Free Game 'Stubbs the Zombie' This Week on Epic Games: 2021 Full List Update

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is being given away for free right now on the Epic Games Store. In addition to this, you can also pick up a bundle pack for the hero shooter Paladins.

What Is the Epic Games Store Giveaway?

Epic Games is giving away free games every week in 2021, with at least one new title being offered each Thursdays at 11 a.m. ET.

These free titles are only available for a 7 day period, at which point they are replaced by the next giveaway, so make sure to grab them while you still can.

To download your free game of the week, head to the Epic Games Store and create a new account or sign in to an existing one. Once you're logged in, hit the "get" button and download the game, which will be yours to keep forever.

Newsweek will be updating this article each week with the latest free game, so be sure to check back here every Thursday to see what's next on the list, or what you may have missed.

Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition (October 21-28)

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Image shows the keyart for "Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition". The game has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 66. Krillbite Studio

Among the Sleep is a first-person survival horror game with a unique twist. Where most other titles in this genre have you playing as a self-sufficient adult, here you will instead control a helpless toddler.

The perspective change adds a unique sense of jeopardy to proceedings, as you cannot run for very long without tripping over and you have no way of defending yourself against the monsters lurking in the darkness. All you can do is rely on your wits and try to hide.

Among the Sleep has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 66.

Paladins Epic Pack (October 14-21)

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"Paladins" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 79. Hi Rez Studios

Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a free-to-play online hero shooter (in the vein of Overwatch) that blends together elements of sci-fi and medieval fantasy. This epic pack bundle will allow you to instantly unlock 4 champions, those being Androxus, Raum, Tyra, and Ying.

Paladins has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 79.

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Cause (October 14-21)

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"Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse" has a "Weak" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 57. Aspyr

Stubbs the Zombie is a comedic horror game in which you take control of patient zero of an undead plague. Fighting your ways through a retro-futuristic city (that harkens back to the aesthetic of '50s sci-fi), your job is to expand the ranks of your reanimated corpse army by using a variety of quirky abilities. For example, Stubbs can remove his own head and use it as an exploding bowling ball, or even possess the living with his autonomous hand.

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse has a "Weak" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 57.

PC Building Simulator (October 7-14, 2021)

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"PC Building Simulator" has a fair rating on open critic, with a Top Critic Average of 70. The Irregular Corporation

The title of PC Building Simulator sums up the game pretty well. Here, you are left in charge of running your own workshop that modifies and maintains personal computers. In addition to a linear career mode, there is also a freeform sandbox and even a tutorial that promises to instruct you on the fundamentals of building a PC in real life.

PC Building Simulator has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 70.

Europa Universalis IV (September 30 - October 7, 2021)

Europa Universalis IV
"Europa Universalis IV" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 68. Paradox Interactive

Europa Universalis IV is a historical strategy game set in the Middle Ages. In it, you get to guide a civilization from the advent of 15th century through to the 1800s, overseeing everything from their trade, to their diplomacy and, of course, their warfare tactics.

Europa Universalis IV has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 68.

The Escapists (September 23-30, 2021)

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"The Escapists" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 73. Team17

The Escapists is a top-down strategy game in which you attempt to break out of jail. As you progress through the title's increasingly challenging prisons, you will be able to experiment with different methods of escape. For instance, you can sneak through an air vent, incite a riot, or tunnel your way out of the building (ala The Shawshank Redemption).

The Escapists has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 73.

Tharsis (September 16-23)

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Tharsis has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 66. Choice Provisions

Tharsis is a turn-based strategy game that puts you in charge of a four-person astronaut crew, who are investigating a mysterious alien signal on Mars. Rather than being explicitly combat driven, Tharsis is more about problem-solving, as you attempt to help your crew survive the harsh nature of space. Among other things, you will need to conserve their resources, coordinate ship repairs and manage everyone's sanity levels.

Tharsis has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 66.

Speed Brawl (September 16-23)

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Speed Brawl has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 74. Double Stallion Games

Speed Brawl has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 74.Double Stallion Games

Speed Brawl is described as a "2D combat-racer" in which you must build up sufficient momentum to take out your opponents with hard-hitting attacks. In this sense, it is a combination of a beat 'em up, a racing game, and a traditional platformer. You can play it solo or online with your friends. Speed Brawl has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 74.

