Posts Tagged ‘free games’

Soccer Battle Royale is obviously the future of the genre

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Right, battle royale games have peaked. Devs: you can stop updating Fortnite and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Cancel your Mavericks and your rumoured Call of Duty modes. There’s no real point now, because the browser-based Soccer Battle Royale has stolen the genre’s crown for good.

It’s a free, simple take on the formula where you’ve got to defend your goal against 99 AI opponents and an ungodly number of footballs.

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Halo Online returns with a bang as the fan-run ElDewrito

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Blasphemous as it sounds, I really like Halo. I like the floaty jumps, the slugfest combat where landing the first hit doesn’t always mean a win, the swooshy, slidey vehicles and the range of multiplayer modes. So naturally, Microsoft chose to release the free-to-play Halo Online in Russia only and cancel it before it could leave the early beta stages of development.

Legally fuzzy, perhaps, but thanks to a highly dedicated community and a lot of open-source poking around, development of Halo Online has quietly continued for years. Today, ElDewrito 0.6 is live, and it’s the best PvP Halo experience you can find on PC today.

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Free games of the week

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Do you know how many different ways you can move a string and some pegs? Let me show you, because you will certainly find out if you play the next game listed. Bending a string around a bunch of pegs leaves so much open space to wrap your string around and so many pictures to create. If you aren’t interested in the simplicity of string based puzzles, you can attempt to connect planets together to trade, frantically try to clean your room before your mother comes home, take on a bunch of monsters by blowing them off your platform, and flee from a cat in a world of hazards. Check out this week’s free games and read on… Read the rest of this entry »

Flex your noodle with Eador: MoTBW & Satellite Reign free

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Free stuff is always cool, and when that free stuff just happens to be two polished and relatively well-received strategy games, all the better. For the next 48 hours or so, you can snag Syndicate revival Satellite Reign via the Humble Store and the Heroes of Might & Magic-ish Eador: Masters of the Broken World via its Steam page here completely free to keep forever, no strings attached.

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Oh joy! Peggle is free on Origin right now

PopCap’s peg-pinging puzzler Peggle, a most joyous game, is free for keepsies right now on Origin. Yes, it has been free many times before. Yes, it does requires EA’s own store client. But if you’d scoff at more people getting to enjoy the joys of Peggle, buddy, you don’t deserve Peggle. Read the rest of this entry »

The time is right for a bit of Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

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It’s the second-spookiest day of the year, so let’s cap off the week with a little murder. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is a light, silly, mostly-free and utterly gore-drenched spinoff from Blue Wizard Digital’s Slayaway Camp, a simple block-sliding puzzle dressed up as a slasher horror splatter-rampage. This time, you get to play as everyone’s favourite ultra-zombie, Jason Voorhees. He’s a good boy, really – listens to everything his mum tells him.

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Free games of the week

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From extremely challenging platformers that challenge your typing skills to walking simulators just meant for relaxation, there is a bit of everything to be played this week. Starting off, I have a platformer that might cause you to rage quit – but it is very unique in concept. You must type in order to move from area to area, in search of a mysterious item that will save your species. If difficult platformers aren’t your thing, you can explore beautiful worlds full of swaying grass and nice structures in a well made walking simulator or solve some light bending puzzles and take photos of a strangely abandoned planet. Speaking of abandoned, you might want to find out what mysteries are deep within a house where the family was murdered, or even explore the memories of your late mother. There are many types of adventures to explore… Read the rest of this entry »

The Adventures of Square is a must-play free retro FPS

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The moon is made of cheese, and The Adventures of Square is at least 80% terrible geometry puns by weight, so an ideal candidate for RPS coverage. Built on the open-source GZDoom engine by BigBrik, a team of the best and brightest in the Doom modding scene, this free FPS borrows inspiration from old-school shooters far and wide but also feels like the missing link between the childish whimsy of Commander Keen and the unrelenting violence of the Doom series.

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Grab historical sandbox Crusader Kings II free today

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It’s good to be king, and even better when you’re not paying a penny for it. Today, Paradox are giving away the base version of their enormously enduring historical simulation sandbox Crusader Kings II, completely free. Grab it on Steam here, and you get to keep it forever, no strings attached, although the temptation of collecting over a dozen major expansions is now open to you.

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Spec Ops: The Line is free until Saturday

Spec Ops: The Line is free over at the Humble Store right now. It’s only available for 48 hours, ending March 31st at 10am Pacific, so I advise you to go there now. Congratulations! You are hopefully now the proud owner of a game about the horrors of war. It’s hell, in case you hadn’t heard, and many people are unsure what it’s good for. Hu-ah.

Here’s wot our Alec thought back in the day.

