The 51 Best Free Games on Steam in 2022

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Everyone loves free stuff and games are no exception. With the evolution of the internet, it has become easier for some game creators to offer free games, using payment modes such as microtransactions, purchase of cosmetic elements and/or ways to customize the game.

Check out our list and discover the best free games waiting for you on the Steam store. We try to choose games of different styles where skill is the most important, not games where you can gain a competitive advantage using real money.



1. Lost Ark

One of the most anticipated games of 2022, Lost Ark is the perfect option for those looking for a complete RPGMMO. The mechanics are very similar to Diablo and Path of Exile, having classes with their own characteristics and evolution possibilities.

Start by choosing your class, which can be Warrior, Marksman, Mage, Assassin and Martial Fighter, each with their own qualities. Evolve in Story Mode or explore a massive universe of Arkésia with players from all over the world. There are dungeons, items, treasures to find and incredible battles to win.

  • Discover Lost Ark on Steam

2. PUBG: Battlegrounds

Now the classic shooter battle royale is on track. PUBG was one of the games that stood out among the games of the genre and is still relevant today in terms of gameplay and mechanics. Discover new maps and a brand new arsenal of weapons!

Playing solo or forming a squad, parachute into a strategic place to get all the loot possible. Get the best arsenal of weapons, play with strategy and guarantee a good victory. Stay tuned for special events and timed game modes, they're great for gaining experience and having even more fun.



  • Discover PUBG: Battlegrounds on Steam

3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

As a great tribute to 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh!, this version of the classic competitive card game is here to stay. It has the biggest base of cards, amazing mechanics and challenges to complete.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a cross-platform game, so you can play solo, with your friends and with people from all over the world on PC, mobile or consoles. Collect rare cards and create unbeatable decks to establish yourself as the greatest duelist of all time.

  • Discover Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on Steam

4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, also known simply as CS:GO, is one of the best shooters of all time. With every match you get more tense, especially when you're last on your team. Whether planting or defusing a bomb, rescuing hostages or eliminating enemies with every weapon in the game, it's impossible to get bored!

CS:GO has a good set of weapons, each with their own behavior and damage. Being silent is an important factor, as it is better to move silently than to reveal your position as you run. Overall the free version is good, although the downside is that you can't play against whoever bought the game. That doesn't mean it's not a bad option!

  • Discover CS:GO on Steam

5. Dota 2

Constantly evolving, with a huge community spread all over the world, Dota 2 is a difficult game to define. Here it is necessary to think strategically, and also to fit in with your team and, at the same time, develop your characters' skills and equipment throughout the matches and even outside of them.



Dota 2 is extremely rich in details and difficult to master quickly, but it is a highly competitive, fluid and strategic game.

  • Discover Dota 2 on Steam

6.Path of Exile

Inspired by the famous action RPG Diablo, many gamers say that Path Of Exile is what Diablo 3 should have been. And, in fact, the game is quite involving, posing different challenges even to the most experienced players.

Creators are always releasing new bosses to slaughter, magical powers to learn, or mystical weapons to find. Your character starts out as a nobody and gradually needs to survive, learn to improve skills and master weapons and spells that don't depend on your character's class. This is where Path of Exile shines the most: with a talent tree that seems infinite, there can be characters of the same class that are completely different in the skills and weapons they use.

  • Discover Path of Exile on Steam

7. Paladins

Choose an elf, a goblin, a sorceress or another mystical race and enter the battle. In this highly competitive FPS (First Person Shooter) where you can use original weapons and devastating magic, each player can develop their character as they prefer. In addition to the abilities of each of these champions, you can use the Deck system, with different cards, increasing certain attributes to further improve their powers.

  • Discover Paladins on Steam

8. Brawlhalla


Legendary warriors from around the world have come together in a massive tournament to find out who is the best. In addition to punching, kicking and flying, here it is allowed to use swords, axes, spears and even more futuristic weapons such as bombs and various traps. There are really cool team and solo modes, where you can face players from all over the world in very extreme fights in a 2D environment inspired by the classic Super Smash Bros.


