#1 Edited by ManotheBard (57 posts) -

I was just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for freeware or free indie games. I enjoy playing just about any genre, so any good games will do.

#2 Posted by AjayRaz (12663 posts) -
#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -
#4 Posted by Omnomnivore (2940 posts) -

I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden (LINK) - A "Hardcore" Contra-like game where everything wants to kill you.

Psycho Waluigi (LINK) An extremely well-made Super Mario "clone." Honestly, this is so good that I swear Nintendo had something to do with it. Oh, it focuses on Waluigi and his "Psychic powers." The game is fucking awesome.

Seedling (LINK) A Zelda-like game that has a really good story, slew of characters, and tough enemies/bosses. I really recommend giving this one a shot if you happened to enjoy Zelda-esque Dungeon-Crawlers.

Ib (LINK) A 2-D "SNES style" Horror game that actually gets to you at certain points. Overall it is incredibly enjoyable and some of the puzzles will leave you scratching your head while a woman in a painting chases you - intense.

Treasure Adventure Game (LINK) A 2-D Platformer RPG. Don't let the simple name turn you away, this one is really "deep" and a lot of fun. I recommend giving this a shot if you like exploration and RPG's.

That's all I've got for now, there are a ton out there. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Also, check out this guy. He is generally where I get a lot of the "spotlight" indie games and occasionally they are free. :)

#5 Posted by Echofoxz (106 posts) -

Realm of the Mad God, it's free on Steam, it's free on the browsers.

#6 Posted by BeachThunder (13152 posts) -
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Tyrian
  • Spelunky (original)
  • Cave Story (original)
  • Chex Quest 3
  • Marathon series
  • Chzo Mythos series
  • Super Crate Box
  • Jetpack
  • God of Thunder
  • Stealth Bastard
  • DoomRL
#7 Posted by ZimboDK (863 posts) -

I've always enjoyed Iji. Cool weapons, interesting story, and you'll probably want to play it more than once.

#8 Posted by ManotheBard (57 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: The concept sounds unique, but I'm unsure whether I would like to delve into this.

#9 Posted by Rorie (3382 posts) -

Kingdom Rush is pretty great if you like tower defense.

#10 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

@ManotheBard: Don't be scared! Just embrace it!

#11 Posted by DeadVillager (80 posts) -
#12 Posted by ManotheBard (57 posts) -


@mscupcakes said:

@ManotheBard: Don't be scared! Just embrace it!

Wow. That game really takes the "don't judge a book by its cover" saying to a whole new level. I was floored by it. Great recommendation!