The growing number of people on lockdown or heading toward it puts a huge responsibility on the entertainment industry that revolves around video games and streaming media (as well as internet providers that make it all possible). With so many people unable to leave their home to find entertainment elsewhere, these companies are stepping up to make the experience much easier by offering new perks like free services, upgrade and more–and some of them, are offering free video games!
So we are going to dive right into a list of these and will try to update this as we find more. The following companies are offering free games that you can download and enjoy right now.
(Note: This information is based on the original time of this story and some games may no longer be available as time goes by)
Steam has plenty of free-to-play games to offer that won’t run you anything to install. So search around for them using the search filters and see what meets your interests. Some of these free-to-play games that are normally free to play on Steam include the following popular titles:
- Art of War: Red Tides
- Atlas Reactor
- Fractured Space
- Paladins: Champions of the Realm
- Star Conflict
- Star Trek Online
- Warface: Blackout
You can also find a bunch of demos for new games coming out soon, free for download as part of their Steam Game Spring Festival (however, these end on 03/23/2020)
These guys have built a long list of games for you to get your hands on. Given, they are all classics or modern games inspired by classics, so you better get ready to get your 8 to 16-bit (or close) on! One of these is the infamous (original) Shadow Warrior Classic game.
- Akalabeth: World of Doom
- Alder’s Blood Prologue
- Beneath a Steel Sky
- Bio Menace
- Builders of Egypt: Prologue
- Doomdark’s Revenge
- Eschalon: Book I
- Flight of the Amazon Queen
- GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
- Hello Neighbor (Alpha Version)
- Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy
- Legend of Keepers: Prologue
- The Lords of Midnight
- Lure of the Temptress
- Mable & The Wood
- Overload (Playable Teaser)
- POSTAL: Classic and Uncut
- Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves
- Shadow Warrior Classic Complete
- Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
- Treasure Adventure Game
- Tyrian 2000
- Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
- Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
- Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
Xbox Live Gold Free Downloads (gold subscription required):
Epic Games has been offering free games to users who have downloaded and use their gaming portal (similar to Steam and GOG). The windows come and go when it comes to downloading them for free, so you have to be on top of them. Here are some of the games they currently have to offer:
Now, Ubisoft has joined in on the fun by offering a free game. Theirs comes with a more limited window to get your hands on the game and there could be more after. So we will update as we find them and list the expiration date next to the link. You can find them via the links below or searching through Uplay if you already have it installed.
- Not available right now (awaiting their next free game)
iOS / Android
We had a huge list of games here but their deals have all expired. However, there is an endless number of free-to-play apps and games within the Google and Apple app stores by default. Although, I am sure you already know this. Just in case you don’t, browse over to the app store on your device and filter your search by choosing to only see “free” results. See if there is anything that gets your attention.
We would continue to add more titles to the iOS/Android section here but, unfortunately, they come and go far too quickly to keep up with 🙂
This one doesn’t fall into the category of free, however, Gamestop is always offering an excellent sale on used games, making this the next step in finding new content to get your hands on. Their sales include new games and consoles, as well as toys, clothing and more. You can browse games for any console, including Xbox 360/One. Playstation 3/4, Nintendo Switch and more.
Sit back and relax and prepare for hours of free gameplay entertainment! We will try to keep this updated as we learn about new opportunities. Know of something we missed? Feel free to name them off in the comments below!
Last Update: 04/23/2020