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Offline Reena

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2011, 12:42:28 AM »
One of my favorite games right now is League of Legends (leagueoflegends.com, sorry that I can't link it directly). It's a game in the same style as DotA (for those of you who've played it) and is not some kind of cheap trial version game. It's pretty fun if you like strategy games, although it also has a bit of an RPG feel to it.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2011, 01:08:12 AM »
One of my favorite games right now is League of Legends (leagueoflegends.com, sorry that I can't link it directly). It's a game in the same style as DotA (for those of you who've played it) and is not some kind of cheap trial version game. It's pretty fun if you like strategy games, although it also has a bit of an RPG feel to it.

If you look in the off topic forum there is an entire thread for that game.

Offline Andronica

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2011, 02:38:29 PM »
I feel you, Elenwe. The Asura are the creepiest little buggers I've seen in a game yet. When I played WoW I was put off by the gnomes and later, goblins, but these asura just take the cake. Those big eyes and little teeth... Stuff of nightmares. :P

On a similar note, I saw some footage of GW2 at G-Star, so I'm gonna go check that out now.

Offline Sel Nar

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2011, 03:55:18 PM »
The best part is that they deliberately play up the 'creepy' aspect simply by not smiling unless they're making a 'threat' display. If you check out Vekk's animations in Guild Wars, he only bares his teeth in battle.

Offline Jacqueline

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2011, 04:27:33 PM »
I feel you, Elenwe. The Asura are the creepiest little buggers I've seen in a game yet. When I played WoW I was put off by the gnomes and later, goblins, but these asura just take the cake. Those big eyes and little teeth... Stuff of nightmares. :P

On a similar note, I saw some footage of GW2 at G-Star, so I'm gonna go check that out now.
Yes! And from the marketing and sales point of view it's weird and risky that they chose to design such a creepy race as playable. As a product, GW2 is less attractive with Asuras than without them.

Offline Jacqueline

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2011, 02:26:31 PM »
And on a totally unrelated note, Everquest 2 is going f2p, for real this time. This means that every server will be f2p, and not just one, sometime in December of this year. I found a link but be warned, it's a long read!

http://eq2wire.com/2011/11/10/everquest-ii-updated-free-to-play-frequently-asked-questions/

I find it funny that Everquest 1 still requires a subscription.

Offline Type70item

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2011, 09:14:30 AM »
A website I use often is Abandonware Paradise (Google it, it wouldn't let me post the link) It's in french but its pretty easy to sift through. it contains games that the copyright has run out on, thus it is legal to download their full version

Offline Semantics

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #57 on: December 09, 2011, 07:16:14 AM »
Out of the Park Baseball 8 went free a while back, and the OotP games are some of the best sports simulation games out there.  OotP8 has most of the features in the recent games, and the games are made so that you can import saves from earlier versions, although not always without issues.

And in a completely different vein, iSketch, an online pictionary game, can be great fun.  Even if every once and a while it spits out an absolutely impossible word.

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Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2011, 04:30:06 AM »
Another hand up here for the roguelikes :)

Oh and along the thread of ArmorGames, I very much recommend http://kongregate.com/ which seems to be a clearing house for Armor, Miniclip, NewGrounds, etc...

Offline Sabre

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2011, 02:24:21 PM »
No mention of Cave Story so far?  Unfortunate, it's one of the most charming platformers I've played and everyone deserves a chance to lose a few hours in it.  Download the game and then patch it to English and you're off.

Cave Story Trailer

It's great fun with some great tunes and level design.  You can buy it for the Wii and on Steam, but really the original game was released and is still available from the above website for free.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2011, 02:25:33 PM by Sabre »

Offline Caeli

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2011, 11:17:02 PM »
I've gotten hooked onto Pandemic 2 lately, on Kongregate.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2011, 12:53:55 PM »
I've gotten hooked onto Pandemic 2 lately, on Kongregate.

The only thing I learned from Pandemic 2 was that if I live in Madagascar, I am forever safe from the threat of a humanity-extinction plague.

