If you love video games and want to test all the current titles, you sometimes have to spend a lot of money. Because normally you have to buy the games first to find out whether they suit you. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Fortunately, there are always offers for free games that you can take advantage of. In addition to offers such as Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, Sony’s PS Now or Amazon’s Prime Gaming, all of which require subscription fees, there are also completely free alternatives.
You can get both time-limited trial versions (as “Free Weekend” or trial version) and full versions of games monthly via the Steam and Epic stores. You can even keep the latter after downloading it once.
In the overview, we reveal which games these are this month and where else you can get free games. The game title takes you directly to the deal or product page of the respective store.
Free games on Steam
These titles are available for free on Steam in February:
- Star Wars: Squadrons (Free Weekend) – until January 31st
- Electrician Simulator – First Shock (Free Full Version)
Free games on the Epic Games Store
These titles are free to find on the Epic Games Store this month.
- Daemon x Machina – from January 27th to February 3rd
- Yookoo-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – February 3rd to February 10th
Free games on other platforms
In addition to Steam and Epic, there are other stores that occasionally offer free games.
- Broken Ranks (Free Full Version)
- For Honor (Free Weekend)
- Revolution Ace (full version on Indiegala)
Additional Deals: Humble Bundle
In the Humble Bundle you pay an amount of your choice and receive a selection of special games in return. These usually follow a specific theme, such as the top titles from a particular developer.
Depending on the amount you choose, you can win up to 20 titles. In any case, you will receive one or the other insider tip “as a gift”. A portion of the proceeds also goes to charitable organizations.
The following Humble Bundles are available this month:
- PC Building Simulator Bundle (PC Building Simulator including all expansions) – until February 2nd
- Brain Tickler Bundle (includes Mars Horizon, The Signifier Director’s Cut, Retro Machina, Lumines Remastered, while True: learn() Chief Technology Officer Edition, Heal) – until February 2nd
- Surviving Mars Bundle (Surviving Mars including all expansions) – until February 4th
- The Indie House Bundle (including Jack Axe, Mosaic, Beasts of Maravilla Island, Gonner2, Etherborn, We should talk, Desert Child, Hiveswap Friendsim, Elden: Path of the Forgotten, Western Press, The Count Lucanor, Super Mutant Alien Assault) – until February 4th
- Myst & More Bundle (including Riven, Uru, Myst V: End of Ages, The Manhole, Obduction, realMyst, Myst III: Exile, Myst IV: Revelation, Myst, Spelunx and the Caves of Mr. Seudo, Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel) – until February 11th