In addition to many well-known paid games, there are also many free projects on the Steam online platform. These games are distributed according to the free-to-play model, which means these games have an in-game store with paid items, but even without them, the games are totally worth it.

These 10 best free Steam games sometimes even surpass their paid competitors:

1. Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is an online shooter that was released back in 2007 and still attracts a huge fan base. It features vivid and addictive battles, unlike hero classes, a flexible map editor, and cute cartoon graphics with minimal system requirements, thanks to which Team Fortress 2 runs even on old hardware.

2. Warframe

Warframe is often called a clone of Destiny, and the developers do not deny it and continue to make the highest quality free game.

3. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 recently also became free-to-play. There are many restrictions for a free game, but this is quite enough to understand whether you need to pay further and come here for a long time.

4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which was released in 2012, replaced CS 1.6 for many gamers. Also, the online shooter only recently became free-to-play.

5. Path of Exile

The New Zealand studio Grinding Gear Games was desperate to wait for Blizzard to continue Diablo 2. Then, they were disappointed with the third part and decided to make their own version with a branded dark atmosphere, hardcore pumping, and an incredibly huge skill tree. Path of Exile is one of the most popular free action RPGs that is constantly being expanded and improved.

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6. Crusader Kings 2

Crusader Kings 2, a global real-time strategy game developed by Paradox Interactive, invites you to plunge into the Middle Ages' complicated political situation and make history in your own way.

7. Smite

Smite, released in 2014, managed to climb to the top of the best MOBA games in a reasonably short time. Also, Smite not only gained popularity around the world but is also quoted as an eSports discipline.

8. Battlerite

The free-to-play Battlerite's gameplay is also based on the MOBA genre, but it has action and focused battles in arenas with a top view.

9. Dota 2

Dota 2 is one of the most popular eSports disciplines with the largest prize pools. Thanks to it, the winners become full-fledged dollar millionaires after the world championships.

10. Trove

Trion Worlds decided to take the blocky visual style of Minecraft and blend it with MMO games. As a result, they released Trove, the most massive free game in the world. Trove consists of a base game with classes, leveling, dungeons and quests, and offers a convenient world builder where gamers are free to do whatever they want.