Where to Find Free Games This Weekend
As the weekend approaches, you might find yourself a bit lost about what to do. You could go out. Better yet, you could stay in and play some video games. But you don’t want to revisit games you’ve already completed (maybe you read our game guides), and you don’t want to pay out for a new one. The best option then is to play free games; that way, you can get your gaming fix without having to open up your wallet. We take a look at some of the best places to find free games across a variety of devices and consoles.
Let off Some Air on Steam
Steam is pretty great. Not just because it lets computer gamers experience a whole portfolio of epic games on kitted out PCs, but because it also has a generous selection of free games too. That’s right, there’s no need to pay anything, just search for the dedicated free section on Steam, and you’ll have a lot to choose from. You can filter your selection by tags, such as RPG, sport, etc., making it a more streamlined and intuitive experience when it comes to selecting games. For this weekend, though, here’s our selection.
Jerma & Otto: The Curse of the Late Streamer – if you enjoyed the classic 90s point-and-click games such as Day of the Tentacle or Monkey Island, then you’ll love this. Especially if you love streaming too and have a penchant for 90s movies, it’s silly, it’s funny, and it’ll definitely keep you entertained this weekend.
Kingdom Fall, Dawn of the Druid – it’s everything you need in a third-person RPG. Druid archer protagonist? Check. Amazing landscapes? Yup. Baddies, loot, and power-ups. You got it.
NRG – the parkour-inspired platformer game you never knew you wanted to play. Jump around the stage, collect energy and blast away anyone who gets in your way—simple fun at its best.
If you’re playing on your computer (or even on your mobile device), don’t forget you can also try free casino games without risking cash. You will need to register an account, but then you can try out table games for free, along with slots and other classics. You might not win any real money, but you can enjoy a casino experience without the risk.
Head to the Xbox Store
Already there’s a huge selection of Xbox games to play, whether it’s on Xbox1 or the new X Series consoles. And if you’re part of Games with Gold, then you can get access to free games on a regular, monthly basis. Of course, this is a membership you have to be part of, so they’re not really free, are they? So let’s look at the ones that are.
It is worth noting that a lot of the games are labeled as free-to-play, which is different from free. This means that the base game is absolutely free, and you can play it without incurring any cost. However, you do have the option to purchase things in-game if you want.
Fortnite, Rocket League, and DC Universe Online are examples of these games. They are mainly multiplayer so prepare to play against someone else, which is fun anyway when the weekend comes round. You will have certain characters to play with, weapons to choose from, and if you want more, then that’s when you’ll have to pay. But if you just want to enjoy something this weekend, then these games will more than do.
PlayStation do It, Too
Of course, they do. There is a free section on the PlayStation store where you can try out all the same games available on the other consoles, such as Fortnite, Rocket League, and eFootball 2022. Though just like at the Xbox Store, you’ll be able to play some PlayStation exclusive games, so you won’t be spoiled for choice. It’s worth noting that the games here are labeled as free, but often they are free-to-play games, so if you load one up and realize you don’t have access to all the characters, then that’s why.
The Best of the Rest
You can always search for free games to play, and no doubt you’ll get a lot of results. Be careful, though, as not all of these are safe. You need to look for ones from reputable companies, such as official publishers, like EA. Or you can go to the sites that know it all, such as HermitGamer, which will then direct you on to places to play for free. For example, in September, we showed you how to access Far Cry 3 for free in the Ubisoft store. Take a look and pick up some games for the weekend.