The Epic Games Store's journey goes on, continuing to expand its list of exclusive games as it takes aim at Steam's dominance by giving developers 88% of the revenue from sales.
Although its initial offering wasn't truly vast, the Epic Games Store has amassed its fair share of exclusives since launch. The obvious two titles were Fortnite and Unreal Tournament, although the latter isn't in active development anymore, but the list extends far beyond them.
A hefty offering of third-party games, both big and small, are also Epic Games Store exclusives. If names like Mortal Shell, Hades, and Chivalry 2 have since made their way to Steam, games like, Alan Wake 2, Shoulders of Giants, and Ooblets see their PC versions still sticking to just Epic's storefront. Here's the full list of Epic Games Store exclusive games.
Epic Games Store Exclusive List
- 3 out of 10
- A Knight's Quest
- Alan Wake Remastered
- Alan Wake 2
- Battle Breakers
- Binary Smoke
- Castle Storm 2
- Corruption 2029
- Crime Boss: Rockay City
- Dangerous Driving
- Darkest Dungeon II
- Dead Island 2
- Evil Dead: The Game
- Galactic Civizilations IV
- Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
- Goat Simulator 3
- Kid A Mnesia Exhibition
- Kingdom Hearts series
- The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
- Magic: The Gathering Arena
- PC Building Simulator 2
- ReadySet Heroes
- Rocket League
- RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures
- Saints Row
- Salt and Sacrifice
- The Settlers: New Allies
- Shoulders of Giants
- Sins of a Solar Empire II
- Skull and Bones
- Space Punks
- Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
- Tortuga - A Pirate’s Tale
- Touch Type Tale
- Unreal Tournament
- The Wolf Among Us 2
Other titles, such as Dead Island 2 and Crime Boss: Rockay City are also present. You can see them all by visiting the Epic Games Store website, or by checking out its tab in the Epic Games Launcher. Some of these exclusives eventually make their way to Steam, after about a year's time, but others, like A Knight's Tale, aren't showing any signs of coming to Valve's storefront any time soon.
3 out of 10
Release Date: August 6, 2020
3 out of 10 is an episodic adventure game framed as a sitcom focusing on video game developer Shovelworks Studio. As it has never earned a score higher than 3/10, hence the title, the studio aims to put an end to the unfortunate spree with Surfing with Sharks, "an endless runner with an end". Narrative-driven minigames push forward the story that parodies what being a video game developer is like and, better yet, all of Season 1's episodes will be free.
A Knight's Quest
Release Date: October 10, 2019
A Knight's Quest follows Rusty, "a kind-hearted, but clumsy adventurer" who, by accident, brings about events that would lead to his world's destruction. Using just his sword and shield he sets off on an adventure that will see him growing stronger, unlocking Spirit Powers through which he ends up controlling not just fire and ice but also time. Inspired by Zelda, you'll have to defeat all manners of monsters and bosses, but also platform your way through levels and solve challenging puzzles.
Alan Wake Remastered
Release Date: October 5, 2021
Alan Wake Remastered aims to be the definitive edition of Remedy Entertainment's acclaimed title. It features the main game alongside its two expansions, The Signal and The Writer, all rendered in 4K. On top of that, the title will launch with new commentary from creative director Sam Lake.
Alan Wake 2
Release Date: 2023
Arriving more than ten years since the original, Alan Wake will be Remedy Entertainment's first survival horror game.
Release Date: July 8, 2021
Arcadegeddon is an ever-changing cooperative multiplayer shooter in which you and up to three other players help Gilly, the owner of a town's last arcade, save his business from a malevolent mega corporation. You do so by mowing down hordes of opponents using both ranged and melee weapons as you explore different biomes.
Release Date: November 13, 2019
Built by a small team at Epic Games, Battle Breakers is a "Hero Collector RPG" in which players assemble a squad of powerful heroes in an attempt to take their planet back. With a cartoon-inspired art style, the free-to-play title boasts over 1000 dungeons across several biomes and allows for cross-save between PC and mobile.
