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The Best Free Games Right Now On Steam

Updated September 16, 2020 1.0k votes 88 voters 5.3k views39 items

List RulesVote up the best free Steam games that are a blast to play.

Don't feel like paying top dollar for new games? The best free Steam games offer enough variety for any and every gamer. Sure, playing video games can be a lot of fun, but when you're blazing through them faster than Sonic runs through rings, it can get expensive pretty quickly. Luckily, Steam has us covered with plenty of games that are completely free to play right now.

From first-person shooters to strategy games to MMORPGs, there's something for anyone and everyone who wants to game on a budget. Remember, just because it's expensive doesn't always mean it's better, right? There are plenty of good steam games you can play for free right now, without having to worry about paying full price later. What do you think are the best free games on Steam?

If you're looking for some awesome games to play that won't break the bank, then take a look at all the best free-to-play games on Steam. And if you have a few bucks to spare, also be sure to also check out the best Steam games under $10 and under 20.

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive1

    DeveloperValve Corporation, Hidden Path Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, First-person Shooter

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  • Warframe2

    DeveloperDigital Extremes

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Third-person Shooter

    Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game, under development by...  more

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  • Team Fortress 23

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

    Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve...  more

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  • Destiny 24


    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    Destiny 2 is a 2017 online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by...  more

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  • Dota 25

    Dota 2


    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Genres (Video game)Multiplayer online battle arena, Action game, Real-time strategy

    Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game, the stand-alone sequel to the Defense...  more

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    DeveloperEvil Mojo Games

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a third-person shooter, first person shooter video game...  more
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!7

    DeveloperTeam Salvato

    Genres (Video game)Visual novel

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    DeveloperBlack Cat Games

    Genres (Video game)Third-person Shooter

    Alien Swarm is a total conversion mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 created by Black Cat Games...  more
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    DeveloperGrinding Gear Games

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

    Path of Exile is an online action RPG developed by New Zealand based independent developer...  more

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    DeveloperTitan Forge Games

    Genres (Video game)Multiplayer online battle arena

    Smite is a third person multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by...  more
  • MapleStory11


    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Adventure, Massively multiplayer online game, Fantasy

    MapleStory is a free-to-play, 2D, side-scrolling massively multiplayer online role-playing...  more
  • Fallout Shelter12

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios, Behaviour Interactive

    Genres (Video game)Simulation

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    DeveloperBlue Mammoth Games

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

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  • Rift14



    DeveloperTrion Worlds

    Genres (Video game)Fantasy, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

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  • PlanetSide 215

    DeveloperSony Online Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter

    PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter published by...  more
  • Lord of the Rings Online16

    DeveloperStanding Stone Games

    Genres (Video game)Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    The Lord of the Rings Online (previously titled The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of...  more
  • Ring of Elysium17

    DeveloperAurora Studio

    Genres (Video game)Battle royale

    Ring of Elysiumis a free-to-play, multiplayer online battle royale game developed by Tencent...  more
  • DC Universe Online18

    DeveloperDimensional Ink Games

    Genres (Video game)Massively multiplayer online, action

    DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based upon the...  more
  • Mabinogi19


    Genres (Video game)Role-playing video game, Massively multiplayer online game, Fantasy, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    Mabinogi is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released by South Korean Game...  more
  • World of Tanks Blitz20

    World of Tanks Blitz


    DeveloperWargaming Minsk

    Genres (Video game)Vehicular combat, massively multiplayer online

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  • Realm of the Mad God21

    DeveloperSpry Fox, Wild Shadow Studios

    Genres (Video game)Shoot 'em up, Action game, Role-playing video game, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

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  • Closers22

    DeveloperNaddic Games

    Genres (Video game)Action Side-scroller, MMORPG

    Closers is a free-to-play 3D action MMORPG developed by Naddic Games and published by Nexon in...  more
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    Crusader Kings II is a grand strategy game set in the Middle Ages developed by Paradox...  more