This Month's Free Games

  • Publish Date: January 28, 2020
  • Comments: ↓ 14 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 and subscription games

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

($) next to a service name indicates that a paid monthly subscription is required. All other games are completely free and do not require a subscription, though some may require the installation of special software (e.g., Origin, Steam).

Free for everyone*

Score/Title/Platform/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art Waste Walkers PC NEW IndieGala
February 7–(tbd)
RPG, 2015
Box art Carcassonne PC NEW Epic Games Store
February 6–February 12
Strategy/Board game, 2017
Box art Ticket to Ride PC NEW Epic Games Store
February 6–February 12
Strategy/Board game, 2012
  Deep Space Anomaly PC IndieGala
January 23–(tbd)
Shooter, 2019
Box art Half-Life PC Metacritic Must-Play
Steam
Free play period
January 21–April 1
Shooter, 1998
Box art Half-Life: Blue Shift PC Steam
Free play period
January 21–April 1
Shooter, 2001
Box art Half-Life: Opposing Force PC Steam
Free play period
January 21–April 1
Shooter, 1999
Box art Half-Life: Source PC Steam
Free play period
January 21–April 1
Shooter, 2004
Box art Half-Life 2 PC Metacritic Must-Play
Steam
Free play period
January 21–April 1
Shooter, 2004
Box art Half-Life 2: Episode One PC Steam
Free play period
January 21–April 1
Shooter, 2006
Box art Half-Life 2: Episode Two PC Metacritic Must-Play
Steam
Free play period
January 21–April 1
Shooter, 2007
Box art Affliction PC IndieGala
January 16–(tbd)
Action, 2020
Box art Disgraced PC IndieGala
January 11–(tbd)
RPG, 2016
Coming soon:
Box art Aztez PC Epic Games Store
February 13–February 19
Strategy, 2017
Box art Kingdom Come: Deliverance PC Epic Games Store
February 13–February 19
Action/RPG, 2018

* May require game store software installation (also free)

($) Humble Choice [including Humble Trove] (PC only)

Score/Title/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art Book of Demons NEW February 7–March 5
Adventure, 2018
Box art Eliza NEW February 7–March 5
Adventure, 2019
Box art Frostpunk [+ The Rifts DLC] NEW February 7–March 5
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art The Hex NEW February 7–March 5
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art Night Call NEW February 7–March 5
Adventure, 2019
Box art Okami HD NEW February 7–March 5
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art Pathfinder: Kingmaker Explorer Edition NEW February 7–March 5
Action-RPG, 2018
Box art Project Warlock NEW February 7–March 5
Shooter, 2018
Box art Shenzhen I/O NEW February 7–March 5
Puzzle
Box art Tales from Off-Peak City Vol. 1 NEW February 7–March 5
Adventure, 2020
Box art Underhero NEW February 7–March 5
Platform, 2018
Box art Warstone TD NEW February 7–March 5
Strategy, 2018

($) PlayStation Now

Score/Title/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art Cities: Skylines PS4 February 4–(tbd)
Simulation, 2017
Box art The Evil Within PS4 February 4–(tbd)
Survival horror, 2014
Box art LEGO Worlds PS4 February 4–August 4
Sandbox, 2017
Box art Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 January 2–April 7
Action/RPG, 2017
Box art Overcooked! 2 PS4 January 2–(tbd)
Action, 2018
Box art Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 January 2–April 7
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art F1 2019 PS4 December 3–March 2
Racing, 2019
Box art PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PS4 December 3–March 2
Battle royale, 2018
Box art Wolfenstein: The Old Blood PS4 December 3–March 2
Shooter, 2015

($) PlayStation Plus (PS4 only)

Score/Title/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art BioShock The Collection February 4–March 2
Compilation, 2016
Box art Firewall Zero Hour February 4–March 2
Shooter, 2018
Box art The Sims 4 February 4–March 2
Simulation, 2017

($) Stadia Pro (Google Stadia only)

Score/Title/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art Gylt February 1–(tbd)
Action-adventure, 2019
Box art Metro Exodus February 1–(tbd)
Shooter, 2019

($) Twitch Prime (PC only)

