February 23, 2013
Free to Play: A List of On-Line Sites Where You can Play for FREE!
First off I’m not going to prattle on about free to play vs full price games micro transactions and pay to win games. I just thought it would be cool to give the TGB readers a list of a few sites that you can play some great games while trying to save your pennies for the next WOW dlc or major game title that screams for your cash…
Steam of course Steam has some of the most iconic games for your paying pleasure but they also have a great list of Free to Plays as well, the top of which is none other than the always fun (although watch out for spawn camping douche-baggery) Team-Fortress 2! Steam also has Everquest Free to Play, DC Universe, Planetside 2, Gotham City Impostors Lord of the Rings online, and many more!!
EA Games I know EA actually has Free to Play games AND they’re pretty good too! EA isn’t known for the generosity but they are proof that free to Play can make you some money. Just look at some of the games they offer: Star Wars: The Old Republic, This game had a strong beginning but the momentum has slowed enough for them to make it free! The fact that it’s free is most definitely a good reason to visit a Galaxy Far, Far Away! They also carry Warhammer Online, RISK: Factions, Battlefield Heroes (EAs’ answer to Team Fortress 2) and more so EA may be evil but hey they can’t be all that bad offering games for free!
Amazon Hey why not Amazon sells everything so why not give us something for free! I’ll admit I’m an Amazon shopper I’m always finding good deals with free shipping so much so that I can’t help myself! So it’s nice to see them offering some Free to Plays as well while the titles they offer may not be as well know as some of the other sites, what the heck free is free, right? They have games like: Battlestar Galactica Online, Super Monday Night Combat (yet another TF2 clone but fun none the less), Runescape, FreeFall Tournament and many more
Classic Games Arcade.com If you’re looking for something a little more “classic” then this site may have what you’re looking for. With classic games like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Contra, Megaman X, even Super Mario World and Metal Slug! There are tons more so stop by and see how your parents passed the time in the days of Arcades and 8-bit glory!
Free to Play games aren’t only for the PC the consoles are entering the Free to Play game with titles like the Play Station network offering DC Universe for free, and the upcoming Dust 514. Xbox live has the strangely additive Happy Wars and the upcoming Ascend: New Gods. I’m sure that Nintendo has free games as well but at the time I was writing this I found it a little hard to track down any titles so I’ll have to check with CABXYZ to get more news on that! This year will reveal some interesting competition is the console world that will offer a myriad of free to Play options like Steam’s upcoming console or the Ouya console so check back at TGB in the coming months.
So I hope this list helps you find some fun when cash is low but your gaming urge is high. Leave your comments below and hey if you know of any other games or sites that have/are Free to Play don’t be stingy, share with the rest of us…In any case have fun.