Who likes free stuff? If you said “not me”, you are lying to yourself. Everybody likes free stuff. Being able to save our hard earned money is a thing we like to do. One of my favorite things to get for free are video games (mostly because they are typically really, really expensive). However, the world of free video games is mostly filled with dumb games, poor graphics, and intolerable controls. Sometimes it’s impossible to find a good free video game, so I’ve taken the time to gather what I believe to be the seven very best video games you can play for absolutely free! (Please Note: All games marked available for free on PC are through the Steam store).
7. AirMech Arena
Systems Available: PC , PS4, and Xbox One
AirMech Arena is a game in which you get to battle inside of humongous robots! Offering multiple ways to play, if you enjoy fast paced action games, AirMech Arena is worth checking out! You can battle from the skies or the ground, and either play by yourself, with friends, or against your friends! The game allows you the option to play 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3. You can also build an army to fight alongside you.
Systems available: PS4, Xbox One, and PC
Smite is a third-person online multiplayer battle arena game. It was developed by Hi-Rez Studios. Personally, this is one of my favorites on this list, solely because I enjoy playing this type of game. Within the game, players get to choose a god or other mythological figure to fight as and have to defeat other players or minions (which are controlled by the computer). There are several game modes to choose from depending on what mood you’re in (though I would suggest playing Conquest). In the world of eSports, Smite also pays winners quite the handsome prize. When it held its first tournament, it was the third highest paying game around, with a grand prize of $1.3 million.
Systems Available: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Warframe is a third person shooter, with its main feature being online co-op. Players control warriors of an ancient race known as the Tenno, who have awoken from centuries of sleep to find that they are at war with several factions. Each Tenno fights using a bio mechanical suit called a “Warframe”. These Warframes come with a primary weapon (typically a rifle, shotgun, or bow), a second weapon (most often a pistol), and a melee weapon (swords, hammers, axes, etc.). As you hone your skills, you are able to upgrade your weapons from mods you gain from enemies or for successfully completing a mission.
Systems Available: PC, Xbox One, and possibly coming to PS4
Anybody who loves to role play or simply loves the super popular game Dungeons & Dragons needs to check out Neverwinter. Currently, the game is available to play on PC or Xbox One, but over a year ago it was announced a PS4 version was in the works (though there has been no news since that announcement). Neverwinter is an MMO RPG based on Dungeons & Dragons. You can choose to play as one of eight character classes typical of Dungeons & Dragons, with game rules based on the D&D‘s 4th edition (which includes healing and action points). One of the unique things that sets Neverwinter apart from other MMO RPGs, is that the game allows players to create their stories and quests (as one would do in D&D) through a player-created system called “Foundry”. In trying to set Neverwinter apart from other MMOs, Neverwinter is more focused on its intense storyline rather than having players fight countless spawns.
3. DC Universe Online
Systems Available: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
If you are a fan of superheroes, you have to play DC Universe Online. The game enables fans to create their own unique hero (or villain) to fight against (or for) the powers of evil to eventually work your way into The Justice League (or The Society). You can choose from a large range of powers including fire, ice, gadgets, mental, nature, sorcery, earth, light, electricity, rage, quantum, celestial, munitions, and atomic. My only complaint with the game is it takes forever to load, I don’t want to have to spend 15 minutes watching a loading screen when I could be fighting against evil with my awesome quantum powers.
2. War Thunder
Systems available: PC and PS4
In this WWII inspired MMO, that has players battle it out in historically accurate airplanes and tanks. Vehicles span from the Spanish War to the Korean War, but with an emphasis on those from WWII. There are two main game modes: Arcade and Realistic Battle. In arcade mode, players are put into two teams of up to 16 players each. In this mode, there is either “Ground Strike” where the objective is to destroy pretty much everything or “Domination” which has players attempt to take over airbases. The other mode, Realistic Battle, is for the more advanced player. Previously called Historic Battles, make the game as realistic as possible by limiting ammo, making air maneuvers more difficult, and taking away some of the aids that make arcade mode easier.
1. World of Tanks
Systems available: PS4 and Xbox One
Originally intended as a eSports game in 2012, World of Tanks is exactly what it sounds like: a game where you play as a tank. Each player takes control of one tank of their choice and faces off against other tanks controlled by enemy players. There are six primary game modes including team-training, team battles, stronghold battles, random battles, tank-company battles, and special battles. One of the coolest features of the game is that players are able to customize their vehicles. Not only can you change the color of your vehicle but you can also upgrade it as you progress through the game and gain points. Simplistic in idea (I mean you’re a tank, there really isn’t much to it) the game is well made and, best of all, free!
What’s the best game you ever got for free? Let us know in the comments below!