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New Free Game At Epic Is Available Now

The Epic Games Store gives away free games each week; this week you can claim Galactic Civilizations III.

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The Epic Games Store's free games program has been running for more than two years now. Every Thursday at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, Epic offers up one, two, or occasionally 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 games at Epic

Galactic Civilizations III
Galactic Civilizations III

From now until January 28 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, you can claim Galactic Civilizations III, a great 4X turn-based strategy game from Stardock Entertainment. It earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's Galactic Civilizations III review thanks to its stellar customization options, great pacing, and balanced strategy gameplay.

Next week's free games at Epic

Dandara
Dandara

Epic regularly reveals the freebies you have to look forward to a week in advance, and next week's giveaway is a good one. Starting January 28, you can claim Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, a great Metroidvania with fast-paced gameplay. It earned a 7/10 in GameSpot's Dandara review thanks to its inventive movement system, stellar visuals, and engaging boss fights.


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.

GameDate
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 Gungeon August 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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Get your free Star Wars game to go along the Empire Strikes Back that’s happening in real life in America right now.

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Got most of them from Subnautica on. The Anti-China rhetoric fazes me not.

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Is it for PC only for free games?

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@kyacat: Yes

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Watch Dogs 2 is no longer FREE?

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Hell yes!!!

Epic is keeping me a videogame addict one free game at a time!

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Fortnite yanked from Apple's App Store ftw! Details at 11.

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@attirex: If Fortnite was a single player game, it’d be awesome.

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@jsprunk: I mean, if it was a co-op PVE game, that's be awesome too...

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I mean, it was, but then they added a BR, started printing money, and STW is now a footnote side game mode.

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I thought Ark was supposed to be this week's freebie?

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Overcooked was free 11 months ago on the EGS, so nothing new here.
The first game they've repeated in their weekly giveaway, but free is free. I can't complain.
Pity, it would have been nice to have had Overcooked 2 offered instead.

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Don't forget, Epic is able to do all this with the piles of blood-soaked cash coming in from China.

The CCP is willing to swallow these losses so that it can root itself and eventually its censorship at the center of the western gaming ecosystem, just as they've done in so many other industries, including Hollywood and the NBA.

These deals from Epic that are too good to be true? They are. And this is what freedom looks like as it slips away. It looks sweet AF.

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@naryanrobinson: Come on some kids like free malware on their PC.

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@agentred: Adults too. Bring it on. I'm even buying games there now. Oh woe is me...

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Free is always welcome!

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@at0m1x: of course, i got some great games for free.

this "they'll never get my personnal data" is just a joke since everybody still have it.

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@hordicus: haha, like google. And MS, and my cellphone company.

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