We’ve added a few new entries to our selection of the best free PC games for 2021, and you’ll find them all at the top of this (unordered) list. But don’t worry, you’ll still find plenty of older free games that are worth just as much of your time as they new-uns.
Our picks below include both free and free-to-play games. Anything with a mandatory cost is excluded, as are mods or anything dependent on another purchase. The result is a list of games that run the gamut, from ARPGs to management, 2D platformers to co-op first-person shooters.
If you’d prefer to consume a version of this list via the magic of moving pictures, you can do so with this handy video we’ve put together: