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.
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
|Cave Story+||PC/Mac||Nov 26, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020|
|Pillars of Eternity – Definitive Edition||PC/Mac||Dec 10, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020|
|Tyranny – Gold Edition||PC/Mac||Dec 10, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020|
Best Epic Games Store Free to Play Games
|Star Trek Online||PC/Mac||Always|
|Bus Simulator 18||PC/Mac||Always|
More Free Games From Epic Games Store
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
|Counter Strike: Global Offensive||PC/Mac||Always|
|Team Fortress 2||PC/Mac||Always|
|Path of Exile||PC/Mac||Always|
Hundreds of more free games can be found on the Steam Free to Play Game List
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
|Call of Duty: Warzone||PC/Mac||Free to Play|
|Hearthstone||PC/Mac/iOS||Free to Play|
|Heroes of the Storm||PC/Mac||Free to Play|
|The Lost Vikings||PC||Free|
|Rock ‘n Roll Racing||PC||Free|
|StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty||PC/Mac||Free|
|World of WarCraft||PC/Mac||Free 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
|The Raven Remastered||Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One||Dec 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020|
|Bleed 2||Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One||Dec 16, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021|
|Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell||Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One||Dec 1, 2020 – Dec 15, 2020|
|Stacking||Xbox 360||Dec 16, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020|
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
|Worms Rumble||PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4||Nov 1, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020|
|Just Cause 4||PlayStation 4||Nov 1, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020|
|Rocket Arena||PlayStation 4||Nov 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
|Batman: Arkham Knight|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition|
|Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy|
|Detroit: Become Human|
|Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition|
|God of War|
|Infamous Second Son|
|Monster Hunter: World|
|Mortal Kombat X|
|Ratchet and Clank|
|Resident Evil 7 biohazard|
|The Last Guardian|
|The Last of Us Remastered|
|Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End|