Google launched Stadia a little over a year ago, giving players access to some of their favorite games without having to own a console or gaming PC. While Stadia can be used as a free service, Google does offer a Stadia Pro membership for $9.99/month, which gives subscribers access to special discounts, upgraded 4K streaming options, as well as one or more free games to claim per month. Once you claim a game in Pro, it’s yours to keep as long as you’re subscribed, similar to how PlayStation Plus works.
The free games with Pro can then be played as long as your Stadia Pro subscription is active, but are only available to be claimed for a limited time, so make sure you’re checking back every month as we update the list of games available. If you cancel or suspend your Pro subscription and then decide to resubscribe in the future, all previously claimed games will return to your library. Some of the best Stadia games have been offered on Pro in the past so make sure you claim each game every month.
Here is the full list of all currently available Stadia Pro games, this list does not include games that are available for free to everyone such as Destiny 2’s base game content and Super Bomberman R Online—consider those extra bonuses.
Full Google Stadia Pro game list for February 2021
- Ary and the Secret of Seasons
- AVICII Invector
- Crayta: Premium Edition
- Cthulhu Saves Christmas
- El Hijo – A Wild West Tale
- Enter the Gungeon
- F1 2020
- Hitman: The Complete First Season
- Hotline Miami
- Human: Fall Flat Stadia Edition
- Journey to the Savage Planet: Employee of the Month Edition
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- Little Nightmares II
- Orcs Must Die! 3
- Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle
- PixelJunk Raiders
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Breakthrough Edition
- SteamWorld Dig
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- SteamWorld Heist
- SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
- Submerged: Hidden Depths
- Superhot: Mind Control Delete
Every month, new games will join the list of free titles while others may leave. It’s important to claim the games you’d like before they do leave, so make sure to head over to your Stadia account and do so each and every month. You can quickly claim Pro titles on the mobile app for convenience.
What are the other benefits of Stadia Pro?
While Stadia is available as a free service to players, Stadia Pro comes with some enhanced features that you can only get by subscribing to the service. This includes the ability to play games at above 1080p resolution. The free version of Stadia is capped up to 1080p and 60FPS, but active Stadia Pro subscriptions will be able to play games in up to 4K resolution, have HDR support, and receive 5.1 surround sound support on any TVs connected to the correct sound system.
Along with the boost in graphics and sound quality, Stadia Pro users also get exclusive discounts on select games available for purchase in the Stadia store. The discounts themselves aren’t incredibly steep, but it is a nice added bonus on top of the free games and 4K support. Plus, any games you buy that are discounted remain in your library even if you let your Pro subscription lapse or decide to cancel, unlike the free Pro games. You can head over to Stadia’s site to learn more about signing up for Stadia Pro if you’re interested. There is a one-month free trial to check out any of the games in the list above at no cost.
Additionally, Stadia often has promotional “free play” periods for non-Stadia Pro games as well. For example, as of the time of this writing on March 16, you can play NBA 2K21 entirely for free without restrictions if you’re a Stadia Pro member, but that only lasts until March 23 at which point you’d have to buy it. Think of it like an extended (but time-limited) demo period. They tend to have one or two of those per month, usually, but they’re not guaranteed.
Are Stadia Pro games free forever?
The great thing about Stadia Pro is that there’s no time limit or cap on how long the games you claim remain free. As long as you keep your Stadia Pro subscription active, the games are available and playable once you’ve claimed them to your account. However, it’s important to keep in mind that if you do decide to turn off your Stadia Pro subscription, you will no longer have access to the games until you subscribe again.
Everything you need
Stadia: Premiere Edition
A good way to start
You can play games on Stadia for free on your phone or PC right now, but grabbing the Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra is your best option for couch gaming on your TV. With support for Android, iOS, web browsers, and of course Chromecast, Stadia is a great option for enjoying all that Google’s cloud-gaming service has to offer no matter which device you’re on.
All you need
A firm grip on what’s needed
The Stadia Controller is all you need to use Stadia if you already have the Chromecast Ultra. You can also use it on your other devices. Get the Wasabi colored one if you can, it’s gorgeous.