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22 Best Free PC Games In 2022 for Free-to-Play Gamers

PC gaming is awesome but at the same time very expensive. First up you need a gaming PC which costs a fortune nowadays and on top of that, you need to spend on video games. Well, that’s why we searched for some exciting Free PC games which you can play without spending any money at all. Of course, they have in-game purchases but it’s optional. So, presenting to you the Best Free PC Games of 2022. We have added games from all the categories including Action, Adventure, shooter, battle royal, RPG, MOBA, and more.

CS: GO(Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

counter-strike: global offensive

Genre: FPS, Shooter, Multiplayer, Action
Release Date: 21, August 2012
Developers: Valve Publisher: Valve

This is one of the oldest games on the list. CS: Go was released all the way back in 2012. However, even a decade later this fps shooter is widely popular. Counter-Strike also has massive recognition as a Major eSports title. Every year there are many eSports tournaments with big prize money for CS: GO. So, regardless you are a casual player or a competitive gamer you will enjoy CS: Go plenty.

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Fortnite

Fortnite free battle royal game

Genre: Survival, battle royale, Shooter, Sandbox
Release Date: 21, July 2017
Developers: Epic Games Publisher: Epic Games

Fortnite was the game that gave the battle royale genre a big recognition.  If plain simple shooting isn’t enough for you then fortnite will provide you with plenty of challenges. You will have to survive in an open field while building the cover using the material you collect from the map, knocking down enemies and saving your allies. Fortnite always has fresh and exciting content, crossovers with movies, sports, popular music artists, Live events, and plenty more. Besides the main battle Royal game, there is plenty of entertainment and activities for everyone to try in Fortnite. The best part is that it’s all free!

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Genre: Survival, battle royale, Shooter, FPS
Release Date: 04, February 2019
Developers: Respawn Entertainment, Panic Button Games Publisher: EA

If Fortnite graphics are too childish for you then here is Apex legend with more of a realistic graphics approach.  Respawn Entertainment took elements from Titanfall and made this fantastic battle royale game. Apex Legends has plenty of characters with unique abilities which means you have a wide variety of play styles to choose from. However, the general gameplay style is speedy and action heavy so you might need some time to adapt to the game.

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Call of Duty: Warzone 2

Call of duty battle royal

Genre: Survival, battle royale, Shooter, FPS
Release Date: 16, November 2022
Developers: Infinity Ward, Raven Software Publisher: Activision

This is already the third battle royale game on the list, we promise you this is the last one. You will surely see other genres from the next title. Call of Duty is typically a multiplayer fps shooter game series. Activision entered the battle royale genre with free-to-play Call of Duty Warzone. While it was a very popular game now we have a newer version. Call of Duty Warzone 2  has a new map, vehicles, underwater combat, and much more. Even though the game has received bad reviews on steam, it’s not so bad in our opinion. However, if you are not convinced then you can go back to the original Call of Duty Warzone, either way, both games are free to play.

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Dota 2

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Genre: MOBA, Multiplayer, Strategy, PvP, Action role-playing game
Release Date: 09, July 2013
Developers: Valve Publisher: Valve 

Dota 2 is the most popular title in the MOBA category.  It was released way back in 2013 but its popularity hasn’t dropped since. Most of you might be already familiar with MOBA gameplay. But in case you didn’t know how it works, you control your Hero and coordinate with 4 other allies who have their own hero to defeat the enemy team. In Dota 2 as well as other MOBA, the Outcome of the game generally depends on teamwork. So, if you have friends who are good at playing as a team then you will have lots of fun playing it. Dota 2 is also the biggest eSports title and holds a record for the largest eSports prize pool with an amount of $40,018,400.

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League of Legends

LoL moba game

Genre: MOBA, Multiplayer, Strategy, PvP, Action role-playing game
Release Date: 27, October 2009
Developers: Riot Games Publisher: Riot Games

League of Legends or LoL was released in 2009 by Riot Games After Dota 2, League of Legends has to be the second most popular MOBA game. The game has over 180 million monthly players. LoL frequently gets new content, events, champions, and eSports tournaments making it one the most enjoyable MOBA. One of the best parts of League of Legends is that every champion(character) has a highly detailed and interesting backstory. It has a total of 162 champions as of now dived over 6 different categories, Assassin, Fighter, Mages, Markman, Support, and tank. So it doesn’t matter what kind of hero you want to pick you will always have plenty of options.

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Heroes of the Storm

HOTS MOBA

Genre: MOBA, Multiplayer, Strategy, PvP, Action role-playing game
Release Date: 02, June 2015
Developers: Blizzard Entertainment Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment is the creator of popular video games like world of warcraft, overwatch, StarCraft, and Diablo. If you want to experience all of these game’s heroes in a single game then try heroes of the storm. Blizzard basically took characters from their games and made a single MOBA game out of it. Unfortunately, Blizzard has ended up developing this game further eSports has been shut down. So there will be no content. Regardless, Heroes of the Storm already has plenty of heroes and a large community so the game is far from being dead.