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Gulp it down: The Darkness 2 is free right now

“Give the guy a gun and he’s Superman,” Hard Boiled said. “Give him two and he’s God.” But give the guy two guns and two hungry tentacles and he can only be the mafioso host of a demonic power. Discover that in The Darkness II, which you can grab for free for keepsies right now. The Humble Store is giving the game away for a fleeting 48 hours to celebrate the launch of a new sale. Made by Warframe devs Digital Extremes, it has buckets of guts and a surprising amount of heart. Read the rest of this entry »

Free games of the week

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This week, I bring you a bunch of strange games to explore and think about during your weekend. In my bag of games, I have a super colorful, yet very challenging game about gaining souls and throwing creatures against much stronger creatures in hopes of destroying them. I have a game about being lost in a childlike mind – stuck in a world where you are forgetting yourself, trying to escape against the wishes of your old friends. A cool car racing game, where a giant decorated skull challenges you, and guides you through intense courses and even through space. A game following the thoughts of a serial killer, and another inside the mind of a detective that can’t quite solve a case… Plenty of new adventures and worlds for you to dive right into. Read the rest of this entry »

Fan-sandbox Mega Man Maker adds old friends & foes

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We’ve covered Mega Man Maker a couple times before, but it’s worth a renewed mention now on account of the multitude of updates it’s received since launch, with its largest – Version 1.3 – being major enough to be worth a shiny new trailer. Plus, it’s something fun and free to leave you lot with over the weekend.

If you’ve never played before, then you’re in for a treat, assuming you like NES-era platformers in the slightest. Inspired heavily by Nintendo’s Mario Maker, Mega Man Maker is an online, fan-made Mega Man construction kit, allowing you to create your own levels, share them with the world, and inflict your terrible spike-laden ideas upon poor, unsuspecting strangers.

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Hitman’s second episode is free for keepsies right now

The second episode of the fab sneak-o-murder sandbox Hitman is free right now, yours for keepsies if you grab it by April 3rd. This is Ian Hitman’s holiday to the sunny Italian seaside town of Sapienza, a colourful maze leading down to beautiful white sands. If you’ve tried earlier free bits of Hitman but weren’t sure about it, do give this a go as Sapienza is so much of an improvement over them. Read the rest of this entry »

Free games of the week

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Remember in school when your teacher would have you play those typing games, just to learn how to use a keyboard? Imagine if instead of your teacher it was filmmaker David Lynch teaching you everything you need to know about typing. Maybe then you would have paid more attention! You can find out if that’s the case via one of this week’s free games. However, If you already know how to type, you could also learn how to play a new type of golf, explore a puzzle filled dungeon, start your own conspiracies through Twitter, or lead a team through a post-disaster world. All of these amazing worlds are buried below. Read the rest of this entry »

Who needs 3D? ZombsRoyale.io boils down Battle Royale

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It’s sometimes easy to forget that not everyone has a PC designed for playing games, and (until recently) many of the big Battle Royale shooters have required pretty beefy hardware in order to get the most out of them. Enter ZombsRoyale.io, distilling the absurdly popular genre down to its purest elements to present them in free, browser-based form.

ZombsRoyale.io even follows in the footsteps of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with a pointlessly fiddly name. Despite sharing an engine with the popular Zombs.io (a zombie survival sandbox), ZombsRoyale contains no undead, just 99 other players gunning for the top spot.

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Free games of the week

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This week, we have a few games with female protagonists! With games about crashing through everything in the mall because you haven’t had equal pay as compared to your male co-workers, being a princess who wants to get all of her stuff back, or being a small child just trying to find a way to turn her cat back into an animal instead of a hat. If you are looking for some games you can play with your friends you are in luck! I have a cute game about competitively growing flowers and another that has you chaotically typing out mini-games before your food overcooks. With such a huge variety of awesome games to play this weekend, you should read on… Read the rest of this entry »

Boo! Both Amnesia games are free right now on Steam

If you have not bought the Amnesia first-person spookers intentionally, inadvertently acquired them in an old bundle you don’t really remember buying, nor grabbed them when they were free in January good news: both Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs are free for keepsies right now on Steam. What’s changed since the last giveaway? I still have not finished either of them, I’ll tell you that much. You go lock yourselves into dungeons with terrible monsters, I’ll be just fine where I am, thanks. Read the rest of this entry »

Free games of the week

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This weekend brings another set of different, awesome games for you to check out! If you’re into platformers where you must touch all of the blocks quickly and have different game modes and challenges, the first game is definitely for you! Repairing ships has never been so straight forward – as long as you can make the jumps. If you’re not so into ship repair – I also have some adventures after all the adults have left, a game about controlling the mafia, one about shopping at your local supermarket, and an abstract game about the meaning of love. Plenty of games to sink your teeth into over the weekend! Read on… Read on… Read the rest of this entry »

Developer of indie hit Butterfly Soup talks sequel plans

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Visual novels have been experiencing a cultural renaissance in recent years as developers continue to challenge genre conventions and tackle themes that AAA titles are hesitant to explore. Last year saw a flood of VNs capture the popular consciousness, but Butterfly Soup, in particular, charmed its way into players’ hearts and shot to the top of critics’ radars. Now there’s a sequel in development, due in the summer of 2019, and I’ve been speaking to developer Brianna Lei about how she hopes to continue the story.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Butterfly Soup 1.

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