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
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
open source
4.25 / 5
hyper-princess-pitch- 04. Hyper Princess Pitch
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
4.23 / 5
mtga- 05. Magic: The Gathering Arena
Windows
card game / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
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
eve-online- 08. EVE Online
Windows, Mac OSX
simulation / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.18 / 5
cdda- 09. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
open source
4.17 / 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
open source
4.13 / 5
battle-wesnoth- 12. Battle for Wesnoth
Windows, Solaris, Linux, Free BSD, BeOS, Amiga, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / turn-based tactics
open source
4.12 / 5
ascii-sector- 13. Ascii Sector
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
4.12 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 14. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platformer
free, optional donation
4.11 / 5
brogue- 15. Brogue
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 16. Legend of Princess
Windows
platformer / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
knytt- 17. Knytt
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.08 / 5
desktop-dungeons- 18. Desktop Dungeons
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
4.07 / 5
0ad- 19. 0 A.D.
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / real-time strategy
open source
4.06 / 5
angband- 20. Angband
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
open source
4.06 / 5
lost-land-mahjong- 21. Lost Lands: Mahjong
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS
puzzle / mahjong
full free version
4.00 / 5
lyle-cube-sector- 22. Lyle in Cube Sector
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.00 / 5
fortnite- 23. Fortnite
Windows, Mac OSX, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Xbox One
shooter
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
factorio- 24. Factorio
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation
free demo
4.00 / 5
star-wars-the-old-republic- 25. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
starcraft-2- 26. StarCraft II
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / real-time strategy
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
fatal-fury-final- 27. Fatal Fury Final
Windows
action / brawler
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
iron-snout- 28. Iron Snout
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
action / brawler
full free version
4.00 / 5
bass- 29. Beneath a Steel Sky
DOS, Amiga, Windows, UNIX
adventure / point & click
liberated
3.95 / 5
ultima-online- 30. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
RPG / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
3.95 / 5
spelunky- 31. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platformer / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
3.94 / 5
dcss- 32. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
open source
3.94 / 5
hero-core- 33. Hero Core
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.94 / 5
onemustfall2097- 34. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
full free version
3.94 / 5
doom-roguelike- 35. Doom RL
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
shooter / roguelike
full free version
3.92 / 5
dota2- 36. Dota 2
Windows, Mac OSX
action / MOBA
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.92 / 5
demon- 37. Demon
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.91 / 5
ultima-ratio-regum- 38. Ultima Ratio Regum
Windows
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.91 / 5
tyrian2000- 39. Tyrian 2000
Windows, DOS, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.91 / 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
creativerse- 41. Creativerse
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
action
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.91 / 5
aardwolf- 42. Aardwolf MUD
Windows, Linux, Solaris, Free BSD, BeOS, Mac OSX
RPG / MUD
full free version
3.90 / 5
spirit-engine-2- 43. The Spirit Engine 2
Windows
RPG / JRPG
free, optional donation
3.90 / 5
rift- 44. RIFT
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.90 / 5
card-hunter- 45. Card Hunter
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, browser
strategy / board game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.89 / 5
warframe- 46. Warframe
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.88 / 5
ZAngband- 47. Zangband
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.88 / 5
blossom-bloom- 48. Blossoms Bloom Brightest
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
adventure / visual novel
free, optional donation
3.88 / 5
adom- 49. ADOM: Ancient Domains of Mystery
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Free BSD, Amiga
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.86 / 5
diabolika2- 50. Diabolika II
Windows
puzzle
full free version
3.86 / 5
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