Update: We have updated this article to include new selections in July of 2019. Please note that these games are not listed in any particular order.
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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.
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.
#50 Sven Co-op
This cooperative multiplayer game was originally developed as a mod for the original Half-Life. It was pretty popular back in the day, and now it’s back as a full fledged standalone title on Steam. In Sven Co-op, players must work together against AI and solve puzzles together as a team.
#49 AdVenture Capitalist
In AdVenture Capitalist, the idea is to make money – lots of money. You start by squeezing one little lemon for your lemonade stand and then… well, then it’s two in the morning and you’re an oil baron. The art style is reminiscent of the original Monopoly board, and there’s a spritely ‘50s soundtrack to keep you on track in your monetary adventures. Capitalism is fun, see?
Spellweaver is a new free-to-play digital card game in the same vein as Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering. The title adds some new unique features to set it apart from its competitors. Namely, players can develop skills for their hero as they play. The hero complements your deck and affects gameplay.
Developed by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a cooperative free-to-play third person shooter that puts players in teams of four highly sophisticated Tenno commandos to take on a host of enemies throughout the solar system. Players can engage foes in melee and ranged combat.
#46 Dota 2
The sequel to the Warcraft 3 mod, Dota 2 is a competitive action game that’s played by millions around the globe. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players that go up against each other on a map, defending their base and attacking the enemy’s.