The best torrent sites for download videogames

Hello everyone, my name is Nicolas Cuts. I’m an employee of the SwitcherryVPN company. The new entry in my blog has quite an exciting topic — video games. There you’ll find all the guidelines on how to safely download the latest releases of the best video games from torrents at no cost. You will be informed about the threats and dangers that can be faced while downloading games from torrents and precautions that should be taken to reduce the risk to the minimum. Not only that but the list and description of the best torrent trackers for video games downloading.

What are these – torrents, and what do they have to do with video games

Torrents are the most popular way of file sharing among common users of the network. Millions of people worldwide download all kinds of files from torrents on a daily basis: music, books, movies, programs, etc. Video games are far not the least on the list. But be guarded, downloading any content from torrents, as file-sharing networks are not always a safe environment, there is always a risk of getting a virus or other malicious program instead of the desired file.

How the BitTorrent protocol works

The BitTorrent protocol used in torrent networks was developed by American programmer Bram Cohen more than 20 years ago. A torrent network (or peer-to-peer network) is a peer overlay network or, in other words, a network with equal participants. Users of the torrent network download files not from the server but other users, that is, they share snippets of the file with each other. However, servers are needed too for the sustainable operation of torrent networks. These servers are called torrent trackers. The torrent tracker coordinates the work of the torrent network and helps its participants find each other. A computer or any other device with a particular pre-installed torrent-client program can be a participant of the torrent network. That is, the torrent client does all the work on searching, downloading, and distributing file fragments.

Download what you need from a torrent as follows: find a torrent file that corresponds to all you want on the network (a file with the extension .torrent) or the so-called magnet link. Both the torrent file and the magnet link contain information about the addresses of torrent trackers. The torrent file (or magnet link) is transmitted to the torrent client. The torrent client connects to the torrent tracker by using the data contained in the torrent file or magnet link.

Thus, it gets the IP addresses and ports of other participants of the torrent network, beginning the process of receiving the fragments of the file from them, simultaneously distributing the already downloaded segments to other participants. The participants of the torrent network are so-called peers. There are two types of them – seeds (or seeders) and leech (or leechers). Seeds are peers that own the full version of the file. Seeds do not download but distribute fragments of the file to other peers. Leeches, on the other hand, download the missing fragments of the file. At the same time, they share the already existing pieces with other members of the torrent network. A swarm – that is how all the seeds and leeches of this torrent network are called.

Obviously, to start to operate a torrent network necessarily needed having at least one seed. As soon as the seed has distributed all the file’s fragments to other participants, its presence in the torrent network is optional, as leeches can share the missing parts. A torrent network that has no seeds and lacks fragments of a file for its complete “installation” is called dead.

DHT – Distributed Hash Table

Participants of traditional torrent networks get to know each other by contacting torrent trackers. The torrent tracker regulates the operation of the traditional torrent network, evenly distributing the load on the seeds and helping leeches find the missing fragments. The torrent network can function fine without the participation of a torrent tracker. In that case, the network’s peers learn each other IP addresses and ports from the so-called distributed hash table (DHT). Each peer has a part of a distributed hash table and continuously shares with other peers of the torrent network about new participants and those that quit. However, a new participant to enter the torrent network must contact the torrent tracker and find the IP addresses and ports of existing peers.

What should man pay attention to during the selection of torrents for downloading video games?

Never forget – the video games from torrents you are downloading are potentially dangerous executable exe files, which in fact may not be a game, but a malicious program. Here are some useful tips that will allow you to reduce the risk of infection to zero:

  •  Download games only from the torrent trackers with a large number of active users – usually, the most popular ones – malicious files are quickly detected and removed from the distribution on such trackers;
  • Always check the contents of the distribution kit (all good torrent trackers allow to do it). If you find files suspicious that they can harm your computer, it is better to abandon the download;
  • To abandon the download of individual files, it’s needed to delete them from the corresponding list in your torrent client. For example, in uTorrent, go to the Files tab (at the bottom, in the Detailed Info panel) and click the right mouse button on the file that you do not want to download. Select “Don’t Download” in the menu that opens – now the file won’t download;
  • Pay attention to the number of seeds and leeches in distribution. The more active peers, the faster the download goes. If there are very few seeds, you risk running into a” dead ” distribution. In addition, the more users have downloaded it, the less likely there is a malicious file inside;
  • Read the reviews of users who have downloaded the distribution. Even a single negative comment should alert you;
  • The administration of the best torrent trackers displays only those files to download that have been checked by an antivirus program, while on little-known torrent sites, viruses’ check of the files is just a formality, so they often have infected files marked by a moderator as “checked and safe” in their distribution.
Before installing and launching the game, always pre-scan the downloaded distribution with an antivirus, and preferably with two – a regular and an additional one, such as Dr. Web CureIt.

