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The 101 Best Free PC Games

Heroes of the Storm best free PC games

Looking for the best free PC game? Whether you're broke or just frugal, free is a price point that appeals to everybody's purse. We've collated the 100 top free PC games guaranteed to deliver a near endless stream of complementary entertainment. All you need to spend here is your time.

Update! We've had a little tinker with the list and added a particular little action RPG that was shamefully missed off. Please forgive us! 

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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm

It wasn’t going to be long until Blizzard entered the MOBA fray, and Heroes of the Storm is their stab at taking on Dota and League of Legends. Yet this 5v5 arena game isn’t just another Dota clone. Instead of a single map, Heroes of the Storm has many themed arenas that ask you not only to defeat the enemy but also complete side quests to help improve your chances. Not only does this provide variety, but it’s intensely fun

PLAY HEROES OF THE STORM


World of Tanks

One of mightiest free-to-play games there has ever been, World of Tanks is an accessible and exciting tank simulator that hides some complex game mechanics. It pits two sets of tankers against each other in team deathmatch. There are hundreds of vehicles to unlock across ten different tiers, from speedy scouts to hulking heavies. You’ll never believe so many tanks existed.

PLAY WORLD OF TANKS 

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War Thunder

A massively multiplayer World War 2 combat game that effortlessly encompasses all of the explosions and excitement that tanks and planes are capable of generating. War Thunder's recent updates lavish the fast-paced battler with dozens of new vehicles and game modes. It's a free to play gem. 

TRY WAR THUNDER

SWOTOR

Star Wars: The Old Republic

After a long, slow start, SWTOR is now actually pretty good. It’s a fast-paced Star Wars RPG with lightsabers and space combat and Jedi houses and bounty hunters and, if you go full dark side, you can fire lightning from your fingertips. Really.

PLAY STAR WARS NOW

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Nosgoth

A free to play combat game set in the Legacy of Kain universe, Nosgoth pits vampires against vampire hunters in tight deathmatch arenas. Asymmetrical abilities and diverse tactics keep the action as sharp as the bloodsuckers' pointy fangs.

TRY NOSGOTH

 

Smite

Following the same formula as League of Legends and Dota 2, Smite has teams of five gods trying to fight their way into their opponent’s base. Rather than giving players a top-down view of the battlefield, it chooses a third-person perspective, switching the focus of the game from tactics to action.

TRY SMITE

Warframe

Everything’s better in space, as Warframe proves with its Ninjas in space theme. It’s a co-op third-person game where teams of ninjas suited up in powerful ‘Warframe’ armours head out to slice up bad guys, or just hang out at the dojo. It blends some MMO elements with the sensibilities of a more straight-forward action game, creating something slick, exciting, and very sociable. 

TRY WARFRAME

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Hex: Shards of Fate

At its heart, Hex is a two player card game. Hex’s rules are a little more complex than Hearthstone’s but we found it to be a more rewarding game. Both players have 20 health and draw cards from their decks to summon creatures and cast spells against each other. The spells and creatures can weave their abilities together to make powerful combinations. Hex is in free open beta right now, and with hundreds of different cards available, players are still finding new ways to combine them.

TRY HEX

 

League of Legends

Inspired by the original Dota, this takes the same concept but introduces a different roster of playable characters that is constantly being expanded. Many players find League of Legends is both easier and more accessible than Dota, but it’s still extremely nuanced. 12 million players play it every day. You won’t struggle to find a game.

TRY LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 

 

Star Trek Online

Who wouldn’t want to take control of a starship, explore the fringes of the galaxy, battle dangerous aliens and train an elite crew of pangalactic professionals? This is your chance to show the internet that you’d make a much better Picard than Picard. Or, at least, than they do.

TRY STAR TREK ONLINE

Path of Exile

An action RPG in the mould of Diablo, Path of Exile is one of the most polished, well-executed games on this list. Adventure with a friend or two through hundreds of areas in a dark fantasy world that provides a dizzying collection of monsters to repeatedly click on until they squish. Path of Exile does feature a microtransaction system but it’s admirably unobtrusive and ethical.

