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. April's PS Plus game will be available to download starting April 7.
The Uncharted series came to an end if Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Nathan Drake is back for one last adventure to save his family. Read GameSpot's review.
Dirt Rally 2.0 gives players some speed combined with off-road action. The racing game contains eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championship across New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA.
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.
For those who want more detective work in their Batman games, Batman: The Enemy Within from TellTale Games is a five episode adventure featuring the Caped Crusader tracking down The Riddler. It's available from March 1 to March 31. Read GameSpot's review of Batman: The Enemy Within.
It's double Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Generations. Play as the new and older Sonic, as his universe collides with another. Sonic Generations will be available from March 16 to March 31. Read GameSpot's review of Sonic Generations.
Developed by WayForward, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero follows the latest adventure of the Shantae as she stops the crime wave happening on Sequin Land. The game will be available for free from March 16 to April 15. Read GameSpot's review of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 puts players in the role of Dracula for the first time. The vampire lord seeks to reclaim his throne from Satan. Lords of Shadow 2 can be downloaded for free March 1 to March 15. Read GameSpot's review of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
Stadia Pro free games
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.is
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.
Spitlings is a four-player multiplayer game with hundreds of levels with random action featuring small, rectangular creatures with teeth.
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 2.
Take on the zombie horde in World War Z. Based on the big-budget movie, players can group up to wipe out the zombies or take on other players in multiplayer matches. Read GameSpot's review.
Figment music action-adventure game set in the human mind. Nightmarish thoughts have invaded the mind, and players will have to stop them from spreading fear.
Tormentor X Punisher is a game where everything, including you, can be killed in one hit. Kill demons in the fast-paced action game and try to survive.
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. March's Games With Prime are available to download until April 1.
Bomber Crew puts players in charge of a jet bomber team. The crew needs to fly, defend itself and most importantly, keep its aircraft flying.
Whispers of a Machine is a sci-fi Nordic Noir adventure game with players investigating a series of murders. Behind these killings is a fanatical group obsessed with creating a superintelligent AI.
Aliens have taken over the planet and they need to be stopped. Mugsters is a physics-based puzzle game with players trying to save humanity.
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.
Most games have players pressing buttons on a controller or clicking a mouse to defeat enemies. Epistory uses typing as both a weapon and a way to explore a fantasy world.
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)