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How to Get FREE Video Games (with a Little Hustle)

Keep Your Wallet Closed, And Your Eyes Open

If the best things in life are free, then video games have got to be the blood diamonds of entertainment. Because we've never met anyone that doesn't like free gaming goodness.

Getting free games might sound impossible, but we're here to tell you it’s not. With these easy tips from an industry pro, you’ll be playing your favorite Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC games in no time! Just follows these simple steps, and with a little time, effort and patience, you'll be up to your ears in new (and free) video games. It's possible, if you're willing to hustle. And when you're done there, hustle over to Sci-Fi 3D's YouTube page and punch that subscribe button for more tips and tricks like these.

Many of these common-sense approaches to finding free games still work, and maybe work BETTER now than they ever have.

Xbox Game Pass is another great way to access a huge library of "free" games (as part of the monthly subscription service). Here is a complete list of all Xbox Game Pass games currently available, as of summer 2021 (via Eurogamer):

  • Absolver
  • ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug X
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Alien Isolation
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer's Edition (added November 17th, 2020)
  • Art of Rally (added August 12th, 2021)
  • Astroneer
  • Atomicrops (added July 22nd, 2021)
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Bard's Tale Remastered and Resnarkled (from June 18th, 2020)
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
  • The Bard's Tale Trilogy
  • Battlefield V (added July 20th, 2021)
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • Battletoads (added August 20th, 2020)
  • Beholder: Complete Edition (added December 17th, 2020)
  • Blair Witch (leaving August 31st, 2021)
  • Bleeding Edge (March 24th, 2020)
  • Bloodroots (added July 15th, 2021)
  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper (added July 26th, 2021)
  • Borderlands 2
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Boyfriend Dungeon (added August 11th, 2021)
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Brutal Legend (added October 8th, 2020)
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (from July 1st, 2021)
  • Call of the Sea (added December 8th, 2020)
  • Carrion (added July 23rd, 2020)
  • Carto (added October 27th, 2020)
  • Celeste (added November 5th, 2020)
  • Children of Morta
  • Cities: Skylines (added May 21st, 2020)
  • ClusterTruck
  • Code Vein (added December 17th, 2020)
  • Control (added December 3rd, 2020)
  • Conan Exiles (added May 27th, 2021)
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Crackdown 3
  • Creature in the Well
  • Cricket 19 (added October 22nd, 2020)
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (added July 26th, 2021)
  • Cris Tales (added July 20th, 2021)
  • Curse of the Dead Gods (added August 5th, 2021)
  • Darkest Dungeon (added June 10th, 2021)
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered (added October 29th, 2020)
  • DayZ (added May 7th, 2020)
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Dead Cells
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • Deep Rock Galactic (added November 5th, 2020)
  • Demon's Tilt
  • Descenders
  • Desperados 3 (added 21st January, 2021)
  • Destroy All Humans! (added April 29th, 2021)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Destiny 2 expansions Forsaken, Shadowkeep, Beyond Light (added September 22nd and November 10th, 2020)
  • Dirt 4 (EA Play - added August 15th, 2021)
  • Dirt 5 (added February 25th, 2021)
  • Dirt Rally (EA Play - added August 15th, 2021)
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 (EA Play - added August 15th, 2021)
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Dishonored 2 (with FPS Boost support, added March 12th, 2021)
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Dodgeball Academia (added August 5th, 2021)
  • Doom (1993) (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Doom 2 (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Doom 3 (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Doom 64 (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Doom Eternal (added October 1st, 2020)
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Double Kick Heroes (leaving August 31st, 2021)
  • Don't Starve: Giant Edition (leaving August 15th, 2021)
  • Donut County (added 21st January, 2021)
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (added December 4th, 2020)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (added May 4th, 2021)
  • Drake Hollow (added August 28th, 2020)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance (added June 22nd, 2021)
  • Eastshade (added November 5th, 2020)
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (added March 12th, 2021)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (added March 12th, 2021)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (added December 15th, 2020)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Elite Dangerous (added February 25th, 2021)
