Defense Grid: Awakening July 22-29, 2021
Verdun July 22-29, 2021
Offworld Trading Company July 15-22, 2021
Obduction July 15-22, 2021
Ironcast July 8-15, 2021
Bridge Constructor: Walking Dead July 8-15, 2021
The Spectrum Retreat July 1-July 8, 2021
Horizon Chase Turbo June 24-July 1, 2021
Sonic Mania June 24-July 1, 2021
Hell is Other Demons June 17-24, 2021
Overcooked 2 June 17-24, 2021
Control June 10-17, 2021
Frostpunk June 3-10, 2021
Among Us May 27-June 3, 2021
NBA 2K21 May 20-27, 2021
The Lion’s Song May 13-20, 2021
Pine May 6-13, 2021
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms (DLC) April 29-May 6, 2021
Hand of Fate 2 April 22-29, 2021
Alien: Isolation April 22-29, 2021
Deponia: The Complete Journey April 15-22, 2021
Ken Follet’s The Pillars of the Earth April 15-22, 2021
The First Tree April 15-22, 2021
3/10: Season Two April 8-15, 2021
Tales of the Neon Sea April 1-8, 2021
Creature in the Well March 25-April 1, 2021
The Fall March 18-25, 2021
Surviving Mars March 11-18, 2021
Wargame: Red Dragon March 4-11, 2021
Sunless Sea February 25-March 4, 2021
Absolute Drift February 18-25, 2021
Rage 2 February 18-25, 2021
Halycon 6: Starbase Commander February 11-18, 2021
For the King February 4-11, 2021
Metro: Last Light Redux February 4-11, 2021
Dandara: Trials of Fear edition January 28-February 4, 2021
Galactic Civilizations III January 21-28, 2021
Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration edition January 14-21, 2021
Crying Suns January 7-14, 2021
Jurassic World Evolution January 1-7, 2021
Tyranny – Gold edition December 10-17, 2020
Pillars of Eternity – Definitive edition December 10-17, 2020
Cave Story+ December 3-10, 2020
The World Next Door November 19-26, 2020
Elite Dangerous November 19-26, 2020
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia November 12-19, 2020
Dungeons 3 November 5-12, 2020
Blair Witch October 29-November 5, 2020
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered October 29-November 5, 2020
Costume Quest 2 October 22-29, 2020
Layers of Fear 2 October 22-29, 2020
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs October 15-22, 2020
Kingdom: New Lands October 15-22, 2020
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam October 8-15, 2020
Abzu October 8-15, 2020
Pikuniku October 1-8, 2020
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 September 24-October 1, 2020
Football Manager 2020 September 17-24, 2020
Stick it to the Man September 17-24, 2020
Watch Dogs 2 September 17-24, 2020
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine September 10-17, 2020
Railway Empire September 10-17, 2020
Into the Breach September 3-10, 2020
Shadowrun Collection August 27-September 3, 2020
Hitman August 27-September 3, 2020
God’s Trigger August 20-27, 2020
Enter the Gungeon August 20-27, 2020
Remnant: From the Ashes August 13-20, 2020
The Alto Collection August 13-20, 2020
Wilmot’s Warehouse August 6-13, 2020
Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP July 30-August 6, 2020
Barony July 30-August 6, 2020
20XX July 30-August 6, 2020
Next Up Hero July 23-30, 2020
Tacoma July 23-30, 2020
Torchlight 2 July 16-23, 2020
Killing Floor 2 July 9-16, 2020
Lifeless Planet July 9-16, 2020
The Escapists 2 July 9-16, 2020
Hue July 2-July 9, 2020
AER Memories of Old June 25-July 2, 2020
Stranger Things 3 June 25-July 2, 2020
Pathway June 18-25, 2020
Ark: Survival Evolved June 11-18, 2020
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection June 11-18, 2020
Overcooked June 4-11, 2020
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection May 28-June 4, 2020
Civilization VI May 21-28, 2020
Grand Theft Auto V May 14-21, 2020
Death Coming May 7-14, 2020
Crashlands April 30-May 7, 2020
Amnesia: The Dark Descent April 30-May 7, 2020
