(Pocket-lint) - There's nothing like sinking into a good game - letting yourself really get into it, learning its systems and competing against other players to test out how you've come along.
The best types of games, in our minds, are the free ones. It's fine and good to pay $60 for a game, but when there are so many extraordinarily high-quality games out there that cost absolutely nothing, it might make you wonder why you've bothered.
If you're looking for a new free-to-play game, these six options all offer amazing, varied gameplay across a range of genres. Check them out, to see if you might find your latest obsession.
Forge of Empires
Forge of Empires is a browser-based strategy game that lets you create your own city and accompany it from the beginning of the Stone Age onward throughout the centuries. That means you can build structures typical of the epoch, while slowly enlarging your sphere of influence through military campaigns and skillful dealings.
It's a great strategy game that you can play on the go or in long sessions, but watch out! It's addictive stuff.
Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to learn magic? This amazing online adventure game set at a Wizard school features collectible card magic, pets, and duels.
You'll create your character and slowly learn more and more skills as you get better. It's perfect for younger players, too.
Transport yourself to a whole new multiplayer world in this engaging role playing game. You can can choose to be a warrior, a mage or a paladin, each with their own skills and weapons to wield.
You'll not just command your hero, but also his or her Eudemons, monsters you can control and command throughout a vast array of sweeping supernatural lands.
Game of Thrones Winter is Coming
You’ll have the unique opportunity to take part in the battle for the Iron Throne as a young lord, presiding over one of the many settlements of Westeros. Guided by a seasoned advisor, the Red Priestess Melisandre, you’ll attain the skills crucial to a ruler - running the castle, researching technologies, recruiting and training troops. Build a powerful army, form alliances with other players, and crush common enemies! Add Robb Stark, Jon Snow, Jaime Lannister, Sandor Clegane, and other Game of Throne characters to your ranks. Dive deep into abysmal bloodshed and political intrigue!
If you've ever hankered after piloting an old school dogfighter, or indeed a huge tank, War Thunder could be perfect for you - it's all about those World War II machines.
Players get to pilot lots of types of airplanes, upgrade their air vessels and vehicles, and experience different gameplay modes.
World of Warships
The highly anticipated World of Warships is the latest in a series of free-to-play, historical online combat games to be added to the Wargaming portfolio.
Command history's most iconic war vessels as you build your own massive naval fleet. Level up important tech modules and prepare to dominate the oceans! Best of all, you can play it on your console too.