  • Empire of Sin (added March 18th, 2021)
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • The Evil Within (added March 12th, 2021)
  • The Evil Within 2 (added June 13th, 2021)
  • F1 2018
  • F1 2020 (EA Play - added August 10th, 2021)
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable II
  • Fable 3
  • Fallout 3 (added June 13th, 2021)
  • Fallout 4 (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Fallout 76 (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Fallout 76 (added July 9th, 2020)
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Farming Simulator 19 (added July 15th, 2021)
  • FIFA 21 (EA Play, added May 6th, 2021)
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (added February 11th, 2021)
  • Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (added May 13th, 2021)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's (added October 29th, 2020)
  • For Honor (added June 3rd, 2021)
  • Forager (added July 16th, 2020)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (added October 8th, 2020)
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)
  • Full Throttle Remastered (added October 29th, 2020)
  • Fusion Frenzy (Xbox One)
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Gang Beasts (from July 1st, 2021)
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears 5
  • Gears Tactics (added November 9th, 2020)
  • Genesis Noir (added March 25th, 2021)
  • Goat Simulator
  • Golf with Your Friends (added May 19th, 2020)
  • Gonner Blüeberry Edition
  • Gonner2 (added October 22nd, 2020)
  • Grid (EA Play - added August 15th, 2021)
  • Grim Fandango Remastered (added October 29th, 2020)
  • GreedFall (added December 10th, 2020)
  • Grounded (Xbox Game Preview; added July 28th, 2020)
  • GTA 5 (added April 8th, 2021)
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Hades (added August 13th, 2021)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Halo Reach
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars: Definite Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Haven (added December 3rd, 2020)
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hotshot Racing (added September 10th, 2020)
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Hyperdot (added April 30th, 2020)
  • Hypnospace Outlaw (added August 27th, 2020)
  • Ikenfell (added October 8th, 2020)
  • Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (from July 1st, 2021)
  • Injustice 2 (added 7th January 2021)
  • Jetpac Refulled
  • Jurassic World Evolution (added February 11th, 2021)
  • Just Cause 4: Reloaded (added May 13th, 2021)
  • Kameo
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll (added August 5th, 2021)
  • Katana Zero (added October 15th, 2020)
  • Killer Instinct
  • Killer Instinct Definitive Edition
  • Killer Instinct Classic
  • Killer Instinct 2 Classic
  • Killer Queen Black (added February 23rd, 2021)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Knights and Bikes (added November 5th, 2020)
  • Knockout City (EA Play, added May 21st, 2021)
  • Last Stop (added July 22nd, 2021)
  • Lethal League Blaze (added July 29th, 2021)
  • Library of Ruina (added August 10th, 2021)
  • Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
  • Limbo (from July 1st, 2021)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Lumines Remastered (added August 5th, 2021)
  • Madden 21 (EA Play, added March 2nd, 2021)
  • Maneater (added May 25th, 2021)
  • Mass Effect
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (added May 27th, 2021)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X and S release, added July 27th, 2021)
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (added August 17th, 2021)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • MLB The Show 21 (added April 20th, 2021)
  • Monster Sanctuary (added December 8th, 2020)
  • Monster Train (added December 17th, 2020)
  • Moonlighter
  • MotoGP 20 (added December 17th, 2020)
  • Mount and Blade: Warband (added July 16th, 2020)
  • Mutant Year Zero
  • Myst (arriving August 26th, 2021)
  • My Time at Portia
  • Narita Boy (added March 30th, 2021)
  • NBA 2K21 (leaving August 31st, 2021)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (EA Play, from June 24th, 2021)
  • Neon Abyss (added July 14th, 2020)
  • Neoverse (added December 17th, 2020)
  • New Super Lucky's Tale (added August 21st, 2020)
  • NHL 21 (EA Play, added April 12th, 2021)
  • Nier Automata - Become as Gods Edition (April 2nd, 2020)
  • Night in the Woods (added September 24th, 2020)
  • No Man's Sky (from June 11th, 2020)
  • Nowhere Prophet (added July 30th, 2020)
  • Octopath Traveler (added March 25th, 2021)
  • Omno (added July 29th, 2021)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisp (March 11, 2020)
  • Outlast 2 (added May 6th, 2021)
  • Outriders (added April 1st, 2021)
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Pandemic: The Board Game
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • eFootball PES 2021 (added 7th January 2021)
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phogs! (added December 3rd, 2020)
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition (added February 18th, 2021)
