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Steam platform is a paradise for computers gamers around the world. It is a largest digital game distribution platform where you can choose from several games to install and play.

The best part about the steam client is that it offers community features like chat functionality and in-game voice where you can connect to other gamers, build your own community and even broadcast your gameplay.

In addition, it automatically updates all the installed games in your Steam account.

Steam also offers a vast collection of free games in the Free-to-play section. You can enjoy these free steam games without spending any money.

Now, Steam has a massive free games library, so in this article, we have shortlisted some of the best free steam games to play in 2018. Let’s check them out.

1. Paladins


Paladins is a Hero Shooter character based game and it’s completely free to play on steam. This game creates characters named as Champions. These champions belong to any of the following four categories-

  • Frontline fighter
  • The damage dealer
  • Support hero
  • Flanking character

Players can use the unique card system Load-outs that allows you to adjust your character’s health, movements speeds or cool ability downs. Players can use voice chat or VGC to communicate to make it strategic gameplay.

2. DOTA 2


DOTA 2 is an exclusive steam game and one of the best Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. The game has two teams of five players each having the main character as the Hero.

Each team aims to destroy the rival squad. Based on the gameplay, the individual players get experience points and battle items to their favorite heroes.

These high quality features in DOTA ( Defense of the Ancient) 2 makes it the best free steam game. DOTA 2 is a widely played game on Steam and it has a huge fan group.

3. Unturned


Unturned is a Roblox-esque graphical style survival game. The basic concept of this game is zombie survival. The game has various levels, getting more and more difficult with each level. The players have to fight against the zombies and have to collect weapons and supplies to survive.

Unturned has a multiplayer mode, where you can play and survive with a friend or you can switch to the last man standing mode to compete for weapons.

4. Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

The Team Fortress 2 is a very famous team-based shooter steam game.  Although the game formula has enhanced over the few years, the classic design is still grand, and the character designs are as innovative as they can be.

There are two teams consisting of nine players each, and there are three roles of “Offense,” “Defense.” “Support,” each having its perks and disadvantages. The gameplay becomes very interesting and engaging and gets much support from its players.

5. War Thunder

War Thunder

War Thunder is MMO combat game dedicated to World War 2, developed by Russian Gaijin Entertainment game studio. War Thunder offers you to play realistic 3D battles with your favorite war vehicle. It also has the unlocking options for tanks and aircraft.

The arcade-style match has two teams with up to 16 players each.

The creators provide high stimulation style, ammo usage and also, updates the game very often to fulfill your war-gaming desire.

6. Path of Exile

Path of Exile

The Path of Exile game is a free-to-play online action RPG. In this game, your motto is to search for underground caves and dungeons and also, smack and battle the monsters that hurdle your way.

You can also interact and play with other players and also choose any map to explore to gain experience points and types of equipment.

7. Empires Mod

Empires Mod

Empires Mod is another first-person shooter game with the elements of real-time strategy. You have to select between two terms named “Empires” to play the game from different ends on the map. The only aim is to defeat and capture the other empire base.

This free multi-player steam game has a huge fan base as it is exciting to play online with your friends and turn it into strategic gameplay.

8. Zombie defense

Zombie defense

The Zombie Defense is a free-to-play steam game developed by the Valve Corporation. This game has massive popularity due to its amazing graphics and classic gameplay features.

In this game, you have to kill the Zombies that are coming in waves continuously, along with your team players.

You need virtual money to recruit the players to shoot the zombies, and to get the virtual money, you have to survive and battle the waves of zombies. To gain the most experience points, you have to get the recruiters in the yellow ring.

9. Awesomenauts


Awesomenauts is another free steam MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game, deriving graphics from the very famous Capture-the-flag cartoon. You get to select from a variety of unlocked characters to play, and also your opponents are other significant online players.

Awesomenauts is also very popular amongst gamers as it also allows you to play in offline mode with three players in local split-screen mode, allowing you to upgrade your characters and weapons.

10. Adventure Capitalist

Adventure Capitalist

Hyper Hippo Productions released adventure Capitalist on August 10, 2016. It is a video game of entrepreneurship, where you start off as a lemon seller to generate revenue. It is an endless game, where you have to keep growing your business and invest funds in some products.

There are three different areas: the Earth, Moon and Mars. When you reach up to 1 trillion dollars on earth, you can start investing in a new area.

11. Onraid


Onraid is a Pragmatix Ltd. publication and is a new game in the market with distinctive features. It is a challenging 2D shooter game which allows you to create your play style to destroy your enemies with a fabulous combat mechanism.

The game has single-player, offline and online multi-player features. This game has hit the market by supporting seven different languages.

12. Robocraft


Robocraft is a free-to-play action game with fully customizable robot battle features. You can create your vehicle to battle against another player who makes their battle vehicles.

In every match, the damage done to your vehicle should repair with points. To win these points, you have to play and defeat the other player.  This game is built mainly for PC Gamers.

These above games are some of our favorite picks! Let us know which of the above-listed game is the best entertainment for you in the comments section below.

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