Amazon Prime subscribers can pick up an iconic RTS this month as the latest Prime Gaming lineup has been revealed.
After giving members of its subscription service 30 free games during Prime Day, Amazon is now giving them StarCraft: Remastered. announced in a blog post (opens in new tab)Prime subscribers will have until August 1 to purchase the 2017 renewal of Blizzard’s classic space-based RTS.
Refreshing the game with ultra HD visuals, enhanced audio and full multiplayer matchmaking, this remaster is the best way to play StarCraft on modern hardware. The core gameplay is almost completely unchanged as it rolls the original StarCraft campaigns and the Brood War expansion into one title.
It’s also arguably the easiest path for the series. It features the Terran-Zerg-Protoss conflict, as well as Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, and the rest of the gang. Plus, even if you never ventured into the highly competitive multiplayer landscape, your single-player campaigns still hold up today.
Zerg rush… to get these free games
Five extra games will also be available this month. They include the old-school point-and-click adventure game Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, the indie adventure Beasts of Maravilla Island, the modern metroidvania Recompile, the roguelite platformer ScourgeBringer, and the puzzle Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises.
All six games will be available for purchase starting August 1. As usual, you’ll still be able to download and play them once your Prime membership ends. But be sure to claim them before they disappear when the next freebie round comes out in a month.
Amazon Prime subscribers can also pick up a bunch of extra in-game goodies next month. As part of Prime’s ongoing partnership with Pokémon Go, subscribers can pick up a pack of 30 Poké Balls and five Max Revives for free. Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone players can also get a cosmetics pack, while Battlefield 2042 players can get a free Lis skin.
Prime Gaming has given away some stellar titles over the past year. In addition to distributing Mass Effect: Legendary Edition last month, it gave members Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Total War: Warhammer in January. If you’re already an Amazon Prime member, it’s worth keeping an eye out for games you can buy at no extra cost.