TOP 10 best torrent trackers to download video games

Here is the comparison among the most popular torrent trackers that you can use to download the latest releases of the best video games.
To test torrent trackers, we have selected three popular games:

  1. Necromunda: Hired Gun – a first-person shooter, the last release was on June 1, 2021;
  2. Biomutant: combat game from the 3rd person, the last release was released on May 25, 2021;
  3. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – stratagy, the last release was released on May 27, 2021.

Every second, if not every popular torrent site, has a “Games” section. And there are specialized game torrent trackers.

Regular torrent sites with a gaming section

The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay Page
The Pirate Bay Page

The most known and most visited torrent site in the world. More than 5 million registered users. Hundreds of thousands of “live” torrents. It operates under the patronage of the Pirate party of Sweden. The Pirate Bay is banned in several dozen countries around the world. The site found:

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – the latest release + DLC+crack. The average download speed is about 6 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release ISO format with a crack file. The average download speed is about 6 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release with a crack file. The average download speed is about 3 MB/s.

1337x

1337X search page
1337X search page

One of the best torrent sites. It takes the second place in a popularity chart, yielding only The Pirate Bay. The 1337x also provides a detailed description and installation instruction for every program or game.

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – the site has found the latest release in several formats: ISO, exe, +DLC, DRM-free or with a crack file. The average download speed is about 6 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release in several formats with DRM-free or a crack file. The average download speed is about 7 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release in ISO with DLC and a crack file formats with DRM-free or a crack file. The average download speed is about 3 MB/s.

RARBG

RARBG home page
RARBG home page

RARBG is a popular torrent tracker with a multimillion audience. There are millions of torrent files in the site’s catalog. Hundreds of new torrent links are added daily to download movies, TV series, music, programs, games, etc. It is easy to find the most recent programs and games on the site.

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – there is the latest release in several ISO files with DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 4 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release in several ISO files with DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release in ISO format with crack file. The average download speed is about 3 MB/s..

Kickass Torrents

Kickass Torrents is a popular site
Kickass Torrents is a popular site

This torrent site is also in demand – has lots of movies, TV series, programs and games. All programs and games are DRM-free or with a crack file. Kickass Torrents search result:

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – there is the latest release in several distributions with DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release in several distributions ISO with Mercenary Class DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release in several distributions ISO with a crack file. The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.

TorLock

Search on TorLock
Search on TorLock

You can find millions of links to download music, movies, TV series, books, magazines, programs and games on this torrent site. TorLock has found:

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – the newest release of Necromunda: Hired Gun v. 058333 + Hunter’s Bounty Pack DLC in several ISO files. The average download speed is about 4 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release of BIOMUTANT v1. 3. 0 + Mercenary Class DLC in different distributions with crack and DRM-free. The average download speed is 3 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground v1.0.0.0-109724 + DLC + Windows 7 Fix in different distributions with crack and DRM-free. The average download speed is about 4 MB/s.

LimeTorrents

A long-standing very well known torrent tracker. LimeTorrents huge catalog contains movies, music, series, anime, programs and games, it is updated daily.

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – there is a recent release in several distributions with DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 5 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release in several ISO distributions with DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 3 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release in ISO format with crack file. The average download speed is about 5 MB/s.

TorrentGalaxy

TorrentGalaxy home page
TorrentGalaxy home page

A popular torrent site with a friendly interface and convenient searching tools. The TorrentGalaxy’s daily updated catalog contains millions of movies, TV series, anime, books, magazines, music tracks, programs and games. The site found:

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – the latest release in several distributions with DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release in several ISO distributions with DLC and crack (or DRM-free). The average download speed is about 1 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release in ISO format with a crack file. The average download speed is about 1 MB/s.

