Freebie alert: Amazon is giving away 5 video games (worth more than $80) to all Prime members

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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Grab these five new top-rated games for free! (Photo: Amazon)
Grab these five new top-rated games for free! (Photo: Amazon)

Want free games? Who wouldn’t? We’re talking $81 worth of free video games (valued on Steam) for the month of April courtesy of Amazon—for Prime members only.

Not a member? Amazon offers a 30-day free trial, so if you want to take advantage of all of these free games — sign up here. Once the trial is over, you can either subscribe to Amazon Prime for $13 a month or $119 per year, or just cancel it altogether. No hard feelings.

Along with on-the-house games that change every month, Prime Gaming (formerly Twitch Prime) offers free level-up options for characters, boosts, skins, upgrades and more. And you can keep the games in your digital library even if you cancel the service. Win win!

To take advantage of this ridonculous giveaway, you’ll need the Amazon Games app. The games can be played on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, plus Google Chromecast, PS5 and PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, Apple TV, Android TV and more.

Scroll down for this month’s free video games:

Move or Die: Couch Party Edition

You can hate the players, but you'll love MOD's ever-changing games. (Photo: Amazon)
You can hate the players, but you'll love MOD's ever-changing games. (Photo: Amazon)

Absurdly fast-paced, Move or Die: Couch Party Edition is an online party game (or you can play with up to four players locally) where the mechanics change every 20 seconds. This means you can go from competitive puzzle-solving to a beat-'em-up throw-down within seconds! 

Shop it: Move or Die: Couch Party Edition, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $15), amazon.com

The Escapists

Bring the Big House to your house.  (Photo: Amazon)
Bring the Big House to your house. (Photo: Amazon)

The Escapists is a sim and role-playing game where you're locked away in prison and your objective is to escape. It's pretty light-hearted, but it does explore the day-to-day life behind bars. No shivs allowed!

Shop it: The Escapists, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $18), amazon.com

Moving Out

Make every day Boxing Day with the shenanigans of Moving Out. (Photo: Amazon)
Make every day Boxing Day with the shenanigans of Moving Out. (Photo: Amazon)

Set in the fictional town of Packmore (get it?), Moving Out is a physics-based sim where you have an exciting career as a furniture mover (no, really) and every job's a new adventure. Fair warning: Packmore isn't your normal town.

Shop it: Moving Out, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $25), amazon.com

Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron

Have some first-rate fun battling the Third Reich. (Photo: Amazon)
Have some first-rate fun battling the Third Reich. (Photo: Amazon)

The sequel to the extremely popular war game Aces of the Luftwaffe, Squadron takes place in in the skies of WWII Europe, where you'll face off against war machines, combat aerial bosses and dodge a hail of bullets to (hopefully) achieve victory over the Nazis.

Shop it: Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $15), amazon.com

Before I Forget

It's like a Lifetime movie for you game console! (Photo: Amazon)
It's like a Lifetime movie for you game console! (Photo: Amazon)

Before I Forget is a narrative exploration game where you have to uncover the past to answer the questions of the future. However, the memories of love and loss are fading and jumbled, while you have to put all the pieces back together again. Isn't that always the way?

Shop it: Before I Forget, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $8), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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