Top 25 Best 

Free Downloadable PC Games

Best Free Downloadable PC Games: We've compiled 35 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 27th Aug, 2015

The PC is filled with a myriad of games, many of which are free to play. These are made up of titles that are just as good as their premium counterparts, and come in a range of genres from shooters and team-oriented MOBAs to turn-based and real-time strategy games. 

With that in mind, we've compiled 35 of the best free to play games that the PC has to offer. They are not listed in any particular order, so don't get mad at us for putting League of Legends over Dota 2

#35 Warframe

Developed by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a cooperative free-to-play third person shooter that puts players in teams of four highly sophisticated Tenno commandos to take on a host of enemies throughout the solar system. Players can engage foes in melee and ranged combat. 

 

#34 Dota 2

The sequel to the Warcraft 3 mod, Dota 2 is a competitive action game that's played by millions around the globe. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players that go up against each other on a map, defending their base and attacking the enemy's. 

#33 Marvel Heroes 2015

Marvel Heroes 2015 (also known as Marvel Heroes) is the massively multiplayer online action RPG that allows players to take on the roles of many popular comic book heroes from the Marvel universe. Playable characters include the X-Men, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and much more. Players battle against infamous villains like Dr. Doom and Loki throughout a game that receives periodic updates and new content for free.

#32 Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals is a free to play massively multiplayer online FPS that’s set in the midst of the Second World War, where Axis and Allies vie for control over Europe. The game currently sits in Steam Early Access and sees the addition of new content all of the time.

#31 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

From the developers of World of Warcraft and Diablo comes Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, an online card game that pits players against each other using fully customizable player decks. Players can earn new cards simply by playing the game for free, or pay to gain instant access to new decks of cards.

#30 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.

#29 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.

#28 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.

#27 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.

#26 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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