Today we will take a look at the Top 5 Free-To-Play Games right now. Although some might be obvious considering their success, there are a few gems out there worth looking at.
Top 5 Free-To-Play Games
Free-To-Play were not very popular once upon a time. Most gamers knew that free-to-play games were predominantly downloadable app games on smartphones. If the app was free-to-play, gamers knew there was a catch (microtransactions). As time passed, these type of games started to take over the market. There were several reasons behind this. Being free meant accessible by everyone, anywhere. Quite frankly, not everyone is keen on paying $60+ for a new game. Additionally, there are many markets where $60 for a new game is not affordable. That is where the free-to-play games have excelled. Being free means fun without any attachments. You download the game, and you’re ready to go. If the game isn’t as good as you thought, you can uninstall it. But step by step Free-to-play games became popular, with some free-to-play games already passing the 100 million player mark.
Free-To-Play games are the core of the gaming market nowadays. This, of course, depends on several things. For one, they are free and accessible easily by everyone. Secondly, these game make money from microtransactions. Yes, microtransactions are problematic nowadays in gaming. However, when the game is free most players do not mind paying $5 for a skin that they want. The money earned from microtransactions is much more than earning through retail gaming. On top of this, free-to-play games have a higher ratio of cross-platform plays. Big gaming companies do not even consider cross-platform access in their games.
For example, PlayStation has the biggest player base for several multiplayer games. Rainbow Six Siege, Battlefield V, and many more games have their biggest player base on consoles. But they do not offer cross-platform-plays.
So today, we will take a look at the Top 5 Free-To-Play Games. When we are creating this list we have tried to include games offered across all platforms. That is why we did not include the likes of CS:GO, LoL or Dota 2.
Fortnite Battle Royale
Epic Games has hit the jackpot with Fortnite Battle Royale. It’s the number one game across all platforms today. The game is so popular that Fortnite Dances are made by celebrities and Football stars. Of course, it is free-to-play, but there are microtransactions. These are not pay-to-win items (such as getting better guns). They are all purely cosmetic. The game also offers cross-platform gameplay over at XBOX One, PS4, and PC. Players can download Fortnite from the Epic Games Launcher.
In Fortnite, you start the game by flying to an island with 100 players, and you need to be the last player standing. In the game, you can play solo, duo, and squads. There are tons of events held by Fortnite every month. Fortnite Battle Royale generated so much income that Epic Games started their own Gaming client called Epic Store and they are doing free giveaways every month. You can watch the gameplay from below.
Dauntless is the new kid in the town. Dauntless came out a week ago and surpassed 5 million players in one week. The game is developed by Phoenix Games by former Riot Games employees. The game is all about hunting monsters with a co-op experience. You can play with your friends to hunt these monsters as well. They are extremely hard to kill especially on higher levels. Dauntless also offers Cross-platform play between XBOX, PS, and PC. You can download Dauntless from the Epic Games Launcher.
In a way, Dauntless is very similar to Monster Hunter World. Likewise, players are able to create better weapons and armor by acquiring loot from the fallen monsters or Behemoths. You can play up to 4 players to slay a monster. You can watch the gameplay from below.
Warframe is an online action game that is a mixture of Shooters, RPGs, and stealth games. You create your Tenno, which has a basic armor called “Warframe” which gives the player special abilities. Yo have sidearms, guns and melee weapons and a ship. Players can choose their missions from the ship. The main story goes through galaxies and players need to complete them to access higher level gear, the ship allows access so they can progress to other planets or locations. The ship is where you play mostly because you can upgrade your weapons and choose other Tenno’s depending on the situation.
One of the great things about Warframe is the huge player base, as you do not wait for long queue times. The game is available across all platforms. You can download Warframe from Steam. You can watch the gameplay from below.
Brawlhalla is another gem that offers cross-platform play. It is a fighting game where you can choose your character and fight against your opponents in a 2-D universe. The game also offers an esports scene. The developers of the game, Blue Mammoth Games was acquired by Ubisoft recently.
Brawhalla is extremely similar to Super Smash Bros. where your goal is to knock your opponent down. In order to knock them down, you need to damage them, obviously. The last player that stands or has the most points wins the match. There are many characters to choose from. The game is available with cross-platform play across all platforms. You can download Brawhalla from Steam. You can watch the gameplay from below.
Yes, Apex Legends. The game that came into our lives like a hurricane. Apex Legends broke several records in its first-month cycle. The game lost some of their player base due to several problems. But still, they have a good chunk of a loyal base. The developers, Respawn Entertainment, and the publisher, EA Games are trying to turn the tables around by offering new legends and guns.
Apex Legends is a Battle Royale game where players drop to an island as a squad of 3 and try to be the last one survives. There are several different Legends to play in the game. These legends have all unique abilities that can be used passively or actively. You loot weapons, armor, scopes, etc. and tries to eliminate your opponents and win. The game is also available across all platforms. You can download the game from the Origin Client.
With the recent ban and blocking of over a million accounts, Respawn is looking to make a comeback. We expect huge announcements at the upcoming E3 event. If you haven’t tried Apex Legends, now would be a good time before the game blows up again.
You can watch the gameplay from below.