  • Discover Brawlhalla on Steam

9. Splitgate

Splitgate is a true mix of Halo, Quake and Unreal with Portal 2. In addition to all the characteristics of an adrenaline-filled, action-packed FPS, the game adds a very good strategy aspect with the addition of portals that you can open in the middle of matches to move around or even attack directly inaccessible points. Undoubtedly a very original game with great competitive potential.

  • Discover Splitgate on Steam

10. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a huge game, and it was great to have it for free on Steam. If you like shooter, good stories, great graphics and cooperative and competitive games, you should play it right away! In it you choose one of three classes and embark on a long journey, full of dangers and mysteries to be solved.

Although you can play it entirely by yourself, the multiplayer component is a lot of fun! Invest time in developing your character, completing quests, and getting the best gear possible. The gameplay doesn't even feel like a free game, it's so tuned!

  • Discover Destiny 2 on Steam

11. Smile

The mix of different mythologies with the MOBA genre worked very well in Smite. It is a great game, being side by side with Dota 2 and League of Legends, with its more than 100 gods. Not only does it have the classic way of destroying the enemy base, but it also has others like the Arena, in which we fight non-stop against enemy gods.

Another detail that attracts many players is the control of characters. Instead of a top view, we move the character in third person, controlling the camera around her. For that reason, it also feels like an action RPG. If you don't like clicking on the entire map, Smite is an excellent option!

  • Discover Smite on Steam

12.Warframe

Intense, with beautiful graphics and full of action, loot and fights, Warframe is a fantastic game. As a warrior, your objective is to gradually develop your armor or exo-skeleton, called Warframe, by farming different resources. For that, you have to do dozens of different missions and defeat enemies in insane battles while using moves that would make a ninja jealous. Everything happens on different planets, alone or with friends.

Warframe is a massive game that takes some time to master and even more time to level up your character, weapons and skills. But it's so worth it.

  • Discover Warframe on Steam

13. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

Just for one player, this ultra light game mixes RPG and strategy elements in an idle or incremental game mechanics. Idle games need minimal interaction between the player and the objective, which makes this type of game very addictive.

In Champions of the Forgotten Realms you create a real army and take it on dozens of adventures, improving and modifying your characters' looks and abilities. The formation of your band of heroes is very important, so it is essential to think strategically.

  • Descubra Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms na Steam

14. Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress is an FPS to be played in teams and that mixes some RPG elements, mainly the class system. In it, each team can be composed of attack, defense and support characters and players need to work in sync.

Team Fortress has nice cartoon-style graphics that create a charismatic atmosphere for the game. In addition, there are several modes to be played, each with a different objective.

  • Discover Team Fortress 2 on Steam

15. Unturned

Don't be fooled by Minecraft-style graphics. In this survival game, the objective is to overcome a real horde of zombies using weapons and a lot of intelligence, managing many different resources, planting, fishing and facing natural hazards.

You can play cooperatively with other players or treat everyone as an enemy in battle royale mode. A real challenge with cubic graphics.

  • Discover Unturned on Steam

16. Muck

Try to survive in this forest! Your mission is to find resources, build objects and prepare for whatever comes your way. With Minecraft-inspired crafting mechanics, collect resources to build whatever it takes to survive.

Experience multiplayer with your friends and engage in PvP battles, working as a team to collect resources, build weapons and mount defenses. Danger can come from where you least expect it!

  • Discover Muck on Steam

17. Shop Titans

Do you have what it takes to be the best merchant in the kingdom? Prepare your store by choosing the right products and selling in the ideal way. As you grow, you will be able to buy new opportunities to obtain resources and create even more valuable products!

Your market will grow a lot. Get a visit from iconic personalities from the kingdom and exchange some favors. Don't forget to bargain well so you don't lose the profit! In the end, will the king himself be one of your main customers?

  • Descubra Shop Titans on Steam

18. Cell to Singularity

Go back to the origins of everything with this super interesting clicker style game. Click non-stop to gather entropy and exchange for new materials - carbon, amino acids, DNA and more. You will have the opportunity to make the necessary upgrades to create a complete solar system!

