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Amazon Luna explained: games list, price, platforms and how it works

Amazon Luna is the retail giant's cloud gaming service. Here is everything you need to know about it, including what's free and what you have to pay for.

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Amazon recently brought its own cloud gaming service to the UK, Canada and Germany, having originally launched it in the US.

It allows you to play a selection of top games over the internet on different platforms, with a handful of titles free for Amazon Prime members.

Here’s everything you need to know about it, including the current games list and how much it costs.

What is Amazon Luna and how does it work?

Amazon Luna is a cloud gaming service, much like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now and, to a lesser extent, PlayStation Plus Premium. You have a selection of games you can choose to play, except each one runs on a remote machine while the video of the gameplay is streamed to you over the internet – via a wired or mobile connection.

Your control presses are sent in the opposite direction. You do not need to download or host a game on a device, while multiple devices can be used to play Amazon Luna titles.

The biggest enemy of this kind of gaming is latency, although Amazon owns thousands of servers and data centres around the world (as part of Amazon Web Services) so your controls and the video won’t need to travel too far from your location, so lag should be minimised. It’s not quite the same as playing a game directly on a console or PC, but it is close and many will see the benefit of not needing dedicated hardware as an acceptable trade-off.

How to get Amazon Luna

Amazon Luna is available in four countries currently – the US, UK, Canada and Germany. It is available through dedicated websites in each, such as Amazon.co.uk/luna in the UK.

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can immediately access a handful of games, which are offered on a rotating basis. There are also paid tiers that you can subscribe to widen the amount of titles available.


Amazon Prime 30-day free trial

Amazon Prime usually costs £8.99 / $14.99 per month, £95 $139 for a year’s membership. However, you can get a month’s trial for free if you are a new subscriber. It also includes Prime Video, Prime Gaming, Amazon Music, and a number of other benefits at no extra cost.


All games can be played using a third-party controller, such as an Xbox Wireless Controller or Sony DualShock 4. Alternatively, you can attach a mobile controller to your phone to play with, such as a Razer Kishi.

Those playing on a desktop or laptop computer can also use a mouse and keyboard with some games.

However, arguably the best way to play Amazon Luna games is with the official Luna Controller. It is priced at £59.99 / $69.99 and, as with the now defunct Stadia service, connects directly to the internet when used at home, rather than the device itself. That means you can reduce latency a tad.


Amazon Luna Wireless Controller

The Amazon Luna Controller is the best way to play Luna games thanks to connecting straight to the internet to reduce latency.


The Luna Controller can also be used in conjunction with an Amazon Fire TV Stick to make for a decent all-round entertainment solution.

It’s also worth noting that you need a minimum broadband / data speed of 10Mbps to stream Luna games effectively.

Amazon Luna pricing

As well as the free collection of games for Prime members, there are three subscription options for Amazon Luna – Luna+, Ubisoft+ Multi Access, and Jackbox Games.

Each gives you a different selection of games to play and are stackable, so you can pay for one, two or all three of them. Other “channels” could also be offered in time.

Luna+

Luna+ is Amazon’s main tier. It costs £8.99 / $9.99 per month for access to a decent selection of games (see below) running at up to 1080p and 60 frames-per-second. You can also play on two devices simultaneously with this option.

Ubisoft+ Multi Access

This tier is a touch more expensive, at £14.99 / $17.99 per month. You get to play archive and recent Ubisoft games, however, which may prove to be worth it.

Jackbox Games

The Jackbox Games tier is specific to titles released by the adult quiz game studio. It costs £3.99 / $4.99 per month, therefore.

Amazon Luna supported devices

Amazon Luna is available on a number of supported devices, with the list expanding regularly.

