Since Wolfenstein 3D became 20 years old last year, an online in-browser version of the game has been available to play, absolutely for free. It contains all of the levels from the full version and literally only costs you the time you spend online. Check it out now!
Tetris is a legendary title among gamers. Known for its addictive nature and sweet music, Tetris is still going strong on pretty much any computer and device known to man that has a screen on it. Nowdays you can easily play it for free in your browser.
Want the multiplayer of Call of Duty without paying 60 bucks for it? Then Blacklight Retribution is the game for you. Offering a free-to-play model of the Call of Duty style multiplayer, set in a cyberpunk setting with some nifty unique features like mech suits and a vision that lets you easily spot campers, BLR sets itself apart as a superior experience to Call of Duty in many aspects. My favourite thing about it is the customization options and the ability to play as a female soldier. It has sweet visuals and very good audio to match them. Soon coming to PS4 but for now you can grab it for PC on Steam.
Offering sleek visuals and an incredibly cool futuristic sci-fi style, Warframe is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter where you control cool looking robots, performing dangerous battles and missions on space stations and such. It's a very good game if you're into third person shooters and with a lot of customization options. Definitely worth checking out.
While it costs you a bit to get a pro subscription, Quake Live is still a great game and basically a free version of Quake 3. Setting up an account and playing takes you seconds as all you need to do is install a plugin and you can play it in your browser. A lot of fun in short bursts if you're an oldschool Quake fan! You can play it at www.quakelive.com!
Shadow Warrior is without a doubt one of the best Build games out there from the 90's, and if you're a fan of Duke Nukem 3D, Redneck Rampage, Blood and other Build games, Shadow Warrior is a must-play. It's not as good or memorable as Duke but definitely very fun to play and has a lot of delicious over-the-top violence and the graphics are an improvement on Duke 3D. You can play it for free on Steam!
Black Mesa is pretty much a re-imagining of the original Half-Life with updated graphics and levels and much better voice acting that ties it more to Half-Life 2. It has a different feel to it though and really does stand on its own. Suffice to say, you haven't played Half-Life until you've played Black Mesa as it really does feel like a better Source version of Half-Life than HL:Source. All you need is Steam and the Source SDK and you can play it! Get it now at http://www.blackmesasource.com/
Tribes Ascend is one of the games that tries to classify itself as a virtual sport rather than a game and it's easy to see why. Tribes is really one of those games that is easy to play but takes a long time and effort to master and get good at as it has a very unique playstyle. It is a lot of fun though to be skiing at high speed and use the jet pack to fly high and bomb the poor mofos under you with a grenade launcher. Definitely worth trying out and it's free!
Technically Dota 2 is in closed beta but with so many codes floating around, Valve are practically giving the game away for free. It's definitely a very fun experience though and very addictive once you start playing it. It's basically a team vs team game where two teams start on opposite ends of a map and duke it out, trying to destroy each other's bases and you basically control a hero character, and the game's addictive nature lies in how many heroes there are, their abilities and which one you choose as your favourite. While it may take a few forum requests to get it, it's easy to get a free copy if you have Steam.
Let it be said, I am a MASSIVE shmup fan. It is by far my favourite genre from the 8bit and 16bit eras of gaming and Tyrian 2000 is definitely up there among the best and the best part is, it's 100% free! On gog.com you get the game pretty much when you sign up for an account and it's totally worth getting an account over. Not only is it a fun arcady shmup but it also has customization options and great music! Head over to www.gog.com now and grab yourself a free copy!
So yeah, those were my top 10 free to play games. Which are your favourites? Leave a comment!