Looking for a Free Single-Player FPS?

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Looking for a Free Single-Player FPS?

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Just for fun, I've decided to compile a master list of free single-player FPS games. Cuz who doesn't love free stuff? Feel free to add to the list! I'll update it as suggestions come in.

Ground Rules:

1) The game must primarily have a first-person perspective and a single-player campaign.

2) The game must be, and have always been, free. Temporary giveaways don't count.

3) The game must be available by legal means. No pirating :)

4) The game must not rely on any purchasable files. Doom TC's are alright if they can use FreeDoom as their IWAD. Just mention it in the post.

This is all just for fun and to spread the joy of free stuff, so please keep things positive :)

The List:



Fully Standalone

Shrine: Eldritch-Lovecraftian Doom Clone https://store.steampowered.com/app/1271050/Shrine/

Shrine II: Sequel to Shrine but with more interesting weapons and mechanics https://store.steampowered.com/app/1417010/Shrine_II/

Lycanthorn II: Honestly don't know a thing about this one, but it sure looks pretty. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1546 ... nthorn_II/

Blade of Agony: Unofficial Wolfenstein 3D sequel. The complexity of RTCW in GZDoom. https://www.moddb.com/mods/wolfendoom-blade-of-agony

Ashes 2063/Afterglow: Post-Apocalyptic old-school fun.. https://www.moddb.com/mods/ashes-2063

Total Chaos: Survival Horror with some twists. https://www.moddb.com/mods/total-chaos

The AMC Squad: A motley crew of misfits defending earth from aliens after the death of Duke Nukem https://www.moddb.com/games/the-amc-tc

Demon Throne: A Duke Nukem 3D sequel of sorts set in a fantasy world with RPG elements. https://www.moddb.com/games/wgrealms-2

A.W.O.L: A tactical modern military shooter in the Build Engine. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1740150/AWOL/

The Creature of Chaos: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1912 ... _of_Chaos/

Cosmic Purge: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1981 ... mic_Purge/

Cry of Fear: Terrifying survival horror game. https://store.steampowered.com/app/223710/Cry_of_Fear/

S.T.A.L.K.E.R Anomaly: A love letter to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R franchise that combines all three maps from the base games but with a new story. https://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-ano ... downloads/
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The Adventures of Square: Loveable TC with fantastic level design where a brave square takes on an evil army of circles. http://adventuresofsquare.com/downloads.php

REKKR: Fantasy FPS. There's a version on steam with another episode, but this version has almost all the content and is free. https://www.moddb.com/mods/rekkr

Marathon: Bungie's breakout shooter before Halo. https://store.steampowered.com/app/2398 ... _Marathon/

Betrayer: Survival stealth game set in an alternate colonial America. https://www.gog.com/en/game/betrayer

Dark Salvation: Spooky demonic shooter on the Quake 3 engine. Can be downloaded for free but donations are optional. https://mangledeyestudios.itch.io/dark-salvation



Requires External Downloads

Freedoom: Replacement IWADs for Doom and Doom II that allow mods to be loaded without owning the actual Doom and Doom II IWADs. Each comes with it's own campaign. Requires GZDoom or another source port. https://freedoom.github.io/download.html

Shadow Warrior Classic: Just Shadow Warrior but packaged with DOSbox instead of the Redux edition. Free on steam but free with addons on GoG. Can be played standalone if you don't mind DOSbox, but ideally played with Raze, BuildGDX, or VoidSW. https://www.gog.com/en/game/shadow_warrior_complete

Hacx: Doom clone that I've never dug much into, TBH. Requires GZDoom. https://web.archive.org/web/20220909025 ... f1e805107d. Optional Midi Pack: http://jimmy.the-powerhouse.net/MIDI/Pr ... acX%202.0/

Bloom: A combination of Blood and Doom, including unholy combinations of classic Doom and Blood enemies. https://www.moddb.com/mods/bloom-doomblood-crossover

Action Doom: Action-packed TC with a bullet-hell feel. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom 2. https://www.doomworld.com/vb/thread/132191

REKKR: Fantasy FPS. There's a version on steam with another episode, but this version has almost all the content and is free. Requires FreeDoom. https://www.moddb.com/mods/rekkr

Action Doom 2: A First-Person Beat-'Em-Up. Requires GZDoom. https://www.doomworld.com/forum/topic/1 ... -reloaded/

Batman Doom Reborn: Doom, but it's Batman! Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom 2. viewtopic.php?t=47680

Robocop Doom: Doom, but it's Robocop! Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom 2. https://mikestoybox.net/2019/03/31/robocop-doom/

Return of the Triad: A new Rise of the Triad episode! Still free to download but also comes with Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition. Requires GZDoom. https://www.moddb.com/mods/return-of-th ... e-triad-16

Strange Aeons: Dimension-hopping adventure with an eldritch aesthetic. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom. https://www.doomworld.com/forum/topic/7 ... -aeons-57/

Arkista's Ring: A space hillbilly elf searches for a powerful artifact in exchange for their freedom. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom. viewtopic.php?t=68907

Simon's Destiny: Castlevania but in first-person. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom. https://www.moddb.com/downloads/castlev ... estiny-v14

