The best free-to-play games for 2023

The best free games offer players a lot of content without charging anything, with some ethical microtransactions for super-fans. We’ve rounded up the best free-to-play games that hold true to that, including free FPS games and MMORPGs. With everything from fast-paced shooters like Apex Legends to open-world JRPGs like Genshin Impactthere’s something for everyone.

Although the free-to-play group gets a bad rap, there are plenty of games that offer dozens (and even hundreds) of hours of gameplay without asking for a dime.

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Shooters

Fighters

RPGs and MMORPGs

Strategy games

MOBAs

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