free-to-play News


Recent Tags

Unreal Tournament returns as ambitious, fan-driven free first-person shooter

By Robert Workman, May 08, 2014 11:35am PDT

Unreal Tournament is coming back in a big way, as a free-to-play shooter with a secondary mod market.


"I hope the base game rocks and the mods are Rocket Arena quality."

- Pneum0 see all 19 comments

Panzer General Online enters open beta

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Panzer General Online, the free-to-play strategy game, has entered open beta. Those who participated in the closed beta get two extra tanks.


CastleStorm: Free to Siege hits mobile this week

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Castlestorm, the free-to-play tower defense game, is hitting iOS and Android this Thursday.


Smite adds Egyptian god Osiris

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Smite has added another new character to its growing pantheon of gods: Osiris, the Egyptian god of the afterlife.


"Or possibly Anubius, who is also an Egyptian God associated with Death. Kinda."

- DedlokPM see all 6 comments

Defiance MMO goes free-to-play in time for season two

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2014 9:00am PDT

"As we head toward Season 2 of the Defiance television show, we expect that many new fans will want to join the world of Defiance, and having a system that allows them to experience the Defiance universe for free is good for everyone," Trion explained.


"Even if they went F2P without changing anything else they wouldn't really lose as the game price ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 7 comments

Tony Hawk: Shred Session launches on iOS & Android this summer

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2014 7:00am PDT

As previously teased, the next Tony Hawk game is made for mobile Tony Hawk's Shred Session is a brand new game developed by UK studio Big Bit. Planned for a soft launch later this summer, players will tap and swipe their finger on the screen to perform tricks.


"fantastic! i was just noticing how few F2P endless runners there are on iOS.... ..."

- waxthirteen see all 2 comments

Transformers Universe opens Founders program

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Transformers Universe has opened its Founders program, offering tiers of packages with pre-paid season pass time, relics, and founders titles and avatars.


"I'm a huge sucker for anything Transformers my only question is will there be servers for Asia? "

- bryanvlo see all 2 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic gets double XP weekend and free droid for May 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2014 3:30pm PDT

May 4 is rapidly approaching and that means it's almost time to celebrate Star Wars Day. It's only appropriate that BioWare get in on the fun, too, so the studio is planning a Star Wars Day celebration for Star Wars: The Old Republic with a double XP weekend and a free droid...


Why Obsidian is going from RPGs to tanks with Armored Warfare

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 25, 2014 4:00pm PDT

It seems a bit strange that Obsidian Entertainment would go from large-scale RPGs to a free-to-play tank MMO, but chief executive Feargus Urquhart explains why the move to Armored Warfare isn't that unusual.


"Bwargh, I can but utterly disagree, but seeing how extreme you are about it, I'll leave it at that."

- gzubluck see all 7 comments

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed goes free-to-play on mobile

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has become free-to-play on iOS and Android, and Sega announced more content coming next week.


Free-to-play Happy Wars jumps to PC, requires Xbox Live account

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 25, 2014 8:00am PDT

Toylogic's "large-scale multiplayer" free-to-play action game, Happy Wars, is jumping from Xbox 360 to PC. And oddly, it requires an Xbox Live account on PC.


"Live sign in required? Just when you thought Games For Windows Live was dead... IT RETURNS. ..."

- yukichigai see all 3 comments

Hawken update adds co-op team deathmatch

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 24, 2014 6:05pm PDT

Adhesive Games has deployed the April Update for its mech-based shooter, Hawken. The latest patch offers some adjustments to the game's economy, pilot progression, and some balance tweaks for the various fighting machines, but it also tosses in a new game mode: co-op team de...


"Yeah, it actually plays a lot like Virtual On. I'm really impressed with it; just no time :( ..."

- r_picmip 5 see all 12 comments

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is unplayable at launch

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords launched this week, but connection bugs have rendered it unplayable for such a large audience that Bandai Namco has said it has "delayed" the launch.


"Is that the one we all watched the awesome trailer for yesterday??"

- godm0de see all 4 comments

League of Legends introduces Braum, the first tank support

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2014 8:30am PDT

League of Legends is getting a new champion, which Riot says is the first "true tank support" character.


"Honestly, newbie I-don't-know-what-the-fuck-is-happening LoL/DotA is so much goddamn fun. ..."

- Rampancy see all 38 comments

Soulcalibur: Lost Souls goes free-to-play on PS3 today

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, Bandai Namco's free-to-play take on the fighting franchise, will be available on PS3 today.


"I might not download it at all, if it doesn't at least have local multiplayer."

- aasyranth see all 4 comments