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The following is a list of PC games that have been deemed monetarily free by their creator or by the closure of the IP holder and subsequent 'abandonment' (see abandonware). This includes free-to-play games, even if they include monetized micro transactions.

List[edit]

The following list has 27 segments in total, ranging from A to Z, followed by a numerical section.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - Numerical

A[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
The Elder Scrolls: Arena Bethesda Softworks Bethesda Softworks RPG DOS 1994 2004[1] Freeware[2] 80[3]
ArcheAge XL Games Tencent Games (China)
Trion Worlds (NA, Europe, Australia, NZ)
Mail.ru (Russia)
MMORPG Windows
  • KOR: 15 January 2013
  • JP: 23 July 2013
  • RUS: Open beta[4]
  • EU: 16 September 2014
  • US: 16 September 2014
Free to Play[5]
Aion: The Tower of Eternity NCsoft NCsoft MMORPG Windows
  • KOR: 25 November 2008
  • EU: 29 February 2012
  • US: 11 April 2012
Free to Play[6]
Fistful of Frags Fistful of Frags Team Fistful of Frags Team FPS, Indie Windows, OS X, Linux 9 May 2014 9 May 2014 Free to play[7] 79[8]
A Nation of Wind NationOfWindDev NationOfWindDev Real Time Shooter Windows Free to Play[9]
Akuji The Demon E. "Buster" Hashimoto E. "Buster" Hashimoto Metroidvania Windows Freeware[10]
Ahriman's Prophecy
Aleph One
Allegiance Microsoft Research Microsoft Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action Windows March 16, 2000 2004 Freeware[11]
Ao Oni
APB Reloaded Reloaded Productions Gamersfirst Action, MMO Windows December 6, 2011 Free to Play
Armagetron Advanced
Ascension
Atomic Tanks
Aurora 4x

B[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden Tales of Game's Studios Tales of Game's Studios RPG Windows, OS X January 22, 2008 Freeware[12] 93[13]
Battle for Wesnoth Freeware[14] 91[15]
Beneath a Steel Sky Freeware[16]
Bernband
Blacklight: Retribution Zombie, Inc. Perfect World Entertainment Action Windows July 22, 2012 Free to Play 75
Black Mesa 86[17]
Broken Dimensions

C[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Card Hunter
Cart Life
Castle of the Winds
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Cave Story Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya Metroidvania Windows 90[18]

D[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Date Ariane Dating simulator Microsoft Windows
Dota 2 Valve Corporation Valve Corporation Multiplayer online battle arena Windows, OS X, Linux July 2013 July 2013 Free-to-play[19] 90[20]
Dwarf Fortress Tarn Adams Bay 12 Games City-building game, Roguelike Windows, OS X, Linux August 2006 August 2006 Freeware[21] 78[22]
Death Rally Remedy Apogee Software Ltd. Vehicular combat, racing DOS
  • WW: December 31, 1996[23]
Windows (freeware)
  • WW: October 20, 2009[24]
iOS & Android
Windows (remake)
  • WW: August 3, 2012[27]
Kindle Fire
  • WW: September 4, 2012[28]
Freeware 88[29]
Deity
Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Digital: A Love Story 36[30]
Dink Smallwood Robinson Technologies Dec 8, 2010 Dec 8, 2010 Freeware[31]
Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story
Dragonsphere
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall Bethesda Softworks Bethesda Softworks RPG DOS August 31, 1996 Freeware[32]

E[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Egoboo
Elona
Elsword KOG KOG MMORPG Microsoft Windows Free To Play
Everquest II Sony Online Entertainment, LLC Sony Online Entertainment, LLC MMORPG Microsoft Windows December 7, 2011 December 7, 2011 Free to Play 83

F[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
FreeSpace 2 Volition Interplay Entertainment Space combat simulator Microsoft Windows, Linux September 1999 April 2002 Source code only 91[33]
Façade
Fallen London

FortNight

Flightgear GAME
FreeCiv
FreeCol
Freedoom
FreeOrion
Frets on Fire None[34]
Frog Fractions None[34]
Four DeKa Software Board-game, card-game, multiplayer, strategic, turn-based Microsoft Windows, MacOS, IOS June 24, 2017 Free to Play

G[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Glitchhikers
Guild Wars 2 ArenaNet NCSOFT MMORPG Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X August 28, 2012 August 29, 2015 Free to Play
Grand Rogue Auto Freeware[35]
Gravity Bone
Gotham City Impostors Monolith Productions, Inc. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action, First Person Shooter Microsoft Windows August 30, 2012 August 30, 2012 Free to Play

