Everyone loves free games. Steam has a hefty collection of them, but some places offer titles for only a limited amount of time. Epic Games gives away multiple games a week. Amazon's Prime Gaming subscription service has new titles each month. But if you're not paying attention, you'll lose out on a PC game you could have kept forever.
In an effort to help gamers know what's out there to claim, we're tracking the best free games available in a given month. While some titles are free outright, others are included as part of a subscription service. Here's everything you can grab this month.
Free Epic Games Store Games
Epic Games gives away free titles every week; no need for a subscription. Head over to the Epic Games Store website(Opens in a new window) or open the launcher, scroll down to the Free Games section, and hit the Free Now banner on the title you want. Then, go through the process as if you were purchasing the game. You won't be charged, and the game will appear in your games library on the Epic Games launcher.
Wolfenstein: The New Order (Until June 9)
Set in an alternate history 1960s where the Nazis won World War II, Wolfenstein: The New Order(Opens in a new window) is a first-person shooter with action-adventure gameplay. You play as Wolfenstein franchise hero B.J. Blazkowicz and must make important decisions that affect the timeline of the game's story.
Free GOG Games
GOG doesn't have regular giveaways as some other websites do, but when there is a free game to claim, you can grab it right from the front page. Look for a banner with a free game and countdown, and click the green button to claim the game.
In between giveaways, GOG always has a small collection of free games(Opens in a new window), which mainly includes classic computer games that have been made available at no cost.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate (Until June 8)
Included in the Warhammer Skulls 2022 Digital Goodie Pack(Opens in a new window) is the 1998 turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate(Opens in a new window). In this game, you control Captain Kruger and the Ultramarines in their attempts to recover an ancient artifact and fight off Chaos Lord Zymran and his forces.
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
GOG allows you to score a free copy of the first Witcher game if you download the GOG Galaxy desktop client(Opens in a new window). Go to the Recent view and click the giveaway button at the top of the screen. As long as you agree to let GOG send you news and offers, the game is free to claim.
Free Games Collection
You can grab any of GOG's free games by adding them to your cart and proceeding as if it were a normal purchase. The games will then be added to your account for $0. Standouts include Beneath a Steel Sky, Shadow Warrior, Postal, and several Ultima games.
- Akalabeth: World of Doom(Opens in a new window) (1979)
- Ascendant(Opens in a new window) (2014)
- Beneath a Steel Sky(Opens in a new window) (1994)
- Bio Menace(Opens in a new window) (1993)
- Cayne(Opens in a new window) (2017)
- Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure(Opens in a new window) (2020)
- Doomdark's Revenge(Opens in a new window) (1984)
- Eschalon: Book I(Opens in a new window) (2006)
- Flight of the Amazon Queen(Opens in a new window) (1995)
- Hello Neighbor Alpha Version(Opens in a new window) (2017)
- Janosik(Opens in a new window)
- Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy(Opens in a new window) (1991)
- The Lords of Midnight(Opens in a new window) (1984)
- Lure of the Temptress(Opens in a new window) (1992)
- Loria(Opens in a new window) (2018)
- Open TTD(Opens in a new window) (2004)
- Postal: Classic and Uncut(Opens in a new window) (2003)
- Samorost 1(Opens in a new window) (2003)
- Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves(Opens in a new window) (2013)
- Shadow Warrior Classic Complete(Opens in a new window) (1997)
- Stargunner(Opens in a new window) (1996)
- Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius(Opens in a new window) (2014)
- Symphonia(Opens in a new window) (2020)
- Teenagent(Opens in a new window) (1994)
- Treasure Adventure Game(Opens in a new window) (2011)
- Tyrian 2000(Opens in a new window) (1999)
- Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar(Opens in a new window) (1985)
- Ultima World of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams(Opens in a new window) (1991)
- Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire(Opens in a new window) (1990)
- War Wind(Opens in a new window) (1996)
Free PlayStation Plus Games
PlayStation Plus(Opens in a new window) is Sony's online multiplayer and games subscription service that currently costs $9.99 for one month, $24.99 for three months, or $59.99 for a full year (new plans are coming this month). As part of the service, you can claim new games to keep every month, and they're accessible as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. Subscribers who own a PS5 can also keep games from a curated selection of titles.
Claim games from your console by choosing the PlayStation Plus button on the PlayStation home screen or going through the PlayStation Network Store. Games can also be added from the PlayStation Store(Opens in a new window) website as long as Automatic Downloads(Opens in a new window) are enabled. Once this is set up, you can add games from web store and they'll be remotely downloaded to your console.
God of War (June 7 - July 4)
The 2018 God of War(Opens in a new window) is a continuation of the popular PlayStation franchise, placing Kratos (and his son Atreus) in ancient Scandinavia among Norse mythology. Along your journey, you will fight godly enemies, upgrade your abilities, and explore the land. We felt that the combat and upgrading systems stood out.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (June 7 - July 4)
Naruto to Boruto(Opens in a new window) is a 4v4 arena fighting game that has each player take on the role of a ninja from the Naruto anime franchise. Each character has their own capabilities, allowing you to attack, defend, and support your allies across multiple game modes.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (June 7 - July 4)
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl(Opens in a new window) is a platform fighting game that brings together many of the most popular Nicktoon characters. Battle it out with Aang, Nigel Thornberry, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zim, and more! We found it to be an accessible fighting game with smooth online gameplay.
