(Updated July 2, 2020)
From Epic's weekly freebies to publisher promos on Steam, GOG sale giveaways, and everything in between, there are an awful lot of free games out there right now. It can be tough to keep track of them all, and that means that you may be missing chances to claim games during giveaways.
To keep that from happening, this is a running list of every free game that crosses our screens. Both free-to-keep and temporary promotions will be included and noted as such. However, free-to-play games and others that are normally free won't be included. The point is to help you find and claim games that usually cost money.
For more no-cost fun, be sure to take a look at our categorized breakdown of the best free PC games.
Now let's get started:
Free to keep:
- Hue - An award-winning puzzle-adventure in which you change the world by changing its colors (Epic Games Store, ends July 9)
- Sludge Life - Fraser called it a "funky vandalism sim" but you could call this bizarre open-world adventure almost anything. It's free on the Epic Games Store for a whole year. (Epic Games Store, ends May 29, 2021)
Twitch Prime's games aren't technically free, since you need to be a Twitch Prime subscriber in order to take advantage. But there's a lot on offer if you are, including in-game loot and starter packs for free-to-play games, so it's worth keeping tabs on. Twitch Prime is included with Amazon Prime at $13 per month, or $120 per year; links to all Twitch Prime freebies are available at amazon.com.
- Silence - The followup to The Whispered Worlds sends Noah and Renie back to the strange fantasy realm of Silence (ends June 12)
- The Last Tinker: City of Colors - A 'joyous action adventure' with no jump button (ends June 19)
- Turok 2: Seeds of Evil - Battle the Primogen to save the Earth from being merged with the Nether World (ends August 3)
- Dear Esther - A touching and beautiful narrative experience on an island of magic and memory (ends August 3)
- Grip: Combat Racing - It's combat! It's racing! It's combat racing! ends August 3)
- Kunai - An action-platformer about a touchscreen tablet that comes to life to fight the robot uprising (ends August 3)
- Dark Devotion - a 2D indie RPG that looks like Castlevania, with a little Dark Souls mixed in for good measure (ends August 3)
- Dream Daddy - The "dad dating simulator," a game about kindness and positivity (ends July 3)
- PictoQuest - A logic puzzle game with a light RPG twist (ends July 10)
- Mad Tracks - An action-packed toy car racing game (ends July 17)
- Reus - Control powerful giants to shape the world as you see fit, and punish the humans when they get out of line (ends July 24)
Twitch Prime's SNK freebies are available until December 31, 2020, and currently include:
- The King of Fighters 2002
- Samurai Shodown 2
- Blazing Star
- Art of Fighting 2
- Fatal Fury Special
- The King of Fighters 2000
We'll keep this list as comprehensive as we can, but if you spot something we haven't, let us know in the comments.