This Month's Free Games

  • Publish Date: December 26, 2018
  • Comments: ↓ 8 user comments

This is the permanent home of our guide to currently available and upcoming free games for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. We'll update it whenever new titles are announced.

New and upcoming free games by platform

Note that games available via Microsoft's Games With Gold and Game Pass, Sony's PS Plus, Amazon's Twitch Free With Prime, Humble Monthly, EA's Origin Access, and Nintendo Switch Online require a paid subscription to those services in order to download their free games. Other games are completely free and do not require a subscription, though they may require the installation of special software (e.g., Origin, Steam).

Just-added games are marked with the NEW symbol below.

PC

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Bomber Crew Twitch Prime
December 31–January 31
Simulation/Action, 2017
Box art Broforce Twitch Prime
December 21–January 31
Action, 2014
Box art Crossing Souls Twitch Prime
December 21–January 31
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art Hotline Miami Twitch Prime
December 21–January 31
Action-adventure, 2012
Box art Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Twitch Prime
December 21–January 31
Action-adventure, 2015
Box art Hyper Light Drifter Twitch Prime
December 31–January 31
Action/RPG, 2016
Box art The Messenger Twitch Prime
December 21–January 31
Action, 2018
Box art Orwell Twitch Prime
December 31–January 31
Adventure, 2016
Box art Republique Twitch Prime
December 31–January 31
Stealth/Action, 2016
Box art STRAFE Twitch Prime
December 21–January 31
Shooter, 2017
Box art The Swords of Ditto Twitch Prime
December 21–January 31
Action/RPG, 2018
Box art What Remains of Edith Finch Epic Games Store
January 10–January 24
Adventure, 2017

PlayStation 4

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Chess Ultra PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Chess, 2017
Box art God Eater 2: Rage Burst PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Action/RPG, 2016
Box art Lock's Quest PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Strategy, 2017
Box art Metro: 2033 Redux PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Shooter, 2014
Box art Onechanbara Z2: Chaos PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2015
Box art Portal Knights PS Plus
January 1–February 5
Action/RPG, 2017
Box art Prey PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
FPS, 2017
Box art Project Cars 2 PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Racing, 2017
Box art Steep PS Plus
January 1–February 5
Sports, 2016

PlayStation 3

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Amplitude PS Plus
January 1–February 5
Rhythm, 2016
Box art Skydrift PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Racing, 2011
Box art Thunder Wolves PS Now
January 9–(no end date)
Shooter, 2013
Box art Zone of the Enders HD Collection PS Plus
January 1–February 5
Compilation/Remaster/Action, 2012

PlayStation Vita

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion PS Plus
January 1–February 5
Action/RPG, 2017
Box art Super Mutant Alien Assault PS Plus
January 1–February 5
Action/Platform, 2018

Xbox One

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Absolver Xbox Game Pass
January 7–(no end date)
Action/RPG, 2019
Box art Aftercharge Xbox Game Pass
January 10–(no end date)
Tactical shooter, 2019
Box art Ark: Survival Evolved Xbox Game Pass
January 3–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art Celeste Games With Gold
January 1–January 31
Platform, 2018
Box art Crackdown 3 Xbox Game Pass
February 15–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2019
Box art Farming Simulator 17 Xbox Game Pass
January 3–(no end date)
Simulation, 2016
Box art Just Cause 3 Xbox Game Pass
January 10–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2015
Box art The LEGO Movie Videogame NEW Xbox Game Pass
January 17–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2014
Box art Life Is Strange [Complete Season 1] Xbox Game Pass
December 20–(no end date)
Adventure, 2015
Box art Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Xbox Game Pass
December 27–(no end date)
Adventure, 2017
Box art Life Is Strange 2: Part 1 Xbox Game Pass
January 3–(no end date)
Adventure, 2018
Box art Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Xbox Game Pass
January 24–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2014
Box art Ori and the Blind Forest Xbox Game Pass
December 20–(no end date)
Action/Platform, 2015
Box art Shadow Warrior 2 Xbox Game Pass
December 20–(no end date)
Shooter, 2017
Box art Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Xbox Game Pass
January 10–(no end date)
Fighting, 2017
Box art We Happy Few NEW Xbox Game Pass
January 17–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art WRC 6 NEW Games With Gold
January 16–February 15
Racing, 2016

Xbox 360*

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Far Cry 2 NEW Games With Gold
January 16–January 31
Shooter/Action-adventure, 2008
Box art Saints Row: The Third Xbox Game Pass
January 24–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2011

* Xbox 360 games are playable on Xbox One unless otherwise noted.

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Comments (8)

  • FelicityFenwick  

    Love this page... thanks for maintaining it!

  • Mpire934  

    these aren't all of the PS4 ones

  • Nigh  

    Ring of Elysium should be added (it's free on Steam).

  • Adarkchylde  

    Ok Humble bundle monthly games are CHEAP - but they're not free , nor are twitch prime games , the humble games is a bundle you pay for and the twitch prime games is a complimentary perk for prime subscribers - but again you have to pay a subscription to get them. Why not add some truly free games to the list? I recommend Arboreal - which you can find on Steam.

  • bucksfan024  

    It's not free on PS4

  • JasonDietz  

    Rainbow Six actually is free this weekend. We had the wrong Microsoft Store link before, but it has been corrected.

  • bucksfan024  

    Title of the page is "This Month's Free Games" but the Rainbow Six Siege game isn't free... You should probably mention that.

  • LamontRaymond  

    Super helpful - keep it up!

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