Free online games have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering the complete package of a full-priced game with innovative and unique features at no cost. Furthermore, gamers can spend hours playing these games without feeling guilty about spending a lot of money. From action-packed battle royales to innovative RPGs, there are plenty of free online games to choose from. So here is a list of ten free online games that we think are definitely worth playing.
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Apex Legends launched in 2019 to critical acclaim for its innovative shooting mechanics, progression system, and other unique features. And since then, Respawn’s Battle Royale has been going strong with new seasons adding more characters and weapons. Each of the ‘Legends’, the playable characters in the game, are different from each other in terms of style, personality, and gameplay, making every match an enjoyable one.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
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The sequel to Infinity Ward’s gritty and realistic battle royale Call of Duty has been popular since its release. With a new location, improved visuals, and a wealth of content, Warzone 2.0 raises the battle royale standards set by its predecessor. New features like proximity chat make every match feel more lively and tense. Not to mention, the gun system and shooting are better than ever. DMZ mode also adds an extra layer of exploration and innovation to the game.
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Although it was originally a full-price game at the time of release, Destiny 2 became more popular after it became free to play. Bungie focused on improving the various aspects of this sci-fi FPS game, particularly the lore to make the world more engaging and immersive for players. The shooting and PvP/PvE elements are already strong here and with its memorable expansions like The Witch Queen, you can expect to spend countless hours in this game.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
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Another full-priced game that went free is Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Mediatonic’s unique and cute take on Battle Royale may seem relaxing at first, but the more time you spend on it, the more addictive it becomes. Completing various mini-games with your jelly bean-like characters while making sure you reach the finish line first is an adrenaline rush worth experiencing. Furthermore, Fall Guys also collaborated with games like Destiny 2 and Sonic through various cosmetics. So if you’re in for an addictive good time, it’s definitely worth checking out.
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Although Final Fantasy XIV wasn’t popular when it was initially released, Square Enix released a revamped version of the RPG called A Realm Reborn and it’s been going strong ever since. Technically it is not a free game as you will have to pay $20 to access some game features but there is a free trial version where you can play up to level 60. you have to spend a lot of time on that to reach even that. The good thing is that there is no time limit for the free trial and the Heavensward expansion is also included.
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Fortnite seems to get bigger and more popular with each passing moment and for good reason. Its fun and engaging gameplay, colorful and diverse cast of characters, and stream of fresh content make this Battle Royale fresh every time. Although there were complaints about its cartoonish visuals at first, the move to Unreal Engine 5 brought a visual makeover to Fortnite that took it to new heights.
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For lovers of the open world genre, Genshin Impact is a game worth trying. The beautifully designed anime-inspired environment combined with its great combat and magic system makes this JRPG by miHoYo a complete standout. Exploring the vast world, completing various main and side quests, and engaging in memorable boss fights will keep you busy for a long time, especially when playing with friends.
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If you love fighting games and various Warner Bros. characters, then MultiVersus will be for you. This platform fighter features 4v4 action with iconic characters from the Warner Bros. portfolio like Shaggy, Bugs Bunny, and Superman, all of whom have unique abilities. Every match requires intense focus and dedication for your team to win. For a free game, the fun it offers is enough to keep you going.
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Rocket League is also a game that was once full priced but is now free to play. And it is one of those few where the popularity is constant before and after the transition to free play. Playing soccer and other sports with rocket-powered cars is always a recipe for success if done right, and Rocket League is a testament to that. If you are tired of playing the same type of racing games and looking for something different and unique to the genre, then this is a game you must play.
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Overwatch 2, the sequel to the hero shooter that took the world by storm, improves on several aspects of its predecessor, the main one being that it’s free to play and the 5v5 model. The gameplay and other mechanics have improved since Overwatch and are much more focused now. New modes like Push are also a new addition which makes the game lively and entertaining. Overwatch 2 has a long way to go to become the best, but it’s safe to say that it’s on the right track.