Prime Gaming: everything you need to know

Prime Gaming is one of the newest additions to the Amazon empire and if you’re curious about more about this service, you’ve come to the right place. Not only can Amazon Prime Gaming be a useful way to expand your game library, but it can also bring nice little bonuses to the games you already own.

What you may not be aware of is the fact that Prime Gaming is actually included as part of an Amazon Prime membership. You may already be accessing all the benefits without even knowing it. If not, here’s an overview of everything you get when you sign up.

Prime Gaming free games

Every month Amazon offers a selection of games that can be downloaded for free. It’s not a permanent selection of free PC games like you’d get with PC Game Pass, but instead a bunch of new offers every month that are available for a limited period of time.

These games span many different genres and eras of gaming. We’ve already seen Dead Space 2, the hit survival horror game from 2011, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, one of the most influential action RPGs of all time, The Curse of Monkey Island, the iconic point-and-click adventure, and countless others. It can be great to encourage you to try classic games that you might not have gotten around to otherwise.

If you ever see a game you want, you may be able to get it for free, as even a free trial of Amazon Prime gives you access to Prime Gaming’s offerings.

Prime Gaming Packs

In addition to all the free games you get, Prime Gaming also offers a good selection of in-game bonuses. Sometimes these bonuses are cool cosmetics, sometimes it’s in-game currency to spend however you like.

The in-game bonuses are really diverse, but here’s a selection of games that sometimes include them:

  • League of Legends
  • Red Dead Online
  • Autumn boys
  • World of Warcraft
  • Overwatch PUBG

Prime Gaming July Highlights

To give you a taste of what Prime Gaming is offering subscribers, here are a few of their offerings for June 2022:

  • Metal Slug 2, the retro arcade run and gun platformer
  • Fatal Fury Special, the iconic fighting game
  • Brimstone Grohk skin for use in Paladins
  • The Fall Guys Summer Activity Bundle

Do you have any questions? Do not worry. We’ve got the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Prime Gaming below.

Is Prime Gaming only for PC?

No. While some games and content available for Prime Gaming are exclusive to PC, you’ll also find mobile games and even console games that can be redeemed via a code.

Do you lose your games after closing your account?

No. While you won’t be able to access new Prime Gaming content, you’ll still have access to the games you’ve already claimed.

How do I claim my Amazon Prime Games?

When you’re on the Prime Gaming homepage and you see something you want, all you need to do is click ‘claim’. After this, the game and/or content you have claimed will be available to you. To find it, go to ‘Your Account’ in Amazon, then ‘Games and Software Library’ and you should see it. You can download it or get a code that you can use to redeem it on another platform.

Is Prime Gaming free with Amazon Prime?

Yes, of course. Just head over to the Prime Gaming homepage once you’re logged in to see what’s currently available.

Expired Prime Games?

Games available through Prime Gaming can only be claimed for a limited period of time after which it will no longer be available to claim, but it will still be available in your account. However, this comes with the major caveat that all digital content purchased through Amazon can be removed at any time without warning, even content you’ve paid for. It doesn’t happen often, but it can and it happens.

We hope this helps keep you up to date with Prime Gaming. You might also be interested in checking out our guides on the best PC controller or the best VPN service if you want to improve your gaming setup.

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