The Cheap/Free PC game Thread!

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#1 Posted by Yit (761 posts) -

Greetings, GB.

Me, being the poor bastard that I am, I've sort of run dry on PC Games. I have TF2, L4D, and almost all of Valve and Blizzard's games. Those can only entertain you for so long.

So, in this thread, I would like some good ideas on cheap and free PC games! Indie games, like Gravity Bone, and other quirky random stuff is very welcome.

Thanks!

#2 Posted by Tovan (633 posts) -

You should check out Battleforge. It is an RTS mixed with MMO elements such as trading cards with other players or doing co op missions. It is a full game that was originally fully priced but recently made free, and funds itself on micro transactions which involves buying more cards, which the game already supplies you with enough to keep interested, as well as the fact that you can trade gold you earn in game for points to buy new cards.

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#3 Posted by Snail (8617 posts) -

And grab a bargain whenever Steam gives you the chance. They always have great weekend deals. Recently Empire: Total War was 50% off!

#4 Posted by Seraphim2150 (325 posts) -

Battlefield Heroes is a pretty good one. If your not too fussed about looking unique its perfectly free

#5 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Savage 2 I heard is pretty decent.

BF Heroes is pretty boring quick. I enjoyed it maybe for a week.

Quake LIVE

#6 Edited by angelkanarias (1440 posts) -

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#7 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

I recommend Warsow.  It's a cel-shaded UT style shooter, and it's really high quality.

#8 Posted by PowerSerj (987 posts) -

There is PoxNora, although I haven't played it in forever so I'm not exactly sure how pricey it is. It runs on micro transactions btw. Pretty awesome fantasy strategy game.

#9 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

Counter Strike is the king of cheap PC games.

#10 Posted by leeto (135 posts) -

Wolfenstein Enemy Territory was a lot of fun, not sure how the community is nowadays.


#11 Posted by Mikemcn (6996 posts) -

Battlefield heroes
Runescape is a good mmo but its more for the younger set and it takes a ton of grinding and alot of stuff is locked unless you pay, but even then its only 5 bucks a month or so
Battleforge is now free
America's Army 3.0, had launch issues but is pretty good now

also check out any of Steam's sales, and sometimes it offers a free weekend for a certain game.

#12 Posted by Peach (63 posts) -

Battlefield Heroes... I love it, I've been playing it all day today.

#13 Posted by MattyFTM (14417 posts) -

If you're into MMO's, Ragnarok online has a free server. And RO is the best MMO I've ever played.

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#14 Posted by JJOR64 (19023 posts) -

If you are looking for a free MMORPG with tons of grinding, Maple Story might be your cup of tea.

#15 Posted by JJWeatherman (14560 posts) -
@Yit:  Get Audiosurf off of Steam. I play that game a ton. I think it's only $5 too.
#16 Posted by orshick (170 posts) -

Just get Call of Duty 4, or UT3 or something. Whats the point paying less if you're also getting less? Just go for the best, its not that much money.

#17 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -
#18 Posted by tekmojo (2302 posts) -

Dungeon & Dragons: Online is coming out soon for free. Check out the trial if you're interested in an MMO, it's actually very action-based, I was suprised.

#19 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

Some free FPS games are:

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
America's Army 3
CombatArms
WarRock

#20 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2910 posts) -

Obligatory Cave Story mention. It's like Megaman with some Metroid thrown in there. Free and awesome.

#21 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

Try Spelunky, it's a free platformer game that's quite popular recently. And you will die alot. That's a good thing no?

#22 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Americas Army is fairly good.

#23 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2910 posts) -

Oh yeah, and Legend of Princess. Twenty minute game, it's basically an arcade version of Zelda.

#24 Edited by atejas (3057 posts) -
@angelkanarias said:

" there is something called <site removed>, but hurry, it may be going legit. "

<site removed> is better anyway. 
 
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#25 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I buy all my pc games on steam now, it's the cheapest way, for example grid is $15, you can get a decent game that way for half price all the time on steam.

#26 Posted by TheHBK (5507 posts) -

I would try guild wars if I were you.  An MMO without fees and doesnt feel like a cheap experience like Runescape.

#27 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

The Suffering is free, and is pretty bad, but fun for a while. Sam & Max Episode 4(?) Abe Lincoln Must Die! is also free.

#28 Edited by Forcen (1836 posts) -
#29 Posted by Queequeg (81 posts) -

Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die is also free on Steam.  It's a funny little game.  I loled quite a bit.

#30 Posted by C2C (855 posts) -

S4 League is quie good.  A little laggy sure, but still loads of fun.

#31 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
#32 Posted by Fallen189 (5034 posts) -

Check out

Within A Deep Forest
Seiklus
Knytt

ScummVM is also your friend.

#33 Posted by lemon360 (1102 posts) -

i used to play a bunch of eudemons

#34 Posted by Dimsey (962 posts) -

Time to hand out some Roguelike loving.

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is pretty alright.

I'm dumb and suck at it but I appreciate what Dwarf Fortress does nonetheless, certainly worth looking at.

Hasn't been officially updated in ages but Iter Vehemens ad Necem (or IVAN) is pretty fun.

