Who doesn’t love free video games? Each month, multiple subscription services and platforms offer free games. It can be tough to keep track of everything, so here’s a rundown of what’s available and how you can get your hands on free stuff.
2011’s Total War: Shogun 2 is considered one of the best strategy games for PC. Publisher Sega and developer Creative Assembly are making the game available for free until May 1 on Steam for players who need a distraction during the coronavirus pandemic.
PS Plus free games
PS Plus is Sony’s subscription service for PlayStation owners. It costs $4.99 a month, or $59.99 a year, and includes two free PS4 games that change monthly. April’s PS Plus game will be available to download starting April 7.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
The Uncharted series came to an end if Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Nathan Drake is back for one last adventure to save his family.
Dirt Rally 2.0 gives players some speed combined with off-road action. The racing game contains eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championship across New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the US.
Xbox Live Games With Gold
Xbox owners with an Xbox Live subscription ($9.99 a month) can receive four free games each month, of which two are Xbox One titles and the other two are Xbox 360 or original Xbox games playable via backward compatibility. Games will be available for various times throughout the month.
Bandai Namco Entertainment
If you’re stuck inside, a racing game offers a little sense of freedom. Project Cars 2 features more than 180 race and road cars with dynamic weather effects and the largest track rosters. It will be available April 1 to April 30.
Plug in Digital
Knights of Pen and Paper is a RPG about a tabletop RPG. Included in the bundle is Knights of Pen and Paper 1 and 2, and it will be available from April 16 to May 15.
Fable Anniversary is a remaster of 2004’s Fable originally released on the Xbox. Developed by Lionhead Studios, players take the role of an orphan boy whose family was killed. The game will be available from April 1 to April 15.
Toybox Turbos is a classic table-top racing game developed by Codemasters. Players can collect 35 cars and race across 18 tracks while using machine guns and mines to take out other drivers. The game will be available for download April 16 to April 30.
Stadia Pro free games
is Google’s cloud-gaming streaming service, and it requires a $9.99 monthly pro subscription, which includes two free games each month. April games will be available until April 30.
Serious Sam is all about shooting waves of aliens with big gun. The collection includes remastered versions of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, and Serious Sam 3: BFE.
Spitlings is a four-player multiplayer game with hundreds of levels with random action featuring small, rectangular creatures with teeth.
Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks) is a 3D tower builder game. Players control Master Stacker, Rockit, who uses her psychic helmet to gather all the color boxes in the world.
Epic Games Store free games
Publisher Epic Games made a big splash in 2019 with the opening of its digital storefront. As a new store for PC games, the company gives away games each week. All that’s needed is to have an Epic account and to click on the game. This week’s games will be available until April 30.
For the King combines strategy, turn-based combat and roguelike elements whether it be single player, local or online co-op.
Twitch Prime free games
Amazon’s streaming platform Twitch has a special deal for Amazon Prime members. By linking their Amazon account to their Twitch account, members can receive Twitch Prime loot that includes in-game content and free games. April’s Games with Prime are available to download until May 1.
Earthlock harkens back to the RPGs from the 90s.
Kathy Rain is an adventure game that takes place in the 90s. Kathy is a journalism major who investigates a mystery in her hometown.
Night Dive Studios
Originally released in 1997, Turok is an FPS game filled with dinosaurs. Players will have to take down ferocious monsters and find the evil overlord known as “The Campaigner.”
Furi focuses on what’s usually the most action-packed part of any action game: boss battles. This stylish arcade-style game has players fight one boss after another, with a killer soundtrack playing in the background.
Lightmatter is a puzzle game where players use light to solve puzzles. The light also helps stops the shadows that can kill you.
Who doesn’t want to play as an elephant? Yono and the Celestial Elephant lets players take on the role of the young elephant who has to solve puzzles and find secrets to save the kingdom. Yono and the Celestial Elephant will be available until May 20.
Developed by La Moutarde, Old School Musical is a rhythm game, but with a hook. Players will have to keep the beat across multiple retro games that older gamers will be familiar with. Old School Musical will be available until May 20.
Like Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo offers a subscription service for the Switch console called Switch Online at a cost of $3.99 a month or $19.99 a year. Unlike the other two companies, Nintendo only offers free NES and SNES games as part of a Switch Online subscription.
The latest games are:
- Pop’n TwinBee (SNES)
- Smash Tennis (SNES)
- Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
- Eliminator Boat Duel (NES)