Release Date: TBA
Binary Smoke is an action-adventure game set in a dystopian future. "Digital darkness has consumed the world," says its store page, and it's up to you, taking on the role of a rogue sentient digital lifeform capable of using supernatural power to lead an insurrection against the ruling class.
Castle Storm 2
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Castle Storm 2 takes the original's, erm, storming of castles and expands it with a series of new features. While tearing down opposing fortifications with ballistae and steady streams of troops very much remains the focus, there's now a new turn-based metagame to also look forward to. Not only that, but Castle Storm 2 will also feature six story campaigns, alongside PvP and co-op multiplayer modes.
Release Date: April 15, 2020
Core is a "multiverse of free games" that gives both beginner and experienced developers the tools to craft their own titles. Boasting more than 20,000 free games, from shooters and action-adventure to MMORPGs and party games, you're bound to find something to suit your tastes.
Release Date: February 17, 2020
Set in a dystopian version of America in the not-so-distant future, Corruption 2029 is a tactical strategy title from the creators of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. The title puts players in control of a squad of heavily augmented soldiers, sending them behind enemy lines to discover the source of the corruption that turned America into a wasteland. Corruption 2029 mixes tactical, cover-based combat and stealth, players having to carefully assess their approach as every opponent taken down silently reduces the amount of gunfire they'll have to deal with.
Crime Boss: Rockay City
Release Date: March 28, 2023
Set in a location that oozes 90s atmosphere, Crime Boss: Rockay City combines first-person shooter action and turf wars with a star-studded cast of characters. You take on the role of Travis Baker, voiced by Michael Madsen, following his journey to build a criminal empire through tried and tested methods that involve theft, cunning, and murder.
Release Date: April 9, 2019
Dangerous Driving is an arcade racing game that encourages players to reach breakneck speeds just as much as it does wrecking their enemies. Developed by a team that worked on the Burnout series, the title will feature a handful of different modes, focused on both racing and destruction, alongside 30 playable courses. Dangerous Driving is headed to the Epic Games Store on April 9.
Darkest Dungeon II
Release Date: October 26, 2021 (Early Access)
Darkest Dungeon II, the sequel to Red Hook Studios' popular and ruthless rogue-like, begins its stay in Early Access next year as an Epic Games Store exclusive for its duration. Although details about its gameplay haven't been shared, we do know that it will feature a "stylized 3D" art style alongside "a refined combat system and a whole new metagame".
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Free-to-play Action RPG Dauntless positioned itself as a free-to-play alternative to Monster Hunter upon being announced. As a Slayer of Ramsgate, you join a group and embark on lengthy hunts for boss-sized Behemoths. Each Behemoth has its own devastating set of moves, but Slayers have access to a number of different weapons and armor sets to use in battle. Slaying Behemoths earns you materials that can be used to expand and tweak your arsenal through the game's crafting system.
Dead Island 2
Release Date: February 3, 2022
Dead Island 2 has emerged and disappeared several times during what looks like a troubled development cycle but, after too long a wait, we're finally on track to smash some zombie heads in once more. Set in a version of Los Angeles through which a deadly virus rampages, zombifying people, the game lets players choose from six characters before they take to the streets, chopping off limbs in brutal, gory melee combat. If you're not keen on facing a varied selection of zombies who're very capable of mutating on your own, you can call up to two other players to aid you.
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Diabotical is a colorful free-to-play arena shooter which pits player-controlled Eggbots against each other. Players can choose between several modes, including the 5v5 crossbow-focused Wee-Bow Instagib, in which everyone dies in one shot and leaves behind coins which translate to score when picked up, and the 1v1 or 2v2 Arenas, which throw players in compact arenas, giving them a full loadout and two lives. Diabotical aims to make arena shooters easy to get into, will feature multiple weapons, and allow players to customize their Eggbot with items like stickers.
Evil Dead: The Game
Release Date: May 13, 2022
Evil Dead: The Game is a multiplayer co-op title with PvP elements in which you can either fight to seal the breach between worlds as Ash Williams – chainsaw hand included – and company, or take the role of the Kandarian Demon and hunt for tasty human souls.