Speed Brawl was originally meant to be given away on August 5, but was delayed.

Sheltered (September 9-16, 2021)

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"Sheltered" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 67. Team17

Sheltered is a survival management game, in which you oversee the lives of a family dwelling in an underground bunker. With the outside world having been completely devastated by nuclear war, you must ensure that they live the best life possible in this shelter. You do this by helping them stay clean, protecting them from radiation poisoning and keeping them stocked up on food.

Sheltered has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 67.

Yoku's Island Express (September 2-9, 2021)

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"Yoku’s Island Express" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 83. Team17

Yoku's Island Express is a side-scrolling platformer with a twist. While you will still have complete control over the horizontal movement of the titular character (who is a dung beetle), there is no dedicated jump button. Instead, you have to manipulate pinball flippers to push him around.

Yoku's Island Express has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 83.

Automachef (August 26 – September 2, 2021)

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"Automachef" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 66. Team17

Automachef is a puzzle game blended with a management sim, in which you oversee the construction and daily operations of a restaurant. The twist here being that your kitchen is staffed exclusively by machines that are working on a convey belt production line.

To ensure everything goes smoothly you will need to maximize your space, manage resources, keep on top of the food orders and put out fires. Automachef has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 66.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered (August 25 – September 2, 2021)

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"Saints Row: The Third Remastered" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 74. THQ

Saints Row: The Third Remastered has been added as an extra giveaway (in addition to the usual Thursday freebie), to celebrate the announcement of the series' imminent reboot. If you are unfamiliar with the IP, it began its life as a slightly quirkier take on Grand Theft Auto, before eventually developing into its own thing, complete with playable toilets, alien spaceships, superpowers and virtual realities.

Many argue that the franchise began to hit its stride with this third installment, which has been remastered here with enhanced graphics, improved lighting and visual effects. Saints Row: The Third Remastered has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 74.

Yooka-Laylee (August 19-26, 2021)

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"Yooka-Laylee" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 72. Playtonic Games

Created by a team of former Rare developers, under the banner of Playtonic Games, Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the original Banjo-Kazooie titles of the 1990s. Like in those fondly-remembered platformers, this is an out-and-out collectathon.

You will get to explore a variety of colorful environments, participate in zany minigames, and interact with quirky NPCs, with the aim of accumulating as many "Pagies" as you possibly can. Once you get enough, you will then be able to progress to the next level.

Yooka-Laylee has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 72.

Void Bastards (August 19-26, 2021)

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"Void Bastards" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81. Blue Manchu

Void Bastards is a first-person shooter with a cel-shaded art style and various roguelike elements. In the game, you play as a prisoner stranded aboard a derelict space craft, who has been deemed expendable by the ship's A.I.

You are subsequently dispatched to raid nearby vessels (standing in here for dungeons) in the hope of finding materials that can be used to salvage your own ship. As per roguelike convention, if you die in any of these procedural-generated environments you will lose most of your inventory, but your overall progress is retained. You then take control of a replacement prisoner, who is sent on the exact same suicide mission.

Void Bastards has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81.

Rebel Galaxy (August 12-19, 2021)

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"Rebel Galaxy" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 74. Double Damage Games

Rebel Galaxy is a space sim (with a hint of the western genre) in which you control either a trading vessel, a mining ship, a bounty hunter craft, or a pirate frigate. The procedurally generated universe is yours to explore freely, but you are restricted to a 2D plane of movement here. This means that combat encounters are focussed on using broadside weapons. Rebel Galaxy has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 74.

Minit (August 5-12, 2021)

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"Minit" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 80. Devolver Digital

Minit is an indie puzzler with a Groundhog Day twist. In this pixel-art game, you must travel around a fantasy setting to defeat monsters, complete quests, and gradually unlock more of the world, all within a 60-second time frame. When the clock runs out, the day will then reset and you will have to do everything all over again, although you will ideally have more knowledge and better equipment. Minit has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score 80.

A Plague's Tale: Innocence (August 5-12, 2021)

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A Plague’s Tale: Innocence has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 82. Asobo Studio

Developed by the team behind Microsoft Flight Simulator, A Plague's Tale: Innocence is a stealth survival-horror title, in the vein of The Last of Us. Only rather than escorting a young girl (who is the key to humanity's survival) through a post-apocalyptic landscape, you are instead escorting a young boy (who is the key to humanity's survival) through France, during the era of the hundred years' War and the black plague. A Plague's Tale: Innocence has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 82.

