In 2020, many memorable great free games were released, which can please us in 2021. However, the oldies are also alert and constantly offer something new to users and release updates, thereby forcing them to come back. This Top Free Games 2021 presents exactly the kind of games that are unlikely to lose fame and will only increase the user base volume in 2021.
I want to note that these projects are games of various genres, and the top is the author’s subjective opinion, a little supported by some statistical data.
The arcade football simulator Rocket League, which became free in the fall of 2020, has only increased its popularity. Few people have not heard about the game, and more than 75 million players have already played it.
The project pleases with a huge assortment of cars, arenas, modes, competitive ones, and ease of control. The game is available on various platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
Call of duty warzone
The Call of Duty franchise has expanded in 2020 with an interesting offshoot in the battle royale genre. Call of Duty: Warzone has become very popular among fans of “witchcraft” and continues to gain momentum. The project features very dynamic gameplay with many types of weapons, vehicles, and interesting, innovative mechanics.
Unique features include the accumulation of funds right in battle and the subsequent activation of various devices, such as UAVs, showing all the players on the map and bombing, and others. There is also a GULAG, where users end up after death and have a chance of rebirth, integration with Black Ops, and much more.
Apex Legends is another battle royale, but already in science fiction and the Titanfall universe. The game quickly gained fame after an unexpected release without announcements and preludes in 2019 and is still successfully promoted by EA. Various patches are released monthly, maps and new characters with a unique backstory are added.
The game also has exclusive features at its disposal, such as character skills that are very helpful in combat and unique game modes, including event-driven PvE modes. There are also customization elements that contain banners, emotions during landing, and so on.
World of Tanks
Few have not heard of the multiplayer tank action World Of Tanks. The titan of the genre is not going to retire and is consistently in the TOP 10 most profitable games, according to SuperData. The game constantly offers users many fresh updates and dilutes what is happening with the help of events that include Hollywood stars.
The year 2021 will not be an exception, and the project will have a lot of innovations: from changing the behavior of artillery and high-explosive shells, then altering the crew. It is possible that shortly they will tell and show something else “tasty.” World of Tanks is ranked seventh in our top.
The most beautiful MMORPG of our time, called Black Desert, is overgrown with a lot of content in 2020. There is new territory, three fresh classes, monsters, quests, and much more. The developers know exactly how to please and keep players, and that is why BDO remains the most beautiful and one of the most popular games.
Among the updates expected in 2021, the awakening of new classes and PvP content has already been announced. The developers may have left many interesting things in the store, which we will learn about very soon.
Warframe is a free Sci-Fi action game that has seen much content throughout the journey since 2013. Previously, the project was only a “corridor” and offered to clean up locations-instances, but then overgrown with open territories and even battles in space.
The developers are constantly trying to make the game modern and relevant: they improve the graphic design, add content every month, expand the list of available platforms for the game, and communicate with the community on the official forums.
The eternal rival of League of Legends, MOBA DOTA 2 is finally getting interesting again. Valve has slightly changed the approach to updates in 2020 and planned its release. The company also began to communicate at least a little with Reddit, which is good news.
DOTA 2 has been stable since 2012 and is not going to disappear into oblivion. The project offers many different characters, and their number is constantly growing. The graphics are also being improved, and new features, modes, and so on are added. Those who are bored with the official features can always enjoy custom content thanks to the Steam Workshop’s support.
The Genshin Impact is one of the top surprises of 2020, earning several popular awards. The game is made in the genre of an adventure RPG. It has a cooperative function, a large open world, the ability to assemble a team of characters and instantly switch between its representatives in battle.
It’s no secret that the creators drew inspiration from the Legend of Zelda franchise, and therefore the project contains many similar features and small details. The latter include long-range shots, climbing, swimming, gliding, setting fire to herbs, and more. Genshin Impact is in an honorable 3rd place.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has only been gaining momentum since it became free in 2018. Since the release of updates, the game regularly exceeds one million concurrent Steam players, and the number of views on tournaments is tens of thousands.
The game pleases with the absence of Pay-to-Win elements because any in-game item only changes its appearance. Since its release, the game has acquired much content, like maps and even fresh weapons. And Steam Workshop Support features let you play in custom locations and modes.
League of Legends and League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends’ popularity is unlikely to fade in the next few years. The game constantly takes first place in various ratings, and in 2020 the new product appeared on mobile devices as a separate version of League of Legends: Wild Rift. And soon, the project will be released on consoles, which will only increase its performance.
Like DOTA 2, League of Legends is a MOBA game with various heroes to choose from. Each of them in the course of the match acquires a unique assembly, depending on the user’s preferences, which is why any battle is not like the previous one. League of Legends takes the honorable first place in our top.
This is the end of the Top Free Games 2021. But ahead, I would like to list a few more games that are quite popular and available for free to play.
Fortnite is the brainchild of Epic Games in the third-person action-shooter genre. However, the game gained popularity thanks to the royal battle mode, where the gameplay is diluted with the construction of fortifications “on the go.”
Valorant is a shooter from Riot Games that has Counter-Strike: Global Offensive mechanics and has its own unique features. These include the presence of heroes with skills that can affect the course of the battle. Otherwise, we also fight in teams and buy weapons at the beginning of the round.
Path of Exile is a multiplayer Action RPG. The project is completely free and only supports cosmetic microtransactions. It offers players a hurricane of isometric gameplay with a huge abundance of skills and pumping options. In addition to PvE content, there is PvP in various arenas.
Destiny 2 is an online shooter with a good storyline and third-person view, which is a continuation of the first part. The project pleases with the absence of Pay-to-Win elements, a choice of character classes, excellent graphics, and excellent gameplay. The game became free at the end of 2020, but you will have to purchase paid DLC to enjoy the current content.
Lost Ark is a free fantasy MMORPG for publishing news about which portal visitors constantly scold the mmo13 editors. The game offers pleasant isometric gameplay, lots of PvE content, and excellent PvP. A huge disadvantage is the presence of Pay-to-Win elements in the project.
War Thunder is a multiplayer military action game where players can fight on land, air, and water. In 2020, there were many big updates, including the graphics component, which allowed the game to break its own record for the number of simultaneous Steam players.
Blade and Soul is another free-to-play fantasy MMORPG that is likely to receive its much-anticipated graphics update in 2021.
EVE Online is a sandbox space MMO with wars that any multiplayer game will envy. The project became free in November 2016, but many functions with such a game are severely limited. Unlocking them requires purchasing a subscription.
KurtzPel is a colorful anime-style action game that invites you to plunge into PvP using different weapons and combos. The game also features PvE content, such for instance dungeons.
Neverwinter is an enjoyable fantasy MMORPG with a nontarget combat system. The project has all the functions of the genre and is regularly updated with content to expand the plot, gameplay capabilities, and so on.