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Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC | November 2021

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In this guide we will see which are the best Free to Play and free games for PC, so let's get started!

Despite the various commitments that fill our days, we must still have fun, and what is one of the best ways to pass the time, if not with free games and Free to Play? I believe none, since the latter will not make you pay any money, so let's start listing (in completely random order) what are the best Free to Play and free games for PC.



Let's start by specifying what is the substantial difference between a Free to Play title and a free video game. The former are video games that are basically free, but have some in-game purchases (or microtransactions) that can be aesthetic, or can go to facilitate gameplay a lot. However, in this guide we will try to Avoid how to plague Pay-to-Win. Free video games, on the other hand, are titles that place the entire experience in front of the player, without proposing micropayments.

FPS & TPS - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

In this sub-paragraph, we will go to see what the best FPS (first person shooter) e GST (third person shooter) Free to Play e gratis. Are you ready, therefore, to shoot at all the opponents who stand in front of you?

Call of Duty: Warzone - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Call of Duty: Warzone follows in the footsteps of the famous Battle Royale, also offering the same mode in the world of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The title has managed to add some good news to a genre that, for some time now, has been stable. On our site you can find several guides regarding the title of Activision, like the one containing some tips and tricks for winning matches!



Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (or CS: GO) made the history of tactical shooters. Released back in 2012, mum Valve has decided to make it completely free for a few months. Although it may seem complicated at first, the game is really exciting and it will be our ability to make a difference in all modes. Now that it's Free to Play, therefore, you have no reason not to try it out.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows, Linux e macOS.

Valorant - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Valorant is the new title of Riot Games that takes its cue from CS: GO. While the style and movements may be reminiscent of Valve's historic tactical FPS, Valorant introduces particular characters, each with their own special abilities and moves. In case you have already tried Counter-Strike, then, we urge you to give Riot's new FPS a chance too!

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Destiny 2 - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Destiny 2 is one of the most popular FPS in the world. From the first of October, Bungie has decided to overturn the economic nature of the title, making it a real Free to Play. The free version contains, in addition to the base game, also the expansions: The Curse of Osiris and The Warring Mind. This offer is really rich given that the last two DLCs are missing from the appeal: Forsaken and Shadows from the Deep, which can be purchased separately, in addition to the annual pass.


  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

PlanetSide 2 - Best PlanetSide 2 games and free for PC

There is a word to describe PlanetSide 2: immense. Yes, this MMOFPS is literally one of a kind as it will transport you to a world where there is an endless war. We will be able to talk about the immense map divided into 4 continents, the different selectable classes, the vehicles and aircraft available, but we focus on one data in particular: up to 2000 players can be connected per continent, a truly unique feature that, combined with a Instant gameplay, makes PlanetSide 2 one of the best Free to Play games of all time.


  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Team Fortress 2 - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

If you are looking for a title that you enjoy without any pretense, Team Fortress 2 is for you. If you are a PC player (and not) it is almost impossible that you do not know this title, especially for the various memes of the past years, but what is TF2? This is a first person shooter where you can choose between 9 classes. What made the title famous is, for sure, the wide range of modes available and the support for mods that allow the most creative to carry out very special challenges. Despite the years on the rump (12!) The title is often updated with new content.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows, Linux e macOS.

Fortnite - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC


Could Fortnite be missing in this guide? Certainly not! Although I don't think it needs to explain what it is, Fortnite: Royal Battle is the hottest title of the moment. With mind-boggling numbers, the Epic Games game has made the Battle Royale genre within everyone's reach. In summary, it is a TPS in which to win you have to be the last survivor out of 100 players. The peculiarity of the title lies in the possibility of building various types of objects, such as: walls, stairs and roofs. Fortnite: Battaglia Reale is constantly updated and, as well as solo, you can play with one or three friends. In addition, each week there will be different challenges to complete, which will allow you to unlock aesthetic contents such as the famous ballets!

