Great Gaming Can Be Free
As much as love mobile gaming, sometimes you need an honest to goodness PC game. When most people think of multiplayer games, World of Warcraft, EVE and Call of Duty are the ones that typically come to mind. Here’s the thing, all of those cost money and most require a monthly subscription fee. Lame. Here are three free multiplayer pc games that are just as fun and you don’t have to pay a dime if you don’t want to. None of them are ‘Pay to Win’ and all of them will run just fine on modest hardware. For reference my machine is running a Turion II 2.3 ghz processor and an AMD Radian HD 5000 series graphics card.
League of Legends
This was inspired from the DOTA mod for Warcraft III. The premise of the game is that you control a hero who levels up as the battle goes on. Each team periodically spawns minions who keep the battle going. As you kill minions, monsters or other players you gain money and experience. After every game you earn IP which is a form of in-game currency you use to purchase runes which will give your heroes a small boost. This is one of those games that small boosts here and there can make all the difference. You only pay if you want to purchase premium skins or skip the grind for IP and purchase heroes outright. There is also a section for ranked play if you can gather a group of friends to play with you. The best of the best get invited to the pro circuit and play for real cash.
This game is the one I am playing right now.
World of Tanks
This tank simulator is taking the free MMO gaming world by storm. Free to play, like LoL, you only play for premium items and tanks. You start out with a basic tank from World War I or early World War II. As you progress you can pick between light, medium and heavy tanks as well as specialized Tank Destroyers — think sniper — or Artillery. Don’t lone-wolf it in this game, you’ll get killed lickety-split. Team work is require. That being said I’ve spent many hours in this one.
World of Warplanes
Similar premise as World of Tanks. Take part in awesome aerial battles as you fight with your team for air superiority. Like World of Tanks, you gain credits as you play and you can use those for upgrades or purchasing new planes. Remember to watch your six if you play this game.
Did We Miss Any Other Great Free Multiplayer PC Games?
Did I miss your favorite game? What other free multiplayer pc games should be added to the list?