H[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Happy Wars
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment Digital CCG Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS 11 March 2014 Mar 11, 2014 Free to Play[36] 88
Hedgewars
Heroes and Generals Reto-Moto Reto-Moto Action, MMOFPS Microsoft Windows July 11, 2014 July 11, 2014 Free to Play
Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of the Storm Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment MOBA Microsoft Windows June 2, 2015 June 2, 2015 Free to Play 86
Heroine's Quest
Hidden and Dangerous
Hide
Hydra Castle Labyrinth E. "Buster" Hashimoto E. "Buster" Hashimoto Metroidvania Microsoft Windows Freeware[10]
Hyper Princess Pitch

I[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
I Wanna Be the Guy
Ib
Iji
Infinity Wars 2014: Animated Trading Card Game Lightmare Studios Lightmare Studios Strategy, MMO Microsoft Windows, OS X September 5, 2014 September 5, 2014 Free to Play
In Ruins

J[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Journey to the Center of Hawkthrone

K[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Katawa Shoujo
King's Quest 1
King's Quest 2
King's Quest 3
Knytt/Knytt Stories

L[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Little Fighter 2
Loadout Edge of Reality Edge of Reality Action Microsoft Windows January 31, 2014 January 31, 2014 Free to Play 72
League of Legends Riot Games Riot Games MOBA Microsoft Windows, OS X October 27, 2009 October 27, 2009 Free to Play 78

M[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Magebane 2 Freeware[37]
Maldita Castilla
Mari0
Masq
Marvel Heroes 2015 Gazzillion Entertainment Gazzillion Entertainment Action, MMO Microsoft Windows, OS X June 4, 2013 June 4, 2013 Free to Play 81
Mercury Freeware[38]
Might and Magic: Duel of Champions
Moonbase Alpha Virtual Heroes, Army Game Studio NASA Strategy, Simulation Microsoft Windows July 6. 2010 July 6, 2010 Free to Play
MTBFreeride
M.U.G.E.N. Elecbyte Elecbyte Fighting Linux, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X July 7. 1999 July 7, 1999 Freeware
Myst Online: Uru Live
My Father's Long, Long Legs

N[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
N Metanet Software Metanet Software platformer
Naev None[39]
Neptune's Pride None[40]
NetHack: Falcon's Eye Freeware[41]
Neverball None[42]
Neverwinter Cryptic Studios Perfect World Entertainment Action, Adventure, MMORPG Microsoft Windows December 5, 2013 December 5, 2013 Free to Play 74[43]
Nexuiz Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
Nitronic Rush Racing, Arcade 88[44]
No More Room In Hell No More Room in Hell Team Lever Games FPS Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS 31 October 2011 31 October 2011 Free to Play 63[45]

O[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating System(s) Date Released Date Free Free Type MetaScore
Open Rails (based on Microsoft Train Simulator) Train simulator Microsoft Windows[46] 2009 2009
OpenArena First person shooter Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Freeware[47]
OpenTTD OpenTTD Team OpenTTD Team Business simulation game BSD, Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows April 2014 April 2014 81
Octodad
OFF
Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe
osu! Dean "peppy" Herbert Dean "peppy" Herbert Rhythm game OS X, Microsoft Windows September 16, 2007 September 16, 2007

P[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
PlanetSide 2 Sony Online Entertainment Sony Online Entertainment MMOFPS Microsoft Windows 2012 2012[1] Free to Play[48] 84[49]
Passage None[50]
Path of Exile Grinding Gear Games Grinding Gear Games Action, Adventure, RPG Microsoft Windows October 23, 2013 October 23, 2013 Free to Play 86[51]
Peggle Extreme Popcap Games, Inc. Popcap Games, Inc. Casual Microsoft Windows September 11, 2007 None[52]
Perspective
Planeshift None[53]
Prismata Lunarch Studios Turn-based Strategy Browser-based Free to play None[53]

Q[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Quest for Glory II AGD Interactive 91[54]

R[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Realm of the Mad God Wild Shadow Studios Kabam Action, MMORPG Microsoft Windows, OS X February 20, 2012 February 20, 2012 Free to Play 82
Red Rogue
Reprisal 84[55]
RIFT
Robocraft Freejam Freejam Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux Action, Simulator, Massively Multiplayer July 8, 2014 July 8, 2014 Free to Play
Renegade X (C&C Renegade Fan-Remake) Totem Arts Totem Arts Microsoft Windows First-person shooter, Third-person shooter February 25, 2014(beta) February 25, 2014(beta) Free(No Paid Anything)
RuneScape Jagex Game Studio Jagex Game Studio Massively Multiplayer, Fantasy Java, HTML5 (beta) 2001 2001 Free to Play ( Optional Membership ) Worlds largest free MMO with over 200 million accounts created, recognized by Guinness World Records[56]

