The best 50 free action 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.

ACTION - Action games are video games in which the player has to confront himself with "physical" challenges. Typically, in action games, the gameplay involves fighting moving enemies, shooting, finding and getting items, jumping. Concepts belonging to the action genre are the health (or lives) of the protagonist, bosses at the end of each level, linear gameplay. Some of the most popular action subgenres are fighting games, MOBAs, arcade games, sport games. More action games on Free Games Utopia.
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# title genre status rating
iron-snout- 01. Iron Snout
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
action / brawler
full free version
4.00 / 5
fatal-fury-final- 02. Fatal Fury Final
Windows
action / brawler
free, optional donation
4.00 / 5
onemustfall2097- 03. One Must Fall: 2097
DOS
action / fighting games
full free version
3.94 / 5
unturned- 04. Unturned
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / action-adventure
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.93 / 5
dota2- 05. Dota 2
Windows, Mac OSX
action / MOBA
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.92 / 5
creativerse- 06. Creativerse
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
action
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.75 / 5
toribash- 07. Toribash
Windows, Mac OSX
action / fighting games
full free version
3.67 / 5
super-zzt- 08. Super ZZT
DOS
action / action puzzle
abandonware
3.67 / 5
hokuto-no-ken- 09. Hokuto No Ken Sensei no michi - The Way of Masters
Windows
action / fighting games
full free version
3.67 / 5
sango-fighter-1- 10. Sango Fighter
DOS, Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / fighting games
liberated
3.63 / 5
nitronic-rush- 11. Nitronic Rush
Windows
action / racing
full free version
3.63 / 5
aliens-RL- 12. AliensRL
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
action / roguelike
full free version
3.62 / 5
supaplex- 13. Supaplex
DOS
action / action puzzle
liberated
3.60 / 5
super-fighter-special-edition- 14. Super Fighter Special Edition
DOS, Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / fighting games
liberated
3.58 / 5
liero- 15. Liero
DOS, Windows
action / artillery
open source
3.57 / 5
gene-rally- 16. Gene Rally
Windows
action / racing
full free version
3.54 / 5
streets-of-rage-remake- 17. Streets of Rage Remake
Windows
action / brawler
full free version
3.52 / 5
planetside-2- 18. PlanetSide 2
Windows, PlayStation 4
action / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
armagetron-advanced- 19. Armagetron Advanced
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / racing
full free version
3.50 / 5
brawlhalla- 20. Brawlhalla
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
action / fighting games
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
endless-sky- 21. Endless Sky
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / space exploration
open source
3.50 / 5
future-pinball- 22. Future Pinball
Windows
action
free, optional donation
3.50 / 5
8bit-bayonetta- 23. 8-Bit Bayonetta
Windows, browser
action / run and gun
full free version
3.50 / 5
verminian-trap- 24. Verminian Trap
Windows, Linux
action / arcade
free, optional donation
3.50 / 5
barbarian-remake- 25. Barbarian
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
action / brawler
full free version
3.50 / 5
meteor-60-seconds- 26. Meteor 60 Seconds!
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
action / brawler
full free version
3.50 / 5
pcbert- 27. PC*Bert
DOS
action / arcade
abandonware
3.50 / 5
maru- 28. Maru
Windows
action / action puzzle
full free version
3.43 / 5
viriax- 29. Viriax
Windows
action / arcade
free, optional donation
3.43 / 5
zzt- 30. ZZT
DOS
action / action puzzle
abandonware
3.40 / 5
kill-la-kill- 31. KILL la KILL -IF
Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
action / fighting games
free demo
3.40 / 5
deathrally- 32. Death Rally
DOS, Windows
action / racing
liberated
3.38 / 5
mini-rc-racing- 33. Mini RC Racing
Windows
action / racing
full free version
3.38 / 5
succubus-prologue- 34. Succubus: Prologue
Windows
action
full free version
3.38 / 5
clicker-heroes- 35. Clicker Heroes
browser, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS
action / idle clicker
full free version
3.36 / 5
campaign-clicker- 36. Campaign Clicker
Windows
action / idle clicker
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.36 / 5
soccer-world-cup-series- 37. Soccer World Cup
Windows
action
free, optional donation
3.33 / 5
heroes-of-the-storm- 38. Heroes of the Storm
Windows, Mac OSX
action / MOBA
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.33 / 5
f1-spirit- 39. F-1 Spirit
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / racing
full free version
3.33 / 5
idle-forgotten-realms- 40. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
action / idle clicker
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.33 / 5
beatdown-dungeon- 41. Beatdown Dungeon
Windows
action / fighting games
full free version
3.33 / 5
adventure-fun-pak- 42. Adventure Fun-Pak
DOS
action
liberated
3.33 / 5
caves-of-thor- 43. Caves of Thor
DOS
action / maze
liberated
3.33 / 5
rock-roll-racing- 44. Rock n' Roll Racing
Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance, Sega Genesis
action / racing
liberated
3.33 / 5
sdi- 45. S.D.I.
Amiga, , Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OSX
action
abandonware
3.33 / 5
xenophage- 46. Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport
DOS
action / fighting games
liberated
3.33 / 5
jump-tamashi-stars- 47. Jump Tamashii Stars X2
Windows
action / fighting games
full free version
3.33 / 5
skyroads- 48. SkyRoads
DOS
action / racing
liberated
3.30 / 5
sango-fighter-2- 49. Sango Fighter 2
DOS, Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
action / fighting games
liberated
3.25 / 5
bc-racers- 50. BC Racers
DOS
action / racing
full free version
3.25 / 5
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