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July 2nd, 2011, 20:52
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I've made a list of (legal) free games on another forum, but it might be of interest to the people here as well.
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Arena
Daggerfall
Guardian of paradise *Translation patch
Dink Smallwood
Destktop dungeon
System shock with mouse look
Dark Disciples 1 & 2
WarWizard
Telepath

RTS
Warzone 2100
Dwarf fortress
Ground control
MechCommander 1 & 2
Battleship forever
Command & conquer red alert Allied disc Soviet disc
Command & conquer gold
Command & conquer tiberian sun
League of legends
The Ur-Quan Masters (Star control 2)

TBS
Battle for Wesnoth
Advanced strategic command
MegaMek (might be confusing if you don't know the battletech rules)
Steel panthers World at war
Steel panthers WW2
Steel panthers main battletank
1848
UFO2000
FreeCiv
Aurora
UFO alien invasion

Platformers
Cave story *Translation patch
Eternal daughter
La-Mulana (game can be found under extras)
Frogatto & friends
Spelunky

Adventure
The white chamber
The silver lining
Beneath a steel sky
Flight of the amazon queen
A tale of two kingdoms
Dragonsphere
Out of order
Samrost
King's Quest 1-3 & Quest for glory 2 remakes
Octodad

Puzzle
The little wizard game
Enigma
Bridge builder

Action
Alien X
GTA 1,2 & Wild metal
Halo zero

Simulators
MechWarrior 4 mercenaries
Battlecruiser 3000ad, Battlecruiser millennium & Universal combat
Orbiter
Race into space
Babylon 5 I've found her

2d Shooters
Warning forever & Shooters soltude
Eden's Aegis, Blue Wish, Eden's edge & green wind
Tyrian

FPS
Area 51
Marathon (all three games)
Starsiege: Tribes
Team fortress 2

Management
Railroad tycoon (under download)

Hard to classify
The endless forest

Does anyone else have anything to add to this list?
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July 2nd, 2011, 21:34
Oh, and if anyone want any recommendations for which games to try out:
Cave story
Warzone 2100
Dwarf fortress
Battle for wesnoth
The white chamber (I'm not a big fan of manga style games, but this one has a lot going for it)
Beneath a steel sky
Dink Smallwood

I have not played all games on the list though. Also, I'm making a new post because I don't want to clutter up the original post with this.
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July 2nd, 2011, 23:26
What about the Wizardry series? Afaik, all the Wizardry games have been freeware for awhile now, or at least Wiz 1-7.
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July 2nd, 2011, 23:43
Are they freeware or just abandonware? (which is not a legal state, most abandonware are still illegal, although they games are not sold anymore, and for the most part the devs/publishers don't care)
The first wizardry was recently re-released in a slightly updated form for PS3 (with manga graphics), so I'm not so sure if the current licence holders have stopped caring.
I can't seem to find any solid information about their legal state though.
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July 2nd, 2011, 23:59
I don't think they're illegal, I think it's more of a grey area.

I haven't heard anything about the first Wizardry being re-released on PS3. Is that a Japan-only thing, or are you confusing it with Labyrinth of Lost Souls?
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July 3rd, 2011, 00:39
I also recommend Halo Zero to anyone who played the first Halo and is interested in Abuse's game-play mechanism and samorost which is very short, but decent as a free game.
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I seem to have been mistaken, it is not a re-make, just a game that sticks very close to the original formula. It is called Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls.

Anyway, I can't seem to find Wizardry up for download on any other sites than abandonware sites, and a site that also offers wizardry 8 as a download. While I have no moral objections against abandonware, the fact that it is, technically speaking, illegal means that I won't post links to such sites.

Halo zero & samrost added to the list.
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July 3rd, 2011, 02:54
Spelunky:
http://www.spelunkyworld.com/

A platformer.
The Windows version is free, but certainly not as flashy as the (forthcoming) XBLA version is going to be.

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Dark Disciples I and II (RPGs):
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July 3rd, 2011, 05:28
The guy who wrote WarWizard has given his permission for it to be public domain. It is very old, but pretty fun nevertheless. I posted the game here and a few folks said they'd host it. You could look for it in the archives if you're interested.

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I found it. Added it, Dark Disciples and Spelunky to the list.
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July 5th, 2011, 14:34
Enigma - an ecclectic puzzle game inspired by old Oxyd games
AGDI´s Sierra remakes - so far they remade King´s Quest I, II, III and Quest for Glory II and judging by my playthrough of KQ II they do a great job

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I highly recommend Dink Smallwood. I played it few years back, extremely hiralious. Loved it.

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How could I forget about AGDI's remakes? I have even played through their King's Quest 2 version (which I might add was far far superior to the original. The early KQ games have not aged particularly well).

And I agree, Drink Smallwood is a great little game. I played it when it was first released and really enjoyed it (was it 98?). The game was really cheap on release, which was an added bonus (I think it cost something like 20€).
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July 6th, 2011, 13:55
Since it just came up in a newspost:
The first 2 chapters in SinisterDesigns Telepath series are free (browser based):
http://sinisterdesign.net/?page_id=8
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July 12th, 2011, 09:52
Another UFO enemy unknown game: ufoai (ufo alien invasion I think). But not a 100% clone. Was really fun last time I played it, and they made large progress since then.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News
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Telepath & UFO AI added.
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July 14th, 2011, 10:26
i guess you are not visiting sourceforge

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July 14th, 2011, 10:59
There is a little indy gem (or turd, depending on what drugs you may be taking (or not taking)) called Octodad.
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July 27th, 2011, 22:56
I just had a chance to try that game, and it was really strange. Both funny and frustrating at the same time. Thanks for the link!
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July 28th, 2011, 19:42
Sorry for the double post, but I added another game to the list, namely the excellent Bridge builder
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