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July 14, 2011 5:51:37 PM

I have a bitter wife, 4 kids, a house note, etc, etc...
so i am cheap, but love online gaming
i have stumbled upon some free online games, but was interested to see what else is out there.

so please list your favorite online games that are free to play and a breif description (1st person shooter, RTS, etc.)
if you can include a link that would be great

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July 14, 2011 6:23:32 PM

There are hundreads of free online games for you too chose from. Steam has a good few free2play MMOs and now Team fortress 2 which is one of the best FPS games out there. Battlefield Heroes is very fun and frantic third person shooter in the ww2 (Cartoony) era.

Also there are many MMOs that are free to play like Lord of the rings online, Dungeons and Dragons and now Age of Conan.

Have a peek that these games and see what you think, im sure one will catch your eye!!
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July 14, 2011 7:02:35 PM

i keep suggesting proun... its something that the whole family could likely play as it does have split screen multiplayer and its very simple to understand, you are a ball trying to avoid hitting things.
Black Prophecy is a spaceship based mmo, I hear mixed reviews about it.
I also keep hearing about ace of spades? which i guess is supposed to be like minecraft? I havent played either of them, but people seem to love them both.
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July 14, 2011 7:24:48 PM

Lord of the Rings Online is free to start, they sell quest packs and items to make money, but you can play for many months without spending a dime and have fun.

Need for Speed World is also free, you can spend real money to buy cars and upgrades but it's not necessary. I've been playing it a few months and never felt tempted to spend any money on it, the areas are all open for free and you can save up the in game cash buy new cars that way, it just takes a little longer.

One of my all time favorite games is Tribes 2, it's old but still tons of people playing it. The developer abandoned the game a few years ago so you can get it for free now at TribesNext.com. It's like Halo with a jet pack and better vehicles.

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July 15, 2011 7:43:49 AM

I dont want to be devil's advocate but if you have bitter wife, 4 kids, and a house note, i guess it is time for you to quit gaming and start to try giving them a better life? no offense, just personal opinion.
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July 15, 2011 1:15:34 PM

Zylen92 said:
I dont want to be devil's advocate but if you have bitter wife, 4 kids, and a house note, i guess it is time for you to quit gaming and start to try giving them a better life? no offense, just personal opinion.


they have a great life, but a man needs his downtime from time to time...no?
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July 15, 2011 1:17:40 PM

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Looking at your system hardware I don't see how you can't afford a few bucks a month... Want to make the wife real mad? Start playing red light district or bone town.



this guy gets me ;) 
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July 15, 2011 1:20:49 PM

Metwinge said:
There are hundreads of free online games for you too chose from. Steam has a good few free2play MMOs and now Team fortress 2 which is one of the best FPS games out there. Battlefield Heroes is very fun and frantic third person shooter in the ww2 (Cartoony) era.

Also there are many MMOs that are free to play like Lord of the rings online, Dungeons and Dragons and now Age of Conan.

Have a peek that these games and see what you think, im sure one will catch your eye!!



i have found steam, i like the Alliance of Valliant Arms
other that i like are League of Legends and Ultima Online (free shards)
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July 15, 2011 2:06:42 PM

WoW has gone F2P until level 20 (out of 85 levels.)

Team Fortress 2 has gone F2P, though last time I played it there were some major server issues due to the influx of new players and patch issues, so it was sometimes hard to get a stable game.

Age of Conan has gone F2P.

-Nih
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July 15, 2011 3:01:44 PM

seller417 said:
I have a bitter wife, 4 kids, a house note, etc, etc...
so i am cheap, but love online gaming
i have stumbled upon some free online games, but was interested to see what else is out there.

so please list your favorite online games that are free to play and a breif description (1st person shooter, RTS, etc.)
if you can include a link that would be great


Please note the difference between free to play and free games. Most of the online games from large publishers (I am assuming you are not looking for simple flash games found freely and easily on many flash game sites) are free to play: you can register an account and play without paying, but up to a certain point (level, area restrictions, etc) or with certain disadvantages.

