Best free PC games in 2021, from Fortnite to League of Legends and Forza Motorsport, check top free titles here | HT Tech

Best free PC games in 2021, from Fortnite to League of Legends and Forza Motorsport, check top free titles here

You don’t have to pay for expensive gaming titles, thanks to free-to-play titles like Fortnite, League of Legends, Asphalt 9 and Forza Motorsport. Here’s our handy list of the top five popular games you can play for free on your PC in 2021.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 29 2021, 12:47 IST
Fortnite is almost always in the news because of its constant updates to the game that add characters to the game.
Fortnite is almost always in the news because of its constant updates to the game that add characters to the game. (HT Tech)
Fortnite is almost always in the news because of its constant updates to the game that add characters to the game.
Fortnite is almost always in the news because of its constant updates to the game that add characters to the game. (HT Tech)

Gaming can be a very expensive experience – with the costs associated with buying hardware compatible with modern games recommended specifications, and the added cost of each gaming title on top. However, there are many games that are either available as free-to-play titles, or as part of a freemium model that allows gamers to play some part of the game for free.

Some of these games, especially those in the racing and battle royale category have been popular for many years since they were originally released, with many older users coming back to play more often as the developers add more content and updates to the game. If you have a compatible computer or gaming laptop and want to try out some of the best free games for PC, here are five of our favourite titles to pick from for 2021.

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Fortnite recently added Wonder Woman and Superman as in-game characters. 
Fortnite recently added Wonder Woman and Superman as in-game characters.  (Epic Games)
Fortnite recently added Wonder Woman and Superman as in-game characters.  (Epic Games)

Fortnite

One of the most talked-about battle royale games for PC, consoles and Android, Fortnite is almost always in the news because of its constant updates to the game that add characters to the game. 

The most recent additions were Wonder Woman and Superman, while Ariana Grande was also available on the game for a while a few weeks ago as part of the Rift concert. 

Gamers are dropped onto an abandoned island with 99 other players and you have to survive the longest, by staying in the ever-reducing safe zone while eliminating other players.

League of Legends Wild Rift is one of the most popular MOBA titles today. 
League of Legends Wild Rift is one of the most popular MOBA titles today.  (League of Legends)
League of Legends Wild Rift is one of the most popular MOBA titles today.  (League of Legends)

Wild Rift: League of Legends

League of Legends is a popular multiplayer title that has remained a popular choice for gamers even though it was released back in 2009 and the Wild Rift version of the game is one of the most popular titles today. 

The game is a multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA) game that users can play for free. In each match, two five-player teams that are occupying opposite sides of a map which they must defend. 

Users must control their marquee player, also known as a ‘champion', to take down their opponents and earn gold and experience points in the game.

Forza Motorsport 6 Apex might be one of the best free to play racing games available today for PC.
Forza Motorsport 6 Apex might be one of the best free to play racing games available today for PC. (Forza Motorsport)
Forza Motorsport 6 Apex might be one of the best free to play racing games available today for PC. (Forza Motorsport)

Forza Motorsport 6 Apex

While gamers are busy waiting for the successor for Forza Motorsport 7 to launch, the older free-to-play title called Forza Motorsport 6 Apex might be one of the best free to play racing games available today. 

Depending on the graphics setup gamers have installed, they can enjoy quite a good visual experience, even if the game has an arcade-like approach over more serious racing games. 

Users can check out all the details about the Forza Motorsport 6 Apex title from the official website and download the game for free from the Microsoft Store.

Asphalt 9 Legends features the popular arcade like racing from the series with better graphics and the newest vehicles. 
Asphalt 9 Legends features the popular arcade like racing from the series with better graphics and the newest vehicles.  (Gameloft)
Asphalt 9 Legends features the popular arcade like racing from the series with better graphics and the newest vehicles.  (Gameloft)

Asphalt 9: Legends

Gameloft is no stranger to arcade racing games and its current Asphalt 9: Legends title which succeeded the popular Asphalt 8: Airborne offers even more spectacular stunts, the latest cars and supercars and tracks set in multiple countries all over the world. Users can play in a career mode, or jump into the multiplayer mode and battle it out with other gamers. The game also offers several special events to gain special cars, especially supercars that arrive in ‘seasons'.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is set three thousand years before the classic films took place.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is set three thousand years before the classic films took place. (Bioware / Electronic Arts via Steam )
Star Wars: The Old Republic is set three thousand years before the classic films took place. (Bioware / Electronic Arts via Steam )

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars fans who have always wanted to play different characters that could have been part of the series should look no further – Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most well-designed games created for the series so far. 

Gamers can pick roles such as a Jedi, a Sith, a Bounty Hunter, as well as other Star Wars roles and explore the galaxy, which is set three thousand years before the classic films took place.

The game falls under the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (or MMORPG) category, and offers the main story missions for free, and if you want to delve into more content you can check out one of the subscriptions in the game.

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First Published Date: 29 Aug, 12:46 IST
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