Action role-playing games or ARPG is a subgenre of video games with elements from both the Action and RPG genres. They are considered the easiest games to get into, with features that fans of each genre can enjoy. In this article, we are going to showcase the top 5 best Free to Play action RPGs on PC in 2022.

1. Lost Ark

Lost Ark from Smilegate RPG is a 3d fantasy MMORPG with action RPG style combat and a huge world to explore. Using the Unreal engine, the game features a beautifully illustrated world of epic proportions.

Lost Ark
Lost Ark's various classes are fairly distinct from each other.

In Lost Ark, players will embark on an odyssey for the Lost Ark in a vast, vibrant world. From exploring new lands to seeking out lost treasures, players can test themselves in thrilling action combat. Lost Ark has a very distinct combat system with multiple varied classes and advanced classes, each with its own strength and weaknesses.

Players start by customizing their character which they can then level up by completing the storyline. Reaching level 50 unlocks access to tiered endgame dungeons and raids. After this point all further progress is tied to the character's gear score.

2. Warframe

Warframe is a free-to-play action role-playing third-person shooter multiplayer online game developed and published by Digital Extremes. It is one of the free games with the most content to date, constantly updated since 2013.

Warframe is the most generous free ARPG on this list.

Gameplay involves elements of shooters, RPG, and stealth games. Players can use their weapons, special abilities, and a number of parkour-style moves to navigate through and overpower forces within their mission. The maps of Warframe are pretty well designed and varied. There are plenty of maps to explore: From procedurally-generated levels to large open-world areas, and even story-specific missions with fixed designs.

3. Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action RPG developed and published by miHoYo. The game features a fantasy open-world environment and action-based combat system. The aforementioned system is the highlight of the game, with players using elemental magic that reacts with each other and character switching.

Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact has a Gacha-based character system.

The game is one of the most successful titles in the last 3 years, with a huge expansive open-world map that expands with each update.

4. Path of Exile

Path of Exile, released in October 2013, is actually considered the true sequel to the legendary Diablo 2. Its Class and Skill system borrowed heavily from Diablo 2 and 3, with 8 classes, 213 active skills and 1325 passive skills. Each class can also be Ascended for even more customization.

Path of Exile
Path of Exile is for fans of the top down style ARPG.

PoE's gameplay is the usual ARPG experience. Players tinkers with their skill gems and passive to create the best build possible, then proceed to face against the legion of hell. Items and equipment in PoE also provide another layer of customization on top of all the above.

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