Games on the Cheap: December 2020

Games on the Cheap: December 2020

Xbox Game Pass, Games with Gold, PlayStation Plus, Epic Games Store, Prime Gaming and more

With this being the second Games on the Cheap after a long while, I was super pumped to put this together and go through all the free games for December and all those games coming to the various subscription services (not “free” like many sites claim). Well, in true 2020 fashion, the offerings for December are a massive letdown.

There are a few nice additions coming to Xbox Game Pass, particularly Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (the “S” stands for “Superfluous”), Call of the Sea and an Xbox Series X version of Destiny 2.

Over in PlayStation land, its a super poor month. For those of you with a new PS5, go get Bugsnax, which is sticking around on the service for a while.

If you want my honest pick, it would be to get the tried and true, recently free-to-play gem, Rocket League. For my money it is still is the best sports type game out there. Oh, and River City Girls, which was a late addition to Xbox Game Pass last month. That game is dope!

UPDATED: So there are a whole bunch of new additions to Game Pass that I just had to pop in here (in bold). Control has finally made its way to the service after Phil Spencer off-handedly spoke about it over a year ago. Doom Eternal on PC and Superhot: Mind Control Delete are big gets too.

Here are the GAMES ON THE CHEAP for December 2020

Xbox Games Pass

  • December 3
    • Phogs
    • Haven
    • Control
    • Doom Eternal (PC only)
    • Haven
    • Rage 2 (Android only)
    • Slime Rancher
    • Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (PC only)
    • Yes, Your Grace
  • December 4
    • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
  • December 8
    • Call of the Sea
    • Destiny 2 (for Xbox Series X)
    • Monster Sanctuary
    • Starbound (PC only)
  • December 9
    • Unto the End
  • December 10
    • Assetto Corsa
    • Gang Beasts
    • GreedFall
    • Superhot: Mind Control Delete
    • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Xbox Games With Gold

  • Out from the 1st
    • The Raven Remastered
    • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
  • Out from the 16th
    • Bleed 2
    • Stacking

PlayStation Plus

  • Just Cause 4 (PS4)
  • Rocket Arena (PS4)
  • Worms Rumble (PS5 & PS4)

Epic Games Store

So these PC games are completely free. Worth getting an account on your phone even if you don’t have a PC to take advantage of the freebies (just play them when you do). More games will be available throughout the month, so check here.

  • Available until December 4
    • MudRunner
  • November 6-13
    • Cave Story+

Humble Choice

At the time of writing, the November Humble Choice Bundle is still going. Check out Humble Choice here after December 4 for the December offerings.


At the time of writing, close to 100 free PC games! Check them out here. Honestly though, nothing jumps out.

Prime Gaming

Don’t forget about Prime Gaming (it’s part of your Amazon subscription you probably already pay for).

  • Recently added:
    • Bridge Constructor: Medieval
    • Genesis: Alpha One
    • Ironcast
    • The Spectrum Retreat
    • Lost Horizon

GAMES ON THE CHEAP: December 2020 and more

On our Versus Player podcast we occasionally chat about the freebies, sales and deals for the month. This includes the games that are part of Xbox Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus. We also chat about any good Humble Bundle, Good Old Games or other deals and freebies around the net. Give us a listen here or on a whole bunch of podcast services, including iTunes.

What are your picks for the month? Are there any other good deals floating around on the net that are worthy of a mention? Got any questions for the podcast? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy gaming (and bargain hunting)!