The F2P Revolution: 25 Killer Online Games You Can Play For Free

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buckeyebri32

I love World of Tanks! Have been playing for a little over a year. I've paid for some things, but mostly played for free, and it's awesome! Going to have to check out TF2. I've seen that advertised in Steam, but haven't bit the bullet to download it.

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fvee1234

All of EQ2's servers are now F2P (was called EQ2X before)

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billafu

Anybody else play any Hellgate: London? I downloaded and played a little, but I have been spending much more time on World of Tanks lately.

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Rictus

What about Silkroad Online. Also, I think RF Online is still around too.

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chubbs1900

Vindictus is such an epic game and there arent any weekly restrictions anymore.  PvP is around the corner and the customization is just topps.  It's a constantly evolving offering.  4 Classes to choose from and 1 on the way.  Huge player base and it only seems to be growing.  Only downside is that it's easily hacked to be able to beat missions faster.

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X2brute

what about wow? its f2p till lvl 20

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Wily_One

You missed Star Trek Online.  It was subscriber based and owned by Atari, but it's been sold and will be going F2P soon.

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praack

battleforge is pretty good, nice graphically, bit strategy in natrue capturing nodes to spawn - or setting up remote ones. nice game play. can make you vid card and cpu struggle at higher settings

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ferariman

minecraft classic is completely free, but has no monsters. its still epic for building things.

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EZ Ridah

I gotta give a shout out to Bloodline Champions. I was pretty surprised to not see it in this list since it is a very polished game. It's an arena PvP game similar to Diablo PvP. Definitely would be in the top 5 in this list. Check it out (bloodlinechampions.com).

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Ilander

I just spent an afternoon trying Vindictus, and it's great!  Thanks for the recommend!

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epicfail48

ive got a bit of a beef with this list. where are runescape and combat arms? both are stellar free to play online games

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Danthrax66

TF2, WoT, and LoL are probably the only ones on that list worth playing.

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dashize

anyone know how to get gunbound to run in win7 i havent been able to play it since buying the new computer.

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DDRDiesel

I love me some LoL, but you guys forgot one game from Ijji that's been around almost as long as Gunbound.  GunZ: The Duel.  Fast-paced physics-glitch based gameplay, but the learning curve isn't as steep as one would expect.  Check it out on Youtube

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XoRn

I like that Maximum PC actually puts together unique articles like this as opposed to PCG mostly aggregating news from other websites.

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Eoraptor

Oh come on, City of Heroes blows Champions Online out of the water.

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CaptainFabulous

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Damn, now I have to clean coffee off my monitor again.

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Balgaroo

The only F2P game I ever really got into was Runes of Magic.  That game was anything but F2P at end game.  So I will contiue to pay month to month for a game that I'm into (and no I've never once played WOW).  Am looking forward to Secret World though.  F2P games are for the birds unless they can offer a Pay to Play server with a good population. 

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noobstix

Probably the only MMOs I would say are worth it from that list are Atlantica Online, Vindictus, and Rusty Hearts.  Out of those 3, I played AO the most (got my character up to lvl 96 before I decided to quit since I got tired of grinding and PvPing).  Although Vindictus was good, I couldn't get past the lag issues and haven't picked it back up since.  Rusty Hearts was fun for the 70+ hours I put into it (I played it via Steam) but I wasted some precious exp gains trying to entertain myself while I waited for the patch that raised the level cap,  As a result, I had to result to grinding (which I didn't feel like doing).  I'll probably play it again once Natasha is released.

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Khoiboi

I spent around seven years playing Gunbound and got ranked somewhere around the 900th spot overall.  I never used an aimbot and I've never cheated in anyway.  I would never recommend what gunbound has become to anyone, it's a disappointing game. Because of the paid for items, the game now is dominated by people who are only winning because they can use overpowering weapons available only to paid players. I've played games before where paid service has an "advantage", but gunbound takes it to another level. If you've ever played gunbound, then you would understand what I mean when I say this is the most disappointing death to a game I'll ever see.

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Joji

No Alliance of Valiant Arms? I'm disappoint.

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Fenthic

Suprised you guys didnt include Everquest 2 Extended in your lists.

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Jason Hopkins

I was thinking the exact same thing. 

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akrazyassho

Gunbound used to be amazing but its lost a lot of its magic w/ the new season.  Still a good game but no where as good as it used to be.

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jws1272

So glad to see Vindictus on this list. I don't really play PvP, so it's a perfect game for me, and you can't beat the price. It's a great looking game (built on the Source engine) with some good, butt-kicking action. It doesn't get the credit it sometimes deserves. There's probably more gamers than just me out there who aren't looking to duel everyone in sight. Thanks for the inclusion.

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gendoikari1

No APB Reloaded?

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Slurpy

And Alien Swarm!

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Marthian

as fun as that game was, I don't see a lot of people playing it. There's hardly any updates I read on, and the only maps available as far as I know are community maps (nothing against them however.)

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X2brute

actually lotro turbine points dont work in ddo and vice versa

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mario_ramalho

You guys left out Entropia Universe... again. Its more than realistic and complex economy, and beautifully crafted, futuristic worlds should have deserved it a place on this list, at least. And although it is tough to start it off as a F2P, it's not impossible, and it's more than worth the try if you're into the futuristic theme. I made a few bucks without investing anything into it. But i'm no Neverdie. ;)

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thetechchild

When I tried it, it seemed to have a rather steep learning curve... No real guide on the controls, and beginning tutorial quests seemed to be quirky (I believe I broke my gun or something, and without a way to replace it, the first weapon quest was a no-go...) It doesn't offer superior gameplay or graphics, when you don't count the real-money virtual economy, so...

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