Monday, April 6, 2009

Free computer games

In these tough economic times, it is not good to spend lots of money entertaining yourself. However, it is still important to keep yourself entertained. Videogames are one of the cheapest ways to keep you occupied, especially when they are free. These next few games are completely free and also very entertaining.
  • Combat Arms: Combat arms is a multiplayer only first person shooter. It focusses on modern warfare and weaponry. Players play online against other players to earn points. These points can be used to rent out weapons to improve their game. Although Combat Arms is a good game, it does have it's drawbacks. There are a considerable amount of cheaters on combat arms and Nexon (the company that owns Combat Arms) seems to be doing nothing about it. Also, be prepared to play alot to earn cash to rent out all of the weapons you need to actually be competitive.
  • Quake Live: Quake III was an extremely great game. For those of you who miss it, you should check out Quake Live. Quake live is based on the quake III engine and is almost the same game. However, there have been slight improvements to the engine. Also, this game is played from your web browser, so you will need to download a browser plugin rather than a game client.
  • Instant Action: Instant Action is a collection of 9 games (at this time) which can be played through your web browser after downloading a plug-in. There is really alot of variety on this site. Games range from simple 2d puzzle games to 3d puzzle games to 3rd person shooters. There is something for everyone. (For you mech assault fans, there are two mech assault like games on the site. Check it out!)
  • Last Chaos: If you are looking to kill some time, nothing is better than an mmorpg. Last Chaos is a well built fantasy mmorpg that is free to play. It's fighting and leveling system seems different than most. It speaks for itself.
  • Phun: Phun, unlike most games described here, is not multiplayer. In fact, many may not consider it a game at all. It is a 2d physics sandbox that is extremely 'phun' to play with. It is an extemely unique game.
  • Urban Terror: Urban terror is a first person shooter with a theme similar to counterstrike, Terrorists vs Good guys. Urban terror is based on the quake 3 engine. You can install this as a mod for quake 3 arena or as a standalone game. This game is definately worth checking out.
If you have any additions you would like to make to this list, place a comment here with some basic information about the game, and you will be thanked.


  1. Ahriman's Prophecy-its an old style RPG with great gameplay and a multitude of quests. Despite the rather basic level, the graphics and imagery are crafted in such a way to stay consistently original and cool.

  2. Wow, pretty complete list here. Are these both mac and PC compatible, and if so, which ones? Also, which ones are your favorites?

  3. What I enjoy playing is Combat Arms. It's the only game I know in your list. are these other games also fun to play?