Top 25 Best 

Free Downloadable PC Games

Best Free Downloadable PC Games: We've compiled 25 of the best free downloadable games that the PC has to offer. You won't have to worry about getting DOSBox to play any of these games, either!

by on 11th Apr, 2013

There are numerous free games for the PC, but not all of them are great. Many of them don't even run without the proper tweaks. With that in mind, we've curated a list of 25 of the best free games available for the platform that you'll be able to play without having to deal with any hassles.

 

Updated with new games

SCP: Containment Breach

SCP: Containment Breach is a free-to-play title based on the SCP Foundation mythos. To be exact, the game is based on SCP-870, a story about a hideous man-made object which comes to life when you aren't looking and attempts to kill you. It's a bit like the weeping angels in Doctor Who.

If you aren't staring at it or looking at what it's doing, it'll kill you, so you have to keep your eyes open and blink whenever you have a chance to do so so you don't get tired and die.

Download it here.

Planetside 2

Planetside 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer first person shooter which offers full scale battles taking place over the face of the planet Auraxis, where three distinct groups battle for territorial dominance. They have at their disposal numerous vehicles and weapons to allow for a futuristic experience of war.

It's not a game that’s easy to pick up and play but it's one you'll want to master as it's very addictive. You’ll need to invest some time in getting with a dedicated group of players and staging assaults, or you may find yourself lost and alone without a clue as to your objectives.

Download it here.

Slender

We love to be scared, and Slender manages to do just that. Some would say that Slender isn't so much of a game as it is a short, interactive experience that's built right into the browser—but we think otherwise. If you love scares, do yourself a favor and play this one with the lights off and the headphones on.

Slender is played through the browser, but that don't let that stop you from thinking it isn't anything but a real game.

Download it here.

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is Valve's biggest free-to-play game and one that offers AAA-quality first person shooter action through a variety of game modes ranging from simple Capture the Flag and Team Deathmatch, to unique ones like Push the Cart. There’s even a variety of variations on these modes, which see both teams pushing separate carts. The game also plays host to a variety of objective control modes and a bomb delivery mode.

In addition to all of those competitive team-vs-team modes, players can also indulge in a cooperative mode called Mann vs Mann, which pitches players against throngs of robotic enemies across a variety of maps.

Download it via Steam.

Blacklight Retribution

Blacklight Retribution is a sci-fi themed FPS in which players can join any number of servers to partake in online battles against many other players. The game is split across a variety of game types and maps, largely offering close quarters battles in which players engage in classic death match modes, Capture the Flag, or fight for dominance over specific objectives on the map.

Blacklight's maps are filled with weapon depots, in which players can purchase upgrades with points accumulated during play, for ammo, better weapons, and even hardsuits, small-sized mechs that can be mounted by players to provide an edge on the battlefield. One of the game’s biggest feats is the customization of weapons and armor. Players can upgrade their kit by accumulating in-game money, which is acquired through play and leveling up, or use real-world currency to purchase these items permanently or lease them for a short period of time.

Download it here.

 

#25 Octodad

Octodad is an independently developed third person adventure game. The player controls Octodad, an octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about a day of his life. His existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his true nature a secret from his human family.

Download: http://octodadgame.com/

 

#24 Alien Swarm 

Released by Valve for free, Alien Swarm is a remake of the Unreal 2004 mod that brought classic Gauntlet-style cooperative gameplay to Steam. With several classes to choose from, a host of upgrades and a ranking system, Alien Swarm provides countless hours of cooperative play.  

Download: http://store.steampowered.com/app/630/

 

#23 Knytt Stories 

Knytt Stories is the brainchild of indie developer Nifflas. It combines platform action with art—surreal landscapes are its heart and soul. As a bonus, Knytt Stories even comes with downloadable stories that greatly extend its experience.   

Download: http://www.fileplanet.com/181190/download/Knytt-Stories-[Free-Game]

 

#22 Within a Deep Forest 

Within a Deep Forest is another one of Nifflas’ creations. In the game, the player must control a ball that can be transformed into different substances and materials found in the landscape and use its transformative abilities to bypass obstacles to get to the next area.  

Download: http://www.fileplanet.com/212589/download/Within-a-Deep-Forest-(Free-Game)

 

#21 TribesNext 

TribesNext is a fan-made release of Tribes 2. Arguably the best multiplayer shooter for its time, Tribes 2 can now be enjoyed for free. TribesNext offers continued support for the game, allowing players to browse game servers and play online matches in a hack-free environment.  

Download: http://www.tribesnext.com/

 


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