While most people likely have terrible memories of the time-wasting free PC games of days past, today’s free-to-play PC games have completely changed the gaming landscape. Gone are the days of terrible graphics, nonsensical storylines, and lagging gameplay, these free games are providing serious competition to the full-priced games which once topped the charts.
With a huge variety of free PC games, there is virtually something for everyone, but the following games are our favourites!
1. Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct was originally developed by Double Helix for the launch of the Xbox One, but this outstanding fighting game has since been receiving noteworthy updates under the care of Iron Galaxy.
Currently available for PCs running Windows 10, Killer Instinct will always have at least one free character to play with the option to buy new characters or entire seasons worth of content.
2. Alien Swarm
Developed by Valve, Alien Swarm is a completely free-to-play top-down shooter and all you’ll have to do is download the game and SDK through Steam. You can even play with up to 3 of your friends to take down alien monster or use the game editor to create your own worlds.
With absolutely no payments, 4 classes, 8 characters, and continuous unlocks, Alien Swarm will keep you busy for months to come.
3. Let It Die
This free-to-play game was originally created exclusively for the PS4 by the developers of Lollipop Chainsaw, but is now available for to download online much like your favourite online betting sites.
Much like many other modern games, Let It Die borrows concepts from Rogue, but it doesn’t quite fit the mould. If you die during gameplay, you can either spend currency to continue or your corpse will become a ‘Hater’ which will attack your next character.
4. Star Wars: The Old Republic
The last 2 Star Wars movies have likely reignited your love for the universe, so why not try the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG developed by BioWare?
While the core gameplay is free, you need to pay a small monthly fee in order to unlock a higher level of service which provides the opportunity to net more currency, privileges, and content.
Many are curious about the MOBA style of games, but find the overhead viewpoint off putting. If you fall into this category, it’s a good idea to try out Smite as it offers WASD movement and behind-the-back perspective which makes it feel more like an action game than a real-time strategy game.
While there is an insane amount of characters to choose from, you’ll need to pay a small once-off fee in order to have all of them unlocked from the get-go which also unlocks any future characters as well.
If the idea of a mashup between Robot Wars and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts sounds appealing to you, then Robocraft is just what you’ve been looking for.
You’ll be able to build and individualise your very own combat robots and set them against other player’s customised robots in order to unlock better parts and abilities.