Stadia now offers free games for those who do not have a subscription, here is the list

Stadia is trying to attract new players with a new “free games” section. This section is accessible with a Stadia account, even without a paid subscription. You will be able to play these full games unlimited – under the streaming quality conditions of Stadia Free.

Stadia Free Games

For a long time to test Stadia after the trial period, there was onlyonly one possibility: put your hand in your pocket. The cheapest was to subscribe to Stadia Pro (€ 9.99 per month) and wait for Google to offer to unlock a selection of games for free each month. Then, as promised, it became possible to unsubscribe from Stadia Pro, while continuing to enjoy free of charge your purchased games “for life”. Gold, Google has also recently offered a handful of completely free games that you can play without limits., even without a Stadia Pro subscription. These are full games – some are even some of the best we’ve played on the platform.

To play it is very simple: go to and create a free account. Google will offer you a roundabout way to do this, since initially you will be prompted to subscribe to the Stadia Pro trial offer. Do so, but don’t forget to unsubscribe before the end of the trial period to revert to the Stadia Basic offer. You can then browse the Store. Go down to the “Free Games” section and choose the one you like the most to play immediately. You won’t need to buy a controller. All you need is a computer with keyboard and mouse, or an Android smartphone. Several models of bluetooth controllers are also supported. Note that the service is only accessible through Google Chrome browsers and those based on Chromium (including Microsoft Edge).

Crayta Starter Edition is now 100% free on Stadia

Google announced in February 2021 that Crayta Starter Edition would become completely free. The game is all about creating your own games, or playing endless games designed by other players. Crayta’s universe is reminiscent of other titles like Roblox. The format chosen by the game is nevertheless more intuitive and modern, with visuals that would not swear in Fortnite for example. A must have that may occupy you for hours and hours on Stadia.


No need to subscribe to Stadia Pro to play Destiny 2

Who hasn’t heard of Destiny 2? This AAA game published by Bungie is a first person shooter. The base game and many areas are accessible for free with a basic Stadia account. What to discover the mechanics of the game and to explore its universe in solo or multiplayer. Of course, if you have used up what is available in the free version, you are free to purchase extensions later to prolong the fun.


Super Bomberman R Online: How about a crazy little Battle Royale?

Do you like Battle Royale and strategy games? Super Bomberman R Online takes up the Bomberman universe in a title that lets you take on 64 other players online. To survive, of course, we will have to redouble our strategy. By the way, you will undoubtedly recognize many characters from the game. There are indeed many characters created by Konami, including Snake from Metal Gear Solid, characters from Castelvania and Pyramid Head from Silent Hill.


Free Stadia games: what to expect next?

You want to enjoy Stadia for free but have you ever played these three games? Patience! Stadia is expected to add new titles to this list on a regular basis. We guess that only the games that are offered to Stadia Pro subscribers are likely to go permanently to Free-to-play. As of March 2021, the list of games available for free to Stadia Pro subscribers was as follows (we’ve marked games that have already gone free with an asterisk):

  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons
  • AVICII Invector
  • Crayta *
  • Destiny 2 *
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Everspace
  • F1 2020
  • Figment
  • Gunsport
  • Hitman: Complete First Season
  • Hotline Miami
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Jotun
  • Journey to the Savage Planet: Employee of the Month Edition
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Lara Croft: Temple of Osiris
  • Little Nightmares II
  • Orcs Must Die 3
  • PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle
  • PixelJunk Raiders
  • PUBG
  • Reigns
  • Republic
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • SteamWorld Dig
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Steamworld Heist
  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh
  • Submerged: Hidden Depths
  • Sundered: Eldritch Edition
  • Super Bomberman R Online *
  • SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete

Also read: Stadia, Shadow, GeForce Now, Luna, PS Now, xCloud… our comparison of the best cloud gaming offers

Note also that Google regularly offers other games in Free-to-play for a limited time. To keep up to date and not miss a thing, we strongly recommend that you subscribe to the official Stadia Twitter account.

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