While gaming can get pretty pricey, there’s almost always something great you can add to your library these days without spending a dime. Thanks to the Epic Games Store, completely free games come out every week, and with the help of great-value subscription services, there are literally hundreds of games that come as a perk with services on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. We’ve listed all the free games (or free with subscriptions) that you can play right now. We will continue to update this list weekly.
Our list of free games focuses on full experiences 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 have any free to launch games like Destiny 2 or Hitman 2’s Starter Pack. But if you’re looking for free-to-play games, we’ve got lists of the best options on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Free PC games
When it comes to free games, those gaming on PC have a lot more options than console players. There are always new freebies up for grabs for PC. It’s quite common for seriously great games to be offered for free for a limited time. In addition to games that are temporarily free, PC storefronts are filled with completely free experiences that you can play from start to finish without the pressure of microtransactions.
Epic Games Shop Free Games
The Epic Games Store is at the forefront of popular free games on a big budget. In recent years, Epic has given away hundreds of free games, including AAA blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto V, Control, and Civilization VI. There is at least one free game available at Epic every week, but often it’s two free games. Here is the current free game available at Epic.
This week (9-16 June)
Next week (June 16-23)
Amazon Prime Free Games
One of the perks of an Amazon Prime membership is free PC games. Subscribers can claim a handful of free games through Prime Gaming, and they’re yours to keep even if your subscription expires. Prime members also get free in-game content for popular multiplayer games every month. Here’s a list of June’s free games for Amazon Prime members:
- Far cry 4
- Escape from Monkey Island
- About the grooves
- WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship
Free Steam Games
Well-known games are not regularly discounted to zero dollars on Steam, but there are still hundreds of freebies to check out without spending a dime. It would be virtually impossible to list all the free Steam games here, so we chose to focus mainly on recent releases and games from popular and classic franchises. If you’re looking for even more free games on Steam, check out this page and focus on the titles marked ‘Free’ rather than ‘Free to Play’.
Free games at GOG
CD Projekt Red’s PC storefront GOG has a collection of free games, many of which are classic PC shooters and role-playing games. Here are a handful of highlights:
- Under a steel sky
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- Shadow Warrior Classic Complete
- star shooter
- Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
- wind of war
Free games at Itch.io
Itch.io is a really great showcase for independent developers. There are thousands of free games on Itch.io, as well as games with a pay-what-you-can payment model. Plus, you’ll find some really interesting and experimental indies. It’s always fun to browse the store looking for hidden gems.
PC Game Pass
If you’re looking for a way to play lots of different PC games for cheap, PC Game Pass is the way to go. 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 that we update every time games are added and removed. PC Game Pass costs $10 a month, but new subscribers can get their first month for just a dollar. It’s worth noting that PC Game Pass is included as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($15 per month).
Free PlayStation games
Free games on PS5 and PS4 that aren’t linked to PlayStation Plus are rare, but sometimes a publisher gives away a full game for free. For now, check out all the free PS Plus games available right now. Sony has just launched its new PlayStation Plus service with three subscription levels. Essential allows users to take advantage of the regular benefits of the service, including three free games per month. Meanwhile, Extra and Premium give access to hundreds of additional games. And there’s also a library of classic PS2, PS1, and PSP games exclusive to Premium members.
It’s worth noting that PS Plus will be expanded in June. Sony is scrapping its PlayStation Now service in favor of a three-tier PlayStation Plus subscription that will include up to 700 games.
PS Plus Free Games – June 2022
June’s free games for all PlayStation Plus subscribers can be claimed until July 5.
- god of war
- Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
- Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
PS Plus Extra and Premium Free Games
If you’re subscribed to PlayStation Plus Extra or PlayStation Plus Premium, you now have access to hundreds of games. Check out our full list of games on the new PlayStation Plus service for more information. If you want a little more control, check out our roundup of the best games for PS Plus Extra and Premium members.
PS Plus Collection
PlayStation 5 owners can also claim a ton of PS4 hits for free with a PS Plus subscription. Please note that you can play PS Plus Collection titles on PS4, but only after they claim on PS5.
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombie’s Chronicles Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Days gone by
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
- god of war
- Unknown second son
- Monster Hunter World
- Mortal Kombat x
- Ratchet and Clank
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- The last guard
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Until sunrise
More free PlayStation games
Besides PS Plus freebies, there are some other PS4 and PS5 games that you can get for free. For example, when you get a PlayStation 5, you get one of the best PS5 games for free as a pack-in title: Astro’s Playroom.
Free Xbox games
When it comes to console gaming, Xbox users have the most options when it comes to free games with subscriptions, and you can also play a ton of brand new games — including every first-party title — without buying any games at all. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is arguably the best deal in gaming today, and it includes hundreds of games. Microsoft rotates a new selection of new games and removes a series of titles each month. We’re not going to list all Xbox games that are free to play 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 a lot to choose from, you should also check out our roundup of the best Xbox Game Pass games.
Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also have access to the Games with Gold lineup every month. Users who only have an Xbox Live Gold subscription can also play four games each month.
Xbox Live Gold Free Games – June 2022
- Aven Colony (June 1-30)
- Super Meat Boy (June 1-15)
- Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition (June 16-15 July)
- Raskulls (June 16-30)
More free Xbox games
Xbox Series X and Xbox One owners can also find a host of other free games on the Xbox Store. Many of these games are older titles that are backwards compatible.
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 membership. You can share the family membership with up to seven other Switch owners, so it’s a pretty great deal. A Switch Online membership gives you access to a library of classic SNES and NES games.
When you upgrade to Switch Online + Expansion Pack, you also get a growing library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. Switch Online + Expansion Pack costs $50/year for individuals and $80/year for families. Expansion Pack subscribers will also get major DLCs for three Switch exclusives: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pack, Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise, and Splatoon 2’s Octo campaign.
Switch Online subscribers will also get access to Tetris 99 and Pac-Man 99, insane battle royale spins on two all-time classics.
Editor’s Note: Article updated on June 15, 2022
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