Comprehensive Guide to Free Games Available for Consoles Like Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PC in May 2022

Published 05/01/2022, 1:30 PM EDT

Consoles may have exclusive titles and studios attached to them, but they barely ever receive free titles like PC without a subscription. However, Xbox offers a Game Pass and Gold subscription that frequently offers titles for free. In a similar fashion, both PlayStation and Nintendo have a special subscription service of their own to do the same.

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While many would believe free games are solely offered on PC, there are certain things that can change your mind. The ever-changing landscape of the gaming industry has brought more focus to the console market. Developers have learned the value of supporting these gaming devices and how they can help turn the tide.

Credible sources for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo

According to a report by IGN, console gamers are in for a treat as well, much like their PC counterparts. There are various sources that console owners can visit to pick up free games.

Free Xbox Games: Gamers would require a free Games Pass Ultimate subscription which allows access to a Gold subscription. This will help you to pick up the following titles for free.

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  • Another Sight
  • Hue
  • MX vs. ATV Alive

Free PlayStation Games: PS users can find several latest releases with a PS plus subscription that will be available right now.

  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
  • Slay the Spire

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Free Nintendo Switch Games: For Switch users, free games can be only found within the Online subscription service that offers various legacy titles. Even then it is quite rare to ever see the Japanese studio offer free titles and that is quite disappointing indeed.

Free PC Games: Amazon is leading the charge this time around to offer triple-A titles for free to the community. Gamers can pick up the following title by subscribing to the prime gaming service.

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GotY Edition
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
  • See all free PC games for April 2022

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Moreover, Epic Games has also put a couple of interesting titles up for grabs like Just Die Already and Paradigm until May 5.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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