This Month's Free Games

  • Publish Date: January 30, 2019
  • Comments: ↓ 9 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 Apex Legends EA Origin
February 4–(no end date)
Battle royale, 2019
Box art Axiom Verge NEW Epic Games Store
February 7–February 21
Action-adventure, 2015
Box art Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Twitch Prime
February 1–February 28
Adventure, 2017
Box art Downwell Twitch Prime
February 1–February 28
Action, 2015
  Draknek & Co Puzzle Collection Twitch Prime
February 1–February 28
Puzzle/Compilation
Box art Final Fantasy XIV [Starter Edition] NEW Twitch Prime
February 8–May 3
MMORPG, 2013
Box art The Flame in the Flood Twitch Prime
February 1–February 28
Action-adventure, 2016
Box art Pikuniku Twitch Prime
January 24–February 28
Action/Puzzle, 2019

PlayStation 4

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Apex Legends PlayStation Store
February 4–(no end date)
Battle royale, 2019
Box art Earth Defense Force 4.1 NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Shooter, 2015
Box art F1 2017 NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Racing, 2017
Box art For Honor PS Plus
February 5–March 5
Action-adventure, 2017
Box art Hitman Season 1 PS Plus
February 5–March 5
Action-adventure, 2016
Box art Magicka 2 NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2015
Box art Metro: Last Light Redux NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Shooter, 2014
Box art Mortal Kombat X NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Fighting, 2015
Box art Pillars of Eternity NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
RPG, 2017
Box art Rebel Galaxy NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2016

PlayStation 3 [PS Plus ending on March 8]

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Battlefield Hardline NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Shooter, 2015
Box art Divekick PS Plus
February 5–March 8
Fighting, 2013
Box art Metal Gear Solid HD Collection NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Action-adventure/Compilation, 2011
Box art Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Metacritic Must-Play
PS Plus
February 5–March 8
Action-adventure, 2008
Box art Need for Speed Rivals NEW PS Now
February 7–(no end date)
Racing, 2013

PlayStation Vita [PS Plus ending on March 8]

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Gunhouse PS Plus
February 5–March 5
Puzzle/Strategy, 2017
Box art Rogue Aces PS Plus
February 5–March 5
Action, 2018

Xbox One

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Apex Legends Microsoft
February 4–(no end date)
Battle royale, 2019
Box art Batman: Return to Arkham NEW Xbox Game Pass
February 21–(no end date)
Compilation, 2016
Box art Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Games With Gold
February 1–February 28
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art Crackdown 3 Xbox Game Pass
February 15–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2019
Box art De Blob NEW Xbox Game Pass
February 14–(no end date)
Action, 2017
Box art Fishing Sim World NEW Microsoft
(Free Play Weekend)
February 7–February 10
Sports/Simulation, 2018
Box art Halo: The Master Chief Collection NEW Microsoft
(Free Play Weekend)
February 7–February 10
Shooter, 2014
Box art The LEGO Movie Videogame Xbox Game Pass
January 17–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2014
Box art Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Xbox Game Pass
January 24–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2014
Box art Pumped BMX Pro NEW Xbox Game Pass
February 8–(no end date)
Racing, 2019
Box art Shadow of the Tomb Raider NEW Xbox Game Pass
February 7–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art The Sims 4 NEW Microsoft
(Free Play Weekend)
February 7–February 10
Simulation, 2017
Box art Super Bomberman R Games With Gold
February 16–March 15
Action, 2018
Box art The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season NEW Xbox Game Pass
February 7–(no end date)
Adventure, 2014
Box art We Happy Few Xbox Game Pass
January 17–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2018
Box art WRC 6 Games With Gold
January 16–February 15
Racing, 2016

Xbox 360*

Score/Title/Genre/Year Availability
Box art Assassin's Creed Rogue Games With Gold
February 1–February 15
Action-adventure, 2014
Box art Crackdown NEW Xbox Live Marketplace
February 8–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2007
Box art Saints Row: The Third Xbox Game Pass
January 24–(no end date)
Action-adventure, 2011
Box art Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Games With Gold
February 16–February 28
Shooter, 2018

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

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Comments (9)

  • 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.

  • 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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