Most games allow you to play for free but with some slight disadvantages that don't really affect gameplay that much (lower xp gain rate, lower chance of epic drops, etc) whereas others have items sold in their stores that result in in-game in-balances (an extremely powerful weapon for example sold in the store only- if you want it you have to buy and if you don't and someone else does you are at a severe disadvantage).

I will attempt to list some of the free Massively Multi-player Online free-to-play games I know of and have played along with the aspects of the game that make it not so free...

Lord of the Rings Online: This is a great game, excellent graphics and recently went f2p (free to play). Huge player base. However, it really is f2p until level 20, after which the player will face major roadblocks in terms of advancing to the next level and completing quests (since this was an originally pay to play game, (I am assuming) quests were designed with the belief that the player buys certain high level equipment from the store to complete the quest), etc and also at every other 10 level after level 20. You are not required to pay a penny and can probably find ways to continue playing without paying but you will be left out of 2 main areas (where other quests are and major pvp's take place). Having said that, still a great game and lots to do on your own and you can probably (if you have the patience) continue on the f2p mode without paying for anything all the way :) 

Dungeons and Dragons Online: Another game from the above publisher (turbine) that also went f2p recently. Has a storyline too (and I could say more intriguing and captivating than the LoTRO storyline). The game has a unique levelling up mechanism where you increase in ranks of your selected profession as well as levels. I think the current max lvl is 20 at the moment. I couldn't exactly figure what was going on :p  Anyway, excellent graphics and gameplay. Fairly large player base. Not sure if there is level restrictions in the form of difficulty here.... but then again I haven't played this game for that long. Would recommend though.

Pirates of the Burning Sea: This is a very unique MMO in that you play in the 17th century Caribbean and can play as pirate (as the name suggests) or as a member of one of the colonial powers (English, French, Dutch). Colonial powers have 3 careers each with different capabilities and pirates have 2 classes. Player driven economy. Features land and sea battles. F2P limitations are 2 ships and 2 characters per account and 2 economy (building) slots. The building slots are too few to do any real economy so I would suggest becoming a pirate in f2p (as a pirate you also get the chance to capture an enemy's ship in regular looting and a 100% chance of capture at certain intervals in cut throat career of the pirate nation). You can use the 2 buildings to make expendable items (such as leather, which can also be traded with certain npc's for other and better items). Graphics are great too (although the characters seem a little cartoony), especially sea battles and ships.

Face of Mankind: Futuristic setting, f2p MMO. Several different classes and player driven economy. Excellent graphics. F2P limitations are lower xp gain rate, max number of clones (lives) you can have at any one time is 10 (these can be restocked below 10 but never goes above 10), stuff you make and build can only be upto medium quality (you cannot make high quality) but you can use any quality you like, including high quality.

Runes of Magic: This is similar to world of warcraft in many ways than one, including graphics and game-play. I am not really sure on the F2P limitations on this one... my cousin managed to go up to lvl 50 something on this without paying anything and is still playing.

One other game I should mention as well is Savage 2: A tortured soul. It is a little different than the traditional MMO in that it is slightly like counter-strike where you have to fight in a map and on each you can choose from 5 classes although not all open at once (some open as you progress in game). You have to fight on teams so it is more of a co-op game but against other players.

Furthermore, EA now has some free to play titles, such as Battlefield: Heroes (a 3rd person shooter game with cartoony characters) and Battlefield:F2P (like the traditional Battlefield titles, but online and MMO- you gain skills for your characters as you advance).

Actually there is a good site that gives information on free to play online games, including its pros and cons, screenshots, gameplay videos (if available) and f2p limitations. You may want to check it out if you feel you are looking for something else that we have not mentioned so far. http://mmohuts.com


On the other hand, I would also like to mention that there are also free games (some are ad supported but most of them are not as their ad servers are no longer online) that are available from reputable publishers that have gone free. Most notable ones are:

Far Cry:
http://www.gamershell.com/download_20867.shtml

Prince of Persia the Sands of Time:
http://www.gamershell.com/download_20868.shtml

Ghost Recon
http://www.gamershell.com/download_20866.shtml

Rayman Raving Rabids
http://www.gamershell.com/download_20869.shtml

Full Spectrum Warrior
http://files.filefront.com/Full+Spectrum+Warrior/;11928826;/fileinfo.html

Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War
http://files.filefront.com/RF+Civilizations+at+War+Sponsored+by+US+Air+Force/;11992115;/fileinfo.html

Area-51 (Alien shoot em up, not bad | Install the patch, major gfx glitches)
http://files.filefront.com/Area+51+Sponsored+by+the+US+Air+Force/;11928815;/fileinfo.html

PSI-OPS (3rd person action)
http://files.filefront.com/Psi+Ops+The+Mindgate+Conspiracy+Full+Client/;10665315;/fileinfo.html

The Suffering: Ties That Bind (3rd person action)
http://files.filefront.com/The+Suffering+Sponsored+by+the+US+Air+Force/;11846564;/fileinfo.html

Some of these games have multiplayer modes too so they are not only single player, but they are not MMO's.

Lastly, I cannot go on without mentioning that there are also Open-Source games that available these days. Some of these games have excellent graphics (though not as great as some of the more recent titles by the major publishers, but considering these are indie projects, they are really impressive). There are some notable ones, but I can't pull them off the top of my head. Mostly single player games with quite a few having multi-player abilities. You may or may not enjoy these however, as they are mainly indie projects.

Hope you found this information helpful... :)  have fun
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July 15, 2011 5:56:35 PM

WOW!

thanks dai_katana, this is helpful
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July 16, 2011 8:29:00 PM

benski said:
Lord of the Rings Online is free to start, they sell quest packs and items to make money, but you can play for many months without spending a dime and have fun.

Need for Speed World is also free, you can spend real money to buy cars and upgrades but it's not necessary. I've been playing it a few months and never felt tempted to spend any money on it, the areas are all open for free and you can save up the in game cash buy new cars that way, it just takes a little longer.

One of my all time favorite games is Tribes 2, it's old but still tons of people playing it. The developer abandoned the game a few years ago so you can get it for free now at TribesNext.com. It's like Halo with a jet pack and better vehicles.


I haven't been able to play multiplayer tribes 2 as it looks for servers that are no longer there or something. Sucks playing against bots.
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July 16, 2011 11:48:15 PM

^ There is a patch to bypass the old master server since it has been shut down.

http://www.tribesnext.com/downloads

Usually at least 30 people in the classic server that is still active (Goon haven)
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July 18, 2011 10:03:06 AM

seller417 said:
WOW!

thanks dai_katana, this is helpful


You're welcome :)  I hope I could be of help and that you found my response helpful.
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July 24, 2011 2:34:10 AM

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March 22, 2013 8:10:15 AM

Hi seller417

Below are my most favorite games

1. Happy Wheels
2. Rebuild 2
3. Frizzle Fraz
4. Super Santa Kicker
5. Earn to die 2012

Most of myfavorite games I played at http://gameopt.com
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April 17, 2013 1:37:18 PM

seller417 said:
I have a bitter wife, 4 kids, a house note, etc, etc...
so i am cheap, but love online gaming
i have stumbled upon some free online games, but was interested to see what else is out there.

so please list your favorite online games that are free to play and a breif description (1st person shooter, RTS, etc.)
if you can include a link that would be great


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April 22, 2013 4:30:32 AM

seller417 said:
I have a bitter wife, 4 kids, a house note, etc, etc...
so i am cheap, but love online gaming
i have stumbled upon some free online games, but was interested to see what else is out there.

so please list your favorite online games that are free to play and a breif description (1st person shooter, RTS, etc.)
if you can include a link that would be great


Hello seller,
I am also a follower of online games and often spend my spare time in this sort of gaming. I am listing some of my favorite ones in Fps and Rts categories these are
SWAT 2
Raze
Plazma Burst
The Great Massacre
Head Shot
Bullet 2
Swords and Sandals 3
Night Vision Sniper
Hot Shot Sniper
Snipedown
The Sniper2
You can play these at bgames.com. Check them out and enjoy.
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May 24, 2013 1:29:43 PM

Free online games I can't stop playing: Blacklight: Retribution and TERA.
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