Amazon is giving you over 30 free games this Prime Day

Promo image for free games on Amazon Prime Day that reads 'Start freeloading - prime gaming'
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Prime Day is next month and members can look forward to a slew of games available to download for free during the event.

The dates for Amazon Prime Day 2022 have finally been announced with the sales bonanza set for Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13. Prime members can look forward to deals across the entire website, including over 30 free games from triple-A titles to indie darlings.

Amazon shared the Prime Day news in a blog post, saying that Prime Gaming members can begin downloading the eligible titles for free from June 21 through July 13. The smorgasbord of games includes the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Need For Speed Heat, and a trio of Star Wars titles, which is great if you've jumped on the Obi-Wan Kenobi bandwagon. 

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

(Image credit: EA)

The post says that during Amazon Prime Day, members "can claim more than 30 free games." It adds that in the run up to Prime Day, from June 21 through July 13, "Prime members can start freeloading more than 25 indie games instantly." 

So it sounds like the 25 plus indie titles available leading up to Prime Day aren't included in the 30 'during Prime Day' offerings. Here are some of the highlighted games available during Prime Day: 

  • GRID Legends
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Need for Speed Heat
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2  – Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando

And here's the list of indie games that includes some titles that have released with Prime Gaming in the past, as well as some first-timers for the service:  

  • 10 Second Ninja X
  • 8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure
  • Addling Adventures
  • Bang Bang Racing
  • Clouds & Sheep 2
  • Death Squared
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
  • Gone Viral
  • HUE
  • Manual Samuel
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Unit
  • Pumped BMX Pro
  • Puzzle of the Year – 0 Pack
  • Rain World
  • Road Trip – 3 Pack
  • Samurai Shodown 2
  • Serial Cleaner
  • The Crow’s Eye
  • The Darkside Detective
  • The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor

If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you might want to consider signing up for Prime Day, especially if your wishlist has been growing. Don't forget to take advantage of the Amazon Prime student discount if you fall into that category. And if you haven't previously had a membership, you should definitely consider starting a free 30-day Prime trial.

Our Amazon Prime review packs in all of the info that prospective members need to know. And if it's not something you want to continue, you can simply cancel the trial before the 30 days is up, to prevent getting charged. 

Shabana Arif
News Editor, TechRadar Gaming

Shabana has been writing about games for almost a decade now, as well as covering tech, politics, food, and other random tidbits at Gizmodo UK. She's stepped outside of news every now and then to write game guides, and always appreciates a DM if she's helped get you out of a pickle. During her time freelancing, you may have spotted her words at VG24/7, GamesRadar, and IGN. She's also held the position of news editor at Gizmodo UK, T3, and The Sun Online.