How to Download and Play PC Games for Free

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The Internet allows you to find gaming websites and download free computer games for your PC. However, due to the threat of viruses and other malware, you must always be careful to download from trusted websites. There are many sites online that claim to offer free games for your computer, but they may install hidden software or software that contains a virus. Websites such as CNET Downloads, Free GamePick and Brothersoft offer you a safe source of games for your computer.

Skill level:
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Instructions

    CNET Downloads

  1. 1

    Open your computer browser and navigate to the CNET Downloads website.

  2. 2

    Click "Games" from the "Categories" menu on the left to navigate to the games section.

  3. 3

    Click "Top Freeware" from the bottom of the left menu to view only the free games.

  4. 4

    Click the type of game you would like to download from the "Categories" menu on the left. You can choose games such as action games, role-playing games or strategy games.

  5. 5

    Click the name of the game you would like to download. This will take you to a page that contains information about the game, such as a short summary and user reviews.

  6. 6

    Click the "Download Now" button to download the game. Most games will download as .exe files that allow you to double-click to start installation.

    Free GamePick

  1. 1

    Open your Internet browser and navigate to the Free GamePick website.

  2. 2

    Click "Download Games" from the top menu.

  3. 3

    Click the genre of game you would like to download from the menu bar at the top of the screen.

  4. 4

    Click the name of the game to view an information page.

  5. 5

    Click the "Download Now" button to download the game. The game will download as an .exe file that you can double-click to install.

    BrotherSoft Games

  1. 1

    Launch your Internet browser and navigate to the Brothersoft Games website.

  2. 2

    Click the kind of game you would like to play from the "Categories" menu on the left.

  3. 3

    Click the "Only Freeware" link in the top left corner of the game listings.

  4. 4

    Click the "Download Now" button under the name of the game you want to download.

  5. 5

    Click the "Download Now" link next to the download server you would like to use. There are different download servers that may provide you with a faster download based on location, but all servers will provide you with the same file.

  6. 6

    Save the .exe file to your computer and double-click it to begin installation.

Tips and warnings

  • Most free PC games come with an in-game tutorial or an information screen that teaches you how to use the game controls.

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