How to Find Free Games for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and More

Find the latest new free games offered for your favorite console or digital platform during the month of December 2020

Where to Find Free Games

The ability to find free games has become increasingly easier over the past few years. Search engines like google are the easiest and straight forward way. However, many times search results lead you to causal browser games, subscription services and click bait.

Digital distribution platforms and game stores for both the PC and consoles now regularly offer retail/premium video games for free. These platforms are now some of the best options to find free games. These include Steam, Epic Game Store, PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store and more. Some of these services rotate games every few weeks while other platforms such as Steam have a dedicated list of free games. Additionally, some of the games are free for a limited time while others are free to download and keep.

We’ve compiled a list of many of the most popular digital distribution platforms and game stores along with some of the most popular free games they currently offer. This list is by no means complete, so we’ve provided links to the various free game pages as well.

Some platforms offer new free games each week so make sure to check back for updates. You’ll also want to act quickly to ensure you don’t miss out on a game you can download and keep forever.

Quick Links: Epic Games Store | Steam | Battle.net | Xbox Live Games with Gold | PlayStation Plus

Epic Games Store

The stand alone Epic Games Store and Launcher were released in December 2018 after Epic Games objected to the 30% revenue share from developers for games hosted and distributed by Steam. In the two years since its release, Epic Games Store has become a robust platform offering hunderds of games to purchase. It is also the exclusive platform for many of Epic’s own titles.

Epic Games Store also gives you a free game every week in addition to the dozen or free to play games that are always available for download.

Epic Games Store Weekly Free Games

TitlePlatformsDates Available
Cave Story+PC/MacNov 26, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020
Pillars of Eternity – Definitive EditionPC/MacDec 10, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Tyranny – Gold EditionPC/MacDec 10, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020

Best Epic Games Store Free to Play Games

TitlePlatformDates Available
FortnitePC/Mac/iOSAlways
Rocket LeaguePC/MacAlways
Star Trek OnlinePC/MacAlways
Rogue CompanyPC/MacAlways
DauntlessPC/MacAlways
Bus Simulator 18PC/MacAlways

More Free Games From Epic Games Store

Steam

Of all the digital distribution platforms out there, Steam offers the most free PC games of any platform out there. The dedicated free PC game page includes over a thousand games that are either free or free to play (with microtransactions). This number continues to grow and these games come from big name developers such as Valve as well as independent developers.

Some of the most popular games include Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress and Dota 2 but it also includes many others. Many of the games found in Steam can be found on other smaller Platforms. Apex Legends for example can be found on EA’s Origin and Steam.

It also offers many games from independent developers as well. Independent gems like

Best Steam Free Games

TitlePlatformDates Available
Counter Strike: Global OffensivePC/MacAlways
Destiny 2PC/MacAlways
Apex LegendsPC/MacAlways
Dota 2PC/MacAlways
Team Fortress 2PC/MacAlways
War ThunderPC/MacAlways
BrawlhallaPC/MacAlways
Path of ExilePC/MacAlways

Hundreds of more free games can be found on the Steam Free to Play Game List

Battle.net

Blizzard’s Battle.net contains just a handful of games but the games it does offer are some of the most popular and critically acclaimed games of all time. Most of the games offered on Battle.net are either completely free, free to play or free trial. Completely free means just that, download the game and it’s yours to keep/play. Free to Play game offers core game play for free with upgrades, skins and perks available for purchase; Free trial allows for limited free play.

Best Battle.net Free Games

TitlePlatformFree
BlackthornePC/MacFree
Call of Duty: WarzonePC/MacFree to Play
HearthstonePC/Mac/iOSFree to Play
Heroes of the StormPC/MacFree to Play
The Lost VikingsPCFree
Rock ‘n Roll RacingPCFree
StarCraftPC/MacFree
StarCraft II: Wings of LibertyPC/MacFree
World of WarCraftPC/MacFree Trial

More Free Games from Blizzard/Battle.net found under the Classics section of the download page.

Xbox Live Gold Games

Xbox Live Games with Gold features a handful of games available for free and change about every two weeks, with games being available for free download anywhere from two weeks to a month. Its worth noting that all the games featured in Xbox Live Games with Gold are free for a limited time only. Once they free period is up, you’ll have to purchase to keep playing

Xbox Live Games with Gold Free Games

TitlePlatformsDates Available
The Raven RemasteredXbox Series X/S, Xbox OneDec 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
Bleed 2Xbox Series X/S, Xbox OneDec 16, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021
Saints Row: Gat Out of HellXbox Series X/S, Xbox OneDec 1, 2020 – Dec 15, 2020
StackingXbox 360Dec 16, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020

PlayStation Plus

Sony’s PlayStation Plus is similar to Xbox Live, it’s the primary digital marketplace for the PlayStation universe. However, it is different in the fact that the monthly free games offered are free to keep as long as you’re a PlayStation Plus member. There’s no trial period or expiration. There are typically 2-3 games offered each month, now with PlayStation 5 bonus game.

PlayStation Plus Free Games

TitlePlatformsDates Available
Worms RumblePlayStation 5/PlayStation 4Nov 1, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020
Just Cause 4PlayStation 4Nov 1, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020
Rocket ArenaPlayStation 4Nov 1, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020

In addition to the monthly free games, owners PlayStation 5 console who also subscribe to PlayStation Plus will have access to twenty PlayStation 4 titles for free as long as they remain a subscriber.

PlayStation Plus Collection – PS5 Free Games

Title
Batman: Arkham Knight
Battlefield 1
Bloodborne
Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Days Gone
Detroit: Become Human
Fallout 4
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
God of War
Infamous Second Son
Monster Hunter: World
Mortal Kombat X
Persona 5
Ratchet and Clank
Resident Evil 7 biohazard
The Last Guardian
The Last of Us Remastered
Until Dawn
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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