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We're going to start up a list of awesome (Or at least Half-Decent) games for free. Try not to just spam the list, but make some heartfelt contributions you think others will enjoy. I'll Start.

WARNING: Will not be held responsible in any way for lack of sleep, missed assignments, late projects, procrastination, wasted days, late nights, early mornings, tardiness, lack of social contact, etc.

Cave Story - Megaman had a baby with Metroid, and so came Cave Story. An amazing game.

Dwarf Fortress- I Have no clue what I'm doing but fuck if it's not addicting

Star Control 2 - One of the most epic Space Games ever made. Explore the Galaxy, collect Minerals across countless planets, upgrade your ship, and save Mankind from the Ur-Quan.

Elona - Not quite sure how to explain it. A good rpg(?). Well worth a look.

Marathon - A stylish Doom-Like Shooter, but with a little more bang in the buckshot. An imaginative and evocative Science-Fiction tale. Takes time to get rolling, but ends with a bang.

FreeCiv - A Open Source Civilization game. A basic mish-mash of all the best features. Give the game a try if you've never played the series before. Addiction 85% guaranteed.

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I love this guy.
Everything here, especially Torus Trooper. And Gunroar. And rRootage.

Video shows those three in that order.

Warning Forever - A space shooter that's nothing but bosses. The boss evolves to take advantage of your play style depending on where you attack it from, what guns killed you, and how you're attacking.

Burning Sand 2 - IMO, one of the best of the "falling sand" genre. This one's still in beta, but it's got a lot of features. You need a mouse with scroll wheel and middle click.

Zen Bondage - This is a really good game to chill out and calm down with. You're given a wooden block of several different shapes, and the object is to wrap string around all of the flat surfaces. It's hard to explain - watch the video on the linked page. The people who made it's page is down, but you can grab it here:

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Urban Dead:

Browser-based zombie survival game I've been playing almost since it first lanched. Just as fun is the metagame aspect via its wiki, where you can influence the development of new skills, join groups (both survivor, undead, and PKer), and keep track of the city of Malton.

Just watch out for /b/.

I tried FreeCiv a while back... I didn't really get into it. Maybe I should give it another chance...

Pandemic 2 is an awesome flash game

Nexus War - An Action-Point system MMO, set on an island with portals to five different planes, each quite substantial. There are three tiers of levels, each with three different Alignments (Unaligned, Good, and Evil), and shitloads of skills.

The main focus of the game is clan combat. You can play as a loner, but large-sized factions get the benefits of a safehouse, a place to store items, and attribute bonuses. There's an honor system that mainly depends on a giant game of capture the flag with other clans - break into their base, kill all their members, and you can steal their flag.

The only problem is that unless you really like playing in clans, the game easily drops into an exercise in grinding door repairs and books read.

chorensha68k, a very very good shooting game.
galshell: blood red skies, another shooting game, with incredible music, and really grotesque graphics.


The battle for Wesnoth

One of the better purely open source games, which i usually find suffering heavily from a lack of decent artwork.

It's not a bad game too, a turn based fantasy game, rather similar to oldschool titles.

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The battle for Wesnoth

One of the better purely open source games, which i usually find suffering heavily from a lack of decent artwork.

It's not a bad game too, a turn based fantasy game, rather similar to oldschool titles.

Also /r/ a sticky


Good little shooter.

  Shit Game

A few great games.

First off is Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe. (Win, Lin, OS X)

OpenTTD is a clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features. - Game Site - Data files required for the game

Next is Armagetron Advanced (Win, Lin, OS X)

"A Tron clone in 3D"
This has been the tagline of Armagetron, since, well, a very long time, and is probably the shortest and most accurate description possible. Tron was an arcade game based on the movie of the same name, release by Disney in 1982. The original game consisted of 4 sub-games, the only one of concern is the 'Light Cycles' one, in which the player uses a left/right joystick to control a 'Light Cycle' which leaves a wall behind it wherever the cycle it goes, turning only at 90 degree angles...

And finally Allegiance (Win only)

Allegiance is a free, online, multi-player space simulation game. You pilot spacecraft, flying in a team with other players, defending and attacking sectors in space. Allegiance challenges your tactical ingenuity, your ability to function in a team and your prowess at blowing stuff up. Experienced players take command and lead their teams to victory or defeat.


Along the same lines of IWBTG. Amusing platformer.


Insurgency, a pretty good HL2 mod. Basically a poor man's BF2 without vehicles (yet). Still in beta. Requires a Steam account and Half Life 2 installed.

