Gaming in 2021 means that there are more games than ever before that you can play without having to spend any money. Many free-to-play titles do come with the caveat of having to invest some type of money to get the most out of the game or to advance past a certain level. But some games will provide you hundreds of hours without costing a dime and that is what this post will showcase. I normally showcase mainly free PC games on this site and the TVGA YouTube Channel, but the five free games that you will see below will be games that are available on multiple gaming platforms and are some of the best free games you will find. Keep in mind that you will need an internet connection to play these titles. All of these games also allow for single-player and multiplayer experiences.
Inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but unique enough to stand on its own, Genshin Impact has emerged, in my opinion, as the best free-to-play option on the gaming market. Developed and published by miHoYo, Genshin Impact is an anime-style, open-world adventure game that features an expansive campaign that you can play as a single-player or with up to four players. Separated from your twin after a battle against a god, you search the land of Teyvat in search of your lost sibling and other answers involving “The Seven,” the game’s elemental deities. Genshin Impact was released in fall 2020 and still is receiving regular updates to this day as its in-game world continues to expand with more locations and characters. The game is available on PC, Android, iOS, PS5, and PS4. CLICK HERE to visit the main site.
PATH OF EXILE
If you dig action role-playing games like Diablo III that place a huge emphasis on character leveling, skill trees, and customization, Path of Exile is the best free option that you will come across. Developed and published by Grinding Gear Games, this game was released on Windows in 2013 and is still going strong with availability now on PS4, Xbox One, and iOS. The Scourge expansion was released last month bringing new content and challenges to this already vast free-to-play title. Path of Exile’s plot puts you in the shoes of a character who is exiled by High Templar Dominus to a penal colony known as Wraeclast. There you can take on different tasks with no shortage of monsters you must defeat along the way. CLICK HERE to visit the main site.
I will admit that when I first heard about this third-person action game called “Warframe” which featured space ninjas, it was difficult for me to take the game seriously. Boy was I wrong about this one. The premise of space ninjas from the Tenno race awakening from a long sleep to participate in a galactic war plays out quite well. Developed and published by Digital Extremes, Warframe is what I like to call the “Destiny 2 alternative.” The games remind me of each other except Warframe has significantly more content for free players than Destiny 2. When Bungie decided to archive a significant amount of its Destiny 2 content in favor of the Beyond Light expansion, it rendered the game unplayable for me. But as I’ve turned to Warframe instead, I’ve found myself not missing Destiny 2 at all. This game is available on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. CLICK HERE to visit the main site.
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games represent a new genre for me and one that I’m still getting my footing in. What I like about MOBA titles is the variety of characters with different abilities and playstyles mixed with a need for sound strategy to emerge victorious in matches. You have hero versus hero battles with the ability to also put your power on display against grunts. Developed by Titan Forge Games and published by Hi-Rez Studios, SMITE has emerged as my favorite game in the genre since it also plays as a third-person action title while retaining its MOBA elements. In the free version, you’ll get a small rotating roster of mythical gods at your disposal to use in battle with the choice to unlock all the playable characters for a fee. Keep in mind that with MOBA games that there will be a learning curve if you’ve never played these types of games before. But being free-to-play, there’s no reason to not give it a try. SMITE is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. CLICK HERE to visit the main site.
If you’re a fan of Super Smash Bros. type gameplay and are looking for something a bit different, Brawlhalla may be just what you’re looking for. Developed by Blue Mammoth Games and published by Ubisoft, this free-to-play game offers you nine rotating characters to use out of its expanding roster of characters, which can all be unlocked for a fee. There have been crossover characters featured such as Lara Croft from Tomb Raider and The Undertaker from WWE. If you do not own a Nintendo Switch, this is the best way to play a platform brawler on other platforms. One more thing to note about Brawlhalla is that it can be played offline against bots but your game options will be more limited. Still, it is cool that even if the servers are no longer active, you still can play this game by yourself or with couch multiplayer. This game is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Android, and iOS. CLICK HERE to visit the main site.
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