Mothergunship (July 29 - August 5, 2021)

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"Mothergunship" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 75. Grip Digital

Mothergunship is a first-person shooter of the "bullet hell" variety. This essentially means that you will need lightning fast reflexes to dodge the barrage of incoming projectiles that fill up the screen at any given time. The game is known for its punishing difficulty, unrelenting pace and daunting boss fights. Mothergunship has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 75.

Train Sim World 2 (July 29 - August 5, 2021)

Train Sim World 2
"Train Sim World 2" has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 73. Dovetail Games

Train Sim World 2 is exactly what it sounds like. The game is an in-depth simulator experience that has you climbing into the cab of realistically modelled locomotives, so that you can embark on either commuter or long-haul freight journeys. Train Sim World 2 has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 73.

Defense Grid: The Awakening (July 22-29, 2021)

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"Defense Grid: The Awakening" is a product of the tower-defense boom in the late 2000s. Hidden Path Entertainment

Defense Grid: The Awakening is a tower defense game in which players must combat waves upon waves of alien invaders by stationing automated weapons in places of strategic value. The game does not have an OpenCritic page itself, but the 2014 sequel (which is fairly comparable) has a "Strong" rating, with a top critic average of 81.

Verdun (July 22-29, 2021)

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"Verdun" has a "Weak" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 57. Blackmill Games

Set in the trenches of World War 1 era France, Verdun is a squad-based first-person shooter that prioritizes historical accuracy and realism. Matches can be joined by up to 64 players, who will compete to kill enemies, capture sectors and suppress attacks. Verdun has a "Weak" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 57.

Obduction (July 15-22, 2021)

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Obduction has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 72 Cyan Worlds

Obduction positions itself as the spiritual successor to Cyan World's previous outing Myst. Like with that beloved cult classic, the emphasis here is completely on exploration and point-and-click puzzle solving, as you try to make your way back to earth following an alien abduction. Obduction has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 72.

Offworld Trading Company (July 15-22, 2021)

Promotional Artwork for Offworld Trading Company
"Offworld Trading Company" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 81. Mohawk Games Inc.

Offworld Trading Company is a hybrid of a real-time-strategy game and a traditional management sim. The title is set on Mars, where you wage economic warfare against rival companies by sabotaging their operations and buying them out in hostile takeovers. Offworld Trading Company has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 81.

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (July 8-15, 2021)

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
"Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 75. Headup Games

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is a relatively new release, having only just launched back in November 2020. As with the mainline Bridge Constructor games, your goal here is to guide people across perilous terrain by constructing stable walkways for them. The only difference is that this time there are zombies to complicate matters.

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 75.

Ironcast (July 8-15, 2021)

Offical Artwork for Ironcast
"Ironcast" has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 76. Dreadbit

Ironcast is a turn-based strategy game set in an alternate-universe version of Britain. In it, you control a squad of steampunk robots who are deployed to repel a French invasion.

Ironcast has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 76.

The Spectrum Retreat (July 1- 8, 2021)

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Image shows the official logo for "The Spectrum Retreat". Dan Smith Studios

The Spectrum Retreat is a narrative-driven puzzle game, in which you must try to escape from a sinister hotel that defies the laws of physics.

The Spectrum Retreat has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic, with a Top Critic Average score of 70.

Sonic Mania (June 24 - July 1, 2021)

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Image shows a screenshot from the "Sonic Mania" trailer. Sega

Sonic Mania is a throwback to the heyday of Sonic the Hedgehog in the ealy 1990s, featuring a mixture of brand new levels and remixed levels from the original games.

Horizon Chase Turbo (June 24 - July 1, 2021)

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Image shows a screenhot from the "Horizon Chase Turbo" trailer. Aquiris Game Studio

Horizon Chase Turbo is an arcade racing game in a similar vein to OutRun.
It features 4 player splitscreen co-op and online multiplayer functionality.

Horizon Chase Turbo has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 79.

Hell is Other Demons (June 17-24, 2021)

Hell is Other Demons
Hell is Other Demons has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 78. Cuddle Monster Games/Kongregate

Hell is Other Demons is an action-platform shooter in which gamers will explore a sprawling, hand-crafted world full of demons and boss fights.

