Amazon Prime Day is back on July 12 – and members can already buy free games as part of this year’s offers.
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Amazon’s 48-hour Prime Day sale kicks off again on July 12 — and it’s already getting bigger for gamers than past events.
In recent years, the online retail giant has expanded its Prime offerings to include Prime Gaming, giving members a host of benefits such as free PC games.
While Prime Day is still a week away, Amazon has already started releasing brand new games as part of its free roster, with titles set to Star Wars Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy† GRID Legends and Legendary Mass Effect Edition†
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We’ll also likely see a huge selection of other deals when the event kicks off, including discounts on consoles, games, accessories and gaming laptops.
Scroll on to find out what to expect this year and bookmark this page to see the best offers as they come in.
HOW TO SCORE FREE GAMES THIS AMAZON PRIME DAY
From June 21 through the end of Prime Day, Amazon Prime members can download 30 PC games for free as part of the Prime Day festivities.
To grab your free games, just sign up for an Amazon Prime account with a 30-day free trial. If you are already a member, you can go here to start playing.
You can check out a full list of the included games below:
- Star Wars Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy
- Star Wars Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast
- Star Wars Republic Commando
- GRID Legends
- Legendary Mass Effect Edition
- Need for speed heat
- 10 Second Ninja X
- 8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure
- Adding Adventures
- Bang Bang Racing
- Clouds & Sheep 2
- Death Squared
- Fatal Fury Special
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
- Manual Samuel
- Metal unit
- Pumped BMX Pro
- Puzzle of the Year – Pack of 10
- Rain World
- gone viral
- Road Trip — Pack of 3
- Samurai Shodown II
- Serial cleaner
- the crow’s eye
- Metal Slug 2
- 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
Prime Gaming gives members access to a rotating collection of free PC games, in addition to exclusive game content, free in-game loot and a free Twitch channel subscription every month.
An Amazon Prime subscription also comes with a host of other benefits, including fast and free delivery of eligible Amazon purchases, access to Prime Video, access to two million ad-free songs through Amazon Music, and access to thousands of eBooks through Prime. reading.
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AMAZON PRIME DAY GAMING DEALS TO EXPECT
Last Prime Day saw a ton of great gaming deals, including $121.95 off Nintendo Switch consoles, $101.95 off Nintendo Switch Lite consoles, up to 75 percent off game titles across all platforms, and up to 58 percent off on PC accessories.
We expect to see other discounts this year as well, including deals on gaming laptops and the Nintendo Switch OLED model. We’ll bring you the best deals as soon as the sale starts, so be sure to check back as the date approaches.
If you’d like to get a better idea of some of the other deals to come this Prime Day, check out one of our helpful guides, including: best deals for Apple, best tech deals, best vacuum deals, best AirPods deals, best Amazon device deals, best Nintendo Switch deals, best headphone deals and best early Prime Day deals.
BEST CURRENT GAMING DEALS AT AMAZON AUSTRALIA
Don’t want to wait until Prime Day to shop? We’ve rounded up some of the best current game deals at Amazon Australia below.
Note: Prices are correct and products in stock at time of publication.
You can also check out our guide to the best Nintendo Switch deals or the best PlayStation sales for more top deals.
WHAT IS AMAZON PRIME DAY?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual shopping event hosted exclusively for Amazon Prime members. Both local and international deals are available through the Amazon Australia site, with international deals usually kicking in once the Australian sale has ended.
Despite its name, Prime Day is a multi-day event, giving members plenty of opportunities to get discounts on everything from fashion and electronics to home appliances and essential groceries.
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Lauren Chaplin is the writer of Best Of Consumer Technology at news.com.au. She previously worked at comparison site Finder as a senior retail writer, covering everything from tech gadgets to the latest home products. Before breaking her teeth as a journalist, she completed a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Australia and worked as a media consultant for JB Hi-Fi, selling the products she now writes about.