1 Name: THRILLHO 2005-04-26 01:09 ID:/VqfVaZU

I think it would be a good idea to start a thread where we link good freeware games. Please supply the title and genre of the game as well as a short description if possible. Oh, and don't forget a link!

2 Name: THRILLHO 2005-04-26 01:15 ID:Heaven

Iter Vehemens ad Necem (IVAN) - Rougelike/RPG

This game is very different from most rougelikes and very fun! Some of the cool things:

  • Good graphics (for a rougelike, that is)
  • Bodypart system
  • Material and equipment system

Check out the Wiki for more details:

3 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-26 12:11 ID:EnxIHIAv

> Good graphics (for a rougelike, that is)

"Doesn't sweat much for a fat girl".

4 Name: THRILLHO 2005-04-26 18:36 ID:/VqfVaZU

Freeciv - Turnbased Strategy

It's like Civilization but freeware.

5 Name: THRILLHO 2005-04-26 18:41 ID:/VqfVaZU

GTA 1 & 2 - Action

Rockstar has released GTA 1 and 2 as freeware. Both fixed to work with Win XP and both with full soundtrack.

6 Name: THRILLHO 2005-04-27 04:39 ID:mvaUEEW2

5 Days a Stranger

7 Days a Skeptic (Sequel)

Best adventure games I've ever played.

7 Name: THRILLHO 2005-04-27 07:20 ID:dn8Zevs4


Provide links!

8 Name: THRILLHO 2005-04-27 12:36 ID:/VqfVaZU

9 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-24 08:50 ID:PAI8iIPG

10 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-24 18:04 ID:5my2/yEb

guys, if you want freeware games from the beginning of time, go here to the-underdogs. seriously awesome, it's got screenshots, descriptions/reviews, and simmilar games for EVERY TITLE. games are devided into innumerable categories, from anime to simulation, and then RE-DEVIDED after that into specific subgroups. i've learned a lot from this site.


While I'm at it, though, check out Dwarf Fortress. small, freeware, and incredibly dense with gameplay. I wish i could describe it well, but basically it's like a roguelike, but twisted with a HUGE world map, random of course, where you also have the option of bossing around a set of dwarves into making a giant fortress, which eventually can become a giant, self sustaining city inside a mountain, filled with dwarves. i highly urge you to look into it. it's making waves.


11 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-24 18:05 ID:5my2/yEb

12 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-25 14:49 ID:Heaven


13 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-25 19:14 ID:5my2/yEb

oh man, I hadn't even looked at the dates. oh well, it deserved to have the necron lord use his resurrection orb on it, anyway.

14 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-27 20:26 ID:hHWihYSF

I'm surprised Cave Story hasn't been mentioned yet. Anyway, Cave Story is my pick because it's pretty much the best freeware game I've played.

Cave Story (aka Doukutsu Monogatari)

This is an 8-bit game that plays a lot like the old Metroid games. In fact, it pretty much steals the little tune that plays whenever you pick up a new life container to extend your healthbar except for one note. Still, it's a lot of fun, the music's pretty good, and there's a goofy story with a cast that consists of a robot who gives you her panties, talking dogs, and what everyone else who's played the game seems to think is a living toaster that says "HUZZAH!" a lot.


There's a link with more info and links to downloading the game and the English translation patch.

15 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-28 08:42 ID:H1tlkDCo

I am loving Cave Story. Thanks, Anonymous!

16 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-31 07:36 ID:6asaLzdG

shootthecore.blogspot.com -- Shoot-em-up site, has a large bunch of freeware and demo scrolling shooters. (My favorite one is Cho Ren Sha)

17 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-08-04 22:47 ID:RyTKlFj2

http://openarena.ws - a free, open-source, multi-platform (Linux, OS X, and Windows) FPS with online multiplayer, based on the Quake III game engine. There's no real single-player campaign, but you can still play by yourself with bots that have pretty good AI. There are a few basic game modes: capture the flag, deathmatch, tournament, and team deathmatch. It also has decent graphics, lots of player-created maps, and quite a few active servers listed here: http://dpmaster.deathmask.net/?game=openarena

18 Name: Verg : 2007-08-05 19:26 ID:hHWihYSF


Glad you like it. Now bow down to Balrog, Lord of the Toasters!

19 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-08-06 06:49 ID:qZEiYNqk

Balrog is a pussy. I wish he'd sit still for a moment so that I can load in some cheese on toast.

