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Facade

An awkward dinner party simulator, Facade drops you into the apartment of a voice-acted and entirely AI-controlled couple. Interact by picking up objects or entering any text you like, and they’ll respond appropriately. Usually by kicking you out after you’ve turned the air blue with the filthiest swear words you can muster.

AirMech

Transformers in everything but name, AirMech is now available as a Chrome App, which is exciting news for people who know what a Chrome App is. Zip about in a jetplane, morph into a stompy robot and destroy everything around you in the colourful, noisy and ultra-competitive PvP blaster.

N: The Way of the Ninja

A freeware, single-screen Flash platformer from approximately four hundred years ago, you’d be surprised to hear that N: The Way of the Ninja still holds up as a game. The physics are bouncy, your character springs and wall-jumps, avoiding missiles and collecting coins to unlock doors. This is minimalist, pixel-sharp, reaction-testing platforming.

Toribash

A 3D, physics-based fighting game in which both players take turns to decide how each of their fighter’s individual limbs will move in the next second of play, Toribash takes ages to master but is immediately hilarious, fun and wildly clever. You’ll scream with primal delight the first time you manage to boot off your opponent’s face with your custom fighting move.

Tower of Goo

Mother to the incredible physics puzzler World of Goo, 2D Boy’s Tower of Goo is a more basic affair, challenging you to construct a tower of gooballs as positively vertitudinous as you are capable. The higher you climb, the more the wibbling structure quivers and the daintier your construction must become.

Nethack

The best roguelike since Rogue, Nethack’s an ASCII dungeon crawler in which you, a brave @ symbol, must adventure ever downward through monsters, caves and mountains of loot. It’s approximately two thousand years old but still eminently playable. If you want to see where Dungeons of Dredmor learned its trade, you need to start right here.

Dwarf Fortress

A seemingly impenetrable simulation that mixes Dungeon Keeper, Roguelikes and ridiculous levels of detail to create something truly unique in games. Manage an expanding fortress of dwarves by mining materials, setting up industries, defending from goblin attacks and satisfying the whims of nobles.

Cave Story

Utterly charming 8-bit retro, Metroidvania platformer Cave Story wouldn’t have been a NES-era classic to rival Mario had it been released way back when. As it stands today it’s simply one of the most heartfelt freeware platformers around. Clever levelling weapons, excellent music and hours of game make this worth a download.

Arma 2 - Free Edition

It’s Arma 2, sans campaign, mit some HD shine and user made add-ons. A hardcore military soldier man simulator that’s in the process of being superseded by Arma 3, this version of the shooter is still hugely supported by a community of content creators. Grab it if ballistic accuracy is your bag.

Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2

The first and second Grand Theft Autos are available to download from Rockstar’s own website. The top down crime sims arguably spawned a genre of such open city capering, as well as the hateful phrase “living, breathing city”. Still playable, still oddly funny, and, in the case of the first game, still excellent.

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No Marvel Heroes!? How am I supposed to take this list seriously with these unheard of indie side scroller and tower defense games and you don't include Marvel Heroes? For that matter, is Path of Exile even on the list?

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You forgot War Thunder....

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... and included World of Warplanes. Bold.

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FIXED

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Thanks! :)

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Should have included Quake Live; should be in the top 10...

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Hmm, I wonder if you'd consider including Swtor in the MMO slots available. It's really one of the best MMOs as far as leveling up to max level. Also included should be Path of Exile. It would also be worth exploring the option of adding Heroine's Quest (available for free on steam), and The Silver Lining (King's Quest game by Phoenix Online Studios available for free on the website), and Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead.

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* Requiem: Momento Mori *

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how do you play it ?

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The Everquest 2 picture on page 10 is from Lord of the Rings Online and not EQ2.

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Okay, so mostly shooters and MMOs. That's better than what I was expecting :)

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Pretty pointless list overall.

No distinguishing between mmos and singleplayer games? Or abandonware and freeware? Or browser games and installed games?

No kind of judgement on just how free these games are? DDO, for instance, yes - "free" - but none of its players would consider it that.

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the GTA 1 and 2 one can be taken off as for a long time they have been ünafailable"on the rockstar site. and System shock is free ? really now i can play it finaly :D

OHW and DC online but no Marvel heroes 2015?

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Heroes and Generals have very very good Maps but its too Lagg

#Warface is One of the Best of the Year

#Battlefield 3 its now On Free on Origin.com Too

i think NFS WORd is Lost Is a Great Game

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Age of Empires Online should probably be removed since it was shut down on 1 July 2014.

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These are just "free to play" games, not free.

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How do u leave Ghost Recon Phantoms off this list

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Path of exiles deserves the list 100%, it's a very good free to play ARPG with absolutely NO PAY TO WIN only cosmectic changes and some house decorations can be bought with real money.

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You missed Uncharted Waters Online, which is now be reinstated on steam as

Uncharted Waters Online: 2nd Age

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Why no Defiance?

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No Warframe? Marvel Heroes 2015? Marvel Puzzle Quest?

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ArcheAge's title seems to not show, only the picture and discription

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So what is the name of the "free to play pirate fantasy MMORPG"?? It sounds interesting.

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No Renegade X? For shame.

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Can you distinguish between free games and pay to win freemium games please?

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I would add http://panzergeneraldownload.com/ a place to get all the old Panzer General Games.

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QWOP rules :)

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Wow didnt know rift had eased up on the f2p restrictions, might give it a go again then.

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A lot of great games in this list though the lack of flash games and cookie clicker is a bit disappointing :P

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League of Legends is the best game on this list!

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I only looked at the first page so far, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume 99 of these 100 games are shooters of some kind, yes? God, I hope I'm wrong...

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This list is great if you're a media stereotype gamer that only enjoys shooters and maybe a few generic mmo's.

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What about toribash, one of the better games on this list

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Well seems like you went throught none of the 9 other pages.

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