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Smite

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Genre: MOBA, Multiplayer, Strategy, PvP, Action role-playing game
Release Date: 25, March 2014
Developers: Hi-Rez Studios, Titan Forge Games Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios, Tencent Games

Smite is a MOBA game but slightly different from others that we mentioned. Instead of fantasy characters and heroes, This game features actual Gods and Legends from a different mythology. There is also detailed and very accurate lore about each of these gods and Legends.  If you are new to the MOBA genre then Smite is definitely for you as it’s very easy to learn. Developers frequently optimize and tweak smite in order to keep the game well-balanced.

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Paladins

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Genre: FPS, Shooter, Action, RPG, MMO, Strategy
Release Date: 16, September 2016
Developers: Hi-Rez Studios, Evil Mojo Games Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios

Just like Smite, Paladins is also developed by Hi-Rez Studio. However it has slightly different characteristics, instead of MOBA it mainly focuses on shooting. When we say the shooting doesn’t necessarily mean guns but an awful lot of weird weapons like cannons, throwing knives, and different types of bows. Aside from the weapons, there is also the involvement of individual character abilities as well as team coordination. It’s not a very hardware-heavy game, you can enjoy it even on a low-end computer or laptop.

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Overwatch 2

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Genre: FPS, Shooter, Strategy
Release Date: 04, October 2022
Developers: Blizzard Entertainment Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch 2 is similar to Paladin but has a different art style with much better graphics. You play in 5v5 team matches in different game modes. There are 3 different classes, Tank, Damage, and support with 35 different heroes to make your team. Each of these heroes has a well-designed background story for you to enjoy outside of the game. The original overwatch was paid game, but Overwatch 2 has replaced it and blizzard has made the game free-to-play for everyone.

Dauntless

Dauntless game

Genre: MMO, RPG, Shooter, Action, Fighting
Release Date: 21, May 2019
Developers: Phoenix Labs, Iron Galaxy Publisher: Epic Games, Phoenix Labs

Behold, RPG fans this one is for you. Dauntless is an action RPG game from Phoenix Labs. Yes, Dauntless is a free-to-play video game and it’s quite well-designed too. The game becomes more difficult with advanced mechanics as your character progresses. Dauntless will easily take about 150+ hours to complete for a casual gamer, So there is tons of entertainment for you in the game. Some people do call it a duplicate of Monster Hunter World, but it certainly has some uniqueness to it and the best part is that you don’t have to pay anything to play it.

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Genshin Impact

genshin impact release date

Genre: Action, RPG
Release Date: 28, September 2020
Developers: miHoYo, Shanghai Miha Touring Film Technology Publisher: miHoYo, COGNOSPHERE

There is no doubt that Genshin Impact is one of the most popular games out there. It also holds the game of the year award for mobile games. Genshin Impact is also available to play on PC for free. The game has lots of characters in it and each character has a massive fan base that comes up with new artwork and cosplays every day. So, you will have a big community to interact with out of the game itself. HoYoverse has also released Genshin Impact Anime in case you are a fan of Anime. Aside from all that, Genshin Impact is a really beautiful RPG open-world game. Any RPG gamer would like it right away.

Path of Exile

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Genre: Action, RPG, MMO, Hack and slash
Release Date: 23, October 2013
Developers: Grinding Gear Games Publisher: Grinding Gear Games, Tencent

The sequel, Path of Exile 2 is already announced with a new skill system, equipment, and new content. However it’s yet to be released, in the meanwhile, you can enjoy the original Path of Exile. PoE(Path of Exile) has been around for almost 9 years however it’s still worth playing in 2022. This game will take you into a dark fantasy world that is simply too addictive. The visuals and sound effects are stunning and you will never get tired of looking at them. There is plenty more in the game but it will be better if you have it a try yourself.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 PC

Genre: MMO, Shooter, Adventure, Fighting, Platform, Action
Release Date: 28, August 2017
Developers: Bungie Publisher: Bungie, Activision

Destiny 2 was originally a paid game now however it’s available for free for everyone. The paid version had already sold millions of copies, so there is no doubt that it’s a great game. Destiny 2 team-based game, however, you can easily enjoy stories, open worlds, and finish quests as solo players. Speaking of gameplay, it’s an action shooter with characteristics of RPGs. You can choose from three different classes to play from, Warlock, Titan, and Hunter. There are several activities in the game which you can finish to level up your character. If you ever get bored with the base game and insane amounts of free content, there is plenty of paid expansion and DLC.