S[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Savage XR
Scorched 3D
SCP
Silkroad Online Joymax Joymax, Yahoo! Korea MMORPG Microsoft Windows 2004 2004 Free to Play[57]
Slave of God
Slender: The Eight Pages Parsec Productions Parsec Productions Survival horror Microsoft Windows, OS X June 26, 2012 June 26, 2012 Free to Play[58]
SMITE
Space Engine
Space Station 13
Spelunky
Spiral Knights
Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion
Starmade
Starcraft
Star Trek Online
Street Fighter X Mega Man
Stronghold Kingdoms
Summoning Wars
Super Crate Box Vlambeer Vlambeer Action Microsoft Windows August 29, 2012 August 29, 2012 Free to Play
Super Mario Bros. Crossover Free to Play[59]
Super Smash Land
System Shock
Stranded
Stranded 2

T[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Toontown Rewritten Free Server
Toontown Project Altis Free Server
Toontown Fellowship Free Server
Team Fortress 2 Valve Corporation Valve Corporation FPS Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux 10 October 2007 23 June 2011[60] Free-to-play[61] 92
The Battle for Wesnoth David White and others David White and others Turn-based strategy Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux October 2005 October 2005 91
TagPro Nick Riggs (LuckySpammer) Nick Riggs (LuckySpammer) MOBA Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux June 2013[62] June 2013 Free-to-play
Tales of Maj'Eyal
Tecmo Bowl
The Art of Theft
theHunter
The Lord of the Rings Online
The Marathon Trilogy
The Powder Toy
The Republica Times
The Silver Lining
The Spirit Engine (1/2)
The Wager
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms
Torcs
Toribash Nabi Studios Nicalis, Inc Action, Strategy Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux March 1, 2006 March 1, 2006 Free to Play
TrackMania Nations Forever
Transcendence
Treasure Adventure Game
Tribes: Ascend
Tyrian 2000
Tactical Intervention
Tiberian Sun Westwood Studios Real-time strategy Freeware

U[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
UFO Alien Invasion
Ultima 4 Origin Systems Electronic Arts RPG DOS, Microsoft Windows 1985[63] Freeware[63]
Ultima World of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
Under the Garden
Unknown Horizons
UnReal World
Unreal Tournament Epic Games FPS Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux TBA
Unturned Nelson Sexton Smartly Dressed Games Action, Adventure, Casual Microsoft Windows, OS X July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017 Free to Play
Urban Terror FrozenSand FrozenSand FPS Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux August 5, 2000 (Beta 1.0), Jan 25 2014 (4.2.018) August 5, 2000

V[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
VDrift
Vindictus Nexon Nexon America Inc. Action Microsoft Windows June 22, 2012 Free to Play 76

W[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
War Thunder Gaijin Entertainment Gaijin Entertainment Simulation Microsoft Windows OS X November 1, 2012 (Open Beta) Free to Play 82
Warframe Digital Extremes Digital Extremes Action Microsoft Windows March 15, 2013 Free to Play 66
Which
Wing Commander Saga
Within a Deep Forest
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Splash Damage iD Software FPS Microsoft Windows OS X 2003 Free to Play 82
World Golf Tour
World of Tanks Wargaming.net Wargaming.net Simulation Microsoft Windows March 2011 Free to Play
World of Warplanes Wargaming.net Wargaming.net Simulation Microsoft Windows November 2013 Free to Play
World of Warships Wargaming.net Wargaming.net Simulation Microsoft Windows September 17, 2015 Free to Play
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
Warface Crytek Crytek Action Microsoft Windows July 1, 2014 July 1, 2014 Free to Play 62

X[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
X-Moto
Xonotic FPS Windows, Mac, Linux FOSS 89[64]

Y[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
You Have to Win the Game Minor Key Games Minor Key Games Action Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux May 6, 2012 May 6, 2012 Free to Play
Yume Nikki

Z[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
Zelda Classic Freeware[65]
Zero-K
Zineth

Numerical[edit]

Name Developer Publisher Genre(s) Operating system(s) Date released Date free Free type MetaScore
0 A.D.
1821: The Struggle for Freedom
1916: Der Unbekannte Krieg

See also[edit]

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