The gaming market is filled with free-to-play titles ready for us to enjoy with our online friends. From battle royales like Fortnite or Warzone to MOBA’s like League Of Legends – the choices of what to play are almost endless! But what if you don’t always want that? Some alone time is nice, and there are plenty of games out there that you can play offline in either a solo experience or against AI’s which you have selected the difficulty levels.
Today, we’re going to look at some of the best offline games available on PC for FREE!!
Best Free Offline Games for PC
- Asphalt 9: Legends
- Forza 6: Apex
- Overkill 3
- Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops
- Angry Birds 2
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Candy Crush Saga
- Microsoft Treasure Hunt
- Bubble Witch 3 Saga
- Fallout Shelter
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends is a racing game by Gamesloft and the 9th installment to this franchise. When released on July 26th 2018, this title managed to reach 4 million downloads in its first week across all platforms and over a year later, released a port for nintendo switch.
In Asphalt 9 you’ll find race against 7 opponents in multiple street maps. You will be forced to make sharp turns and even avoid traffic as you race to the finish line. As you progress through the career mode, you can even unlock new cars and apply a selection of customizations to make the vehicles feel personal to you. As of November 2020, there are actually over 100 cars for you to potentially unlock. Asphalt 9 is available directly from the Microsoft Store.
Forza 6: Apex
Forza 6: Apex is a motorsport style racing game. Developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft studios – Forza 6: Apex was released September 6th 2016 as a free-to-play version of Forza 6, available only on the Microsoft Store. It’s visually stunning and offers a lot of gameplay for a free title.
In Forza 6: Apex, you will have the opportunity to drive over 60 cars – cleverly engineered to drive the same way as their real life counterparts, each car will feel completely different to the last. There are also 6 tracks, based on world famous tracks, to compete on. It’s not all smooth sailing though as Apex offers adaptive weather conditions such as rain and even night racing for a little more of a challenging experience.
Overkill 3 is a third person shooter brought to us by Game Troopers and released February 26h 2015. Despite being over 5 years old, Overkill 3 has a great campaign storyline, immersive cutscenes and fantastic graphics even by today’s standards! You can download Overkill 3 directly from the Microsoft Store.
In Overkill 3, you will find yourself in an immersive futuristic world run by the oppressing Fanction. Everyone must follow and obey the Faction, or meet certain death. Fight your way through this poverty stricken, apocalyptic world and take down the faction! It’s a lot of fun, possibly the best free-to-play story driven game available for free.
Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops
Another great title by Game Troopers, Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops is a top-down squad-based multidirectional shooter. It was released July 10th 2015 and is available on Steam for a price of $6, or FREE on the Microsoft Store.
In Tiny Troopers 2, you will progress through special ops missions with your team of troops. You’ll have the opportunity to drive tanks and use some overpowered weapons such as rocket launchers. My favourite part of this game is the zombie survival style gamemode in which you will take on waves and waves of zombies and see how long you can survive.
Angry Birds 2
We’ve all heard of Angry Birds. Well… most of us! Angry Birds 2 is a really fun free-to-play game brought to us by Rovio Entertainment. Following the success of Angry Birds, the sequel was released on PC August 15th 2019. The mechanics are simple; launch a bird from a slingshot and knock the pigs off their platforms.
In Angry Birds 2, you’ll have even more birds to choose from and interesting mechanics like a leveling system used to level up your birds and potentially beat your high scores on previous levels. I will say, it is very addicting… and available from the Microsoft Store.
Counter-Strike Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or CS:GO as commonly referred to, is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. It was originally released on August 21st, 2012 as a strictly online title, which cost $14.99. However, in August 2018 an offline mode was introduced allowing players to fight against bots. In December 2018, CS:GO transitioned into a fully free-to-play title and remains as such on Steam.
In CS:GO, you will find yourself battling in squad, referred to as counter terrorists, against terrorists. You must complete objectives such as; diffusing and planting bombs, or even protecting hostages. Though CS:GO is a much better experience online, the offline features offer a similar experience and a tone of enjoyment in a less competitive situation.
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga is a match-three puzzle game. It was released on April 12th, 2012 by King for Facebook. After the success that followed the title, it was released on iOS, Android, and Windows making the game fully functional offline and available to download for free on PC on the Microsoft Store.
In Candy Crush Saga, you have to match 3 or more of the same candy pieces in a row to collect points and meet targets of each level. Sounds simple right? It is. But don’t be fooled, it’s much more addicting than it sounds. As you progress you will find obstacles will be added to make it a little harder to match the candy.
Microsoft Treasure Hunt
Minecraft Treasure Hunt is a free logic puzzle game brought to us by Xbox Game Studios. It was released on April 24th, 2014 for the Microsoft Store as a kind of variant to Minesweeper.
Like Minesweeper, in Microsoft Treasure Hunt you will be tasked with uncovering spaces on the grid and avoiding mines as you go. However, not only danger lurks beneath the rocks! In Treasure hunt, you will uncover gems and other treasures like tools, weapons and even bonus levels filled with lots of loot. Be sure to check this one out. As an adaptation of the classic Minesweeper… it really is a blast!
Bubble Witch 3 Saga
Another match-three title to the list, developed by the same makers of Candy Crush, is Bubble Witch 3 Saga. This title was released on January 31st, 2017, and is available across iOS, Android, and Windows from the Microsoft Store.
Bubble Witch 3 Saga is a match-three bubble shooter that follows a storyline. The story follows Stella The Witch, as she tries to defeat the adorable villain, Wilbur. Wilbur is a hamster by the way! This game is every bit as ridiculous as it sounds, but it really is a ton of fun to play for hours on end.
Fallout Shelter is a simulation game developed and published by Bethesda. Released originally June 14th, 2015 as an iOS game, it wasn’t until July 2016 that PC players got their port. Fallout Shelter might be a little different from what you expect from an addition to the Fallout series, but it’s definitely as good in a different way. You can get your copy from Steam.
In Fallout Shelter, you build and manage your very own vault as an overseer. You will be tasked with directing dwellers to build and gather resources to improve and reinforce your vaults. Make sure your dwellers are happy and healthy by meeting their needs such as; power, food, and water. Once you get past the unique graphics of this addition to the Fallout series, you’re sure to enjoy playing this one.