20 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-08-07 20:13 ID:cDfYnxFB

Cho Ren Sha. Awesome freeware shmup. Google it.

21 Name: Luis Edgar Flores Gutierrez : 2007-08-13 21:17 ID:pFmJlB6r

You can try OpenTTD, an open-source Transport Tycoon Deluxe clone, and you can play online with it very well.


22 Name: herc : 2007-08-20 20:01 ID:2zC8vfyG

here is my list of cool tetris games:

http://www.3dtris.de -- a 3d blockout tetris clone running in flash and thus in every browser

http://www.gravytris.de a cool windows tetris game in full 3d ( has a gravity gun - strange but cool)

http://www.blockout.net -- a blockout 3d tetris community, including a faithful remake of the original dos blockout from california dreams

http://www.tetrisconcept.com - the finest tetris community

23 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-09-08 03:01 ID:fa25GY78

love to play this one

--> http://datarealms.com/

the mods for its are cool, can find them in the forum

24 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-09-09 13:46 ID:k5Mzd4f5

I hate those so very much. The third one is a massive improvement, though:
And now there's another I haven't played:

25 Name: -not for casual gamers- : 2007-09-09 14:00 ID:k5Mzd4f5

For those picky concerning graphical sophistication and professionalism, there's always the free multiplayer component of F.E.A.R.:

I fondly remember playing this shmup, Tyrian back in the waning days of DOS Shell; it was awesome shareware.
Now it's free, but damned if I can get it working right.
You'll likely need dosbox to run it, if you don't already have it.

26 Name: http%3 : 2008-06-05 19:48 ID:oMu2g0sQ

27 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-06-05 19:53 ID:SvrA8v8I


A Very fun Ninja game, kinda short but worth it!(awesome ending:p)


28 Name: Kite_DH!3GqYIJ3Obs : 2008-06-06 05:25 ID:5S4aqXWp

doesnt this cost since the last few releases?

29 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-06-10 15:22 ID:pnSQu09A

How could you forget tetrinet?

ho fucking hotness. Tyrian. One of my favorite shooters from all time. So huge and fun and stuff. Also the special realtime wormlike hidden in the menu (you have to type DESTRUCT iirc) was great, we spent countless hours on it with pals.

30 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-06-10 15:26 ID:qgJc6GOC

Look for Opentyrian for a delicious SDL port of it.

31 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-12 16:13 ID:5my2/yEb

how about... Super Secret Ninja!



Warning Forever (it's a topdown shooter, but it's only bosses. the bosses evolve randomly depending on how you killed the last one)


32 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-12 21:04 ID:FEaEa1w5

Dwarf Fortress is indeed really awesome. I haven't played the roguelike adventure mode, but the fortress building mode is great.

If you try the Fortress mode don't be confused that it's not a roguelike, it plays like a sandbox Settlers meets Dungeon Keeper. You need to learn and experiment a lot to make any decent fortress, so read the wiki a lot.

Sandbox games without any quests and difficulty in trying out new things can become a bit boring, but a new version coming soon should make things more interesting.

33 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-22 14:37 ID:TG3lPeos

4chan's /jp/ current game-of-the-month obsession, Elona, is quite nice. It's a roguelike with decent graphics and a few JRPG aspects. http://homepage3.nifty.com/rfish/index_e.html (screenshots on http://homepage3.nifty.com/rfish/elona_top.html)

34 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-22 21:14 ID:Ii1tGnL4

Nethack - addicting roguelike. You can finish this game in about 1h... But staying alive whole hour is almost impossible.

35 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-22 21:19 ID:Ch6Kw7Tz

Knytt Stories and Within a Deep Forest, they're both beautiful games whose gameplay revolves primarily around exploring.

36 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-23 16:08 ID:5my2/yEb


One hour!? I would like to see you TRY

maybe, MAYBE a few hours, if you knew what you were doing.

37 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-24 14:44 ID:Epbgxmcd

I picked up elona on a whim visiting /jp/, it's great but I regret it--it's kind of addictive.

But chat is down now as well as 4chan and the official board is temporarily down so ... well.

38 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-24 18:17 ID:5my2/yEb


use the opportunity to steal back your life from the chans

39 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-24 22:55 ID:TG3lPeos

On Elona, playing as a pianist with high charisma is pretty awesome/broken. Get tons of money and "Great"+ equipment thrown at you by the audience, buy a lot of slaves, use the equipment to outfit your goons, and let them do all the dirty work.

