Welcome to 2019, everybody! It’s a brand new year, which means a brand new year for video games. As you wait to see what the future holds, check out the free games you can play right now using subcription services from PS Plus, Xbox Live Gold, and the newly-established Epic Games!
- Steep: Conquer the mountains on skis, snowboard, wingsuit or paraglider in Ubisoft’s open-world extreme sports extravaganza.
- Portal Knights: Be a warrior, ranger or mage and embark on a journey into the unknown with Portal Knights, an action RPG 3D sandbox with dozens of randomly generated islands to explore.
- Destiny 2: Forsaken: Expand your Destiny 2 universe and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow PS Plus Guardians in a raft of intense new missions and game modes with Destiny 2: Forsaken.
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- Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna): Built in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people of the Arctic to present a game experience like no other.
- Celeste: Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light: Take control of Lara and her new partner Totec, a Mayan tribesman, and uncover the ancient artifact known as the “Mirror of Smoke” in this action adventure game.
- Super Meat Boy: Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as a boy without skin who needs to save his girlfriend made of bandages from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a top hat and a monocle.
- What Remains of Edith Finch: As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive.
If you don’t have one of these free games services already, pick your favourite now and start the year with the ball rolling! And make sure to check back halfway through the month, as some of these services update twice a month.