– [Narrator] Video games
seem to be getting more and more expensive all the time and for most of us there’s
just no way that we can keep up with buying new games
to keep up with it all. But that’s fine because believe it or not, there’s a bunch of games out there that have been released
completely for free. Don’t count these free
games out just because you don’t have to spend
anything to play them because a free game can be just
as good as an expensive one. Hey guys, Arcade Cloud here and today we’re counting down our list to the top 10 best video games that are free. If you’re new to our channel
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and share it with some friends. It’s free. Number 10. Path of Exile. After an open beta in 2008, the online action RPG Path of Exile was officially released in 2013 and it’s totally free to play. With seven unique classes to play as and a near unlimited amount
of character customization this RPG has a lot of depth and content for a free to play experience. The story centers around
your character exiled to the dark continent of
Wraeclast fighting to earn the powers that will
enable you to take revenge on those that wronged you. The game was supposedly made
by a group of hardcore gamers and prides itself on being completely free with no pay to win elements. That’s a good thing too
because there’s a PVP mode where people compete in daily leagues with their own ladders and
economies to win prizes. Basically there’s an almost
unlimited number of things you can do in Path of Exile, and you don’t have to pay a
dime to be able to do them. Number nine. Dirty Bomb. If you’re into hardcore
competitive shooters then maybe the free to
play game Dirty Bomb that was released in 2015 by
the developers at Splash Damage might be more your speed. Set in London after a brutal
radiological attack on the city the game is about objectives. At the beginning of the
match you are placed on one of two teams,
the jackals or the CDA. During play you can choose between three different characters
with different weapons and abilities to be able to play and you can switch
between them at any time. This game is all about
teamwork and communication so it’s probably best to play it if you have some friends to play with. The gameplay is loosely
based around other games in Splash Damage’s library like Wolfenstein: Enemy
Territory and Brink. But unlike Brink this game
is actually, you know, good. Number eight. Team Fortress 2. We can’t talk about free
games and team shooters without bringing up the hugely
popular Team Fortress 2. The game was initially
released 11 years ago in 2007 and since then it has only
grown and grown in popularity. It was originally released
as a part of the orange box for Windows and the Xbox 360 and is actually a sequel to
a mod that was made in 1996 for Quake called Team Fortress. Undoubtedly what has made
Team Fortress 2 so popular other than the fact that
it’s completely free now is the characters in the game. There are nine in total, all used for completely different purposes and all loved for their individual and interesting personalities. There are three offensive characters. The scout is a cocky kid from Boston, the soldier is a Midwestern military man who is never actually in the army, and the pyro is a mentally
unstable pyromaniac who just wants to see everything burn. There are also three defensive characters. The demo man is an alcoholic Scotsman with a penchant for blowing things up, the heavy is a big Russian
man who loves a big gun, which apparently costs 400,000 dollars to fire for 12 seconds, and the engineer, a classic Texan who can build sentry turrets
to protect teammates. Then there are supporters. The medic is a crazed German doctor who accidentally placed
his pet dove Archimedes into the body of the scout. The cheerful New Zealand
sniper who was raised in the Australian outback, and finally the spy, a French double agent who can use his watch
as a cloaking device. The game modes are fun,
the characters are unique and it all costs
absolutely nothing to play. Plus there’s cool hats
and stuff, I don’t know. Number seven. Smite. Smite is a MOBA with a difference. While most MOBA’s take place
from the top down position and have you move around with your mouse, Smite puts a new spin on things and allows you to play from
a third person perspective. Because of that you can even
play the game on consoles. With the game currently
available on Windows, Mac OS, the Xbox 1, and the PS4. In the game you take
control of a god, goddess, or other mythological figure, and battle against an enemy team using a combination of
your own skill and teamwork to crush the enemy’s towers and eventually destroy their titan. The gameplay is pretty
similar to every other MOBA, you kill creeps and sometimes your enemies to get gold and levels and
this makes you stronger and more likely to take
out the enemy’s titan before they are able to reach yours. Currently the characters in the game come from nine different holy pantheons, the Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian,
Greek, Hindu, Japanese, Mayan, Norse and Roman gods
all featured in the game. They’re broken up into subclasses with some of the gods being
assassins, some being guardians, others being hunters, mages, or warriors. All of these different types have a distinctive style of play which all of the different characters take in different directions. While it might not be as big
as some of its competitors, the Smite eSport scene
is still pretty popular with the prize pool for some
tournaments stretching into the millions of dollars, which is pretty impressive
for a free to play game. Number six. Paladins. Remember when Paladins first came out and everyone called it just
a cheap ripoff of Overwatch? Well, Paladins is not a
cheap ripoff of Overwatch, and it’s completely free to play. The champions of Paladins are split up into four different subgroups. Front line, damage, support, and flank. Front line characters are
described as the anchor of a team. They hold the front line
and protect their allies with big pulls of health and shields. The damage characters
are obviously characters with high burst or
consistent damage outputs. Support characters have high utility and usually a healing ability or two. These are guys that hang back and provide additional
assistance when needed. Flank, the last group
of characters are those that find it easy to
traverse the battlefield. They get behind the enemy
and take out the characters that are most vulnerable when
they aren’t expecting it. Game modes like siege, which is where you capture a
point and then push a payload obviously make it feel a
little bit like Overwatch, but free. But there are a few differences in the actual gameplay mechanics. For example the card system is a method of strengthening certain
aspects of your champion. All of the champions have
three default loadouts, but you can customize your
own as you get more cards. These cards grant special
cool down reductions, move speed bonuses and
sometimes extra health. Then there are also items
which grant special bonuses throughout the duration of a match. They’re similar to cards in a way, but you don’t start with them, instead you gain currency
throughout the match from killing enemies
or pushing the payload. While Overwatch is all
about non-stop fighting with characters that are immediately at their full potential, Paladins features characters
