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Amazon giving away 30 games, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition, right now

Prime Day giveaway also features Grid Legends, Need for Speed Heat and some Star Wars classics

Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a masked alien is illuminated by a burst of blue light Image: BioWare/EA
Oli Welsh is senior editor, U.K., providing news, analysis, and criticism of film, TV, and games. He has been covering the business & culture of video games for two decades.

Amazon Prime members are now able to claim over 30 free games as part of this year’s Prime Day promotion, including PC versions of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, 2021’s compilation of remasters of the original Mass Effect trilogy, and recent Codemasters racing game Grid Legends.

Prime Day is being held on July 12-13 this year (yes, that’s two days). According to Amazon, while the promotion’s running, Prime subscribers will be able to download over 30 PC games for free via the Prime Gaming service. Other featured titles are 2019’s Need for Speed Heat and a trio of classic Star Wars games: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: Republic Commando.

Note that in order to claim the Mass Effect, Grid and Need for Speed games, you’ll need to link an EA account and download the games via Origin.

Over 25 indie games have also been made available to Prime members for free as part of Prime Day. Standouts from this selection include several SNK arcade classics (Fatal Fury Special, Metal Slug 2, Samurai Shodown 2, and a couple of King of Fighters), cult platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, and color-manipulating puzzle adventure Hue.

Prime Gaming is one of the strangest and most easily forgotten offshoots of the sprawling Amazon Prime service; it mostly offers free DLC items and in-game boosts, plus a handful of older PC games at any one time. It’s no Game Pass or PlayStation Plus, in other words, but it’s definitely worth remembering to log in during Prime Day to claim some of these freebies.

Update (July 12): The deals are now live. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.

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