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

Apex Legends - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC


 

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends is a first-person Battle Royale. The FPS offers several "Legends" that you can choose before starting the game, which have a key feature, in addition to various peculiarities. If you are looking for a first-person, adrenaline-fueled Battle Royale, the choice can only fall on Apex Legends, in which you can also play with your fellow shooters.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Paladins - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Paladins is (in summary) an Overwatch Free to Play. Actually this title came out in Closed Beta well before the Blizzard shooter, but what is it? In Paladins you will have to choose between different "paladins", and then take sides in colorful 5v5 battles. Each character will have its usefulness and, if the team is heavily unbalanced, the chances of victory are drastically reduced. In fact, the backbone of the title is team play. The game also offers typical MOBA features, a genre that we will analyze later in the guide.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

Alien Swarm - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Alien Swarm is an excellent multiplayer shooter proposed by Valve, completely free. The title offers very clean graphics, with an overhead view. Here, you and 3 other companions, will have to choose between 4 different classes and 8 characters in order to create a perfect team that will be able to exterminate waves of furious aliens, in increasingly difficult levels.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Black Squad - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Black Squad is a tactical shooter, with first person view, clearly inspired by “Counter Strikeana”. The shooter, however, has several differences from Mom Valve's sacred monster, such as: the shooting mode and the general gameplay more within everyone's reach. The title also has in-game purchases, but only aesthetic ones. This certainly allows you not to compete with the famous shopponi, using only their skills.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

A genre that went to MOBA - Best Free to Play and free games for PC

I MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) are titles that have, for better or worse, the same foundations. There are two teams made up of different players, who will have to destroy the opposite base. There is usually a growth system that will enhance the characters. In these games you have to have an iron strategic spirit, but let's see which are the best free proposals.

League of Legends - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

League of Legends is the title that made the MOBA genre (more than others) famous. Inspired by the original Dota, the game features 5v5 multiplayer games, with a wide range of characters that is constantly increasing. The Riot Games MOBA registers more than 100 million players per month, offering competitions that reach one of the highest levels ever, which has also become an eSport. If you are drawn to this type of games and you love tactics, League of Legends is for you.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

DOTA 2 - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

DOTA 2 is one of the most popular MOBAs in the world, as well as one of the most played Free to Play games on Steam. As usual (for this genre), two teams of 5 players face off to destroy the opposite base. Like League, each team will spawn "minions" that will attack opponents and each team will be protected by some towers that will shoot on sight. DOTA 2 also has a crazy following, both in terms of players and fans, who cheer for Pro-Players in eSports competitions.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows, Linux e macOS.

Heroes of the Storm - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard Entertainment's MOBA proposition. Although it may seem like yet another clone of DOTA, the title offers several secondary challenges, in addition to the primary objective present in each game. Another peculiarity is the presence of characters and maps taken from other Blizzard titles, such as: Warcraft and Overwatch. Heroes of the Storm offers a simpler and more immediate experience so if you are looking for a MOBA of this mold, it will thrill you.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

SMITE - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

We continue with the MOBAs, but this time in a particular sauce. SMITE, in fact, shares the same principle as the aforementioned titles, offering third-person gameplay. In fact, the view will not be a "bird's eye view", but behind our character. Speaking of characters, the latter will be real deities belonging to different types of religion, a very particular choice, as well as apt.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Heavy Metal Machines - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Heavy Metal Machines reformulates the MOBA concept, putting cars at the forefront. Yes, in this MOBA there will be no colored characters or gods, but four-wheeled racing cars. In the games we can be accompanied by 3 friends, thus forming 4v4 in which the purpose will be to catch a bomb and throw it into the target, dodging the enemies that will try to make us explode. While you don't like the genre, this title might be the exception as it will be hectic from the start and… there are cars!

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Attacks by land, air and sea - Best Free to Play and free games for PC

In this section there will be i best Free to Play titles that (semi) simulate fights between: aircraft, land vehicles and so on. So, helmet on your head and let's go!

War Thunder - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Are you a fan of aircraft, tanks and ships that have fought the most famous wars? War Thunder is for you. The title features hundreds of total vehicles and a multitude of maps in which to play your multiplayer battles. Although it is so vast, the title is not cumbersome indeed, already from the first games you will be able to govern your vehicle. War Thunder will entertain even non-fans thanks to its immediate controls and its semi-simulative gameplay more oriented towards the arcade.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows, Linux e macOS.

World of Tanks - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

World of Tanks is the ultimate Free to Play experience for tank battle lovers. This "simulator" has very complex game mechanics, combined with immediate gameplay. With a mountain of tanks to unlock, you'll be spoiled for choice as to which vehicle to place on the battlefield. The conflicts will take place by pitting two teams against each other in the most classic war scenarios, in a fight to the last cannon.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

World of Warships - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Do you want to train to become the best ship Commander around? Well .. with a game maybe it is not possible. Seriously, World of Warships is a World of Tanks with battleships. The controls offered by the game are simple and intuitive, but allow you to perform exceptional tactics to hit your opponents. Once you have chosen one of the more than 200 ships available, you will be ready to give you a good reason against your rivals, in the vast fields (or rather seas) of battle.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows, macOS and SteamOS.

