While gaming can be quite expensive, these days there is almost always something great you can add to your library without spending a dime. Completely free games appear every week thanks to Epic game storeand with the help of bargain-friendly subscription services, there are literally hundreds of games out there that are privileged with services on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. We’ve rounded up all the free (or free with subscription) games you can play right now. We will continue to update this list weekly.
Our list of free games focuses on a full experience that you can play without the pressure of microtransactions, so you won’t find popular free games like Fortnite, Warzone or Apex Legends here. We also don’t include free-to-start games like Destiny 2 or Hitman 2’s Starter Pack. But if you are looking for free games, we have a rounded list of the best options on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox one, computerand Nintendo Switch.
Free PC games
When it comes to free-to-play games, people who play PC games tend to have more options than those who play on consoles. There are always new freebies available for PC. It is quite common for great games to be offered for free for a limited time. In addition to free temporary games, the PC facade is filled with completely free experiences that you can play from start to finish without the pressure of microtransactions.
Epic Games free game store
Epic Games Store leads the way in popular free games and big budgets. Over the past few years, Epic has given away hundreds of free games, including AAA blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto V, Control, and Civilization VI. At least one free game is available at Epic every week, but usually it’s two free games. This is the current free game available at Epic.
This week (August 4-11)
Next week (August 11-18)
Amazon Prime Free Games
One of the perks of an Amazon Prime membership is the free PC games. Subscribers can claim some free games through Prime Gaming and they are yours to keep even after your subscription expires. Prime members also get free in-game content for popular multiplayer games each month. Here is the list Free Game of the Month for Amazon Prime members.
- StarCraft: Remastered
- Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
- The beasts of the island of Maravilla
- Family Mystery: A Wicked Promise
Free Steam Games
Popular games don’t often get up to $0 off on Steam, but there are still hundreds of freebies you can buy without spending a dime. It’s almost impossible to list every free Steam game here, so we’ve chosen to mainly highlight recent releases as well as games from popular and classic franchises. If you’re looking for even more free games on Steam, check out this page and focus on titles marked as “Free” instead of “Free to Play”.
Free games at GOG
CD Projekt Red GOG’s PC store has a collection of free games, many of which are classic PC shooters and RPGs. Here are some notable points:
- Go to high place
- Beneath the steel sky
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- Shadow Warrior Classic complete
- Samorost 1
- Ultima 4: The Avatar’s Mission
- Wind of War
Free games at Itch.io
Itch.io is a really great one-stop shop for indie developers. There are thousands of free games on Itch.io as well as games with a pay as you can pay model. Plus, you’ll find some really fun and experimental indies. It’s always fun to dig around the storefront in search of hidden gems.
PC Game Pass
If you are looking for a way to play loads of different PC games for cheap, PC Game Pass is the right choice. There are hundreds of PC games on Game Pass, including Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. We have a Full list of PC Game Pass games which we update every time a game is added and removed. PC Game Pass costs $10 per month, but new subscribers can get the first month for just one coin. It should be noted that PC Game Pass is included as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($15 per month).
Free PlayStation Games
Free PS5 and PS4 games that aren’t linked to PlayStation Plus are rare, but publishers sometimes offer a complete game for free. For now, check out all the free PS Plus games available right now. Sony recently launched its new PlayStation Plus service with three subscription tiers. Essential lets users take advantage of the service’s usual benefits, including three free games per month. Meanwhile, Extra and Premium grant access to hundreds of additional games. And there’s also a library of classic PS2, PS1 and PSP games exclusive to Premium members.
PS Plus free games for August 2022
Free Game of the Month for PlayStation Plus Subscribers be available now:
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle (PS5 and PS4)
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5 and PS4)
- Little Nightmare (PS4)
PS Plus Extra and Premium Free Games
If you have a subscription to PlayStation Plus Extra or PlayStation Plus Premium, you now have access to hundreds of games. Check out our flist of all games on the new PlayStation Plus service For more details. If you want to learn a little more, check out our roundup of Best games for PS Plus Extra and Premium members.
PS Plus Collection
PlayStation 5 owners can also claim a bunch of free PS4 hits with a PS Plus subscription. Remember you can play PS Plus Collection titles on PS4 but only after claim them on PS5.
- Batman: Knight Arkham
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombie’s Chronicles Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Day by day
- Detroit: Be Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
- God of War
- The infamous second child
- Monster Hunter World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Ratchet and Clank
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Until dawn
More Free PlayStation Games
In addition to the free PS Plus bonus, you can get a number of other PS4 and PS5 games for free. For example, when you buy a PlayStation 5, you’ll get one of these Best PS5 game free as a packaged title: Astro’s Playroom.
Free Xbox Games
In terms of console games, Xbox users have the most choice when it comes to free games with a subscription, and you can also play a whole new range of games – including any third-party titles. best – without buying the game right away. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is arguably the best deal in gaming right now, and it includes hundreds of games. Microsoft rotates in a bunch of new games and removes a bunch of titles each month. We won’t list every Xbox game that can be played for free with Game Pass, but if you want to see the entire library check out our list of all Xbox Game Pass games. Since there’s so much to choose from, you should also check out our roundup of Best Xbox Game Pass games.
Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also get access to The game has a Gold lineup every month. Users with only an Xbox Live Gold subscription can also play four games per month.
Xbox Games with Gold Series August 2022
- Calico (August 1-31)
- ScourgeBringer (August 16 to September 15)
- Saints Row 2 (August 1-15)
- Monaco: What’s yours is mine (August 16-31)
Other Free Xbox Games
Xbox Series X and Xbox One owners can also play countless other free games on the Xbox Store. Many of these games are older titles with backward compatibility.
Free Nintendo Switch Games
The most notable free Nintendo Switch games require a Nintendo Switch Online membership, which costs $20 per year for an individual membership or $35 per year for a family member. You can share a family membership with up to seven other Switch owners, so it’s a pretty great deal. A Switch Online membership grants access to a library of classic SNES and NES games.
If you upgrade to the Switch Online + Expansion Pack, you’ll also get a growing library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. The Online Conversion + Extended Plan costs $50/year for individuals and $80/year for families. Expansion Pack subscribers also get major DLCs for three Switch exclusive features: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pack, Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise, and Splatoon 2’s Octo campaign.
Editor’s Note: Post updated on 5/8/2022
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