Looking for a fun and engaging game, but don’t want to plunk down $60 for the hottest new title (or perhaps a few hundred on an updated gaming rig or console)? Check out this collection of freely available games, across a wide swath of genres!
That’s one hell of a DIY ADAM Syringe, but I guess you gotta be ready if you’re taking a trip into Andrew Ryan’s failed Rapture.
Quake Live, the free-to-play, web-based shooter, developed by FPS legends id, has been released into Open Beta. Now, I’d hit you with some impressions, but I’m currently 11017 deep in the queue. I guess that means there’s some sort of a market for this sort of thing. I’ve previously played Battlefield Heroes, EA’s own beta attempt at the web-based shooter and was left unimpressed. However, id certainly has the chops to pull it off. id’s prolific resume include FPS-defining franchises like Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake.
Speaking of FPS’s, Team Fortress 2, the long-awaited sequel to the original Quake and Half-Life mod is only $10 on Steam this week. If you haven’t played this game, pick it up it’s well worth it, you’d be hard pressed to find a better multiplayer FPS on PC. And, of course, after you fire it up, hop on the dwot TF2 Server and enjoy some quality FPS action.
Zombie games are all the rage right now it seems, however, Body Ladder takes your favorite brain munching undead in a new direction. Pile the corpses and reach for the sky!
Stuck without Left 4 Dead but still need to get your zombie scourge saving on? Check out Left4kDead, an awesome flash zombie shooter. Well played sirs.
Beat Gears 2? Need a break from WotLK? Get your retro-gaming on and check out the stockpile of nostalgic titles available at Abandonia, the leading catalog of Abandonware games. With classics like Jagged Alliance and Terminal Velocity, Abandonia has got what you need to slake the retrogaming urges and maintain a healthy and balanced gaming diet.
Fantastic Contraption is one of the best flash games I’ve seen in a while. In the spirit of the PC classic “The Incredible Machine”, Fantastic Contraption has you assemble a simple machine from a handful of parts to solve increasingly tricky puzzles. Your toolset includes 3 different types of wheels, connecting sticks, or connecting hydro power. The tutorial explains the game and it’s simple parts quickly and accurately and then you’re off solving some interesting puzzles like the “Mind the Gap” pictured above. A guaranteed worthy waste of time.