This Month's Free Games

  • Publish Date: August 28, 2018
  • Comments: ↓ 5 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 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 The Adventure Pals Twitch Prime
August 30–September 30
Platform, 2018
Box art Battle Chef Brigade Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Action, 2017
Box art Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2015
Box art Ethereal Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Puzzle, 2018
Box art Figment Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art Ghost Recon: Wildlands NEW Steam
(Free Play Weekend)
September 20–September 23
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art Guild of Dungeoneering Twitch Prime
August 30–September 30
RPG, 2015
Box art Gunpoint Twitch Prime
August 30–September 30
Puzzle, 2013
Box art Little Nightmares Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Puzzle/Platform, 2017
Box art The Original Strife (Veteran Edition) Twitch Prime
August 30–September 30
Shooter/RPG, 2014
Box art Pumped BMX Twitch Prime
August 30–September 30
Racing, 2015
Box art Sniper Elite 4 Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Shooter, 2017
Box art Staxel Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Simulation, 2018
Box art Tales of Berseria Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
RPG, 2017
Box art Zombie Night Terror Humble Monthly
September 7–(no end date)
Action/Puzzle, 2016

PlayStation 4

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Destiny 2 PS Plus
August 29–October 1
Shooter, 2017
Box art Ghost Recon: Wildlands NEW PS Plus
(Free Play Weekend)
September 20–September 23
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art God of War III Remastered PS Plus
September 4–October 1
Action-adventure, 2015
Box art Here They Lie [PS VR] PS Plus
August 7–October 2
Adventure, 2016
Box art Knowledge Is Power PS Plus
August 7–November 6
Party, 2017

PlayStation 3

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition PS Plus
September 4–October 1
Action/Platform, 2014
Box art QUBE Diretor's Cut PS Plus
September 4–October 1
Puzzle, 2015

PlayStation Vita

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Foul Play PS Plus
September 4–October 1
Action, 2016
Box art Sparkle 2 PS Plus
September 4–October 1
Puzzle, 2014

Xbox One

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Aven Colony Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Strategy, 2017
Box art Ghost Recon: Wildlands NEW Xbox Live Gold
(Free Play Weekend)
September 20–September 23
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Platform, 2014
Box art Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Compilation/Shooter, 2014
Box art InnerSpace Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Exploration, 2018
Box art Livelock NEW Games With Gold
September 16–October 15
Shooter, 2016
Box art Manual Samuel Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Action/RPG, 2016
Box art Onrush Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Racing, 2018
Box art Prison Architect Games With Gold
September 1–September 30
Strategy/Simulation, 2016
Box art Quantum Break Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2016
Box art Shadow Warrior 1 Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Shooter, 2014
Box art Sky Force Reloaded Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Shooter, 2017
Box art Snake Pass Xbox Game Pass
September 1–(no end date)
Platform/Puzzle, 2017

Xbox 360*

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World NEW Games With Gold
September 16–September 30
Compilation, 2012

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

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Comments (5)

  • BryanBSpivey  

    Thanks for the information. Free game are really cool, but there are other cool deals on from which you can buy your favourite game with really great discount. I always go to this online website https://press-start.com/de they have some great offers on. One should definitely check it.

  • 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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