Free games on Xbox and PS4
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
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 PlayStation Plus Games for March 2023
PlayStation Plus(Opens in a new window) is Sony's online multiplayer and games subscription service. In early 2022, it rolled out new plans(Opens in a new window); prices vary depending on which tier you choose, but access starts at $9.99 per 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 the web store and they'll be remotely downloaded to your console.
Evil Dead: The Game (Until March 6)
This asymmetrical multiplayer game puts you in control of characters from theEvil Dead(Opens in a new window) franchise, including Ash Williams. Your team's mission will differ depending on whether you play as the good guys or the evil dead.
OlliOlli World (Until March 6)
Billed as a skateboarding action-platformer,OlliOlli World(Opens in a new window) lets you take on challenges and customize your arsenal of tricks as you explore the branching pathways of Radlandia.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light (Until March 6)
A major expansion of theDestiny 2(Opens in a new window) base game,Beyond Light(Opens in a new window) takes your Guardian to the icy reaches of Europa, where the Fallen Kell Eramis must be stopped before she can attack Earth.
Mafia: The Definitive Edition (Until March 6)
Mafia(Opens in a new window) is an open world action-adventure game, where you play as a cab driver who becomes a mobster in 1930s Illinois. Complete missions and explore the world of Lost Heaven on your way to the top of the food chain.
Battlefield 2042 (Starting March 6)
As noted in our review of the game, Battlefield 2042(Opens in a new window) is an ambitious shooter that features the excellent Portal mode-creation tool, as well as a few, cool game types. Unlike other installments of the series, it doesn't have a single-player campaign but does have several multiplayer modes.
Minecraft Dungeons (Starting March 6)
According to our review, Minecraft Dungeons(Opens in a new window) takes the smash hit construction game into an action-packed new genre, but keeps the friendly aesthetic and accessibility kids love.
Code Vein (Starting March 6)
Inspired by the Dark Souls series, Code Vein(Opens in a new window) is an open-world action RPG where you and another character must team up and defend each other in a world of interconnected dungeons.
PlayStation Plus Collection - PS5 Only (Until May 9)
Those who own a PlayStation 5 and subscribe to PlayStation Plus have access to a curated collection(Opens in a new window) of PS4 games. These games can be claimed any time between now and May 9, but will remain playable as long as you have an active subscription. The lineup of games, from Sony and partner studios, includes gems like Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, Monster Hunter: World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, and more.
Free Xbox Live Gold Games for March 2023
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's also included in the cost of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Among the many perks are free Xbox games every month. Claimed 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 console or visit this page(Opens in a new window) on a computer to queue up the game for download (if you have remote installs(Opens in a new window) enabled). Games are added on the 1st and 16th of every month.
Guts N Goals (Until March 15)
If you think regular soccer is boring, Guts N Goals(Opens in a new window) combines arcade-style gameplay with beat 'em up action to change things up. Prepare to navigate 30 unique heroes, game-altering mutators, and many different arena conditions for each match.
Trüberbrook (Until March 31)
Trüberbrook(Opens in a new window) is a sci-fi mystery adventure game created using handmade miniatures and inspired by Twin Peaks and The X-Files. Sent to Cold War-era Germany on vacation, you will instead uncover a mystery and maybe even save the world.
Sudden Strike 4 - Complete Collection (Until March 31)
A real-time strategy game set during World War II, Sudden Strike 4(Opens in a new window) allows you to take control of over 100 different units as the commander of Allied, German, or Soviet forces. Each commander has their own unique abilities to allow for different approaches to combat.
Lamentum (March 16 - April 15)
Lasmentum(Opens in a new window) is a pixel art survival horror game set in the mid-19th century, where you must venture into a mansion filled with otherworldly monsters in order to find a cure for your sick wife.
Free Epic Games Store Games for March 2023
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.
