FREE Games List

Richard

Mord's imaginary friend
Veteran
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.
 

Davros

Legend
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


Babylon5 - Ive found her *free
http://ifh.firstones.com/


The Wing commander Saga *free
http://www.wcsaga.com/


Wing Commander privateer gemini gold *free
http://priv.solsector.net/


wing commander secret ops *free
http://www.greatgamesexperiment.com/download/64821/
 
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Davros

Legend
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

 
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Davros

Legend
Battlestar Galactica beyong the red line *free
http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/


vega strike *free
http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/


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


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


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


alleigence *free (yes a free microsoft spacesim)
http://www.freeallegiance.org/
 

Davros

Legend
Tomb raider Legend


Hitman codename 47


Thief: Deadly Shadows


x2 the threat (did I say non Space Sims - oops)


Commandos 3: Destination Berlin


Rogue Trooper
 

Davros

Legend
BloodRayne


Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2


Colin McRae Rally 2005


Daikatana (* If you play this I am not responsible for John Romero making you his Bitch
 

I.S.T.

Veteran
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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Npl

Veteran
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.
The game is quite decent? (Though surely no triple A title)

Warzone 2100 Resurrection
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Davros

Legend
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."
 

Sobek

Locally Operating
Veteran
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.
 

I.S.T.

Veteran
*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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