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Amazon Prime Gaming vs PC Game Pass? If you're looking into getting a game subscription service for your PC, you're most likely deciding between the two, but how do you know which one is best? Each subscription comes at its own price, with its own inclusion of games and added benefits. That's why deciding which one is best, and best for you, can be a complicated choice. Well, we've taken all factors into consideration in this bout between Amazon Prime Gaming Vs PC Game Pass.

We'll break down just exactly what each platform is, how much they cost, what games are accessible, and which one is the better overall offer of the two. So, if you have any questions on these topics, we have the answers right here. It's time to find out which subscription service is the best, and best for you.


What is Amazon Prime Gaming?

Amazon Prime Gaming comes as part of a monthly Amazon Prime subscription. With a single Amazon Prime subscription or student subscription, you will get access to Amazon Prime and Prime Video, on top of the benefits you get with Prime Gaming. This means you will also get added access to all of the movies and TV shows on Prime Video, as well as all the deals and fast delivery of Amazon Prime on its online store.

So, what's included with Amazon Prime gaming? With Amazon Prime gaming you will get access to a collection six games for free every month. Once claimed and downloaded, these are yours to keep forever. On top of that, you also get tons of free exclusive content, like skins, gear, currency, and even season passes for select titles. Just to top everything off, you also get a free monthly Twitch channel subscription included.

What is Game Pass?

PC Game Pass is a monthly subscription service, by Microsoft, that gives players access to its list of free games. It works much like any other game subscription service, as there is a list of games for subscribers to access. The added benefit, with a PC Game Pass subscription, you also get access to Xbox Game Pass's compatible games on your Windows 10/11 device. This does not work the other way around. So, keep in mind, that the PC game pass is exclusive to gamers running Windows 10 or 11 on PC, and is not available for console users.

With a single PC Game Pass purchase, you get access to its list of titles, as well as an Xbox Game Pass and an EA Play membership, however exclusively for PC. While a Game Pass Ultimate subscription gives you this, with the added benefit of it being available on console. With that, added access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Live Gold, and free in-game content and partner offers.


How Much Do They Cost?

Amazon Prime Gaming

  • Amazon Prime Membership – $14.99 per month
  • Prime Student Membership – $7.49 per month


PC Game Pass

Both of these subscriptions are available for $1 for the first month, then after, the subscription continues at its regular rate.

  • PC Game Pass – $11.99 per month
  • Game Pass Ultimate – $16.99 per month


Which Games Are Accessible?

With Amazon Prime Gaming, each month six new free games are up for grabs. Once claimed and downloaded, these games are yours to keep forever, regardless of your subscription status later. Once a game is removed, if you did not claim it, you will not have the chance to reclaim it at a later date. The current games up for grabs on Amazon Prime Gaming for May are:

  • Dead Space 2
  • The Curse of Monkey Island
  • Out of Line
  • Mail Mole + & ‘Xpress Deliveries
  • Cat Quest
  • Shattered – Tale of the Forgotten King


With PC game Pass there is an extensive list, with over 100 games, that are constantly being added and removed. These games are only available for you as long as you have an active subscription, and are not yours to keep. Currently, some of the top games on Game Pass are:

  • Minecraft
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Sea of Thieves
  • NHL 22
  • NBA 2K22
  • Madden NFL 22
  • Rainbow Six Siege


Which of the Two Offers the Best Deal?

To decide which of these two offers is the best deal for you comes down to your preference, however, there is a clear winner when it comes to gaming; that is Game Pass. With Game Pass, you have a much larger variety of games to play on PC. It also is coming in at a cheaper price tag, unless you're using an Amazon Prime Student membership. Regardless, the three-dollar difference between the standard Game Pass and Amazon Prime membership means the difference between having continual access to hundreds of titles with Game Pass and only six monthly with Prime Gaming, but their yours to keep forever.

It also works conveniently to get Game Pass Ultimate if you already have a supporting Xbox console. The Game Pass ultimate subscription is just a couple of dollars more a month than the standard Amazon Prime Membership. With it, you have further access to all Xbox games across multiple platforms.

When it comes to accessibility, entertainment, and content, Amazon Prime Gaming would be the better choice. You have the inclusion of Amazon Prime, which if you're an avid Amazon shopper, you'll know just how much Prime can save you on products. With that, you have access to all the content on Prime Video and a free monthly membership to Twitch. Which is not a feature of Game Pass.


Amazon Prime Gaming Vs Game Pass: Verdict

If you're looking to get the most for gaming, it's an obvious choice. Game Pass has far more games, a far better selection of games, and at a pretty equal price to an Amazon Prime Membership. With it, you are also getting access to EA Play, Xbox Game Pass and your first month is just one dollar. In the sea of subscription-based services for games, Game Pass is a steal.

On the contrary, if you don't game much and would rather get more entertainment, Amazon Prime Gaming is the way to go as you get Prime Video and Twitch. On top, some pretty awesome saving's on Amazon products. As far as gaming goes, Amazon Prime Gaming's in-game content is quite superior to Game Pass. However, its lineup of six monthly games is average at best and doesn't come close to competing with the lineup of games available on Game Pass.

The final verdict, Game Pass is the far superior option if you want access to play more games. If you're looking for entertainment within Gaming, Savings on Products, and more TV shows to binge, Amazon Prime Gaming is the way to go.


So, What's your take? In the Amazon Prime Gaming Vs Game Pass battle which do you think is better? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.