Modern triple A PC video game titles have big budgets and big prices. Keeping up with the latest releases isn’t cheap these days. But luckily Being a PC gamer doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. In this article, let’s rundown the top 10 best Free-to-play Games from Steam.
I love mech-based combat games, probably because they bring me back to my Mechwarrior days. There are 9 different types of mechs to choose from with their own unique abilities and a hefty array of exciting weapons. The post-apocalyptic world is gorgeous, Graphics and artwork are top notch, for a free-to-play title and you can’t help but wonder, what’s the catch? For the amount of gameplay that’s on offer, it’s amazing that this game is free. Download this one as soon as you can.
9. Path of Exile:
An action roleplaying game filled with mystery and undead bad guys, what’s not to love? An environment of dungeons, forrests, temples and city ruins populated with nefarious creatures help to build a well textured and intricate world. There’s lot of bartering, trading and the use of power ups, gems and jewels are all staples of the roleplaying genre along with a very complex inventory system to master here. You’ll find a huge amount of compelling quest-based here with enormous replay value.
A third-person co-op shooter, you control members of an ancient alien race known as the Tenno, who have awoken from several centuries of cryostats slumber to find themselves in the middle of a war with the Grineer. The game requires four players to work together to complete missions, from standard shoot-em up to data retrieval, assassinations, artifact defence and survival.
7. Heroes and Generals:
It’s a combined FPS and strategy title set during World War 2. You can play the game from hero on the battlefield, an officer making tactical decisions or a general in command. The team-based gameplay is all part of a larger persistent game world. The strategy-element of the game allows players to move resources around on a world strategy map and then duke out the fighting against assault teams in FPS mode.
An unusual combat title to say the least. This is described as a creative building and vehicle shooter based on different planets where players build fighting machines for combat online. The graphics are heavily stylised and cartoonish, giving the game a unique feel and the gameplay is very compelling.
5: PlanetSide 2:
This MMOFPS title is a remake of the 2003 original, it’s a straight forward idea, you control tanks, ground vehicles and aircraft while fighting on large maps with considerable numbers of players. Teamwork is essential, all guns blazing techniques rarely deliver results so it’s a tactical shooter with strategy in mind. Classes are well defined with diverse roles, Engineers, Medics, Light assault troopers and infiltrators. Overall it’s a competitive and immersive combat game with tons of quality gameplay.
You’d be forgiven for initially thinking this was Minecraft, it sure looks like it. Unturned is actually a zombie surival game. The player begins on the map of their choice with nothing in their procession and must find supplies and weapons to battle zombies, all while trying to fend off starvation, thirst and disease. Pixelated games like this aren’t for everyone but if you can accept the deliberately low budget graphics, this is actually a very intense zombie survival simulator game.
Another zombie survival game, although this isn’t free-to-play, I never the less recommend it. This is an MMO sandbox title set in the rural US in which players are challenged by natural elements, hordes of the undead and other hostile survivors all while scavenging, building and creating shelters.
2: Dota 2:
This massive multiplayer online arena game is played in discrete matches in 3D environments and the player commands an arsenal of 109 heroes, each with their own sets of powerful combat strengths. It ranks very highly on Steam with over 800,000 concurrent players daily, there’s a bit of a steep learning curve here but once you get into it, it’s offers some great mechanics and superb fun.
1: Team Fortress 2:
Probably one of the most popular free-to-play Steam games right now. Filled with fun and entertaining characters, Team Fortress 2 stays true to its roots and focuses on tactical team-based FPS gameplay. There’s a ton of games modes, 70 maps, lots of unlockable items and content and an enormity of replay value. It’s a must-have for anyone with Steam installed on their computer.
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