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The Ultimate Free-to-Play PC Games List

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Updated 5/27/2016

Most links from this page have been shortened to avoid too much text from this post. Also added more free games to the list from PC Gamer.

 

 

For the official record, here's the list of free-to-play PC games that are either freeware, open-source, non-open-source or independent. Only a limited number of beta, remake, expansion, browser and flash games will be mentioned here.

 

The following free-to-play PC games cannot be included:

-- pirated/hacked/cracked games (discussion of this is prohibited in this forum!)

-- ROMs used in game emulators (i.e.: NES, GBA, NDS, 3DS, etc. -- discussion of this is prohibited in this forum!)

-- promotional and free-to-try games only for a limited time

-- game demos and shareware with partial/limited content

-- abandonware or vaporware games that have little or no support

-- incomplete or cancelled game even in alpha or beta stage (exception is Renegade-X)

-- 100% Multiplayer/Online with no skirmish mode (ie. MMORPG, MOBA, etc. -- exception will be some browser/flash games)

-- any game listed as an add-on modification or plug-in to the original game, program or website

-- any game listed as an alternative or clone to the original type of game (there are some exceptions)

-- any game that only takes seconds or minutes to complete

-- any game that is not for Windows OS (ie. Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.)

-- any game that isn't mentioned as free-to-play yet (including the ones that only has the source code released such as Doom 3)

 

Please report any dead links and I will fix them. If there are no alternative download link(s) to that game, that game will be marked with an asterisk and you have to find it yourself. If you find that a game in this list isn't really free-to-play but considered as abandonware or something else, that game will be removed from the list.

 

(Note with the asterisk (*) Please do not ask me how to get or go through it. Just Google it. That game may be abandonware or else.)

 

For the free Indie game list, look here:

http://forums.cncnz.com/topic/18507-the-ultimate-free-to-play-pc-games-list/#entry218610

 

For the free alternative/clone games, look into this thread:

http://forums.cncnz.com/topic/17264-free-alternatives-to-classic-games

 

For the mods that are standalone, look into this thread:

http://forums.cncnz.com/topic/18516-total-conversionsmods-that-became-standalone-games/

 

Places to get other shareware and freeware games, look into this thread:

http://forums.cncnz.com/topic/18035-places-to-get-shareware-and-freeware-games

 

 

 

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C

 

 

 

Portable C&C Red Alert (best recommended C&C F2P game -- this is still being updated) For movies download here.

Command & Conquer: Gold Edition (aka Tiberian Dawn) GDI Disc and Nod Disc

Command & Conquer: Red Alert Allied Disc and Soviet Disc

Command & Conquer: Red Alert Counterstrike & Aftermath*

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Firestorm*

Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances (browser game)

Canabalt

Candy Box 2

Castle Infinity

Castle of Elite

Castle of the Winds

The Cat and the Coup

Caves of Thor

Cave Story

Cellfactor: Revolution

Chalk

Championship Manager 2002

Chex Quest 1-3 (there may be broken file links)

Chicken Invaders

Chzo Mythos (a set of 4 games -- check Wiki for info)

Clonk Endeavour

Clyde's Adventure

Clyde's Revenge

Cloud

CodeRED: Battle for Earth

CodeRED: The Martian Chronicles

Codename: Gordon (requires Steam to install)

Coil (flash)

Coloratura

Corridors of Power

Crayon Physics

Crimson Crown

Crown and Council

Cybersphere

Cybersphere Plus

Cry of Fear

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

Chaotic Rage

Chocolate Doom

Crack Attack

Chromium B.S.U.

Chickens 2

Chopper Commando

ChessV

Classic Empire

Clonk series

Combat Simulator Project

Corsix-th - Open source clone of Theme Hospital

Crystal Space 3D (engine tech demo)

 

 

 

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F

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

H

 

 

 

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J, K

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Q

 

 

 

QWOP

 

 

 

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Starcraft II Starter Edition (requires Blizzard App to access it)

Starcraft/Brood War

Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!

Samorost

Sango Fighter

Sango Fighter 2

Savage: The Battle for Newerth

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul

Savage Wheels

Scrap Pack 1-3

Scorched 3D

S.D.I.

