While the realm of free PC games used to be dominated by match-three Flash games or tiny indie testbeds, the free-to-play phenomenon has completely changed the landscape. These days, the full-priced games that once topped the charts are getting some real competition from titles that offer large swaths of the experience with zero upfront cost.
Companies big and small have deluged the market with free-to-play PC games, and with that comes both pros and cons. The huge variety means that there’s something to scratch nearly any itch, but the signal-to-noise ratio on storefronts like Steam is abysmal. Instead of trudging through dozens of generic clones and halfhearted cash grabs, let us separate the wheat from the chaff for you. In today’s post, we’re highlighting 20 of the best free games on the PC. But there’s a lot of ground to cover: Follow along, and something here is bound to tickle your fancy.