Offline Shjade

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2011, 04:07:23 PM »
Except the rare plague that begins in Madagascar, which is guaranteed to kill you since you won't be allowed to leave. D:

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Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2011, 04:08:44 PM »
I just discovered 'Castaway' on Armor Games.  Rather addictive.  The sequel and a TD version are already out, but I'm semi-compulsive about playing series-es.

Offline shojin

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2012, 12:16:22 PM »
Darn.. I was going to post a big list of games that could be downloaded, but then it told me I can't post external links yet. Whoops! Best to Google the games I'm about to mention then...

RGB Classic Games - Old DOS games that are now abandonware.
The Game Company - flOw and Cloud are both free and relaxing games.
Metanet Software - N is one of the more frustrating and addicting games I've played.
Nifflas' Games - He's made tons of stuff.
Infocom - They've released the Zork games for free.
Nexon - They've got a bunch of free to play MMOs and other games.
Bethesda - The first two Elder Scrolls games are free.
Savage 2 - A FPS/RTS combination that's very interesting.
FEAR Combat - The original FEAR's multiplayer mode is free.
Rockstar Classics - The original two GTAs and Wild Metal country.
Duty Calls - A free FPS parody of Call of Duty.

If I recall correctly, the first few Command and Conquer games were released for free a while back, so some game file sites will probably still have full installers, but the official downloads have since disappeared.

Steam also has a ton of free games under the free games category.

Offline FrelanceTopic starter

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2012, 03:55:38 PM »
I have played a few Nexon games and tried N as well. I fell back to the games I got from friends and the free to play on steam. Now I am working my way through the Roguelike games that I have been able to find and I have been playing Dwarf fortress.

Offline Brandon

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2012, 04:04:31 PM »
Runes of magic was recomended to me a long time ago and I remember checking it out but not really being into it. It might be worth a look for someone else though

Bejeweled 2 is also free to play and worth a look

Offline Absinthe Tori

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2012, 12:56:12 PM »
I'm going to recommend DC Universe Online...it's free to play, yes there is a very large download, but my god it's worth it. If you like games like WoW then DCUO is even better.

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Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2012, 01:34:21 PM »
Okay - Castaway 2 trumps the original, big-time.  If I could find an MMO like that, I'd probably actually play it.

Offline Anjasa

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #69 on: January 03, 2012, 03:31:04 PM »
http://theturtle.editions.free.fr/nanigaming/freeindiebundle/ has five free indie games! I haven't played any of them, but figured some might be interested.

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Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2012, 07:38:14 PM »
Wow, the Nitronic Rush looks awesome.
I'm going to download that one and give it a whirl.

Stealth Bastard is pretty fun. It's a puzzle plattformer, and great.

I think the classic CnC games can be downloaded here
http://www.commandandconquer.com/classic/

Offline Shjade

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2012, 08:57:48 PM »
On the fence about trying Stealth Bastard. ... Wait, it's free, what am I on the fence about. *download*

Ooo, classic C&C? Hm. I do feel a certain urge to build sandbags into an enemy base... *trollface*

Edit: Hm...none of the C&C games on that site appear to be offered for free. Even the "classic" game is $20 for "C&C First Decade."
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 09:01:46 PM by Shjade »

Offline FrelanceTopic starter

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2012, 08:59:25 PM »
I like the look of Tiberian alliance, now i just have to wait for the beta code.

Offline shojin

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #73 on: January 03, 2012, 11:05:42 PM »
I think the classic CnC games can be downloaded here
http://www.commandandconquer.com/classic/

Edit: Hm...none of the C&C games on that site appear to be offered for free. Even the "classic" game is $20 for "C&C First Decade."

EA removed the official download links because they released that pack on origin. However, it is technically freeware now, and I'm sure that the install files are floating around somewhere. I've got them backed up on my hard drive here, but am reluctant to put it onto my server if that is indeed taboo.

Offline Shjade

Re: Free to play PC Games
« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2012, 11:27:48 PM »
Nah, they are still around on sites like Joystiq, Shojin. They're findable if someone wants them, just not on the official site anymore from the looks of things.