The 20 Best Free PC Games

The 20 Best Free PC Games

At one time, free PC games were dominated by indie testbeds and Flash time-wasters. These days, the free-to-play phenomenon has completely changed our expectations. The full-priced games that once topped the charts are getting some real competition from titles that offer large swaths of the experience with zero upfront cost.

Free-to-play PC games are releasing at a rapid pace, and with that comes both pros and cons. The huge variety means that there’s something to scratch nearly any itch, but the signal-to-noise ratio on storefronts like Steam is tragic. Instead of trudging through dozens of generic clones and trashy cash-grabs, let us separate the wheat from the chaff for you. In today’s post, we’re highlighting 20 of the best free games on the PC. But there’s a lot of ground to cover: Follow along, and something here is bound to tickle your fancy.

Free to Play All Day

Regardless of your specific tastes, you won’t have to spend much to get hundreds of hours of entertainment. The free-to-play and free-to-start concepts get a bad rap from exploitative mechanics from titles like Clash Royale or Candy Crush Saga, but there’s still so much here that’s worth exploring. As long as you spend your time and money wisely, the entire experience can be pretty sweet. And since there are so many fish in this particular sea, there’s no reason to put off trying something else if the monetization pressure ever gets too intense.

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