that grow in strength across the course of a game. And that difference combined with its price tag of $0 definitely
makes it worth playing. Number five. Hearthstone. If you’re anything like
me then you probably spent way too long playing Pokémon
and Yu-Gi-Oh cards as a kid. Over time those games sort of died out, or at least I stopped
playing them as often. But then Hearthstone came along
and it changed everything. It’s so hard to believe that
Hearthstone was released originally four years ago back in 2014, but now the online CCG has
become a worldwide phenomenon. The game builds on the
existing lore of Warcraft using the same elements,
characters and relics, but instead of it being a
pretty expansive MMROPG, it’s a pretty competitive
turn-based card game. In the game each player’s
deck consists of 30 cards and a hero with a unique power. Similar to the card game
Magic: The Gathering, you gain mana crystals every turn allowing you to play more cards and get even crazier combos off. The game was actually designed to stop a very real problem of other
competitive card games. The active being able to
completely close your enemy out so they can’t make any
moves on their next turn and to replicate the feel
of a physical card game within the UI. While you might think that the game is actually pretty unique and interesting, it was actually built off the ideas of the previously published
physical World of Warcraft trading card game, which was something that
never really took off. As of May 2017, Blizzard
reported that more than 70 million people were
playing Hearthstone, which kind of explains
how it became so popular as an eSport over the
past couple of years. With some tournament prize pools going up as high as one million. Number four. Fortnite Battle Royale. It’s the game everyone’s talking about. The thing to maybe even
take Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds off it’s
100 man PVP combat throne. When this game was first announced people were understandable weary. Playerunknown’s
Battlegrounds had just taken the world by storm proving
that battle royale games could be insanely popular and fun and then out of nowhere, Fortnite declares that they’ll be adding an extra mode into their game, one that looked basically the same as PUBG albeit with a different art style. Considering that Fortnite
hadn’t really been the most popular of games, people were understandably
worried that this was just going to end up being a
quick cash grab from Epic Games but it turned out to be so much more. Fortnite Battle Royale succeeded
in being the same as PUBG but also in being completely different. At a base level the games
are incredibly similar. You bail out of a flying
vehicle to an island to loot and kill until you either die or are left the last player standing. But when you actually take the time to look at the other mechanics, namely how the gameplay functions and all the building mechanics, you start to notice that the
game is incredibly different. While at the and of a PUBG game, most of the fighting happens
from inside of bushes, or by hastily crawling
around the grassy scrub land, the end of a Fortnite game
is full of tall towers and explosions, like actual action. It’s a faster paced
experience than most of the other battle royale games out there. And it’s free. Number three. Warframe. Warframe has undergone a lot
of changes over the past year but the base lore and
story as stayed the same. You play as members of the Tenno, which are basically this
ancient race of warriors that have awoken from a long cryo-sleep only to find themselves in
the middle of a brutal war with a species called the Grineer, who are basically crazy human clones; as well as the Corpus Corporation, who are all about robots and lasers; The Infested, who are
basically zombie people as a result of the Technocyte virus; And finally, the Sentients, who are alien robots
from another star system. Lots of fighting going
on, it’s a pretty big war. The actual gameplay is
kinda similar to Destiny. There’s PVE missions and looting and then there’s also some PVP
thrown in for good measure. What this game really has over Destiny, other than it being completely free, is the characters and the loot. This game has some serious style. I mean, come on, just
look at Galatine Prime. Who wouldn’t want to kill a
bunch of zombies and aliens with a giant cybernetic medieval sword. Number two. Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go is on this list
for a whole load of reasons. For a start it’s free, and I mean this is a list of free games so that was really a big deciding factor. For a second, its Pokémon. Come on guys, Pokémon is one of the biggest
franchises on the planet when it comes to gaming and new games come out so infrequently that I’ll basically
take whatever I can get. Then third is the fact
that this game pretty much changed mobile gaming completely. Like sure, you already had
Niantic’s giant game Ingress, which is pretty similar to Pokémon Go in that you have to walk
around your real world and interact with things on your phone. But you never had the ability to literally live out a childhood fantasy. The childhood fantasy of
becoming a Pokémon master. Any gamer who’s ever play Pokémon as a kid remembers picking up their
first starter for the first time and then traveling around
whatever region it was to collect them all and
becoming a champion. Sure you can’t do all
of that in Pokémon Go, but you could at least travel the world, or at least your town or your city, and collect all the Pokémon for yourself and to be honest, that was just magical. So magical in fact, that it
blew up causing the world to basically stand still
as Pokémon Go became one of the most popular video games
of all time for a short while. Honestly I just wish that the
game had more battle mechanics and more PVP modes. Number one. Dota 2 or League of Legends. Is it cheating that we’re actually having two games in the top spot of this list? Because we are. We’re totally putting two
game at the top of this list. Basically we couldn’t
choose between Dota 2 and League of Legends for the top spot. We tried, we really did, but in the end we realized that both
games have their positives and both games have their negatives. But neither of the MOBA’s
really outshone the other in any meaningful way. League is more cartoony,
Dota 2 is more gritty. Dota 2 is hardcore and intense, League is easier to get into. Both have thriving eSports scenes, both of them involve killing off creeps and then destroying
towers before killing off a final big ball of glowing
energy to win the game. They’re similar games
but not quite the same and both fit into two
very different niches in the MOBA genre. And that’s why they’re both at
the top spot of today’s list. They’re both extremely popular
and extremely well made. And while we’re not gonna pick
which one is our favorite, because it’s kind of a hot debate online, both of them are pretty
good, so give ’em a shot. It just sort of depends on your personal preference, I guess. And there you have it, our list of the top 10 video games that are free. Do you agree? Did we miss something? What’s your favorite MOBA? Let us know in the comments down below and don’t forget to subscribe
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100 thoughts on “Top 10 BEST VIDEO GAMES THAT ARE FREE!

