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Got Prime? You could be missing out on these free games

Everything you need to know about Prime Gaming's free games and loot. 

Brodie Fogg
Feb 23, 2024
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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’re probably privy to the exclusive discounts and free (or faster) shipping that’s included with every $9.99 per month subscription. You’re also probably aware that the same subscription gets you access to Amazon Prime Video, one of the best streaming services in Australia where value for money is concerned. But you may have overlooked some of the other, slightly more niche, benefits of an Amazon Prime subscription.

For starters, there’s Prime Reading, an ebook library that serves as a stripped-back version of Kindle Unlimited and Prime Music, Amazon’s version of Spotify. And last, but not least, there’s Prime Gaming, Amazon’s dog in the growing game subscription fight.

If you play video games, particularly PC video games, and you’re also subscribed to Amazon Prime, there’s a high chance you’re missing out on some solid free games and in-game loot.

Here's everything you need to know about using Prime Gaming in Australia. 

Close-up photograph of someone using the Prime Gaming on their smartphone on a bright yellow background with the Amazon logo.

What is Prime Gaming?


Prime Gaming is simply one benefit of being an Amazon Prime member. It offers exclusive in-game loot and free games. It’s not a subscription-based game library like Xbox Game Pass, nor is it a video game streaming service like PlayStation Now. It more resembles Xbox Games with Gold or PlayStation’s monthly PS Plus games. The only difference is, that once you’ve claimed your free games, you can play them indefinitely, even without an ongoing Amazon Prime subscription.

How much does Prime Gaming cost?

Amazon Prime costs $9.99 per month in Australia.
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Prime Gaming comes at no additional cost if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber. But it’s an exclusive perk for those who pay $9.99 per month for the suite of Amazon Prime benefits. This is where people get hung up the most.

A lot of people don’t realise that their Amazon Prime membership gets them access to Prime Video, Prime Gaming and Prime Reading, and a lot of Prime Video subscribers don’t realise that they also have access to all the online shopping benefits of Amazon Prime.

Prime Gaming free games

Free games every month that are yours forever.

A screenshot of free games currently available on Prime Gaming, including Fallout, Yars: Recharged, Missile Command: Recharged, Blade Assault and more.

Unlike Xbox Game Pass, which gives subscribers a library of downloadable video games that are accessible as long as the player keeps paying their monthly subscription, Prime Gaming offers current subscribers a smaller, rotating selection of free-to-download games. Kind of like how Games with Gold and PS Plus Monthly Games work, except those services won’t let you play the downloaded games if you drop your subscription. Games downloaded for Prime Gaming are yours for good.

This mostly benefits PC gamers, though console gamers can occasionally take advantage of the exclusive skins and loot that Prime Gaming offers on multi-platform games like FIFA and Overwatch.

Here are the free games you can nab at the time of writing:

  • Fallout
  • Tempest 4000
  • Criminal Archives: Alphabetic Murders - CE
  • Missile Command: Recharged
  • Breakout: Recharged
  • Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery VR
  • Yars: Recharged
  • Blade Assault

Prime Gaming loot

Free games every month that are yours forever.

Can’t forget that loot, right gamers? Well don’t worry Prime Gaming’s got a delectable platter of loot reserved for only the most distinguished gamers (paying subscribers.)

Loot bonuses vary from game to game. At the moment, FI 23 players can download a Synthwave costume bundle for free. While Madden NFL 24 players can pick up the timely Super Bowl Ultimate Team Pack. Those are just a few of the many perks and bonuses available through Prime Gaming’s loot system. You can also score free in-game currency, weapons, costumes and more in games like RuneScape, Cyberpunk, Call of Duty: Warzone and World of Warcraft.

Head over to the official website for the full list of current Prime Gaming perks. The rewards vary widely, but there sure are a lot of games that give you something just for being a Prime subscriber.


Twitch Prime vs. Prime Gaming

Twitch Prime is Prime Gaming. Twitch Prime is simply what Amazon called Prime Gaming before August 2020. After Amazon acquired Twitch way back in 2014, the live-streaming platform marketed to gamers seemed like the natural place to offer subscription bonuses for in-game loot and downloadable content. But back in 2020, Amazon rebranded Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming, to consolidate the branding of its all-in-one Amazon Prime subscription.

Amazon Prime Gaming FIFA bonuses

One of Prime Gaming’s more popular perks is the skins, in-game currency and loot it offers for select titles, such as the FIFA series (which has rebranded as EA SPORTS FC.

To give you an idea of what kind of bonuses you can expect from Prime Gaming if you’re a FIFA diehard, here’s what’s currently on offer for EA SPORTS FC 24.

Prime Gaming Pack #5

  • 4x Gold Rare Players (Untradeable)
  • 1x Player Pick with min OVR 81+(Untradeable)
  • 6x Rare Consumables
  • 1x Base Hero (15 games loan)

How to cancel Prime Gaming

Considering your Prime Gaming subscription is inextricably linked to your Amazon Prime subscription, the cancellation process is the same. To cancel Amazon Prime, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Amazon account using your username and password
  2. Click the dropdown in the top-right corner of the window where it has your username and ‘Account & Lists
  3. Under the ‘Your Account’ section, click the box labelled Prime or simply follow this link
  4. Click ‘End membership and benefits’ on the left-hand side of the page and follow the prompts.
  5. Done. Amazon will also offer to set a ‘renewal reminder’ once your current billable month is over.
Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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