Free Game Thread!

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Hey guys, lately I've been seeing a lot of cool free games available for download. I was hoping we could make a thread with all the free games and possibly if enough people contribute make it a sticky. I'll periodically upadate this first post with all of the games posted in the tread. Sound like a good idea? I'll start it off with a few:

1up's 101+ Best Free Games for 2007

http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager....&cId=315 6339

Action/Adventure:

Grand Theft Auto - The original top down GTA game
http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/gta.html

Grand Theft Auto 2 - The sequel to the original, top down
http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/index.html

Wild Metal - 3d vehicular combat game
http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/wmc.html

No Action Jackson - Lucas Arts style point and click adventure, pretty funny
http://www.acid-play.com/download/no-action-jackson/

Mexican Motor Mafia - only a demo, but really fun, classic GTA top down all car shooting action
http://www.scienceoftomorrow.com/mmm_main.htm

Rumble Box - Cool cell shaded box bashing action
http://phackett.com/rumblebox/

Gunz the Duel - Really cool thrid person shooter you can use gunz or a sword and you can run on walls.
http://www.gunzonline.com/

Halo Zero - Halo Zero is a 2D fan game, based on a story before Halo 1, with the Reach battle.
http://www.halozero.new.fr/

Madness Interactive - Fight and shoot people, fun stuff
http://www.flecko.net/games.html

N - Cool ninja platform game
http://www.harveycartel.org/metanet/downloads.html

Cave Story - A platformer/adventure game that easily stands up to the likes of Mario, Metroid, or Castlevania titles of the NES and SNES days. Awesome story and music too.
http://agtp.romhack.net/doukutsu.html

Stair Dismount - A free small 3d game in which you push a model (rag-doll style) down a flight of stairs. The more you hurt the guy, the more points you get.
http://jet.ro/dismount/

Truck Dismount - Like stair dismount, you have to hurt the guy as much as possible to accumulate the most points, except in this one the model is flung from a moving truck into a wall.
http://jet.ro/dismount/

Classics:

Plasma Pong - New take on pong with crazy physics
http://www.plasmapong.com/

FPS:

Wolfenstien Enemy Territory - A free first person team based shooter based on the world of Wolfenstien
http://games.activision.com/games/wolfenstein/

Americas Army - A great game with a rank system and full support
http://www.americasarmy.com/

WarRock- Korean BF2 clone, I think the free beta is up, but until somebody tells me otherwise it will stay here
http://www.warrock.net/#

Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe - Free full game, has everything from the first Hidden and Dangerous game for free! (Available many places)
http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=3825

Starsiege: Tribes - This is the full version of the original tribes game
http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=5054

Puzzle:

TetriNET - online based competitive tetris with many different game modes.... addictive as hell
http://www.tetrinet.org/

TetriNET 2 - Major changes include the fact that all users now play on one master server, and the removal of the much hated piece delay. TetriNET2 is also less buggy and runs more smoothly then its predecessor.
http://www.tetrinet2.com/

Racing

TrackmaniaNations - An awesome free racing game with great graphics, I love this one **has starforce protection, for those who are wary about this.
http://www.trackmanianations.com/indexUk.php

RPG:

Ancient Domains of Mystery - roguelike game which means that it is a single-user game featuring the exploration of a dungeon complex
http://www.adom.de/adom/download.php3

Silkroad Online - Free online RPG, looks pretty good and lots seem to like it
http://www.silkroadonline.net/

Rakion - This Action/Rpg seems wicked (from the creators of Gunbound)
http://rakion.net/

Blitz 1941 - It calls itself a tank MMORPG. You get experience per kill, causing you to level. With each new level new tanks and parts are unlocked.
http://www.blitz1941.com/Blitz.1941

MapleStory - a free MMOARPG (Action RPG), download link is on the left hand side (Must use IE to get to site)
http://www.mapleglobal.com/

Angband - Looks like an old school dungeon crawler based on the books of J.R.R.Tolkien
http://www.thangorodrim.net/

The Elder Scrolls: Arena - "A first-person role-playing game, in which you must rescue the Emperor from his dimensional prison by recovering the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos."
http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/downloads_games.htm

Anarchy Online - This is a free (no fees) version of the original MMORPG Anarchy Online
http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=6213

Princess Maker 2 - Awesome rpg. Seriously you gotta try it. Don't get turned of by the name it is very addicting.
http://www.abandonia.com/games/181/download/PrincessMaker2.htm

Shadowbane - Free as of today! (*Note* Players with lapsed accounts should be able to simply log on again, while new players can download the previously available 15-day trial full version of the game and simply play it as long as they wish. - GameSpot.com)
http://www.shadowbane.com/us/FreeTrial.php

Fly For Fun - What do you know? Another free MMORPG!
http://flyff.gpotato.com/

Dink Smallwood - Imagine a cross between such classics as Zelda, Diablo, and Monkey Island (with a tiny dash of South Park) and you'll have a good idea of what to expect from the game.
http://www.dinknetwork.com/display.cgi?action=Files&Cat=Official

RTS:

Ground Control - Frenetically paced real-time action strategy game of war, secrets, and distant worlds.
http://www.fileplanet.com/156136/150000/fileinfo/Ground-Control-%5BFree-Game]

Steel Panthers - real time strategy WWII game, free of course
http://www.steelpanthersonline.com/main.asp

S.W.I.N.E. - Free, full version of the 2001 strategy game S.W.I.N.E.
http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=8155

Shooter:

Grid Wars - Akin to the popular x360 game geometry wars but free!
http://www.incitti.com/Blitz/

Cherry Blossom - Free japanese shooter
http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/html/game.html

