Top Free PC Game Websites

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Top Free PC Game Websites

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Here are some of the best online resources and websites that are dedicated to freeware and free PC games.

Some of the free PC game websites listed are dedicated to freeware games only which offer downloads to homebrew games, clones, and older commercial games that have been released as freeware

Other sites offer a mix of games, some with online browser based games (html5 and flash) in addition to downloadable games. The free computer game websites are listed in alphabetical order with some sites having a more detailed profile and review. It is a great place to start if you're looking to find some great free PC games online. 

By the way, we've also compiled a list of the best virtual reality puzzle and escape room games we could find. If VR is your thing, be sure to check that out!

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AllGamesAtoZ.com

AllGamesAtoZ
AllGamesAtoZ.

AllGamesAtoZ.com has recently gone through an update from the early 2000s designed a website to a more modern, mobile friendly site. The new site has dedicated forums to talk about gaming, user reviews, commenting and much more.

Downloads do require an email registration which grants access to all of the 100 or so games that are hosted there. It is worth a second look if you are familiar with the old site.

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Acid-Play

Acid Play
Acid Play.

Acid Play has grown into one of the more reliable free gaming websites around. It offers more than 860 free game downloads. All games listed on AcidPlay.com are reviewed and given a percentage rating. The reviews and ratings are a great guide for determining the quality of the free game.

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Best Old Games

Best Old Games
Best Old Games.

BestOldGames.net is a website that specializes in old classic DOS games. Many of the games hosted here are abandonware, meaning they are not currently available for sale but they are also no longer being supported by the original creator. There are hundreds of games currently hosted on BestOldGames.net making it a great site to fans some of your favorite classic PC games from your childhood. Most games that are available are also in their original format and not compatible with most recent versions of Windows such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1 so in order to play any of these, you will need to download and install a DOS emulator such as DOSBox.

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Caiman.us

Caiman
Caiman.

Caiman.us is a pure freeware game website, you won't find any demos or shareware games here. It boasts an impressive 4,630 games (3,395 unique games) and is one of the most frequently updated freeware gaming websites I've seen.

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Fullgames.sk

FullGames.sk
FullGames.sk.

Fullgames.sk lists a decent number of free computer games both downloadable freeware and free online game but they are also listed along with other retail game assets such as demos and trailers.

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Home of the Underdogs

Home of the Underdogs
Home of the Underdogs.

Home of the Underdogs is a freeware/abandonware site that offers a vast number of titles for download. It is a virtual gold mine for many classic out-of-print games and has grown to a library of over 5,000 games. The list of freeware game titles is fairly impressive and the site is updated quarterly. Home of the Underdogs has gone through a number of fan supported redesigns and relaunch leading to multiple sites that are host some (but not all) of the games found on the original.

It also appears that the latest edition of Home of the Underdogs no longer provides game downloads, instead, it provides details on thousands of games and then a search option to find where you can obtain the games.

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Liberated Games

Liberated Games
Liberated Games.

Liberated Games is a website dedicated to cataloging and providing information on full commercial games that have been released as freeware by their original copyright holders. This types of games typically come in two forms either as the original executable game which contains everything needed to play or in source code format which required some fan community backed work to make them playable on modern operating systems. The Liberated games do not engage in listing abandonware and do not host anything but games that are fully and completely free for distribution as designated by the copyright owners.

Currently, Liberated Games hosts about 150 games which are fully playable and available for download. Some of the games may require a DOS emulator such as DOSBOX in order to play on a recent version of Windows operating system.

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Ocean of Games

Ocean of Games
Ocean of Games.

Of all the free PC game websites detailed here, Ocean of Games is probably the most controversial and questionable sites around. The reason for this is due to the fact that many of the games on Ocean of Games are newer releases and have not been made available as freeware. While the site offers download links to many new releases, they most likely do not have the permission of original copyright holders to distribute freely.

Ocean of Games homepage lists the latest games that have been posted for download but then also includes genre-based categories and search functionality.

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Reloaded Abandonia

Reloaded Abandonia
Reloaded Abandonia.

Reloaded provides is a free computer game site dedicated to remakes of classic/retro video games and community made freeware games. Layout and navigation of Reloaded are very nice with screenshots and descriptions of all games listed in its directory.

The site also offers information and links for many older retail games that have been seemingly "abandoned" by the original copyright holder.

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Steam

Steam - Free to Play Games
Steam - Free to Play Games. © Valve Corporation

While many gamers think of Steam as the primary online gaming platform and store for purchasing PC games, they also offer hundreds free to play games. Some of these games may be free during an early access period where the game may still be in development, while others offer in-game micro-transactions where players can purchase various in-game skins or unlock certain features via small payments. 

That being said a vast majority of the free to play PC games offered on Steam do not require any payment for access to the full functionality and gameplay. 

With more than 500 games listed, there's bound to be something for everyone, RTS games, Shooters, Multiplayer Shooters to name a few. Popular titles available through Steam free of charge are Dota 2, Team Fortress, Path of Exile and much more. 

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Take Game

Take Game
Take Game.

Take Game offers a solid list of games with about 440 games listed. The home page for Taking Game gives a brief introduction to the site and lists the top monthly games and latest addition. Take Game does not contain freeware games exclusively, included are shareware and some abandonware titles.