YSFlight, a nice flight simulator. Very simple graphics. There are websites out there dedicated to modding new planes (if you use the term "planes" liberally) which is a plus.

Okay, I have no idea how to properly install this game.

Well if Urban Dead and Nexus Wars is up here, why not?

Galava is a browser based, Medieval themed, nation building simulator. The game is still in a form of Beta with a global reset coming up.

The game allows you to build an Empire complete with Provinces as well as three different kinds of units along with siege units or even an Arcanus to cast spells. Players can join with others to form guilds and declare war upon each other with their units.

Playing only require minutes a day.

Anon has made their appearance in this and similar games. In this one, they are known as KRJ.


How would you govern your country? Like a king or like a fool, like a dictator or like a anarchist, well now you can.

Unfortunetly it's really community based now, RPing and war only work through RP and as such it is kinda lame when you're waiting for shit to start rolling.

Can't believe I forgot this one.

Well of Souls is an MMORPG that, while lacking in graphic quality, is surprisingly addictive. You choose from a variety of classes to fight monsters and other players if you are so inclined. You can even make your own custom sprites if you look up the tutorial on how. And all the music is in midi form and it can be easily be replaced with other midis so you can listen to your own songs. If you're a talented programmer, you can make your own maps and quests.

Hot diggity damn, why did real /v/ never have threads as useful as this?

Well let me think; trolls, newfags, idiots, toruneyfags, pirates, assholes, rageaholics, should I keep going?


I'd have thought there'd have been at LEAST one thread about this, considering the sheer volume...

Just because theres a lot of them doesn't mean some of them aren't assholes.

No Frets on Fire? For shame.

A lot of 3DREALMS games from the Apogee era are available as freeware at their website

Alien Carnage / Halloween Harry
Bio Menace
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
and Duke Nukem 3D among others

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A fun game where you draw over your enemies in various ways to defeat them. Why this hasn't been ported over to the DS is beyond me.


A browser-based RPG that parodies most RPG's.

good for a few laughs.

also, I remember playing an old browser-based game where you were in control of a nation and you led your troops with heroes when you did battle. Does anyone know what this is?


Direct link to Bunny Must Die. I think it's a sister game to "Chelsea and the 7 Devils."

It's all in Japanese, but it basically plays like the newer Castlevania games. Tough little platformer that uses multiple weapons and time rewinding.

You may need to switch to Japanese on applocale to play it properly.

Quick note on getting started: After you beat the first boss you can rewind time, use this to get past the gate you start near that only opens for one second.

Slash'EM (Super Lotsa Added Stuff Hack - Extended Magic):

Basically, it's Nethack with a bunch of new areas, monsters, races, classes, items, spells.

how do I get bunny must die to work?




Oh man, word of warning, if you do play this stay as far as you can from the forums and chat. is an internet parody game, fun for killing a few minutes.

I played UD a while back. I didn't get to know anyone, so once I got all the skills, I stopped.

wesnoth would be better if it weren't so fucking hard to make your own stuff

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Word of warning, let's try and keep the chatter to a minimum. The list should be purely informative. If you would like to discuss a game in further depth, please by all means create a new thread.

Oh, and by the way guys. YOU'RE AWESOME. Keep up the good work.

Ginormo Sword

La-Mulana - Inspired by the likes of Maze of Gallious, this game is a giant love letter to the MSX and its users. A huge game with mind boggling puzzles and outright unforgiving difficulty at times. Metroid + Castlevania 2 + Swift Kick to the Junk = La-Mulana

If there are any flight sim people out there you might like to check out FlightGear.
It's no Microsoft Flight Simulator but it is still good.



Oh, and if you have Risk, One World Dominion used to be published for it as an unauthorized expansion set -- it's now available from the owners as a free PDF.

Believe me, it's awesome.


Hikkikomori Quest - Yea yea yea, it's a weeaboo RPG, but it's fun nonetheless.

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Tales of Game's Presents Chef Boyardee's Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa

A JRPG with a battle system like SMRPG and Paper Mario

Also is completely awesome.

Gunbound a turn-based artillery games

Silk Road is a free fantasy MMORPG

Guys, quit posting so many shitty free-Online MMO's. No one cares, and no one wants to play a gimped new age share-ware version of a game that constantly tells you to spend 15 dollars to become a "PREMIUM" user.

