Unimaginable 10 years ago, you can now play hours and hours at a video game without spending a single euro. Here is a small selection of the best free games on PC.
- Hearthstone (PC, Mac, and mobile)
Blizzard happily invites you to join Hearthstone, The huge Inn. For zero euro, you can download this deck of cards, which already counts millions of players. The game system is simple: you start the game with one mana point. Every turn, you win extra mana. Mana is for playing cards. Indeed, each card costs some mana. Stronger cards will tend to be more expensive while weaker cards are less expensive. The game is completely free; you can play very well without spending any euro. Indeed, you can buy packets of cards with the money you will have earned by playing games. But if you want to go faster and build a competitive deck, you can buy cards with Real Money. The game is very well made, funny, and addictive. It is also playable on the phone and tablet, making it an ideal game for playing in the toilet and transportation. Besides, if you played World of Warcraft, you’ll recognize dozens and dozens of characters in the game.
- League of Legends (PC and Mac)
For several years now, League of Legends has been one of the most popular games in the world of esports. Hundreds of impressive prize tournaments are held each year and the game remains a sure value in terms of gameplay and fun.” LoL ” for the intimate is what is called a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena). The concept mixes the strategy game in real-time with the role play.
Indeed, each player controls a hero with distinct powers. Some heroes are specialized in care or protection while others are only there to make damage and kill opponents. The goal of a game of LoL is to destroy the enemy base. Both teams of 5 players start the game in areas located at the ends of the map. Each team will have to advance on the map to reach the opposing base.
Since the game has been around for a lot of years, you might get run over in your first few games even if the matchmaking system is pretty good. This game requires learning, but fortunately, it is entirely free. But like all games, you can spend real money to buy new champions or playable skins.
- Dota 2 (PC and Mac)
Dota 2 is undoubtedly the game that popularized the MOBAs. It remains today the most lucrative game in tournaments and competitions. On the other side of the Atlantic, Dota 2 is a real institution. The principle is exactly the same as LoL, only the handling of the title differs a little. The level is also higher on Dota 2 as it attracts fewer beginners than League of Legends. If you like MOBAs, Dota 2 is for you.
- Paladins (PC, consoles, and mobile)
Paladins is one of those FPS that is mostly inspired by Overwatch. The Paladins advantage? Its price since it is free. Paladins are, therefore, a first-person shooter except that here we are a long way from Call of Duty or Battlefield. No, here we once again control a hero who has powers of his own. Some are there to protect his team and hold positions, some are there to heal and some are there to kill. Each hero has weapons of his own, such as a flamethrower or missile launcher, and has special attacks that he can use several times per game. There are a number of ways to play the game: classic Death games or goal games like escorting a convoy or holding card areas. In short, it is an Overwatch low cost but still extremely nervous and damn well that you will spend a great time.
- World of Tanks/Warships/Warplanes (PC, consoles and mobile)
No room for subtlety in World of Tanks. In this free game, you simply drive a tank and you will simply have to blow up the opposing tanks on various battlefields. If the principle seems simple, the game is quite sharp. We are more in the simulation than in the pure and hard shooter: each tank has its own characteristics and you will have to choose the right model according to the environment, your allies but also your enemies.
If you prefer to fight in the air or on the sea, you can opt for World of Warships or World Of Warplanes, two games that are extremely similar but that feature different vehicles. The games are obviously free but you can buy better tanks, boats or airplanes to take advantage of the battlefield.
- Brawlhalla (PC, Mac and mobile)
Brawlhalla skillfully takes over the concept of Super Smash Bros., Nintendo’s famous fight game. The goal is simple: Choose a character and eject your opponents from the arena by kicking them. A concept is certainly simple but damned effective. You have several different characters free of charge and others that you can buy with Real Money or with the virtual currency of the game. The game is rather complete because there are more than 40 playable characters. The game can be played both locally and online, which makes it possible to organize nice evenings with friends (the game is also available on consoles). In short, the perfect game to have a good time with friends without getting ahead of the competition.
- Warface (PC and consoles)
It’s time for a nice, nervous FPS like we like them. If you like Call of Duty but you don’t want to pay, then Warface is a good alternative. The game is as nervous as the Almighty CoD: small maps, several types of weapons, a super-fast respawn. Basically, you kill people, you die, you start over. The game has been around since 2013, but since then it has been updated several times, including the addition of a Battle Royal mode to get to the page and compete with the all-powerful PUBG, Fortnite and now Black Ops 4. Anyway, if you like Call of Duty and Counter-Strike, feel free to try Warface!
- TERA (PC and consoles)
There is no RPG in this selection. Nostalgic of World of Warcraft? So try the TERA experiment, an old-fashioned MMORPG that will remind you of your best years as a “Wow “gamer. The game was released several years ago in 2012 but is still playable and free. In this game, you find yourself in a fantastic medieval universe at the command of the character you created. After some initiatory quests, you will be left to yourself in this world populated with creatures and PNJ and dungeons to clean up. The combat system differs from the classic RPG to the WoW, which is quite refreshing. This is normal since the game is developed by a Korean studio and it was not originally intended for Westerners. Anyway, a world and original fights, different game modes, there’s enough fun to play with TERA, go for it if you’re running out of MMO.