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#1 r2d2A2B2



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

This is a selected list of freeware video games implemented as traditional executable files that must be downloaded and installed.

  • Ace of Spades (video game) is a free voxel based fps base on Ken Silverman's voxlap engine.
  • Ahriman's Prophecy is a prequel to the Aveyond RPG series.
  • Alien Swarm is a free top down shooter from Valve used to test the Source 2010 beta.
  • America's Army is the official United States Army game.
  • Anchorhead is a horror interactive fiction game.
  • ADOM is a roguelike game (technically postcardware) by Thomas Biskup.
  • Armored Brigade is a freeware tactical wargame, focusing on realism and playability.
  • Assault Cube is a Counter Strike-like first person shooter with low system requirements.
  • Astro battle is a top down Multi-directional shooter in which players design their own spacecraft and battle other players on-line.
  • Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden is a futuristic role-playing video game starring basketballer Charles Barkley.
  • Baseball Mogul 2006 is a baseball manager game. (Should be moved to List of commercial games released as freeware)
  • Battlefield Hereos
  • Battleships Forever is a real time tactics game with a ship designer.
  • Battlefield Play4free
  • BMW M3 Challenge is a BMW M3 car racing game.
  • BVE Trainsim is a railroad simulator created by Mackoy of Japan.
  • Cave Story is a side-scrolling action-adventure game.
  • Cellfactor: Revolution is a single-player and multiplayer game that uses the Ageia Physx engine.
  • Chex Quest is a comedic Doom clone (technically an advergame).
  • Chicken Invaders is a space shooter by InterAction Studios.
  • Chzo Mythos is a set of four separate adventure games: 5 Days a Stranger, 7 Days a Skeptic, Trilby's Notes and 6 Days a Sacrifice by Ben Croshaw.
  • Cloud is a third-person computer puzzle game based on weather and atmospheric aesthetics.
  • DinoHunters is an advertisement-supported first person shooter and machinima series created by Kuma Reality Games.
  • Dogfights: The Game is a combat flight simulator based on the History Channel series of the same name.
  • Dwarf Fortress is a real-time fantasy roguelike (technically donationware).
  • DX Ball
  • Eastside Hockey Manager is a hockey manager game.
  • Eternal Daughter is a Castlevania-style action-adventure game.
  • Elona is a Roguelike.
  • Ferrari Virtual Race is a Ferrari-licensed racing game.
  • flOw is an ambient Flash game.
  • Gate88 is an abstract top-down futuristic real-time strategy space combat simulator.
  • Genetos is a scrolling shooter.
  • General is a strategy game with text interface.
  • GeneRally is an arcade-style top-down racing game.
  • GhostRecon Online
  • Grid Wars is a Geometry Wars clone.
  • Gunster is a multiplayer scrolling shooter.
  • Hero Core shooter game with Metroidvania elements.
  • Icy Tower is a tower-climbing arcade game.
  • Ikachan is an action-adventure game by Studio Pixel.
  • Iji is a platformer by Daniel Remar.
  • I Wanna Be the Guy is a platformer notable for its difficulty.
  • Jump 'n Bump is a multiplayer battle game. (Should be moved to List of open source games).
  • Junkbot is a Lego-themed puzzle game.
  • Knytt Stories is a 2D exploration platformer with a built in editor by Nicklas Nygren.
  • La-Mulana is a 2D platform game, reminiscent of the MSX game Maze of Galious.
  • Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords is a 2D tile based role playing video game reminiscent of games such as Final Fantasy.
  • Lexus ISF Track Time is a Lexus ISF car racing game.
  • Liero is a 2D side-scrolling shooting game for one or two players (malfunctions on Win2000, WinXP and greater - though will play with sound disabled).
  • Little Fighter is a beat'em up DOS fighting game
  • Little Fighter 2 is a sequel to Little Fighter that is for newer operating systems
  • MapleStory a F2P MMO
  • Minesweeper
  • Moon Whistle is a classic RPG Maker game made by Kannazuki Sasuke.
  • Monster Milktruck is a single-player online game using Google Earth technology.
  • MUGEN is a custom fighting game engine.
  • The Museum of Broken Memories is an adventure game by Jonas Kyratzes.
  • N is a classic platform game with advanced physics.
  • Narbacular Drop is a 3D puzzle game developed by Nuclear Monkey Software. It is the precursor to Valve's Portal.
  • Need for Speed World
  • Noctis is a space exploration simulator. (Should be moved to List of open source games).
  • Notrium is a survival game.
  • Orbiter is a space flight simulator with an emphasis on realistic orbital mechanics.
  • osu! is a freeware simulator of the rhythm video games Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan and Elite Beat Agents.
  • Plasma Pong is a Pong game in which the ball is manipulated by a fluid dynamics environment. It is currently in development hell after the website became defunct.
  • Play65 is an online multi-player backgammon game featuring 3D graphics and community modules.
  • Plobb! is a fast single player 2D arcade shooter, and as a multidirectional shooter shares the gameplay of Asteroids. It features a distinctive game design.
  • Pocket Tanks
  • Progress Quest is a parody of Everquest and the MMORPG genre, focuses on pure character building with no interaction involved.
  • Ragnarok Battle Offline is a 2D fighting game that is spin off of the MMO Ragnarok Online.
  • Runescape
  • Rusty Hearts
  • Quake Live is an official online variant of Quake III Arena, developed by id Software.
  • Scorched 3D is a 3D remake of an artillery game Scorched Earth.
  • A Second Face is a sci-fi adventure game.
  • Seiklus is an ambient single-player action-adventure game.
  • SimSig is a train simulation game based on real UK signalling systems.
  • Skifree is a Windows 95 game.
  • Soldat is a 2d, fast paced, action multi-player shooting game with many different game modes and weapon choices.
  • Space Combat is a 3D space simulator featuring realistic physics.
  • Space Tanks is a 2D/3D gravity game featuring realistic physics.
  • Spelunky is a platforming game that utilizes roguelike gameplay. (Should be moved to List of open source games).
  • Spiral Knights
  • Steel Panthers: World at War is a remake of an older strategy game from Matrix Games.
  • Stepmania A rhythm based online capable game.
  • SubSpace is a 2D top-down space shooter game with massive multiplayer capabilities.
  • Super Cosplay War Ultra is a 2D fighting game featuring cosplayers.
  • Synaesthete is a student-created psychedelic rhythm shooter.
  • Synth uses procedural generation for the graphics and level design.
  • Syobon action is a Japanese game notorious for its difficulty.
  • Tag: The Power of Paint is a 3D first-person action & puzzle game that uses paint.
  • TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins and its sequel are 2D side-scrolling platform games.
  • Temporal is a platform game involving time travel based puzzles.
  • Tinker
  • Trackmania Nations is a 3D racing game specially developed for the Electronic Sports World Cup by Nadeo.
  • Transcendence is a 2D space adventure game featuring extended moddability.
  • Tribes: Ascend
  • TUMIKI Fighters is a 3D scrolling shooter.
  • Toribash is a 3D ragdoll fighting game in which you control every joint of your fighter.
  • Team Fortress 2 is a PvP based first person shooter with diverse class option (downloaded from Steam)
  • Urban Terror is an online first person shooter
  • Vanguard Princess is a dōjin 2D fighting game
  • Visual Pinball is a pinball simulation editor and game with many tables available.
  • Volvo – The Game (2009, SimBin) is a racing game developed by SimBim Studios and licensed by Volvo to promote the Volvo S60 concept car.
  • Warmonger: Operation Downtown Destruction is an apocalyptic, first-person shooter.
  • Warning Forever is a vertical shooter.
  • Within a Deep Forest is a 2D physics and exploration game.
  • WolfQuest is a wildlife simulation game.
  • Yume Nikki is an "exploration" adventure game themed around dreams and nightmares with basic pixel graphics.
The list is updated every-so-often, if you think something is missing then please tell us and we will add it.
Last time updated: 17. June 2012

