Free to Play (F2P)
By Staff On Oct 16, 2011 @ 5:12am | Articles, Free to Play, Games, News

Everyone loves free things. Free food, free rides, free housing, free money, free wo/men .. you get the picture. So, free to play games — especially the good ones! — makes a gamer feel like the kid in the  “all you can stuff your pockets with” candy store!

The following is a list of the Free to Play (F2P) games we’ve tried. If you know of any others that are worth a try, leave a comment or drop us a note.

 Recommended (or at least worth a download and try):

Alliance of Valiant ArmsAlliance of Valiant ArmsAlliance of Valiant Arms (AVA) is a first-person shooter (FPS) game developed using Unreal Engine 3. A player has 3 classses to choose from — Rifle Man, Point Man, Sniper — each with their own advantages and disadvantages against other classes. Players are able to change class during the game and acquire skills that enhance the characteristics of their class.

 

 

APB ReloadedAPB Reloaded – APB Reloaded is based in urban settings where players can join either the Enforcers (tapped by the city to keep all in order) or the Criminals (hell bent on causing havoc and making money by any means), and form sub-groups in either faction. The city never sleeps and the fights never end in this fast paced massively multi-player action shooter!

 

Battlefield HeroesBattlefield Heroes – Battlefield Heroes, a browser-based, free-to-download, free-to-play game, brings classic Battlefield gameplay to a mass audience. The game features fun, cartoon-inspired graphics and gameplay that caters to players of all skill levels. Battlefield Heroes is easy to pick up and play and has robust character customization and sticky online features so gamers can spend hours building up their characters and conquering the world.

 

Champions OnlineChampions OnlineChampions Online is a superhero themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). If you recognize the design and interface, it’s because the game is developed by the same folks – Cryptic Studios – that developed City of Heroes/Villains. There is a lot — and I mean a lot — of customization for your character in the game. You don’t collect armor sets that will look like everyone else’s armor sets; instead, your character’s armor and overall appearance are unique and cosmetic. This includes the weapons, in which the damage is based on your character’s basic stats plus any extra devices he/she may have equipped. For those that love the crafting abilities in most MMOs, you also have a set of non-combat crafting based skills to choose from – Science, Arms, and Magic. There are also a variety of ways to travel in the game, made possible by acquired travel powers such as swinging using webs or grappling hooks, flying, fire flying, jet-boot flying, rocket boot jumping, hover disks, super jump, super speed, teleportation, acrobatics, ice sliding, earth flying, and tunneling. For more info about the F2P version of Champions Online, check out their FAQ.

DragonSoul OnlineDragonSoul – DragonSoul is a free-to-play 3D MMORPG which focuses on PvP battles. Eight kingdoms are in the middle of a gory war: in PvP battles, the strongest players will have to prove their might – together with their allies, guilds, families or their entire kingdom. Only in battle can they prove worthy of the throne; and the fight for domination can only be won by bloodshed or cunning royal intrigues.

 

Global Agenda: Free AgentGlobal Agenda: Free Agent – Global Agenda: Free Agent is an online team-based game developed using Unreal Engine 3, a game engine designed for DirectX 9/10/11. Originally a subscription-based game, the game went F2P in June of 2010. The game features a third-person camera view, with some weapons allow the user to scope in a first-person view. There is a large choice in character appearance, so everyone doesn’t have to look like every other player, and nearly all of the player items are able to be re-colored using dyes. The game has 4 classes to choose from: Assault, Recon, Medic, and Robotics, all of which have customizable skills and their own weapons.

 

Last ChaosLast Chaos – Last Chaos is a free to play 3D MMORPG from Aeria Games. In Last Chaos, you can engage in siege warfare, battle epic monsters, and adventure through treacherous dungeons. You can choose to make yourself a hero of the land, or a harbinger of chaos.

 

 

 

League of LegendsLeague of Legends – League of Legends is an action RTS game inspired by the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) map for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Players are formed into 2 even teams of Champions, 3v3 or 5v5. Each team starts at opposing sides of a map in an area called the “fountain”, near what is called a “Nexus”. A match is won when either the opposing team’s Nexus is destroyed or the other team surrenders. Along the way, each player gains levels from killing the opposing team’s champions, Minions, and defeating neutral monsters. Completing objectives rewards players with gold which is used to purchase items. In League of Legends, each player starts at level 1 at the beginning of the match and can obtain the maximum of level 18 with their champion, leveling 4 different champion-specific abilities.

 

League of LegendsRosh Online: The Return of Karos – Rosh Online: The Return of Karos is a free-to-play MMORPG that features stunning graphics and speedy gameplay. In the game, players take the role of a hero determined to break the curse of darkness falling over the world of Asmara and ascend to ultimate glory by becoming the mythical Karos warrior..

 

Spiral KnightsSpiral KnightsSpiral Knights is an MMORPG in which your character is a knight of the Spiral Knights order, which has crash-landed on the mysterious planet Cradle. The Spiral Knights explore a mechanized dungeon, known as the Clockworks, which is a dungeon that is constantly reorganizing itself and fills the Cradle’s interior. When the knights are not battling the monsters that inhabit the Clockworks, they trade with each other and with vendors, in order to improve their armor and weapons.

 

Team Fortress 2Team Fortress 2Team Fortress 2 is a team based first person shooter (fps) multi-player game. The game is frequently updated with new content, to include modes, a huge range of maps, equipment, weapons — and some really unique hats! There are 9 classes you can choose from — Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Engineer, Sniper, Spy, Medic — all with their own distinct tactical abilities, personalities and taunts.

 

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