Great computer games for free

By Josh Alfrey

Some of the greatest computer games you can play today won’t cost you a dime thanks to the very popular free-to-play model. The free-to-play model is unlike pay-to-play or subscription-based games because they are free-to-play games. No matter what your poison is in the world of computer gaming, there is a title out there waiting to be played, and it’s asking for no money at all. Even if you are looking for massively multiplayer gameplay in the form of battle arenas, roleplaying games or first-person shooters, there is a free game out there that fits your game craving.

Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG):

“Star Wars: The Old Republic”

Developer: BioWare

The continuation of the “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” universe has carried on in an MMORPG medium. In this game, you create your own character in the Star Wars galaxy and live your own adventures as a Jedi, Sith, smuggler or any hero or villain in a variety of classes. Play through quests on your own or work with other players to accomplish dangerous feats all over the galaxy from Tython to Korriban.

Massively Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter (MMOFPS):

“Tribes: Ascend”

Developer: Hi-Rez Studios

If roleplaying isn’t what you look for in a game, maybe a fast-paced science fiction shooter is more up your alley. In “Tribes: Ascend” players pick their class–soldier, pathfinder or juggernaut–and enter a high-speed skill-based shooter. Game modes to choose from include arena matches, team death matches, capture the flag and some others. If you’re a competitive gamer looking for a challenge, don’t be afraid to download “Tribes: Ascend.”

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA):

“League of Legends”

Developer: Riot Games

The most played video game in the world is “League of Legends,” a competitive game based on teamwork and mechanics. Five players are placed in the Fields of Justice with their selected champions, three lanes, a jungle, a base (or nexus) and five other players. Both teams battle each other and the environment’s minions and towers to get stronger and to destroy their enemy’s base.

Gamers can play through casual games or competitive ranked games. Then players can save up influence points from matches to unlock more champions. Careful strategy and teamwork are the best ways to survive the Fields of Justice in “League of Legends.”