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Fun with Physics (based games)

ANTVGM64ANTVGM64 Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Howdy, so I dig physics games. I love Red Faction and Angry Birds, and am looking for games with similar gameplay, namely 1) blowing stuff up that reacts in real time 2) knocking stuff over in real time.


Free is good, tech demos are good, I'm writing an article on physics making games better, and I'd like to point to some free examples, and figured I'd take to the smartest bunch of gamers I know, the PAers.

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    KotenkKotenk Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    crayon physics deluxe !

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I would have to say Just Cause 2. Lots of explode-y goodness in that game.

    Have you tried Boom Blox?

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    ANTVGM64ANTVGM64 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Does Just Cause 2 feature explosions and destructible enviorments? I liked the look of the game but wasn't sure how extreme the explodeyness got. Is it mercs 2 level?

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    OMG Boom Blox (Wii)
    Not really explosive (the sequel may have them, don't know), but knocking over towers of stuff is fuck awesome.

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    Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Touch Physics for the iphone is fucking fun.

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    musanmanmusanman Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    not a lot of blowing stuff up but cut the rope has some fun physics gameplay

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I think what you're looking for is Boom Blox on the Wii.
    Does Just Cause 2 feature explosions and destructible enviorments?

    I would say that it has more destructible stuff, rather than environments. Certainly not in the scale of Mercenaries 2. Lots of explosions, however.

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    AtheraalAtheraal Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Armadillo Run. Best successor to The Incredible Machine out there, imo. That too, if you haven't played it.

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    lunchbox12682lunchbox12682 MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You could also look into Portal and Garry's Mod. Not free, but cheap.

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    DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    GTA IV uses the Euphoria physics engine very well. Messing with people in that game never, ever gets old to me. If you get it on the PC, it comes with a great video editor/creator so you can go nuts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi5adyccoKI

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Just Cause 2 has nothing on Red Faction: Guerrilla

    There are a few things you can blow up, but it's absolutely no where near close to the level of RF:G

    I wish I had something more positive to say; JC2 is a great game, but it's not what you're looking for if you're looking for fully destructible environments.

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    ConstrictorConstrictor The Dork Knight SuburbialandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Kotenk wrote: »
    crayon physics deluxe !

    Also Max and the Magic Marker (on Steam).

    I play these two with my 6 year old son.

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    WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Allow me to introduce you to... PhysicsGames.net

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    SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Daemonion wrote: »
    GTA IV uses the Euphoria physics engine very well. Messing with people in that game never, ever gets old to me. If you get it on the PC, it comes with a great video editor/creator so you can go nuts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi5adyccoKI

    Ahem.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drp9o4E7G7U

    But yes, I thought GTAIV as well, game has really nice physics.

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    DrakenhawkDrakenhawk Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    N! N+ if you want it on console.

    http://www.metanetsoftware.com/

    Physics based ninja jumping action. Indie, but but fun.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The fact no one mentioned Little Big Planet (and it's sequel) is a travesty.

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    MrDelishMrDelish Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm more ashamed at the lack of mention of GarrysMod

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    MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You could also look into Portal and Garry's Mod. Not free, but cheap.

    ?

    I can't really think of any other games that haven't been mentioned, really.

    I second pretty much everything on the list here, with special mention to Crayon Physics Deluxe.

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    DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Satsumomo wrote: »
    But yes, I thought GTAIV as well, game has really nice physics.
    That guy turned off friction or something, right? Love that vid.

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    ANTVGM64ANTVGM64 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This is great, thanks.

    Is there some sort of big, awesome, frequently updated free games database that is sorted via genre, production value and platform?

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    VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    NibbleNibble Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    [size=+3]http://www.physicsgames.net/[/size]

    |EDIT| Building Blaster 2, Crush the Castle 2, and Demolition City 2 are good ones that deal specifically with blowing things up and knocking them over. All are available on the above site.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dang, whats that one indie game where you are the rabbit and you fight other rabbits and wolves?There is a great demo video where the creators show off their blending of the animations to appear more physically real.

    So if your "stuff" includes enemies, then this would apply.

    Also, crysis if you can get it running, Bad Company 2... I like this well and was just thinking about it...Black for PS2 had at least one level with this.

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    my name is mr. lulzmy name is mr. lulz Registered User new member
    hey, i know what you need. endorphin free learning version. its for game developers, so DO NOT BUY IT! get the free learning edition, unless you have $1,500! it has gta4-style physics, A.K.A euphoria.

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    my name is mr. lulzmy name is mr. lulz Registered User new member
    also, go to totaljerkface.com and play happy wheels

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    Conroy BumpasConroy Bumpas Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    i really liked "create" on the xbox 360. , basicly given a challenge like get the car to the goal. and you have so meny objects to place and make it bounce around and get there.

    there a trailer here on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsGphHaGZsU

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