Best Free PC Games to Play with Friends (2022)

By Afrah Khan | Price Updated on 17-Oct-2022
Nowadays we can see PC games being sold for as much as $60 (around 4,500 Indian rupees) but not everybody has that kind of cash to shell out on a ...Read More
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive also known as CS: GO is one of the oldest games t but still the most played game on this list. It has a player base of around 850K on Steam and is compatible with almost any modern PC hardware you can find on the market. CS: GO is a team-based action game in which you have to choose a side (terrorists or counter-terrorists) and bring down the other team by completing the given objective or by getting the most kills. The game is developed and published by Valve, the same company that owns Steam. The game is almost a decade old but still holds the title of the most played esports game on the planet. If you’re looking for a free FPS game to play with your friends then CS: GO is the first game to start with.

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DOTA 2

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DOTA 2 is another decade (almost) old esports title developed and published by Valve that you download and play for free on your PC. In terms of player count, this MOBA game is second only to Steam’s very own FPS title- CS: GO. In DOTA 2 you play as one of the 122 heroes it provides and team up with other players to destroy the enemy towers and base while killing everything that comes your way. All these heroes when combined with their different game modes make sure that every game that you play is unique. The game initially has a steep learning curve but once you get the hang of a decent number of characters and items, you will have a lot of fun playing the game. It has a player base of over 700K players thanks to its low hardware requirements and great esports potential.

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Paladins

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Paladins is a free multiplayer hero shooter from Hi-Rez Studios, the same publishers known for games such as Rogue Company and Smite. The game was released in 2018 but doesn’t require top of the line hardware to run at a good frame rate. Paladins is set in a vibrant fantasy world and features a host of characters divided into 4 classes (damage, flank, healer and tank) each having a unique set of abilities. It has a total of 3 game modes- team deathmatch, onslaught and siege and each of them requires a different playstyle as well as a different set of characters in your team’s roster. Paladins is the ultimate team game where you must coordinate with other teammates to lead your team towards victory. The game has support for cross-platform gaming which means you can play with your Xbox, Switch or Playstation friends.

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4.

Fortnite

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If you are looking for free games for PC to play then you should check this one out. Fortnite is a battle royale game that along with PUBG started the battle royale era. It is currently one of the most played battle royale games on the planet with a player base of over 4 million players which is huge for a 5-year-old game. Epic Games has designed it such that the game can be played even on a potato PC (with reduced settings). The game can even make use of the RT cores present in the new range of GPUs and enhance the visuals with ray-traced lighting and shadows. Just like any other battle royale game, you drop on an island riddled with chests containing weapons and materials that you need to equip and take down the rest of the competition. What makes Fortnite different from other battle royale games is the ability to build a structure using different materials and its unique art style.

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Destiny 2

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Destiny 2 is an action-packed MMO game with an ever-evolving open world that you can join with your friends to battle other players as well as NPCs. In Destiny 2, you get to choose between three guardian classes that go by the names- Titan, Warlock and Hunter. Each of the classes offers its pros and cons and becomes a deciding factor in most of your battles. You can go on cooperative adventures with your friends and unlock awesome rewards or fight it out with other players and enjoy the spoils of war. The game is quite new when compared to some of the titles mentioned in this list and requires pretty low-end hardware, the only thing you should worry about is disk space as the game will eat around 105 GB of space on your hard drive.

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Call of Duty: Warzone

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If you are an avid gamer then you must have come across one of the Call of Duty games from the franchisee. Now imagine all the Call of Duty goodness combined with the mechanics of battle royale, this ultimate combo gave birth to Call of Duty: Warzone. Warzone is one of the few games that have broken the 100 million player base barrier. If you are planning on downloading this game then make sure that you have a decent rig as the game can be pretty demanding. The game is exclusively available on Blizzard which is known for some amazing titles such as Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft and Overwatch. It was one of the most played games during the pandemic. Apart from PC, the game can be played on PS4 as well as Xbox One with a version for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in the works.

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7.

Rocket League

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Rocket League is a 2015 vehicular soccer game that recently became free to play after switching platforms from Steam to Epic Games. It is developed and published by Psyonix and was initially released only for Windows PC and PS4 but later on made its way to Xbox as well as Nintendo Switch. Rocket League includes casual and competitive online matches and features several famous cars from Hotwheels, Batman, Fast and Furious to name a few. If you think that offline split-screen gaming is a thing of the past then you will be surprised to know that Rocket League supports it even now. The game is pretty forgiving when it comes to hardware/software requirements and can easily run on low-end hardware without fail. Rocket League is another great esports title that you can play for free without paying even a single penny.

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Team Fortress 2

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You will be amazed to know that a 14-year-old game has made it to this list but Team Fortress 2 is so fun that it couldn’t be helped. Released in 2007, the game features nine distinct classes with a wide range of tactical abilities and personalities that you need to use according to the game mode you are playing. Team Fortress 2 is a pretty lightweight game that will play decently even on low-end hardware. The game is developed and published by Valve, the same company known for games such as CS: GO, DOTA 2, Left for Dead series, Portal series and much more. If you are bored of playing the provided game modes then you can install different mods and play new game modes made by gamers like you. All of this is possible thanks to Steam’s large community support for the game.

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Genshin Impact

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If you are a fan of RPG games and anime-style designs then Genshin Impact is going to be pretty addictive for you. This action-adventure game developed and published by miHoYo was released in 2020 and took the world by storm. If you plan on playing the game with good visuals then do make sure that you have a decent system at your hands. Genshin Impact combines a massive open world with a gripping story and characters that are cute as well as badass at the same time. In the game you will be travelling through forests, kingdoms and villages, fighting monsters while upgrading your gear and characters. Apart from PC, the game is available on several other platforms such as Playstation, Android and iOS with a planned release for Nintendo Switch.

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10.

Apex Legends

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Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. The game features an ever-growing roster of heroes with unique abilities that you can use to help take down other players. The objective of this game is simple, all you need to do is drop on an uninhabited island and loot weapons and gear that you can use to thin out the competition. Apart from the usual battle royale mode, the game also features an arena mode in which you fight off another trio using the gun and gear of your choice. Apex Legends can run over a vast range of hardware and software combinations. The game is available on PC, Xbox, Playstation and Switch. If you have ever played the Titanfall series then get ready to see some familiar faces in this game as it is based in the same universe.

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