If you are someone that has been a gamer for some time now, you will know that the world of gaming has changed tremendously. If we look back to a couple of decades ago, the idea of gaming reaching the point that it has would be unimaginable. When gaming first gained popularity, gamers were limited to enjoying 2D games which all followed similar narratives and objectives, but now games are almost like their own little cinematic universes with a variety of stories that appeal to all kinds of gamers.

The advancement of the games that we all know and love is the main reason that gaming has become so popular. Gaming was never something that was big in the mainstream, but these days it is hard to find someone that doesn’t enjoy kicking back and playing their favorite game.

Due to the fact that gaming is so popular, every year there is a signature game that everyone eagerly waits for the release of. Games that have a big enough hype in the media can make billions upon release due to how many people eagerly buy them. However, something that you may not know is that some of the most sought-after games don’t make nearly as much as some of the other games released onto the market.

Some of the most anticipated games that are being released onto the market are actually free-to-play games, which cost nothing to download and enjoy.  These games are enjoyed due to just how inclusive they are for gamers, as it doesn’t matter how much money you make in order to be able to play these games.

One of the biggest free-to-play games right now is Warframe. Warframe is a third-person shooter that sees the player taking on the role of a high-tech alien fighter with access to brilliant weapons and melee attacks. This game has received millions of downloads all over the world and there are even websites that give you guides and builds to help you play Warframe, which means that just about anyone can pick it up and enjoy it. It is predicted that warframe is set to become the most played game available, but is this true, and if it is, why?


The Lore

If you are a game geek then it is likely that you love game lore. Game lore adds layers to the game you play and gives the world in which you are playing a history, which only increases the feeling of immersion that you get while playing.   When the game was first introduced its lore was virtually non-existent, but as the game has increased in popularity the game developers have put a lot of work into ensuring that it has detailed lore that allows the player to gain a deeper understanding of the world that you are playing.

The game focuses on a race of people known as the Tenno. The Tenno is a race of warriors that have been dormant for thousands of years, only to be awakened to find that the planet that they once ruled has now fallen into a war between factions.  The Tenno are an alien-like race with some badass fighting ability, so if you are someone that loves playing as something that is not human, then you have to absolutely check this game out.


It’s free to play

One of the main reasons that this game has continued to gain popularity over the years is because it is completely free to play. There are certain aspects of the game that you can spend money on, such as ingame currency, but you don’t have to spend anything to play.

Though there are a lot of free-to-play games on the market, this one has continued to be so popular due to the fact that it feels absolutely nothing like a free-to-play game. The gameplay that you experience while enjoying this game is similar to games that cost upwards of fifty dollars. Due to the fact that this game has had constant development throughout the last few years, the gameplay that it offers has only continued to improve and it looks as though it will only get better.

By Brittney

Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.