10 Commercial Games Released As Freeware

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#1 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -

well here you will find good commerical games which
are released as freeware now.
some of them are ad supported.
(i havent tested all the ad supported versions but
for what i have heard the ads are NOT ANNOYING.
cause they appear in pause menus.

ad supported games:
psi ops
the suffering
full spectrum warrior
area 51
rise and fall

for more games visit the
Wikipedia Entry

well here you will find good commerical games which
are released as freeware now.
some of them are ad supported.
(i havent tested all the ad supported versions but
for what i have heard the ads are NOT ANNOYING.
cause they appear in pause menus.

ad supported games:
psi ops
the suffering
full spectrum warrior
area 51
rise and fall

for more games visit the
Wikipedia Entry



Notice:
According to JP_Russell

Psi Ops, The Suffering, Rise And Fall, and Area51 contains Starforce.

So use at you own risk.



Psi Ops
(brutal 3rd person telekenesis action)
2,5 GB
User Score: 8.6
Download Site
Review




The Suffering
(brutal 3rd person horror action)
1,2 GB
User Score: 8.2
Download Site
Review




Full Spectrum Warrior
(tactic action)
1,6 GB
User Score: 8.2
Download Site
Review




Area 51
(FPS)
2 GB
User Score: 7.5
Download Site
Review




Rise And Fall
(RTS)
2 GB
User Score: 8.0
Download Site
Review

Gore Special Edition
(FPS)
0,5 GB
User Score: 6.0
Download Site
Review





S.W.I.N.E.
(RTS)
0,7 GB
User Score: 8.1
Download Site
Review




GTA
(Top Down Action)
0,3 GB
User Score: 7.7
Download Site
Review



GTA2
(Top Down Action)
0,3 GB
User Score: 7.7
Download Site
Review




Savage: The Battle for Newerth
(FPS/RTS Mix)
0,4 GB
User Score: 8.1
Download Site
Review

#2 Posted by Attarean (8 posts) -
awesome im gunna try some out thanks for posting
#3 Posted by Swiftstrike5 (6950 posts) -

Thanks for posting.

Full Spectrum Warrior is pretty cool, but it's so annoying that there isn't a save function (there's a replay, but you can't save, ever). You have to restart from the VERY beginning every time.

#4 Posted by z4twenny (4898 posts) -
tyrian is an excellent top down vertically scrolling shooter, its old school so you might need dos box for it.
#5 Posted by adrake4183 (668 posts) -
for those of you that like RTS games there was "Enemy Nations" that was released as freeware. For RPGs Dink Smallwood was released as freeware and the second elder scrolls game. Don't remeber what that one was called though.
#6 Posted by Cherub_Rock (215 posts) -

Ubisoft has a few free ad-supported games.

Far Cry 1

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Rayman: Raving Rabids

You can pick these up with a free account at www.fileplanet.com

#7 Posted by OgreB (2523 posts) -

They should make a sticky with all the stuff people have been finding online lately.

Good find...

I always wanted to play The Suffering

Oh Gametap has the original Fallout for free...and several other games as well.

#8 Posted by Zam (2048 posts) -

Ubisoft has a few free ad-supported games.

Far Cry 1

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Rayman: Raving Rabids

You can pick these up with a free account at www.fileplanet.com

Cherub_Rock

I think that promotion ended a long time ago. They don't work anymore

#9 Posted by krazyorange (2602 posts) -

1) That Ubi promotion ended quite a long time ago :(

2) Thank you for this list and the link to the wiki page! Very useful. I believe I am going to download FSW and try that one out

#10 Posted by Cherub_Rock (215 posts) -
O that sucks. I saw there was still a link to Far Cry on File Planet so I assumed it was still good. Thats what I get for assuming.
#11 Posted by Agent_Kaliaver (4722 posts) -

Thanks for telling me this. I remember playing some old GTA games and they were awesome... Don't fully know what happened to them. And i always wanted to try Psi-Ops.

Oh and Savage has a pretty strong community still (there is a sequal out now, but still a good community in the 1st game). It is a good mix between different genres like FPS and RTS (if you a commander). It has been free for awhile now and i would suggest it for anyone who wants to pass the time for awhile (its lasting appeal didn't last too long for me... but it is was fun).

