The 26 Best Free Video Games You Can Play
Gone are the days when free games were developed in Flash and were simple. The free to play have been something very common for years and in VidaExtra we wanted to collect the best.
As in any self-respecting list, a lot of games have been left out, but what you can be sure of is that any of these 26 free video games They have great quality and, above all, a good handful of hours of fun.
Here goes the list (in alphabetical order):
Apex Legends is Respawn Entertainment making a battle royale in their style, which means that the speed of the action is very high and that the quality of the final result is through the roof. It’s also a game set in the Titanfall universe, I don’t know what more you could ask for. A true marvel for which it is not necessary to loosen up a single euro to enjoy for hours and hours.
- platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Battle for Wesnoth
It’s a few years old now, but Battle for Wesnoth is still a safe bet for anyone looking for a good turn-based strategy game totally free. Its setting is of a fantastic type, with a certain aroma of Tolkien, and offers different factions, different races and the typical map in hexagons.
- platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS (this version is the only paid one)
Regarded as the spiritual successor of Bloodline Champions, which is also free to play, Battlerite is a very action-focused team-based MOBA. In fact, unlike other titles of the genre, the objective is not to destroy the towers or the bases of the enemies, but to finish off all the players of the opposing team. A vice, listen.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone, the battle royale set in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, is one of the best exponents of the genre. If you like the saga, its gameplay and you are looking for a new battle royale to take command of, don’t even think about it. You have it on PC, PS4 and Xbox One with the particularity that it is cross-play, so wherever you catch it, you can play with your friends regardless of the platform on which each one is.
- platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Since last October 1, 2019, Destiny 2 became free thanks to a version of the game called New light, which includes at no additional cost all the contents of Year 1 of the game in addition to the various multiplayer modes and temporary events. Without a doubt, it is one of the best shooters that this generation has given us, do not let it pass you by.
- platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia
DOTA 2, the MOBA of Valve, is undoubtedly one of the most popular free to play that we can find on PC. Heroes with skills, two teams made up of five players each and an arena where you can fight your ass off defending your base. If you also enter with colleagues, you can say goodbye to everything else.
- platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
‘EVE Online’ It was originally launched in 2003 and, for 13 years, it was running on a subscription basis. In November 2016, to the joy of many, the game became free. Ideal to try if you like MMORPGs set in space. Of course, all the part that can be played without paying has a series of limitations, but there it is.
Fortnite: Battle Royale
‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ it’s the game of the moment. Epic has managed to create a battle royale different from the others, very fun and, above all, constantly evolving. Every week brings news and has even included Thanos, the Marvel supervillain, in one of his temporary modes. Infinite fun without the need to checkout for anything.
- platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, iOS
If you are looking for a good free RPG, you should try this Genshin Impact. Yes, visually it is very reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and it also shares other elements with the Nintendo jewel, but miHoYo’s game offers a very different experience. A lot of loot, many playable characters, magic, dragons and a very pleasant experience to play at your own pace.
- platforms: PS4, PC, iOS, Android
Gwen: The Witcher Card Game
Gwent has its origin in the novels of Andrzej SapkowskiOf course, and it was in The Witcher 3 where we were able to go from reading about this turn-based card game to being able to play a few games. It turned out to be so good CD Project RED decided to turn it into a full-fledged game of its own. And it’s also free. Do not stop trying it.
- platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
‘Hearthstone’, the card game of Blizzard, long enough to have received a good handful of expansions full of cards and evolve by adding new mechanics every year. You can play online against players from all over the world, but also alone thanks to their Adventures. And without paying a single euro. Ideal for playing games from anywhere thanks to its version for mobile phones and tablets.
- platforms: PC, Max, iOS, Android
Heroes of the Storm
We repeat with Blizzardin this case thanks to his MOBA ‘Heroes of the Storm’ that was released in mid-2015. Dozens of heroes, classes, 5v5 arenas and a good handful of maps where you can fight non-stop.
Ok, this ‘Killer Instinct’ only allows you to control a character (Jago, who isn’t exactly one-armed) if you don’t go through the checkout, so what? You can spend all the hours you want without paying anything. And if you want more characters you can buy them separately or even the entire pack, that’s up to you.