Here’s the current supported device list:

  • Amazon Fire Tablets – Fire 7 (2019 and newer), Fire HD 8 (2018 and newer), Fire HD 10 (2019 and newer)
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube – 1st gen and newer
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick – 2nd gen and newer
  • Amazon Fire TV – 3rd gen
  • Fire TVs from Toshiba, Insignia, Omni, 2-Series and 4-Series
  • Fire TV Edition (2018 and newer)
  • Fire TV Omni and Omni QLED Series
  • Samsung Smart TVs with the Samsung Gaming Hub
  • Android devices (through Chrome – with Android 10 or above)
  • iPhone (through Safari – with iOS 15 or above)
  • iPad (through Safari – with iPadOS 15 or above)
  • Mac (macOS 10.13 or above)
  • PC (Windows 10 with DirectX 11 or above)
  • Chromebook (through Chrome browser v86 or above)

Amazon Luna complete games list (as of 14 July 2023)

Here’s the list of the games currently available on Amazon Luna across the multiple tiers. This is the UK list and certain titles may vary across locations.

Amazon Luna games available to Prime members at no extra cost

  • Endzone: A World Apart
  • Fortnite
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Metal Slug
  • Mail Mole

Amazon Luna games available on Luna+

  • Alien Isolation
  • Aragami
  • Arcade Paradise
  • Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Batora: Lost Haven
  • Beach Buggy Racing 2: The Hot Wheels Edition
  • Bee Simulator
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
  • Call of the Sea
  • Capcom Arcade Stadium
  • Castlevania Anniversary Collection
  • Chicken Police
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Close to the Sun
  • Contra Aniversary Collection
  • Control Ultimate Edition
  • Cross Code
  • Death Squared
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Dirt 5
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Dragon’s Lair 2 Time Warp
  • Dusk
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Endzone: A World Apart
  • Everspace
  • Freshly Frosted
  • Garfield Kart Furious Racing
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Haven
  • Horizon Chase Turbo
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning
  • LEGO DC Super-Villians
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Lumote
  • Mail Mole
  • Martha is Dead
  • Megaman 11
  • Megaman Legacy Collection
  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug X
  • Mighty Switch Force Collection
  • Monster Harvest
  • Monster Truck Championship: Rebel Hunter Edition
  • Mortal Shell
  • Moving Out
  • Obduction
  • Overcooked!
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Paper Beast: Folded Edition
  • Perish
  • Pile Up! Box by Box
  • Potion Permit
  • R-Type Dimensions Ex
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Retro Classix: Wizard Fire
  • Riptide GP Renegade
  • River City Girls
  • Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
  • Sail Forth
  • Samurai Warriors 5
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  • Shantae Half Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition
  • Shantae Risky’s Revenge: Director’s Cut
  • Shock Troopers
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Skatebird
  • Sonic Colors Ultimate
  • Sonic Mania Plus
  • Space Ace
  • Spongebob Squarepants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated
  • Steamworld Dig 2
  • Steamworld Heist
  • Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
  • Team Sonic Racing
  • Tetris Effect Connected
  • The Adventure Pals
  • The Falconeer
  • The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match
  • The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
  • The Mummy Remastered
  • The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf
  • Thymesia
  • Time on Frog Island
  • Toki
  • Tormented Souls
  • Tracks: Toybox Edition
  • Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • Twinklestar Sprites
  • Valfaris
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4: Complete Edition
  • Vengeful Guardian Moonrider
  • Windjammers 2
  • Worms Crazy Golf
  • WRC Generations
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • Youtubers Life OMG
  • Ys IX Monstrum Nox
  • Ys VII Lacrimosa of Dana

Amazon Luna games available on Ubisoft+ Multi Access

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Child of Light
  • Discovery Tour: Viking Age
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 4
  • Far Cry 5
  • Far Cry 6
  • Far Cry Blood Dragon
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Far Cry Primal
  • From Dust
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Monopoly Madness
  • Odd Ballers
  • Rabbids Party Legends
  • Riders Republic
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game: Complete Edition
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Digital Edition
  • Steep
  • The Crew
  • The Settlers: New Allies
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division: Gold Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Trackmania
  • Trials Fusion
  • Trials Rising
  • Uno
  • Watch Dogs
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Amazon Luna games available on Jackbox Games

  • Drawful 2
  • The Jackbox Party Pack
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 2
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 7
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 8
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 9
  • The Jackbox Party Pack Starter

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