The Ultimate Free Games List

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 16, 2006
Updated • Oct 29, 2020

Inspired by Gnome's Oh no more hand-picked free games (site no longer exists) I decided to create the mother load of free games. A List that contains every single free game that is worth playing. I'm absolutely sure that my initial list will miss many games but it will grow over time - with your help. I know that you have an ace up your sleeve and will help me create the list.

Tip: Check out Softonic's free games listing for even more cool games that are free to download and play.

For now, enjoy what we have collected so far and add any valuable entry in the comments. I will take a look and add it to the list. I decided to create a few categories which makes it easier to take a look at the list. Please note that I did not include so called Abondonware in the list. You might need Dos Box to run some of the games in windows.

Note: We are updating the list regularly with new games and remove games that are no longer available from it. Only games that meet our quality guidelines are added to the list.  We would like to point out that we are not adding browser games, only desktop games that you can run on Windows PCs.

Tip: you may want to check out the vast list of free games for Windows, and the free to play games category on Steam.


team fortress 2


flight of the amazon queen



  • Betrayal at Krondor - A rpg taking place in the worlds of Raymond E. Feist.
  • Dwarf Fortress - rogue-like RPG with city building feature.
  • The Elder Scrolls Arena - I loved that game. It was terribly buggy but I still loved it when it first came out. Oblivion is the latest part in this series from Bethesda.
  • The Elder Scrolls Daggerfall - The second part of The Elder Scrolls sage.
  • Ultima IV - It's Ultima !
  • Zelda Classic - A classic remake of Zelda by Nintendo.

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  1. Odd said on October 31, 2020 at 1:27 am

    Seems some of the links don’t work anymore.

    Alien Breed Remake SF page has no downloads.
    Mono 404
    New Super Mario Forever 404

  2. Leo Mannon said on October 1, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    any pinball downloads? – for Windows 7

  3. Torin Doyle said on July 20, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Martin. Thanks for posting so many game links. Kudos! 👍👍

  4. Paul(us) said on July 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    A free online game. Main all time favorite. The graphics are compared to 2019 to snicker about but the diversity gets you in love with the game.

    1. Torin Doyle said on July 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Paul. Great game. I love Lode Runner 3 on MAME.

  5. Leon said on January 2, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Most of links are broken :(

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Fixed! Thanks for letting me know.

  6. Luis said on September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for all these game links. Always looking for more games. I tried Battle for Wesnoth and I love it.

  7. John said on November 6, 2015 at 12:51 am

    OpenRA: Dune2000 / Red Alert / C&C Tiberian Dawn

  8. jan said on December 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    action: – updated engine from q3


  9. TenaciousD said on April 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Try (They have a long list of games)

    What about Transcendence? a 2D space exploration game that is very popular on the net:

  10. Gamekb said on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Great list.

  11. Matt Heaton said on August 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Another free browser based strategy game to add to the list is Starpires (

    It’s a massive multiplayer, space themed, empire building/resource management game.

  12. harvester said on November 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Please add this free space strategy game to the list.

  13. Nicole said on June 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Hey all! I’m an intern at WildTangent and we’re giving away a free full download of Fate if you like our Facebook page before June 14th. Follow this link and it’ll take you to our page, then to the Facebook page. Happy gaming!

  14. Anonymous said on April 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

    nice work!

  15. Space conquests said on February 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Well as i know its good to play online games for free and some games give me such a good fun and entertainments few of them i like most and play with like 1000s of players are
    well you all should try them to have good time. anyone suggest me more games please lol..

  16. maykol said on January 28, 2010 at 12:48 am

    la pinga conchatumadre

    1. Anonymous said on April 12, 2010 at 12:35 am

      who could understand this…? …what is this?…pig latin or something? not trying to be mean or anything but y do people need to write awkward messages like this? jw. but y? i just don’t understand

  17. G.Girl said on January 3, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Hi nice list. I tries simcity but it keeps telling me error on page when i try to start the game!! Any advise?

  18. IE6600 said on November 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Dear Mr. Martin,

    Thank you for a great piece of work.

    Could you please add to the list description if a game is playable in a single player mode or not. Meaning no Multiply mode is necessary.

    That is very helpful in case no internet is available on a gaming PC.

    Thanking you in advance.


  19. mastagamer said on July 1, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Blog agradable, finalmente encontré que el Info que buscaba.

  20. andy said on June 19, 2009 at 2:23 am

    You left out Super Mario Bros. X

  21. Free Games To Play said on April 4, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Afterburner rocked for the Sega console!! I completely forgot about that one, it brings back some fun memories!

  22. Gamer said on March 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Have a Great Time Playing!

  23. Daniel Pataki said on March 7, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I have been searching for a list like this for ages. Does it say something about my searching abilities that I found it on the site where I have been contributing for about 15 months?

  24. secondearth said on February 3, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    There is a new browser-based Strategy/MMO just up.

    It is an all PVP game, where you build up / train / equip an army and send it to pillage your foes. It is currently in open beta right now, and is accepting players.

    It is completely free to play.

    Basically, it’s a text-based browser game. It’s all PVP. You get some citizens everyday, you can put them to work as: Miner, Soldier, Guard. You can equip your army with different weapons and armor. You can also supplement your main army with Hellpigs( they are not equippable, and are worth a set att/def value) they are cheap but die easily in combat. You also have a set of skills that you can upgrade, these will either upgrade your attack/defense, upgrade the amount of citizens you get on a daily basis, etc.

    x-fire web game detection is set up.

    There is also a referral – reward system, where you can get free in-game cash and citizens for referring your friends to play.

    It’s a great time-waster. You can get online and play for about 10-15 mins, about twice daily and keep up with the rest of the players.

