Freebie alert: Amazon is giving away ten video games (worth over $200) to all Prime members

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Step right up: This Prime Gaming video game giveaway makes you a winner before you've even clicked 'Start.' (Photo: Amazon)
Step right up: This Prime Gaming video game giveaway makes you a winner before you've even clicked 'Start.' (Photo: Amazon)

Sometimes a deal that seems too good to be true is, in fact, true. This is one of those times. During the month of October, Amazon is giving away $219 worth of free video games (valued on Steam) to Prime members.

Not a member? Believe it or not, you can still get this sweet, sweet swag. Sign up for the free 30-day Prime trial here, and you can take advantage of this free offer. Once the trial is over, you can either subscribe to Amazon Prime for $13 a month (or $119 a year) or just cancel altogether. No hard feelings.

Along with on-the-house games that change every month, Prime Gaming (formerly Twitch Prime) offers free level-up options for characters, boosts, skins and more. And even if you cancel the service, you can keep the games in your digital library. It's an amazing deal.

To take advantage, download the Amazon Games app. Games can be played on Windows desktops and laptops, Android smartphones and tablets, Google Chromecast, PS5 and PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, Android TV and more. So no matter where and how you like to game, you're all set.

Star Wars: Squadrons

Unlock your inner X-wing pilot (Photo: Amazon)
Unlock your inner X-wing pilot (Photo: Amazon)

Star Wars obsessives have always wanted to leap into the cockpit just like their favorite pilots: Luke Skywalker, Poe Dameron or, a hero of famed Star Wars fan Chris Gethard, Nien Nunb. Now Amazon is giving you your chance to choose your side, the New Republic or the crumbling Empire, in first-person galactic dogfights set in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi with Star Wars: Squadrons. Just released last year to very favorable reviews, Amazon is making the title available for free to their Prime Gaming subscribers, which makes getting this new game easier than bullseye-ing womp rats in your T-16 back home.

Shop it: Star Wars: Squadrons, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $40), amazon.com

Alien: Isolation

In space, no one can hear you Twitch stream... (Photo: Amazon)
In space, no one can hear you Twitch stream... (Photo: Amazon)

There have been more than a dozen games adapting the Alien franchise, the bulk of which emerged in the wake of the smash-hit sequel Aliens in 1986. But as longtime gamers will tell you, most of them have been notoriously bad. In their defense, what about a film that involves colonial marines in space blasting their way through swarms of violent alien minions before squaring off with a massive final boss lends itself to a video game, right?

But things changed in 2014, when Creative Assembly and Sega decided to step away from the run-and-gun gameplay of earlier, Aliens-influenced games, and return to the vibe of the original Ridley Scott Alien, which netted the game massive acclaim and the honor of PC Gamer's Game of the Year 2014. Alien: Isolation, as the title suggests, is a survival horror game, in line with the original film's "slasher movie in space" concept. Play as Ellen Ripley 15 years after the events on the Nostromo using stealth, strategy, and the occasional flamethrower to save yourself from the menacing xenomorph. 

Shop it: Alien: Isolation, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $40), amazon.com

Blue Fire

Make your home in a shattered kingdom. (Photo: Amazon)
Make your home in a shattered kingdom. (Photo: Amazon)

Explore the decaying kingdom of Penumbra in this engrossing 3D platformer from Graffiti Games. Fans of the cel-shaded fantasias of games like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Okami will click with the game's vivid visuals and beautiful world-building. Hunt for treasure, upgrade your character, and then brave the challenging puzzles of the land beyond Penumbra known only as The Void.

Shop it: Blue Fire, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $20), amazon.com

Ghostrunner

A new cyberpunk vision from the team behind God's Trigger. (Photo: Amazon)
A new cyberpunk vision from the team behind God's Trigger. (Photo: Amazon)

Does cyberpunk parkour seem your speed? Then dive into the Dharma Tower with Jack the Ghostrunner in this single-player platformer from One More Level, the developers behind 2018's God's Trigger. Ghostrunner is one of the newest games ever offered on Prime Gaming; it's PS5/Xbox Series X/S port just dropped earlier this week! With a sequel already in development, you'll definitely want to run, jump, dash and grapple your way into this riveting adventure.

