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 each month so here’s a rundown of what’s available and how you can get your hands on free stuff.
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. February’s PS Plus game will be available for free until March 3.
BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock: Infinite are included in this collection. It’s great for the person who hasn’t experienced all the BioShock games or for those who want to re-experience them all over again.
Firewall Zero Hour is a PS VR title putting players literally in the boots of a soldier in this tactical first-person shooter.
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.
Motorcycle racing may not be the most popular sport in the US, but for those in the need for speed, this can be a nice pickup. TT Isle of Man is available for free from Feb. 1 to Feb. 29.
Release in 2012, Fable Heroes takes place in the Fable universe, but this offshoot takes a less serious approach. It’s available from Feb. 1 to Feb. 15.
Play the game that started the Battlefront craze. Players as a variety of stormtroopers or Rebel soldiers on the battlefields across multiple planets. Battlefront is available for download from Feb. 16 to Feb. 29.
Stadia Pro free games
Google’s cloud-gaming streaming and currently requires a $9.99 monthly pro subscription, which includes two free games each month. February’s games will be available until Feb. 29.is
Gylt is the only exclusive title to Stadia. Developed by Tequilla Works, players explore a dark, nightmarish world where light is a weapon.
Metro Exodus is the latest game in the Metro franchise based on the post-apocalyptic Russian novels. Players once again control Artyom who is fleeing the Moscow Metro.
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 clicking on the game.
Days of Wonder
Aztez is a combination beat ’em up and turn-based strategy taking place in the Aztec Empire.
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. February’s Games With Prime are available to download until March 2.
American Fugitive is an open-world sandbox game similar to Grand Theft Auto. Players take the role of Will Riley, who has escaped prison and is looking for the person who set him up.
Desert Child has players driving around in a hoverbike blasting enemies and delivering pizzas. There’s also that little problem of escaping Earth before it explodes.
Based on the Netflix series of the same name, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a turn-based strategy game where players have to control the drug market or stop it. The game covers the first two seasons of the show, telling the story of either the DEA or the narcos.
Steredenn is a classic shmup game with pixel graphics and bit more of an edge than other space shooters.
White Night is a survival horror puzzle game. Players will have to solve the mystery of the abandoned Vesper Mansion in order to survive.
Nintendo Switch Online
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)