Google launched Stadia a little over a year ago, giving players access to some of their favorite games without owning a console or gaming PC. While you can use Stadia as a free service, Google offers a Stadia Pro membership for $9.99 per month, which gives subscribers access to special discounts, upgraded 4K streaming options, and 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.
As long as your Stadia Pro subscription remains active, you can play any free Pro games you claim. But you can only claim specific games 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. Also, some of the best Stadia games are offered on Pro, so make sure you claim each game every month.
Here is the complete list of all currently available Stadia Pro games. This list does not include games 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 April 2022 (new games in bold)
- Adam Wolfe
- ARK: Survival Evolved
- AVICII Invector
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
- Blue Fire
- Cake Bash
- Chicken Police - Paint it RED!
- City Legends: The Curse of the Crimson Shadow
- Control Ultimate Edition
- Cosmic Star Heroine
- Crayta: Premium Edition
- Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
- Darksiders III
- Darksides Genesis
- The Darkside Detective
- The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark
- Dawn of the Monsters
- Deliver Us The Moon
- Destroy All Humans
- DIRT 5
- DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of the New Riders
- DreamWorks Spirit Lucky's Big Adventure
- Elemental War II
- Epistory - Typing Chronicles
- F1 2020
- The Falconeer: Warrior Edition
- Floor Kids
- Giganotosaurus: The Game
- Hello Engineer — Early Access
- Hitman: The Complete First Season
- Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator
- Ice Age: Scrats Nutty Adventure
- It Came From Space & Ate Our Brain
- Journey to the Savage Planet: Employee of the Month Edition
- Kemono Heroes
- Killer Queen Black
- Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Master
- Life is Strange Remastered Collection
- Little Big Workshop
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
- Little Nightmares II
- Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
- Merek's Market
- Nanotale - Typing Chronicles
- One Hand Clapping
- Orcs Must Die! 3
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat
- PAW Patrol the Movie: Adventure City Calls
- PixelJunk Raiders
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Breakthrough Edition
- Race with Ryan Road Trip Deluxe Edition
- Saints Row IV
- Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
- Transformers: Battlegrounds
- Trine 4
- Wave Break
- World War Z: Aftermath
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
- Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
New games will join the list of free titles every month while others may leave. It's important to claim the games you'd like before they leave, so make sure to head over to your Stadia account and do so 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 enhanced features that you can only get by subscribing to the service. This includes the ability to play some of the best games at above 1080p resolution. The free version of Stadia is capped up to 1080p and 60FPS. Still, active Stadia Pro subscriptions will 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 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. They usually have one or two of those per month, 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 decide to turn off your Stadia Pro subscription, you will no longer have access to the games until you subscribe again.
Google Stadia Controller
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 with your other devices. Get the Wasabi-colored one if you can; it's gorgeous.
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