Release Date: July 21, 2017
By now, Epic's battle royale title needs no presentation. Initially launched with only its Save The World mode, which saw players building bases and protecting them against waves of zombies, Fortnite's popularity skyrocketed once its Battle Royale component launched. Continuing to draw millions of players, it's no surprise that Fortnite is found exclusively on the Epic Games Store.
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Galactic Civizilations IV is a sci-fi 4X strategy game set during the 24th century. As the leader of a spacefaring race, you get to spread your race's influence across the galaxy, colonizing new worlds, research new technologies,but also trading, engaging in diplomacy and warfare with other civilizations you meet along the way.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
Release Date: October 18, 2022
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is an asymmetrical 4v1 multiplayer game which pits a team of ghostbusters against a mischievous ghost. The former make use of PKE meters to track their target before blasting it with streams from their Particle Throwers and stuffing it inside a Ghost Trap. The otherworldly menace must scare citizens all while being able to fly, teleport between rifts, as well as possess different objects. When push comes to shove, it can also use sliming and summon minions against the ghostbusters.
Goat Simulator 3
Release Date: November 17, 2022
Goat Simulator 3 certainly jumped a number but it did so for good measure, as you can now have up to three friends joining you in local or online co-op and sharing in the mayhem the series is known for. You get to play as goats and other animals wandering through a sandbox world that promises events, NPCs to mess with, as well as physics.
Release Date: TBA
Grit is a Wild West-themed battle royale game and also the Epic Games Store's first blockhain title. Developed using Unreal Engine and boasting realistic physics, it sees players competing against each other across solo, duo, squad modes. You'll explore towns, ride horses, look for and fire "more than 400 old-school gun variations", as well as engage in showdowns.
Kid A Mnesia Exhibition
Release Date: November 18, 2021
Kid A Mnesia Exhibition is an interactive exhibition featuring art by Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood that celebrates the anniversary of Radiohead's Kid A and Amnesiac albums.
Kingdom Hearts series
Release Date: March 30, 2021
After a long wait, the Kingdom Hearts series is finally making its PC debut in one fell swoop. Known for featuring Disney, Square Enix and Pixar characters, it arrives on PC as four separate products which bundle together multiple titles as follows: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
Release Date: Spring 2023
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria puts you in the shoes of a dwarf who, alone or alongside up to 7 other companions, must brave the procedurally-generated mines of Moria. You'll mine valuable ore which you can turn into tools, weapons, and armor at forges. Life in the mines is harsh and as you struggle to conserve resources, manage noise, sleep, and temperature, or find food, you'll also have to face off against orcs and other nasty creatures.
Magic: The Gathering Arena
Release Date: January 16, 2020
Magic: The Gathering Arena is the latest digital take on the massively popular card game. Featuring practice modes, casual matches and competitive formats, the title brings the complex, expansive card game to the PC. Players will be able to build their favorite decks by mixing and matching cards to suit their strategy and compete online against friends or strangers.
Release Date: April 20, 2022 (Early Access)
Mythforce is a rogue-lite inspired by 80s cartoons which focuses on good old dungeon crawling. Supporting up to four players who step into the roles of a knight, mage, rogue, or hunter, its levels are full of enemies to defeat, traps to watch out for, and treasure to collect. Although dying means you have to start over, a progression system ensures that you become gradually more prepared to deal with the challenges ahead.
Release Date: July 15, 2020 (Early Access)
Ooblets lands on the relaxed side of games, aiming to provide a mixture of farming, town life, and creature collection. Its stars are the critters that give it its name. Ooblets come in many shapes and sizes, although all of them are cute little buggers, and are there for you to grow, collect and have dance battles with. Naturally, there's also a rundown farm you get to build back up, a house that needs to be decorated with all manner of objects and clothes you'll likely spend hours sifting through until you get that desired look for your character.
