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The Free Games Thread

Postby Caligari87 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Per a very brief discussion, this is a dedicated thread where you may post free games for people to enjoy.

Rules:
  • No abandonware, warez, grey-market, or anything else that breaks forum rules.
  • Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, or developer-direct deals are trusted and preferred.
  • Post the expiration date of the deal, if any. If it's a Steam free weekend, say so.
  • Games must be "no strings attached." This means no prerequisites or hoops such as like-farming, share-to-download, surveys, etc.
  • No key giveaways. Make a separate thread for those that.
  • No reposting a game unless it's a fresh deal separate from the last one.

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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby phantombeta » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:02 pm

Are games that have always been free okay, or is this just for games that used to be paid but are now free or that are temporarily free? (Just wanna make sure.)
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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Caligari87 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:07 pm

Preferably games that are on some kind of temporary deal OR just recently went fully-free. Want to avoid just spamming normally-free games since a lot of folks probably know about them already.

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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby wildweasel » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:12 pm

Caligari87 wrote:Preferably games that are on some kind of temporary deal OR just recently went fully-free. Want to avoid just spamming normally-free games since a lot of folks probably know about them already.

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Unless you feel like it's a game people haven't heard of. Cave Story, no. Ascii Sector, probably yes.

On that note: http://www.asciisector.net/
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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Kinsie » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:43 am

Psychonauts is free at Humble Store for another 32 hours or so, but that's what kicked off this thread so you probably know.
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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Scripten » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:44 am

Probably the best free game list I've ever seen shamelessly stolen from the Bay 12 forums. Should follow every rule in the OP.
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Re: The Free Games Thread

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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby 0mrcynic0 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:10 pm

I recommend Tyrian 2000 for that old-school shoot-em-up game with different options for your ship's offense and defense.

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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Kinsie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:26 am

Tyrian 2000 is great. There's also OpenTyrian, which IIRC doesn't include the extra Tyrian 2000 content BUT is open source and as such has been ported to every platform under the sun.

A good chunk of the original Tyrian artwork has also been freely released for people to use in their own games.
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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Kinsie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:07 am

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is free on GOG for the next 46 or so hours.
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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Caligari87 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 pm

Back To Bed- Free on Steam until 2017-09-21 at 10am US PST.
In Back to Bed you guide the sleepwalker Bob to the safety of his bed by taking control of his subconscious guardian named Subob. Together they will travel through a surreal and painting-like dream world, avoiding dangers and getting safely back to bed.

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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Kinsie » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:07 pm

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Re: The Free Games Thread

Postby Scripten » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:20 pm



These are pretty fun. Really standard horror stuff, similar in tone to FEAR, so don't expect anything particularly groundbreaking, but it's well made.
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Re: The Free Games Thread

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Re: The Free Games Thread

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