There are an awful lot of free games floating around there right now, from Epic's weekly freebies to publisher promos on Steam, GOG sale giveaways, and more. Keeping track of them all can be tough, and you might be missing out.
That is not an acceptable state of affairs, so we've put together this running list of every free game that crosses our screens. The goal is to help you find and claim games that usually cost money, so free-to-keep and temporary promotions will be included and noted as such, but free-to-play games and others that are normally free won't be—for that, be sure to take a look at our categorized breakdown of the best free PC games.
Now let's get started:
- Galahad 3093 – The latest beta round of this high-mobility mech sim adds two new maps, a new deployable turret, AI-controlled bots, a pile of new weapon mods, and more. (Steam, ends May 16)
- Hitman 3: The Icon – The Icon mission is free for the week for all owners of Hitman 3, including the Hitman 3: Free Starter Pack, which as the title implies is also free. In other words, it's all free. (Epic Games Store, ends May 23)
All HITMAN 3 players can between May 14 and 23 May 2021, play The Icon mission in Sapienza for Free! Whether you own HITMAN 3 or the HITMAN 3 – Free Starter Pack, It’s time to dust off your Italian Suit once again, and infiltrate the movie set in downtown Sapienza. pic.twitter.com/ydzpg2CUhWMay 14, 2021
Free to keep:
- The Lion's Song – A thoughtful and beautiful point-and-click adventure about life, creativity, and the challenges we face as we pursue the things that are most important to us. (Epic Games Store, ends May 20)
- 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)
The games on Prime Gaming aren't technically free, since you need to be a 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. Prime Gaming is included with Amazon Prime at $13 per month, or $120 per year; links to all included freebies are available at amazon.com.
- Iris and the Giant – A turn-based card game that mixes roguelike, RPG, and puzzle gen in a tale about a young girl who climbs a mountain to meet a giant. (ends May 14)
- Figment – A musical action-adventure set in the recesses of the human mind—A strange and surreal world filled with our deepest thoughts, urges and memories, populated by the many voices we hear in our heads. (ends May 21)
- Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac – Explore a strange and comic universe as Edgar, an eccentric outcast living with a chicken in the woods who must venture to the city in the wake of a sudden disaster. (ends May 28)
- Healer's Quest – A lighthearted Comedy RPG where you take on the role of the most underappreciated party member in any fantasy realm: the Healer. (ends June 1)
- Beholder – You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building in a totalitarian state that controls every aspect of private and public life. Laws are oppressive. Surveillance is total. Privacy is dead. Your daily routine involves making the building a sweet spot for tenants, who will come and go, but your real mission is something very different. (ends June 1)
- The Blind Prophet – Explore the corrupted city of Rotbork and brave the Great Evil that lurks within in this point-and-click narrative-focused adventure game. (ends June 1)
- Yoku's Island Express – Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical adventure! (ends June 1)
- A Blind Legend – An audio action-adventure, this technologically and socially innovative serious game is intended both for blind people and for sighted players wanting to discover an original and immersive sensory experience, thanks to 3D sound. It also raises public awareness of visual disability by inviting players to play the role of a blind knight. (ends June 1)
We'll keep this list as comprehensive as we can, but if you spot something we haven't, let us know in the comments.