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  1. Richard

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    This is a list of games that are now free, as in gratis, to download. If you know of a commercial game that went freeware (or adware) please post here and I'll move the information to this post. Requirements:

    1. The game must be completely free/gratis with no strings attached. Gifts with pre-orders, etc. don't belong here but feel free to create threads about those in the PC games section.
    2. The game must be permanently free. Free weekends or whatever also don't belong here as it would require excessive thread maintenance. Once again, do post about these opportunities in the PC games section if you can.
    3. If the game is ad-supported, please put a notice about it. Certain people prefer to pay if it means no ads. They shouldn't have to download x MBs only to find out it clashes with their principles.

    Thanks to Davros for his continuing help with this thread and the PC gaming section in general.

    FREE GAMES
    (games marked by ads are ad-supported)
    Allegiance - Download @ FreeAllegiance
    Alient Swarm - Download @ Steam
    Battlecruiser 3000AD - Download @ 3000AD
    BC Racers - Download @ DOS Games Archive
    Beneath a Steel Sky - Download @ ScummVM | GOG.com
    Betrayal at Krondor - Download @ Alt-Tab
    Bio Menace - Download @ 3DRealms
    Command & Conquer - Download @ GameUpdates Alternative link
    Command & Conquer 2 (plus Firestorm expansion) - Download @ EA Alternative link Alternative link
    Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Download @ GameUpdates Alternative link Alt Soviet Alt Allied
    Death Rally - Download @ Remedy Entertainment Alternative link
    Dink Smallwood - Download @ Robison Technologies
    Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back - Download @ ScummVM
    Enemy Nations - Download @ Windward Reports ads
    Flight of the Amazon Queen - Download @ ScummVM
    Full Spectrum Warrior - Download @ FileFront ads
    Grand Theft Auto - Download @ GameUpdates
    Grand Theft Auto 2 - Download @ GameUpdates
    Ground Control - Download @ FilePlanet
    Halloween Harry (AKA Alien Carnage) - Download @ 3DRealms
    Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe - Download @ FileFront
    Kiloblaster - Download @ Classic DOS Games
    Lure of the Temptress - Download @ ScummVM | GOG.com
    Marathon 2: Durandal - Download @ AtomicGamer
    Marathon Infinity - Download @ AtomicGamer
    MechCommander 2 - Download @ Microsoft
    MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries - Download @ MekTek
    onEscapee - Download @ Invictus
    Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy - Download @ GameUpdates ads
    RiftSpace - Download @ SW3DG
    Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War - Download @ ComputerGames
    Sam & Max: Season One Episode 4 "Abe Lincoln Must Die!" - Download @ GameUpdates
    Savage: The Battle for Newerth - Download @ S2Games
    Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon - Download @ GameUpdates
    Star Wraith III: Shadows of Orion - Download @ SW3DG
    Star Wraith IV: Reviction - Download @ SW3DG
    Starsiege: Tribes - Download @ Sierra
    Team Fortress 2 - Download @ Steam
    The Elder Scrolls: Arena - Download @ Bethesda Softworks
    The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall - Download @ Bethesda Softworks
    The Suffering - Download @ Computer Games ads
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - Download @ ComputerGames ads
    Toribash - Download @ Nabi Studios
    Tribes 2 - Download @ The Archive
    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Download @ GOG
    Universal Combat - Download @ 3000AD ads
    Xargon - Download @ Classic DOS Games

    Virtualisation Tools
    Some of the games above are old enough that an emulator/virtualised enviroment may be needed. Here are some of the most popular (and free) ones in order from specific to general use.

    ScummVM - Allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

    DOSBox - Emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, joystick, modem, etc., necessary for running many old MS-DOS games that simply cannot be run on modern PCs and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD.

    Virtual PC - Lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer. Use virtual machines to run operating systems such as MS-DOS, Windows, and OS/2. Virtual PC Guy's Blog.
     
  2. Davros

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    A repost from my space sims thread....