- platforms: PC, Xbox One
League of Legends
Talking about free to play games and not including ‘League of Legends’ would be almost a crime, so here it is. Choose your champion and get fully involved in the battle, it’s that simple. And complicated, because the game of Riot Games It has behind it a community that is not only very large, but also ruthless. Get ready to suffer, especially if you’ve never touched a MOBA before.
Legends of Runeterra
If you are looking for a good card game as an alternative to other titles such as Hearthstone, which is also free and is on this same list, try this Legends of Runeterra because it is spectacular. It comes from Riot Games, it’s set in League of Legends and its gameplay is bomb-proof. A free to play wonder that is also very generous with the player in terms of unlocking cards to make new decks or improve existing ones.
- platforms: PC, iOS, Android
Magic: The Gathering Arena
Do you want more free card games? Well here you have this Magic: The Gathering Arena. Ideal for those who were missing a Magic, in this case with tons of cards, level ups and missions so you don’t get bored for a long time.
If you haven’t just decided whether to buy ‘Overwatch’ or not, you might want to try ‘Paladins’. The hero shooter of Hi-Rez Studios It may not have the magic of the Blizzard title, whose designs are absolutely gorgeous, but this one is free. It has a card system to obtain a series of improvements that isn’t bad, and during the game you can improve various aspects of the character. It is very worth it.
- platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One
Path of Exile
‘Path of Exile’ is ideal for anyone looking for a ‘Diablo III’ type title without having to shell out a single penny. In this sense, it is a title that offers something different from what we can see in most F2P, and the truth is that given its quality it is not to be missed.
- platforms: PC, Xbox One
Pokémon UNITE gives exactly what is promised: a good reply to League of Legendsin this case starring a good handful of Pokémon, which has the ability to hook you into playing always one more game. Let’s see, the MOBA formula doesn’t usually fail. And, like the Riot Games game, it’s free.
And if you’ve been wanting more MOBA, well here you have Smite. The approach is very simple: two teams of five players must destroy the Phoenix of the enemies, as well as their titan. From there what we have are a lot of classes, gods and characters to choose from with their own level ups and abilities. The main difference between this MOBA and the rest is its third-person perspective instead of the typical overhead. Do not miss it.
- platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Bioware and Star Wars together in a free MMORPG, I don’t think there’s much more to say about ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’. If you don’t try it, it’s really because you don’t want to. And if you like it, you also have the option of paying by subscription, which will give you a little more juice.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Another title that, over time, became free to play is ‘StarCraft II’. In this case, you can play both the Wings of Liberty campaign, which is the base game, and the multiplayer game for free. The rest of the expansions are paid, but hey, with ‘StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty’ there are hours and hours of fun without going through the checkout.
Team Fortress 2
It doesn’t matter that ‘Team Fortress 2’ is one of the oldest titles on the list (it was released in 2007), since this title of Valve It’s still a source of fun. You can spend a few euros on cosmetic items, like in most F2P games, but if you decide not to scratch your pocket, you’ll still enjoy it.
- platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, Xbox 360
The ‘Warframe’ thing is a real madness. It is one of those F2P in which, when you have played for a few hours, you wonder how can it be free having so much content and options. Really, if you like third person shooters with space ninjas that jump a lot, shoot, carry swords and use magic, give it a try. And if not, too.
- platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
An MMO with its air combat simulator touches is what it offers War Thunder in exchange for zero euros, ideal to test if flying through the skies and getting involved with shots is your thing or not. But beware, there are more than 800 vehicles including planes, tanks and warships, not everything is flying. And it looks wonderful.
- platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Android
World of Tanks
Do you like tanks? Do you like to smash things with a tank? Do you like to blow up other tanks with your tank? Do you like free games? If you have answered yes to at least one of these questions, ‘World of Tanks’ is what you are looking for, a very crazy MMO full of… tanks.
- platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
As I said at the beginning, in any good list of this type worth its salt, a lot of games are left out. In this case titles like Arena of Valor, ‘Pokémon GO’ or Clash Royale could have entered, to give a few more examples.
Now you have the comments at your disposal to recommend those F2P that are not here and that everyone should at least try.