Imperishable Night - Another free japanese shooter from the same place as Cherry Blossom
http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/html/game.html

Endless Fire - A vertically scrolling shmup with a twist: there are no levels and the enemies spawn randomly. When you die, the program takes note of what attack killed you, and starts to use that attack more frequently. It's opengl, so turn your settings all the way down for some crazy speed.
http://www.codespace.co.uk/

Mono - An asteroids-esque game where instead of asteroids you're shooting giant blobs of color (red, green and blue). When a blob bursts it colors the background. The goal is to turn the background completely white by layering the colors.
http://www.binaryzoo.com/games/mono/index.htm

PARSEC47 - Another cool free japanese shooter "Defeat retro enemies modenly."
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/p47_e.html

rRootage - Guess what, another free japanese shooter "Defeat autocreated huge battleships. Shootem up game, 'rRootage'."
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/rr_e.html

Simulators

Freespace 2 - One of the best space sims ever, with a solid single-player campaign and a huge amount of fan-created content. Due to a rather odd licensing agreement and a defunct publisher, it's also freely available
http://scp.indiegames.us/e107_plugins/custompages/scpinstallation.php

FlightGear - Free open source, multi-platform flight simulator. I wouldn't go replacing MS FS 2004 with it, but it's great for the price
http://www.flightgear.org/

Turn Based Strategy

MegaMek - It's a remake of the old battletech boardgame. It's definately more fun with multiple people on a LAN. It's the perfect workplace game.
http://megamek.sourceforge.net/idx.php?pg=main


Sites to check out:

Free MMORPGs- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MMORPGs
Free DOS games - http://www.dosgames.com/
Freeware games and reviews - http://gamehippo.com/
Top 5 free games of 2k5 - http://www.ghacks.net/2005/12/29/5-best-freeware-games-of-2005/
1up.com's 101 free game list (many already in our list) - http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3148013
ABA games - A site of free japanese games, mostly shooters, highly reccomended
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/index_e.html

There are a bunch more that I can't think of off the top of my head, but I think this is a good start, please add and I will put them in this thread!

Updated 3/18/06
 

cyks

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http://www.adom.de/adom/download.php3
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Best RPG I have ever played, and it is free.
It may not have Diablo or WOW graphics, but the depth and replayability pwns both any day.

Caution: L33T RPG fans only.... not for beginner RPGers
 
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N, an awesome freeware platformer.

Be sure to watch some of the online high-score replays (accessible from within the game) ;).
 
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Updated again, and all these games I've played and reccomend them, or somebody else has so that's why they are up there :)
 

roz1281

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http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/html/game.html
I reccomend Perfect Cherry Blossom and Imperishable night. Don't bother translating the page it usually will display wrong and hard to scroll around looking for download links. Here's the direct links incase you don't want to search:

Cherry Blossom:
http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/data/soft/youmu_tr011.lzh

Imperishable Night:
http://mirror0.fuzzy2.com/zun/eiya_tr003.lzh (I think, been a while since I DL'd this one)

most archive programs can open these files.
 

MC FLMJIG

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Very nice

Silkroad is cool too but too much overcrowding. They need new servers or ones with A TON more capacity. Annoying at times.
 

Hupo

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MC FLMJIG said:
Very nice

Silkroad is cool too but too much overcrowding. They need new servers or ones with A TON more capacity. Annoying at times.
The game is beautiful. Its in beta so there will be new servers as time comes.
 

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Endless Fire:

A vertically scrolling shmup with a twist: there are no levels and the enemies spawn randomly. When you die, the program takes note of what attack killed you, and starts to use that attack more frequently. It's opengl, so turn your settings all the way down for some crazy speed.

http://www.codespace.co.uk/

Mono:

An asteroids-esque game where instead of asteroids you're shooting giant blobs of color (red, green and blue). When a blob bursts it colors the background. The goal is to turn the background completely white by layering the colors. This game is really challenging, I have yet to beat it even on easy.

http://www.binaryzoo.com/games/mono/index.htm
 

HHunt

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Freespace 2
One of the best space sims ever, with a solid single-player campaign and a huge amount of fan-created content.
Due to a rather odd licensing agreement and a defunct publisher, it's also freely available, e.g. here.
 
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I updated it with all games listed up to this point, except freeciv cuz i couldn't get onto the site, does it work for anybody else?
 

MrWizard6600

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Blitz 1941.

runs on anything. really. onboard will do. im on a 6600 and plan on upgrading yet this is still one of my staple games

its a tank MMO(RPG?). nice semi-skill needed aiming system. you get experiance per kill, causing you to level. with each new level new tanks and parts are unlocked. sorta Warcraft 3 gfx with almost a flash animation 3d rendered building style. high speed internet not really required. it takes a chunk, but not all of your bandwith.

also companys/guilds are there. so some stratigy involved when you get to the higher levels. VERY few people playing. id say mabey 600. hoping this will boost it a little.

baised in korea? anywho they pull an engRish on you once in a while.

the game IS better then the screen shots lead you to believe.

try it out!
 

HHunt

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ScreamingBroccoli said:
I updated it with all games listed up to this point, except freeciv cuz i couldn't get onto the site, does it work for anybody else?
It appears to be dead, though you can get the source files from other sources. For a limited time only, hosted on my school computer:
Sources
FreeBSD package
Windows build

The windows build is compiled with MinGW and should theoretically not require anything else.
(As a side effect I now know how MinGW works. Interesting.)
 

TheBluePill

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AWESOME THREAD!

To the Poster that put the link of to dosgames.com, THANK YOU, I found a ton of shareware from my olden days and I plan to build a 486 to start playing again..

THANK YOU!!
 
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