Amazon Is Offering More Free Games, Including A Star Wars Classic

Amazon Prime Gaming has released 15 new free gaming titles, including Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D.

By Jason Collins | Updated

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D

Amazon Prime Gaming has a new offering of free games for May, also including a Star Wars classic gaming title, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D, ahead of May 4—also known as Star Wars Day. Of course, this isn’t a novelty; Amazon is known for offering free gaming titles to its subscribers. Just last month, Amazon Prime Gaming also offered Wolfenstein: The New Order, a reboot of the classical shooter franchise.

According to VGC, Amazon Prime Gaming, which is a part of the company’s Prime subscription, is once again making a free gaming offering to its customers. Players will receive a total of 15 gaming titles, including Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D, which landed just before the international Star Wars Day on May 4—you know, “may the fourth be with you.” Apart from the iconic game, other offerings for the first week of May also include Super Sidekicks and Samurai Shodown IV, both of which were developed for the Neo-Geo line of consoles.

The Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D offered by Amazon Prime Gaming isn’t among the usual, more-modern offering made by the company since it was released in 1998 for Windows PC and Nintendo 64 as part of a larger Star Wars: Rogue Squadron gaming series. The players assume the role of Luke Skywalker as the leader of the Rogue Squadron as they engage in a series of aerial combat missions against the Galactic Empire. The title was praised for its fast-paced gameplay, immersive environments, and faithful representation of the Star Wars universe.

Apart from Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D, which is widely considered one of the best Star Wars games ever made, Amazon Prime Gaming also offers a selection of other gaming titles. The second week of May will feature 2017’s remaster of the 1999’s Planescape Torment, which has an immersive and complex storyline based on the player’s choice and consequences.

The 2021’s Lake is a bit more of a relaxed gaming experience that explores themes of nostalgia, identity, and personal growth, while Robo Army and Last Resort are additional retro releases picked up from Neo Geo systems.

Gaming releases for the third-week Amazon Prime Gaming feature Almost Gone, a 2020 puzzle game, and Alpha Mission 2, which is yet another Neo Geo game released in 1991. Other releases for that week also include 3 Count Bout, a wrestling game, and Kardboard Kings, which is a card shop tycoon sim.

The fourth week of May will also introduce Lila’s Sky Ark, Agatha Knife, King of the Monsters 2, and Kizuna Encounter games. The former two are modern gaming releases, while the latter entries were originally developed and published for Neo Geo systems.

Amazon Prime Gaming continues to make its free monthly offerings in an attempt to compete with Valve’s Steam platform—whose entire game library became inaccessible on legacy Windows OS. Unfortunately, its gaming offerings often can’t compete with Steam’s main competitor, Epic Games, which offers much more prominent gaming titles for free each week. Anyone interested in grabbing any of the aforementioned gaming titles offered by Amazon Prime Gaming can do so for free by grabbing a 30-day trial.