More than the planets, closely follow the evolution of living beings on earth. As you unlock new features, others will become available and evolution will take place in front of your very eyes. It is an interesting, informative and very addictive game!

  • Descubra Cell to Singularity na Steam

19. Realm Grinder

Grow your kingdom in an idle game with dozens of possibilities and options. Start with a small farm and end up with a really nice castle with a lot of accumulated wealth. There are dozens of different options, secrets to discover, alliances with neighboring kingdoms to make, and artifacts to find.

  • Discover Realm Grinder on Steam

20. No More Room in Hell

Do you think you can survive a zombie invasion? The world is infested with zombies and the chances of surviving are close to zero… if it weren't for you and your squad. The approach of the game is very interesting and realistic. You can contact your partners by voice or text, but the further away from each other, the worse the connection gets!

One bite is enough for you to contaminate yourself! Bullets, weapons and protective accessories are varied but extremely scarce. So be very careful before going out there spending. Work as a team to create the best strategy, complete missions and beat the zombies - at least for a few moments.

  • Descubra No More Room in Hell na Steam

21. Crossout

In a post-apocalyptic world, how would you survive? If the answer was through powerful and destructive machines, you're ready to face the world of Crossout. A terrible virus has taken over the Earth and there are few humans left to tell the story. Now, they must create their own monster cars equipped with weapons and explosives to survive.

With a curious crafting system inspired by Minecraft, Crossout throws you into insane battles on two wheels. Create your own tank and tune it as you wish. Your PvP battles will be epic!

  • Discover Crossout on Steam

22. Trove

A fun adventure MMO, Trove – Geode is different from the usual in this game genre. The maps are completely destructible and the community is always creating more. There are many different locations to explore like dungeons and castles and different player classes. There is also the possibility to create everything from houses to weapons while getting into insane fights, using mount animals and doing dozens of other activities. If you like RPGs with hundreds of details, you won't be disappointed.

  • Discover Trove on Steam

23. DCS World: Steam Edition

Fly super realistic military planes! DCS World: Steam Edition offers the full flight experience of military planes, jets and helicopters. The free version comes with two quests for you to complete in the Black Sea and the Mariana Islands.

Train your flying and attack skills by piloting the best war fighters in the world!

  • Descubra DCS World: Steam Edition na Steam

24. TrackMania Nations Forever

Warm up your engines and get ready to race at unimaginable speeds! TrackMania Nations Forever offers many tracks, cars and a fascinating career mode. Win competitive races with hairpin turns, loops and even hair-raising stunts.

Also try the possibility to create your own race tracks and car customization. It's a free game where (almost) anything is possible. Let your imagination run wild and let the tire sing!

  • Discover TrackMania Nations Forever on Steam

25. World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz is a 7v7 multiplayer game where the team that destroys the opponent wins. Sounds simple, but the game contains much more than just PvP games. There are hundreds of tanks to choose from, belonging to different factions. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so be careful when choosing!

There are more than 20 combat scenarios, which enrich the experience. Maps have different elements, in different locations, so exploration is an important point. The game allows for combat tactics that can be more or less effective depending on the players' coordination and their skill with their tank.

  • Discover World of Tanks Blitz on Steam

26. Realm Royale

Realm Royale is, as the name suggests, a Battle Royale, but it has its own characteristics. In addition to using everything in your power to survive and be the last player standing, you can collect and use skills. With them you can create shields, jump more or move faster.

And that's not all! Realm Royale includes the so-called Forge, with which you can craft better objects and obtain powerful runes. All this gives a different flavor to the genre, making it more dynamic.

  • Discover Realm Royale on Steam

27. Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic serves as a sequel to The Knights of The Old Republic 1 and 2. As with the previous games, you can follow different paths, according to your choices. Be a Jedi or a member of the Sith, choose your class and be part of a team that will explore this online RPG by carrying out dozens of missions inspired by the universe of George Lucas.

  • Descubra Star Wars: The Old Republic na Steam

28.War Thunder

War Thunder simulates battles between tanks, planes and ships, being set in World War II and also in the Cold War. You can choose from 8 nations, including Germany, the United States and even China. The most fun part of the game, although more difficult to play, is the realistic mode, recommended only for very experienced players.