MMORPG - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Let's go to list the migliori MMORPG (Massive(ly) Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) Free to Play, which will entertain you for hundreds and hundreds of hours!

Neverwinter - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Neverwinter is one of the best MMORPGs out there, as well as Free to Play. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons universe and set in the Forgotten Realms, it offers a semi-action fighting style, a multitude of dungeons to clean up and beautiful lands to explore. In this game there are different races and classes that, in addition to varying in physical appearance, have a unique move pattern. Even if it is a F2P, it is possible to reach the maximum level without spending a cent, armed with some magical attacks and a lot of patience.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Guild Wars 2 - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Guild Wars 2 was originally a Buy to Play, however with the release of the Heart of Thorns expansion, the developers have made the base game F2P. Although Heart of Thorns remains paid, the base title (free) is really vast and will allow you to stay glued to the screen for hours and hours. There are classic MMORPG quests in the game, but collaborating with other players in events where you have to defeat some huge bosses is really exciting.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

 

Star Wars: The Old Republic is not a title appreciated only by fans of the saga, but one of the cornerstones of the genre. The game is set 300 years after the events seen in KotOR and 3500 years before what happens in the first film trilogy. With a really interesting story, action fights and a proposal that has become very rich year after year, this title deserves to have a chance on your part and ... may the force be with you.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

TERA - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

TERA (The Exiled Realm of Arborea) was one of the first MMORPGs to abandon point and click combat, to promote a more action-packed one. The game offers a large assortment of races and classes, accompanied by a personal Mount. A massive 2014 update raised the level cap and added several new zones, all for free. New playable classes have also been added, and minor updates continue to roll out regularly.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Skyforge - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Skyforge is the MMORPG that combines sci-fi and fantasy, which abandons many of the rules adopted by games of this type. The levels make room for a growth of the character, in which the types of classes can be replaced, at any time. The Obsidian Entertainment videogame is purely action and there is no shortage of combos and scenographic attacks. So, if you hate the typical attack system found in many titles of this type, Skyforge could entertain you for hours and hours.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Blade & Soul - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Blade & Soul is an oriental-style MMORPG, in which the keywords are: fantasy and martial arts. The title is characterized by a really interesting story, not free of twists, and by the splendid and well-finished artistic sector from every point of view. Despite various problems, such as unbalanced classes, it presents one of the best fighting styles ever seen on a title like this. Are you ready to dive into a colorful world, between animals and sakura?

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Game of cards? - Best Free to Play and free games for PC

I card games they might not sound exciting, at least until you try them. In this section we are going to list and describe what the best trading card games, Free to Play.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Hearthstone is by far the most popular online trading card game. The game was born as a card game present in the immense World of Warcraft, by Blizzard itself, and then released as "stand-alone" in 2014. With hundreds and hundreds of cards you can shape your decks and, through the 9 different types of champions, you'll never tire of honing your combo style. Matches take place in 1v1 online, but there are also singleplayer modes.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

As with Hearthstone, Gwent is also a card game featured in a video game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The pastime based on playing cards became so popular and played that fans asked CD Projekt RED to create a stand-alone version. Last year Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was released, which features different types of units and abilities, creating a very strategic and fun title.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Magic: The Gathering Arena - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Magic is one of the most famous card games, if not the most famous and played, in the world. Available in open beta, Magic: The Gathering Arena is one of the best digital versions of Magic to date. The title will appeal to Magic veterans looking for a more comfortable space to place their cards, but also to players who want a more difficult-than-average title.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Mixed Fried - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

The "mixed fried" genre is the most popular at the moment ... no, there is no genre called this way. The truth is, there are various titles different from each other, which do not fall into the previous categories. So let the list begin again!

Genshin Impact - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Genshin impact it's a really noteworthy title. It will be the inspired art sector, the open-world with a vast fantasy map or the fluid and fun action combat with a myriad of characters available, but the Gacha proposed by miHoYo is a unique free-to-play of its kind. You just have to try it!

