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
full free, 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
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.22 / 5
battle-wesnoth- 06. 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
cdda- 07. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
4.18 / 5
eve-online- 08. EVE Online
Windows, Mac OSX
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.18 / 5
knytt-stories- 09. Knytt Stories
Windows
action-adventure / metroidvania
full free version
4.18 / 5
digital-a-love-story- 10. Digital: A Love Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
adventure / visual novel
full free version
4.17 / 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
unknown-horizons- 12. Unknown Horizons
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / city building
full free, open source
4.13 / 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
platform
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
platform / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
knytt- 17. Knytt
Windows
action-adventure / metroidvania
full free version
4.08 / 5
0ad- 18. 0 A.D.
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / real-time strategy
full free, open source
4.06 / 5
angband- 19. Angband
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
4.06 / 5
desktop-dungeons- 20. Desktop Dungeons
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
fortnite- 21. Fortnite
Windows, Mac OSX, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Xbox One
shooter
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
fatal-fury-final- 22. Fatal Fury Final
Windows
action / brawler
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
dota2- 23. Dota 2
Windows, Mac OSX
action / MOBA
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
lost-land-mahjong- 24. Lost Lands: Mahjong
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS
puzzle / mahjong
full free version
4.00 / 5
star-wars-the-old-republic- 25. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Windows
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
lode-runner-mad- 26. Lode Runner Online: Mad Monks' Revenge
Windows, Mac OSX
platform / action puzzle
liberated
4.00 / 5
ultima-online- 27. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
MMO / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
3.95 / 5
bass- 28. Beneath a Steel Sky
DOS, Amiga, Windows, UNIX
adventure / point & click
liberated
3.95 / 5
spelunky- 29. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platform / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
3.94 / 5
hero-core- 30. Hero Core
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.94 / 5
onemustfall2097- 31. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
full free version
3.94 / 5
dcss- 32. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free, open source
3.94 / 5
lyle-cube-sector- 33. Lyle in Cube Sector
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
3.93 / 5
diabolika2- 34. Diabolika II
Windows
puzzle
full free version
3.92 / 5
cave-story- 35. Cave Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PSP
action-adventure / metroidvania
full free version
3.92 / 5
doom-roguelike- 36. Doom RL
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
shooter / roguelike
full free version
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
creativerse- 39. Creativerse
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
action
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.91 / 5
tyrian2000- 40. Tyrian 2000
Windows, DOS, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.91 / 5
eternal- 41. Eternal Card Game
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Xbox One
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.91 / 5
spirit-engine-2- 42. The Spirit Engine 2
Windows
RPG / JRPG
free, optional donation
3.90 / 5
broken-sword-25- 43. Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars
Windows
adventure / point & click
full free version
3.90 / 5
rift- 44. RIFT
Windows
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.90 / 5
aardwolf- 45. Aardwolf MUD
Windows, Linux, Solaris, Free BSD, BeOS, Mac OSX
MMO / MUD
full free version
3.90 / 5
card-hunter- 46. Card Hunter
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, browser
strategy / board game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.89 / 5
warframe- 47. Warframe
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.88 / 5
computer-open-door- 48. Computer, Open That Door!
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
puzzle
full free version
3.86 / 5
adom- 49. ADOM: Ancient Domains of Mystery
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Free BSD, Amiga
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.86 / 5
prospector- 50. Prospector
Windows, Linux
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
3.86 / 5
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