Zooqle

Zooqle is updated every day
Zooqle is updated every day

A popular, daily updated torrent site with a huge database of music, movies, programs and video games. Zooqle search result:

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – there are several links to Necromunda distributions: Hired Gun v. 058333 + DLC. The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – there are several distributions of the latest release of BIOMUTANT v1. 3. 0 + DLC. The average download speed is 1 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – there are 2 distributions of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground v1.0.0.0-109724 + DLC. The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.

Specialized game torrent sites

Fitgirl-Repacks

Game torrent site Fitgirl-Repacks
Game torrent site Fitgirl-Repacks

The owners of this game torrent site repackage and compress distributions of popular games. The Fitgirl-Repacks is always up to date.

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – there is the latest release of Necromunda: Hired Gun v. 058333 + Hunter’s Bounty Pack DLC. The average download speed is about 1 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – the latest release of BIOMUTANT v1. 3. 0 + Mercenary Class DLC. The average download speed is 1 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest release of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground v1.0.0.0-109724 + DLC + Windows 7 Fix. The average download speed is about 1 MB/s.

CroTorrents

Well known games torrent site in India and Pakistan. Only games for PC. The site hasn’t been updated for a year now.

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – absent on the site;
  • Biomutant – absent on the site;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest releases are absent on the CroTorrents.

GamesTorrents

Torrent site with a large collection of games
Torrent site with a large collection of games

The most sought-after games torrent site in Spanish-speaking countries. GamesTorrents is a huge collection of games for Windows, Android, Xbox, mac OS, PlayStation and other platforms.

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – there is a recent release in ISO format. The average download speed is about 2 MB/s.;
  • Biomutant – a recent release in ISO format. The average download speed is up to 2 MB/s.;
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – the latest recent release in ISO format. The average download speed is up to 2 MB/s..
Torrent site Advertising on the site Average number of visitors per month The countries that use the site: Blocked in the following countries: Average download speed without VPN
The Pirate Bay contains More than 130 million USA, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, EU, South Korea, Canada, India, Australia, Pakistan, etc. China, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, etc. 7 MB/s
1337x contains More than 100 million India, USA, China, EU, South Africa, Pakistan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Qatar, Great Britain, Canada, etc. Great Britain, Australia, Austria, Ireland, etc. 6 MB/s
RARBG absent Nearly 60 million USA, Canada, EU, China, India Great Britain, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Portugal, Bulgaria, etc. 4 MB/s
Kickass Torrents absent About 15 million USA, India, China, Pakistan, South Africa, EU Russia 3 MB/s
TorLock contains Almost 2 million India, USA, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, EU United Kingdom, Australia, India, Russia 1.5 MB/s
LimeTorrents absent 30 000 000 USA, India, China, EU, South Africa, Canada, Japan, etc. Great Britain, Australia, France 3 MB/s
TorrentGalaxy contains About 7 million EU, USA, Australia, India, etc. Russia 2 MB/s
Zooqle absent 15 000 000 USA, Russia Russia 2.5 MB/s
Fitgirl-Repacks contains 1 500 000 USA, EU, India 1 MB/s
CroTorrents contains 1 000 000 India, USA, EU, Pakistan 1 MB/s
GamesTorrents contains More than 3 million Spain, Argentina, France, Mexico, etc. 2 MB/s

Is it legal to download video games from torrents?

It is absolutely illegal to download any copyrighted content from torrents. Computer games are the same objects of copyright as programs, music, movies, etc., and, thus, are protected by the same laws. Keep in mind: while you are openly using torrents, your Internet service provider immediately finds out about it and reports to the state supervisory authorities, and that in turn will inevitably bring to the consequences. For example, if you are a resident of the United States, you face a fine that can reach up to $ 150,000 and a prison sentence for up to 5 years. Naturally, it is unlikely that you will receive the maximum sentence, but a huge fine and disconnection from the Internet are guaranteed to you.

