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17th February 2012, 04:37 PM #1
A few free games for you to try
Since it's Friday I thought I'd let you in on a few games I've found over the past week that are totally free.
1. PlaneShift. PlaneShift is a free MMORPG that went 'live in November. Apparently it's still in it's testing phase but looks very much like WoW. And it's free. No subscription or 'premium' services apparently (I'm still downloading the game - torrent for preferance according their site) and will let you all know how it plays next week. It is available for Windows (x86 and x64 clients), Mac and Linux and you can get it and more info here: PlaneShift - A 3D Fantasy MMORPG
2. VDrift, a 3D Racing game with a focus on drifiting. Again, Windows, Mac and Linux are the norm. Get it here: VDrift - Open Source Racing Simulator
3. Command and Conquer Classic. Apparently Virgin released this as a freebie some years back. It was available (apparently) from the main site here: Command & Conquer : Home but I can't find it! A simple Google will lead you to lots of reputable sites to download it from.
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17th February 2012, 04:46 PM #2
Tribes! 32 players, Teamwork, deathmatch. Amazing game.
Starsiege: Tribes full install - Download.com
Also: Trackmania Nations! loads of multiplayer racing fun. We had this running with 32 kids!
Find your own download
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17th February 2012, 05:58 PM #3
18th February 2012, 04:04 PM #4
QUAKE LIVE . It's uber. It's free (but can pay for more if you want, like trackmania). Very good fun
And it plays via your browser.
20th February 2012, 09:55 AM #5
ooOOOoo Might be having a butchers at that tonight....
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
21st February 2012, 12:10 PM #6
There's Team Fortress 2, available free through Steam (at least I think it's only Steam). No problem finding maps to play on or games to play.
Team Fortress 2
21st February 2012, 12:37 PM #7
Looks to cartoony for me, tbh...
Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster
I've had it for about a year and only played it a couple of times....Maybe it might need a second look??
Actually, I think they call it a "re-evaluation"!!
21st February 2012, 01:33 PM #8
Its great and very addictive. (TF2) Definitely worth another go.
As for Quake Live, I've been playing Quake games since 1996 so have been on QL since it's beta days, a few years ago now. It's online only but well worth a play if you just want a no holds barred shooting game, team or solo.
21st February 2012, 02:43 PM #9
Open TTD - OpenTTD
A classic game for those Transport Tycoon enthusiasts and a nice simple passenger/freight business sim.
Cities in Motion is another transport sim but focused only on passenger transport with no freight (but plenty of individual citizens all wanting to go somewhere!). The full client isn't free but they have a freeplay via web version that I will try dig up when I get home.
21st February 2012, 02:46 PM #10
MegaGlest, 0AD, Warzone 2100.
All strategy type games, all free. Our kids here like Warzone 2100.
21st February 2012, 02:55 PM #11
21st February 2012, 03:57 PM #12
Does anyone else on here set up these kinds of games and let the kids play them at lunchtime? We used to have Wolfenstein Enemy Territory but it was deemed too violent even though it was hugely popular.
21st February 2012, 03:59 PM #13
We don't 'allow' it. However, we have a strategy gaming 'enrichment' class on a tuesday which cans can go to. We also don't go complaining too much if they play paintball or something via the network during lunch.
Originally Posted by tech_guy
21st February 2012, 04:03 PM #14
For those that like a steep learning curve : Orbiter.
23rd February 2012, 01:59 PM #15
I did the same as you, downloading it and not really getting in to it, so I took it off. Then I went back and went through the tutorials to get the hang of it a bit better, and now I'm quite in to it. It is cartoony, but it's good fun. Over the weekend I tried, for the first time, to get to grips with the flamethrower-wielder, who I'd never liked. Once I mastered it it was a scream and I was (for the first time) the highest scorer on the server. That was quite a buzz.
Originally Posted by aerospacemango
So it's always worth going back and giving these things another go.
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