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 since updated it to include a few more modern titles as well. Hopefully you find it useful!
We've also included the Xbox Games With Gold for October 2022 below, in case you haven't grabbed them yet!
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.
Ready to save the universe from an Araxian invasion? Challenge them solo or recruit up to three friends for an all-out assault. Feeling lucky? Try it on Insane mode – the rewards are greater but the name is all too accurate.
Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition (Requires XBL Gold)
Take to the skies in this immersive flight simulation where each mission is a high-risk expedition. Manage everything from fuel, ammo, hydraulics and more in your very own physics based Bomber, which can be customized with an array of liveries and paint jobs!
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 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.
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.
You will need to breathlessly run through an abandoned high school, a creepy hospital, a terrifying morgue and seemingly the depths of hell itself. Racing against your peers, you will need to keep your wits about you, solve insidious clues, avoid demonic obstacles and ultimately find your way to the exit – before it’s too late.
Phantom Dust for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC is a re-release of the original Xbox classic, now returning with full Xbox LIVE support and a host of enhancements, including Xbox Play Anywhere, cross-device multiplayer, achievements, and 16x9 presentation.
Port Royale 3 (Requires XBL Gold)
It’s the turbulent 17th Century, and you are a young sea captain whose only goal is to be the most powerful man in the New World. To achieve your goal, either choose to be a trader – developing trade routes to earn fortune, glory, and power; or become an adventurer – plundering, invading, and leading your ships in beautiful 3D naval battles.
Welcome to the International Space Station! It’s your job to make sure the resupply H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) is successfully berthed to the International Space Station. But before you can do that you must prepare the ISS for the HTV’s arrival.
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?
The base game of The Sims™ 4 is free to download. Get a plethora of options for building homes, styling Sims, and customizing their personalities. Craft their life stories while exploring vibrant worlds and discovering more ways of being you all at no cost.
In this single player card based game, you get to manage and build up your own space program. Your goal is to build all 8 mission critical objectives to safely send humans to the Moon and establish a permanent Moon habitat. You do this by determining what research to fund on the space station and what projects you want to fund back on Earth.
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.
Windbound (Requires XBL Gold)
As Kara, you are a warrior, caught at sea in a fierce storm, adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise.
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