Gaming can be an extremely expensive hobby, but it can also be a fantastic free hobby too. There are so many free games online now, meaning that you can have hours of fun without having to spend a penny. Here are X of the best free online games.
If you’re a fan of racing games then Drift Hunters is the one for you, it is a free to play online drifting game and has a completely 3D world with realistic physics and a solid frame rate. You will start with the iconic Toyota Corolla AE86, and as you improve your drifting techniques, you can unlock cars, including Nissan S13, Toyota Supra, 2015 Mustang an RWB 911 and many more. You can customise your car as much as you want, modifying tuning and performance, and there are five different race circuits to play with.
An action game for iOS, Android, Dragalia Lost is the first Nintendo-published mobile game that isn’t a spinoff of an existing popular franchise. It is a new tale of a fallen fantasy kingdom and the mixture of adventurers who are fighting to restore it. There are dungeon delving and boss battles, controls that let you execute satisfying last-second dodges and fire off powerful abilities all with one finger and you can play almost all of it with your friends too.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
This is one for the PC and one where you can focus on exploring your character’s story and making Light Side and Dark Side choices.
One of the largest, and one of the best massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) ever, Runescape is still constantly being updated and offers a massive, ever-evolving world to explore. There are loads of challenges to choose from, from fighting, competing, quests and mini-games, so whatever you do, you can take your pick and make some friends along the way too.
World of Tanks
This Tank battle sim which can be played on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 is all about strategy, out-smarting opponents, and customising your tank. While there’s still plenty of action in this game, it is one for people who want to take it at a slower pace and think about how to play rather than just go straight into battle.
A platform fighting game for the PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One is just like playing Super Smash Bros. While it may not have the recognisable Nintendo characters to play with it does have a similar approach and is suitable for both casual players as well as more hardcore competitive types. Players receive access to a selection of six characters for free and have the option to buy more with microtransactions or currency that can be earned by playing the game.
A Co-op monster hunting game for the PC, PS4, Xbox One is the best way to get started with co-op monster hunting games. The idea is to take down giant monsters and then use their parts to make gear for taking down even bigger monsters. It never gets boring as you have to master each different weapon style which has its own unique quirks to master. And the best thing is that you can hunt with your friends no matter what platform they’re using.
A battle royale game for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Apex Legends is designed to modernise the genre and features a very colourful lineup of heroes who each have abilities that do enough to set them apart while still keeping the focus on gunplay. There are loads of options, so you can keep you busy for hours.
Destiny 2: New Light
An Online loot shooter game for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One is a great game. However, you can’t play all of Destiny 2 for free. You can still play everything that was available during the first year that the game came out for free, so it might take a little time to work that out, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be fine, so don’t let it put you off. Destiny 2 has some of the finest shooting action you can experience today, and New Light gives you plenty of it. You can play through the entire Red War campaign; you can do all the Crucible PvP activities, you can explore tons of open-world Patrol sectors.