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Best free games right now for Xbox, Stadia, PlayStation, PCs and Nintendo Switch

Cities: Skylines and Farming Simular 19 are the free PS Plus games for May.

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. 

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. May's PS Plus game will be available to download starting May 5.

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Colossal Order Ltd.

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the city simulation game. Players will build their city from the ground up and deal with all the problems that come with it. 

Read GameSpot's review.

 

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Giants Software

Farming Simulator 19 is about as straightforward as it gets. It's a game about a farm. 

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. 

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Bigben Interactive

It's another month of racing games for Xbox Live subscribers. V-Rally 4 is an off-road driving simulator filled with buggies, rally cars and more. The game will be available to download from May 1 to May 31. 

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Neocore Games

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr is an RPG with players taking the role of an Inquisitor who has to uncover the secrets of the floating-monastery, the Martyr. Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr will be available starting May 16 to Jun 15. 

Lionhead Studios

Sensible World of Soccer is an Xbox 360 game that harkens back to the '90s. Xbox Live subscribers can download the game from May 1 to May 15.

Codemasters

Overlord II lets the payer be the bad guy. Whether it's enslaving the human race or just wanting to watch the world burn, it has a bit of everything. Overlord II is available to download May 16 to May 31. 

Read GameSpot's review .

 

Stadia Pro free games

Stadia 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. 

Croteam

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.

Massive Miniteam

Spitlings is a four-player multiplayer game with hundreds of levels with random action featuring small, rectangular creatures with teeth. 

Herringbone Games

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.

Ironoak Games

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. 

Curve Digital

Earthlock harkens back to the RPGs from the 90s. 

Raw Fury

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." 

Pixelnest Studio

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.  

Read GameSpot's review.

 

OSome Studio

Lightmatter is a puzzle game where players use light to solve puzzles. The light also helps stops the shadows that can kill you. 

Neckbolt

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. 

La Moutarde

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. 


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)

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