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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:06 AM

OK guys, in this thread, please post freeware (or abandonware) games that you think people might not have heard of, but should check out.

I'd imagine most of the posters here know about the XDAS series and The Way, so don't waste your time with them. We want new stuff that no one else knows about!

Also, if anyone knows of any good Freeware point 'n' click games in a Broken Sword kinda style, feel free to hit me up.

EDIT: Sorry for multiple posts - Gremlins in my PC at work.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:44 AM

Every game is free. See also: Bittorrent.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:58 AM

OK, let me re-word that.

Games you can download for free without risking being arrested.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:18 AM

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:19 AM

The Ur-Quan Masters formerly Star Control II.

Exult forumerly Ultima VII.

Freeciv formerly Civilization.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:07 PM

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Games you can download for free without risking being arrested.

Again, all of them. rolleyes.gif
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:24 PM

Games you can link to without being banned for life, sucker.

Cave Story is a classic, and so is Wesnoth. Anything's a classic once it's on Wikipedia.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:06 PM

www.spiderwebsoftware.com

Try out some of their demos. I know it's not quite Freeware but I used to be addicted to Exile, which was turned into Avernum.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:47 PM

And I guess we can assume from all of this that all of Yahtzee's games are implied, correct?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:27 AM

Reiner: I own Blades of Exile on CD. Sweet stuff to the max.

La Mulana: One of the most amazing and hardest freeware games in all of existence. If people are having problems patching it, I can upload the patches and instructions to get it working, since last I checked, the patch on the site only patches the manual, and there's an older patch floating around that patches it properly. It's the ultimate Metroidvania/puzzle solving platforming game.

Tyrian 2000: The best PC vertically scrolling shooter I've ever played.

Betrayal at Krondor: One kickass, difficult, relatively unique old fantasy RPGish thing. It has a story written by a fantasy author I've never heard of but who can apparently write a damned good story, and is designed to be like an interactive, branching book. There are also chests which are opened by solving riddles engraved on them. This is the personally the greatest idea I've ever run across in gaming.

Frets on Fire: This is if you love Guitar Hero, but don't love the price tags or don't own the appropriate systems to play the games on. Rock out with your keyboard instead, holding it like a guitar. You can also find the GH 1,2 and 3 songs floating around on the Interwebs.

Ancient Domains of Mystery: The greatest Rogue-like game in existence. Spectacularly complex, enormous, and so very versatile. You can stand under a waterfall to rust your cursed iron helmet to pieces, hack up corpses to eat them for food, or worship one of the gods of the land to help you get out of sticky situations in between wearing, forging, or building whatever equipment you like. The website seems to be having problems at the moment, but it did load for me.

ChefElf: Nothing I've played by Yahtzee has ever been worth JOY, though the games I have played ranged from alright to quite fun. I found the Rob Blanc games rather funny.

Edit: Though to be fair, the Rob Blanc trilogy was part of the series of Internet hops I took to stumble upon Lance and Eskimo back in 2000 or 2001, so he deserves some props for that.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 08:41 PM

I can't tell if this is the best game I've ever played or the worst. http://nigoro.jp/gam...osecamellia.php
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:17 PM

Woo for feudalish Japanese slapping games! That's actually made by the same company that did La Mulana. They were the GR3 project, then changed their name to Nigoro. Good times.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:21 PM

First of all Blades of Exile (and indeed Exile 3), and Tyrian are all monstrously kickass, and now that links waving the full version of Tyrian at me, I'm not going to be able to sleep for at least half a week.

Now, freeware/abandonware rocks my socks right off. For now, hope I've got the link right and have a look at:
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 05:44 PM

I've been playing La Mulana, and that game is seriously hard. It took me forever just to figure out how to save. I found some good treasure (an ankh jewel) but the passageway started closing up and I had to squeeze past before I got trapped, and now I'm worried there's some secret passageway or something back there that I'll never be able to get now.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:42 PM

There are a few places where you can get stuck without an item forever, but for the most part traps reset if you leave an area and come back. You need to watch out when getting weapon upgrades in the Inferno Volcano and Tower of the Goddess, but the tablets nearby should warn you. And once you get the grail, you never need worry about you getting stuck, though it's never a good idea to let yourself get trapped if you can avoid it. And definitely read the manual.
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