The next batch of free games coming to Amazon Prime Gaming has been revealed, including a brilliant Lord of the Rings action RPG.
After Assassin’s Creed Origins shipped last month, Amazon Prime members will be able to pick up Middle-earth: Shadow of War for free on PC as part of the October lineup. As usual, subscribers will be able to claim and keep the game forever, even after their Prime membership ends.
One of the best Lord of the Rings video games ever released, Shadow of War puts you as the ranger Talion in an open-world RPG. You’ll be fighting orcs in melee and jumping over their strongholds as you go behind enemy lines to take down Sauron. It really stands out for its Nemesis System, in which orc bosses gradually rise through the ranks of Mordor and remember your past fights with them. An extra strategic layer also allows you to gradually build up an army of your own and command it in battle.
Amazon subscribers had the chance to pick up Shadow of War’s predecessor, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, as part of last month’s Prime Gaming lineup. What better time to get into Tolkien’s spirit than now, when the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power TV series is well underway?
If Middle-earth isn’t to your liking, several other games are also available. Bethesda’s Fallout 76 online RPG will be free, along with fantasy strategy game Total War: Warhammer 2, the old-fashioned point-and-click adventure Loom, puzzle game Glass Masquerade: Origins, the strategy RPG Hero’s Hour and the platformer Horace. All of them are only available for PC.
They will be accompanied by some goodies, including an Apex Legends cosmetics pack, weapons pack for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the Dressed to Kill pack for Deathloop. As part of Amazon’s ongoing partnership with Niantic, you’ll also be able to pick up a Pokémon Go pack containing some Ultraballs and Max Revives.
All of these freebies will be released in early October. You will be able to claim them on the Amazon Prime Gaming homepage (opens in new tab), although it may not be necessary. If you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you already have access to Fallout 76 and Shadow of War. You can even find Total War: Warhammer 3 on PC Game Pass, which comes as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.