PC Building Simulator 2
Release Date: October 12, 2022
PC Building Simulator 2 promises an upgraded career mode and overall deeper simulation while giving you the opportunity to put together computers using parts from more than 40 brands. If you've been having a hard time upgrading over the last while, you could find some temporary solace here.
Release Date: September 29, 2022
Management sim Railgrade tasks you with helping bring back and off-world colony to its former glory through the use of railway networks. You get to build the networks themselves, use trains to transport resources and ensure the colony's industry is kept running, but also decide if said resources are better spent growing your cities or sold to other interested parties.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2019
ReadySet Heroes combines dungeon crawling with arena brawls in a multiplayer setting. In it, up to four players race against each other, whether solo or in teams of two, to reach the end of the same dungeon, all while slaying monsters, avoiding traps, and collecting power-ups. Once a team or player gets to the end, they initiate an arena brawl which decides the ultimate winner. Players can choose between several adorable-but-deadly heroes that start with a wooden sword, getting better gear as they slay monsters. ReadySet Heroes also looks towards couch co-op titles for inspiration, focusing on fast-paced action and easy-to-pick-up gameplay.
Release Date: September 23, 2020 (EGS)
Rocket League is a rather unique title that aims to explore what would happen if one would play soccer but with cars instead of boring people. The vehicular soccer title has seen a fair amount of success since its 2015 launch, managing to retain a rather numerous player base that still engages consistently with its mixture of ball sport and driving. Originally available on Steam, Rocket League is scheduled to launch on the Epic Games Store on September 23, 2020, following Epic Games' acquisition of developer Psyonix. Past that point, the game will only be purchasable on Epic's storefront, although Steam owners will continue to receive regular updates and support.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures
Release Date: November 29, 2018
The theme park management series makes a return with Nvizzio Creations' RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures. Featuring over 120 rides, restaurants, and shops, the title lets players set up their parks across four themed environments, with the possibility of choosing between three different game modes: Adventure, shorter Scenarios but also open Sandbox.
Release Date: August 23, 2022
Said to be the biggest game in the series, the rebooted Saints Row follows your character –appropriately named the Boss – and fellow you criminals Neenah, Kevin, and Eli on the path to creating a start-up company that deals in everything crime. Set in the fictional city of Santo Ileso, the title seems to move away from the edgier humor of past entries while sticking to the over the top action that made the series so recognizable.
Salt and Sacrifice
Release Date: May 10, 2022
Salt and Sacrifice is a 2D side-scrolling soulslike that puts you in the shoes of a Marked Inquisitor, doomed to fight against the mages corrupting the already decaying Altarstone Kingdom. After picking one of the eight starting classes, you travel across the land, clashing with a variety of demons, mages, and other misshapen enemies. Inspired by Scandinavian folklore, its world promises a ruthless challenge that you can tackle alone, alongside a friend in full co-op, or with the help of temporary summons.
Release Date: October 27, 2022
Saturnalia is a survival horror adventure game that weaves rogue-lite elements into its gameplay. Set in an isolated Sardinian village that's no stranger to ancient rituals, the title follows a group of strangers as they attempt to uncover the mysteries of the place. Characters represent lives, the title sending you back to its beginning when all of them die. The layout of the village changes with each run, while managing your supply of matches and solving puzzles is key to getting to the bottom of what's happening in the village.
The Settlers: New Allies
Release Date: February 17, 2023
A reboot of the classic city-building game, The Settlers: New Allies follows a group of people trying to build themselves a new life in unknown lands after an earthquake devastates their home. Volker Wertich, the original Settlers creator, leads the reboot which aims for "a fresh take on the familiar gameplay mechanics with food and stamina new feature (sic!) and saving rewards system.". Players will be able to tackle The Settlers alone or with friends in its multiplayer mode.
Shoulders of Giants
Release Date: January 26, 2023
Shoulders of Giants is sci-fi roguelike in which a sword-wielding robot and a gunslinging space frog battle the forces of Entropy. Pickups like grappling hooks or glowing grenades keep things fresh by changing how you approach vanquishing your foes.