TRY PATH OF EXILE

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No Marvel Heroes!? How am I supposed to take this list seriously with these unheard of indie side scroller and tower defense games and you don't include Marvel Heroes? For that matter, is Path of Exile even on the list?

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Path of Exile is on the first page.

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Marvel Heroes is garbage tho.

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You forgot War Thunder....

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... and included World of Warplanes. Bold.

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FIXED

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Thanks! :)

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Should have included Quake Live; should be in the top 10...

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Hmm, I wonder if you'd consider including Swtor in the MMO slots available. It's really one of the best MMOs as far as leveling up to max level. Also included should be Path of Exile. It would also be worth exploring the option of adding Heroine's Quest (available for free on steam), and The Silver Lining (King's Quest game by Phoenix Online Studios available for free on the website), and Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead.

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No Warframe or Hawken!? Im disapointed.

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Warframe is on the first page.

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Age of Empires Online should probably be removed since it was shut down on 1 July 2014.

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* Requiem: Momento Mori *

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how do you play it ?

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The Everquest 2 picture on page 10 is from Lord of the Rings Online and not EQ2.

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Okay, so mostly shooters and MMOs. That's better than what I was expecting :)

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War Thunder is really awesome AND very realistic.

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I don't see how this list can include ArcheAge as one of the best free MMO's. You can barely do anything if you don't have a sub, and even then you're still limited unless you dabble in the cash shop. Replace it with Aion, in my opinion.

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Battlefield 1942 cannot be downloaded from origin or via the download link you provided -given this you might want to remove it from the list.

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The vast majority of these are not free. I don't know what your definition is but free to me means costing no money. more than 90% of these if you want any real chance of survival or in some cases to even progress in the game you will need to spend money.

That bt definition is not free

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NO TEAM FORTRESS 2?!NO WARFRAME?! NO UNTURNED?! THIS IS THE WORST LIST I'VE EVER SEEN

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TF2 is on here. Warframe is on here.

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Dear Pcgamesn.

How can you put Star Trek Online but not put Star Wars The Old Republic?

I'm sure Star Trek Online is a good game but just play SWTOR and I'm sure you will put it in the Top 10 this is the best MMO/RPG game i have ever played

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Pretty pointless list overall.

No distinguishing between mmos and singleplayer games? Or abandonware and freeware? Or browser games and installed games?

No kind of judgement on just how free these games are? DDO, for instance, yes - "free" - but none of its players would consider it that.

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the GTA 1 and 2 one can be taken off as for a long time they have been ünafailable"on the rockstar site. and System shock is free ? really now i can play it finaly :D

OHW and DC online but no Marvel heroes 2015?

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Heroes and Generals have very very good Maps but its too Lagg

#Warface is One of the Best of the Year

#Battlefield 3 its now On Free on Origin.com Too

i think NFS WORd is Lost Is a Great Game

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These are just "free to play" games, not free.

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How do u leave Ghost Recon Phantoms off this list

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Path of exiles deserves the list 100%, it's a very good free to play ARPG with absolutely NO PAY TO WIN only cosmectic changes and some house decorations can be bought with real money.

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You missed Uncharted Waters Online, which is now be reinstated on steam as

Uncharted Waters Online: 2nd Age

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Why no Defiance?

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No Warframe? Marvel Heroes 2015? Marvel Puzzle Quest?

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ArcheAge's title seems to not show, only the picture and discription

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So what is the name of the "free to play pirate fantasy MMORPG"?? It sounds interesting.

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No Renegade X? For shame.

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Can you distinguish between free games and pay to win freemium games please?

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I would add http://panzergeneraldownload.com/ a place to get all the old Panzer General Games.

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QWOP rules :)

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Wow didnt know rift had eased up on the f2p restrictions, might give it a go again then.

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A lot of great games in this list though the lack of flash games and cookie clicker is a bit disappointing :P

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League of Legends is the best game on this list!

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I only looked at the first page so far, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume 99 of these 100 games are shooters of some kind, yes? God, I hope I'm wrong...

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This list is great if you're a media stereotype gamer that only enjoys shooters and maybe a few generic mmo's.

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What about toribash, one of the better games on this list

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Well seems like you went throught none of the 9 other pages.

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