The best 50 free PC games of all time

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 games on this list belong to the whole history of video games; you can find games for DOS, Sega Genesis, Commodore 64 all the way up to more recent systems like Android, iOS, Linux and, of course, Windows.

The concept of "free" game is not very well-defined. All the games on Free Games Utopia do not require any kind of payment to start playing right away, but may OPTIONALLY require payments in the form of subscriptions, upgrades or microtransactions (MMOs, for example).

This top 50 includes games published for many platforms:

  • every PC platform since the dawn of desktop computers: from popular systems (Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux) to lesser known ones (Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS)
  • old microcomputers: Commodore 64, Spectrum, etc.
  • mobile platform: mainly Android and iOS
  • a few popular consoles (and even old ones): Xbox, Nintendo, PlayStation

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 genre.



# title genre status rating
path-of-exile- 01. Path of Exile
Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
RPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.31 / 5
openttd- 02. OpenTTD
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Free BSD, Solaris
simulation / management
open source
4.29 / 5
factorio- 03. Factorio
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation
free demo
4.25 / 5
hyper-princess-pitch- 04. Hyper Princess Pitch
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
4.23 / 5
dwarf-fortress- 05. Dwarf Fortress
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / roguelike
free, optional donation
4.22 / 5
digital-a-love-story- 06. Digital: A Love Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
adventure / visual novel
full free version
4.20 / 5
knytt-stories- 07. Knytt Stories
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.18 / 5
knytt- 08. Knytt
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.15 / 5
brogue- 09. Brogue
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.15 / 5
ascii-sector- 10. Ascii Sector
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
4.12 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 11. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platformer
free, optional donation
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 12. Legend of Princess
Windows
platformer / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
mtga- 13. Magic: The Gathering Arena
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS
card game / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.09 / 5
cdda- 14. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
open source
4.08 / 5
0ad- 15. 0 A.D.
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / real-time strategy
open source
4.06 / 5
desktop-dungeons- 16. Desktop Dungeons
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
4.06 / 5
angband- 17. Angband
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
open source
4.06 / 5
unknown-horizons- 18. Unknown Horizons
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / city building
open source
4.06 / 5
demon- 19. Demon
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.05 / 5
battle-wesnoth- 20. Battle for Wesnoth
Windows, Solaris, Linux, Free BSD, BeOS, Amiga, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / turn-based tactics
open source
4.04 / 5
lost-land-mahjong- 21. Lost Lands: Mahjong
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS
puzzle / mahjong
full free version
4.00 / 5
iron-snout- 22. Iron Snout
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
action / brawler
full free version
4.00 / 5
warframe- 23. Warframe
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
starcraft-2- 24. StarCraft II
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / real-time strategy
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
fatal-fury-final- 25. Fatal Fury Final
Windows
action / brawler
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
lyle-cube-sector- 26. Lyle in Cube Sector
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.00 / 5
star-wars-the-old-republic- 27. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
ZAngband- 28. Zangband
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.00 / 5
spelunky- 29. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platformer / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
bass- 30. Beneath a Steel Sky
DOS, Amiga, Windows, UNIX
adventure / point & click
liberated
3.95 / 5
ultima-online- 31. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
RPG / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
3.95 / 5
onemustfall2097- 32. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
full free version
3.94 / 5
dcss- 33. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
open source
3.94 / 5
ur-quan-masters- 34. The Ur-Quan Masters
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Android, iOS
strategy / space exploration
full free version
3.94 / 5
hero-core- 35. Hero Core
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.94 / 5
unturned- 36. Unturned
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / action-adventure
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.93 / 5
doom-roguelike- 37. Doom RL
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
shooter / roguelike
full free version
3.92 / 5
eve-online- 38. EVE Online
Windows, Mac OSX
simulation / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.92 / 5
dota2- 39. Dota 2
Windows, Mac OSX
action / MOBA
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.92 / 5
eternal- 40. Eternal Card Game
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Xbox One
card game / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.91 / 5
tyrian2000- 41. Tyrian 2000
Windows, DOS, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.91 / 5
aardwolf- 42. Aardwolf MUD
Windows, Linux, Solaris, Free BSD, BeOS, Mac OSX
RPG / MUD
full free version
3.90 / 5
rift- 43. RIFT
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.90 / 5
blossom-bloom- 44. Blossoms Bloom Brightest
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
adventure / visual novel
free, optional donation
3.88 / 5
savageempire- 45. Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.86 / 5
elder-scrolls-legend- 46. The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
card game / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.86 / 5
fires-of-ardor- 47. The Fire of Ardor
Windows, Linux
RPG / old school RPG
full free version
3.86 / 5
circus-hidden-object- 48. Circus Hidden Objects
browser
puzzle / hidden object
full free version
3.86 / 5
prospector- 49. Prospector
Windows, Linux
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
3.86 / 5
diabolika2- 50. Diabolika II
Windows
puzzle
full free version
3.86 / 5
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