PlayStation Plus Collection - PS5 Only
Those who own a PlayStation 5 and subscribe to PlayStation Plus now have access to a curated collection of PS4 games. These games can be claimed at any time and remain playable as long as there is an active subscription. The current lineup, from Sony and partner studios, includes:
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- God of War
- Infamous Second Son
- Ratchet and Clank
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Until Dawn
- Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
- Monster Hunter: World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Free Prime Gaming (Twitch Prime) Games
Prime Gaming (formerly known as Twitch Prime) is a subscription service that provides in-game loot, free games, and many other perks each month. The service costs $12.99 a month with a free 30-day trial or comes included with your $139 Amazon Prime subscription. Navigate to the Prime Gaming page(Opens in a new window), scroll down to the "Games free with Prime" section, and select the Claim button next to the titles you want.
To play games offered by Prime Gaming, you must download the Amazon Games launcher. Click the "Download and Play" link that appears next to the Claim button. In the pop-up window, click the link that says Download the Amazon Games Apps (Windows) to install the launcher. Once installed, Prime Gaming games can be claimed via the launcher.
Across the Grooves
In this interactive visual novel, you control the fate of Alice as she travels around Europe. Each decision you make alters the character's personality and the eventual outcome of the story.
Astrologaster is a comedic adventure game where you are 16th century physician and astrologer Simon Forman. You must examine the stars to diagnose and treat your clients' problems. Please enough people and you might be able to get your very own medical license.
In Calico, you are given the task of rebuilding the town cat café. The game lets you customize your character, decorate the store, cook pastries, and explore the game world. Most importantly, you can befriend cats, recruit them to your party, or send them to the café to interact with customers.
Escape from Monkey Island
Guybrush Threepwood and Elaine Marley return from their honeymoon to find that she has been declared dead and her position of governor has been put up for election. In this 3D adventure game, you must find a way to return Elaine to her position and stop LeChuck's plot to turn the island into a tourist trap.
Far Cry 4
If you connect your Amazon Prime and Ubisoft Connect accounts, you can land Far Cry 4. This first-person shooter puts you in control of Ajay Ghale, who becomes involved in the conflict between the tyrannical king of his Himalayan home country and the rebels who fight against his rule.
WRC 8 is the official racing game for the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship season, adding dynamic weather, a redesigned career mode, and classic cars. The game includes over 100 tracks across 14 countries.
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Free Steam Games
Steam has many free games you can download at any time, but there are occasionally some limited-time free titles. When you find a free game, you can "buy" it on Steam like you normally would, and it will be automatically added to your library without you having to check out.
If you have a Steam Key code, you can claim the game by launching the Steam client and clicking Games Menu > Activate a Product on Steam. Follow the instructions to complete the process and get your game. You may also need to connect your Steam account with another online retailer (e.g. Humble Bundle) before you can enter the code.
Tell Me Why (Until July 1)
The episodic narrative adventure gameTell Me Why(Opens in a new window)follows the telepathic Ronan twins, who go to their childhood home to deal with childhood trauma and learn the truth about the death of their mother. You decide how the twins interact with those around them and with each other.
Nights Into Dreams (While Supplies Last)
It turns out that Sega has a few more Steam codes to give out from its 60th anniversary celebration. Register your email(Opens in a new window) with Sega, then claim a key for the classic console game Nights Into Dreams(Opens in a new window) in your email.
Endless Space Collection
You can get the 4X strategy game Endless Space and its Disharmony DLC directly from the developer thanks to its Games2gether(Opens in a new window) platform. Sign up for an account and open the reward page (the present icon in the top-right corner) to see your free game. Just link your Steam account to receive the free Steam key and save $10.
Free Xbox Live Gold Games
Xbox Live Gold(Opens in a new window) is the premium subscription tier of the Xbox Live online gaming service that costs $9.99 a month or $24.99 for three months. It is also included in the cost of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Among the many perks you get is free Xbox games every month. While original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles are yours to keep forever, Xbox One games can only be played as long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
To claim your free games with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, go to the Gold section on your Xbox One console or visit this page(Opens in a new window) on a computer to queue up the game for download on your console. Games are added on the 1st and 16th of every month.
The Inner World The Last Wind Monk(Until June 15)
In this adventure game(Opens in a new window), you must find the last wind monk to help Robert inherit the flute nose throne. Play as Robert, the rebellious Laura, or Peck, a pigeon who can't fly.
Super Meat Boy (Until June 15)
In the high-precision (and difficult) platformer Super Meat Boy(Opens in a new window), the titular Meat Boy must traverse across 300 levels filled with hazards in order to save Bandage Girl from the evil Dr. Fetus.
Aven Colony (Until June 30)
The city-building strategy game Aven Colony(Opens in a new window) has you build a space colony light years away from Earth. You must construct buildings, manage resources, and manage colonists while surviving freezing cold nights, environmental conditions, and alien invasions. If colonist morale sinks too low, you may get booted out of office.
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