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[G&T] Free Games *UPDATED*

HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
The last free game thread made me want to put together a free game sticky. So, with 90X's help, here it is. Also, I'm going to try to keep Java and Flashed based games off the list for now.

Total Freeware-
America's Army- Multiplayer-Only Army Propaganda FPS :wink:
GunBound - A healthy online mix of anime style characters and worms style gameplay.
Soldat - a side scrolling variation on the CS theme (Thanks to joehonkie for the discription)
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - Team Based Mission Oriented Multiplayer-Only FPS.
Wulfram-Futuristic Online RTS?(thanks to Dravalen in the last free games thread.)
Cloudphobia- Timed Anime Based side-scrolling shooter. (Thanks to Useff in the last free games thread)
ABA Games- Lots of stylish games, rRootage has an Ikuragua-like mode. (Thanks to Useff in the last free games thread)
Fate Axis - The best free game ever? I think so. Combining Soul Calibur inspired gameplay with a heavier anime influence, and a more stylized combo system, this game will shock and awe you. Too bad the story and the website are in solid Japanese. But the menus are in english, so hurrah!
Slime Forrest- An RPG that teaches Japanese...sort of.
Beneath a Steel Sky - Classic Adventure Game (Thanks to JoeHonkie, once again)
3D Doom, 3D Heretic, and 3D Hexen - Self Explanitory. (Thanks to The_Cheese)
Continuum - looks kind of like asteroids online.(Thanks to Helios)
Megamek-The Battletech tabletop game, except online. (Thanks to Machwing)
Free Shoot em' ups- Self explanitory.(Thanks to dizzle)
Dismount- Fun throwing people down stairs or out of trucks. (Thanks to Communist?)
Tetrinet- Tetris online (thanks to CaspianX)
O2Jam - DDR Clone (I don't know his screen-name, but thanks to gabe752@hotmail.com)

Shareware Games/Free games with catches-
Shattered Galaxy- MMORTS, with a futuristic space theme. Free Version players get less experience, less units, etc. etc.
Elasto-Mania- Infamous Dirtbike game. Free version only has 18 levels.
Purge Jihad- "The game is similar to Savage, only Fantasy versus Sci-Fi. And it has RPG elements instead of RTS elements." Free Players only have access to half of the classes. (Thanks to EberKain in those last 2 threads he made about it)
Dinky Bomb- Free online game with more items and weapons in the paid version(Thanks to Eggs)

Beta MMORPGs (May go to P2P at any time)
Priston Tale - 3D MMORPG, somewhat like RO.(Thanks to Dangerous)


Java/Flash Webgames-
Popcap Games (Thanks to Cuthbert)
Street Fighter Online- The title says it all. (Thanks to SomeGuy99)
Quest for the Crown- The best flash game ever. Note: You must play this with sound on.
Spele - Many many games. Also, not in english(mostly). (Thanks to Squashua)
Runescape- A free Java MMORPG(Thanks to Jamsque, I guess)
Neopets- Putting this one up makes me sad.(No thanks to theforthman, :P )
Inflash - Flash stuff. (Thanks to Kato)
Miniclip- Lots of fun flash stuff(Thanks to Fleck0)
Addicting Games- I believe we all know this one.(Steven wouldn't let me forget.)


Now here's a list that I didn't want to seperate and put into the other lists. Awhile back, joehonkie asked for a list of free games, and in the last free games thread, he posted that list again. So:
joehonkie wrote:
Here's a list of some good ones:

Generally - a nice little top down racing game
Neverball - an excellent Monkeyball-like game you control with the mouse
Crack Attack! - a falling block puzzle game that kicks ass
Chromium B.S.U. - a sweet little mouse controlled shooter
DROD - a very tricky puzzle game, in some ways like Sokoban but harder and geekier
Fiend - an awesome 2d survival horror game (watch for pop-ups and spyware installers on that page)
Falcon's Eye - the Nethack dungeon crawling game with a nice visual interface
Star Control 2 - space exploration and battle game, classic, used to be commercial and sold damn well
Laser Squad Nemesis - by the team who did X-com, free to play hotseat, constantly getting new features
Idinaloq - a short but fun vertical scrolling shooter, complete with voice actresses (movies don't work in XP/2000)[Editor's note: The version on that site uses a really old type of data compression. If you want a version that you actually have a chance of being able to extract, look for it on the site that starts with "under" and ends with "dogs".]
Vantage Master - a Final Fantasy Tactics/Disgaea like game
Warning Forever - a vertical scrolling shooter where all you do is take on larger and larger bosses
Neophyte - a series of cute Zelda-like games that have a look and feel similar to Lunar
[Editor's Note: I took out some that were already mentioned]
EDIT: I want to point out that I am indebted to many forumers for their contributions to my list in past threads.