    StarWraith 3D Games now offers three of their older titles as freeware: Star Wraith: Shadows of Orion, Star Wraith IV: Reviction, and RiftSpace
    http://starwraith3dgames.home.att.net/go.htm

    The Babylon project *free
    http://babylon.hard-light.net/index.php
    [​IMG]

    Babylon5 - Ive found her *free
    http://ifh.firstones.com/
    [​IMG]

    The Wing commander Saga *free
    http://www.wcsaga.com/
    [​IMG]

    Wing Commander privateer gemini gold *free
    http://priv.solsector.net/
    [​IMG]

    wing commander secret ops *free
    http://www.greatgamesexperiment.com/download/64821/
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. I.S.T.

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    Psychonauts is also available for free at Gametap. All of their free games are ad supported.
     
  4. Davros

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    heres another not mentioned in the link i posted
    Midway has released The Suffering, allowing you to enjoy the PC version of this horror game developed by Surreal Software for free. Gamers take on the role of Torque, an inmate who must face much more than his own inner demons and the harsh and gritty reality of death row, as he fights to escape the unleashing of the penitentiary's gruesome secrets in a challenge more terrifying than fighting death itself. The Suffering features ultra-mature content and three distinctly different endings depending upon how you choose to survive. As far as I remember, it's really a great game (review) - I recommend you to download! The 1.26GB download can be found on :

    http://computergames.ro/ro/downloads/viewitem/id/11979/name/the-suffering-free-full-game.html

    http://files.filefront.com/The+Suffering+Client/;11846564;/fileinfo.html

    [​IMG]
     
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    Battlestar Galactica beyong the red line *free
    http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/
    [​IMG]

    vega strike *free
    http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/
    [​IMG]

    Star Wraith Shadows of Orion
    Star Wraith IV: Reviction
    RiftSpace
    all free
    http://starwraith3dgames.home.att.net/go.htm
    [​IMG]

    Universal combat *free (disclaimer - i accept no responsibilty for any mental scars/suicide attempts this may provoke)
    http://www.worthdownloading.com/download.php?gid=490&id=13639
    [​IMG]

    also if you really think there isnt enough suffering in your life
    Battlecruiser Millennium v1.09.03 *free
    Battlecruiser 3000AD v2.09 *free
    http://www.3000ad.com/site/free_games/

    orbiter *free
    [​IMG]

    alleigence *free (yes a free microsoft spacesim)
    http://www.freeallegiance.org/
    [​IMG]
     
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    Tomb raider Legend
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    Hitman codename 47
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    Thief: Deadly Shadows
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    x2 the threat (did I say non Space Sims - oops)
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    Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
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    Rogue Trooper
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    BloodRayne
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    Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
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    Colin McRae Rally 2005
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    Daikatana (* If you play this I am not responsible for John Romero making you his Bitch
    [​IMG]
     
  10. I.S.T.

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    The Suffering is free?! HOLY FUCK DOWNLOADING


    Also, I highly recommend that no one touch Blood Omen 2. Google for the cut scenes or read a transcription. The game is just terrible.

    Edit: The Suffering is ad supported.
     
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    Is the suffering good ?
     
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    The game is quite decent? (Though surely no triple A title)

    Warzone 2100 Resurrection
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    I agree with npl regarding blood omen.


    "Vampires are super strong, turn into mist and bats and wolves, drink people's blood, are totally immune to bullets and swords, and can get it on with any chick they want because of their hypnotic eyes. Now imagine for a minute the dozens of kickass games you could make featuring any one of those powers.

    Crystal Dynamics instead chose to ignore all these powers and make a game that revolves around the ability of vampires to point out how ironic their situation is every two minutes."
     
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    Rather. Sadly, the game doesn't support controllers(It's a console port.).

    The game is mostly about atmosphere and plot, though. The gameplay itself is decent, but not spectacular.
     
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    Uh...wow. These are all free?! I've been wanting to play the Hitman series in its entirety for quite some time, this way I can play the first two for free, play the 3rd from my copy, and have the 4th by the time I'm done with that.
     
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    *facepalm*

    I can't believe I forgot Dink Smallwood!

    Very good game. Bit too short, though. It's an action/RPG.
     
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    Very nice list. Thanks a lot for sharing!
     

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