God, I remember playing Patchouli Knowledge's tracks back when I tried out the game, it left me in fucking rage. 20 MINUTES TO HIT THAT FINISH LINE FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKK


nifflas has atmospheric side scrolling games that are very good, very fun, and very FREE

knytt stories even has a level editor

Cave Story is mega super kawaii~. :333333

I love this thread. ;_;

Alpha bounce.
I keep thinking "theres no way I can stay addicted to this" but its obvious why I am.
Its a brick breaking game, that lets you work towards permanent achievements. How can you NOT get addicted.

The only problem s playing three games a day.

The Dead Case - A point and click adventure where you are a ghost who must solve the mystery of his own death and others' before moving on to the next life.

What, nobody mentioned Yahtzee's games?

I have this thing for fucked up and/or horror games games so his Chzo point and click quadrilogy fit my tastes pretty well.

Trilby's Note kinda stands out a bit since rather than pointing and clicking on things, you need to type in your actions like a text-adventure. Kinda sucks if you forget some character's names....

The gameplay in Trilby's Notes was a pain in the ass to develop so he went back to regular point and click for the final installment.

Finally, there's 1213, a pretty cool psychological sci-fi thriller about a man known only as 1213 who can't remember shit about himself and is repeatedly put through dangerous hazard courses....then his cell door opens for no reason one day and things quickly go south.

The games are all free, but Yahtzee gives out special editions of his games with a five dollar donation.....though I wouldn't mind sharing the ones I've already got :P

Has this been posted?

Breaking the Tower

For those that like it slow.

Here's Galshell 2:Bullet Rain





i should have listened to the warning
on one hand this is the best game ever, on the other hand GOOD BYE PRODUCTIVITY

I hope you're fucking Happy. Now I'm never going to finish College.

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Everyone knows it's just a scam anyways.

Why hasn't anybody said N yet? Shit is so cash a remake is on XBLA, PSP, and DS.

God damn it, give me more games to play. If there aren't more games to play than I have time left in my life, this thread is doing it wrong.

Untitled Story - A non-linear platformer, can be a bit esoteric in some areas.

Abandoned - A maze explorer game, can be confusing in some places.

The Pretentious Indie Gamer Scene - A blog chock full of "indie game" (meaning obscure freeware) reviews.

Nikujin- the link is a review with a link to the game itself, so I don't think I really need to say anything here.


yume nikki is a game with almost no gameplay. you play as a girl who refuses to go outside at all. she sleeps. she explores her dream world. she records them in her diary.

it may be the most bizarre game you will ever play.

Rosenkreuz Stilette

Do you like Megaman? Do you like cute anime girls? Then this game may be something for you. It's basically a Megaman clone, some stages even have the same layout as some of the MM series, but you can see it as a homage of kinds. The difficulty is insane though, especially since the last password only takes you to the first of the 8 last levels Wily style.

There IS a story. But sadly no translation (yet). Doesn't matter that much anyway since the plot dialogue can be turned off by playing Arcade Mode. As for the graphics: Characters are decently done with sprites, and the backgrounds are pretty awesome too for a doujin game.

So I got dragged back into Urban Dead somehow. The details aren't exactly clear in my head, but after basically vanishing from the game in May I've been brought back.

Very basic, text-based browser adventure with low-level graphics. Downloading the UDToolbar attachment streamlines the somewhat clunky interface and gives shiny new graphics, but the whole appeal is in the userbase, which is extensive and very well-developed.

It takes a lot of work and a while to get into, but the results and community make the work worthwhile. Community is centered around the Wiki, which lays out the game in detail and is where a big chunk of the user interaction takes place. Wiki is linked from the main site.

If you're interested in doing philanthropic work in a small area, head over to the Dulston suburb after signing up and ask for the ELT- or for that matter any of the Dulston Alliance groups. They'll help you get started off right.


PS it's easiest to start out as a fireman because your fireaxe does decent damage and doesn't run out of ammo; you'll gain enough experience to get all other class skills soon enough anyway.


Kinda fun in a keep-coming-back-every-ten-minutes sort of way, though the forums seem to be full of people who love it so much they spend their paychecks on points. It's much harder to improve your ship if you're not willing to spend IRL gold on it, but at least you have your pride.

Any other games out there like Breaking the Tower? Civilisation games without the wars (boring) or politics (also boring).

Phun - 2D physics sandbox.

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I feel like an idiot for not mentioning this.
A Sonic T. Hedgehog game that uses the same module as the old DOOM games. Has not only a good single player experience, plus unlockables, but it also has an online gaming option with several modes (CTF, Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Race, and Coop) to host both private IP games or public games. To add to this, there is a massive mod community, with several XBAWKZ HUEG level additions, or whole new Coop/Single Player campaign modes to download.

