Here’s my second list some of the better free games floating around the interwebs. This might be the last installment as well, as I’m considering just featuring a single game in each post from now on rather than a small collection of them. That way I’ll be able to space it out more, and possibly give a longer write up on each game.
Well, enough of that. On to the list!
Official Website: http://alientrap.org/nexuiz/
Nexuiz is a free First Person Shooter built on a heavily modified version of the Quake 1 engine called Darkplaces. You’ve got your standard assortment of FPS game types (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, CTF, etc.) available online or offline (with bots, if needed) across a fairly wide number of maps (as well as 35 additional user-made maps available as a separate download). Nexuiz features a decent selection of weapons ranging from Rocket Launchers to Laser Guns, all of which have an alternate fire mode. Overall a pretty solid free FPS game.
Official Website: http://www.futurepinball.com/
There isn’t much to say about Future Pinball, the name pretty much explains itself. If you’re into Pinball games you may have experimented with Visual PinMAME, Visual Pinball or played one of the countless budgetware Pinball games on the market. What sets Future Pinball apart from those is that it’s far more modern, featuring high-quality 3D graphics and what I would assume is a more accurate simulation of ball physics. You can make your own tables with the included editor, or download tables made by other users (the official site offers links to sites where you can find user-made content).
Official Website: http://www.hurrican-game.de/
Hurrican is a remake of an old series called Turrican for the C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, DOS, and a few other platforms. It combines good ol’ fashion side-scrolling shooter gameplay with todays 2D graphics capabilities. Hurrican features nine levels, with the option of either downloading extra user made maps or making your own.
TAGAP (The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins)
Official Website: http://www.tagap.net/
Similar to Hurrican, TAGAP is a side-scrolling shooter with 2D Graphics (although it is hardware accelerated). It features some spiffy effects, fun shooting gameplay, and a enough weapon, enemy and environmental variety to keep you interested for the length of the game.
Well, that’s the end of this list. And don’t forget, if they offer the option and you enjoyed the game then please consider donating to the project.
As I said in the opener, I’ll probably start featuring only one game from now on in an effort to avoid overloading myself with finding multiple games for every list. I need to keep my sanity, you know.
– RAY16 (a.k.a Neo-Humanity)