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Prime Gaming: 5 Essential Games To Play Right Now



Ah yes, Prime Gaming, formerly known as Twitch Gaming. Chances are, with all the ruckus that both Game Pass and PlayStation Now make, you haven't had time to gloss over Amazon's tidy little subscription platform. And that's a shame, truly, because it just so happens that Amazon has a pretty long arm of perks for its loyal fan base. The sad part is — you're probably missing out on the lot.

With a little bit of persuasion, a lot of that can change today. Should you become a Prime Gaming subscriber, then you'll have access to 12 monthly freebies, which are rotated every four weeks. Once downloaded, they are, of course, yours to keep. But for the here and now, on the base platform, you've still got plenty to keep you busy. The question is: which games are branded as absolute essentials? Well, let's take a look. Here are, in our opinion, the five best games to play on Prime Gaming right now.


5. Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered - Launch Trailer

You've more than likely heard of Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human. After all, developer Quantic Dream has a way with designing memorable worlds strewn with choice-based structures. However, its earliest achievement (that being Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy) was what paved the way to all three of these best-selling games. Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy, in all honesty, was an absolute marvel to behold for its time. And now that it has been remastered, it means we can step back and relive its treasures all over again.

After waking from a trance to the sight of a dead body in a diner bathroom, protagonist Lucas looks to cover up the gruesome murder that he unknowingly committed. However, with an inner voice eating away at him, he must get to the roots of his troubles before the hourglass pours its final grain and drives him to insanity. Every choice you, the player, make along the way determines the fate of the conflicted hero. One wrong move — and it's game over.


4. World War Z: Aftermath

World War Z: Aftermath - Launch Trailer

World War Z, which can quite easily be mistaken for being a spiritual successor to the beloved Left 4 Dead series, is a multiplayer zombie shooter, which relies on team building exercises to course you through its gory campaign. Similar to that of Left 4 Dead, players must band together in order to wade through thousands—if not millions—of  blood-loving biters.

Think of World War Z: Aftermath as an even bigger, bolder, and far more intense version of the debut chapter. It delivers exciting new locations to the table, as well as even more personalities to mesh with and foes to go toe-to-toe with. And that's barely scratching the surface to the follow-up chapter. The rest, well, it's probably best you experience it for yourself. It's time to buddy up and go to war with a few million zombies.


3. Two Point Hospital

Two Point Hospital: LAUNCH TRAILER (Full 60 second cut)

If you were a diehard fan of Bullfrog Productions' Theme Hospital, which of course rocked the world back in 1997, then Two Point Hospital will probably unravel a whole thread of memories for you. Minus the exploding heads, Two Point Hospital contains all the familiar ingredients that Theme Hospital regurgitated several times over with its iconic cluster of park management entries.

The idea is simple: build a hospital — and don't let your patients die and become ghosts. Failure to do so, and you'll wind up having a haunted complex of sorts as opposed to a well-oiled machine of a medical facility. In order to crack the formula and expand on your monopoly, you'll have to build next-level wards, hire top-tier staff, and do everything by the books. Well, the majority of it, anyway. Being a sandbox game, there will always be room for a few hiccups here or there.


2. Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer - Karl Franz of the Empire Trailer

The Total War spool of games has had some stellar releases since its inception, that's for sure. Its Warhammer thread, however, managed to tipple just a little bit higher than its near-perfect turn-based strategy siblings. With its expansive network of Warhammer factions, as well as its true Total War physics and fluidity, the 2016 chapter turned out to be a worthy accessory worth savoring for years to come.

Go to war with an army of soldiers willing to die by your command; forage the battlefield to flush out foes and resources; conquer the world and mold it under your own design. Whatever it is you do with your time in Total War: Warhammer, be sure to make it count. Every turn plays a pivotal role on the path to everlasting success; one slip-up can cost you the world. So, what will you do with your time on the battlefield?


1. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Official Reveal Trailer

Unfortunately, Electronic Arts just don't make 'em like they used to. With the focus heavily dependent on FIFA and Madden NFL, it seems story-driven games have become something of a rarity in this day and age. Well, thankfully, Star War Jedi: Fallen Order was able to reignite those very fires a few years back, effectively putting EA back on the podium for outstanding story-heavy games.

Fallen Order shifts its focus on exploration and discovery, as opposed to mindless level-hopping with no real structure. Its fascinating non-linear gameplay gives players the chance to unearth layers that are bound to make any Star Wars fan blush cherry red.  It is, in a nutshell, one of Electronic Arts' greatest worlds ever conjured, and an absolute staple on the action-adventure genre. It's worth putting some solid hours into, and for a monthly subscription of $12.99, you'd be a fool to pass up such an opportunity.


So, what's your take? Are you gearing up to tackle any of the above five? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below. You can bag your monthly subscription for Prime Gaming for $12.99 a month. 


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