The Freeware Files: Five Reader-Recommended Games for the Taking!

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SYNK109

I've tried Assualt Cube, and for a free 40mb game, it's pretty good. Battlefield Heroes on the other hand is not as great as I expected. It's supposed to be a 3rd/1st person game if I'm not mistaken. I couldn't get into 1st person mode. The game is very goofy and almost overly silly. You have to pay to get those crazy outfits, the health is unrealistic, and I just didn't really enjoy the game. I have tried Cube, but nobody plays that and I coulnd find anyone online. Someone mentioned Frets on Fire. Frets on Fire is great for a free game. Sure it isn't zombie shooting, but it's a great way to waste time.

 

             Overall nice list. Thanks Murph =]

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mojosico

thanx murph YOU DA MAN YO !!!! i new people would complain but you checked out the games i mentioned . their just mad cause you did not do a story with their name mentioned in it . told ya these were some good games . but like i said these are the games that mojo is playing . i actually have all of the other games mentioned downloaded i just have not installed them yet .

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mojosico

thanx murph YOU DA MAN YO !!!! i new people would complain but you checked out the games i mentioned . their just mad cause you did not do a story with their name mentioned in it . told ya these were some good games . but like i said these are the games that mojo is playing . i actually have all of the other games mentioned downloaded i just have not installed them yet .

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Spartacus

meh, tried both and I enjoyed Cross Fire much more, I ditched combat arms but still play Cross Fire- I don't like how everything is time-limited in combat arms. I also just didn't like the overdone environment of combat arms, everything explodes and distorts your view, its hard to see anyone and kill them- I prefer the old-school FPS gameplay of Cross Fire.

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bbecker42

Why did you leave put Combat Arms. It completely kills Warrock and Cross Fire. Both graphics wise and gameplay wise. Is it because its already popular?

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armada439

America's Army.

 

Even has a new version coming out June 17th, based on Unreal Engine 3.

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mojosico

this is not a game that you just startup and play the boot camp training missions are ok if your really into that but i prefer a game that you start and just start playing     am i wrong ???    

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grayscare0

I couldn't agree more.  I'm preloading it on Steam as soon as the servers aren't so busy.

By the way,  I'm glad to see Project Torque up there.  I haven't played it much, but what little I have played was amazing for a freeware game.

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murixbob

what about the Kingdom of Loathing? Sure it may have stick figures, but the witty, sarcastic writing makes it a free game (web based adventure game) that is well worth checking out. kingdomofloathing.com

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ONaE

 So, let me get this straight: There have been two lists of freeware games with no mention (be it in the article or comments) of Frets on Fire?!? You know, the Guitar Hero clone? *Sigh*  Why do I bother?...

 

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SEALBoy

... Runescape? Sure, you have to pay $5 a month for the full game, but there is enough content on the free servers to keep you busy for several months (or weeks, if you play on your computer for dangerously long amounts of time).

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guci22

Anybody ever heard of drift city? It is an ok mmporpg. It is a 3d toon shaded game.

http://drift.ijji.com/

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Kakkoii

"I never thought that a massively-multiplayer game based on automobiles would ever work"

You must not have heard of Trackmania then.. Plus it would make a good addition to the list, as it has a free version and a version you can buy to have more environments and features.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwhC0PCYAa4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4qExfMNSGY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkAAVrLwLtY

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TheMurph

Oh, I've heard of it.  I just haven't included it on a roundup yet due to its popularity.  I'd rather find some games that everyone doesn't know about.

That said, perhaps it's time to take a trip down Trackmania... lane.  : )

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mojosico

trackmaina was good like 4 years ago when it first came out , not to say that it is a bad game i relly enjoy playing tm nations . but it is like a teaser for the pay for titles it offers which i say are much better than the free one . murph do check this game out there is alot of fun to be had with the crazy tracks. WORD!!

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Kakkoii

If you do drive down that lane, add me to your friends list in Trackmania and we'll race some time :P

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dtanderson

 You put assaulcube but not the other cube games:)

http://cubeengine.com/ (main page)

Cube   http://cubeengine.com/cube.php4

Cube 2: Sauerbraten   http://sauerbraten.org/

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grayscare0

There's also Blood Frontier on the Cube 2 engine.  Yeah, I'm not sure why Assault Cube in particular was chosen.  Sauerbraten, which uses the Cube 2 engine, is much more advanced.  But then again, I'd have picked Urban Terror over any of the Cube games--while it lacks a real-time mapmaking function and many of the advanced features of Sauerbraten, the game itself is much more than yet another retro FPS arena game.  It features loadouts rather than pick-ups (which decreases the emphasis on controlling specific weapons) and is more objective-driven.  I'm surprised it hasn't been featured yet.

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Havok

 I don't know why, but I was surprised to see Battlefield Heroes on that list. Maybe 'cause it's made by DICE and they still make profit off of it.

All that aside, this was a nice mix. Keep it up Murphy!

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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TheMurph

Answer: "Battlefield Heroes is a free cartoon-style shooter for the PC"'

Thanks for the note, though!  : )

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mojosico

mojo likes this game cause anyone can play it you dont have to know alot to play and have fun plus you are not put against some uber-level 15 year old with no life that will kill you every 2 seconds . itis just a all around good game           

 

 

when you wake up from a dream . did you just go to sleep and this is the dream?????     mojo ponders  humm 

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dracoress

Nice!

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