Steam is undoubtedly the greatest platforms when it comes to having some wonderful games available to play. A person can easily say that without Steam, the PC gaming would not have been at the point where it is now. Currently, Steam has nearly 16,000 games that you can download and play; some are free, some are paid, and some are heavily discounted as well.
However, right now, the focus is on the games that are free, since people tend to look for them the most. Toda, we are going to take a look at the best free games on Steam. I know it might sound strange to some, but it is true; Steam has some of the best games available for people who are not looking to pay the money. Some of these games are actually so good that you will not look for the replacement.
With that said, let us not waste any more time, and have a look at the best free games on Steam, shall we?
If you are a fan of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas) then the good news is that Fractured Space is actually a great example of a game that will help you experience that. However, the common misconception is that MOBAs are normally based on fantasy combat with elves, magic, and what not, but Fractured Space completely disproves it.
Fractured Space is set completely space, and offers 5v5 battles that can get pretty intense in absolutely no time. Sure, there is a pretty steep learning curve for people who have never played MOBA games, or games like Fractured Space before.
Undoubtedly, Fractured Space is one of the most intense and amazing MOBAs that I have played, and the best part is that the game is completely free to play, making it a lot more rewarding than you might think in the first place.
Gigantic is a lot like Overwatch, but with a twist. It certainly is a team based shooter, but with characteristics of MOBA found all over the game. The game play is actually a lot more fun than you might believe. Instead of defending a point, or a base in the game, what you have to do in Gigantic is that you have to kill a giant of the enemy time, and protect your giant from getting killed.
The game offers a really good looking art style that looks like a combination of Studio Ghiblis work combined with Disney. You get to choose from an impressive range of 20 characters, each with different skills, as well as weapons. Each match is 5v5, and you have to make sure that you work together in order to power up the giant, and protect it at the same time.
Star Trek Online
It is such a shame that we never got to have a proper Star Trek game on the PC. The franchise deserve so much love as compared to some of the other franchises in the market, and in the hands of the right developer, the game can be a dream come true. Well, while we spend our time waiting for a proper Star Trek game to come out, hardcore fans of the series can have a look at Star Trek Online.
The game is free on Steam, and has been since 2010. While you do have to go through the micro-transactions if you want to speed up the progression, but the game itself is still pretty generous as far as free content is concerned.
Another really impressive thing about Star Trek Online is that it has a proper economy in place, and the alliances shift as well, and the community is one of the most impressively vast communities you will see in a video game.
Another great title that we have to mention here is Warface. Now I know that first person shooters are great, when you take a first person shooter and make it a free-to-play title that is focused around team death match, then you never know how people are going to react to it. Just look at offerings from EA and Activision. However, Crytek’s Warframe is an exception since from the time it was released, the game has been considered to be one of the best free to play first persons available in the market.
You can choose between four different classes, and truly tune out your own experience as far as the gameplay is concerned. I am a huge first person fan, and to play this game was an honour because it provided me with so much fun, it was not even funny.
Warframe, at this point, is probably the most famous free to play games available on Steam. The game is a first person shooter, and in addition to that, it is also a great first person melee brawler. It has been around for some time now, and offers some really immersive gameplay that will make you want to spend hours in the game without ever looking away.
Another great thing is that you get some amazing DLCs that you can buy as well, and I know that buying a DLC defeats the idea of a free to play, but you need to understand the scale of those DLCS, and the amount of fun time the game is known for offering.
Another great thing is that the developers are dedicated to providing the best possible experience when it comes to the game because they have been rolling out regular updates, and they actually listen to the community, so you really do not have to worry about the game dying any time soon.
How could a list of free to play games be complete without the mention of DoTA 2. Yes, DoTA 2 has been around for a long, long time now, and still remains one of the best free to plays to date. Yes, IU know that the game does not suit everyone in looking for a great free to play, but if you are looking at the community, and how the game is growing, then DoTA 2 is certainly something that you need to check out.
The thing about this game is that it is not easy to master, and once you master this game, it is really, really rewarding so you should definitely keep that in mind.
Path of Exile
In my opinion, Path of Exile is a game that should be available for full price on Steam. The reason behind that is simple; the game offer so much content that it can easily help you spend hours in the game without getting bored of it. It mixes some of the best bits of games like Diablo, and Final Fantasy, and makes a game worthy of checking out.
It was released recently, but the great thing is that the game keeps improving over time, and making the experience even better than it used to be before. Path of Exile is a game that you must try out for the sake of getting a perfect experience when it comes to gaming.
There has been an uproar in the gaming community by the elites that say that free to play games are the bane of gaming society. Sure, there have been some terrible free to play games but what you need to understand here is that not all free to play games are bad. Case in point, this entire list explores some of the finest free to play games available that you can play for your own pleasure.
These games are amazing, and have received great response from the users, as well as the critics. Therefore, if you are looking to have a great experience, then you should definitely check this out.