    Secondearth: Faction Wars

    1. Anonymous said on March 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

      We have added a bunch of new features to our game and would like to add a new incentive to players to join our beta test. We will now give all new players a “New Player Gift Pack” that contains over $5 worth of Cash Shop items. All new players will receive: 2 Sapphires, 1 Xp Booster, 1 Attack Booster and 1 Defense Booster. We are also running a “Mini Gift Box” event all week. With each battle victory you have a chance of getting a free Mini Gift Box.

      Thanks for your support and we hope to see you online soon!

  25. CrisisSDK said on June 12, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I think Notrium should be added to this list, url
    It’s very close to a one of a kind.

  26. David said on March 28, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Hey, I found this free game recently…

    It’s called BATTLE FREE and I’ve played it a few times. It’s pretty fun.

  27. Joshua Smith said on March 5, 2008 at 8:03 am

    saw this one–it’s curious:

  28. Sed! said on January 20, 2008 at 10:15 pm
  29. Ron said on December 17, 2007 at 12:42 am

    Don’t forget Vile Strobo –

  30. Rahen Mckinny said on October 24, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    great game list :D

  31. ebube man said on September 15, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    it rock nore than ps3

  32. ProgZmax said on August 10, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    You might like Mind’s Eye or Dance ‘Til You Drop!, two classic adventure games I made a few years ago. You can find them at:



  33. xxreedxx222 said on June 5, 2007 at 5:13 am
  34. xxreedxx222 said on June 5, 2007 at 5:12 am

    Unification Wars is a free Massively Online Game with over 1,000,000 members ! You are the leader of an empire, recruit and level up your minister(s) to assist you to expand your economy, military and power by diplomatic or military means. Enslave all intelligent life to unify them all

  35. disturbed said on April 21, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    Free Massive multi-player RPG, Live moderated chat suitable for all ages, Come cast spells and wield powerful weapons against 400+ monsters… and each other. Play our new Monster Bingo or participate in our new Mining update.Join a clan or play alone, strive to be the best and obtain the Ultimate Dominion. No downloads required, and it costs absolutely nothing. So hop on your dragon and fly on over and check us out.

  36. elektrokuter said on March 20, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Don’t forget the fps Dinohunters!



    and The History Channel’s ShootOut war games

    which are both free games

  37. mark said on January 23, 2007 at 7:05 pm


  38. Niels said on January 23, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Why isn’t this updated? From itself, Bang Howdy isn’t even included! :/ Nice list so far though!

  39. Pelle said on November 19, 2006 at 1:25 am

    Check out the excellent freeware Star Wars space battle games Battle of Yavin and Battle of Endor at

  40. Cort said on November 16, 2006 at 8:45 pm

    The 2006 edition of Another World isn’t free. It lets you play one measly level, then urges you to pay EUR 7,- to continue.

  41. ZombieLoffe said on October 28, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    Needs more Dink Smallwood!
    Awesome RPG/Adventure game.

  42. ENDB03 said on October 25, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    to get zak2 from the underdogs just click on the link and then replace just the .org with .info – than it’ll work



  43. Loceur said on October 20, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    I think my alltime favorite is Contiuum.

    Game was developed commercially in 96, then went free shortly after.

  44. mark said on October 17, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    Great list. Nice time waster @ school! :D

  45. Matt said on October 17, 2006 at 6:33 pm
  46. Russell Carroll said on October 17, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    It’s short term, but Ricochet is free at the moment…well worth the download:

  47. Keith said on October 17, 2006 at 11:37 am

    I certainly have to bookmark this page. I need to play some RPGs. Have not played a decent one for ages.

  48. Joq said on October 17, 2006 at 9:36 am

    I’ll stick with this bigger list:

  49. Phil said on October 17, 2006 at 7:20 am

    Excellent new game at

  50. jeremy said on October 17, 2006 at 4:06 am

    All i wanted was Zak McKracken 2….but the-underdogs is not only gone, its an ad-sink!!

    Now my day is doubly ruined…hehe..except for the fact that I know that there’s a Zak McKracken 2!!

  51. Ivan Minic said on October 17, 2006 at 3:35 am

    Amazing list!

  52. Max said on October 17, 2006 at 1:36 am
  53. kionee said on October 17, 2006 at 1:31 am

    Kumawar and Kumawar 2 are free fps’s

  54. landslide said on October 17, 2006 at 1:21 am

    Crap! Make that

  55. landslide said on October 17, 2006 at 12:53 am

    Warsow is a free multiplayer FPS that plays like a cross between Quake 1, Quake 3, and UT2k4, with a few unique twists of its own. You can get it for free for Windows or Linux at

  56. KimmoA said on October 17, 2006 at 12:26 am

    Grrr! You forgot about GUTS and Sheeple! >:/

  57. Regis Picanco said on October 17, 2006 at 12:26 am

    Please include the excelent Racing Simulator LIVE FOR SPEED

  58. HRK said on October 17, 2006 at 12:13 am

    Don’t forget the free to play MMORPG Pirate King Online.

  59. Me said on October 16, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    A mini golf game. Needs no installation, light, but really great !
    Just type Winigolf on a search engine to find it.

  60. nakedyank said on October 16, 2006 at 4:37 pm

    Great little resource….will pass on article.

  61. gnome said on October 16, 2006 at 11:01 am

    Brilliant! :)

  62. Iain Cheyne said on October 16, 2006 at 10:01 am

    Tremulous ( – standalone Quake 3 mod. Marines vs Alien spiders.

    1. TenaciousD said on April 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      Try it has a small list of games but they’re pretty good.

    2. Anonymous said on April 12, 2010 at 12:38 am

      nice list! but could you possibly add more websites on here couldn’t find mine at all:( thanks:)

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