A Second Face

Secret Maryo Chronicles

Seiklus

Seven Kingdoms Ancient Adversaries

Shadow Warrior Classic (3DRealms site didn't mention it's F2P yet)

Shadow Warrior Wanton Destruction (expansion pack to Shadow Warrior Classic)

Shoot First

SimSig

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Sintel The Game

Skifree

Skrillex Quest

SkyRoads

Slaves to Armok II: Dwarf Fortress

Slender: The Eight Pages

Sokoban

Soldner: Secret Wars

Soldat

Soltys

Solarwolf

Sopwith

Space Funeral

Space Station 13

Space Tanks

SpaceZero

Speed Dreams

Spelunky

Spheres of Chaos

Spider and Web

Spirit Engine 2

Starshatter: The Gathering Storm

Stargunner

Starsiege Tribes

Starsiege Tribes 2

Star Control II (HD remake)

Star Fleet I

Star Fleet II

Star Legions

Star Wraith II

Star Wraith III

Star Wraith IV

Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole

StepMania

Stranded II

Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

Supaplex

Supernova

Super Cosplay War Ultra

Super Crate Box

Super Fighter

Super Mario Forever (remake of Super Mario Bros - ad supported)

Super Mario Forever 2012 (remake of Super Mario 3 - ad supported)

Super Mario Galaxy Forever (remake of Super Mario Galaxy - ad supported)

Super ZZT

Survival Crisis Z

S.W.I.N.E.

Synaesthete

Synth

Syobon Action

Scorched Earth 2000

S.C.O.U.R.G.E.: Heroes of Lesser Renown

Scrabble 3D

SDL Scavenger

Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries

SHMUP - AirWars

SLASH'EM

Snarf

Smash Battle

Small Tetris

Skyscraper

Slam Soccer 2006

Spice Trade

Slope Soaring Simulator

Sonic Dreams Collection

 

 

 

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U, V

 

 

 

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X, Y, Z

 

 

 

 

The following games are available to download for free at GOG.com:

 

 

 

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Beneath A Steel Sky

Bio Menace

Flight of the Amazon Queen

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Digital Comics)

Lure of the Temptress

Stargunner

Teen Agent

Treasure Adventure Game

Tyrian

Ultima: The Savage Empire

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 Martian Dreams

Warsow

 

 

 

The following games used to be free to download at GOG.com as promotional, but please don't ask for the download. If you missed it, you missed it:

 

 

 

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000

Broken Sword: Director's Cut

Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition

Dungeon Keeper

Dragonsphere

Empire Earth: Gold Edition

Fallout triple pack (first three games)

Jaggedly Alliance: Deadly Games

Little Big Adventure

Machinarium

Magrunner: Dark Pulse

Omerta: City of Gangsters

Realms of Arcania

Still Life 2

Torchlight

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

 

 

 

The following games are a selected list of free multiplayer games:

 

 

 

The following games used to be freeware but the official free download links still exist so download at your own risk:

 

 

 

Area-51

Battlefield 1942* (online MP support no longer exists)

Betrayal at Krondor

Caesar

Red Baron 3D

Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War

The Suffering

Zork I-III

 

 

 

The following games used to be free to download with ad-support, but I wouldn't recommend downloading them unless some other website and the publisher/developer re-release another promotional free download sometime in the future and the download links are still present in Gamershell.com:

 

 

 

FarCry

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Rayman Raving Rabbids

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

 

 

 

The following games are considered abandonware, so please do not ask for the download:

 

 

 

Airborne Ranger

B-17 Flying Fortress

Gateway

C&C Sole Survivor

Dune I, II and 2000

SimCity Classic

Star Wraith I

Transylvania II

Battle For Middle Earth I/II and Rise of the Witch King

 

 

Edited by PurpleGaga27
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Nice list! However, I've always thought that "free-to-play" is not entirely the same thing as "free game" (in that a) "free-to-play" is actually a free version of some commercial game and b) this term applies first and foremost to online multiplayer games, or games that require and Internet connection to some server).

 

For example, some of the games on your list require a Steam account, while others can be just downloaded without any registration and played on a PC that doesn't have an Internet connection at all. I fancy that the Steam ones are more in line with the "free-to-play" term.

-- any other game that isn't mentioned as free-to-play yet (including the ones that only has the source code released such as Blades of Exile and Doom 3)

To the best of my knowledge, the open source release of Blades of Exile includes not only the engine but also all game assets:

Therefore, we have released the source code (along with all necessary support files, graphics files, sound effects, etc.) for the Windows and Macintosh versions of Blades of Exile to the world. Do what you want with it (within the sensible legal guidelines described in the license), and have fun. [source] [emphasis added]

But even if that were not the case, the original registered game is available for free from Spiderweb's site (the source port is still preferable for modern Windows user because the original one is a Win16 game).

 

May I also suggest Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries as a free, open source strategy game.

