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The "Free Game" Topic

Postby Teancum » Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:04 pm

Okay, the goal here is to simply keep a running list of all fun free games that people can play. I'll be updating the first post with a full list of games to download:

Going to add ratings to each game (out of 5 stars -- each person)

Gunz: The Duel (multiplayer matrix-esque shooter) 4.25/5 --Teancum
http://www.gunzonline.com

Knight Online (MMORPG?)
http://www.knightonlineworld.com/ -- currently down?

Racer: A Free Car Simulation (Racing) 4.0/5 --Teancum
http://www.racer.nl
http://forum.rscnet.org/forumdisplay.php?f=111

Wolfenstien: Enemy Territory (online first person shooter) 4.5/5 --Various Users
http://www.pcgamemods.com/4.html -- Game, maps and mods

Nexuiz (first person shooter)
http://www.nexuiz.com

Stargate Wars (not really sure what it is)
http://www.stargatewars.com

Code Red: Alien Arena (first person shooter)
http://www.planetquake.com/cor/codered --look in downloads section
Watch this one, Alien Arena 2006 comes out in November

007: Time Goes Backwards - also known as 007 Quake (first person shooter) 2.75/5 --Teancum
http://www.007quake.com/ -- no updates in a long time

America's Army (first person shooter) 4.25/5 --Teancum (Think Counter Strike, without the suckiness)
http://www.americasarmy.com/

Control Monger (first person shoter)
http://www.controlmonger.com/

Cube (first person shooter)
http://www.cubeengine.com/

Digital Paintball 2 (first person shooter)
http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~digitalpaint/news.php

Kuma War (first person shooter)
http://www.kumawar.com/

Starsiege Tribes - also known as Tribes 1 (first person shooter) 2.25/5 --Teancum
Great for it's day I'm sure, but doesn't stand the test of time
http://www.sierra.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=286

Warsow (first person shooter)
http://www.warsow.net/?p=news

Wulfram 2
http://www.wulfram.com/

Armagetron (TRON light cycle game) 4/5 -- ShadowHawk
http://armagetronad.net/

Freeciv (Free clone of Civlization)
http://www.freeciv.org/

Flight Gear (flight sim)
http://www.flightgear.org

Glest (Warcraft-esque midieval strategy game)
http://www.glest.org/

Pingus (Lemmings clone - with Penguins)
http://pingus.seul.org/welcome.html

Anarchy Online (MMORPG)
http://www.anarchy-online.com/

BloodLust: (Vampire MMORPG)
http://www.lasthalfofdarkness.com/bloodlust/

Martial Heroes (Marial Arts MMORPG)
http://www.martialheroes.com/open/main.html

Project-Entropia (Futuristic MMORPG)
http://www.project-entropia.com/Index.ajp

RYL2: Inclomplete Union (highly rated MMORPG)
http://www.ryl2.com

Thang Online (highly rated MMORPG)
http://thang.ongameport.com/

GeneRally (Top-down racing game) 4.5/5
Addictively simple and fun, with online play, and addon tracks/vehicles
http://generally.rscsites.org/
http://forum.rscnet.org/forumdisplay.php?f=199

NetKar (Racing simulation) Very realistic, requires a wheel)
http://www.nkzone.com/

Grand Theft Auto (self explanitory)
Grand Theft Auto 2 (self explanitory)
Wild Metal (vehicle combat)
http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/

Ground Control (3D strategy)
http://www.fileplanet.com/156136/150000 ... d-Control-[Free-Game]

Navy Training Excercises (Navy Sim)
http://nte.navy.com/

Albatross 18 (fantasy online golf)
http://www.fileplanet.com/157395/150000 ... ame-Client

Sonic Robot Blast II (3D Sonic game) 3.75/5 --Teancum
You need to tweak the cameras to your liking. Visit the forums for more playable characters plus addon levels.
http://www.srb2.org







To find even more free games, visit this Wikipedia link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_game_software

For more MMO's, visit:
http://www.onrpg.com

WHEW! Long list, eh? Well, let me know when you see new, free, quality games and we'll add to it.

http://www.caiman.us/scripts/fw/f3dshooter.html
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Postby Kaos4 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:37 pm

wow thanks Teancum!! :D

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Postby Leviathan » Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:15 pm

I've always thought it'd be a great idea to gather links pointing to free games...
Nice work, Tean' !... :wink:

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Postby Teancum » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:12 pm

Added some ratings -- If you've played one of these, gimmie a rating (out of 5) and I'll post it with your name by it.

