Netflix’s best-kept secret – 60 games you can play for free with your subscription

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NETFLIX is best known for its amazing selection of TV shows and movies.

However, like Amazon Prime, your Netflix subscription comes with a number of other special features that many subscribers don’t know about.

Play games with your Netflix subscription.

Netflix also has an amazing selection of mobile games that are free for its subscribers to download and play.

Even better, just like their movies, Netflix’s games are completely ad-free, so you can game in peace.

Here’s everything you need to know about gaming with your Netflix account.

How to play games via your Netflix account

To play games via Netflix, you will need to have the Netflix app on your smartphone.

On the home screen of the app, you can find the ‘Mobile Games’ tab where you can pick the game you want to play.

Netflix games work with both Android and Apple smartphones and tablets.

Android devices must be version 8.0 or later, while Apple products require version 15 or later.

You will need to download these games in order to play them, so you will also need some space in your mobile storage.

What games are available on Netflix?

There are almost 60 games available for free as part of a standard Netflix subscription.

All of these are mobile games, but Netflix has said it wants to move into TV games in the future.

There is a good variety of gaming genres, from in-depth games to quick games to play on the go.

Here is the full list of Netflix games broken down by genre.


Action describes a large number of different kinds of games, so you might want to try a few to find one you like.

We recommend Poinpy, a game from the creator of Downwell where you bounce up through the levels.

TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge is also a great game, particularly for fans of old arcade-style side-scrolling beat ‘em ups.

Here’s the full list:

  • Dust & Neon
  • Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story
  • Into the Dead 2: Unleashed
  • Poinpy *GLHF recommends
  • Relic Hunters: Rebels
  • Rival Pirates
  • TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge *GLHF recommends
  • Tomb Raider Reloaded


Adventure also covers a large number of games, and there are a few interesting concepts here.

Before Your Eyes uses your phone’s camera to track your eye movements and change the scene every time you blink.

Kentucky Route Zero is a point-and-click adventure reminiscent of games from the 80s and early 90s.

Here’s the full list:

  • Before Your Eyes *GLHF recommends
  • Dragon Up
  • Highwater
  • Kentucky Route Zero *GLHF recommends
  • Lucky Luna
  • Oxenfree
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • Scriptic: Crime Stories
  • Stranger Things: 1984
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game
  • This is a True Story
  • Twelve Minutes
  • Valiant Hearts: Coming Home

Arcade & tabletop

Netflix’s arcade games are a selection of games that are simple and fun in short bursts.

Tabletop games are classic games that you can play alone or against an AI.

We recommend Netflix’s version of Solitaire, which allows you to play a popular favourite without annoying ads.

Here’s the selection:

  • Bowling Ballers
  • Shooting Hoops
  • Skies of Chaos
  • Teeter (Up) Remastered
  • Dominoes Café
  • Mahjong Solitaire
  • Solitaire *GLHF recommends
  • Arcanium: Rise of Akhan
  • Card Blast
  • Exploding Kittens


Puzzle games can be anything from something simple like Candy Crush, moving on to environmental puzzles with more complexity.

Here are your choices:

  • Knittens
  • Krispee Street
  • Puzzle Gods
  • Shatter Remastered
  • Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales
  • Wild Things: Animal Adventures


Simulation is another genre that includes a wide variety of games and styles.

We recommend Immortality, where you solve the disappearance of a famous actress with a series of unreleased films.

Spiritfarer is a cosy management game about helping people across to the other side.

Here’s the full list:

  • Cats & Soup
  • Country Friends
  • Flutter Butterflies
  • Immortality *GLHF recommends
  • Spiritfarer *GLHF recommends
  • SpongeBob: Get Cooking
  • Too Hot To Handle: Love Is a Game
  • Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt


Strategy games force you to think through your decisions and command your pieces to win the match.

Into the Breach and Terra Nil are two great examples of this, if you need to scratch your strategy itch.

Here’s what you can play:

  • Desta: The Memories Between
  • Into the Breach *GLHF recommends
  • Narcos: Cartel Wars Unlimited
  • Reigns: Three Kingdoms
  • Terra Nil *GLHF recommends


Netflix also offers a range of other games from genres such as rhythm, sports and racing, party games and RPGs to enjoy.

Here’s what else you can play:

  • Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade
  • Heads Up!
  • Nailed It! Baking Bash
  • Wonderputt Forever
  • Asphalt Xtreme
  • Dungeon Dwarves
  • Moonlighter

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.