#12 Posted by mudflaps2001 (108 posts) -
Savage was great fun, haven't played it in years though.
#13 Posted by pvtdonut54 (8554 posts) -

Ubisoft has a few free ad-supported games.

Far Cry 1

You can pick these up with a free account at www.fileplanet.com

Cherub_Rock

link to download page please.

#14 Posted by johnny27 (4400 posts) -
good thnx for posting will give a few of these a try.
#15 Posted by Lach0121 (9732 posts) -
sweet man, come up with anymore that would be even better, thanks a bunch.
#16 Posted by Cherub_Rock (215 posts) -

Well, theres a few that said that the Ubisoft promo is now dufunct, but here's the link to Far Cry 1 at least.

Hope the game works. Good luck.

edit: deleted link

#17 Posted by wigginender (644 posts) -
Thanks! I have seen these elsewhere and even grabberd Area 51, but it is nice to have them all in one spot....
#18 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cherub_Rock"]

Ubisoft has a few free ad-supported games.

Far Cry 1

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Rayman: Raving Rabids

You can pick these up with a free account at www.fileplanet.com

Zam

I think that promotion ended a long time ago. They don't work anymore


for what i have heard and read is that they no longer function, means that you may be able to download them somewhere (for example on fileplanet from the link cherub_rock has posted...but you cannot activate them anymore to play...furthermore the fileplanet link is no longer featured on their "free games" site.

scroll down here in this wiki article.

Wiki Entry (Games no longer distributed)

#19 Posted by just_for_kicks (3509 posts) -
Hehe downloaded GTA, aahh takes me back to my PS1 days. I can't figure out how to turn the radio on though :(
#20 Posted by zcake22 (125 posts) -
I downloaded The Suffering a while ago and I didn't find out it was ad supported until about halfway through the game. Honestly, the ads didn't show up until I had played through a large portion and then they started coming up every 5 minutes. :(
#21 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -

I downloaded The Suffering a while ago and I didn't find out it was ad supported until about halfway through the game. Honestly, the ads didn't show up until I had played through a large portion and then they started coming up every 5 minutes. :(zcake22

every 5 minutes...damn...can you say more specific when they appear and what do they look like?
pop they up during the game and cover a good portion of the screen?
would be very good to know.

#22 Posted by Lach0121 (9732 posts) -

[QUOTE="zcake22"]I downloaded The Suffering a while ago and I didn't find out it was ad supported until about halfway through the game. Honestly, the ads didn't show up until I had played through a large portion and then they started coming up every 5 minutes. :(AuthenticKaizen

every 5 minutes...damn...can you say more specific when they appear and what do they look like?
pop they up during the game and cover a good portion of the screen?
would be very good to know.

yeah i could only get one to work from fileshack,, that was savage, but i got psi, and swine from fileplanet.

the ones from that shack place like area 51 and suffering didnt work... :( hmm am i doing something wrong?, is their an option im missing?

#23 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -
[QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"]

[QUOTE="zcake22"]I downloaded The Suffering a while ago and I didn't find out it was ad supported until about halfway through the game. Honestly, the ads didn't show up until I had played through a large portion and then they started coming up every 5 minutes. :(Lach0121

every 5 minutes...damn...can you say more specific when they appear and what do they look like?
pop they up during the game and cover a good portion of the screen?
would be very good to know.

yeah i could only get one to work from fileshack,, that was savage, but i got psi, and swine from fileplanet.

the ones from that shack place like area 51 and suffering didnt work... :( hmm am i doing something wrong?, is their an option im missing?

hm maybe they dont run because the program code forces the game to connect to the internet for the ads.
and when a firewall in the background stops this process the game will not start.
that is only a guess...