Shop it: Ghostrunner, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $30), amazon.com

Song of Horror: Complete Edition

I Sing The Body(count) Electric. (Photo: Amazon)
I Sing The Body(count) Electric. (Photo: Amazon)

October is here, which means it's time for the Song of Horror; and we're not talking about "The Monster Mash" or the theme to A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (though we don't talk about that nearly enough, quite frankly). This Song of Horror is a chilling episodic survival horror game that pays tribute to the classics while finding its own unique footing. Playing like a blend of Resident Evil and Paganini Horror, the game centers on a cursed piece of music that drives listeners to homicidal madness, and the missing author who was investigating the cause. Just in time for Halloween, venture into this new chapter of survival horror.

Shop it: Song of Horror: Complete Edition, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $30), amazon.com

Red Wings: Aces of the Sky

Curse you, Red Baron! (Photo: Amazon)
Curse you, Red Baron! (Photo: Amazon)

As we all know, the most famous World War I flying ace is Snoopy, the dog from Peanuts. But a close second is Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron. Famous for completing 80 air combat victories, Red Wings uses his story as the basis for an exciting game of aerial action and pulse-pounding dogfights. And, lest you worry about the more troubling implications of "winning" a game as the Red Baron and German WWI airforce, thereby altering the course of history: the game's missions are evenly split between the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente, giving you a taste of early aerial combat from all angles.

Shop it: Red Wings: Aces of the Sky, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $20), amazon.com

Secret Files 3

Venture once more into the mysteries of Tunguska. (Photo: Amazon)
Venture once more into the mysteries of Tunguska. (Photo: Amazon)

In August, Prime Gaming subscribers were introduced to the world of Secret Files: Tunguska. In September, we dove once more into mystery with Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. Now, journey one last time into the saga of Nina Kalenkov and Max Gruber with Secret Files 3. Offering new mysteries to unravel and challenging puzzles to solve, Secret Files 3 offers a satisfying conclusion to Deep Silver's popular adventure trilogy.

Shop it: Secret Files 3, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $10), amazon.com

Tiny Robots Recharged

Rescue your robot friends from a villain's sinister clutches. (Photo: Amazon)
Rescue your robot friends from a villain's sinister clutches. (Photo: Amazon)

Not everyone has the time or patience for complex narratives, arduous challenges, and the kind of gaming that rewards being endlessly glued to a controller. Sometimes it's nice to have some simple little puzzles to sneak in at your desk during downtime. Well, the next time you need a break, look to Tiny Robots Recharged, a charming little point & click puzzle game from Big Loop Studios. Rescue your little robo-buddies and make your next lunch break a little more lively.

Shop it: Tiny Robots Recharged, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial ($4), amazon.com

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures

Britain's biggest names in animation have come to conquer gaming. (Photo: Amazon)
Britain's biggest names in animation have come to conquer gaming. (Photo: Amazon)

To know Aardman Animations' most-famous duo is to love them. Each of their four theatrical shorts has been nominated for an Academy Award (two of them winning), and their first feature film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, became the only stop-motion animated film to date to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Now, you can guide the celebrated pair on new adventures in an episodic series from Telltale games. Originally released in 2009, the game had been unavailable since 2014 due to licensing issues, but finally it has returned to digital retailers and Amazon is making it available to all their Prime Gaming members just for being a subscribers. Absolutely smashing, wouldn't you say, old chum?

Shop it: Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $15), amazon.com

Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape

Lil' Abner meets The Walking Dead (Photo: Amazon)
Lil' Abner meets The Walking Dead (Photo: Amazon)

It's a southern-friend shoot 'em up from the team at Nuttery Entertainment. With a top-down gameplay style that calls to mind the Sega Genesis cult-classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape offers a twist on the classic undead formula George A. Romero concocted back in 1968. Back then, it seemed nothing could prevent the apocalypse, but now we know one thing can stave off the zombifying virus: moonshine. Like the Duke boys evading Boss Hogg, the McCrearys of Whiskey & Zombies must avoid the flesh-eating ghouls that seek to turn them and get home to their life-saving elixir and save the world.

Shop it: Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape, free with 30-day Prime Gaming trial (was $10), amazon.com

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

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