The best 50 free RPG 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.

RPG - An RPG (acronym for Role Playing Game) is a video game where the player can control one or more characters (a "party") in a fictional world, usually in a fantasy or science fiction environment. Typical features of RPGs are: a main story and, often, side quests, character development, turn-based or real-time combat. Many terms used in RPG games, such as "armor class", "alignment", "saving throws" come from pen-and-paper games (i.e. Dungeons & Dragons). More RPG games on Free Games Utopia.
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# 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
cdda- 02. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
open source
4.17 / 5
brogue- 03. Brogue
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.15 / 5
desktop-dungeons- 04. Desktop Dungeons
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
4.06 / 5
angband- 05. Angband
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Android
RPG / roguelike
open source
4.06 / 5
demon- 06. Demon
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.03 / 5
ZAngband- 07. Zangband
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.00 / 5
star-wars-the-old-republic- 08. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
ultima-ratio-regum- 09. Ultima Ratio Regum
Windows
RPG / roguelike
full free version
4.00 / 5
ultima-online- 10. Ultima Online
Windows, Linux
RPG / MMORPG
free, commercial version available
3.95 / 5
dcss- 11. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
open source
3.94 / 5
aardwolf- 12. Aardwolf MUD
Windows, Linux, Solaris, Free BSD, BeOS, Mac OSX
RPG / MUD
full free version
3.90 / 5
rift- 13. RIFT
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.90 / 5
savageempire- 14. Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.86 / 5
adom- 15. ADOM: Ancient Domains of Mystery
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, DOS, Free BSD, Amiga
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.86 / 5
fires-of-ardor- 16. The Fire of Ardor
Windows, Linux
RPG / old school RPG
full free version
3.86 / 5
ultima4- 17. Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.85 / 5
princess-remedy- 18. Princess Remedy In a World of Hurt
Windows
RPG
free, optional donation
3.83 / 5
dcu-online- 19. DC Universe Online
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.83 / 5
batmud- 20. BatMUD
Windows, Linux, Solaris, Free BSD, BeOS, Mac OSX
RPG / MUD
full free version
3.83 / 5
blades-exile- 21. Blades of Exile
Windows, Mac OSX
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.83 / 5
neverwinter- 22. Neverwinter
Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.82 / 5
spirit-engine-2- 23. The Spirit Engine 2
Windows
RPG / JRPG
free, optional donation
3.82 / 5
lotro- 24. The Lord of the Rings Online
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.80 / 5
unreal-world- 25. UnReal World
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
free, optional donation
3.80 / 5
star-trek-online- 26. Star Trek Online
Windows, Mac OSX
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with optional subscription
3.80 / 5
tomenet- 27. TomeNET
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
open source
3.80 / 5
bit-heroes- 28. Bit Heroes
Windows, iOS, Android, browser
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.80 / 5
castleofthewinds- 29. Castle of the Winds
Windows
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.77 / 5
planeshift- 30. PlaneShift
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / MMORPG
free, optional donation
3.75 / 5
fara- 31. FARA
Windows, Linux, browser
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.75 / 5
daughter-essence- 32. Daughter of Essence
Windows, Mac OSX
RPG / JRPG
free, optional donation
3.75 / 5
action-taimanin- 33. Action Taimanin
Windows, Android, iOS
RPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.75 / 5
sil-roguelike- 34. Sil
Windows, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.73 / 5
tome4- 35. TOME4: Tales of Maj'Eyal
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
free, commercial version available
3.73 / 5
ahriman-prophecy- 36. Ahriman's Prophecy
Windows
RPG / JRPG
full free version
3.72 / 5
polybot-7- 37. POLYBOT-7
Windows
RPG / roguelike
free, optional donation
3.71 / 5
incursion- 38. Incursion
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.70 / 5
wildstar- 39. WildStar
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.69 / 5
legerdemain- 40. Legerdemain
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.67 / 5
unnethack- 41. UnNetHack
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Android
RPG / roguelike
full free version
3.67 / 5
torn-city- 42. Torn City
browser
RPG / MMORPG
full free version
3.67 / 5
space-station-13- 43. Space Station 13
Windows
RPG
full free version
3.67 / 5
world-of-horror- 44. World of Horror
Windows
RPG / point & click
free demo
3.67 / 5
quintessence- 45. Quintessence: The Blighted Venom
Windows
RPG / JRPG
full free version
3.67 / 5
exile3- 46. Exile III: Ruined World
Windows, Mac OSX
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.67 / 5
dungeon-craft- 47. Dungeon Craft
Windows
RPG / old school RPG
open source
3.67 / 5
metin2- 48. Metin2
Windows
RPG / MMORPG
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.67 / 5
castlevania-rl- 49. CastlevaniaRL: Serenade of Chaos
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
RPG / rogue-lite
free, optional donation
3.67 / 5
martiandreams- 50. Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
Windows, Mac OSX, DOS
RPG / old school RPG
liberated
3.64 / 5
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