16 Free Games – Part 1

Posted January 6, 2009 7:00 am by with 8 comments

Here’s a list of free games you can get right now. All of them are ready for download and don’t cost a dime.

I’ve made a point to choose games that are at least somewhat recent (if not very recent concerning releases) so that they run a-okay on your computer.

Note: Many of these games run on Windows, Mac OS X and/or Linux. It’s not just “Windows only” stuff here.

image Armagetron Advanced

Remember TRON? Remember the cool light cycle races in that movie? That’s what this game is all about. It’s a TRON clone, multiplayer, 3D and all about light cycle racers.

image Assault Cube

This is an FPS (first-person-shooter). It requires the cube engine to play.

Here’s a video of the gameplay. Looks pretty darned good for a freebie.

image Battle for Wesnoth

This is an RPG (role-playing-game) and has been mentioned in comments here and there on PCMech from time to time. If you play Runescape but wanted something a little different, BoW is for you.

image Crossfire

This game is billed as a “cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game.” A huge plus of this game is that the hardware requirements to play only require a PC with a 200MHz processor and 128MB of RAM.

Note: This is a very “old school” looking game – but it has a good following nonetheless.

image Darwinbots

Billed as an “artificial life simulator that merges the gameplay of C-Robots type arena with adaptive asexual population dynamics.”

Don’t worry, I have no idea what that means either. :-) But it’s there if you want to try it out.

image FlightGear

Billed as a flight simulator. If you like flight simulators, you will like this. It’s very detailed and very cool for those into this sort of thing.

Be sure to check out the gallery of screenshots for this game. Darn good looker.

More to come!

8 responses to 16 Free Games – Part 1

  1. Hüllen January 6th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I really like this Assault Cube-Game. For a freeware it’s quite good.

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  2. Mik January 6th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    @Hüllen

    Assault Cube-Game is Not what is known as “freeware” it is Open-Source sofeware just like FireFox, OpenOffice, Linux and 1000′s of other software and programs (including lots of games). You are free to download any open-source software and use it, change it, copy it and pass it on to as many people as you want to for free. And yes Assault Cube-Game is not a bad little game to play…

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  3. Mik January 6th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    FlightGear is another open-source game which I have spent many many many hours playing. If you like this sort of game then good but if you are not sure then try it out but give some time to get used to it. Best of all it is open-source and free so it will not cost you anything to try it out, apart from some time that is. and enjoy…

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