Freebie alert: Amazon is giving away 5 video games (worth nearly $50) to all Prime members

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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

Want free games? Who wouldn’t? We’re talking $44 worth of free video games for the month of January 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 free games that change out every month, Prime Gaming (formerly Twitch) offers free level-up options for characters, boosts, skins, upgrades and more. You can also score a treasure-trove of free SNK games, including Art of Fighting 2, Blazing Star, Fatal Fury Special, The King of Fighters 2000 and 2002, Pulstar and Samurai Shodown II. And you can keep the games in your digital library even if you cancel the service. Win-win!

To start gameplay, you’ll need the Amazon Games app. The games can be played on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, plus Google Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Apple TV, Android TV and more.

Scroll down for this month’s free video games:

Sword Legacy: Omen

Sword Legacy: Omen is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)
Sword Legacy: Omen is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)

The turn-based RPG (role-playing game) Sword Legacy: Omen is a reimagining of the King Arthur myth that follows Uther, a vengeful knight, and Merlin the sorcerer in search of Excalibur. You must survive combat to reclaim Broken Britannia.

Shop it: Sword Legacy: Omen, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $4), amazon.com

Overcooked

Overcooked is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)
Overcooked is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)

Overcooked! is a co-op cooking game that lets you work together with up to four other chefs (players) to prepare, cook and serve meals before customers storm the kitchen.

Shop it: Overcooked, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $4), amazon.com

Sheltered: Stasis

Sheltered: Stasis is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)
Sheltered: Stasis is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)

Set after a global apocalypse, Sheltered: Stasis is a survival game where you have to manage your inventory, battle the unknown and protect your family in underground shelters.

Shop it: Sheltered: Stasis, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $4), amazon.com

Close to the Sun

Close to the Sun is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)
Close to the Sun is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)

Close to the Sun follows Rose Archer, an explorer and scientist, who searches for her sister aboard a gigantic floating research facility called Tesla’s Helios. She quickly discovers not everything is as it seems.

Shop it: Close to the Sun, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $20), amazon.com

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is free with Prime Gaming. (Photo: Amazon)

From the people who brought you Donkey Kong Country for the Nintendo 64, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a puzzle game that follows Yooka and Laylee, a colorful duo tasked with exploring Overworld and its many secrets and surprises.

Shop it: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $12), amazon.com

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

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