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Warframe - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Warframe is undoubtedly one of the best titles of its kind. In this game we will have to choose and customize our character to face adventures in co-op, which will take place in a multitude of different planets. Although aesthetically reminiscent of Destiny, Warframe is completely different as it will allow us to perform spectacular moves in pure action, third-person combat.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Dauntless - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Dauntless is (succinctly) a free and simplified Monster Hunter: World. The game will allow us to face increasingly fierce creatures, together and 3 additional players. Leveling up by doing quests is really exciting, as it will allow us to build more and more weapons and armor. Furthermore, we will have to choose the latter based on the enemy to face, and this makes the title very dynamic and compelling.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Path of Exile - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Path of Exile is referred to by many as an MMORPG, but it really isn't. The title, in fact, falls into the category of Action-RPG / Hack and slash to the Diablo style. The title will take you to a dark fantasy world, where you can be accompanied by one or two friends. This is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best F2Ps around, with minimally invasive in-game purchases and an overall triple-A balance.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is, in all likelihood, the best Free to Play car racing game at the moment. Created to bring PC users closer to Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One, the title is presented as a "lightened" version of the original. Despite this, the offer is quite rich given that the car park will count 63 racing cars and 20 different tracks. Therefore, if you are looking for a video game on motor racing, the choice can only fall on Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

The Fantastic Adventures of Captain Spirit - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Are you a fan of adventures and storytelling? If so, Captain Spirit's Marvelous Adventures is for you. The title is completely free and is a sort of prelude to the second chapter of Life Is Strange: one of the most beautiful and intense series of this generation. The story is set three years after the events of the first chapter, in Beaver Creek. The protagonist of the story is Chris, a 9-year-old boy who, with his alter ego: Captain Spirit, will embark on an epic adventure, with a unique atmosphere.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Starcraft II - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

 

Starcraft II is one of the most immense and complex games on the PC scene. This is a real-time strategy, or rather: the real-time strategy, which has taken the path of F2P for two years. This release will include the “Wings of Liberty” single-player campaign and all StarCraft II multiplayer content, as well as current and future co-op commanders. Being an F2P, there will be some purchasable content, but most of the experience is completely free.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

Fallout Shelter - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Initially distributed on iOS and Android, Fallout Shelter was born mainly to increase the hype towards Fallout 4. The title is a management software set in a post-apocalyptic world in which you will have your "vault", which must be directed in order to always grow Moreover. There is no shortage of expeditions and missions in which your inhabitants will find: weapons, armor, clothes and so on. There are in-game purchases, but they can be safely avoided.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Brawlhalla - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Brawlhalla is a 2D fighting game in pure Super Smash Bros. style. The goal, in fact, will be to beat the opponents up to send them out of the arena. The battles will take place from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 players. In the game by Blue Mammoth Games, there are more than 40 characters available and, at E3 2019, a crossover with Adventure Time has been announced that will bring Finn and Jake in the multiplayer fighting game.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

Rocket League - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

Yes, the very famous title in which cars collide in frenetic football matches has become a real free-to-play. Rocket League is, if you didn't know it, one of the most played multiplayer titles given its immediacy. We are sure that Rocket League will offer you hours and hours of fun once downloaded and, thanks to cross-play, you can play it with any of your friends!

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows e macOS.

eFootball PES 2021 Lite - Best Free to Play and Free Games for PC

 

eFootball PES 2021 Lite is a F2P version of Konami's football videogame. In this version, the available modes are: myClub, the classic online mode in which you have to create your team, and two offline modes called "Exhibition" and "Training". In addition to these, there will also be the PES LEAGUE, a sort of "ranked" mode in which you can also play in co-op up to 3v3.

  • Available for: Microsoft Windows.

Let's see all the games in the guide through a recap!

The guide on best Free to Play and free titles for PC is now coming to an end, but let's review them together in a recap, divided by categories.

Best FPS & TPS Free to Play and free for PC

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Destiny 2
  • PlanetSide 2
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Fortnite
  • Apex Legends
  • Paladins
  • Alien Swarm
  • Black Squad

Best MOBA Free to Play and free for PC

  • league of legends
  • DOTA 2
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • SMITE
  • Heavy Metal Machines

Best MMO Free to Play and free for PC based on Military Vehicles

  • War Thunder
  • World of Tanks
  • World of Warships
  • Best Free to Play and free MMORPGs for PC
  • Neverwinter
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • TERA
  • Skyforge
  • Blade & Soul

Best Free to Play and free Trading Card video games for PC

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  • Magic: The Gathering Arena
  • Best F2P and free for PC
  • Warframe
  • Dauntless
  • Path of Exile
  • Forza Motorsport 6: Apex
  • The fantastic adventures of Captain Spirit
  • Starcraft II
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Brawlhalla
  • eFootball PES 2021 Lite

See you next month!

These are best F2P and free titles on PC at the moment. We remind you that the guide comes constantly updated month by month, always offering new videogames considered among the best exponents of their category.

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