The 50 Best Free Games On PC

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The best free games are on PC, and if you want to know what the best 50 are then you’ve come to the right place.

Below you’ll find an entirely objective list of best games you can download and play right now (a list we’ve now updated since it’s original posting in 2015). You’ll find links to each game, pointers towards similar games, and links to where you can read more about them on this very website.

Before we begin, let’s explain the rules.

When we say free, we mean free. Free-to-play games aren’t allowed, because no matter how generous a game might be, it’s not free if there are items, characters or hats waiting to be bought. All of the games here are completely, one hundred percent free.

This also means that we’ve excluded games that have a pay-what-you-want model, because although you could play them for free, the developers presumably hope that you won’t. Games that have an alternate paid version like a remake or sequel, or which were once free before being let loose, are fine and you’ll find a few in the list below.

Lastly, unless it has a standalone version, no modifications are allowed. If you need to buy a game in order to play the free game, then it’s not free. Again: when we say free, we mean free. And if you’re looking for the top ten in video form, we have you covered…

Can’t find a game you love in the list? That must be because you are objectively wrong, but no matter. Hop to the comments and write an entry of your own, explaining why you adore the game, and drop in a link so other people can share in your objectively wrong love. For those unsure what to comment, I’ll save you some time: Cave Story isn’t on the list.

Onwards towards the games! The links below will skip you forward in intervals of ten, if you like. You can also change pages using the arrows beneath or below the image at the top of each page, or using your arrow keys:

The 50s

The 40s

The 30s

The 20s

The 10s


  1. Kevin Granade says:

    Wow, #39 for DDA, I on behalf of the developers of Cataclysm, thank you for this recognition. I’m happy to know that people are enjoying the game.