There are lot of free games floating around there right now, fromto publisher promos on , GOG sale giveaways, and more. But staying on top of them all can be a real chore, and you might be missing out on some good stuff.
So we here at PC Gamer have decided to help, with this running list of every free game that crosses our screens. The goal is to help you find and claim games that usually cost money, so free-to-keep and temporary promotions will be included and noted as such, but free-to-play games and others that are normally free won’t be—for that, be sure to take a look at our categorized breakdown of the.
So, here’s what we’ve got:
- (opens in new tab) – A pixel art space sim in which you’re a science officer who has to trek across the galaxy to warn Earth of disaster before it’s too late. (Epic, ends September 22)
- (opens in new tab) – You’re a fox who must solve puzzles and cross the mountains in a dialogue-free third-person adventure inspired by Nordic myth and the landscape of Iceland. (Epic, ends September 22)
Free to keep:
- (opens in new tab) and (opens in new tab) – The first two games in the classic RPG series have come to Steam thanks to the end of the Bethesda launcher. Arena has some great dungeons, and Daggerfall is an ambitious mess that’s perhaps the buggiest thing Bethesda ever made.
- (opens in new tab) – This objective-based multiplayer World War II FPS is another survivor of the Bethesda launcher’s downfall.
- (opens in new tab) – Want to try Magic expansion Dominaria United? Use the code PlayDMU in the store to get three booster packs for free.
- (opens in new tab) – A Christmas-themed Cave Story spin-off “created in cooperation with Studio Pixel” according to .
The games on Prime Gaming aren’t technically free, since you need to be a subscriber in order to take advantage. But there’s a lot on offer if you are, including in-game loot and starter packs for free-to-play games, so it’s worth keeping tabs on.
Prime Gaming is included with Amazon Prime at $13 per month, or $120 per year; links to all included freebies are available at (opens in new tab).
- Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft Connect)
- Football Manager 2022 (Epic)
- The Dig (Amazon Games App)
- Castle on the Coast (Amazon Games App)
- Defend the Rook (Amazon Games App)
- We. The Revolution (Amazon Games App)
We’ll keep this list as comprehensive as we can, but if you spot something we haven’t, let us know in the comments.