Free PC Games

Since the site relaunch (in Feb 2013), all the links I previously inserted for each item in this list no longer function. Until further notice, please click this link to see this list in blog form which has fully functional links for your convenience.

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Posted by ArbitraryWater

Daggerfall and Arena are also available for free on the official Elder Scrolls site.

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Posted by mewarmo990

I think Vindictus deserves to be up there with the other F2P MMOs worth trying.

Posted by ttocs

Nice list, thanks for this.

Posted by Legend

I wish GB had a featured user list/blog section. More people should see this.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Good list, man. Well done.

Posted by myalt22
Tribes 2
An fps that was recently made free for PC, multiplayer servers still active.
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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
An fps originally made for the N64, now released free as abandonware for the PC.
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I Wanna be the Guy
A very hard and frustrating platformer.
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Gang Garrison 2


A 2D "Demake" of Team Fortress 2
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JFK Reloaded 


A game in which you recreate the assassination of JFK, playing as Lee Harvey Oswald himself.
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Dwarf Fortress 

"A single-player fantasy game" with a procedurally generated world.
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System Shock


A classic ARPG developed by Looking Glass Studios.
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American Dream

The Stock Market game. Buy low, sell high, become a millionaire. Oddly compelling.


   
Posted by myalt22
Surival Crysis Z

Survival Crisis Z is a video game within both the role playing and survival horror genres for Microsoft Windows. The game was published in 2004 by developer Ska Studios. The game takes place in a city during the wake of a zombie apocalypse. Players assume the role of a survivor, and are given free rein in how they deal with the hostile world. With its procedurally-generated environments and missions, along with excellent gameplay, it is an instant classic.
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Posted by Traiana

how about Perfect World International? that game is free to play (as long as you don't use real moneys to buy stuff/items from their in-game shop)

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

If it's still free, The Silver Lining is pretty good.

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Posted by djames216
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: Thanks. I've now added that one to the list.  I also ended up fleshing out its game page a little too, heh.
Posted by craig588

Can't forget about Nethack

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Posted by djames216
@craig588: added
Posted by BitterAlmond

Does free-with-microtransactions (TF2, all those Korean MMOs) really count as "free"?

Edited by djames216
@BitterAlmond said:

Does free-with-microtransactions (TF2, all those Korean MMOs) really count as "free"?

Yes, because microtransactions are not compulsory.  The game (whatever it may be) can be played for free without spending a single penny.
Posted by abdo

Soldner is now free, as well as Arma II, but that's the multi-player only part, so I don't know if that counts.

Posted by TheLastOtaku

I don't think any of the C&C games are free anymore. If they still are please tell me how to get them. The links on their pages all go to the terrible Origin store...that doesn't have any of the games listed.

Posted by djames216

Just thought I'd let people know that I do reply to people's comments here.  I just sometimes forget to reply via this thread and sometimes send a PM that doesn't appear here.

Edited by ran88dom99

All games on Spring RTS Engine like Zero-k.

Posted by ARProductions_HMG

Good list of games, I will have to check most of these out.

Posted by fisk0
Posted by fisk0
@TheLastOtaku said:
I don't think any of the C&C games are free anymore. If they still are please tell me how to get them. The links on their pages all go to the terrible Origin store...that doesn't have any of the games listed.
Yeah, looks like EA pulled those, they used to be available at commandandconquer.com as well, but now all the C&CTD/TS/RA pages link to "Buy Command & Conquer: The First Decade on Origin!".
Posted by djames216

@fisk0 said:

@TheLastOtaku said:
I don't think any of the C&C games are free anymore. If they still are please tell me how to get them. The links on their pages all go to the terrible Origin store...that doesn't have any of the games listed.
Yeah, looks like EA pulled those, they used to be available at commandandconquer.com as well, but now all the C&CTD/TS/RA pages link to "Buy Command & Conquer: The First Decade on Origin!".

Thanks to 's original post above, I removed the official game web-links and replaced them with the links you see now. At the time of this post, I have checked all the links for the C&C games and the downloads all still appear to be valid (with the exception of the Gamespot link which I have removed). Download them while you can!

Posted by Traiana

Path of Exile is also also free to play http://store.steampowered.com/app/238960/
It does have a shop, but the stuff being sold on it is purely cosmetic and does not change the gameplay.