The 9 Best Sites for Torrent Games

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Video game torrents remain a popular way to illegally download video game titles to try them before their official launch, give them a go before buying them, and also to experience rare, hard-to-find titles decades after they've been released.

Using just a torrent client and a TORRENT file, anyone can download a full video game for free from the interwebs. The trick is finding a reliable game torrenting site that has legit video game downloads that aren't glitched or infected with malware and viruses. A torrent site that also doesn't bombard your web browser with hundreds of ads is always appreciated too.

Here are some of the best video game torrenting sites worth trying.

We don't condone the illegal sharing of copyrighted files. Please see our full disclaimer and warning for new torrent users at the bottom of the page.

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Most-Famous Torrent Website: The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay torrent website.

What We Like

  • Loads of torrent files for movies, TV series, and video games.

  • Very clean web page design with little clutter or ads.

What We Don't Like

  • It's so famous that it frequently gets blocked by governments.

  • It can take a while to find a quality download.

The Pirate Bay (or TPB for short) has been around since 2003 and is by far the most-popular website for downloading Torrent files for movies, TV shows, apps, and video games.

The Pirate Bay website features a ridiculously clean and simple web design, not dissimilar to Google's clean look, that's easy to navigate and its search results will usually bring up torrents for even the most-niche video game title.

One issue with its popularity, though, is The Pirate Bay is often the source of fake or joke torrents containing content other than what their description says. Some video game developers have even been known to release glitchy versions of their games on Pirate Bay to deter illegal downloads.

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Gaming Torrent Site With the Coolest Design: GamesTorrents

GamesTorrents torrent website.

What We Like

  • Nice visual design that sets the website apart from its rivals.

  • Strong focus on games from older consoles like Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.

What We Don't Like

  • Website doesn't list the number of seeds per torrent.

  • The image-heavy site design won't be for everyone.

GamesTorrents is a site that immediately stands apart from the others with its attempt at a more visual website design. The use of video game box art will appeal to those who like to browse for titles visually instead of by name and the strong emphasis on older console games like the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and PSP will please the retro gamer in us all.

The only major downside is the lack of seed information anywhere on the website, meaning you're unable to tell if anyone's uploading the files until after you load the Torrent file in your preferred client.

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Website With the Most Torrents and Ads: TorrentDownloads.me

TorrentDownloads website.

What We Like

  • A very active torrent website with lots of new files daily.

  • Easy to navigate and use.

What We Don't Like

  • There are a lot of pop-up ads and browser notifications.

  • Can make a browser unusable without an ad blocker.

TorrentDownloads is another popular website for downloading video game torrents in addition to torrent files for other media like movies and anime. A large number of new torrents are added on a daily basis, and most are able to be sorted by genre and when they were added to the directory, which is incredibly useful.

However, one major problem with TorrentDownloads is the sheer number of pop-up ads and notifications that can make a browser almost unusable for anyone who hasn't installed an ad blocker. Don't even try to access this website without one of these activated beforehand.

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Most-Human Video Game Torrent Site: RARBG

RARBG torrent website.

What We Like

  • It's more than just a torrent website with its entertainment news feed.

  • Good communication from the website owners.

What We Don't Like

  • Game torrents are either really active or nearly dead.

  • Loads of pop-ups.

RARBG feels like one of the more human game torrenting websites due to its various announcements from the admins on the main page that keep visitors up-to-date on website activity and news in the torrenting community.

The number of ads is rather frustrating, but the website itself is easy to navigate, and the number of active seeds and downloads is listed clearly. When it comes to video game downloads, there's a good variety of titles here, with PC games and console titles represented well. A lot of the major releases are also very well-supported, but the smaller, niche video games seem to struggle to get any seeds at all.

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Best PS3 Games Torrent Site: LimeTorrents

Lime Torrents website.

What We Like

  • Lots of new and classic video game torrents.

  • Clean web design with few popups.

What We Don't Like

  • The occasional popup ad is still annoying, though.

  • A lot of the torrents have very few seeds.

LimeTorrents is a good place to check if you're looking for a solid PS3 games torrent website or one that has the latest PS4 Pro titles. Users upload new video games throughout the day, and, while the number of seeds per file aren't as high as they are on other video game torrent sites, they're enough to get a download started. It might just take a bit longer than usual.

The occasional pop-up advertisement may frustrate some while surfing the site, but there's nowhere near the level of ads as most of the other torrent pages out there.

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Fastest Loading Torrent Website: Zooqle

Zooqle torrent website.

What We Like

  • Website loads very fast and is easy to navigate.

  • Very few ads.

What We Don't Like

  • Site's design sensibility is confusing at first.

  • The gray on white color choice can be hard to read for some.

Zooqle is a relatively new torrenting site boasting a clean design that looks pretty good and is easy to navigate. The faded icons and gray on white design may confuse some users, and could even be hard to read for others, but the video game torrents are easy to find and all of the important information is displayed clearly.

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Most-Reliable Gaming Torrent Site: Torlock

TORLOCK torrent website.

What We Like

  • Generally pretty reliable for quality torrents.

  • Lots of seeds for new and old torrents.

What We Don't Like

  • At least one popup every time you click on the page.

  • A lot of NSFW advertising.

Torlock is a game torrenting site that has a great reputation for listing quality downloads due to its apparent rewards system that pays users $1 for each reported fake file.

The website is very clean and easy to navigate, though the fullscreen pop-ups that appear every time you click anywhere on the site can get pretty tiresome. Quite a lot of them are NSFW as well. Thankfully, a good ad blocker browser extension can stop these from appearing.

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Best Torrent Site for Game Discovery: DownloadGamesTorrents

DownloadGamesTorrents website.

What We Like

  • Loads of information on each video game title.

  • YouTube trailers used on each game's page.

What We Don't Like

  • You can't see how many seeds a torrent has on the site.

  • Large images mean fewer titles are shown on screen at the same time.

DownloadGamesTorrents is definitely trying something different with its approach to video game torrent downloads. Rather than featuring an extensive directory of torrent files to download, this site uses a layout more akin to gaming news websites like IGN, complete with blog entries dedicated to each video game torrent and a strong emphasis on comments from the community.

The lack of torrent information is a bit of a turn off, but the amount of information provided on each game is impressive, and the inclusion of a video trailer for each title's page is really useful for those who may not know what a game looks or plays like.

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Most-Organized Torrent Site: 1337X

1337X torrent website.

What We Like

  • Good variety of torrent files.

  • Some genuinely useful categories to browse on the right menu.

What We Don't Like

  • A ridiculous number of pop-up and pop-under advertising.

  • Lots of NSFW advertising.

1337X is a reliable place to visit for downloading video game torrents due to its rather impressive directory that makes files easy to discover, and its above average number of seeds per torrent.

That said, you'll want to enable an ad blocker or two before visiting 1337X, as the number of pop-up ads are never-ending upon your first visit.

Disclaimer & Torrent Legal Warning

Lifewire does not condone illegal sharing of copyrighted material. While P2P file sharing technology itself is completely legal, many of the files traded through P2P are indeed copyrighted. Uploading these copyrighted files puts you at risk of a civil lawsuit in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK, at a minimum.

Lawsuits can be targeted at individual users or groups of users. These P2P civil lawsuits are very real and, whether or not they are successful, they are often an extreme financial and emotional burden on the defendants.

Additionally, your Internet Service Provider may choose to release a history of your download and upload activity to potential copyright plaintiffs. In general, the more data you download and upload, the more risk you have of being sued by copyright protection groups.