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Postby guru » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:30 pm

i totally forgot about my uber mage on knight online! thanks for this post T!

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Postby geoman777 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:00 am

granf theft auto 2 is really bad, i would give it a 2.5, because the top down graphics suck and its really hard to control. Im not suprised its free.

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Postby ShadowHawk » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:33 am

Partly because we are used to the 3d GTA. But it was scored lower on PCGamer because of the control prob, if I remember correctly, and it didn't really bring anything new to the table.

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Postby Precise_Moon » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:43 am

Grand Theft Auto & Grand Theft Auto 2
When the original Grand Theft Auto first hit the PC in 1998, the game was already courting controversy: its brazenly amoral gameplay actually rewarded the player for wanton criminal conduct. But competing titles such as Carmageddon--a Death Race 2000-inspired car combat racer that awarded points for mowing down as many pedestrians as possible--were an easier lightning rod for critics. By comparison, GTA's cartoonish, top-down 2D point-of-view seemed like little more than an amped-up Hot Wheels. Grand Theft Auto 2 refined the gameplay of the original title the following year, but Rockstar wouldn't perfect the formula until taking the mayhem 3D in 2001 with Grand Theft Auto III. For gamers familiar with only such 21st-century GTA landscapes of Vice City and San Andreas, the company has subsequently released the original two games--reoptimized for current PCs and Windows versions--as free downloads.

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Postby ShadowHawk » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:40 pm

Precise_Moon, the official rockstar games advertiser. :)

Played Armagetron. Addicting as hell. I give it 4 out of 5 because sometimes the AI does really stupid things.(saw one go around in circles and kill himself right at the beginning. Duh.) But the AI does learn your stratagy somewhat, so it still is a challenge. (Specially against 5 AIs). Graphics are not that bad considering a free game and the movie pak makes it look like TRON. Controls are easy to use and each level can be customized by size, length of wall, Blast radius, etc. Warning, get plenty of sleep, been up all night playing it, close to 38 hrs to be exact, and lost track of time. :P

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Postby Teancum » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:29 pm

In the process of playing Sonic Robo Blast 2 -- going to test it on my spare 500mhz AMD to see how it runs. Review score to come.

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Postby Talibanman » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:49 am

play americas army people!!

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Postby Teancum » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:31 am

Added Sonic Robo Blast 2 score.

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Postby Blackcurrent » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:07 am

The Ur-Quan Masters, aka Star Control II. Real cool RPG/RTS

http://www.download.com/The-Ur-Quan-Masters/3003-7537_4-10399318.html?tag=sptlt_g

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Postby ShadowHawk » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:24 am

been looking forever for this on the net. Saw it in PC gamer last year and thought the idea was cool. Warning, this 3d shooter is very large and I hope you have the harddrive space for it (96k :P) Seriously, it will need a fast system to run it.

http://www.theprodukkt.com/index.html (homepage)
http://www.theprodukkt.com/kkrieger.html (Game)

it is only a concept to show what can be done, but who knows. might give nimlot an idea.

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RE: The "Free Game" Topic

Postby Precise_Moon » Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:34 am

For those who like BF2 this is a good free altenative

http://www.warrock.net/

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Postby Moving_Target » Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:00 pm

Two free games Attack of the Show on G4 found are:

Halo Zero
2D Halo before halo with co-op
http://www.halozero.new.fr/

Duck Doom
Duck hunt + Doom
http://forums.gamemaker.nl/index.php?showtopic=81168

I havent tried Halo Zero, but duck doom is so much fun

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Postby Leviathan » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:53 am

Wouldn't "Duck Hunt" be a Flash-based game ? :|

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Postby Moving_Target » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:01 pm

Duck Hunt was from the NES packaged in the same cartriage as Super Mario Bros. You needed the gun to play Duck Hunt. (I still have that game, the gun, and the system)

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Postby Leviathan » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:22 pm

However, I'm sure that a Flash version of that game exists on the Web... (In fact, I've already tried it, and I hope the NES adaptation is better than the online one... :roll: )

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