Twitch is the rapidly-growing video game streaming service, of course, which airs esports competitions and lets people showcase their gaming skills to potentially many thousands of viewers.
Don't want to watch someone else play video games? Fair enough – but Twitch has something else on tap that every kind of PC player can get behind: free games. If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, then you automatically have access to Twitch Prime. It's a service that eliminates ads from videos, lets you grant free monthly subscriptions to support streamers, and now includes several free games each month.
Even if you'll never use the streaming service, all Amazon Prime subscribers should snag the free Twitch Prime subscription and download these free PC games from the Twitch desktop app; they're yours to keep forever. And if you do love and use Twitch, then Prime and its myriad goodies is just the cherry on top. The selection changes monthly, so we'll keep this space updated as new games arrive.
Free PC games in November 2018
This raucous party game tasks your team of tiny chefs with cooking up epic meals together, which proves to be a delightfully zany experience. It's best with buddies if you have a couple of extra gamepads, naturally.
AER: Memories of Old
AER: Memories of Old is a gorgeous adventure game that finds you transforming into a bird to soar between floating ruins and temples, where you'll solve puzzles and soak in the enchanting atmosphere. It's short, but sweet.
The Pillars of the Earth
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, The Pillars of the Earth shares the historical tale of a 12th-century English town attempting to build a cathedral to enrich its people – and you'll experience how the lives of some of those people intertwine in this adventure series.
The dizzying Descent is one of the iconic early games that helped push the industry into 3D action, and Overload is designed as a modern spiritual successor to that six-degrees-of-freedom legend. You'll zip your craft through tight corridors to blast rival robots and bosses.