To top it all off, this is only the demo, the full version comes out (for free) soon.


One of the top rated game over at MFGG. Basically you're playing as Toad, classic Mario-type game. You can switch between using a Fire Flower, Hammer, or Yoshi if you can find them. You can find Ace Coins to unlock bonus levels!

Dunno if you want this sort of thing though. If you do, then there are a few I could point out that you might like.

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Oh how could I forgot the picture

Sure, looks cool.

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Erm, alright, i'll give ya a few of my favorites.

Another Mario platformer, good 9.2 score, and one of the few that lets you use the fire flower and cape at the same time.

More of a humorous game. It's not exactly great in quality, but it's nice to play through at least once. Side B'll be more polished, actually tried a bit of it myself, although Someguy got caught up in other things, Kaep left, who knows when it'll be done?

Remember the sidescrolling Bowser bits in Paper Mario 2? Well, somebody decided to be cool and make 2 games based around them! The first allows for play as both Bowser and Kammy Koopa (and has a secret level!), while G.R.O.M. focuses more on Bowser.

There are some other games I myself enjoy (Super Mario Storm, Yoshi VS. Windows), but they're more of forum games, so you'd probably not get 'em unless you were a long-time member. It's easy to look around and find some you might like. Well, that's enough plugging websites for me.


Z- Make/break blocks
Shift- Switch person

oh, arrow keys move left and right (you can only climb one block high) and C resets the level.

I Wanna Be the Guy

A minimalist futuristic sports game. You control a ship that can pass a ball. No weapons, just recharging speed boost. Learn in 5 minutes, but takes a long time to master.

UFO2000: Open source, multiplayer XCOM.

About Elona...

I'm not quite sure what it's about, and it looks well done, but I was only 5 minutes into the game before I had practiced cannibalism and had a little girl as a pet.

So yeah. Nice to see an RPG where you can feed braindead lolis the corpses of beggars that just happen to be lying around your house.

Turn on Wizard mode, then spam gain_exp in the console. Spend the EXP points, use wish for Uber Equipment. Become an unstoppable force of nature.

Then watch as the uber bosses still kick your ass if you don't use Mew-Mew.

Holy shit, Galshell is amazing. Thank you.

So, how much should I rage at the games posted here that aren't freeware but, rather, are "indie and yet highly pirated"?

zomg which ones
(so i can download em ahahahaha)

Well, if a game is old enough, you don't really have much choice (Starcon2 for instance). Still, go on with your rage, good sir, it could be interesting.


Transcendence is what is what happened when Asteroids and Roguelikes had a baby.

Choose a ship and pimp it out and hope you don't die. Trade, escort, kill(mostly kill) etc. to make money and get rewards until your humble ship is armed to the teeth with an array of tech bought, stolen, or salvaged from the many different factions.



Nice and relaxing.


Osu Tatakae Ouendan emulator with a level editor and ranking system.

I can hope some anons can make a level from something that isn't Matchbox 20...

Shit, why didn't I think to mention osu. Also, I'd rather play it on a DS, because I lack a tablet. ;____;

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Here's a game I just found, Spelunky.
It's like La Mulana and Nethack had an adorable little baby. And that baby loathes you with the same inexplicable ferocity as its parents.
A good game for masochists and platforming enthusiasts.


I kind of wonder if he took the name and similar concept from Spelunker. A much older and somewhat similar game.

Get gold, save ladies, kill snakes, steal idols, die over and over.

YES. I hate to use the word since it means jack shit to me nowadays, but it is indeed awesome. Quite impressive for being so small.
Also, >>13512 here.
It's only partially spelunker after all. Mostly the ghosts. FUCK I HATE THEM.

thanks. I'm so glad i can play some of these on windows vista!

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Yeah, I used to hate the Ghost too.
But then I realized that I really shouldn't be wasting my time trying to pick up every shiny thing I see on the screen nor explore the cave's every nook and cranny like it were a beautiful woman.

But there are enemies that I do hate.
Namely the Yetis in the obligatory ice world.
At first I thought they were cute.
But now I hate them. I hate their wet, smelly fur, I hate their little blue nipples, and I especially hate the way they throw me against a wall, only for me to rebound back at the same angle so they can throw me again, and again, and again in an infinite loop.
The only thing I can find to love about them is the way their blood splatters on the floor when I stomp on them.

You can survive long falls without taking damage if you land on a stompable enemy.

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