Day of the Toys: Fight off an army of unsettling homicidal toys. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom https://mikestoybox.net/doom-maps/

Aliens Eradication: Atmospheric TC inspired by Aliens. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom https://www.moddb.com/mods/aliens-eradi ... tion-tc-20

Abysm: Dawn of Innocence: Medieval/fantasy-styled game similar to Hexen. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom https://www.moddb.com/mods/abysm-dawn-o ... ocence-v12

Abysm 2: Infernal Contract: Killer sequel to Dawn of Innocence. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom https://www.moddb.com/mods/abysm-2-infernal-contract

Project Einherjar: Scandinavian action-adventure based on the creator's own book. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom viewtopic.php?t=52867https://forum.zdoo ... hp?t=52867

Midgard Outlaw: Sequel to Project Einherjar. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom https://mikestoybox.net/2017/09/13/midgard-outlaw/

Splatterhouse 3D: Based on the gory beat-em'-up. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom https://mikestoybox.net/2017/02/12/splatterhouse-3d/

Harmony: Sci-Fi TC with a unique art style. Requires GZDoom https://www.doomworld.com/vb/thread/131946

ZBloody Hell: The Blood experience in Doom. Requires GZDoom and FreeDoom https://www.moddb.com/mods/zbloody-hell ... dy-hell-16
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Re: Looking for a Free Single-Player FPS?

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Shadow Warrior Classic (not Redux)
Harmpony
Hacx
Chex Quest
I'd also add FreeDoom and Blasphemer themselves to the list.
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Edit:
Adventures of Square
Rekkr
Action Doom 1 (and 2 at some degree)
Strange Aeons
Batman Reborn
Arkista's Ring
Robocop Doom
Juno series (Midgard Outlaw, Project Einherjar...)
Day of the Toys
Return of the Triad
Simon's Destiny
Abysm series (does it count?)
Oblivion Lost Remake (it counts if Anomaly counts, right?)
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axredneck wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:22 am Edit:
Adventures of Square
Rekkr
Action Doom 1 (and 2 at some degree)
Strange Aeons
Batman Reborn
Arkista's Ring
Robocop Doom
Juno series (Midgard Outlaw, Project Einherjar...)
Day of the Toys
Return of the Triad
Simon's Destiny
Abysm series (does it count?)
Oblivion Lost Remake (it counts if Anomaly counts, right?)
How is Strange Aeons standalone, or Arkista's Ring?

I know you aren't technically saying that, but a ''free single-player fps'' to me implies a standalone game.
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Redneckerz wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:41 amHow is Strange Aeons standalone, or Arkista's Ring?

I know you aren't technically saying that, but a ''free single-player fps'' to me implies a standalone game.
Casualfan wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:57 pm... Doom TC's are alright if they can use FreeDoom as their IWAD...
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Re: Looking for a Free Single-Player FPS?

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Redneckerz wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:41 am
axredneck wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:22 am Edit:
Adventures of Square
Rekkr
Action Doom 1 (and 2 at some degree)
Strange Aeons
Batman Reborn
Arkista's Ring
Robocop Doom
Juno series (Midgard Outlaw, Project Einherjar...)
Day of the Toys
Return of the Triad
Simon's Destiny
Abysm series (does it count?)
Oblivion Lost Remake (it counts if Anomaly counts, right?)
How is Strange Aeons standalone, or Arkista's Ring?

I know you aren't technically saying that, but a ''free single-player fps'' to me implies a standalone game.
I'll add a section for Doom TC's that require an external file (freedoom or GZDoom) when I get a minute :)
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Also:

The List:

Shrine: Eldritch-Lovecraftian Doom Clone https://scumhead.itch.io/shrine

Shrine II: Sequel to Shrine but with more interesting weapons and mechanics https://scumhead.itch.io/shrine-ii

Lycanthorn I https://scumhead.itch.io/lycanthorn

Lycanthorn II: Honestly don't know a thing about this one, but it sure looks pretty. https://scumhead.itch.io/lycanthorn2
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Re: Looking for a Free Single-Player FPS?

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axredneck wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:22 am Edit:
Adventures of Square
Rekkr
Action Doom 1 (and 2 at some degree)
Strange Aeons
Batman Reborn
Arkista's Ring
Robocop Doom
Juno series (Midgard Outlaw, Project Einherjar...)
Day of the Toys
Return of the Triad
Simon's Destiny
Abysm series (does it count?)
Oblivion Lost Remake (it counts if Anomaly counts, right?)
I believe I've added all your suggestions except for Oblivion Lost Remake. I'm not sure if that one's standalone or not. Thanks for the suggestions! I hadn't heard of a lot of these!
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Dark Salvation is a 2009 Quake 3 Engine FPS which since a month is ''pay what you want'' at itch.io. See the last official Quake 3 Engine game: https://mangledeyestudios.itch.io/dark-salvation
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Redneckerz wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 1:15 pm Dark Salvation is a 2009 Quake 3 Engine FPS which since a month is ''pay what you want'' at itch.io. See the last official Quake 3 Engine game: https://mangledeyestudios.itch.io/dark-salvation
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