#2 Akuma Homura

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

You're missing Minesweeper, the greatest PC game of all time.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

Do F2P mmo's count too?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

Do F2P mmo's count too?

Well, MapleStory IS mentioned there, so I guess they do count.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

TF2 is here as well...

Runescape, and Spiral Knights are F2P too, so add them to the list!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

  • Cave Story is a side-scrolling action-adventure game.

Best game on the list :D

Rusty Hearts should be added to the list, too.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:50 AM

Battlefield Hereos

Need for speed world

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Some old favorites of my younger days.... Both by the same Site / guy.

Pocket Tanks
DX Ball (you can find an amped up version on the Wii Homebrew browser, with more powerups).

Also, if you include Free-To-Play games
Tribes: Ascend
GhostRecon Online...
...Quake Live I uh nuh?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:11 AM

Thanks for input, I updated the list.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:04 PM

Battlefield Play4free

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

Battlefield Play4free

Added :ph34r:

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

Katawa Shoujo?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

Super Crate Box is a free to play game on Steam. While DC Universe Online is F2P on PS3, Steam, and the 360.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

Google Megaman 8 Famicom. It's megaman 8 remade in 8-bit. I say try that one out. There is also a megaman 7 one. The games are reven compatable with the Xbox 360 controller, you just have to navigate the japanese settings which ain't too hard.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

These are all games that I have myself, although I may not have finished them. I didn't see them on the list, so I thought they could be added. Am I to provide links as well? I saw the only one that does have a link was MapleStory, so I wasn't sure.

Ai To Yuuki To Kashiwamochi (Love, Courage, and Leaf-Wrapped Rice Cake) is a 3-in-a-row puzzle game which features a little girl named Ai and her love of sweets. Created from the same team who made Irisu Syndrome.

Eternally Us is a point-and-click adventure game. Very short, but simple and bittersweet.

forbidden.exe is a "guide the cursor through the maze" game.

Ib is a horror game made with RPG Maker; it stars a little girl named Ib, and the story follows her as she goes to an art exhibition with her parents. Games made from similar if not the same maker--does not feature the same story as Ib:
Mad Father
The Crooked Man
The Witch's House
Sailor Moon: Another Story 2 (Although, it isn't a horror title, it's a fan-sequel of a Japan-only game that was on the Super Nintendo made in RPG Maker.)

IMSCARED could best be described as survival-horror game revolving around the entity known as White Face.

Irisu Syndrome is a puzzle game that differs from the traditional blocks in a puzzle field. The story behind this game involves three college students on a camping trip.

SkiFree is a game that was featured on Windows 98. The goal is to try to get to the bottom of the skiing course (in either the fastest time or the most points? Never figured that out as a kid).

Chip's Challenge is another Windows 98 game, but there may be some problem in trying to play it due to incompatibilities.