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Postby squished18 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:40 am

JD's posting on impulse buying today sparked me to make this posting. Here are some video games I've enjoyed for free on the interweb. Some may have already been mentioned elsewhere, but thought I'd share in case anyone hasn't seen these yet:

A tower defend game: ... helementtd

Bowmaster Prelude: ... er-prelude

Runescape (RPG):


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Postby jdroth » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:20 am

A tower defend game:

Oh great, squished. We here at the box factory have wasted HOURS on the basic version of this game. And now you've posted this? Say good-bye to any new Get Rich Slowly entries for the rest of the week... :evil:

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Postby DonoInBolivia » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:26 am

Hahaha, I was just thinking about this myself too, free games instead of buying them!

There are some kinda fun time killing types of games out there, here are the two that I have been playing recently:

Tower Defense:

And Darts and Baloons


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Postby tinyhands » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:23 am

My favorite time waster is (I've done an evil in under 9 minutes)

There are some really cute, kid-friendly games at

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Postby oeolycus » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:31 am

The real time wasters are here.

The first two are my favorites (of the ones I've played).

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Postby Ziptar » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:45 am

If you are into the violent first person shooter type games there is always the U.S. Army's recruiting tool it's free.

While were at it how about Free operating systems, A year ago when I decided to really simplify my home computing I was given and old Laptop for free, it's an old PIII Dell. I put the PCLinuxOS ditro on it an I haven't missed having a Micro$oft Operating system at all. If you are new to Linux is excellent as well, well supported and huge friendly user base.

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Postby cswiii » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:45 pm

I use Linux, and while they don't develop a lot of the games today for Linux in the first place, I prefer to go free.

Here are some that I like, or have liked in the past. I should note that these are not linux-only -- there are Windows versions as well:

* Tremulous -- first person shooter, but with a twist. It's part FPS, part team strategy:
* BZFlag -- 3D tank game, been around for several years but still under continual development:
* Scorched 3D -- did you ever play Scorched Earth as a kid? Well, here's a modern version with beautiful graphics, in full 3D:

I may come up with some more later.

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Postby KiwiHopeful » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:29 pm

A great resource for free games is:

The site is kind of a juried list, if you will, of free games.

Dono mentioned Darts and Balloons from Ninja Kiwi. I'd recommend any of their games:

Here's another good comprehensive list of free games:

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Postby robblatt » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:47 pm

Tower Defense. I've been playing it all day. Onw of the most addictive games I've ever played.

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Postby squished18 » Thu May 10, 2007 2:03 pm

One more to add to the collection:

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Postby jdroth » Thu May 10, 2007 5:23 pm

I'll second Good Experience. Excellent resource.

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Postby MikeVx » Thu May 10, 2007 6:00 pm

The cartoon website has some flash games lurking about the place. The Stinkoman game might make more sense if you find the cartoon first.

These are games deliberately made to be old-style arcade feel, right down to the pixellated graphics.

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Postby bwian » Fri May 11, 2007 8:38 am

If you're truly old-school you'll try the Trogdor adventure game. ;)

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