  • Descubra War Thunder on Steam

29.Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II follows the form of other strategy games such as Europa Universalis and even Civilization. Coordinate an entire dynasty and grow it across the world. At your disposal you have several tools, being able to go to war or use diplomacy, marriages and other agreements. The game features many famous historical personalities in Europe, which is pretty cool for anyone who likes to study human history.

  • Discover Crusader Kings II on Steam

30. Jelly Brawl: Classic

Give Jelly Brawl a try as the game is a lot of fun. Choose your jam and head to an online battleground against other players. Be the last one alive and you are the champion of the match. Attack enemies as best you can and use the scenarios to your advantage as they often have deadly traps!

  • Descubra Jelly Brawl: Classic na Steam

31 Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter is a classic of free games. This Fallout spinoff puts you in charge of a nuclear bunker. You start off with half a dozen villagers in your vault, who will help you expand it, fighting invaders and all the other problems that may arise. An easy and very fun simulator to play offline!

  • Discover Fallout Shelter on Steam

32. Albion Online

Albion Online brings elements of Diablo and LoL, having an intense gameplay, in which players must face each other in a wide open world. Creating cities and conquering enemy territories is important, so collecting resources is part of your tasks. The game has a very fun survival footprint, with the creation of guilds to face demons and teams of other players.

  • Descubra Albion Online on Steam

33. Aim Lab

Aim Lab is what the name suggests: a training ground for FPS. You will train shooting and aiming with the most diverse weapons, in the most diverse situations. It is an important "game" for those who like shooters, as it allows you to improve your skills in this type of game.

  • Discover Aim Lab on Steam

34. SCP: Secret Laboratory

In SCP you will face monsters and paranormal entities that are putting the world in danger. Or it could be these creatures and it could try to bring chaos to the planet. There are different roles you can take on in this shooter, which also serves as a great horror game.

  • Discover Secret Laboratory on Steam

35. First Snow

First Snow is a visual novel, a textual game, with a very deep narrative. It focuses on a teenager who moved to live alone and study in college. Deal with all the problems and discoveries of Allison's new life and make your choices in this game that is almost a work of art.

  • Descubra First Snow na Steam

36. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Gwent is always on our lists because the game is really good! If you're a fan of The Witcher, you need to play this Hearthstone and Magic card game, with beloved characters from the Witcher franchise Geralt of Rivia. Choose your faction, build your deck and face other players online or complete missions in solo mode.

  • Descubra Gwent: The Witcher Card Game na Steam

37.EVE Online

EVE Online is one of the best games for those who love space battles. The gameplay is non-linear, so the focus is really on exploration. Encounter entire planter systems, with moons, stars, and enemies to contend with. Mine, be a pirate, choose a profession and trade in this game that many consider infinite, due to the size of the possibilities.

  • Discover EVE Online on Steam

38. BLEACH: Brave Souls

BLEACH: Brave Souls is a Kingdom Hearts-style action-adventure game. You can play it solo or with up to 3 other players in co-op mode. You have all of Bleach's iconic moves, and the special moves have the original Japanese dub from the anime! It's perfect for the big fans of the cartoon!

  • Discover BLEACH: Brave Souls on Steam

39. RISK: Global Dominance

RISK is the same WAR game that exists in our country. The PC version is entirely online and pits you against other players for world domination. Choose the places you will control and don't lose them to your opponents. Fight with everything to expand your domains and be the supreme commander of the planet.

  • Descubra RISK: Global Domination on Steam

40. Never-winter

Neverwinter is one of the best options for those who want an online RPG. The game is huge and you can beat it completely without paying a penny. It is 100% inspired by Diablo, both visually and in concept, bringing battles that require training and strategy. Character evolution is wide and allows you to have a unique avatar.

  • Descubra Neverwinter na Steam

41.Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online is an old MMORPG, but it's still very good. It's made for fans of the series and movies, but it's also meant to be played by those who aren't. The space battles are fantastic, and the character evolution system is very broad and varied. Be a captain of excellence and command your crew towards success!

