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
brogue- 03. Brogue
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.28 / 5
openttd- 04. OpenTTD
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Free BSD, Solaris
simulation / management
full free, open source
4.25 / 5
hyper-princess-pitch- 05. Hyper Princess Pitch
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
4.23 / 5
mtga- 06. Magic: The Gathering Arena
Windows
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.22 / 5
cdda- 07. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
4.22 / 5
battle-wesnoth- 08. 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- 09. EVE Online
Windows, Mac OSX
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.20 / 5
knytt-stories- 10. Knytt Stories
Windows
action-adventure / metroidvania
full free version
4.18 / 5
ur-quan-masters- 11. The Ur-Quan Masters
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Android, iOS
strategy / space exploration
full free version
4.15 / 5
dcss- 12. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
4.14 / 5
unknown-horizons- 13. Unknown Horizons
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / city building
full free, open source
4.13 / 5
rift- 14. RIFT
Windows
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.11 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 15. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platform
free, optional donation
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 16. Legend of Princess
Windows
platform / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
digital-a-love-story- 17. Digital: A Love Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
adventure / visual novel
full free version
4.09 / 5
knytt- 18. Knytt
Windows
action-adventure / metroidvania
full free version
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
broken-sword-25- 24. Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars
Windows
adventure / point & click
full free version
4.00 / 5
onemustfall2097- 25. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
full free version
4.00 / 5
lost-vikings- 26. The Lost Vikings
DOS
platform / action puzzle
liberated
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
castlevania-rl- 28. CastlevaniaRL: Serenade of Chaos
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / rogue-lite
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
team-fortress-2- 29. 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- 30. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
MMO / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5

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