How to download from torrents safely (general recommendations)

Once again, we remind you of how insecure torrent networks environment is, teeming with numerous scammers and blackmailers. There is always a risk of downloading an infected file or being attacked by ransomware that managed to collect confidential data about the user by IP address. To minimize all risks and use torrent safely, follow these simple rules:

  1. use only well known, proven torrent trackers with a large number of users and a trustworthy administration;
  2. never forget to check downloaded files with an antivirus – better with two;
  3. last but surely not least – keep your anonymity! Only by hiding your IP address and encrypting traffic, you are able to protect yourself from attacks of scammers and blackmailers, along with harassment by your Internet provider and government officials.
The most essential security rule is the adherence of anonymity and confidentiality during the files downloading from torrents.

There are two ways to ensure anonymity:

  • using a proxy server;
  • using VPN.

However, proxy servers do not always encrypt traffic by hiding the IP address, so only a VPN from a reliable VPN provider can guarantee 100% anonymity and confidentiality. The ones that use modern cryptographic protocols do not keep log files, do not collect, and do not provide clients’ confidential information to 3rd parties.

Use professional advice on how to choose a reliable and free VPN for desktop.

Why do users choose SwitcherryVPN?

Now that you have seen the importance of maintaining anonymity and confidentiality while downloading video games from torrents and have learned that only a VPN can guarantee complete security, – It is just the time to choose the right VPN provider. And SwitcherryVPN would probably be the best one. Why? :

  • SwitcherryVPN does not prevent its customers from downloading files from torrents;
  • almost 6000 powerful high-speed servers our company possess, located in more than 70 countries around the world. They ensure the stable and constant service operation, and allow you to download files from torrents at the highest possible speed;
  • our VPN clients protect users from all the threats of anonymity loss, including DNS query leaks and IPv6 leaks;
  • the built-in emergency shutdown function of our VPN client automatically blocks the Internet connection in case of any failures, including the ones on the VPN server side;
  • our privacy policy guarantees the retention of complete anonymity. We do not keep log files, do not collect confidential information about our customers, and do not provide any data about users to 3rd parties;
  • even customers that use free tariff plans have the opportunity to download files from torrents anonymously and at high speed.

We’ve already told you how to install a VPN on your Android, iPhone and even router. Setting up a VPN at home can be a hassle-free process.

FAQ

1.Which torrent tracker is better for games running on Windows?

1.Which torrent tracker is better for games running on Windows?

Since Windows is currently the most popular operating system, the majority of games do run on it. Therefore, you can find plenty of games for a personal computer for Windows on all the popular torrent trackers without exception.

2.Which torrent tracker is better for games running on macOS?

2.Which torrent tracker is better for games running on macOS?

There are plenty of torrent trackers that support mac OS games. For example, the popular TorrentDownloads tracker has a special section dedicated to games for mac OS. Actually, there are two specialized torrent sites where you can find games and programs exclusively for mac OS. These are TorrentMac and Mac-Torrents.

TorrentMac:

TorrentMac page
TorrentMac page

Mac-Torrents

Mac-Torrents home page
Mac-Torrents home page

3.Are there any torrent trackers with games for Android, Xbox, PS4, PS3?

3.Are there any torrent trackers with games for Android, Xbox, PS4, PS3?

There are plenty popular torrent trackers, that support games not only for Windows, but for other platforms, including Android, Xbox and PlayStation.

4.Is it free to download from torrents?

4.Is it free to download from torrents?

Yes, of course, download of any file from torrent is absolutely free.

5.What torrents have ISO game files?

5.What torrents have ISO game files?

You can often come across ISO files, that is, the copy of licensed CD-DVDs structure (usually, an activating program or a crack file are added). There is even a specialized torrent tracker that distributes exclusively ISO files. It can be found as IsoHunts:

IsoHunts torrent site
IsoHunts torrent site

6.What is the best site for pirated games?

6.What is the best site for pirated games?

That is on you. Choose a secure torrent tracker with a convenient interface for you, download video games for free, and play as much as you want!

7.Which website is the most suitable to download games?

7.Which website is the most suitable to download games?

The best and the safest way to download any game is directly from the official website. However, in that case, you’re not getting any distributions with a crack file 😉

Author: Nicolas Cuts

Product Managers at SwitcherryVPN. Have 5 years background in management and marketing. I never stop learning!

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