If you are on a tight budget, with some patience and no demands, you can get a library of free games to use on your PC. When everything indicated that it was a market in decline, due to the explosion of video game consoles, a series of concatenations renewed PC gaming. Here we can highlight the persistent effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Likewise, a sudden drop in the price of increasingly powerful graphics cards for use in computer towers this year. All this combined for an unexpected renaissance in computer games.
Often, the argument against PC gaming boils down to the ease of operation of a video game console. In addition, at a lower cost, it saves the configuration of a powerful gaming platform. However, in recent years, the best computer games can be obtained for free. Therefore, the cost of the system can be mitigated without major conditions.
Currently, Xbox and PlayStation stores usually offer free games on a monthly basis to their subscribers. This involves paying a fee for access and then retaining them in the equipment. On the PC side, there are currently free platforms that allow regular access to download free games on our computers. Epic Game Store, Steam, GOG.com and Amazon stand out here, if you have a Prime subscription.
A library of games on the hard disk
Of course, each gaming platform has its own particularities and PC gaming enthusiasts should be on the lookout. Epic offers between two and three free games weekly, of course for a limited time. Once this period has elapsed, they become payable, but if they were obtained during that time, they will remain available to us forever at no cost. Of course, saying forever in this day and age of digital licensing is a bit much. To use it, in addition to taking advantage of its free window, it is necessary to set up a free account and have the game launcher app.
While some games may not be among the industry’s elite, neither can they be defined as dross for being given away for free. Those who started their PC game library quite some time ago may already have reached about 160 titles. Among them we can highlight: NBA 2K21, XCOM2, Star Wars: Squadrons or Alien: Isolation, among many others. All are of high quality and can hardly be tested together.
More platforms, more games
On its own, the GOG.com platform also publishes free downloads for a limited time to add to its library. One of the biggest differences is that you do not need to install an application launcher to get them. Some games offered that can be highlighted are: Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition, Flashback, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, and Harlan Ellison’s classic game I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream.
Amazon Prime Gaming allowed, this year, Prime subscribers to get free games from this platform. Highlights included Madden NFL 22 and Football Manager 2022, among others. Some of these games offer free gifts to their users. Such is the case of codes to redeem in game services such as the EA app or Ubisoft Store.