40 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-25 00:00 ID:5my2/yEb

Thank goodness being a hot pianist is balanced in real life!

41 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-25 10:26 ID:bQcj5ysh


Silly little multiplayer Super Mario Bros game (no scrolling, mind you), that has a lot of fanmade content available and can be quite entertaining.

42 Name: desh : 2008-08-08 01:49 ID:0wZWeJ3h

43 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-08-08 02:06 ID:Heaven


Aquaria isn't freeware.

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is pretty fun. Mountain Dwarf or Troll Berserker is an easy class to start with.

44 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-08-09 04:37 ID:ruTFkA73

Kenta Cho's games are pretty awesome. Abstract bullet hell.


Narcissu is an awesome freeware VN.


Urban Terror is a Q3A realism mod and standalone game with Action Quake-style (faster, more action-oriented) play as opposed to CS-style play (slower, more tactical). Bid for Power (English Bid for Power is the "expanded" stand alone version of the original mod), which is pretty much DBZ as a third person shooter.


45 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-08-10 11:59 ID:Heaven

I find it hard to qualify Narcissu as a game as it's a visual novel with not even a single branch in the story to be called gameplay.

46 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-08-11 11:23 ID:2PBn3JR3


Not fully freeware, but heck I played it for like 2-3 years (ages ago though), back then there wasn't really any big advantages of becoming a registered player. Still used to be really fun game for such genre.

47 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-08-14 06:47 ID:ndRz3b/T


On the nethack newsgroup there was this guy called Martin. The years that I browsed it, he was pretty much the top dog of all the tournaments and everything. iirc he claimed he could ascend 75% of his characters and he could do it in three or four hours. 12k total turns I think. Personally, I'm lucky to make it through the dwarven mines and sokoban in an hour. Even skipping those branches and being lucky with finding potions of gain level, it's damn hard (for me) to get a high enough level for the class quests. If you think you can do it for an hour, I'd love to watch you try on one of the public servers that allows spectating.

48 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-10-10 01:10 ID:ZmLEcNyv

49 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-10-10 15:32 ID:5my2/yEb

i think the hell dungeon is just too mean. filled with cruel tricks

50 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-10-12 01:57 ID:KPUDYP3o


japanse games, pretty funny and simple (use mouse)


51 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-10-30 16:19 ID:yy4pEuw9

Lord Monarch

it's kind of a mix of puzzle and kingdom management.

you basically can just let the game go automatically, and for the first few levels you'll win, but sometimes you'll need to intervene in key situations. it was originally made in japan, but the company translated it for free.


also, try Vantage Master - a hex based fantasy summoning tactics game with great graphics, by the same folks as above.


52 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-01-29 21:29 ID:AB81awe3

53 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-01-29 21:33 ID:AB81awe3

Whats the difference between shareware and freeware?

54 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-01-30 07:26 ID:ej+HpTRW

Ask wikipedia

55 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-01-30 07:32 ID:Adyz6i1R

Shareware asks for payment and distribution of the game if the game is enjoyed, and often is a full game. More recently shareware is known to have features, limits and/or time restrictions are unlocked.

Freeware means a game does not need any form of payment in order to enjoy its features to the fullest.

>>44 here.

Smokin' Guns (formerly Western Q3) is a western-influenced standalone game built upon the Q3 engine. It was also formerly a mod. It plays on the same premise and has the same speed as CS. Pistols can be wielded akimbo, and many shots go through walls. Dynamite explodes when shot, and molotoves can be used to set traps by breaking bottles on the ground and then lighting it up with a lit one. The game also has a charming hit-detection system. If you kill a person by hitting a specific body part, then an appropriate animation will be displayed.


56 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-03-27 12:31 ID:oOfQaPQt

tetris fans?

57 Name: TalentlessTroll : 2009-03-28 00:08 ID:ADzW+4Pg


Falcom has made some pretty damn good games, so I'll try these out.

58 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-04-01 06:20 ID:Iz+s7y1r

there's a faq someone did for Lord Monarch once. It's uber hard to find, i always lose it, but it really help put in mind the strategy required for each stage. some stages you have to pause every few seconds to do some micro. I wasted away a whole day at work once... felt kinda bad :S


59 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-04-01 14:24 ID:UyNBW4eS

Found this during my web design class.

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