And finally, games mentioned in the last thread that I don't really know how to categorize:
Parsec- "it aims to be a Massively multiplayer space game, but it's vaporware as far as I'm concerned " (Thanks to Runitai for all that.)
Lux wrote:
Little Fighter 2 - Fun for a while. It's a beat 'em up with nice action but the moves aren't that deep.
Survival Project - I haven't downloaded this yet. It's some sort of strategy game...looks good.

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And thus ends Version 1 of the Free Games Sticky
And yes, it will get more organized over time.

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  • DickDick Registered User
    edited January 2004
    Fantastic. You are a god among men.

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  • TezkahTezkah Registered User
    edited January 2004
    Whoa whoa, what about Mac compatibility? :o

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  • joehonkiejoehonkie Registered User
    edited January 2004
    Nice! Thanks.

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  • CuthbertCuthbert Registered User
    edited January 2004
    Good list, but it's lacking in Popcap.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    Cuthbert wrote:
    Good list, but it's lacking in Popcap.

    No java/flash games for a little bit. But, soon.

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  • CuthbertCuthbert Registered User
    edited January 2004
    A lot of the Popcap games are downloadable.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    Cuthbert wrote:
    A lot of the Popcap games are downloadable.

    SOON, DAMNIT!

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    Okay, Popcap's in


    Also, it's been put in the sticky list.

    Hurrah!

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  • CuthbertCuthbert Registered User
    edited January 2004
    That's what I'm talkin' about. Now, go forth and play Zuma, people.

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  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User
    edited January 2004
    Put in some mac and linux games please.

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  • BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User
    edited January 2004
    Cuth: Typer Shark>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>any other typing game ever invented.

    well, there is Street Fighter Online, which is an online version of XMvsSF. Not sure if its legal though, they had a scoff with Marvel a while back which forced them to get rid of anything marvel related on the site. Wolverine, Sentinel, and Cyclops are still in the game though.

    I will look at the other stuff though. Mucho Gracias.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    The_Cheese wrote:
    Put in some mac and linux games please.

    Look through them. Alot of them have Linux versions.

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  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User
    edited January 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    The_Cheese wrote:
    Put in some mac and linux games please.

    Look through them. Alot of them have Linux versions.

    Ooops... :oops:

    Well...what about Mac?

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    The_Cheese wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    The_Cheese wrote:
    Put in some mac and linux games please.

    Look through them. Alot of them have Linux versions.

    Ooops... :oops:

    Well...what about Mac?

    Some have Mac ports, but with OS X, can't you just use the linux versions?

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    Everyone download Survival Project. It's like an Online Super Smash Brothers.

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  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User
    edited January 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    Everyone download Survival Project. It's like an Online Super Smash Brothers.

    !!!!

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    The_Cheese wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    The_Cheese wrote:
    Put in some mac and linux games please.

    Look through them. Alot of them have Linux versions.

    Ooops... :oops:

    Well...what about Mac?

    Some have Mac ports, but with OS X, can't you just use the linux versions?

    No. OS X can use most Unix programs, but not Linux.

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  • BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User
    edited January 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    Everyone download Survival Project. It's like an Online Super Smash Brothers.

    The SP download server hates me. First I can't connect, and then when I do, I only get 55k a second. And here's the best part...

    When I check my download. Its at 107%. yes, 107. something like 94 out of 87 MB. And it won't give me the file. Man, I'm so pissed right now.

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  • crazy_joecrazy_joe Registered User
    edited January 2004
    there will soon be a open beta for harvest moon online

    www.harvestmoononline.com

    the faq says the game will be free forever, and is based on the SNES version of Harvest Moon, just online :)

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2004
    Didn't see Dinky Bomb on the list. This is a free to play online game with additional weapons and levels in the Deluxe version. Worth a look.

    http://www.gamer.tv/page/game_launch_2/3123769.htm

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    Okay. I think I'll update it every saturday with whatever's been mentioned in the thread, and whatever I find.


