The best 30 free PC games of all time

The Free Games Utopia top 30 lists the best free-to-play, free full version and liberated video games of all time according to users ratings. The concept of "free" game is not 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 30 includes games published for many platforms:

  • every PC platform since the dawn of desktop computers: from popular systems (Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux) to lesser known ones (Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS)
  • some mobile platform: mainly Android and iOS
  • a few popular consoles: Xbox, Nintendo, PlayStation

To be part of the top 30, a single game must have been voted at least three times. Use the button bar to filter the list by platform/system.



# 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
dwarf-fortress- 02. Dwarf Fortress
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / roguelike
free, optional donation
4.29 / 5
openttd- 03. OpenTTD
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Free BSD, Solaris
simulation / management
full free, open source
4.25 / 5
brogue- 04. Brogue
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.24 / 5
hyper-princess-pitch- 05. Hyper Princess Pitch
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
4.23 / 5
cdda- 06. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
4.22 / 5
battle-wesnoth- 07. Battle for Wesnoth
Windows, Solaris, Linux, Free BSD, BeOS, Amiga, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / turn-based tactics
full free, open source
4.21 / 5
eve-online- 08. EVE Online
Windows, Mac OSX
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.20 / 5
knytt-stories- 09. Knytt Stories
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
4.18 / 5
ur-quan-masters- 10. The Ur-Quan Masters
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Android, iOS
strategy / space exploration
full free version
4.15 / 5
unknown-horizons- 11. Unknown Horizons
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / city building
full free, open source
4.13 / 5
mtga- 12. Magic: The Gathering Arena
Windows
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.13 / 5
rift- 13. RIFT
Windows
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.11 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 14. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platform
free, optional donation
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 15. Legend of Princess
Windows
platform / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
digital-a-love-story- 16. Digital: A Love Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
adventure / visual novel
full free version
4.09 / 5
knytt- 17. Knytt
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
4.08 / 5
dcss- 18. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
4.08 / 5
hero-core- 19. Hero Core
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
4.08 / 5
spelunky- 20. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platform / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
4.07 / 5
0ad- 21. 0 A.D.
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / real-time strategy
full free, open source
4.07 / 5
ascii-sector- 22. Ascii Sector
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
4.07 / 5
bass- 23. Beneath a Steel Sky
DOS, Amiga, Windows, UNIX
adventure / point & click
liberated
4.06 / 5
demon- 24. Demon
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.04 / 5
team-fortress-2- 25. Team Fortress 2
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
shooter / first-person shooter
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
ultima-online- 26. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
MMO / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
ultima4- 27. 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
angband- 28. Angband
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
4.00 / 5
onemustfall2097- 29. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
full free version
4.00 / 5
eternal- 30. Eternal Card Game
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Xbox One
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5

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