Best free games to play on PlayStation, Xbox & PC

Joseph Pascoulis
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Looking for the best free-to-play games to download on your console or PC? Here’s a list of the ones we think you’ll love.

There are so many games out there, so no matter what genre or gameplay style you enjoy the most, you’re bound to find something you enjoy across all platforms.

That said, not everyone wants to spend their hard-earned cash on games that they may not get into and enjoy. Luckily, however, there are a ton of excellent free-to-play games on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, so you’re more than likely to find something that’s up your alley.

If you’re looking to download a free-to-play game, here’s our list of the best ones available, no matter what platforms you play on, be it PlayStation, Xbox, or PC.

Best free-to-play games on consoles & PC

Here’s a list of eight free-to-play games on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC that you should download and play if you haven’t already!

  • Warzone
  • The Finals
  • Counter-Strike 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch 2
  • Fortnite
  • Roblox
  • Genshin Impact


Warzone is Call of Duty‘s free-to-play battle royale game, featuring an abundance of weapons, maps, and modes, while also offering events and in-game purchases if you enjoy the free game enough. Anyone familiar with CoD games of the past will feel right at home, so download it and dive into BR.

The Finals

Embark Studios’ The Finals is a free-to-play multiplayer FPS game that sees teams of 3 facing off against each other in a cash bid. The unique Cashout game mode coupled with the hectic destructive environments makes for a blast.

The Finals character with Pistol
The Finals is a competitive FPS title that even has a ranked mode for those brave enough.


Most gamers will know what Fortnite is by now, and if you haven’t played it, don’t feel as if you’re too late to the party, as now is a great time to experience the game. While the battle royale is still the main attraction, it now has a Minecraft-esque LEGO mode that has a lot of depth. So, if you’re looking to get creative for completely free, try out Fortnite LEGO.

There’s also Fortnite Rocket Racing, a new racing mode in Fortnite delivered by the developers behind Rocket League, which is another game within Fortnite for you to indulge in.

Counter-Strike 2

Looking for a more tactical experience? Counter-Strike 2 is the perfect free-to-play game for those looking to sink their teeth into a shooter with depth. This game is less about movement and more about precision, as knowing the maps and lines of sight are everything in this shooter by Valve.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a tried and tested battle royale experience with elements of hero shooters like Overwatch. Drop into a match and enjoy the pick of a whole roster of Legends, all offering unique abilities and playstyles.

Season 19's Conduit with Gibraltar and Mirage.
Hop into Apex Legends and choose from a huge roster of characters.

Overwatch 2

For those who want a more enclosed FPS experience, Overwatch 2 is your best bet, as Blizzard’s Hero shooter is arguably the most popular of its kind. This hero shooter is Blizzard’s free live service evolution of the classic Overwatch title that dropped back in 2016. If you’re yet to play Overwatch, OW2 is the perfect opportunity to do so.


Roblox is the ultimate party game and creation title which allows you to play thousands of different user-created levels. The sheer variation is enough to keep you coming back, and if you enjoy playing online with friends, there’s even more reason to do so.

Genshin Impact

Last, but certainly not least, Genshin Impact is a free-to-play RPG game available across all platforms including mobile.

This title presents players with an open world and sprawling character list that all offer differing abilities and gameplay opportunities. The depth here is immeasurable, as you’ll be completing many missions and fighting through tough dungeons. While its gacha system may tempt you into spending money, you can enjoy the title thoroughly without dropping a single dime.

Genshin Impact character Xiao watching the Liyue region
Genshin Impact provides an open-world RPG experience all for free.

Honorable mentions

It’s hard to cram the best free-to-play games in one short list, so we’ve decided to mention a few others if the ones above don’t spark your fancy:

  • Fall Guys
  • Valorant
  • Warframe
  • Brawlhalla
  • Rocket League
  • Destiny 2
  • Honkai Star Rail
  • Path of Exile
  • Marvel Snap

Well, there you have it, that was our list of the best free-to-play games on all platforms. Interested in GTA 6? Check out some of our guides on the upcoming Rockstar title below:

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About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].