List of free multiplayer online games

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This is a selected list of multiplayer online games which are free to play in some form without ever requiring a subscription or other payment. Some common types are first-person shooters or vehicle simulation games, but could be of any genre.

Free play[edit]

These MOGs run on a non-profit basis, requiring no payment from the players.

Developer(s) Release date Required OS Genre Payment Synopsis Type
Allegiance Microsoft Research March 16, 2000 Windows Space simulation/RTS Hybrid Free to play Players control space fighter ships, and fight for various factions. 3D
Fantasy Masters Zeonix January 2003 Windows Collectible card game Free to play Network trading card game. Play with other users with your 50 card deck. 2D
Freeciv Open Source January 5, 1996 Linux Turn-based strategy Free to play Build, explore and conquer. 2D
Omerta Omerta Game Limited 26 September, 2003 Browser-based MMORPG Free to Play Mafia-themed, text-based MMORPG Text
OpenArena Open Source August 19, 2005 Windows, OS X, Linux First-person shooter Free to Play Open source quake 3 clone. 3D
SubSpace Virgin Interactive November 30, 1997 Windows Action game Free to play 2D space shooting 2D
Teeworlds Open Source May 27, 2007 Windows, OS X, Linux Platform Game/ Action Game Free to play 2D Action Platformer with a grappling hook. Wide variety of community created maps and game-modes. 2D
Urban Terror Open Source August 5, 2000 Windows, OS X, Linux First-person shooter Free to Play Open source stand alone game based on a quake 3 mod. 3D
Virtonomics Virtonomics Co. May 30, 2009 Windows Business simulation, Serious game, Turn-based strategy Free to play Global online business simulation. Trade, production, technologies, mining, marketing, HR, finance. All management aspects. Text
Xonotic Open Source December 23, 2010 Windows, OS X, Linux First-person shooter Free to Play Fast-paced open-source FPS. 3D

These MOGs run on a for-profit basis, but require no money from the player for an in-game advantage over other players.

Developer(s) Release date Required OS Genre Payment Synopsis Type
Age of Empires Online Robot Entertainment, Gas Powered Games August 16, 2011 Windows MMORTS Free to play with items that can be purchased from a shop or earned through gameplay. MMORTS based on the Age of Empires series with quests, NPCs, PvE and PvP. 3D
Battlefield Heroes EA Games 2009 Windows First-person shooter Free to play, with the option to purchase accessories such as guns, clothes, widgets etc. Cartoon simulation game of WWII where players can choose to fight as a soldier for one of two factions, Royal or National, and fight for victory. 3D
Bloodline Champions Stunlock Studios 2011 Windows MOBA Free to play, with option to unlock more cosmetic items and usable characters. Arena-based PvP game where teams of 2-5 battle in three different game modes; team deathmatch, capture the flag and map point control. 3D
Company of Heroes Online THQ 2010-2011 Windows Real-time strategy Free to play, with option to purchase convenience items Action WWII game where players quickly build a force to gain control of the map in 1v1 through 4v4 games in multiplayer or play alone. 3D
Empire & State Novel, Inc. 2011 Windows MMORPG Free to play, with the option to purchase additional content Political strategy MMO 2D
Guns and Robots Masthead Studios 2013 Windows Third-person shooter Free to play, with the option to purchase additional content Comic-style, robot creation, online shooter 3D
League of Legends Riot Games 2008-2011 Windows, OS X MOBA Free to play, with options to purchase cosmetics and unlock additional heroes with premium currency in addition to ingame currency Players control different heroes in a 3 vs 3/5 vs 5 battle to control lanes. 3D
Dota 2 Valve Corporation 2013 Windows, OS X, Linux MOBA Free to play, with various cosmetic customization options available for purchase. Every single hero can be freely chosen in All-Pick mode. Players control different heroes in a 5 vs 5 battle to control lanes. 3D
Team Fortress 2 Valve Corporation 2007 Windows, OS X, Linux First-person shooter Free-to-play in perpetuity from June 2011, with some cosmetic in-game items available for purchase on a microtransaction basis.[1] Cartoon-style first person shooter where two opposing but functionally identical factions battle for control of maps 3D

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crossley, Rob (2011-06-23). "Valve: Team Fortress 2 is free forever". Develop. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 

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