Subscription services are also available from some third party companies, but their value is under debate.
EA access costs $ 4.99 per month or $ 29.99 per year for a library of EA titles, early access, and a 10% discount on Xbox games. EA's Origin Access also offers many of the same benefits for PC games for the same price.
The Epic Games Store is a new store front designed to compete with Steam. Although most of the competitors' deal-tracking features are missing, free games are regularly offered. Check in every two weeks.
If you're into streaming games, Twitch Prime gives you a monthly selection of free games, free gambling and exclusive discounts. It is part of Amazon Prime Services, which costs $ 1
Utomik is a strange service. While it does not have a lot of big titles or recent releases, it does have an extensive selection of hard-to-find tracks from Disney, Warner Bros., Sega, Epic Games, and more. There are $ 6.99 per month or $ 9.99 for the family plan.
PC players do not have as many options as console owners, but with Nvidia's GeForce Now you can play many games for free. It is available on Mac, PC or Nvidia Shield TV. Be warned though, because there is a long waiting list for the PC.
The best alternative is to sign up for Humble Monthly, a curated selection of monthly titles that Steam can redeem. Subscribe for $ 12 a month and get games worth about $ 100.