Feb 21, 2010

Our chefs suggest a gourmet selection of 10 excellent free games

Myst Online: Uru Live. The latest attempt to resurrect this impressively bold stab at an online multiplayer adventure has happily gone freeware. What's more, all the Ages have been opened and the servers seem more than competent.

Red Alert. Ok, you can also grab Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Tiberian Dawn and that Firestorm expansion, but we all know it's Red Alert that all pure RTS fans will enjoy.

Wing Commander Saga. Haven't played it as much as it deserves just yet, but it really feels Wing Commander-y enough, despite using the freespace-y Freespace 2 engine. And remember to always give your wingman a hug.

Oolite: Should Wing Commander fail to tickle your space exploring instincts, Oolite should probably be what you're looking for. It's the best update/remake/expansion of Elite possible.

King's Quest III. An excellent remake of a Sierra adventure classic. Comes complete with a point-and-click interface, lovely VGA graphics and a voicepack. Still a tough one to beat, mind.

Squid and Let Die. Well, it does feel a bit like Pac-Man, but it also reminds me of octopi, a retro-futuristic version of the 80s and shmups. Excellent fun!

Cactus Arcade. It's the multicart of the modern PC gamer with a thing for indie things. 17 brilliant games are included and everything -from shmups to adventures- is happily being given a chance to shine.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. The first truly brilliant game in the rather epic Elder Scrolls CRPG series. Beards optional.

Every day the same dream. It's a webgame of sorts and it's absolutely fantastic. Not particularly fun mind, but something you -YOU!- got to play. By Molleindustria.

Planet MULE. Based on the C64 multiplayer strategic classic, this is a fantastic race for space colonization with beautifully remade graphics and sounds.

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  1. What about GTA2?

  2. I suggest you have a look at my older lists... You'll find it, and dozens more, there.

  3. Ah, I've got to remember to come back to this list when I've got some free time...

  4. A wise decision dear Pacian!