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Warframe

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Genre: MMO, RPG, Shooter, Adventure, Fighting, Platform, Action
Release Date: 25, March 2013
Developers: Digital Extreme, Panic button games Publisher: Digital Extreme

Warframe is so good that we can’t believe it’s free. It is a stealth ninja shooter in a Sci-Fi environment. You are basically a space Ninja, Yes, Parkour in space while doing melee combat and shootings with bow and arrow or any other weapon of your choice. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Wait, till you try gameplay yourself, it’s super fun and addictive.  Warframe can be played solo or with a team based on your preference. Regardless you are a beginner or a hard-core gamer there is a challenge for everyone in the game. There are so many activities, quests, stories, weapons, and characters. It’s basically a never-ending ocean of free content. The best part is that it doesn’t even require an expensive PC to play. However, you should definitely try it on a high-end PC because it’s a really beautiful game.

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Valorant

valorant PC

Genre: Shooter, Strategy
Release Date: 02, June 2020
Developers: Riot Games Publisher: Riot Games

Riot game’s Valorant is mostly an fps shooter with a twist of tactical play. You play in a 5v5 match where you don’t only have to shoot but also need to utilize your agent abilities and showcase teamwork in order to win. Unlike most of the other games on the list, Valorant is a PC-exclusive game. It only requires 8 GB of storage space. So you will be able to enjoy it without having a high-end gaming PC or Gaming laptop.

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Raid: Shadow Legends

Raid shadow legends

Genre: RPG, Gacha
Release Date: 29, July 2018
Developers: Plarium Publisher: Plarium

Yes, you might have seen the Raid: Shadow Legends ad on YouTube a million times. It’s a widely popular game on smartphones, however, it’s also available on PC now. Raid features beautiful graphics and animation as well you have 300 different characters to choose from, each with unique skills and abilities. You can make squads with those characters and conduct raids to defeat bosses in order to get rewards. There is plenty for you to explore in the fantasy land of Raid: Shadow Legends.

Guild Wars 2

Guild wars 2 PC

Genre: MMO, RPG, Adventure, Shooter
Release Date: 28, August 2012
Developers: ArenaNet Publisher: NCSOFT

Guild Wars 2 is also one of the old games, However, over time, it has gotten better and better with new content. This game has over 300,000 daily active players and it’s one of the very beloved MMO games out there. Guild Wars 2 has a beautiful open world, quirky characters, and an easy-to-learn gameplay system. The best part is the community of this game. Almost every MMO out there has a certain amount of toxic players. Surprisingly Guild War 2 community is very friendly.

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Rocket League

Rocket League game

Genre: Sports, Action, Indie, Car Racing, Vehicle simulation
Release Date: 07, July 2015
Developers: Psyonix Publisher: Psyonix

Playing soccer with tiny racing cars, that’s all rocket League is about. As much fun as it sounds, it isn’t really an easy task. However, once you learn the controls and gameplay, you will enjoy it so much. You can also play Rocket League locally with a friend by splitting the screen in half, you know like we used to do two-player arcade games. Rocket league can be played casually or competitively and there are also eSports for the game if you wanna go to the extreme.

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Fall Guys

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Genre: Battle royale, platform, MMO, Indie, Sports, Simulation
Release Date: 04, August 2020
Developers: Mediatonic Publisher: Epic Games, Devolver Digital

Fall Guys was initially a paid game but now it’s available for free on every platform including PC. It’s such a simple yet very entertaining game. Fall guy is a battle royale game but with a completely different approach than traditional battle royale shooter games. So, instead of shooting each other, you play different mini-party games each round and the number of players will be eliminated in each game. This is the number one family and friends game in our opinion, you will have lots of laughs together.

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Hearthstone

Hearthstone free cards game

Genre: Cards, Strategy
Release Date: 11, March 2014
Developers: Blizzard Entertainment Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

You can’t really discuss Card games without bringing up hearthstone, that’s how popular this game is in its Genre. It gains most of its popularity from twitch streamers. If you are new to card games then Hearthstone might be a perfect start as there are lots of tutorials and a large community to help you with the game. What sets Hearthstone apart from other games is the creative artwork, interactive board design, and jaw-dropping animations.

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Gwent

Witcher card game - Gwent

Genre: Cards, Strategy
Release Date: 31, March 2017
Developers: CD Projekt RED Publisher: CD Projekt RED

One way or another every gamer must have heard about Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. There was a mini card game inside it called “Gwent”. Well, now it’s available as a separate free-to-play card game with the title – GWENT: The witcher Card game. It features lots of characters from the Witcher universe(including both books and games). There are six different factions to choose from, Northern Realms, Monsters, Nilfgaard, Scoia’tael, Skellige, and Syndicate. You can make a deck of your cards and dual it out with another player in best of 3 round game

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That’s it for this list of best free PC games. There is a good chance that we may have missed your favorite f2p PC games, if that’s the case let us know in the comments and we may include them in the next update.

Since you are a fan of gaming like us, you might also like our list of the best high-graphics video games. Don’t forget to check out the Best gaming PC list if you are planning to get a new computer.

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