A roundup of the best games you won’t need to spend a penny on

The day of spending our hard-earned cash to have some decent time spent gaming is a thing of the past. There are vast quantities of games available, so it can be tedious trying to find one that's worth investing any time into. Often free games take players to a point where they're just getting into enjoying the game, only to find out they've got to shell out cash if they want to continue. Our list takes all of that into account, and we've put this guide together with titles that are completely free, no catches.


1. Fortnite

I'd be pretty shocked if you said you'd never heard of Fortnite, let alone played it. Fortnite is brought to use by Epic Games with a PUBG-style format of 100 player PVP matches. It's free and available on almost any device with an internet connection (except for an Amazon Echo). The Battle Royale is completely free, although "Save the World" is a mode players will need to pay for. It's always being updated and is growing in popularity every day.


2. Brawlhalla

If you're used to the playstyle of super Smash Bros., then Brawlhalla is the next best thing. Mario, Sonic, and the rest of the Nintendo cast might not be present, but the fighting concept is still very similar. There are matches for the hardcore players out there as well as something for the more casual gamer. Six characters are available for free, and earning in-game currency can help you snap up the remainder of the available characters.


3. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

If like me, you spent your childhood playing card-based games like Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering, then you might grow to love Hearthstone. It's a similar concept, minus the shelves full of binders for your cards. The mechanics used in Hearthstone sees a typical match consisting of casting spells and summoning creatures, each turn those mechanics are simplified into providing additional units for each player. Getting started with Hearthstone isn't too tricky, and it's not uncommon for that last game before bed to turn into a session that lasts the whole night!


4. Dauntless

Dauntless is often compared to have similarities to games like Monster Hunter: World due to its cooperative play style. If you're new to this kind of gameplay, Dauntless is a great place for beginners to start. Players take down massive monsters and then use the loot they collect to construct new gear to hunt even more giant creatures. The mechanics are pretty simple to get to grips with, and multiplayer is incredibly streamlined. Each weapon class makes it feel like an entirely different experience, each having their own perks like a hammer than transforms into a jetpack for starters!


5. Warframe

There are not many games that go on for half a decade, but Warframe surpasses that thanks to one key trait; it's a great game with the best it can offer appearing in a distant horizon. In other words, its best days still seem to be ahead of it. Take some odd-looking ninjas from space and put them up against even stranger enemies, and you've got the general idea of what you're in for. It began with corridors that randomly spawned without warning; next came a wealth of open-world to investigate, and now we have ship-to-ship space battles in cooperative mode. Warframe is one of the most fun free games around today. Much like the first episode of a new series, you need to give the game a chance; get over the weird tutorial to figure out what you need to do, and you'll hit the ground running.

Have we missed a game that you'd have added to our best free games list? Let us know!