We’re pretty sure that at this point Google Stadia needs no introduction. Google’s game streaming service is already running in a few major countries and has just completed its first month in the market. However, some of you might not know that Google Stadia has two different subscription types – one is the regular service where you have to buy your games separately while Google Stadia Pro gives players a chance to access Stadia streams with 4K resolution on 60 FPS and get some free games.

On January 1st, Google is making some changes to the list of free games. During its launch month, Google Stadia Pro service subscribers had a chance to play Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. However, the game will go away in a few days and 2 other titles will take its place – Thumper and Rise of the Tomb Raider.


Thumper is a “rhythm violence” game that was developed by an indie studio Drool in 2016. The game was originally released for PC and PS4 (with an option to play the game in PS VR), a year later the title was also released for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Essentially, it’s a mix of traditional musical game where you drive through the levels trying to hit all the notes and a hellish hardcore gaming experience. Thumper is anything but easy but it’s worth checking out if you’re into stylized graphics, awesome music and are up for a good challenge.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

For those who don’t know all the names of the Tomb Raider game franchise, you should know that this is the second part of the Crystal Dynamics-developed series which was released in 2015. If you played this December’s free games for Google Stadia Pro subscribers, you shouldn’t miss the second part which continues with the story told in the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. We should also add that it’s not a regular version of the game – Rise of the Tomb Raider for Google Stadia Pro users includes all the post-release content.

Both of these games will expand a list of free games for Google Stadia Pro subscribers. The list also includes Destiny 2, Samurai Shodown and Farming Simulator 19.