When you're looking for the best free games on PC, what are you looking for? We think we've got you covered with our selection below, whether it's browser games you can start playing instantly, free-to-play games to rival anything you'd spend money on, or downloadable games that you can play for a lifetime.
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One is the grandaddy of the now ubiquitous auto-running genre, the other a divisive interactive poem about love and death. Together, Canabalt and Passage make Passagebalt: an auto-runner about love and death. The longer you run for, the older you get. Somewhere along the line, your true love waits. Can you protect them? Will you die alone or loved? What is love, anyway? Oh, shut…
10 years ago
Highly agile reader Christopher Webb points us to this: Canabalt Typing Tutor Edition. Not exactly Typing Of The Dead, but it's a neat remix of the one-button game concept. It starts off slow and unchallenging but, well, let's just say it picks up its pace as you go. Touch typing improved? Maybe.
As surely as the snow falls on any day but Christmas day, so the second day in December plays host to the second game on our incredible seasonal advent calendar. It also plays host to a feeling that we've forgotten something. Presents? Decorations? Is it the nagging feeling engendered by too many years under the heel of heavy consumerism? We can't tell, so run, run!…
11 years ago
Late last night, Comrade Ariana forwarded me the webgame joy of Canabalt at me. It's a one-button velocity-based randomly-generating oddly-atmospheric parkour webgame and is - as another friend puts it - probably what Mirror's Edge should have been like. I got 2900-odd last night, but my skills seems to have atrophied overnight. I also recommend turning down the sound to the bare minimum ("-" reduces…