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Let’s start the month in style, with free video games courtesy of Twitch and Amazon.
For September, it’s time to take advantage of all the goodies for Amazon Prime members only—namely the free video games from live-streaming service Twitch. The newest crop of free games (a $98 value) have dropped and are ready to be played.
Not a Prime 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. You have to be a Twitch subscriber to join Twitch Prime, but it’s free to sign up too.
Along with free games that change out every month, you’ll get 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, Samurai Shodown II and much more. And you can keep the games in your digital library—even if you cancel the service!
To start gameplay, you’ll need the Amazon Games app or the Twitch Desktop 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. Check out a complete list of compatible devices.
Scroll down for this month’s free video games:
Released in 2019, Autonauts: Age of Enlightenment is the newest installment of the wildly popular franchise, which allows you to build, design, trade and grow your very own civilization, while you try to achieve the height of culture. This is a very charming game that’s a cute mix between Minecraft and Animal Crossing.
Shop it: Autonauts : Age of Enlightenment, Free with 30-day Twitch Prime trial (was $20), amazon.com
Now’s your chance to master 60 levels and over 200 challenges in this fast-paced stunt biking game, Pumped BMX Pro. Build your own character and bike, as you complete death-defying tricks and stunts. The more extreme, the better!
Shop it: Pumped BMX Pro, Free with 30-day Twitch Prime trial (was $15), amazon.com
Set in the region of Oblena, Effie follows Galand, a young man who goes on a quest to find the witch who cursed him with old age. This is a 3D action-adventure fantasy game that’s full of platforms, puzzles, combat and magic.
Shop it: Effie, Free with 30-day Twitch Prime trial (was $20), amazon.com
Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops is a warfare game, but on a small scale. You’re the commander of a small squad of tiny troopers who are about to embark on a mini mission through a war zone. Accomplish your mission and level-up to new goals, badges and power-ups.
Shop it: Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops, Free with 30-day Twitch Prime trial (was $8), amazon.com
Outcast: Second Contact is the HD remake of the cult classic from 1999. You’ll play as Cutter Slade, a futuristic explorer who’s tasked with combing through Adelpha, an alien world. This is an action-adventure game that offers endless possibilities and exploration as you try to save the planet. No pressure.
Shop it: Outcast: Second Contact, Free with 30-day Twitch Prime trial (was $35), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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