Game prices are getting higher, and many studios do not deliver what they initially promise. So, it can be hard to decide if a certain game is worth the money and commitment. And picking a game to play with friends is even harder as everyone must agree to buy it. Fortunately, free-to-play games come to the rescue. Game Karma presents the best free games of 2022 to play alone and with friends.
Destiny 2 (PC, Playstation, Xbox)
Originally, it was a full-price game, but after Bungie parted ways with Activision, they made it free. And it’s still one of the best free-to-play games on the market. With its cutting-edge shooting, lots of powerful guns, and stunning worlds to explore, Destiny 2 will bring you hundreds of hours of pure joy. Complete the story campaign, go on raids, and have fun in Crucible PvP battles. For the best experience, bring friends with you.
Neverwinter (PC, PlayStation, Xbox)
If you are looking for a new RPG and are a fan of D&D, you should take a look at Neverwinter. The game offers 10 PvE campaigns and a PvP mode. Tabletop lovers will enjoy the dice role model, which is the basis of the combat system. And those who love making their own campaigns can take advantage of The Foundry, which is an in-game creation tool for making new quests in existing areas or even creating whole new worlds.
Fortnite (PC, Playstation, Xbox, Switch, Android)
Some players might not like it, but you can’t write about free-to-play games without mentioning Fortnite. The game has from three to eight million active players daily and has made its creators one of the top players in the video game industry. It’s a classic battle royal, where players need to loot, survive, and be the last man standing. The key feature that differentiates Fortnite from other battle royals is building. Players can build themselves a shelter, a vantage point, or ambush other players.
Genshin Impact (PC, PlayStation, iOS, Android)
The game took a lot from Breath of the Wild but introduced its own mechanics and hundreds of hours of absolutely free-action RPG adventures. The game offers 23 playable characters and a vast open world worthy to dive into. There are microtransactions that allow for faster progression, but it’s possible to enjoy the game without them. Grinding is also absolutely unnecessary.
World of Tanks (PC)
Take part in a massive offensive with WW2-era tanks in this famous and loved game, which spawned two successful spin-offs. To win the battle, you’ll need to use tactics, flank enemy squads, and cleverly use the strong suits of your war machine. The game features five classes of vehicles with numerous historical tanks used by American, British, German, French, Chinese, and the Soviet Union armies. The tanks themselves are customizable as well, including visual customization to give them your personal style.
Path of Exile (PC, PlayStation, Xbox)
Path of Exile is a great successor to Diablo, which offers to take on dungeons and villages playing one of the seven classes of characters. Its main feature is that the world you play is randomly generated, so each walkthrough will not be like the previous one.