  • Descubra Star Trek Online after Steam

42. Moonbase Alpha

Anyone who loves space travel needs to try Moonbase Alpha right now! You take on the role of an astronaut on a mission to explore the hidden face of the Moon. With solo and co-op game modes for up to 6 players, explore the mission and try to survive in this super interesting challenge.

Ready to take a small step for man and a big step for humanity? Take control of this space mission and help humanity to know the hidden face of the Moon!

  • Discover Moonbase Alpha on Steam

43. Fishing Planet

What a good life. Relax and catch the best fish in this amazing fishing simulator, created by fishermen for fishermen. The dynamics are very realistic and even experienced fishermen will feel challenged in this game. Choose the best lakes, buy poles and remember to carry all your gear.

There are hundreds of fish available to catch and collect, spread across various lakes and rivers around the world. Relax, be quiet and see how many fish you can catch! It's just not worth telling a fisherman's story...

  • Descubra Fishing Planet on Steam

44. AdVenture Capitalist

AdVenture Capitalist is a humorous critique of capitalism and money. You will build an empire starting from just one lemon tent. As you progress, you buy new businesses, until you reach a billionaire fortune and have access to businesses outside Earth, on the Moon!

  • Discover AdVenture Capitalist on Steam

45. Doki Doki Literature Club

If you like Visual Novels, Doki Doki Literature Club is very good. It may seem like a cute and simple game, but deep down it's a great psychological horror game. It's worth it for the surprising ending and for being quick to beat, as it has no more than 6 hours of gameplay.

  • Descubra Doki Doki na Steam

46. Shadowverse CCG

Shadowverse is quite famous in Japan. In the West it is compared to Hearthstone, but it is much more than that. It has a well-built narrative, card evolution system and more than a dozen expansions. The game is huge, holding you for months in an attempt to have the best deck in the game.

  • Discover Shadowverse CCG on Steam

47. Dota Underlords

With the boom of the Autochess genre, games like Dota Underlords have achieved good popularity. Each player must obtain pieces with the money obtained in the game and place them on the board. Their position is important, but even more important is knowing the alliances to which they belong. Having multiple pieces from the same alliance will provide extra benefits!

Dota Underlords is a seemingly simple game, but with many nuances that require mastery. You will fight with 7 other players, and only one will be able to stand! You have a few seconds to prepare your board each round, investigate your opponents and hone your strategy.

  • Discover Dota Underlords on Steam

48. Island Saver

The island needs your help! The entire island is full of plastic and rubbish, scattered in different shapes and places. That's why Island Saver is the ideal game for those who want something very peaceful and educational.

Use your equipment to collect all the garbage and save the environment. The problem is that during this work you will have the company of monsters that just want to get in the way! Protect the island by interacting with your tools to clean the island. Collect water, collect fruits and help the animals to complete the mission.

  • Discover Island Saver on Steam

49. Transformice

Get the cheese quickly! One of the classic MMO flash games has returned in a remastered version, with more features and fun levels. You step into the shoes of a little mouse who needs to get the cheese and get back home without getting hurt. Who will help everyone in this mission is the Shaman, the mouse leader of each level.

Climb walls, run and dodge bombs. There are hundreds of unique stages and unusual challenges for you to try. Fun will be guaranteed!

  • Discover Transformice on Steam

50. Crab Game

Inspired by the famous Korean series Squid Game (in our country, Round 6), Crab Game has a sequence of unusual and exaggerated challenges to complete in a group of real players. Playing with your microphone on, the stages get more fun!

Try French Fries, Glass Bridge, Beehive Candy and more! There are even different games in the series, even more fun and original. It is an excellent free option to play with friends.

  • Discover Crab Game on Steam

51. REC Room

The Metaverse has arrived. Experience a digital universe using a virtual reality headset or simply downloading it to your PC. In REC Room, you bring your own avatar to life and are free to explore as many thousands of rooms as you like - all with people from all over the world.

More than a game, REC Room is a dynamic social platform with endless possibilities. There are rooms to play paintball, stealth, board, battle royale and even fun board games. If you get tired, you can relax by having an ice cream on the beach or enjoying a party with your friends. You're the boss!

  • Discover REC Room on Steam

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