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 Dead Island 2 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
- Assassin's Creed Mirage
- Battle Breakers
- Binary Smoke
- Castle Storm 2
- Corruption 2029
- Crime Boss: Rockay City
- Dangerous Driving
- Dead Island 2
- Goat Simulator 3
- John Carpenter's Toxic Commando
- Kid A Mnesia Exhibition
- Kingdom Hearts series
- The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
- PC Building Simulator 2
- ReadySet Heroes
- Rocket League
- RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures
- The Settlers: New Allies
- Shoulders of Giants
- Sins of a Solar Empire II
- Skull and Bones
- Star Trek: Resurgence
- The Crew Motorfest
- 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.
Assassin's Creed Mirage
Release Date: October 12, 2023
Assassin's Creed Mirage marks a return to the series' roots, departing from the sprawling RPG template of recent entries. Set in ninth-century Baghdad, it tells the story of Basim, a cunning street thief whose interactions with the Hidden Ones help him become a Master Assassin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Release Date: TBA
Infinitesimals is a third-person action-adventure game that follows the adventures of Captain Awkney Relinrak in a world in which everything towers above them. High-tech weaponry, vehicles, and high mobility are all vital for survival.
John Carpenter's Toxic Commando
Release Date: 2024
John Carpenter's Toxic Commando is a cooperative first-person shooter inspired by 80s cinema in which you team up with up to three other players and fight against hordes of undead serving the Sludge God. This eldritch abomination was released after humanity's failed attempt to harness the power of the Earth's core, and it's up to us to use vehicles, guns, grenades, and katanas to make sure that the planet ends up reclaimed by the living.
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: October 24, 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.
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: 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.
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.
Star Trek: Resurgence
Release Date: May 23, 2023
Star Trek: Resurgence is a narrative-driven title that sprinkles shuttle piloting, phaser fights, and more on top of the dialogue-heavy scenes that act as a main driver for its gameplay. Stepping into the shoes of First Officer Jara Rydek and Petty Officer Carter Diaz, you get to experience what being a crew member of a starship in the popular universe feels like, all while navigating an intricate web of relationships and issues personal or otherwise.
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.
The Crew Motorfest
Release Date: September 14, 2023
Set on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii, The Crew Motorfest promises a familiar but improved open world racing experience, filled with intense races, themed events, as well as plenty of cars to collect and customize.
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: September 20, 2023 (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 earlier 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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