    Also, that harvest moon thing doesn't count since there's no playable version yet.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited January 2004
    Updated.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    I added Fate Axis, a really awesome free 3D Fighter still in development, that I accidently found while looking for my favorite mech game ever, Axis, which is now abandonware, and can only be played with the "Real Arcade".

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited February 2004
    the worst thing is that free games are often better then 70% of all cash games

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  • BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Hm, Fate Axis seems interesting, now if only I could read Japanese and find out where the heck to download...

    BTW, im not sure if it was the best idea to put this in the Master Sticky. I imagine that 90% of the G&Ters have no clue this exists.

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  • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Survival project is fun for a while, but I wouldn't call it online smash bros.

    also it completely lacks any polish.

    For what its worth, playbase is generally slighter nicer than gunbound

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  • joehonkiejoehonkie Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Hey, I forgot to mention that Beneath a Steel Sky has been released as freeware by Revolution and it runs perfectly under ScummVM.

    scummvm.sf.net

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    I've got some stuff lined up for this list for the weekend, if I can remember it all.

    Anyways, I really do wish this were a normal sticky. Perhaps I can talk a mod into moving it and stickying it in G&T for just a couple days?

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Also, I'm thinking about starting a section for noteworthy mods.

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  • ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2004
    Are any of these multiplayer co-op?

    Thundar and Thandor make the best threads. Coincidence or an unknown evil?
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  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Reposted from my other thread:

    So I was asking my friend when the last time he played doom was, and we mentioned it had been years. We start thinking about how great Doom 2 would be in 3d.

    Look up 3d doom on google, and you'll find this:

    http://www.doomsdayhq.com/index.php

    3d fucking doom, with full Deathmatch and Co Op support.

    Been playing this for the last few hours, and it's GREAT.

    Some screens:

    http://www.malcolmduncan.ca/Doom%20Screens/

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  • ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2004
    http://members.rott.chello.nl/~r.vanmastbergen/index.html


    streets of rage clone/unofficial sequel for many platforms including ps2 and dreamcast

    Thundar and Thandor make the best threads. Coincidence or an unknown evil?
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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Thandor wrote:
    http://members.rott.chello.nl/~r.vanmastbergen/index.html


    streets of rage clone/unofficial sequel for many platforms including ps2 and dreamcast

    I'll put it up once an XP compatible version is out.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    Thandor wrote:
    http://members.rott.chello.nl/~r.vanmastbergen/index.html


    streets of rage clone/unofficial sequel for many platforms including ps2 and dreamcast

    I'll put it up once an XP compatible version is out.

    I don't think that's right. 'Cause none (I think) of those games have Mac compatible versions, but they're on there. :wink:

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    Thandor wrote:
    http://members.rott.chello.nl/~r.vanmastbergen/index.html


    streets of rage clone/unofficial sequel for many platforms including ps2 and dreamcast

    I'll put it up once an XP compatible version is out.

    I don't think that's right. 'Cause none (I think) of those games have Mac compatible versions, but they're on there. :wink:

    Yeah, but look at that, it's for Dos, Dreamcast, and PS2.

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  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Dammit could someone please add Priston Tale to that list. http://eng.pristontale.com It baffles me why nobody's heard of it.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Dangerous wrote:
    Dammit could someone please add Priston Tale to that list. http://eng.pristontale.com It baffles me why nobody's heard of it.

    Priston Tale is so last July. Actually, it would've been on the list, but I didn't know if it was back to p2p yet.

    Hmm....I should make a category for "beta" MMORPGs that may switch to P2P.

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  • joehonkiejoehonkie Registered User
    edited February 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    Dangerous wrote:
    Dammit could someone please add Priston Tale to that list. http://eng.pristontale.com It baffles me why nobody's heard of it.

    Priston Tale is so last July. Actually, it would've been on the list, but I didn't know if it was back to p2p yet.

    Hmm....I should make a category for "beta" MMORPGs that may switch to P2P.

    Yeah, you could also add in that Fairyland game that LegacyX0 likes.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2004
    Now that you have Java/Flash up there, I'm addicted to this place.
    http://www.spele.nl/

    It's got SLOW Lemmings in DHTML (yes, DHTML) and Multi-player Bomberman as well as a ton of other stuff archived.

    Oh, and it's GERMAN or some other moon language, so it's really tough to read, but you'll get the picture.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Hmm, we really need to make this thread more mainstream.

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