  1. This subject wasn’t worth spending your time on writing, voicing and editing. The vast majority of your subscribers have known about these games for years. I know there isn’t a lot going on in the gaming industry right now. But with more than a few of you working on this content I think with a bit of effort you could have come up with something fresh. At least I hope so.

  2. played both for a long time etch league of legends and dota 2 league is way better and before some one say well u probably played lol first nope I played dota so is not one sided

  3. rly pokemon go and heartstone? idk if p2w are really free for a full experience gameplay, for the next list do a f2p game that is not p2w

  4. Hearthstone isn't ftp, it's p2w…. If you aren't buying packs, you aren't making fun decks and winning matches.

  5. Yeah, I was expecting Warframe to make the near top of the list, but I feel you should have also mentioned that Warframe has one of the best communities around there. If you want a place near free of toxic behavior and a good time, that's the game for you.

  6. This video wasnt bad or anything………. But gameplay would have made it so much better, rather than using pictures

  7. Kinda surprised that Trove didn't make it to the list. It gives a great and somewhat unique mmo experience.

  8. IMO those game like Fortnite is pretty good but easy come easy go,
    their player base will not sustain throught year, surely free is the strong reason it now reach the peak that surpass PUBG
    but after the bubble of Arena survival game pop, Fortnite in the way of decline will suffer badly defeat than PUBG, and crash the developer in hard way more than PUBG case
    ^^ of course if someone point at me and said i suck at Fortnite they;re right too ^^ very suck, every time shooting with other i die 1st =]]], playing dota 2 is surely give you better egde than Fortnite you wont have any chance of getting better, you die and wait for the next dead

  9. Ur telling me paladins and smite r better than tf2? Tf2 has to be in top3 and fortnite#4 I don’t like it a lot but literally everyone plays it

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