The summer months are typically a drought for new game releases, but July promises to be a pretty robust month on the free games front.

The various subscription services have offered up a bevy of freebies for subscribers this month, including some big-name titles.

The heavy hitter this month is 'Mass Effect Legendary Edition' being free for PC gamers, a 'Crash Bandicoot' game for PlayStation owners and some free 'Star Wars' games on PC.

For fans of 'The Quarry', Supermassive Games' previous effort 'The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan' is available for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

The latest game from the developers of 2015 hit 'Her Story' hits Xbox Game Pass this month for gamers who like their dramas with a mystery element.

There is something for everyone from sci-fi operas to platformers, so be sure to get stuck in.