The best 50 free shooter 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.

SHOOTER - Shooting games are action games in which the player task is to shoot enemies and staying alive using long-range weapons such as guns, bows, missiles, etc. The shooter can be a person (in FPS), an aircraft (in shoot'em up) or anything that can fire bullets. Some popular subgenres are: FPS (first-person shooters), shoot'em up, run and gun. More shooter games on Free Games Utopia.
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# title genre status rating
hyper-princess-pitch- 01. Hyper Princess Pitch
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
4.23 / 5
fortnite- 02. Fortnite
Windows, Mac OSX, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Xbox One
shooter
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
hero-core- 03. Hero Core
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.94 / 5
doom-roguelike- 04. Doom RL
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
shooter / roguelike
full free version
3.92 / 5
tyrian2000- 05. Tyrian 2000
Windows, DOS, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.91 / 5
warframe- 06. Warframe
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.88 / 5
hydorah- 07. Hydorah
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
3.83 / 5
team-fortress-2- 08. Team Fortress 2
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
shooter / first-person shooter
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.82 / 5
katakis- 09. Katakis
Amiga, Commodore 64
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.80 / 5
hawken- 10. Hawken
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.78 / 5
warsow- 11. Warsow
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / first-person shooter
open source
3.75 / 5
shadow-warrior- 12. Shadow Warrior
Windows, Linux, DOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS
shooter / first-person shooter
liberated
3.75 / 5
alien-arena- 13. Alien Arena
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / first-person shooter
open source
3.75 / 5
xonotic- 14. Xonotic
Linux, Free BSD, Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / first-person shooter
open source
3.67 / 5
invisible-vision- 15. Invisible Vision
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
full free version
3.67 / 5
alien-swarm- 16. Alien Swarm
Windows
shooter / run and gun
open source
3.64 / 5
cube- 17. Cube
Linux, Windows
shooter / first-person shooter
full free version
3.60 / 5
turbo-raketti- 18. Turbo Raketti
Amiga
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.60 / 5
wolfenstein3d- 19. Wolfenstein 3D
DOS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Linux, iOS, Android, PlayStation 3
shooter / first-person shooter
liberated
3.56 / 5
mutant-factions- 20. Mutant Factions
Windows, Linux
shooter
full free version
3.50 / 5
pixelships- 21. Pixelships
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
full free version
3.50 / 5
return-destructo- 22. Return of Dr. Destructo
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Android
shooter / shoot 'em up
open source
3.44 / 5
battlestar-galactica-online- 23. Battlestar Galactica Online
Windows, Mac OSX, browser
shooter / MMOFPS
full free version
3.43 / 5
star-wars-yavin- 24. Star Wars: The Battle of Yavin
Windows
shooter / space combat
free, optional donation
3.42 / 5
shoot-first- 25. Shoot First
Windows
shooter / roguelike
full free version
3.42 / 5
mechwarrior-online- 26. MechWarrior Online
Windows
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.40 / 5
mars-shooter- 27. M.A.R.S. - a Ridiculous Shooter
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / arcade
free, optional donation
3.40 / 5
infinos- 28. Infinos
Windows, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
full free version
3.40 / 5
gaurodan- 29. Gaurodan
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / arcade
free, optional donation
3.38 / 5
counter-strike-2d- 30. Counter-Strike 2D
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / shoot 'em up
full free version
3.38 / 5
cube-2- 31. Cube 2: Sauerbraten
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / first-person shooter
open source
3.36 / 5
urban-terror- 32. Urban Terror
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / first-person shooter
open source
3.36 / 5
assault-cube- 33. AssaultCube
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / first-person shooter
open source
3.36 / 5
beyond-castle-wolfenstein- 34. Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
DOS
shooter / maze
liberated
3.33 / 5
overkill- 35. OverKill
DOS
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.33 / 5
soldat- 36. Soldat
Windows
shooter
full free version
3.33 / 5
spheresofchaos- 37. Spheres of Chaos
Windows, Linux
shooter / shoot 'em up
liberated
3.33 / 5
guns-and-robots- 38. Guns and Robots
Windows
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.33 / 5
teeworlds- 39. Teeworlds
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
shooter / run and gun
full free version
3.33 / 5
starsiege-tribes- 40. Starsiege: Tribes
Windows
shooter / first-person shooter
liberated
3.33 / 5
hero- 41. Hero
Windows
shooter / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.33 / 5
chicken-invaders-2- 42. Chicken Invaders 2: The Next Wave
Windows, Android, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS
shooter / shoot 'em up
free demo
3.33 / 5
americas-army- 43. America's Army
Windows, PlayStation 4, Linux
shooter / first-person shooter
full free version
3.29 / 5
world-of-tanks- 44. World of Tanks
Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Mac OSX, Android
shooter / MMOFPS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.29 / 5
winter-solstice- 45. The Winter Solstice
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
full free version
3.25 / 5
xeno-fighter-ex- 46. Xeno Fighters EX
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
full free version
3.25 / 5
time-clickers- 47. Time Clickers
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
shooter / idle clicker
full free version
3.22 / 5
verminest- 48. Verminest
Windows
shooter / shoot 'em up
free, optional donation
3.20 / 5
star-wars-endor- 49. Star Wars: The Battle of Endor
Windows
shooter / space combat
free, optional donation
3.20 / 5
marathon2- 50. Marathon 2: Durandal
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Xbox
shooter / first-person shooter
liberated
3.20 / 5
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