Hell is Other Demons has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 78.

Overcooked 2 (June 17-24, 2021)

Overcooked 2
Overcooked 2 has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 82. Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital Ltd

In Overcooked 2, the couch co-op or online play game, players will journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble a team of chefs and try to save the world.

Overcooked 2 has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 82.

Control (June 10-17, 2021)

Control
Control has a "Mighty" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 84. Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Control is a supernatural, third-person, action-adventure game in which gamers play as the new Director struggling to regain control, after a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat.

Control has a "Mighty" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 84.

Frostpunk (June 3-10, 2021)

Frostpunk
Frostpunk has a "Mighty" rating on Open Critic with a Top Critic Average score of 86. 11 bit studios

Frostpunk is a society survival game in which gamers play as the ruler of the last city on Earth, challenged with managing its infrastructure and ensuring the society's survival.

Frostpunk has a "Mighty" rating on Open Critic with a Top Critic Average score of 86.

Genshin Impact (Free June 9-17, 2021)

Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 80. miHoYo Limited

In Genshin Impact, players will embark on a journey across Teyvat to find their lost sibling and seek answers from The Seven—the gods of each element.

Genshin Impact has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 80.

Among Us (May 27-June 3, 2021)

Among Us
Among Us has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 82. Innersloth

In Among Us, Crewmates have to try to complete all their tasks on the ship to win while watching out for Impostors. Crewmates will have to report dead bodies and call emergency meetings to vote the Impostors out—and try to choose correctly.

Among Us has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 82.

NBA 2K21 (May 20-27, 2021)

NBA 2K21
NBA 2K21 has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 68. Visual Concepts/2K

NBA 2K21, the latest game in the NBA 2K series, features gameplay improvements, competitive online features, and varied game modes.

NBA 2K21 has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 68.

The Lion's Song (May 13-20, 2021)

The Lion's Song
'The Lion's Song' has a 'Strong' rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81. Mi'pu'mi Games

The Lion's Song is a narrative adventure game featuring a cast of Austrian artists and scientists struggling with creativity and inspiration.

The Lion's Song has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81.

Pine (May 6-13, 2021)

Pine Epic Games
'Pine' will be free on Epic Games from May 6 until May 13, 2021. Twirlbound/Kongregate

In Pine, an open-world, adventure simulation game, gamers will play as Hue as he explores the world of Albamare, while fighting with creatures smarter than humans.

Pine has a "Weak" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 41.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms (April 29-May 6, 2021)

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
'Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms' is a 'Dungeons and Dragons' strategy management video game that unites characters from novels, campaigns, and shows. Codename Entertainment

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a Dungeons and Dragons strategy management video game that unites characters from novels, campaigns, and shows.

As well as downloading the game for free, all players who log into Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms through the Epic Games Store between April 29 at 11 a.m. ET and May 6 at 11 a.m. ET will receive the Epic Champions of RenownDLC pack for free.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms has a user score of 5.8 on MetaCritic.

Alien: Isolation (April 22-29, 2021)

Alien: Isolation
'Alien: Isolation' has a 'Strong' rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81. Creative Assembly/Sega

Alien: Isolation is a survival horror game based on Ridley Scott's original sci-fi horror film. Gamers will explore the labyrinthine Sevastopol station in a terrifying quest for survival.

Alien: Isolation has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81.

Hand of Fate 2 (April 22-29, 2021)

Hand of Fate 2
'Hand of Fate 2' has a 'Strong' rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 82. Defiant Development

Hand of Fate 2 will see gamers master a board game of replayable quests as they unlock new cards and defeat their foes in real-time combat.

Hand of Fate 2 has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 82.

Deponia: The Complete Journey (April 15-22, 2021)

Deponia: The Complete Journey
'Deponia: The Complete Journey' will be free on Epic Games from April 15-22, 2021. Daedalic Entertainment

Deponia: The Complete Journey takes place on the trash-planet of Deponia and sees Rufus hatching ludicrous plans to try and escape.

Deponia: The Complete Journey has a user score of 7.5 on MetaCritic.

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (April 15-22, 2021)

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
'Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth' will be free on Epic Games from April 15-22, 2021. Daedalic Entertainment

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth takes place in 12th century England and focuses on a small town that begins to construct a cathedral to claim wealth and safety for its people.