#24 Posted by Lach0121 (9732 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lach0121"][QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"]

[QUOTE="zcake22"]I downloaded The Suffering a while ago and I didn't find out it was ad supported until about halfway through the game. Honestly, the ads didn't show up until I had played through a large portion and then they started coming up every 5 minutes. :(AuthenticKaizen

every 5 minutes...damn...can you say more specific when they appear and what do they look like?
pop they up during the game and cover a good portion of the screen?
would be very good to know.

yeah i could only get one to work from fileshack,, that was savage, but i got psi, and swine from fileplanet.

the ones from that shack place like area 51 and suffering didnt work... :( hmm am i doing something wrong?, is their an option im missing?

hm maybe they dont run because the program code forces the game to connect to the internet for the ads.
and when a firewall in the background stops this process the game will not start.
that is only a guess...

maybe i should disable nod32 momentarily to download them?
#25 Posted by just_for_kicks (3509 posts) -

GTA has stopped working on my PC :( bloody vista with its app crashes

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Grand Theft Auto.exe
Application Version: 1.0.0.1
Application Timestamp: 3dcfd617
Fault Module Name: Grand Theft Auto.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.0.0.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 3dcfd617
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00014ce3
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: 1592
Additional Information 2: 1702ac6d7848f4758cba8a8eb8de9c2a
Additional Information 3: 13e4
Additional Information 4: 59c0c6258fdefb7e5965959fa4539008

anyone know how to fix this?

#26 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -

maybe i should disable nod32 momentarily to download them?Lach0121

i thought you downloaded them already but they didnt start...
but you meant that they are not downloadable?
already tested the above mentioned download mirrors on gamershell instead of fileshack?

#27 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -

GTA has stopped working on my PC :( bloody vista with its app crashes

anyone know how to fix this?

just_for_kicks

maybe try this:
(this option is available in xp but i dont know if it is also available in vista)

right-click on the gta icon on your desktop and choose
properties->compatibilty->run this program in compatability mode for-> windows 2000 (or 95/98/xp)

#28 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
Nice list. :)
#29 Posted by Lach0121 (9732 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lach0121"]

maybe i should disable nod32 momentarily to download them?AuthenticKaizen

i thought you downloaded them already but they didnt start...
but you meant that they are not downloadable?
already tested the above mentioned download mirrors on gamershell instead of fileshack?

gets to very in of download, then says few more seconds, and then nod pops up red, i remove it from quarrantine, then i try to open it and it says some error, something another cannot be located, but i already got 1 from gamershell, and 2 from fileplanet i believe working, but the others all have this same problem. so thats why i asked should i DL them with nod32 off.
#30 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -
[QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"][QUOTE="Lach0121"]

maybe i should disable nod32 momentarily to download them?Lach0121

i thought you downloaded them already but they didnt start...
but you meant that they are not downloadable?
already tested the above mentioned download mirrors on gamershell instead of fileshack?

gets to very in of download, then says few more seconds, and then nod pops up red, i remove it from quarrantine, then i try to open it and it says some error, something another cannot be located, but i already got 1 from gamershell, and 2 from fileplanet i believe working, but the others all have this same problem. so thats why i asked should i DL them with nod32 off.

i dont know...

from which download site did you downloaded the gamesthat caused that error?

#31 Posted by Lach0121 (9732 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lach0121"][QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"][QUOTE="Lach0121"]

maybe i should disable nod32 momentarily to download them?AuthenticKaizen

i thought you downloaded them already but they didnt start...
but you meant that they are not downloadable?
already tested the above mentioned download mirrors on gamershell instead of fileshack?

gets to very in of download, then says few more seconds, and then nod pops up red, i remove it from quarrantine, then i try to open it and it says some error, something another cannot be located, but i already got 1 from gamershell, and 2 from fileplanet i believe working, but the others all have this same problem. so thats why i asked should i DL them with nod32 off.

i dont know...

from which download site did you downloaded the gamesthat caused that error?

gamershell

#32 Posted by h1dd3n5had0w (2141 posts) -

Thanks for posting the list! Could keep me busy for abit while I wait for Left4Dead.

#33 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -
[QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"][QUOTE="Lach0121"][QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"][QUOTE="Lach0121"]

maybe i should disable nod32 momentarily to download them?Lach0121

i thought you downloaded them already but they didnt start...
but you meant that they are not downloadable?
already tested the above mentioned download mirrors on gamershell instead of fileshack?

gets to very in of download, then says few more seconds, and then nod pops up red, i remove it from quarrantine, then i try to open it and it says some error, something another cannot be located, but i already got 1 from gamershell, and 2 from fileplanet i believe working, but the others all have this same problem. so thats why i asked should i DL them with nod32 off.

i dont know...

from which download site did you downloaded the gamesthat caused that error?

gamershell

hm ...i dont know what to do and therefore i cannot give you a good advice...

is anybody else here who experiences the same problem or know what to do?

