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Old 12-17-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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The original list became intractable so, by popular demand, I reorganized the list by genre and thinned it down to (in my opinion) the most popular and polished games. I've steered clear of including demo games, games in development with limited playability, and games of questionable legality.

First Person Shooter (FPS)

Action
  • Grand Theft Auto 1&2 (Windows | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Commercial criminal shooter.
  • Soldat (Windows | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Run and gun similar to Worms with FPS elements.
  • Little Fighter 2 (Windows | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Anime scrolling fighting game.
  • Allegiance (Windows | Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Commercial space combat shooter with RPG elements.
  • Freespace 2 (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Commercial space combat shooter with RPG elements.

Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Turn Based Strategy (TBS)
  • Freeciv (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Clone of commercial Civilization series.
  • Battle for Wesnoth (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player | Wikipedia) - Fantasy themed adventure.
  • GunBound (Windows | Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Turn based anime artillery game similar to Worms.
  • MegaMek (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Clone of Classic BattleTech board game.
  • Scorched 3D (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - 3D clone of Scorched Earth.

Arcade
  • StepMania (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player, Multiplayer | Wikipedia) - Clone of commercial Dance Dance Revolution.
  • Neverball (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player | Wikipedia) - Clone of commercial Super Monkey Ball.
  • Tux Racer (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player | Wikipedia) - Penguin racing simulation.
  • SuperTux (Windows, Mac, Linux | Single Player | Wikipedia) - Clone of commercial Super Mario.

Moved back to PC Games. Restickied.
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Old 12-17-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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You have it on your list already but I'll just add that America's Army 2.0 Special Forces is the BEST FPS game in existance free or otherwise!
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Old 12-17-2003, 04:03 PM   #3
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PristonTale - completely free MMORPG currently in beta
GeneRally - top down arcade racer
Stair Dismount & Truck Dismount - a couple cool games
Warblade - Galaga type game, the beta version is still free
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Old 12-17-2003, 04:23 PM   #4
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PristonTale - completely free MMORPG currently in beta
GeneRally - top down arcade racer
Stair Dismount & Truck Dismount - a couple cool games
Warblade - Galaga type game, the beta version is still free
Thanks, I'll try those! I added them to the list.
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Old 12-17-2003, 04:34 PM   #5
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Wow. This is a kickass thread.
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Old 12-17-2003, 05:36 PM   #6
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CGW has an issue that included 101 "free" "games". (Free is in quotation because some are shareware, and games because some are just Mods). They included some of these titles.

http://www.computergaming.com/articl...1335753,00.asp

My brother got a kick out of the above-mentioned stair and truck dismount. The Bridge Construction set was really good, too.

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Old 12-17-2003, 05:44 PM   #7
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That list is awesome. This will keep me busy for a while.
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:55 PM   #8
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CGW has an issue that included 101 "free" "games". (Free is in quotation because some are shareware, and games because some are just Mods). They included some of these titles.

http://www.computergaming.com/articl...1335753,00.asp

My brother got a kick out of the above-mentioned stair and truck dismount. The Bridge Construction set was really good, too.
Thanks. I added the non-repeats in.
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:52 PM   #9
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What about Subspace/Continuum? That's gotta be my favorite free on-line game.

The main Subspace site is under construction, but here are a couple of links to give you a feel for it:

List of ships used in most, if not all, Subspace arenas.


Main Subspace/Continuum download page.
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Old 12-18-2003, 12:43 PM   #10
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Yeah, great thread. Maybe worthy of a sticky like the other thread for free/shareware. As games become "abandonware" (like Hidden & Dangeruos) they could be added. GOOD WORK randum!
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Old 12-18-2003, 04:10 PM   #11
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What about Subspace/Continuum? That's gotta be my favorite free on-line game.

The main Subspace site is under construction, but here are a couple of links to give you a feel for it:

List of ships used in most, if not all, Subspace arenas.


Main Subspace/Continuum download page.

Wow! That game is fun! I just played it for about 2 hours! I added it to the list.
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Old 12-19-2003, 05:02 AM   #12
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awsome list, thanks!
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Old 12-19-2003, 07:16 AM   #13
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Old 12-19-2003, 09:54 AM   #14
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Desert Combat is not a standalone free game.. but man does it kick-ass!
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:15 PM   #15
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awesome list!
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:50 PM   #16
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bump for the best list I've ever seen!!!!
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:40 PM   #17
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Thanks for the compliments. I'll periodically update this thread if I find any new free games.
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Old 12-19-2003, 06:52 PM   #18
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THanks. I'll save this thread for later.
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Old 12-19-2003, 10:54 PM   #19
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wow i can't wait to play the scorched earth 3d! i remember wasting zillions of hours with my friends on that game. too bad i have to hit the sack right now.
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Old 12-20-2003, 04:54 AM   #20
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Look here for abandonware games. There are tons of them worth playing, even if they are at least a few years old.
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Old 12-20-2003, 05:23 AM   #21
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Can someone point me to a link where i can download the complete version of America's Army?

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Old 12-20-2003, 08:44 AM   #22
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Can someone point me to a link where i can download the complete version of America's Army?

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Sure...

http://www.americasarmy.com/downloads/

You have to go through and do a bunch of single player training type stuff (basic training, marksmanship, sniper, airborne, medic, special forces, etc) to unlock all the multiplayer maps but it's WORTH IT! If you have trouble with anything go to the forums...

http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewfo...17c7f87a0221e8

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Old 12-20-2003, 10:55 AM   #23
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Actually.. i meant the complete 650MB file...
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Old 12-20-2003, 11:45 AM   #24
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Actually.. i meant the complete 650MB file...
Yea...there are 20 sites linked there where you can find the full V2.0 file.
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Old 12-20-2003, 07:57 PM   #25
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This should get a sticky. How is Pristontales?
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