For the King April 23-30, 2020
Just Cause 4 April 16-23, 2020
Wheels of Aurelia April 16-23, 2020
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments April 9-16, 2020
Close to the Sun April 9-16, 2020
Gone Home April 2-9, 2020
Drawful 2 April 2-9, 2020
Hob April 2-9, 2020
Totally Reliable Delivery Service April 1-8, 2020
World War Z March 26-April 2, 2020
Torment x Punisher March 26-April 2, 2020
Figment March 26-April 2, 2020
Watch Dogs March 19-26, 2020
The Stanley Parable March 19-26, 2020
A Short Hike March 12-19, 2020
Mutazione March 12-19, 2020
Anodyne 2 March 12-19, 2020
Gonner March 5-12, 2020
Offworld Trading Company March 5-12, 2020
Inner Space February 27-March 5, 2020
Faeria February 20-27, 2020
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate February 20-27, 2020
Aztez February 13-20, 2020
Kingdom Come: Deliverance February 13-20, 2020
Ticket to Ride February 6-13, 2020
Carcassonne February 6-13, 2020
Farming Simulator 19 January 30-February 6, 2020
The Bridge January 23-30, 2020
Horace January 16-23, 2020
Sundered: Eldritch Edition January 9-16, 2020
Darksiders Warmastered Edition January 1-9, 2020
Darksiders 2 Dethinitive Edition January 1-9, 2020
Steep January 1-9, 2020
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair December 31, 2019
Hello Neighbor December 30, 2019
The Talos Principle December 29, 2019
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun December 28, 2019
Hyper Light Drifter December 27, 2019
FTL: Faster Than Light December 26, 2019
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator December 25, 2019
Celeste December 24, 2019
Ape Out December 23, 2019
Little Inferno December 22, 2019
Superhot December 21, 2019
Towerfall Ascension December 20, 2019
Into the Breach December 19, 2019
The Wolf Among Us December 12-19, 2019
The Escapists December 12-19, 2019
Jotun: Valhalla Edition December 6-12, 2019
Rayman Legends November 29-December 6, 2019
Bad North November 21-29, 2019
The Messenger November 14-21, 2019
Ruiner November 7-14, 2019
Nuclear Throne November 7-14, 2019
Costume Quest October 31-November 7, 2019
Soma October 31-November 7, 2019
Layers of Fear October 24-October 31, 2019
Q.U.B.E.2 October 24-October 31, 2019
Alan Wake: American Nightmare October 17-24, 2019
Observer October 17-24, 2019
Surviving Mars October 10-17, 2019
Minit October 3-10, 2019
Metro 2033 Redux September 26-October 3, 2019
Everything September 26-October 3, 2019
Lego Batman Trilogy September 19-26, 2019
Batman: Arkham Collection September 19-26, 2019
Conarium September 12-19, 2019
Abzu September 5-12, 2019
The End is Nigh September 5-12, 2019
Celeste August 29-September 5, 2019
Inside August 29-September 5, 2019
Fez August 22-29, 2019
Hyper Light Drifter August 15-22, 2019
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden August 15-22, 2019
GNOG August 8-15, 2019
For Honor August 2-9, 2019
Alan Wake August 2-9, 2019
This War of Mine July 25-August 2, 2019
Moonlighter July 25-August 2, 2019
Limbo July 18-July 25, 2019
Torchlight July 11-18, 2019
Overcooked July 4-11, 2019
Last Day of June June 27-July 4, 2019
Rebel Galaxy June 20-27, 2019
Enter the Gungeon June 13-20, 2019
Kingdom: New Lands June 6-13, 2019
City of Brass May 30-6, 2019
Rime May 23-30, 2019
Stories Untold May 16-23, 2019
World of Goo May 2-16, 2019
Transistor April 18-May 2, 2019
The Witness April 4-18, 2019
Oxenfree March 21-April 4, 2019
Slime Rancher March 7-21, 2019
Thimbleweed Park February 21-March 7, 2019
Axiom Verge February 7-21, 2019
The Jackbox Party Pack January 24-February 7, 2019
What Remains of Edith Finch January 11-24, 2019
Super Meat Boy December 28, 2018-January 10, 2019
Subnautica December 12-27, 2018

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