Sins of a Solar Empire II
Release Date: October 27, 2022 (Early Access)
Sins of a Solar Empire II blends 4X and real-time strategy elements, tasking you with managing a growing space empire while protecting and extending its borders. Featuring three playable factions, you'll build fleets, lead them in combat, specialize your planets' production, and more, all on a massive scale.
Skull and Bones
Release Date: TBA
In Skull and Bones, you play as a pirate eager to sail the high seas and gain as much infamy and riches as possible. Focusing mainly on naval combat, the title allows you to build a fleet of ships, provided you have the proper crafting materials. You can then customize it with a variety of armor and weapon types. Whether alone or alongside a group of friends, you can participate in both PvE and opt-in PvP encounters that let you measure just how good your skills as a captain are. Post-launch support is also confirmed, adding a swathe of free content.
Release Date: July 14, 2021 (Early Access)
Space Punks is developer Flying Wild Hog's first foray into free-to-play territory, promising a top-down action-RPG that aims to scratch that itch for endlessly upgradeable loot. Inspired by Helldivers and channeling energy that's similar to Diablo's, it launches in early access with four playable characters, modifiable equipment, and a crafting system that's both a key part of the endgame and a solution to when you're having bad luck with drops.
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin
Release Date: March 18, 2022
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is a hardcore action-RPG from Nioh developer Team Ninja that offers a slightly different take on Square Enix's storied franchise. The title will feature several difficulty options alongside multiple jobs and weapons that you can use to customize your party and help Jack bring light back to the kingdom of Cornelia.
Release Date: March 21, 2023
Tchia is an open-world adventure game that sees you exploring a tropical archipelago by climbing, gliding, swimming, or sailing in your trusty boat. The protagonist not only boasts the ability to take control of animals and objects but can also play the ukulele. The game's world was inspired by New Caledonia while its characters are voiced by local talent in traditional languages, according to the developer.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Release Date: September 4, 2020
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a collection that brings remastered versions of the popular skating games to a hungering audience. The titles include all the game modes of the original versions, alongside online multiplayer and local two-player modes. Bringing back its plethora of cool tricks and iconic soundtrack, the title will also come with upgraded Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater features.
Tortuga - A Pirate’s Tale
Release Date: January 19, 2023
Tortuga - A Pirate’s Tale lets you sail the Caribbean Sea and make a name for yourself as one of the most feared pirates of the 17th century. You get to customize your own flag and gradually build up a fleet of ships and a crew whose loyalty you'll have to not just win but also maintain. You'll also encounter legendary pirates and get a taste of other facets of pirate life as you progress through the game.
Touch Type Tale
Release Date: March 28, 2023
Touch Type Tale is a strategy game that puts your typing skills at the forefront. Its single-player campaign follows protagonist Paul as he sets off to protect his kingdom from barbarians, while the game's online multiplayer mode lets you engage in typing duels with other players.
Release Date: 2014
Just like Fortnite, it's no surprise seeing Epic Games' own Unreal Tournament on the Epic Games Store. It entered crowdsourced development a few years ago but is confirmed to no longer be in active development. Still, should anyone want to see how far it got, it's available for free.
Release Date: August 12, 2021 (Early Access)
In Voidtrain, you play as a mechanic tasked with upgrading and controlling an interdimensional train. As you explore a world in which "gravity sometimes does not apply," you end up hunting its creatures, gathering materials, and gaining understanding of your unusual surroundings. You can do so either alone or with up to three other friends.
Release Date: TBA (Early Access)
Witchfire is a dark fantasy roguelite shooter which equips you with strange weapons and forbidden pagan magic, pitting you against hordes of monstrosities. As a former sinner who the Vatican turned into an immortal witch hunter, you're tasked with taking down the witch of the Black Sea and her army.
The Wolf Among Us 2
Release Date: TBA
Telltale Games' revival eariler in 2019 bore its first fruit with the re-announcing of The Wolf Among Us 2. The new Telltale is working on the second season alongside AdHoc Studio, with Bigby Wolf and Snow White bound to make a return.
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