The best free PC games ever released

The Free Games Utopia Top 50 lists the best free to play, free full version and liberated video games of all time according to users ratings. The Top 50 includes games published for every PC platform since the dawn of desktop computers: from popular systems (Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux) to lesser known ones (Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS). To be part of the Top 50, a single game must have been voted at least three times. Use the button bar to filter the list by operating system and find the free games you are looking for.



# title genre status rating
0ad- 01. 0 A.D.
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / RTS
free, open source
4.30 / 5
dwarf-fortress- 02. Dwarf Fortress
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / roguelike
free, optional donation
4.25 / 5
path-of-exile- 03. Path of Exile
Windows
RPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.25 / 5
hyper-princess-pitch- 04. Hyper Princess Pitch
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
4.25 / 5
openttd- 05. OpenTTD
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, FreeBSD, Solaris
simulation / management
free, open source
4.21 / 5
starcraft- 06. StarCraft Anthology
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / RTS
liberated
4.20 / 5
knytt-stories- 07. Knytt Stories
Windows
platform / metroidvania
freeware
4.20 / 5
brogue- 08. Brogue
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
freeware
4.19 / 5
ur-quan-masters- 09. The Ur-Quan Masters
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
strategy / space exploration
freeware
4.15 / 5
onemustfall2097- 10. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
freeware
4.14 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 11. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platform
free, optional donation
4.13 / 5
cdda- 12. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
free, open source
4.13 / 5
eternal- 13. Eternal Card Game
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.13 / 5
streets-of-rage-remake- 14. Streets of Rage Remake
Windows
action / brawler
freeware
4.13 / 5
eve-online- 15. EVE Online
Windows, Mac OSX
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.13 / 5
expendabros- 16. The Expendabros
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
platform / run and gun
free, commercial version available
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 17. Legend of Princess
Windows
platform / run and gun
freeware
4.10 / 5
digital-a-love-story- 18. Digital: A Love Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
adventure / visual novel
freeware
4.10 / 5
battle-wesnoth- 19. Battle for Wesnoth
Windows, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, BeOS, Amiga, Mac OSX
strategy / turn-based tactics
free, open source
4.10 / 5
dcss- 20. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
free, open source
4.08 / 5
hero-core- 21. Hero Core
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
4.08 / 5
spelunky- 22. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platform / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
4.07 / 5
unknown-horizons- 23. Unknown Horizons
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / city building
free, open source
4.07 / 5
bass- 24. Beneath a Steel Sky
DOS, Amiga, Windows, UNIX
adventure / point & click
liberated
4.06 / 5
world-of-horror- 25. World of Horror
Windows
RPG
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
kingdom-loathing- 26. Kingdom of Loathing
Browser
RPG
freeware
4.00 / 5
tome4- 27. TOME4: Tales of Maj'Eyal
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
card-hunter- 28. Card Hunter
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Browser
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
ultima-online- 29. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
MMO / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
spirit-engine-2- 30. The Spirit Engine 2
Windows
RPG / JRPG
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
fatal-fury-final- 31. Fatal Fury Final
Windows
action / brawler
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
unturned- 32. Unturned
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / FPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
oolite- 33. Oolite
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD
simulation / space exploration
freeware
4.00 / 5
ultima4- 34. Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
4.00 / 5
elona- 35. Elona
Windows
RPG / roguelike
freeware
4.00 / 5
knytt- 36. Knytt
Windows
platform / metroidvania
freeware
4.00 / 5
team-fortress-2- 37. Team Fortress 2
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / FPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
rift- 38. RIFT
Windows
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.93 / 5
desktop-dungeons- 39. Desktop Dungeons
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
3.92 / 5
angband- 40. Angband
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS
RPG / roguelike
free, open source
3.92 / 5
ascii-sector- 41. Ascii Sector
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
3.92 / 5
lyle-cube-sector- 42. Lyle in Cube Sector
Windows
platform / metroidvania
freeware
3.92 / 5
tyrian2000- 43. Tyrian 2000
Windows, DOS, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.91 / 5
diabolika2- 44. Diabolika II
Windows
puzzle
freeware
3.90 / 5
cave-story- 45. Cave Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga
platform / metroidvania
freeware
3.89 / 5
wolfenstein3d- 46. Wolfenstein 3D
DOS
shooter / FPS
liberated
3.88 / 5
video-strip-poker-hd- 47. Video Strip Poker HD
Windows
strategy / cards
free demo
3.88 / 5
eschalon-book-1- 48. Eschalon: Book I
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.86 / 5
lotro- 49. The Lord of the Rings Online
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.86 / 5
adom- 50. ADOM: Ancient Domains of Mystery
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, FreeBSD, Amiga
RPG / roguelike
freeware
3.83 / 5

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