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Old 02-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default A pretty detailed list of various free games

I've posted this in a number of forums I frequent, thought I'd post this here too. Sorry it this is old news, but anyway. Rather recently I've stumbled upon what turned to be a really huge database of free games of all flavours:
Megazell's Free And Legal PC Games List

The games are split into categories for easier browsing, and although you can't browse by several criteria, the treelike categories go like this: genre -> singleplayer/mulitplayer/both -> 2D/3D, - which is very helpful. There is no overt distinction between freeware and liberated games, but browser-based/flash games are also marked. At any rate, I'd say it's easily the most comprehensive list of all I've encountered so far.

Also, here are some other free gaming websites to check out:
http://libregamewiki.org/Main_Page
http://osgameclones.com/
http://planet.freegamedev.net/
http://www.caiman.us/
http://www.curlysworldoffreeware.com/
http://www.freepcgamers.com/
http://www.reloaded.org/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Li...Programs#Games
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Wow. This is really a great list. Obviously not perfect (Ancient Domain of Mystery is missing, for example), but definitely worth checking out. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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Heh, I'm starting to think that a complete list is an unattainable thing

BTW, I've just remembered that some time ago (maybe a couple of years) I read somewhere about a German real-time strategy game that was either in the making or already finishing completion, but I've completely forgotten what it was called. Now I can't even come up with any keywords for a Google search that could help find it again. It was some kind of an isometric 2D sci-fi RTS for all I remember. If anyone knows what it is, feel free to post it right here
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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This also produces viable results
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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Another good place to find freeware/open-source games would be SourceForge.
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BTW, I've just remembered that some time ago (maybe a couple of years) I read somewhere about a German real-time strategy game that was either in the making or already finishing completion, but I've completely forgotten what it was called. Now I can't even come up with any keywords for a Google search that could help find it again. It was some kind of an isometric 2D sci-fi RTS for all I remember. If anyone knows what it is, feel free to post it right here
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SECHSTA SINN - DIE VERBOTENE WELT

Earth was the arena of a interplanetarian war and became uninhabitable. The planet was quarantined, and all life was evacuated. All? Not all. A
forgotten group of men barricaded in subterranean bunkers. Sickened by the aftermath of the war, a new kind of mankind was bred: the Bunkermenschen. Hundreds of years later, a troup transport of the KPB (KonfŲderierter Plantenbund, confederate alliance of planets) is on course near planet Earth and encounters technical problems. The ship has to go down on the devastated surface. Not knowing how to deal with each other, the encounter of the two parties ends in a terrible armed conflict. Who will prevail? The technologically highly advanced KPB, or the hard-bitten, steeled Bunkermenschen?
Link: http://www.sechsta-sinn.com/_projekte/_dvw/dvw.htm

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:49 AM   #7
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This also produces viable results
Nice, thanks for bringing this up, since I actually never bothered to look up stuff like freeware games in the Game Browser

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Red Fortress, thanks a lot! However, I'm still unsure because I do remember that title from a YouTube video that I've watched later, some time after reading about the project itself.

The game in question could have actually been Reborn Horizon.

Sechsta Sinn looks pretty awesome. It's a pity that development is either frozen or extremely slow.

BTW, do you guys know a somewhat weirdo RTS called Onimod Land? It was developed by a solo Russian programmer (well, people had helped him with art and music, but the engine he coded alone), who released it as freeware at some point. You can get the latest version from Demu.org.
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Wow. This is really a great list. Obviously not perfect (Ancient Domain of Mystery is missing, for example), but definitely worth checking out. Thanks for sharing.
Actually, it's listed under Adventure games for some reason...
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:02 AM   #9
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Categorizations ain't perfect, my personal "favourite" is Blood & Magic becoming an adventure game courtesy to FilePlanet

Actually, come to think of it, so many games can be put into the "adventure" category... because most of the games that have a plot (and probably a great deal of those that haven't) involve some kind of adventure
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Nah. Simply another case of people who don't know what they are talking about.

I skimmed thru the list and of those few games I tried, mention goes to Attack of the Paper Zombies and Transcendance. I also downloaded Enemy Nations 2 but I didn't have time to try it yet.
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