Looking for games that are completely 100% free to claim, download and play on Xbox? We're not talking about free-to-play titles like Halo Infinite, Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone — aka, games that are designed to be free while implementing microtransactional elements — instead, the following full Xbox games and tech demos are focused around being entirely (or almost entirely) free with no catches whatsoever.
Back in 2020, we used this list to highlight the many great Xbox 360 games you can claim for free on Xbox One, Series X and Series S, and we've now updated it to include a few more modern titles as well. Hopefully you find it useful!
Let's take a look at the list:
Set in a fictitious 30 years before FINAL FANTASY XV, this game features retro-style inspired graphics centered around a fast-paced combat system with influences from modern gaming.
Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the first ever truly 3-D playground. Gamers will enforce justice by any means necessary in Pacific City, a crime-ridden urban center built to encourage the exploration of the full width, depth and height of the city."
The sequel to the award-winning vertical-world adventure, Crackdown 2 is the ultimate open-ended world action experience. The game lets you be judge, jury, and executioner for a huge, fully explorable city.
Doritos Crash Course (Offers Optional Paid DLC)
Doritos Crash Course is a fast-paced, funny, obstacle course game show for your Avatar to compete against your friends and family over Xbox Live.
Harms Way is a fast paced, action packed race where both drivers and snipers need to team up to win the race. As the sniper, you need to blow-up the competition. As a driver you need to finish 3 laps first.
Create clusters of same-colored tiles to clear them from the board. Sounds simple, right? The real fun of Hexic is in creating special patterns to earn special pieces.
Explore the shadowy Mine, twisty Jungle and extra-terrestrial Elect-City but be careful of lurking dangers. Escape traps, solve puzzles and dodge enemies using the Inops ability to split into many little creatures or join into one big Inop whenever you wish.
Insects is a real-time, interactive demo designed to showcase the best of 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range, Spatial Audio, and the enhanced visuals of Xbox One X. Originally created for game developers, Insects was reinvented to be an educational and engaging demonstration of the console's real-time graphics rendering capabilities.
Island Saver (Offers Optional Paid DLC)
A group of amazing islands need your help! Horrid plastic waste has washed up and you need to sort it out with your trusty Trash Blaster! But look out for the Litterbugs. They love mess and they’re out to muck things up.
The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience' is a free, boundary-pushing cinematic and open-world interactive tech demo that combines the power of Xbox Series X/S with UE5.
Put the hurt on Al-G's army in this classic 2D brawler, using collectible cards to enlist help from other Tune Squad players. Will the Tune Squad's teamwork be enough to stop Al-G Rhythm's plans?
As the cybernetic god Baldur, you are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. An ancient machine presence has forced the god's hand.
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