 

On a side note, some of your links (e.g. the entire S section) are not displayed correctly for some inexplicable reason.

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Mr. Flibble, thanks for the suggestion(s). I am trying my best to fix the links since there's too many coding issues.

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While you're at it, maybe you'd reorganize the list from alphabetical order to genre groups too?

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While you're at it, maybe you'd reorganize the list from alphabetical order to genre groups too?

 

That could take weeks for me to do that, but I don't want to. I still have another huge list to post here in the upcoming weeks ahead.

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Well, it's certainly up to you to decide but genre classifications are generally a lot easier to navigate. I know it's a huge amount of work but people will be the more grateful to you for that :)

 

Also, I don't remember if I mentioned it here before but you do know of Megazell's list don't you?

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Update in the first post. I added about 81 games in this huge list and there's way more to come.

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Added 45 Indie games to the free-to-play list. This is temporary because once that complete Indie list is done an independent page of The Ultimate Indie Free-To-Play List will be created.

 

There's another free list from a thread in the FED2K forums (I will attempt to add any free game(s) that has yet to be in this list):

http://forum.dune2k.com/topic/19126-free-open-source-game-guide/

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You mention some GOG.com additions in the first post. I haven't followed closely, have there been any free games added recently there? I only remember Stargunner but it's been free for quite a while from 3D Realms' website.

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http://www.gog.com/games##price=free
  • Warsow
  • Lure of the Temptress
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
  • Dragonsphere
  • Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
  • Stargunner
  • Tyrian 2000
  • Teenagent
  • Treasure Adventure Game
  • Flight of the Amazon Queen
  • Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
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http://www.gog.com/games##price=free

  • Warsow
  • Lure of the Temptress
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
  • Dragonsphere
  • Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
  • Stargunner
  • Tyrian 2000
  • Teenagent
  • Treasure Adventure Game
  • Flight of the Amazon Queen
  • Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar

 

 

Yeah, but most of those have been there for free for a long time (Stargunner and probably Ultima IV having been the most recent additions). I was asking if there were any more recent free games there that I missed.
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@Nmenth, that GOG.com free list of games was already posted in the first post. So far, I counted 12 games that are permanently free to download from GOG.com.

 

@Mr. Flibble, the other GOG.com list of games were the ones that used to be free to download as promotional. That was the addition. There are no new permanently free games from GOG.

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The point of my post wasn't the list, it was the link. The list was present because people are too lazy to look for themselves.

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The point of my post wasn't the list, it was the link. The list was present because people are too lazy to look for themselves.

Thank you for your effort. However, I was asking about the new GOG.com games that were mentioned in zocom7's first post. I missed the word "promotional" and incorrectly assumed that some new permanently free games have been added recently. So the answer to my question is

@Mr. Flibble, the other GOG.com list of games were the ones that used to be free to download as promotional. That was the addition. There are no new permanently free games from GOG.

Thanks, and sorry for the confusion. Edited by MrFlibble
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@Mr. Flibble, the other GOG.com list of games were the ones that used to be free to download as promotional. That was the addition. There are no new permanently free games from GOG.

Specify in your post that they were promotional actions! That part is really unclear.

 

In fact, I don't even know why that list is there. A lot of games have been given out for free in contests by magazines and such. There's no point in including these kinds of things.

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In fact, I don't even know why that list is there. A lot of games have been given out for free in contests by magazines and such. There's no point in including these kinds of things.

Well, to be fair, Megazell used to document one-time freebies in his list and keep them even when they were no longer available (he seems to have reworkid his list since though).
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Well, to be fair, Megazell used to document one-time freebies in his list and keep them even when they were no longer available (he seems to have reworkid his list since though).

Still, I see little point in keeping a list like that. It's the equivalent of pointing and lauging, and saying "haha! You missed it!" :rolleyes:
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Small note on that list... Warsow is under "games available to download for free at GOG.com", but it is actually simply a free multiplayer game. They just get promoted by GOG.com

 

Oh, and... the official EA release of Tiberian Sun includes Firestorm. No need to add that as * entry. The text of the TS entry should simply be "Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun + Firestorm"

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Thanks for mentioning my project, AncientBeast.com around here. It's a bit buggy and lacks online multiplayer for now, but it's free and open source, meant to be a HoMM3 clone overall, also has similarities to Scrolls and HearthStone.



Developer of Ancient Beast here; thanks for the listing :)

Seems the link was broken, so I made a 301 redirect to point it to the proper page.

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...but no expansions. :P

 

As far as I recall, the expansions weren't nearly as good as one could have hoped for anyway. :)

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