Best Free Strategy Games for PC in 2023!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a faithful free-to-play re-creation of the popular CCG by Konami.
World of Warships
World of Warships is a free-to-play 3D naval action MMO (developed by the team that created World of Tanks) based on epic sea battles of the 20th century. World of Warships will let players take control of a large selection of warships and wage naval war in scenarios based on the biggest boat battles of the 20th Century.
RuneScape is one of the most popular free-to-play Browser MMORPG, from the British development studio Jagex. Set in a detailed, medieval fantasy world of epic scale both geographically and historically, RuneScape proudly draws its inspiration from classic role-playing games to deliver a contemporary, innovative and original experience for millions of players across the globe, with a popular subscription option of even greater scale and ambition, both running directly within almost any computer’s browser.
Teamwork is king in this team-based, melee, PvP slugfest.
The makers of WAKFU bring you their next iteration on multiplayer tactical RPG gameplay.
Town of Salem 2
Chill in Salem, get your chores done... and, oh yeah, try not to be murdered.
Mages, Medieval weapons, and even robots come together in a strategy PvP free-for-all.
Think MOBA meets soccer...got that in your head? Yeah, this is pretty much that.
Jump into a fast-paced card battle inspired by the titan of CCGs
Temperia: Soul of Majestic
Temperia brings a “player created for players” mentality to the online board game/collectible card game (CCG) formula.
Goose Goose Duck
Geese just trying to get their work done... but those darn mallards are in the mix.
Primordials: Battle of Gods
Fight in epic PvP 1v1 "tug-of-war" MOBA-like duels in free-to-play battler Primordials: Battle of Gods! Summon a vast army of Primordials and set them off into battle against your opponent, dominating his armies and seizing key locations on the battlefield.
Chroma: Bloom And Blight
Experience a rich fantasy world and strategic gameplay in Chroma: Bloom And Blight, a free-to-play CCG from Clarity Games. Choose a hero to build a deck around, and choose from the game's four factions with no limits.
Eternal Return: Black Survival
Take on all comers in Nimble Neuron's free-to-play MOBA/survival/battle royale mash-up Eternal Return: Black Survival. The scientific organization AGLAIA is creating a race of advanced humans with amazing powers and putting them to the test in experimental battles against one another to see who comes out on top!
Blood of Steel
Lead your armies to victory in YC Games' free-to-play medieval battle simulator Blood of Steel! Take on the role of a famous general from history, from Julius Caesar to Joan of Arc to Lyu Bu and charge into battle at the head of an elite core of warriors.
Manage your shop, buy and sell from adventurers, and rake in the profits in free-to-play Shop Titans from Kabam! Customize your shop to suit your tastes and lure adventurers from 18 different classes that you can then send out on quests to accumulate even more loot for you.
Bombergrounds: Battle Royale
Merge classic bomber action with modern battle royale in Bombergrounds: Battle Royale, a free-to-play game from Gigantic Duck Games. Place your bombs to forge new paths or eliminate your enemies, but beware -- your opponents are looking to do the same, and only one animal can come out on top!
Legends of Runeterra
Legends of Runeterra is a free-to-play strategic card game from Riot Games that utilizes the rich lore and champions of the biggest MOBA in the world. Build a deck with your favorite League of Legends champions at its core, level them up to increase their power, and engage in intense battles with your opponent until one of you destroys the other's Nexus and emerges victorious!
Save the world from an outer-space invasion in Battle Breakers, a free-to-play game from Epic Games. Monsters from space have trapped the world and its heroes in crystal and it's up to you to free them.
Challenge the gods of legend in Mythgard, a free-to-play collectible card game from Rhino Games. Utilize both magic and technology to take on elder deities, who are walking the planet for the first time in thousands of years.
Crystal Clash is a free-to-play fantasy castle siege RTS from Crunchy Leaf Game. Form your armies from dozens of strong units and powerful spells and take on both PvE bosses and competitive matches against other players.
Take on all comers in Dota Underlords, Valve's free-to-play auto-chess variant based on the game it all started with, Dota 2. Recruit your heroes from the shadowy underbelly of White Spire and send them off to war against seven opponents, or against AI bots, in automated battles, where strategy and planning count for more than clicking speed and reflexes.
Summon your minions and go to war in Minion Masters, the free-to-play lane-based battle game from BetaDwarf. Choose your deck of minions and send them marching off to victory -- or their doom -- while supporting them with spells and abilities.
Experience medieval battles on a massive scale in Conqueror's Blade, an ambitious free-to-play title by Booming Games and published by My.com. In each battle, you'll control a general and lead a cadre of soldiers into battle against other players or AI enemies., making use of tactics and artillery from a wide range of eras and cultures.
Kards is a free-to-play collectible World War II card game from developer 1939 Games. Build decks based around any of the major powers in the war and challenge other players or AI.
Valve's Dota 2 CCG Artifact is now free-to-play, coming in two different versions: Classic and Foundry. Artifact Classic plays like the game when it launched, offering wilder, more chaotic battles, while Artifact Foundry puts more emphasis on heroes and reduces the game's overall randomness.
Magic: The Gathering Arena
Magic: The Gathering Arena is the free-to-play online adaptation of the first collectible card game, Wizards of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering. Offering an authentic MTG experience, but with the convenience and speed of a digital game, Arena is "as much fun to watch as it is to play." Utilizing a new game engine that can take all the rules of the game into account, Arena is meant as a complement to the physical game, with no compromises for its new platform As in regular Magic: The Gathering, you'll build a deck of 60 cards and summon creatures and cast spells from five different colors of magic.
Decide the fate of humanity in Cosmos Invictus, a sci-fi, free-to-play CCG from Pegnio Ltd. featuring spaceborne 'mech combat and strategies not found in most CCGs.
Duel to the death in an ever-shrinking arena in Spellsworn, the free-to-play arena fighting game from Frogsong Studios, inspired by classic PvP arena games. Choose your wizardly combatant and deck him out with the best powers and gear, improving your build in the shop as you play.
Bombtag is a free-to-play multiplayer Bomberman-inspired game. Game rounds support up to 8 players and last just a few minutes, allowing for quick matches when you only have a little time.
Insidia is a free-to-play turn-based tactical strategy game that pits two teams of four against each other in a post-apocalyptic -- but still colorful -- battleground. Plot out your turns and then watch your strategies unfold (or go horribly awry).
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Based on the popular mini-game in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a free-to-play CCG with distinctive strategic elements and multiple modes of play. You start with just 10 cards and have limited ways to get more, so you need to plan carefully.