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition (added November 10th, 2020)
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (added March 26th, 2020)
  • Prey (with FPS Boost support, added March 12th, 2021)
  • Project Wingman (added July 29th, 2021)
  • Project Winter (added February 4th, 2021)
  • Psychonauts (added May 13th, 2021)
  • Psychonauts 2 (arriving August 25th, 2021)
  • Quake (added August 19th, 2021)
  • Quantum Break
  • Rage (added June 13th, 2021)
  • Rage 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege (added October 22nd, 2020)
  • Rain on Your Parade (added April 15th, 2021)
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic (added July 22nd, 2021)
  • Rare Replay
  • ReCore Definitive Edition
  • Recompile (arriving August 19th, 2021)
  • Red Dead Online (added May 13th, 2021)
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (added September 3rd, 2020)
  • River City Girls (added November 19th, 2020)
  • Rocket League
  • Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • ScourgeBringer (added October 21st, 2020)
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Second Extinction - Game Preview (added April 28th, 2021)
  • Secret Neighbor
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Shenmue 1 and 2
  • Skate (added August 5th, 2021)
  • Skate 3 (added August 5th, 2021)
  • Slay The Spire
  • Slime Rancher (added December 3rd, 2020)
  • Sniper Elite 4 (offers FPS Boost support)
  • SnowRunner (added May 18th, 2021)
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy - The Game (Game Pass Ultimate exclusive, July 1st, 2021)
  • Spiritfarer (added August 18th, 2020)
  • Starmancer (added August 5th, 2021)
  • Star Renegades (added November 19th, 2020)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (EA Play, added March 18th, 2021)
  • State of Decay: Year-One
  • State of Decay 2
  • State of Decay 2: Heartland
  • Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (added February 11th, 2021)
  • Steep (added May 6th, 2021)
  • Stellaris
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Streets of Rogue (from June 25th, 2020)
  • Subnautica
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky's Tale
  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete (added December 10th, 2020)
  • Supraland (added October 22nd, 2020)
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (added October 15th, 2020)
  • Tell Me Why - Chapter 1 (added August 27th, 2020)
  • Tell Me Why - Chapter 2 (added September 3rd, 2020)
  • Tell Me Why - Chapter 3 (added September 10th, 2020)
  • Terraria
  • Tetris Effect: Connected (added November 10th, 2020)
  • The Ascent (added July 29th, 2021)
  • The Catch: Carp and Coarse Fishing (added May 21st, 2021)
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (added August 6th, 2020)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Gardens Between
  • The Little Acre (added 7th January 2021)
  • The Long Dark (added April 16th, 2020)
  • The Falconeer (added February 4th, 2021)
  • The Medium (added January, 28th 2021 - Xbox Series and PC only)
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Surge 2 (March 19th, 2020)
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  • The Wild at Heart (added May 20th, 2021)
  • theHunter: Call of The Wild
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Thronebreaker (from June 18th, 2020)
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Torchlight 3 (added 14th January 2021)
  • Touhou Luna Nights (added September 3rd, 2020)
  • Trailmakers (added August 6th, 2020)
  • Train Sim World 2 (arriving August 19th, 2021)
  • Tropico 6 (added July 8th, 2021)
  • Twelve Minutes (arriving August 19th, 2021)
  • Two Point Hospital
  • UFC 4 (EA Play, added July 8th, 2021)
  • Undertale (added March 16th, 2021)
  • Unruly Heroes (added October 29th, 2020)
  • Unto The End (added December 9th, 2020)
  • Viva Pinata
  • Vita Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Wandersong
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (added September 24th, 2020)
  • Wasteland Remastered
  • Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
  • Wasteland 3 (added August 28th, 2020)
  • We Happy Few
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wilmot's Warehouse (added December 17th, 2020)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (added March 12th, 2021)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Wolfenstein 2 (added June 13th, 2021)
  • World War Z
  • Worms W.M.D.
  • Worms Rumble (added June 23rd, 2021)
  • Wreckfest (added February 18th, 2021)
  • Xeno Crisis (added August 6th, 2020)
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (added July 30th, 2020)
  • Yakuza Remastered Collection: Yakuza 3-5 Remastered (added January 28th, 2021)
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (added March 25th, 2021)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (added June 13th, 2022)
  • Yes, Your Grace (added December 3rd, 2020)
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (added December 10th, 2020)
  • Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War (added April 8th, 2021)
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