They say the best things in life are free. Whether or not you agree with that statement is entirely up to you. However, you can't argue that free stuff is awesome. Especially when that stuff is games. Great games, even. The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of awesome games that used to cost you, but are now completely free. Check out '13 Awesome Games That Have Gone Free' for the full list!
While there are numerous big-budget AAA gaming titles out there vying for the discerning gamer's time and money, there are also numerous classic games that can be played for free. Whether it's older titles that have been cut loose by their owners (or released as freeware as a promotion for newer games), landmark games that have been released to the wild by benevolent publishers, or titles transitioned to a new monetization model, have a look at some of these once commercial games that have since gone free-to-play.