Save a lot of money when buying games for an Xbox One and Xbox Series X or better yet: pay nothing at all. Here we always show you the latest ways to get free games and inform you about promotions for free games that you shouldn’t miss.
From time to time Microsoft and other publishers give you the chance to try out some of the best games for Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S without paying a dime. Also this week you can clear away some such free bargains.
Free Xbox One Games: These games are free-to-play
Free Xbox One Games: These games are free-to-play
For example, you can get Crackdown 1 and 2 for free from the Microsoft Store. Once downloaded, you can play as long as you want. The action-packed Crackdown series offers you GTA-like game mechanics in a futuristic world.
Free Xbox One Games Without Xbox Live Gold
Microsoft has changed the policy and made the decision Free-to-Play-Spiele with online multiplayer to all Xbox players. So you no longer need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play these titles. For example, you can enjoy these games without a Live Gold subscription:
Free weekends are an ideal opportunity for you to play some of the biggest blockbuster titles without having to pay anything. For several days you get access to full versions of games for Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S. So you can often play a detailed test before you buy it. Here you will always find information about the upcoming free weekends.
Tell Me Why
You can get Tell Me Why for free, but only if you secure it by July 1st. The game is not only available for Xbox but also for PC for free. You slip into the role of the twins Tyler and Alyson, who come to terms with their own past in a story-driven adventure.
Free DLCs and in-game content for Xbox One
From time to time you will also receive free DLCs (downloadable content) or in-game items for Xbox One games. In order to use these, you usually have to own the main game.
For example, you can get the Fallen Ghosts DLC for Ghost Recon Wildlands for free for a limited time. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes free DLCs in addition to free games.
Free-to-play games and demos for Xbox One
But apart from the time-limited promotions, you have a variety of ways to play Xbox One games for free. In the Microsoft Store, for example, you will find numerous good free-to-play titles. And it’s not just any average game.
This is how Bandai Namco lets you into their new role-playing game Tales of Arise sniff. However, only a small part of the world from the full version is available to you.
Because now you will also find titles like Fortnite, Brawlhalla, Apex Legends or Warface in the free-to-play games. As a rule, you can play through the entire game completely free of charge. You only have to pay extra for optional cosmetic items.
It’s the same with Fall Guys. The Battle Royale title is now available to you free of charge, not only for Xbox One, but for the first time also for Xbox Series X/S. If you’ve already bought the game, you’ll get the first Battle Pass and some cosmetic content for free.
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Xbox One demos give you many more hours of free play. Well-known publishers such as EA, Capcom, Square Enix or even Microsoft themselves publish test versions for almost every major Xbox One game. You can often play for several hours before you buy it.
At this point, we would particularly like to recommend the demos for Resident Evil 2, Forza Horizon 2, Halo Wars 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3. As you can see, there are some real blockbusters.
Xbox One: Free Game Days and Events
If you still haven’t had enough, take part in the regular Free Play Days on Xbox One. If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you can get a taste of various games on selected weekends. You can often play the titles over the weekend without restrictions and even online.
Just like traditional free weekends, these promotions are easy to miss. But don’t worry, we keep an eye on the Free Play Days for you. You can find every new action promptly here in this overview. Games from past Free Play Days were, for example, Fallout 76, The Division 2 or The Crew 2.
Admittedly, these free play events are not completely free of charge, since you have to pay for them Xbox Live Gold subscription from Microsoft needs. This costs you around 60 dollars a year, but in addition to the free play events you also benefit from monthly free games, the Games with Gold.
Download free games thanks to Games with Gold
The Games with Gold are monthly free video games that you can download for your Xbox One. You get three to five full-price games. This roughly corresponds to the equivalent of 100 to 150 dollars, which means that the subscription price of around 60 dollars a year is easily worth it again. In any case, you need a gold membership to be able to play online at all.
Games with Gold for June
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Microsoft has already unlocked some Games with Gold for the month of June:
- Aven Colony – 1. bis 30. Juni (Xbox Series X/S, One)
- Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition – 16. Juni bis 15. Juli (Xbox Series X/S, One)
- Super Meatboy – June 1-15 (Xbox 360)
- Raskulls – June 16-30 (Xbox 360)
Still available from May
- The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk (Series X/S, Xbox One, 16. Mai bis 15. Juni)
But there are also games that you get for free with your Xbox Live Gold membership alone, but have nothing to do with Games with Gold. If you are a subscriber, you get the multiplayer role-playing game, for example Neverwinter Avernus Free for Xbox One.
Finally, we want to mention the Xbox Game Pass. Although it is not free with a price of around 13 dollars per month, you can definitely make a good deal with it. The digital access pass gives you access to an ever-growing collection of the best Xbox One games, but also PC titles. Conveniently, Xbox Live Gold membership is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
From time to time Microsoft even offers the Game Pass at a particularly low price. Sometimes you even pay significantly less than the usual 13 dollars. For a limited time you can even get the three-month Ultimate version of the pass for just one euro, even if you have already tested it.
Free games on more platforms
Maybe you have another console besides the Xbox One that you want to play for free. No problem, because we also inform you about numerous free games for PS4 and PS5 and free promotions for Nintendo Switch.
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