Score/Title/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art American Fugitive February 3-(tbd)
Action-adventure, 2019
Box art Desert Child February 3-(tbd)
Racing, 2018
Box art Narcos: Rise of the Cartels February 3-(tbd)
Action, 2019
Box art Steredenn February 3-(tbd)
Shooter, 2015
Box art White Night February 3-(tbd)
Action-adventure, 2015

($) Xbox Games With Gold

Score/Title/Platform/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art Fable Heroes X360 February 1–February 15
Action, 2012
Box art TT Isle of Man XB1 February 1–February 29
Racing, 2018
Box art Batman: The Telltale Series XB1 January 16–February 15
Adventure, 2016
Coming soon:
Box art Call of Cthulhu XB1 February 16–March 15
RPG, 2018
Box art Star Wars Battlefront XBOX February 16–February 29
Shooter, 2004

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

($) Xbox Game Pass

Score/Title/Platform/Genre/Year Dates Available
Box art Final Fantasy XV PC NEW February 6–(tbd)
Action/RPG, 2016
Box art Final Fantasy XV XB1 NEW February 6–(tbd)
Action/RPG, 2016
Box art Wolfenstein: Youngblood PC NEW February 6–(tbd)
Shooter, 2019
Box art Wolfenstein: Youngblood XB1 NEW February 6–(tbd)
Shooter, 2019
Box art Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour XB1 January 30–(tbd)
Sports/Simulation, 2019
Box art Sea Salt XB1 January 30–(tbd)
Action/Strategy, 2019
Box art Gris PC January 24–(tbd)
Platform, 2018
Box art A Plague Tale: Innocence PC January 24–(tbd)
Action-adventure, 2019
Box art Indivisible XB1 January 23–(tbd)
Action/RPG, 2019
Box art A Plague Tale: Innocence XB1 January 23–(tbd)
Action-adventure, 2019
Box art Children of Morta PC January 16–(tbd)
Roguelike, 2019
Box art Tekken 7 XB1 January 16–(tbd)
Fighting, 2017
Box art FTL: Faster Than Light PC January 9–(tbd)
Action/Simulation, 2012
Box art Frostpunk PC January 9–(tbd)
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art Frostpunk: Console Edition XB1 January 9–(tbd)
Action-adventure, 2019
Box art Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet XB1 January 9–(tbd)
Action/RPG, 2018
Coming soon:
Box art Ori and the Will of the Wisps XB1 February 11–(tbd)
Platform, 2020
Box art Death Squared XB1 February 13–(tbd)
Action/Puzzle, 2017
Box art Two Point Hospital XB1 February 25–(tbd)
Simulation, 2020
  Wasteland Remastered XB1 February 25–(tbd)
HD remaster/RPG, 2020
Box art Bleeding Edge PC March 24–(tbd)
Fighting, 2020
Box art Bleeding Edge XB1 March 24–(tbd)
Fighting, 2020
Box art Gears Tactics PC April 28–(tbd)
Strategy, 2020
Box art Wasteland 3 PC May 19–(tbd)
RPG, 2020
  Wasteland 3 XB1 May 19–(tbd)
RPG, 2020

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Comments (14)

  • LamontRaymond  

    Super helpful - keep it up!

  • 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.

  • JasonDietz  

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

  • bucksfan024  

    It's not free on PS4

  • 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.

  • Nigh  

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

  • Mpire934  

    these aren't all of the PS4 ones

  • FelicityFenwick  

    Love this page... thanks for maintaining it!

  • KingTrashPanda  

    I see a lot of "This isn't actually free. Give a list of actual free games." When referencing Twitch and Humble Bundle. Why leave out Xbox and PS4? Do you think those are free? You need to be online to access the free games, and you need a pass of sorts in order to access online. Clearly this list is aimed towards those of us who have said passes to each of these providers.

  • Vycyous  

    You would think a report/article titled "This Month's Free Games" would include the actual free games from, for example, Epic's game store, which is giving away roughly two free games each month. Instead, it only lists paid subscription-based "free" games and free-to-play (monetized) games. As it is, it should probably be titled "This Month's Free-For-Subscribers Games" and then create a separate report/article/list for free-to-play and/or actual free games.

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