The Banner Saga and sequel among free games for Twitch Prime subscribers this month

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Twitch's monthly games giveaway to Prime members started in March (opens in new tab), and since then subscribers have been treated to the likes of Psychonauts, Gone Home (opens in new tab) and Tales from the Borderlands (opens in new tab). This month, five games are on offer, including excellent story-driven turn-based strategy game The Banner Saga (opens in new tab) and its even better sequel (opens in new tab).

If you pay for Twitch Prime—which is included as part of Amazon Prime membership—you'll also get solid roguelike FPS Strafe (opens in new tab), action puzzler Tumblestone and Early Access vehicle combat game Treadnauts (opens in new tab), which looks like the kind of game you'd play when you have friends over. All of the games are available now when you log into your Twitch account. You'll need the Twitch desktop app to play them.

If you haven't played The Banner Saga and you're a Twitch Prime member, then grab it right away. It's bleak and beautiful, and the choices you make in it will carry over into The Banner Saga 2. 

The cost of Amazon Prime went up by $20 last month (opens in new tab), to $119, which is bound to stop some people renewing or joining. But if you still like the package—and I reckon it's still decent value—then you can link your Amazon and Twitch accounts together here (opens in new tab) for ad-free viewing, in-game loot (like Fortnite freebies (opens in new tab)) and a free channel subscription every month.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.