So, i see a lot of adds for stuff like world of tanks or world of warships, etc.
Since i’m a few years older, i often just assume that all of those are crap moneygrabs (because they generally where that in the early 2000s).
With that said, i personally think there are some actually great free games out there, and i’d be happy to learn of more from you that actually tried them. So, to kick this off, let’s start with some obvious titles:
As a Team Based Shooter, TF2 is still a classic and still great. It’s graphics might be a bit dated by now, but that doesn’t hold it back too much. As a Free Overwatch alternative, it’s still tons of fun. Especially if you get some friends into a game.
Stating the obvious:
Both regular League and TFT are great fun. Since most people will know it already, i’ll not go more in depth here. It’s just one of those games where i feel that the dev striked a great balance when it comes to monetizing the game.
PoE is an Action RPG very much in the vain of Diablo 2. Though it’s a lot more complex when it comes to classes and skills. I played it to lategame with two characters. The story is great, progression is nice and there is TONS of content. You also rarely feel the need to pour any money into that game at all.
It’s an impressive free to play title both, in terms of the game and how subtle it is in terms of monetization.
And finally A CCG:
MTGA is a relaitvely recent release and probably the best way to play magice on the PC to date. I’ll not go too much into the game itself, but as most CCG’s monetization can be a mixed bag.
You can totally play the game for free. It’s relatively easy on new players and gives out a lot of cards. With quests and such you can earn a decent amount more. In the end i don’t want to make this “all is nice” though. The Studio is known to try to up the monetization and only heavy pushback from the community stopped this in some cases. It’s still the case that building Meta Decks is harder than in, say, Hearthstone. Duplicate Card value is relatively low and the amount of cards from the paper game coming over is huge.
So, if you plan on actually being competitive here and want to climb the ranks, you’ll probably need to invest some money. If you want to play great games of magic and enjoy building decks out of the restraints of your collection, this can be an awesome free game for sure.
So, that are some of the games that i actually play(ed) extensively that i genuinly enjoyed despite or even because they are free.
What are free to play games with fair monetization that you personally can recommend?
Edit: List of what others Recommended:
|Team Fortress 2||FPS||OP||Link|
|League of Legends||MOBA||OP||Link|
|Path of Exile||ARPG||OP||Link|
|Magic the Gathering Arena||Card Game||OP||Link|
|Warframe||3rd Person Shooter||Post||Link|
|PUBG Light||Battle Royal||Post||Link|
|Transmissions: Element 120||FPS||Post||Link|
|Planet Side 2||FPS||Post||Link|
|Open TTD||City Sim||Post||Link|
|Privateer Gemini Gold||Post||Link|
|Battle for Wesnoth||RTS||Post|
|Endless Sky||Space Sim||Post||Link|
|Super Smash Land||Brawler||Post||Link|
|Tower of Heaven||Adventure||Post||Link|
|Star Wars the old Republic||RPG||Post||Link|