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 77.

The First Tree (April 15-22, 2021)

The First Tree
'The First Tree' will be free on Epic Games from April 15-22, 2021. David Wehle

The First Tree is a third-person exploration game centered around a fox trying to find her missing family and a son reconnecting with his estranged father.

The First Tree has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 80.

3 out of 10: Season Two (April 8-15, 2021)

3 out of 10: Season Two
'3 out of 10: Season Two' will debut for free on the Epic Games Store on April 8, 2021. Terrible Posture Games, Inc.

3 out of 10: Season Two will debut for free on the Epic Games Store on April 8, 2021. The World's Worst Game Developers have to contend with sentient AIs and rival game studios as they strive to make a game that scores better than "3 out of 10."

The first season of 3 out of 10 has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 77.

Tales of the Neon Sea (April 1-8, 2021)

Tales of the Neon Sea
'Tales of the Neon Sea' will be free on Epic Games from April 1-8, 2021. Palm Pioneer/Thermite Games

Tales of the Neon Sea inserts gamers into a world of intrigue and suspicion where gangster felines scheme their way to the top of the food chain, as humans and robots contend with mutual distrust.

Tales of the Neon Sea has a "Weak" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 61.

Creature in the Well (March 25-April 1, 2021)

Creature in the Well
'Creature in the Well' will be free on Epic Games from March 25 until April 1. Flight School Studio/MWM Interactive

In Creature in the Well, a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, gamers will play as the last remaining BOT-C unit and venture into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility. However, it is haunted by a desperate Creature...

Creature in the Well has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 76.

The Fall (March 18-25, 2021)

The Fall
'The Fall' is a combination of adventure-game puzzle solving and side-scroller action. Over The Moon

The Fall is a combination of adventure-game puzzle-solving and side-scroller action that sees players take on the role of ARID, an artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit that activates after crashing on an unknown planet.

The Fall has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 74.

Surviving Mars (March 11-18, 2021)

Surviving Mars
'Surviving Mars' has a Top Critic Average score of 77 on OpenCritic. Haemimont Games/Paradox Interactive

In Surviving Mars, gamers have to stake their claim on the red planet, overcoming challenges to build the first human colonies on Mars, while discovering the mysteries of the alien land.

Surviving Mars has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 77.

Wargame: Red Dragon (March 4-11, 2021)

Wargame: Red Dragon
Wargame: Red Dragon has a Metascore of 78 and a user score of 7.9. Eugen Systems

Wargame: Red Dragon is a strategy game that sees players engaged in a conflict where Western forces clash with the Communist bloc.

Wargame: Red Dragon has a Metascore of 78 and a user score of 7.9.

Sunless Sea (February 25-March 4, 2021)

Sunless Sea
'Sunless Sea' has a 'Strong' rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81. Failbetter Games

Sunless Sea, a Gothic Horror RPG, is set in the Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London, focusing on exploration, loneliness, and death.

Sunless Sea has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 81.

Rage 2 (February 18-25, 2021)

Rage 2
'Rage 2' has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 70. id Software/Avalanche Studios/Bethesda Softworks

In Rage 2, gamers will play as Walker, the last Ranger of the Wasteland a threat to the tyrannical Authority's power. Gamers will have to battle sadistic gangs and find the tools needed to conquer the oppressive Authority.

Rage 2 has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 70.

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition (February 18-25, 2021)

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition
'Absolute Drift: Zen Edition' has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 69. Funselektor Labs Inc.

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is a driving experience that challenges players to master the art of drifting while unlocking trophies and competing against ghosts other players.

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 69.

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition (February 11-18, 2021)

Halcyon 6
Halcyon 6 has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic. Massive Damage, Inc.

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a retro space strategy RPG, featuring building, combat, and crew management elements.

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 73.

Metro: Last Light Redux (February 4-11, 2020)

Metro: Last Light Redux
Metro: Last Light Redux will be free to download from Epic Games until February 11, 2020. 4A Games/Deep Silver

In Metro: Last Light Redux, gamers will play as Artyom, a character burdened by guilt but driven by hope, as he navigates the tunnels of the Metro, underneath a post-apocalyptic Moscow in 2034.

Metro: Last Light Redux has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 79.

