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The greatest free PC games to play in 2020 are listed here.

PC gamers have never had it better. A new game is released every day. Isn’t it going to be too expensive? But don’t worry, there are a lot of great free PC games to choose from.

Indeed, there are so many free games available that deciding how to spend your time might be difficult. The most popular free PC games in 2020 are listed here, and every one of the “Genre Alternatives” is likewise free.

  1. Fortnite

The Fortnite Battle Royale game by Epic Games conquered the globe in 2017. Since then, it hasn’t slowed down, attracting more players and viewers while also being released on new video game platforms.

There are a lot of free-to-play battle royale games. Regardless of what other development teams offer, Fortnite’s combination of extreme cartoon-style action and accessibility outperforms the competition.

Fortnite is kept interesting by Epic Games. New content is continually being introduced to the game, luring players looking for better skins, weaponry, and Fortnite’s iconic winning dances.

Not only that, but Epic Games is constantly modifying the Fortnite setting, which helps to advance the game’s narrative.

For example, approximately halfway through one season, a huge meteor appeared in the sky over the gaming map. The meteor approached slowly before crashing into Dusty Depot, turning the area into Dusty Divot and dispersing smaller craters across the terrain.

Since then, Epic Games has garnered a constant stream of awards for its innovative narrative tactics, and the Fortnite storyline has continued to grow.

If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out our Fortnite fundamentals cheat sheet. You might be a professional streamer in no time!

2. Fortress of the Dwarves

Dwarf Fortress is the most intriguing, engaging, and infuriating game ever made. The makers of Dwarf Fortress, Bay 12 Games, continue to update it for free. What is it, exactly?

Dwarf Fortress is a roguelike that may also be played as a management sim, an exploration story, and more. Your options are limitless as you try to maintain your dwarven colony alive, happy, fed, and productive.

The original artwork is unattractive, and it’s unnecessary to be ambiguous. The extensive (and often fussy) controls are difficult to get used to. The original Dwarf Fortress, on the other hand, is transformed into a brighter, more approachable experience thanks to a variety of amazing community tilesets.

3. Exile’s Path

Path of Exile will appeal to fans of Diablo and other dungeon-crawler RPGs. Path of Exile, first released in 2013, is currently a top-ranked free-to-play game with frequent updates.

The plot isn’t particularly compelling, focusing on classic RPG tropes such as being washed up on the beach, disoriented, dressed in rags, and trying to become the ultimate beast slayer. On the other hand, Path of Exile stands out thanks to its massive skill trees, plentiful loot, and frequent additions of new enemies, game systems, and play styles.

4. The Arena in Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering Arena is a free digital collectible card game that brings the popular MTG game to your PC.

MTG Arena isn’t the first digital version of the popular tabletop battle card game. It is, however, the first digital version of Magic: The Gathering to follow the tabletop meta, allowing players to create decks that correlate to the game’s expansions.

In this way, MTG Arena is similar to a traditional MTG game. You may still produce mana using land cards, customize your deck, and open packs to find new and rare booster cards.

MTG Arena is a free-to-play card game with in-app purchases and booster pack purchases. While you may run across someone with a premium deck now and then, most MTA Arena players rely on free decks, booster packs, and other similar resources.

Furthermore, even though the game closely resembles the physical game, there is no need to have any prior expertise to begin playing. The game includes several tutorials that explain how to use the various game components and some basic skills.

We also appreciate the animations in MTG Arena. MTG was purely a tabletop game for a long time, and MTG Arena brings your cards to life with dazzling explosions and spinning summons.

5. The second installment of Destiny

In 2019, Bungie’s online-only first-person shooter Destiny 2 was free-to-play, allowing anybody to play it. Bungie simultaneously upgraded weapons, armor classes, content drops, and the power level ceiling to lure existing and new players to explore the new content. New game modes for Destiny 2 were also launched, and recent interplanetary locations to visit.

The result is a massive space shooter in which three rival factions fight to control the Destiny 2 universe. Check out our Destiny 2 beginners’ guide if you’re new to the game.

Even if you don’t plan to spend much time in Destiny 2, the game’s often mind-boggling vistas, and magnificent dungeons are worth exploring. It’s also a lot of fun to fly around on the Sparrows.

6. StarCraft II 

StarCraft II was given away for free in 2017 by Blizzard Entertainment. As a result, one of the best real-time strategy (RTS) games ever created is now free to play. The single-player campaign from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is included in the free-to-play edition, but it is missing the sequels Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops.

StarCraft II’s free edition includes ranked multiplayer league tables. We’re not sure why you would subject yourself to such an ordeal, but each to their own.

7. Storm Heroes

Blizzard has a lot to offer, from their all-conquering RTS to a game that the firm doesn’t consider a MOBA. If Characters of the Storm isn’t a MOBA, it has all the trappings:

  • Five-on-five combat
  • Lanes
  • A vast selection of heroes (taken from other Blizzard games)
  • A focus on four unique roles

League of Legends and Dota 2 are more well-known (or infamous) competitors, while Heroes of the Storm is significantly more accessible. The audience appears to be more open, the roles are clearer, and the game options variety each combat, making it more intriguing.

8. Planetside 2

Planetside 2 is a multiplayer online first-person shooter in which you battle for control of numerous locations across continents. With up to 2,000 concurrent players, Planetside 2 knows a thing or two about grand scale. You can spend hours fighting in a single battle, then log off for a few hours before returning to the same fight.

The greatest difference for gamers coming from Battlefield or Call of Duty is it’s time to master and level up weapons and skills. Such exact skills take a long time to develop, and it’s not a grind because the battles ebb and flow, and you’re not forced to attack from a single direction (or vehicle, for that matter).

9. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex 

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex was released in 2016 to coincide with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it has stunning cars, courses, and scenery. The first Forza Motorsport game released on a desktop computer was Forza Motorsport 6, and Forza had previously been exclusive to the Xbox.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex pays true to the series’ reputation for expansive circuit designs and impressive car models. In total, 63 vehicles will compete in 12 events.

10. Warframe

For a free game, Warframe contains a lot of material. The hoverboard skating mode is last but not least. However, there is a lot to take in when it comes to running and gunning (as opposed to the hacking and slashing of Path of Exile) and the vast array of weaponry, load-outs, and play styles.

There are large open-world locales to explore, a rich storyline, and periodic content releases. At first, the sheer volume of data available can be overwhelming. Learning the many game elements takes time, and understanding crafting and blueprinting can also be difficult.

Thankfully, the Warframe community is one of the friendliest on the internet, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s almost certain that you’ve been asked this question before.

11. EverQuest

Return to one of the original MMOs, with 110 levels, 500 zones, and many questlines to explore. Even after more than two decades, EverQuest is still going strong.

The Burning Lands expansion was the game’s 25th content expansion, and it added new zones, raids, quests, and spells. It came out 19 years after the first game.

EverQuest keeps up in so many ways, even if the visuals are dated. Thousands of hours of questing await you and a group of friends in Norrath.