All Free Games for Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Switch (August 2022)

All Free Games for Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Switch (August 2022)

While games can be quite expensive, these days there’s almost always something awesome you can add to your library without spending a dime. Completely free games are popping up every week thanks to the Epic Games Store, and with the help of easy-to-use subscription services, there are literally hundreds of games offering benefits with services on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. We’ve rounded up all the free games (or free with subscriptions) that you can play right now. We will continue to update this list weekly.

Our free games list focuses on full-featured experiences you can play without the pressure of microtransactions, so you won’t find popular free games like Fortnite, Warzone, or Apex Legends here. We also don’t include free games like Destiny 2 or the Hitman 2 Starter Pack. But if you’re looking for free games, we’ve got lists rounding up the best options on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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free pc games

When it comes to free games, PC gamers usually have a lot more options than console gamers. There are always new goodies up for grabs on PC. It’s quite common for really great games to be offered free for a limited time. In addition to temporary free games, PC stores are full of completely free experiences that you can play from start to finish without the pressure of microtransactions.

Free Games Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store is leading the way in terms of popular and big budget free games. In recent years, Epic has given away hundreds of free games, including AAA blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto V, Control, and Civilization VI. At least one free game is available on Epic each week, but it’s often two free games. Here is the free game currently available on Epic.

This week (August 18-25)

  • Conviction 64
  • Rumbleverse Boom Boxer Content Pack

Next week (Aug 25-Sep 1)

Free Amazon Prime Games

One of the perks of being an Amazon Prime member is free PC games. Subscribers can claim a handful of free games through Prime Gaming, and they’re yours even if your subscription expires. Prime members also get free game content for popular multiplayer games every month. Here’s a list of August’s free games for Amazon Prime members.

  • StarCraft: Remastered
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
  • Beasts of Wonder Island
  • recompile
  • Plaguebearer
  • Family Mysteries: Poisoned Promises

Free Steam Games

Well-known games don’t have regular zero-dollar discounts on Steam, but there are still hundreds of freebies to discover without spending a dime. It would be nearly impossible to list every free Steam game here, so we’ve chosen to mainly highlight recent releases, as well as games from popular and classic franchises. If you’re looking for even more free games on Steam, check out this page and focus on titles marked “Free” instead of “Free to Play.”


Free games on GOG

CD Projekt Red’s PC store, GOG, offers a collection of free games, many of which are classic PC shooters and RPGs. Here are some important points:

  • upward
  • Under a steel sky
  • The Elder Scrolls: Arena
  • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
  • Loria
  • Shadow Warrior Classic completed
  • Samorost 1
  • star gunner
  • Last 4: Avatar Quest
  • wind of war

Free games on Itch.io

Itch.io is a great showcase for independent developers. There are thousands of free games on Itch.io, as well as games with a pay-what-you-can payment model. Also, you will find some really interesting and experimental indies. It’s always fun to dig around the store for hidden gems.


pc game pass

If you’re looking for a way to play tons of different PC games on the cheap, PC Game Pass is the way to go. There are hundreds of PC games on Game Pass, including Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. We have a full list of PC Game Pass games that we update every time games are added and removed. PC Game Pass costs $10 per month, but new subscribers can get their first month for just a dollar. It’s worth noting that PC Game Pass is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($15 per month).


free playstation games

Yakuza: like a dragon

Free games on PS5 and PS4 that aren’t tied to PlayStation Plus are rare, but sometimes a publisher will give away a full game for free. For now, check out all the free PS Plus games available right now. Sony recently launched its new PlayStation Plus service with three tiers of subscriptions. Essential allows users to enjoy the normal benefits of the service, including three free games each month. Meanwhile, Extra and Premium provide access to hundreds of additional games. And there’s also a library of classic PS2, PS1 and PSP games that are exclusive to Premium members.


Free PS Plus games for August 2022

August free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers are now available:

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 All Generations Deluxe Pack (PS5 & PS4)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5 and PS4)
  • Little Nightmares (PS4)

If you’re a PlayStation Plus Extra or PlayStation Plus Premium subscriber, you now have access to hundreds of games. Check out our full list of games on the new PlayStation Plus service for more details. If you want a bit more selection, take a look at our roundup of the best games for PS Plus Extra and Premium members.

PS Plus Collection

PlayStation 5 owners can also claim a bunch of PS4 achievements for free with a PS Plus subscription. Remember that you can play PS Plus Collection titles on PS4, but only after claim them on PS5.

  • batman: arkham knight
  • battlefield 1
  • bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombie’s Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Past days
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • God of War
  • infamous second son
  • monster hunter world
  • mortal kombat x
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • the last guardian
  • the last of us remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Until sunrise

More free PlayStation games

In addition to PS Plus gifts, there are other PS4 and PS5 games that you can get for free. For example, when you get a PlayStation 5, you get one of the best PS5 games for free as a bundle title: Astro’s Playroom.


free xbox games

Calico
Calico

In terms of console games, Xbox owners have the most options when it comes to free subscription games, and you can also play a ton of new games, including all first-party titles, without purchasing any games. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is arguably the best gaming deal out there right now and includes hundreds of games. Microsoft offers a fresh selection of new games and releases a batch of titles every month. We’re not going to list every Xbox game that’s free to play with Game Pass, but if you want to see the full library, check out our list of all Xbox Game Pass games. Since there’s so much to choose from, you should also take a look at our roundup of the best Xbox Game Pass games.

Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also get access to the Games with Gold range each month. Users who only have an Xbox Live Gold subscription can also get four games each month.

August 2022 Xbox Games with Gold Lineup

  • Calicó (August 1 to 31)
  • ScourgeBringer (Aug 16-Sep 15)
  • Saints Row 2 (Aug 1-15)
  • Monaco: What’s yours is mine (August 16-31)

More free Xbox games

Xbox Series X and Xbox One owners can also access a myriad of other free games from the Xbox Store. Many of these games are older titles that are backward compatible.


Free Nintendo Switch Games

Tetris 99
Tetris 99

The most notable free Nintendo Switch games require a Nintendo Switch Online membership, which costs $20 per year for an individual membership or $35 per year for a family membership. You can share Family Membership with up to seven other Switch owners, so it’s a great deal. A Switch Online subscription grants access to a library of classic SNES and NES games.

If you upgrade to Switch Online + Expansion Pack, you also get a growing library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. Switch Online + Expansion Pack costs $50/year for individuals and $80/year for families. Expansion pack subscribers also get great downloadable content for three Switch exclusives: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pack, Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise, and Splatoon 2’s Octo Campaign.

Switch Online subscribers also get access to Tetris 99 and the frantic Pac Man 99 Battle Royale that revolves around two all-time classics.

editor’s note: Article updated on August 19, 2022

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a portion of the proceeds if you purchase something featured on our site.

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