The 17 Best Free FPS Games for PC

Free FPS Games
The best free first person shooter games

Looking for free FPS games? The best ones are on this list

On a tight budget and don't have money to buy a pay to play FPS game? Then you have to check out this list of free FPS games.

The games on this list are high quality, fun, fast paced shooters. Check out the gameplay videos if you don't believe me.

If you're a fan of first person shooters, don't miss out on the free shooter games on this list.

1. Blacklight Retribution

Blacklight Retribution gameplay

The world of Retribution is set in the near future, about 50 years from now. The world has been ravaged by a deadly and contagious infection, and those who remain fight viciously over the resources. It features high-paced, adrenaline fuelled war zone in inner-city areas, which will test the perseverance of even a hardened FPS veteran. Weapons are powerful, characters are unique and cunning, and with their special abilities, there are innumerable ways in which people might acquire the advantage. Your goal: murder your foes and try not to die trying.

In a series of different arenas, you must endure deathmatch after deathmatch, using the environment as your cover and your allies as your only salvation. Make the most of the perks you have, they might be your only key to survival.

As you can see,  the game offers individual ‘heroes’ you can play as, with their own abilities which you can utilise to fit your playing style. Stealth, sniping, heavy and assault weaponry are all options for war.

Available on Steam for free, it’s definitely worth the measly 204mb download. Adrenaline-fuelled warring awaits.

The range of guns, visors and customisation is extensive, with a few being demonstrated here.

The graphics is not too bad i must say

2. Fistful of frags

Western-style shoot’em up on their quest for victory.

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Created by a team of modders, and based from the HalfLife II Engine, it initially it was an add-on to the timeless Half Life 2, but became its own stand-alone game more recently. It’s a western-style first-person shooter, with a vast variety of old-timey weapons at your disposal. The weapons include sawn-off shotguns; lever-action rifles, revolvers and an assortment of melee armaments.  Use these to your advantage in the various maps, which include tavern, trains and wastelands to destroy your foes.

Currently there are two games modes available- free for all or a team deathmatch. The objective is to kill the most people in each game, and die the least- pretty standard of course. However, it also includes a Notoriety system, which acts similarly to the kill-counter, but can sway the total points and who ultimately wins. Notoriety is accumulated by successful kills with particular weapons, such as throwing knives and hatchets.

Gameplay: 

A combination of excellent aiming, mastery of weaponry and timing will make you a pro at this game in no time, and you can climb to the top of the in-game scoreboard to prove yourself as the best damn cowboy in the Wild West.

Dynamite is a deadly ranged weapon that is being shown, and can be dropped as you die if you are ‘cooking’ it when you’re shot.

Duel-wielding weapons gives you far more firepower, but removes a lot of your ability to aim effectively.

3. No More Room In Hell

The hoard approaches

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead walk the Earth” This zombie-survival FPS is based from the Half-Life 2 engine, and is reminiscent in many ways of left Left4Dead series. As a band of survivors, it is your job to find a way to escape the endless dredge of zombies roaming the streets, to get to the emergency helicopter and meet up with the other survivors to relieve yourself of the nightmare-come-true.

Using co-operative teamwork of up to eight player; weapons, cunning and guile, making your way across maps littered with corpses of the undead might seem like an impossible task- but persevere, and survival shall reward you.

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Chainsaws, shotguns, knives and pistols- you use them all to construct your escape and emerge victorious. With the added feature of a semi-interactive environment, this fan-developed FPS is superior to most in its survival techniques. Use electricity to defend yourself from the mindless drones; use cars and generators to gain access to other areas of the map. Anything goes when there’s No More Room In Hell.

If you’re looking for a fun, teamwork-based survival game, then this is definitely the place to start.

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Flashlights illuminate the way through dark times, and will be a fundamental to rely on when traversing dangerous and dimly-lit terrain.

Face these demons head-on, combating regular, slow zombies and super-fast and much more dangerous. Careful not to get tangled up in the mess of rotting flesh and limbs.

4. Hawken

Pilot and his greatest ally- his trusted mechanoid, which he’ll use to survive the coming war.

Imagine a war. Imagine the fragility of soldiers. Tiredness, inefficiency and human error. Replace that with enormous mechanoids equipped with rockets, machine guns and grenades, and suddenly you’re left with Hawken. Team death-matches are fraught with death, and introducing rocket–happy giant mechanical tanks with legs only adds to the intensity.

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There are multiple different types of mechanoids, each with their own perks and weapon load outs. The three main splits of mechanoids are light, medium and heavy. The light mechanoids are much (unsurprisingly) lighter and smaller, and tend to rely on their speed and agility to outflank the others and survive. The medium-sized mechanoids are the all-rounders, and tend to be best at general combat, the balance between speed and attack power. The heavy mechanoids sacrifice all their manoeuvrability for straight up damage capacity and a heavy armour rating, and best for players who rely on sponging hundreds of bullets and littering the field with corpses.

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For those who need some robot-fighting filled with explosions, this FPS is a necessity.

The HUD displays a wealth of information pertaining to the objectives, enemies and friendlies, including health and location.

Hitting a moving target is difficult, so be prepared and stay one step ahead of your enemy at all times. Using the correct weapon will be key to dispatching foes.

5. Planetside 2

The planet Auraxis has long been fraught with death, conflict, violence and destruction. There are three factions who have their own reasons for being- Vanu Sovereignty, Terran republic and the New Conglomerate. Vanu are convinced that only by exploring technology and advancing it further can the human race evolve and become great. The Republic are the military presence, who are strict about law and order, and it’s no wonder that many oppose as they appear incredibly oppressive - despite many seeing them as the only salvation for Auraxis. Finally there’s the New Conglomerate. Made up of ex-military leaders, pirates and bandits, these are the few who absolutely repress authority and will fight vehemently against all forms of order.

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There are six basic classes for each faction- the Medic, light assault soldier, the engineer, the heavy assault, the infiltrator and MAX (mechanized assault exo-suite). Each class has its own special ability and capabilities, such as the Infiltrators ability to become invisible and snipe over a long distance; and the medic’s revival ability all add extra dynamics to the gameplay.

The games last over a span of days, with strategic positions being taken playing key roles in the success of each faction eventually.

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For a serious player, this is the game for you. Massive online battles with thousands of people. Fast-paced action. Victory.

Teamwork is the key to success, as you work with your squad in a variety of ways to destroy the opposition.

Combat relies on a variety of vehicles, and if they are taken out, it can play massively in your favour. Don’t forget to watch the skies.

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