Sometimes a deal that seems too good to be true is, in fact, true. This is one of those times: During the entire month of August, Amazon is giving away a whopping eight PC games and tons of free loot to Amazon Prime members. Not a member? Believe it or not, you can still get the goods. Sign up for the free 30-day Prime trial here, and you can take advantage of this free offer. Once the trial is over, you can either subscribe to Amazon Prime for $13 a month (or $119 a year) or just cancel altogether. No hard feelings.
Fans of Twitch might remember all the free games they used to give out. Good news: they still do! It's just under a different name now: Prime Gaming. Here's the deal: Every month, Amazon Prime doles out on-the-house video games. Games release on a weekly basis, so you'll want to check in on the regular — but never fear, because we'll keep you apprised of the freebies to be had each month. And even if you cancel the service, you can keep the games in your digital library. It's an amazing deal!
In addition to the free games, you can score a ton of in-game gear, too (typically for various game systems like PS4, Xbox and PC). In-game currencies, cosmetic bonus packs and much more are all part of the Prime Gaming package.
For August, they're releasing an incredible nine free games. And those extras? Right now, score four Tier Skips for Diablo IV, a special emote for League of Legends and much more.
Scroll on for this month’s game giveaways, which are all available for PC only:
Have you ever thought you'd make a great bandit? Now you can try for yourself in PayDay 2. Take on the roles of the original four crew members and play with your friends to pull off stunning heists across Washington DC.
If you've ever dreamed of what it would be like to be a farmer — in the real world, not a fantasy world like Harvestella — then Farming Simulator 19 is the way to go. It received a complete overhaul of its graphics that result in absolutely gorgeous gameplay and the chance to manage a proper farm.
Put on your retro caps, gamers, because Blade Assault is a 2D throwback to the glory days of yesteryear. Beautiful pixel art comes together with rogue-like action as you explore a sci-fi world. It's a lot of fun, but also quite the challenge.
I could sit and talk about the single-player aspects of Quake 4, but let's face it: no one cares about those. It's the multiplayer where the action truly lies. Sure, this is a game from 2005, but it's just as fun as anything released this year.
This is the sequel to the much-loved Force Unleashed game, so try to play that one first — the story might not make much sense otherwise. If you aren't worried about the story, then you'll enjoy the over-the-top Force powers the main character has access to.
Here's how you make Foretales: take an action-adventure game, throw in card-based combat and exploration, and voila. You have an interesting romp with beautiful artistic style that will keep you entertained for a while — including voice acting by Travis Willingham, better known for his role as Grog in Critical Role.
If you've been itching for a great RTS, Driftland is the game you've been waiting for. It feels like an old-school title akin to Age of Empires, but with a lot of tweaks and modifications that really set it apart and let it forge its own path.
In Sound Mind combines a puzzler with a horror game as you navigate through challenging levels and unique boss fights. It's the one place you can't escape from: your own mind.
Summertime Madness puts you in the shoes of an artist who has been trapped inside one of his own paintings. It's a puzzle game, and you must navigate various challenges in order to find your way out of the painting and back into the real world.