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
there-is-no-game- 03. There is no game
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, browser
puzzle
full free version
4.25 / 5
openttd- 04. OpenTTD
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Free BSD, Solaris
simulation / management
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
battle-wesnoth- 07. Battle for Wesnoth
Windows, Solaris, Linux, Free BSD, BeOS, Amiga, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / turn-based tactics
open source
4.21 / 5
digital-a-love-story- 08. Digital: A Love Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
adventure / visual novel
full free version
4.20 / 5
eve-online- 09. EVE Online
Windows, Mac OSX
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
4.18 / 5
knytt-stories- 10. Knytt Stories
Windows
action-adventure / metroidvania
full free version
4.18 / 5
cdda- 11. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
open source
4.18 / 5
ur-quan-masters- 12. The Ur-Quan Masters
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Android, iOS
strategy / space exploration
full free version
4.15 / 5
unknown-horizons- 13. Unknown Horizons
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / city building
open source
4.13 / 5
ascii-sector- 14. Ascii Sector
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
4.12 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 15. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platform
free, optional donation
4.11 / 5
brogue- 16. Brogue
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 17. Legend of Princess
Windows
platform / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
knytt- 18. Knytt
Windows
action-adventure / metroidvania
full free version
4.08 / 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
lyle-cube-sector- 21. Lyle in Cube Sector
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
4.00 / 5
star-wars-the-old-republic- 22. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Windows
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
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
fatal-fury-final- 24. Fatal Fury Final
Windows
action / brawler
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
desktop-dungeons- 25. Desktop Dungeons
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
lost-land-mahjong- 26. Lost Lands: Mahjong
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS
puzzle / mahjong
full free version
4.00 / 5
bass- 27. Beneath a Steel Sky
DOS, Amiga, Windows, UNIX
adventure / point & click
liberated
3.95 / 5
ultima-online- 28. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
MMO / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
3.95 / 5
spelunky- 29. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platform / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
3.94 / 5
dcss- 30. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
open source
3.94 / 5
onemustfall2097- 31. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
full free version
3.94 / 5
hero-core- 32. Hero Core
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.94 / 5
diabolika2- 33. Diabolika II
Windows
puzzle
full free version
3.92 / 5
doom-roguelike- 34. Doom RL
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
shooter / roguelike
full free version
3.92 / 5
dota2- 35. Dota 2
Windows, Mac OSX
action / MOBA
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.92 / 5
demon- 36. Demon
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.91 / 5
ultima-ratio-regum- 37. Ultima Ratio Regum
Windows
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.91 / 5
tyrian2000- 38. Tyrian 2000
Windows, DOS, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.91 / 5
eternal- 39. Eternal Card Game
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Xbox One
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.91 / 5
creativerse- 40. Creativerse
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
action
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.91 / 5
rift- 41. RIFT
Windows
MMO / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.90 / 5
spirit-engine-2- 42. The Spirit Engine 2
Windows
RPG / JRPG
free, optional donation
3.90 / 5
aardwolf- 43. Aardwolf MUD
Windows, Linux, Solaris, Free BSD, BeOS, Mac OSX
MMO / MUD
full free version
3.90 / 5
card-hunter- 44. Card Hunter
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, browser
strategy / board game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.89 / 5
ZAngband- 45. Zangband
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.88 / 5
blossom-bloom- 46. Blossoms Bloom Brightest
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
adventure / visual novel
free, optional donation
3.88 / 5
warframe- 47. Warframe
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.88 / 5
prospector- 48. Prospector
Windows, Linux
simulation / space exploration
free, optional donation
3.86 / 5
savageempire- 49. Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.86 / 5
adom- 50. ADOM: Ancient Domains of Mystery
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Free BSD, Amiga
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.86 / 5
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