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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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NachoFoot Avatar
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2 Years ago

You forgot War Thunder....

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elvismiggell Avatar
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1 Year ago

... and included World of Warplanes. Bold.

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Tim Edwards Avatar
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elvismiggell Avatar
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10 Months ago

Thanks! :)

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DuoBlaze Avatar
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10 Months ago

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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Dav Avatar
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5 Months ago

Path of Exile is on the first page.

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LidFlipper Avatar
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4 Months ago

Marvel Heroes is garbage tho.

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quietly Avatar
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2 Years ago

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

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MrJinxed Avatar
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10 Months ago

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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VinsanityV22 Avatar
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2 Years ago

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

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Htorne Avatar
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2 Years ago

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

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XxXPlayBoyManXxX Avatar
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2 Years ago

how do you play it ?

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huhwut Avatar
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2 Years ago

* Requiem: Momento Mori *

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Borg917 Avatar
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9 Months ago

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

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Frenzier Avatar
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6 Months ago

No Warframe or Hawken!? Im disapointed.

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Dav Avatar
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5 Months ago

Warframe is on the first page.

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Coolboypai Avatar
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1 Year ago

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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xprez Avatar
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1 Year ago

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

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Haggis Avatar
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1 Year ago

QWOP rules :)

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11 Months ago

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Natural Deduction Avatar
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10 Months ago

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

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Pseudonym Avatar
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10 Months ago

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

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Tovias Avatar
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10 Months ago

No Renegade X? For shame.

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Snipe Avatar
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10 Months ago

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

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QDP2 Avatar
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10 Months ago

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

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Brian Evol Avatar
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10 Months ago

No Warframe? Marvel Heroes 2015? Marvel Puzzle Quest?

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Moonraker Avatar
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10 Months ago

Why no Defiance?

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Ukilamiback Avatar
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10 Months ago

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

Uncharted Waters Online: 2nd Age

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LordWell Avatar
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10 Months ago

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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Clay F Avatar
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9 Months ago

How do u leave Ghost Recon Phantoms off this list

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Stinkflipper Incarnate Avatar
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9 Months ago

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

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(Nation)DiazElGrande® Avatar
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9 Months ago

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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xrobz1x Avatar
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7 Months ago

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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Pseudonym Avatar
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7 Months ago

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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Michaelvaanss Z Avatar
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7 Months ago

Dear Pcgamesn.

How can you put Star Trek Online but not put Star Wars The Old Republic?

I'm sure Star Trek Online is a good game but just play SWTOR and I'm sure you will put it in the Top 10 this is the best MMO/RPG game i have ever played

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Decto Avatar
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5 Months ago

NO TEAM FORTRESS 2?!NO WARFRAME?! NO UNTURNED?! THIS IS THE WORST LIST I'VE EVER SEEN

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LidFlipper Avatar
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4 Months ago

TF2 is on here. Warframe is on here.

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Larkspeed Avatar
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5 Months ago

The vast majority of these are not free. I don't know what your definition is but free to me means costing no money. more than 90% of these if you want any real chance of survival or in some cases to even progress in the game you will need to spend money.

That bt definition is not free

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BenMcr Avatar
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5 Months ago

Battlefield 1942 cannot be downloaded from origin or via the download link you provided -given this you might want to remove it from the list.

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Dave The Luxon Avatar
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5 Months ago

I don't see how this list can include ArcheAge as one of the best free MMO's. You can barely do anything if you don't have a sub, and even then you're still limited unless you dabble in the cash shop. Replace it with Aion, in my opinion.

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Crazykid33 Avatar
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4 Months ago

War Thunder is really awesome AND very realistic.

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VinsanityV22 Avatar
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2 Years ago

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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Earth_Dragon Avatar
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2 Years ago

League of Legends is the best game on this list!

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Hurdurr Avatar
2 Years ago

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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sager11 Avatar
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1 Year ago

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

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LordWell Avatar
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10 Months ago

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

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