Note: Please note that these games are not listed in any particular order.
The PC is filled with a myriad of games, many of which are free to play. These are made up of titles that are just as good as their premium counterparts, and come in a range of genres from shooters and team-oriented MOBAs to turn-based and real-time strategy games.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled 50+ of the best free to play games that the PC has to offer. They are not listed in any particular order, so don’t get mad at us for putting League of Legends over Dota 2.
#59 Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact is a surprise release for some. It’s a title that launched back in September of 2020 and has quickly become a focal point for so many players around the world. It’s a game that feels like a fully crafted premium game but it’s completely free. With visuals that resemble The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Genshin Impact is full of whimsical fantasy-based content. Players can go through this game a single-player campaign where you take the role of a traveler seeking your long-lost sibling in this new and unusual world. Outside of an open-world, players may find the combat mechanics interesting as the game plays around different elements such as fire and water. While this game is free, there are in-game purchases that act like your standard loot boxes. However, you won’t have to spend your money on this game to progress.
#58 Rocket League
Rocket League was a huge hit when it launched back in 2015 by the development team Psyonix. This game was rather easy to understand as it’s essentially a futuristic soccer game with players controlling supped up cars that can race through the arena at blazing speeds to hit a massive ball into the goal of the opposing team. With the ability to race in intense speeds down the field, players can also make their vehicle jump up and block a ball or bounce it in your desired location.
Still, fans who have been enjoying this game, there’s been on major change up starting today and that’s Rocket League going free-to-play. This came after the development team Psyonix was obtained by Epic Games. As a result, there was a move to get the game into a free to play method with microtransactions to offer players a chance to enjoy the game with default vehicles or pay for new content.
#57 Hyper Scape
Hyper Scape is a free-to-play FPS set in the future of 2054 where players must battle it out in Neo-Arcadia. Visually, the game looks similar to several futuristic settings we’ve seen before such as Overwatch, but the gameplay is incredibly fast. With several teams dropping into the map, the game shrinks down slightly different than what we’re used to seeing. Rather than being a standard circle that closes in on players, random sections of the city will start to glitch and remove off the map, forcing you to leave.
Gameplay is very fast with players having to quickly move around the map, take out opponents, use a range of different abilities such as crafting up a large wall barrier, and of course aiding your teammates. Similar to other games, if a teammate happens to lose its life, they will be able to maneuver around the map to respawn points for another living player to revive them. Another interesting aspect is that this game is focused around streaming where viewers can vote on different in-game events such as low gravity or offering infinite ammo for a duration of time.
Valorant is a new game as it just came out in 2020 for the PC platform. Developed by Riot Games, who you may be familiar with from their hit MOBA title, League of Legends, comes a brand new team-based tactical FPS for players to enjoy right now. This game is often considered a blend of CSGO and Overwatch. Overall, the game focuses on team objectives and fast-paced along with high-precision gunplay much to the likes of CSGO. There’s a lot of working with your team and quickly taking shots at the enemy. However, the big change-up in this game that may have players interested in the roster of heroes available. Each hero has their own unique ability and attributes although the game doesn’t allow players to spam powers the entire time. A big focus is centered around being an FPS but over the course of a few rounds, players will be able to build up their hero powers to help make a big move during the game.
If you were wanting to enjoy a great FPS that acts similar to Call of Duty then there are a few options available. However for free-to-play, one of the games that keeps popping up is Ironsight. The video game offers a wide range of game modes similar to Call of Duty while offering over 100 customizable weapons. Reviews have been mostly positive and it doesn’t appear to be much of a pay-to-win style title. Overall, if you’re wanting to enjoy COD online without having to pay for the latest installments with active communities, we recommend checking this title out.
#54 Realm Royale
There’s no getting around that there are a lot of battle royale titles available in the market. However, if you’re wanting something a bit different and lighthearted then Realm Royale may be worth checking out. In a lot of ways, it’s similar to Fortnite and Creative Destruction, but without the building element. Instead, it’s a focus on just outlasting everyone else while searching for different unique power-ups and weapons.
You’ll even find that there is a class-based system attached where you’ll receive different unique abilities. Recent reviews have been rather positive and while there is the usual battle pass to purchase for different goods, you can enjoy the game fully for free without being at a disadvantage.
Set in a fantasy world, Dauntless puts players into the role of a slayer, a class of warriors that are tasked with taking down massive monsters which have torn the world apart. In a lot of ways, Dauntless is similar to the Monster Hunter series with the game providing a heavy emphasis on crafting and upgrading weapons before going out and seeking these massive behemoths in the wild. These hunts are not always easy as well, you’ll have to use your cunning, specialized gear and skills along the way but luckily you’ll also have the ability to rely on a friend.
Dauntless features multiplayer support and the developers are hoping that gamers make use of social interactions. Much like World of Warcraft or Destiny, campaign quests and exploration can be done with a party. We’re likely going to see more content being added into the game over time to give players more areas to explore, monsters to slay and even weapons to craft. Of course to get all of the goodies along the way you’ll have to spend a bit of money such as the Hunt Passes which offers players exclusive rewards such as weapon skins and cosmetic armor sets.
Duelyst is a competitive multiplayer tactical turn-based strategy game with cards. It has minions, spells, and artifacts–all the stuff you’d come to expect from a digital card game that’s played out on a board somewhat similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. It’s also one of the best online games there is at the moment. Definitely give it a try.
This free-to-play action MMORPG is a bit like Minecraft, but offers way more combat and adventure and is set on a massively multiplayer server. Instead of simply building stuff, players can group up with others online to travel through the vast lands to discover weird new things and explore dungeons to kill strange monsters.