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Free games you should download before they’re gone

PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, or Amazon Prime subscribers can get their hands on a different set of free games each month. All three subscription services offer up two or more titles each month in addition to their other perks and features.

These deals are only available for a limited time, though, so gamers should download them while they’re still available.

PlayStation Plus

Sony’s Instant Game Collection has been the prime perk of PlayStation Plus since it launched in 2010. It currently offers up two PlayStation 4 titles each month.

These games aren’t permanent additions to their libraries, though. If players let their subscription lapse, the games are locked without renewal or buying the games separately.

Free Instant Game Collection PlayStation 4 games for May 2020:

  • Cities: Skyline — Free from May 5 until June 2
  • Farming Simulator 19 — Free from May 5 until June 2

Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft has been giving away titles via its Games With Gold program since 2013 and offers four games a month split between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. That’s an important distinction as Xbox 360 games redeemed via Games With Gold will be permanently added to your library while the Xbox One titles require an active subscription to be played.

Free Games With Gold Xbox 360 games for May 2020:

  • Sensible World of Soccer — Free until May 15
  • Overlord 2 — Free starting May 16 until May 31

Free Games With Gold Xbox One games for May 2020:

  • Knights of the Pen and Paper Bundle — Free until May 15
  • V-Rally 4 — Free until May 31
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr — Free from May 16 until June 15

Twitch Prime

Twitch Prime, which is free to all Amazon Prime members, gives multiple PC games to users each month. These titles are all free to keep forever, so they’ll still be in your library even if your subscription is no longer current.

Twitch Prime also offers up a wide range of free cosmetics and in-game loot for a variety of titles.

Free Twitch Prime PC games for May 2020:

  • Snake Pass — Free until May 31
  • Urban Trial Playground — Free until May 31
  • Avicii Invector — Free until May 31
  • Pankapu — Free until May 31
  • The Little Acre — Free until May 31
  • Fracture Minds — Free until May 31
  • Art of Fighting 2 — Free starting May 26
  • Blazing Star — Free starting May 26
  • Fatal Fury Special — Free starting May 26
  • The King of Fighters 2000 — Free starting May 26
  • The King of Fighters 2002 — Free starting May 26
  • Pulstar — Free starting May 26
  • Samurai Shodown II — Free starting May 26

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