If it isn’t obvious already, video games aren’t exactly cheap. With blockbuster titles slowly increasing to $70, that barrier to entry is one that people may struggle to afford. Fortunately, some games are available to own for the low price of nothing. There are plenty of great free-to-play games out there, creating worlds that get you instantly hooked and keep you entertained for hours before you’re ready to consider spending a few dollars on a season pass or a flashy outfit for your avatar.
As for which free-to-play games are the best on the market when you’ve just acquired a fancy PlayStation 5 console? Tastes may differ, but the 10 examples below are worth considering if you’re looking for some fun without breaking the bank.
In a market with a surplus of battle royale games, Apex Legends stands out as one of the best in the genre. Developer Respawn Entertainment’s formula for success has been simple, as the studio translated its talent for satisfying shooter gunplay to a sandbox of lightning-fast action, a varied roster of characters to play with, and an emphasis on quality over quantity when it comes to content updates.