Top 5 Free to Play Steam Games: Our Recommendations

Posted on Jan 12 2014 - 2:06pm by Eric Hoff

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Steam is a community which has been welcoming crossover console gamers for some time now. As gamers get tired of console gaming and the shenanigans they have to deal with, their eyes are drawn to the gaming model offered by Steam. From your die hard Steam enthusiasts to the casual gamers looking to relieve some stress during their lunch break at work, Steam has something… many things for you. Today I am going to be putting my focus on Free to Play titles available on Steam. My top five FTP titles to be more precise.

Have a look at my list of the top 5 free to play Steam titles below.

 

warframe-free-steam#5 – Warframe

  • Genre: Action, Free to Play
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2013
  • Metascore 67/100
About the game: Warframe is a cooperative Free-to-Play third person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world and is currently in open beta. Join your friends in player-vs-enemy raids across the solar system and master the power of the Warframes. Stand alone or fight together against enemies that threaten your world.They were called Tenno. Warriors of blade and gun: masters of the Warframe armor. Those that survived the old war were left drifting among the ruins. Now they are needed once more.The Grineer, with their vast armies, are spreading throughout the solar system. A call echoes across the stars summoning the Tenno to an ancient place. They summon you.Allow the Lotus to guide you. She has rescued you from your cryostasis chamber and given you a chance to survive. The Grineer will find you; you must be prepared. The Lotus will teach you the ways of the Warframes and the secrets to unlocking their powers.

Come Tenno, you must join the war.

 

gotham-city-impostors-free-steam#4 – Gotham City Impostors

  • Genre: Action, Free to Play
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2013

About the game: Hatched from the twisted minds at Monolith Productions, Gotham City Impostors is a download-only multiplayer FPS that pits violent vigilantes dressed up like Batman against craven criminals dressed up like the Joker in open warfare on the streets of Gotham City.

Key Features

  • Why fight crime when you can kill it… Gotham City has gone insane! Batman is up to his pointy ears in unwanted “helpers” determined to dish out their own bloodthirsty brand of vigilante justice in his name (and image). Meanwhile, a small army of self-appointed junior Jokerz has turned the streets of Gotham into a barmy battlefield of bullets, bodies, and bear traps.
  • More customization than you can shake a shotgun at… Packing more customization than you can shake a shotgun at, you get to choose the guns, gadgets and even the hairdos that fit your personality and play style. It doesn’t matter if you want to be a mighty muscleman on roller skates with a hunting bow or a lithe lassie packing a homebrew rocket launcher and glider wings, Gotham City Impostors does not have rigid character classes and lets you play the way you want.
  • 1000 levels of player advancement overflowing with upgrades and unlocks… A robust level up system lets you unlock all the items required to make your impostor as crazy as you desire. Whether you prefer to develop your impostor by proving your prowess in solo challenges designed to test your skills and reflexes or by battling your way to the top of the scoreboard in several delightfully over-the-top multiplayer modes, there’s a surefire way for you to realize your preposterous potential!

 

team-fortress-2-free-steam#3 – Team Fortress 2

  • Genre: Action, Free to Play
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2007
  • Metascore 92/100

About the game: There’s no catch! Play as much as you want, as long as you like!

The most highly-rated free game of all time!
One of the most popular online action games of all time, Team Fortress 2 delivers constant free updates—new game modes, maps, equipment and, most importantly, hats. Nine distinct classes provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.

New to TF? Don’t sweat it!
No matter what your style and experience, we’ve got a character for you. Detailed training and offline practice modes will help you hone your skills before jumping into one of TF2’s many game modes, including Capture the Flag, Control Point, Payload, Arena, King of the Hill and more.

Make a character your own!
There are hundreds of weapons, hats and more to collect, craft, buy and trade. Tweak your favorite class to suit your gameplay style and personal taste. You don’t need to pay to win—virtually all of the items in the Mann Co. Store can also be found in-game.

 

blacklight-retribution-free-steam#2 – Blacklight Retribution

  • Genre: Action, Free to Play
  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2012
  • Metascore 75/100

About the game: Wage war with advanced weapons and technology in Blacklight: Retribution, a free-to-play, futuristic first-person shooter. Deploy devastating armored exoskeletons and utilize lethal hand-held weapons in vicious competitive modes.

SUIT UP, SIGHT ON, FIRE AWAY 
The Hardsuit is the ultimate weapon. Powerful but slow, this armored suit packs a one-shot, one-kill railgun and a high velocity minigun to clear rooms… fast. Only by using teamwork, heavy weapons from in-game Weapon Depots and the Hyper Reality Visor (HRV), can players overcome the futuristic killing machine.
The advanced HRV enables players to see opponents, teammates, Weapon Depots and Hardsuit weak points through walls, but at the cost of all offensive capability.
Play with Hardsuits and the HRV alone or with a team of friends in one of Blacklight’s tightly polished game modes. Current modes include: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Domination and King of the Hill, but more are on the way.

BUILD A FIGHTING MACHINE 
Customize weapons, armors, taunts and more down to incredibly detailed levels. Play with muzzles, stocks, ammunition and more. Even configure the advanced weapons available from in-game depots.

PUNKBUSTER INCLUDED 
PunkBuster™ Anti-Cheat from Even Balance, Inc. is required to play Blacklight Retribution. This program will be installed alongside the game client.

 

dota2-free-steam#1 – DOTA 2

  • Genre: Action, Free to Play, Strategy
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2013
  • Metascore 90/100

About the game: Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Irresistibly colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

Get a taste of the game that has enthralled millions.

 

Be sure to check out our Top 5 Under $5 list.

Out of the 84 Free to Play Steam titles, the above five are my favorites. Of course, your favorites may differ. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below. 

  • http://gameversevault.com/ Germaximus

    This list is missing DCUO and Marvel Heroes. =p

    • http://www.GameNTrain.com/ Eric Hoff

      Yes, Marvel heroes was in there but I had to go with a few others before it. M.H. is definitely a good / popular game though. Good call.

      • http://gameversevault.com/ Germaximus

        haha Yeah that’s why picking a list like this can be hard. I get mad when people don’t mention DCUO or Marvel Heroes cuz they’re both excellent!
        Plus, 4 out of 5 of the games on your list are all shooters so you obviously have a preference in genre. lol

        • http://www.GameNTrain.com/ Eric Hoff

          This is true brother. Don’t we all. What would your top 5 look like?

          • http://gameversevault.com/ Germaximus

            hm Good question. This is why I don’t usually make lists. lol
            Marvel Heroes, DCUO, SWTOR, Vindictus, and Forge I suppose.

      • Rajisg

        Tried Hawken? It’s on steam and you’ll find a couple of useful guides there if you need help :)

  • Iancranium

    This article biased, as it clearly shows only one type of game and the obvious ones at that. Where is Path of Exile or DCU Puzzle Quest or APB etc etc

    • http://gizmofusion.com/ Bryan

      Hence why it’s called “recommendations” rather than “these are the top 5 games and that is a fact”.

  • Damian Wayne

    I’ve been playing a TON of Blacklight and Warframe. I put about $30 into each and it’s more than enough to have a great time.

  • Harry Vaughan

    PLANETSIDE 2????????

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