Duskers (Until March 2)
In Duskers(Opens in a new window), you pilot drones into the remains of old spaceships in order to gather what you need to upgrade your ship and keep all your tech running smoothly. Use what you have to investigate safely, otherwise you may run out of drones or fuel and lose everything.
Rise of Industry (March 2 - 9)
In this strategic tycoon game, you will build and manage your industrial empire set in the 1930s. Build factories, establish production lines, transport materials, produce goods, and conduct trade all around the world, all while competing against business rivals.
Free Prime Gaming Games for March 2023
Prime Gaming (formerly known as Twitch Prime) is a subscription service that provides in-game loot, free games, and a selection of playable games on Amazon Luna 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), select the Games tab, 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 titles can be claimed via the launcher.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY Edition (Until March 2)
In this classic open world action RPG, you are the prophesized champion of Morrowind who must find the source of an evil blight. Along the way, you will hone your abilities, explore the land, and interact with story-rich characters.
Onsen Master (Until March 8)
Onsen Master is a hot spring customer management game, where you must care for your guests, gather ingredients, and face off against supernatural spirits haunting the island.
Aerial_Knight's Never Yield (Until March 15)
In this endless runner, you must escape those in control of a futuristic Detroit because you know the truth that could topple their dystopian regime.
Divine Knockout (Until March 15)
Fight the gods in this third-person platform fighting game. InDivine Knockout, you need to damage your foes before you can hit them with a strong enough blow to knock them out of the arena. The unique abilities of each characters, the pitfalls of every level, and multiple game modes promise plenty of variety.
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BATS: Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad (Until March 22)
In this retro-style pixel platformer, you are Count Bloodvayne. Your mission is to infiltrate Scorpion Supreme headquarters and free your comrades in the most violent and bloody way possible.
One Hand Clapping (Until March 22)
With the help of your computer's microphone, this 2D platformer has you use the sound of your voice to solve puzzles and interact with the game world.
Space Crew: Legendary Edition (Until March 29)
In this simulation strategy game, you are the captain of a spaceship tasked with protecting humanity from dangerous aliens. You will recruit a crew, customize your ship, explore the galaxy, engage in firefights, and complete away team missions.
Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator (Until March 29)
This simulation game puts you in the middle of an intergalactic organ trading operation. You must buy, sell, and trade organs according to market demands, and manage how you store them, or face the consequences!
Tunche (Until March 29)
Your mission is to save the Amazon Rainforest in this hand-drawn beat 'em up. Choose one of five characters and use their unique abilities to fight off enemies on your own or with a friend.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (Starting March 2)
Set in the Forgotten Realms, Baldur's Gate follows a party of adventurers as they explore the Sword Coast and look to prevent a war. The Enhanced Edition is a remake of the classic RPG that includes the main campaign, the original expansion, and a new story.
Adios (Starting March 9)
Billed as a cinematic first-person game,Adiosputs you in the role of a pig farmer who decides he is no longer okay with the mob using his pigs to dispose of bodies.
I Am Fish (Starting March 9)
In this physics-based 3D platformer, you control one of four fish who have escaped from a pet shop fish tank. Your mission is to swim, fly, roll, and bite your way to the open ocean.
Faraway 3: Arctic Escape (Starting March 16)
In this relaxing room escape game, you must solve puzzles in order to advance through a mysterious temple on an arctic continent.
Book of Demons (Starting March 23)
Book of Demons is a card-based hack-and-slash RPG set in a procedurally generated dungeon beneath the Old Cathedral in what the developer calls the Paperverse.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind (Starting March 23)
Taking place before the start of the show, this puzzle adventure game follows the Shelby clan as they build their empire. You will fight enemies, hide from the law, and even manipulate time in order to pull off your schemes.
Classic SNK Titles
SNK has made several classic titles free to claim for the foreseeable future, including:
- The King of Fighters 2003
- The Last Blade
- The Last Blade 2
- Metal Slug
- Metal Slug X
- Metal Slug 3
- Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers
- SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
- Twinkle Star Sprites
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