Epic Games Store Reveals 2 Free Games for September 22

The Epic Games Store gives away two more free games while confirming two games that will be free from September 22 to September 29.

The Epic Games Store has revealed the two free games that its users will be able to add to their collections on September 22. Epic Games gives away free games through the Epic Games Store on a weekly basis, one of the key strategies it uses to draw PC gamers away from Valve’s massive Steam storefront. The Epic Games Store free game offerings are refreshed every Thursday at 10am CT, so users should have two more games to claim right now while also taking note of what’s in store for next week.


The current Epic Games Store free games are Spirit of the North and The Captain. Both games will be available for Epic Games Store users to claim from now until September 22, at which point they will be replaced with the next pair of free games. For those unfamiliar with the current offerings, Spirit of the North is an adventure game based on Nordic folklore where players play as a fox. The Captain is a much different game, instead focused on players making choices as though they were a Star Trek captain.

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Spirit of the North and The Captain are the current Epic Games Store free games, but starting September 22, users can grab ARK: Survival Evolved and Gloomhaven. While Spirit of the North and The Captain may have their fans, it’s safe to say that ARK: Survival Evolved and Gloomhaven are much higher profile games, and so next week’s Epic Games Store free games should be especially exciting.

Epic Games Store Free Games September 2022

  • Spirit of the North (September 15 – September 22)
  • The Captain (September 15 – September 22)
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (September 22 – September 29)
  • Gloomhaven (September 22 – September 29)

ARK: Survival Evolved is a multiplayer game where players are challenged to survive in a hostile world populated by dinosaurs and monsters. Compared to some other survival games on the market, ARK has shown serious longevity, developing dedicated fanbase who have been building bases and fighting and taming dinosaurs for years. Now Epic Games Store users who have yet to play ARK can see what all the fuss is about without paying a dime.

Gloomhaven, meanwhile, is the video game version of the tabletop game of the same name. Offering solo and online co-op options, Gloomhaven earned mostly positive reviews when it first launched for PC in 2021. A console version of Gloomhaven is set to release in 2023 at some point, but Epic Games Store users will be able to play the game for free on starting September 22.

Once ARK: Survival Evolved and Gloomhaven are made free on September 22, the next set of free games will be revealed. Epic Games Store users can expect the free games to continue throughout 2022, so there should be plenty more free titles for fans to claim.

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