Haven't much played it myself but I know a bunch of folk that like Elona.

I'm no purist - I prefer my Roguelikes to have some form of graphics, even the crummiest of tile sets would suit me fine and I haven't found any for Ancient Domains of Mystery - but what I played of it was decent.

Nethack of course is a classic and still one of the better ones for certain.

Straying from Roguelikes now, if you like Wrestling and you like management sims then Grey Dog Software recently released Total Extreme Wrestling 2005 for free, mostly to pimp their most recent Total Extreme Wrestling game but whatever. Free's free and if you dig management sims then TEW05 is as good as any - especially considering the price or lackthereof I guess.

If you don't already own it on your Xbox or some other platform then the PC version of N is free and also a lot of fun.

Of course Grand Theft Auto 1, 2 and Wild Metal Country are freeware. The only one of those I've played is GTA2 so I can say that ones pretty awesome. Can't speak for the other two but hey - free!

Not free, but cheap enough is Mount & Blade - certainly worth what they're asking. With an expansion on the way and an active modding community it's very easy to recommend.

I guess that'll do. If I think of anything else I'll pop back in but that's plenty of fun and free stuff. I've probably got more out of just Dungeon Crawl alone then I have many commerical games and I didn't have to pay a cent.

#35 Posted by myketuna (1725 posts) -

I really like Dungeon Runners. It's a free-to-play MMO that is basically a pretty good rip-off of Diablo II. I don't know if you've played D2 before, but if you have then DR is really, really good. Someone mentioned Trackmania and if you don't have that, you should. It's really crazy, although I don't know exactly how the online stuff works.

#36 Posted by Queequeg (81 posts) -
#37 Edited by CaptSuavity (53 posts) -

mass effect is $20 on steam
oblivion is a little more at $30, but if you enjoy it like i do you'll LOTS of mileage out of it.

EDIT: also like everyone else said, steam weekend sales are pretty good.

#38 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Quake Live, Battlefield Heroes, Battleforge....uuummm any free MMORPG's (www.onrpg,com), google search "home of the underdaogs" they post free games all the time. Dungeons and Dragons Online is free to play real soon. I'm quick to learn about free games so hit me up whenever you want.

#39 Posted by CrazyNinja (39 posts) -

While they're not the most amazing games ever made, I'm playing Soldat and Battle for Wesnoth. Soldat is a 2D shooter games with jet packs, tons of guns, and just plain craziness. Battle for Wesnoth is very similar to Fire Emblem and Advance Wars for the GBA, not sure if you've played those. Both aren't too bad, and they both run on my netbook while I'm waiting for my main PC to come in.

#40 Posted by Funzzo (835 posts) -

Everyday Shooter

#41 Posted by Seedofpower (3937 posts) -

Look out for Deals on Steam, best advice that i could give you. I got a lot of good deals from them, especially when thy do 50% - 75% good games.

#42 Posted by jkz (4043 posts) -

Mount & Blade - Not free, but its very cheap. I've played since the pre-release versions (pre-ordered) and I still hop back in for the great modding community

#43 Posted by JoeKerr (11 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" If you are looking for a free MMORPG with tons of grinding, Maple Story might be your cup of tea. "
Maplestory is a great game, although i havent played in a year or two but i think they added new classes
#44 Posted by JJOR64 (19023 posts) -
@JoeKerr said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" If you are looking for a free MMORPG with tons of grinding, Maple Story might be your cup of tea. "
Maplestory is a great game, although i havent played in a year or two but i think they added new classes "
Yeah, they added a new Pirate class.  The game is great but, there is way to much grinding and doing quests doesn't feel rewarding.
#45 Posted by JoeKerr (11 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" @JoeKerr said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" If you are looking for a free MMORPG with tons of grinding, Maple Story might be your cup of tea. "
Maplestory is a great game, although i havent played in a year or two but i think they added new classes "
Yeah, they added a new Pirate class.  The game is great but, there is way to much grinding and doing quests doesn't feel rewarding. "
yeah i could only get to level 30 or 35 before it got to hard to keep leveling so i quit hahaha
#46 Posted by JJOR64 (19023 posts) -
@JoeKerr said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" @JoeKerr said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" If you are looking for a free MMORPG with tons of grinding, Maple Story might be your cup of tea. "
Maplestory is a great game, although i havent played in a year or two but i think they added new classes "
Yeah, they added a new Pirate class.  The game is great but, there is way to much grinding and doing quests doesn't feel rewarding. "
yeah i could only get to level 30 or 35 before it got to hard to keep leveling so i quit hahaha "
Yeah, I quit after I got my Assassin to 35.  lawl
#47 Posted by Driadon (3001 posts) -
There's a few free games (if you live in the U.S. mind you) on Fileplanet like Far Cry. Ambandonia is an archive for free abandonware games, and they have some great classics on there as well as some more...intreguing ones that I sometimes think should be remade (Deus, I'm looking at you!)
#48 Posted by canadiantoastzombie (207 posts) -

Try CrossFire, I just downloaded it today and it's really good.

#49 Edited by qlum (33 posts) -
#50 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

gunz the duel

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