Download this: There are plenty of games, from big titles from years gone by to smaller indie projects, available right now. Many of these offers will expire soon. Go through this list to see if any games you are interested in are available for free right now.
Between major new releases, players often find themselves looking for something new to play. If you find yourself in the same situation, we’ve compiled a list of titles you can check out when you’re bored. Some are completely free, while others are available as a nice bonus for subscription services that many are likely to already pay for.
Free games on Steam
There is no shortage of free options permanently available on the Steam store, and this list is expanded quite frequently, but this list will cover limited time offers. You may find these options less urgent here.
For these limited-time offers, you will need to click where the normal “Buy” button would be as if you were making a typical purchase on the platform, but instead the button will be replaced with a button that says “Add of the account”. The game will be added to your Steam library to begin downloading at your convenience.
Tell me why – Free until June 30
In this episodic mystery adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio responsible for Life is Strange, you’ll explore the past of twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan, and the small Alaskan town in which the game takes place.
Game Steam page: “As you recall memories of the past, your choices will affect the twins’ relationship, determine the strength of their bond, and shape the course of their lives.”
Chapter one is already free, but until the end of June you can get all three chapters for free.
Endless space collection
Endless Space is a sci-fi strategy game in which you will control spaceships as they fight for the secrets and resources of an ancient civilization called The Endless. This game is available through a promotion that involves linking your Steam account to another platform.
Head to the Games2Gether page and follow the quick registration process. Once this is done, you will be prompted to log into your Steam account. Then check your rewards (the current icon, top right of the G2G page) and there will be a code for Endless Space and its DLC.
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Nights Into Dreams – Free until all limited codes are claimed
In this 2012 remake of a 1996 title for the Sega Saturn, you’ll fly through a colorful and fantasy world as you explore, collect, and battle. You will not claim this offer through the Steam store. Instead, head over to the Sega 60th Anniversary website and Register now your email. You should then be prompted to select a platform, where you will select the Steam icon and log in to link your Steam account. Then check your email momentarily for the code to use and add the game to your account.
Free Games on Epic Games Store
Epic is no slouch when it comes to free games. Every week, sometimes even more often, their store will have one or more free games that you can permanently add to your library. This is in addition to a range of free games by default.
There are some incredible hits, like Fortnite and Rocket League, in this list, with more to come.
Frostpunk – Free until June 10
Frostpunk is a city builder set in a desolate, frozen world. You are responsible for making the difficult decisions that accompany the struggle to meet the basic needs of the people. In epic games shop, click “Get” and follow the normal checkout process to add Frostpunk to your library.
??? Mystery Game – Free from June 10 to 17
Once Frostpunk has caught on, come back on the 10th (and again on the 17th, etc.) to find more free games to bolster your library.
Free games on Amazon Prime Gaming (included with Prime)
On the Prime Gaming Home Page there is a rotating selection of titles to claim codes for. You may not know it, but the Prime Gaming membership is included with an annual membership for Amazon Prime. You’ll be using these codes on their respective platforms – most commonly the Amazon Games app, but there are exceptions.
Battlefield 4 – Free until June 21
Battlefield 4 is an entry in the hugely popular Battlefield franchise. While it’s not the most recent game, there’s no reason to skip it as long as it’s offered for free. Log into Prime Gaming and on the game page claim your code. This code can be redeemed on EA Origin.
Batman – The Telltale Series – Free until July 1
The portrayal of Batman in this game focuses less on the physical exploits of the popular figure, like sneaking around and beating mindless villains, and more on the gritty and dark nature of his work, how it affects him and what effects it has. on Gotham as a whole.
On the Prime Gaming Home Page, go to the “Games with Bonus” section and click on “Claim a game”. Bring the obtained code to the Amazon Games app and use it to start playing.
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- BFF or Die, until July 1
- Courage regained, until July 1
- Lost in Harmony, until July 1
- Mugsters, until July 1
- Spitkiss, until July 1
- Frog climbers, until June 25
- Mana Spark, until June 18
- Bombslinger, until June 11
- Faraway: Director’s Cut, until June 4
Free games on GOG
GOG has a static list of free games, so it won’t be constantly updated with new titles, but some of them can’t be found anywhere else. You can add them all to your cart on this page, checkout and find them in your GOG library. Otherwise, check out the limited offers available now.
Highlights include Ultima 4, Shadow Warrior Classic, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, Postal, and Tyrian 2000.
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition – Free with a GOG Galaxy download
It’s unlikely, if you’re reading this list, that you haven’t heard of The Witcher 3, a critically acclaimed open-world RPG from 2015. Well, this offer is for a retouched version of the original. The Witcher, the game that kicked off the whole series.
Download the GOG Galaxy desktop client and sign in, or create an account if you don’t have one. The first thing you see after that should be the main page, where you can grab The Witcher.
Children of Morta – (Kind of) free as long as limited codes remain
Child of Morta is a charming rogue-lite where you play as the various members of a family as they rise up against the darkness and define their own destiny in procedurally generated dungeons.
To claim, you must register on the gift page and spend $ 25 on a Visa card in the GOG Game Store. While it’s not free per se, it’s a nice bonus for readers who already spend frequently on GOG. There are 53,000 codes in total and the promotion will end when they are all gone.
Free games on Itch.io
Itch.io’s Platform is exclusively for indie games. If you want to check out lesser-known developers and titles, this is the place to go. The free offers out there don’t have their own curated page, so head over to the sales page and search for current offers. This selection will change periodically, so revisit the sales page to look for new things. Proceed as if you’re going to buy a game normally, and laugh maniacally when you see your cart total at $ 0.00.
Here’s some of what’s free right now, based on the store’s popularity rating:
- The fight of the fight
- Bigger than light
- Winterlore I
- Hell rock
- Forge wars
- Take the race
- A western ballad
- Skin & Bones
- Materia Ex Vita Chronicles
- Hampton court
- Dark Hope: A Puzzle Adventure
- Chaos Lab
- Interplanetary ex
- Number of islands
- Survive 10
These lists are almost all spinning picks and you can check back periodically for new games for free. If you check out even a fraction of these, you’ll have plenty of distractions until that big outing you’ve been waiting for. As for me, I’ll be playing a few and more while waiting for the release of Ancient ring in the distant year of 2189.