Free-To-Play Games for PC Gamers

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Maybe you’re one of the people who got into PC gaming and managed to totally blow your budget on hardware.

Maybe you’re a budget PC gamer already.

Or maybe you’re just looking for fun games to play regardless of whether they’re free or $50, or maybe you’re just looking for a free-to-play that isn’t named Fortnite.

Whatever the case, there are a lot of free-to-play games on PCs now.

Here’s are a select few.

Team Fortress 2

Although it’s far from the first, this is the game that almost defines the battle royale genre.

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

Well over a decade old, the game is still popular among gamers and one of the most popular on Valve’s Steam platform.

The emphasis is on team combat.

There are several different modes, including Capture The Flag, Payload, Control Point, and Territorial Control.

There are two teams, Red versus Blu, and it’s up to the player to choose a character class.

The game offers both casual and competitive experiences, and the player can upgrade their playing experiences in the store with premium weapons and cosmetics.

Alien Swarm

Another Valve game, this is a freeware top-down pull player shooter where

Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm

Marines are sent to a colonized planet, are tasked with finding survivors, and, if necessary, destroy the colony with a thermonuclear device and return to the drop point before the bomb detonates.

This originally started out as a mod and has since been rewritten to run on Valve’s Source engine.

Free-to-play on the Valve store.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Another one that’s more than a decade old, this is an MMORPG set in the old

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic

EU Star Wars Universe 1,000 years before the events of the movies.

The game has offered multiple seasons and is still releasing seasons, meaning that you will not run out of content anytime soon.

Be sure to watch the cinematics, as they often rival the quality of scenes in the actual movies.

Fallout Shelter

A strategy game from Bethesda, this puts you in control of building and maintaining a Vault from Vault-Tec.

You’re tasked with keeping your Dwellers happy and safe from the Wasteland, as well as building the perfect vault.

This one tends to feel a bit like a mobile game but still fun on the desktop.

Hearthstone

A turn-based, card-based, role-playing game inspired by Magic: The Gathering.

You play as a hero in a fast-paced fun card game requiring cunning strategy. Use your cards to cast spells, summon minions, and seize control of the battlefield.

Hearthstone Tavern Brawl

Hearthstone Tavern Brawl

There’s plenty here for everyone from the beginner to an experienced player. Learn more by reading our 7 tips to becoming a better hearthstone player.

While this isn’t a comprehensive list, it’s a good start down the road of free-to-play PC games.

Several free-to-play games are on the “freemium” model, i.e., you can play for free, but have an easier time through in-app purchases.

But many are completely free-to-play.

Don’t write off open-source games entirely; they have a reputation of not being nearly as polished as commercial offerings, but many of them are fun.

  • Frank Jerry

    I’m a gamer and a pc gamer too. Yes there are some free to play games and I play them alot when I have the time. I like Team Fortress 2
    though it’s far from the first but it still a nice game.

  • Obalade Damilola

    Thanks for the information.. I will check this games out..

  • Luffy Zorro

    I have been looking for a post like this one. Thank you!!! For years now as a PC user I was feeling left out since mobile phones are getting all the fun.

  • Rizzee Cerdeñola

    I will try these games you are blogging about. Thank you so much for this information.

  • Grace Kimani

    I love to play the old games. I don’t why I have not come across The Old Republic and the war it sounds cool. I must search for it.

  • Jane Njeri

    Thanks for featuring on of my favorite game Alien Swarm. The first time I played it, I couldn’t stop. Its a thriller and out of this world for any game lover.

  • Baraka Telle

    This game Team Fortress is old, but still one of the best. I remember seeing my older brothers playing it long back in the days, and until today I still enjoy it.

  • Barato Items Bazaar

    I really appreciate this post. I am really looking for free-to-play PC games and you just helped me here. Thanks!

  • estheraukpong

    Star war seem to be my main game,its so addictive I can’t just get enough of it. Team fortress 2 is nice too but I’m yet to play alien Swarm

  • 1990mk

    I kept hearing Team Fortress 2 in my brother who keeps playing a lot in his computer. I like rpg games but I play on psp or ps.

  • meldred judith

    Interesting games. I would love to try them. Thanks for these suggestions.

  • David Kamau

    However, free games might sometimes have boring graphics. But actually you will find them worth the price, very cool and fun to play.

  • Sindey Moreno

    Those are very good options to play, I’d like to try heartshone as im into card games and I like toplay for fun.

  • Roy

    Any game from Bethesda is bound to be awesome. They’re such good developers!

  • Meg Sanders

    Star Wars: The Old Republic is a phenomenal game. I never knew I could play it for free on PC!!!

  • Patricia Mbili

    I already play Hearthstone a lot on mobile. I’m glad there’s a PC version too

  • Oliver Tatu

    Nice selection of free games you have here. They’re such good quality.

  • Phoebe Jandice

    How do these games make money for the developers if they’re free? They’re very high quality too.

  • Sergio Raphael Fabella

    Nice to see Team Fortress 2 still around! Game looked like fun then and still looks like fun even now!