Some of the best games on Steam can be played for free.

5 great free-to-play games on Steam

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Somewhat in the vein of Destiny 2, Warframe is a free sci-fi world to leap around in as you fight "techno-organic horrors" with guns and katanas. It's a long-running co-op favorite. 

Path of Exile

An online action RPG that's similar to the Diablo games. A lot of the fun is in designing your character's powers by making choices on a giant skill tree.

Counter: Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike's style of competitive first-person shooting has endured for multiple decades now. It is ultra-nuanced, but if you're completely new to it, it can be quite arcane.

Apex Legends

One of the most popular battle royale games. Apex brings character abilities into the genre: cluster bombs, jump pads, surveillance drones, and other future-flavored gadgets.

Dota 2

One of the two most important MOBAs. It's a complex, team-based competition where you're commanding a hero on a battlefield. Learn its intricacies, and it can become the only game you need.

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