For the King (February 4-11, 2021)

For the King
'For the King' will be free on Epic Games from February 4 until February 11, 2021. IronOak Games/Curve Digital

For the King has elements of strategy, turn-based, and combat games, and each playthrough is unique. Plus, gamers have the option of playing either as a single player, in a local co-operative play, or an online co-operative play.

For the King has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 75.

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition (January 28-February 4, 2021)

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
'Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition' will be free on Epic Games from January 28 until February 4, 2021. Long Hat House/Raw Fury

In Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, gamers will enter the world of Salt, on the brink of collapse with its citizens oppressed and isolated. The 2D metroidvania platformer game will challenge gamers to discover the world's mysteries and empower Dandara for combat and survival.

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition has a "Mighty" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 86.

Galactic Civilizations III (January 21-28, 2021)

Galactic Civilizations III
Galactic Civilizations III will be free on Epic Games from January 21 until January 28, 2021. Stardock Entertainment

In Galactic Civilizations III, players will be challenged to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Gamers will have to try to make a name for themselves across the galaxy, through diplomacy, espionage, and technological advances.

Galactic Civilizations III has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 83.

STAR WARS Battlefront II: Celebration Edition (January 14-21, 2021)

STAR WARS Battlefront II: Celebration Edition
STAR WARS Battlefront II has a “Fair” rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 68. DICE/Electronic Arts

The STAR WARS Battlefront II: Celebration Edition includes the complete collection of customization content that is normally attained through in-game purchases. It includes content from the launch, including items inspired by STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

STAR WARS Battlefront II has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 68.

Crying Suns (January 7-14, 2021)

Crying Suns
Crying Suns has a “Strong” rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 76. Alt Shift/Humble Games

Crying Suns, a tactical rogue-lite game, puts players in the role of a space fleet commander who explores a mysteriously fallen empire.

Crying Suns has a "Strong" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 76.

Jurassic World Evolution (January 1-7, 2021)

Jurassic World Evolution
Jurassic World Evolution has a “Fair” rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 71. Frontier Developments

In Jurassic World Evolution, gamers will take charge of the operations on the island of the Muertes archipelago and build for science, entertainment, or security interests.

Jurassic World Evolution has a "Fair" rating on OpenCritic with a Top Critic Average score of 71.

Last year, Epic Games gave away popular games like GTA V, Night in the Woods, Metro: 2033 Redux, and HITMAN, among dozens of other major titles. For a full list of games that were handed out by Epic in 2020, check out Newsweek's full list of free games.

Epic Games Free Games List 2021

  • Among the Sleep (October 21-28)
  • Paladins Epic Pack (October 14-21)
  • Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Cause (October 14-21)
  • 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)
  • Yoku's Island Express (September 2-9, 2021)
  • Automachef (August 26 - September 2, 2021)
  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered (August 25 - 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's Tale: Innocence (August 5-12, 2021)
  • Train Sim World 2 (July 29 - August 5, 2021)
  • Mothergunship (July 29 - August 5, 2021)
  • Verdun (July 22-29, 2021)
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening (July 22-29, 2021)
  • Offworld Trading Company (July 15-22, 2021)
  • Obduction (July 15-22, 2021)
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (July 8-15, 2021)
  • Ironcast (July 8-15, 2021)
  • The Spectrum Retreat (July 1- 8, 2021)
  • Sonic Mania (June 24 - July 1, 2021)
  • Horizon Chase Turbo (June 24 - July 1, 2021)
  • Hell is Other Demons (June 17-24, 2021)
  • Overcooked 2 (June 17-24, 2021)
  • Control (June 10-17, 2021)
  • Genshin Impact (June 9-17, 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 (April 29-May 6, 2021)
  • Alien: Isolation (April 22-29, 2021)
  • Hand of Fate 2 (April 22-29, 2021)
  • Deponia: The Complete Journey (April 15-22, 2021)
  • Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (April 15-22, 2021)
  • The First Tree (April 15-22, 2021)
  • 3 out of 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)
  • Rage 2 (February 18-25, 2021)
  • Absolute Drift: Zen Edition (February 18-25, 2021)
  • Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition (February 11-18, 2021)
  • Metro: Last Light Redux (February 4-11, 2021)
  • For the King (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)
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Epic Games Store logo. Epic Games will be continuing its weekly game giveaway in 2021. Epic Games Store