#34 Posted by Lach0121 (9732 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lach0121"][QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"][QUOTE="Lach0121"][QUOTE="AuthenticKaizen"][QUOTE="Lach0121"]

maybe i should disable nod32 momentarily to download them?AuthenticKaizen

i thought you downloaded them already but they didnt start...
but you meant that they are not downloadable?
already tested the above mentioned download mirrors on gamershell instead of fileshack?

gets to very in of download, then says few more seconds, and then nod pops up red, i remove it from quarrantine, then i try to open it and it says some error, something another cannot be located, but i already got 1 from gamershell, and 2 from fileplanet i believe working, but the others all have this same problem. so thats why i asked should i DL them with nod32 off.

i dont know...

from which download site did you downloaded the gamesthat caused that error?

gamershell

hm ...i dont know what to do and therefore i cannot give you a good advice...

is anybody else here who experiences the same problem or know what to do?

its ok dude, dont worry about it, most of these games i can get off amazon.com, for like 5-15 dollars, its cool. thanks a bunch though for the ones i got: swine, savage, and psi-ops.

3 is better than none :) thats just 3 more free games for me, legally yay.

#35 Posted by JP_Russell (12893 posts) -

I recommend everyone stay away from the downloads for The Suffering, Rise and Fall, and Psi Ops, as all three games use StarForce. Be wary of Area 51 as well. It also used StarForce but had it removed in a patch. Make sure the downloaded version of the game is up-to-date if you download it, or update it to the latest version yourself if it isn't.

If any of you guys have downloaded and installed any of the games I mentioned, here's how you detect and remove StarForce.

#36 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -

I recommend everyone stay away from the downloads for The Suffering, Rise and Fall, and Psi Ops, as all three games use StarForce. Be wary of Area 51 as well. It also used StarForce but had it removed in a patch. Make sure the downloaded version of the game is up-to-date if you download it, or update it to the latest version yourself if it isn't.

If any of you guys have downloaded and installed any of the games I mentioned, here's how you detect and remove StarForce.

JP_Russell

thanks for that info.

i added it on the first post.

#37 Posted by justheretodl124 (1255 posts) -
Is this going to be like those ubisoft games where they took them down before you could even install them?
#38 Posted by thegfl (264 posts) -
I loved Gore when I was younger, great shooter, at least for the campaign.
#39 Posted by mudman91878 (740 posts) -

I recommend everyone stay away from the downloads for The Suffering, Rise and Fall, and Psi Ops, as all three games use StarForce. Be wary of Area 51 as well. It also used StarForce but had it removed in a patch. Make sure the downloaded version of the game is up-to-date if you download it, or update it to the latest version yourself if it isn't.

If any of you guys have downloaded and installed any of the games I mentioned, here's how you detect and remove StarForce.

JP_Russell

Using this method I couldn't find starforce on the download for Rise and Fall. Tried both methods in the link provided too.

#40 Posted by bedram793 (1729 posts) -
Is SWINE any good?
#41 Posted by bedram793 (1729 posts) -
Also, what's so bad about StarForce? I checked and yeah it is in my system. I have all the four games you mentioned (Rise and Fall, The Suffering, Psi Ops, and Area 51).
#42 Posted by bedram793 (1729 posts) -
I just removed Starforce and I'm still able to play Rise and Fall. Already deleted the other three (because I don't even play them) so I can't test those.
#43 Posted by mudman91878 (740 posts) -

I just removed Starforce and I'm still able to play Rise and Fall. Already deleted the other three (because I don't even play them) so I can't test those.bedram793

I'm pretty sure starforce wasn't in Rise and Fall. As I said in my previous post, Rise and Fall was the only game I downloaded from the list and I couldn't find Starforce anywhere and I tried both methods of detecting it that were posted.

#44 Posted by Procrastin (71 posts) -

I'm playing PsiOps which I got from fileplanet, and just checked for the Starfoce files. I can't find them in either my system32/drivers folder, or the device manager, so perhaps they've been removed from these games? I haven't noticed a single add yet either, but perhaps it's due to me disconnecting from the internet shortly after I launch the program ;)

Thanks a lot for posting these AuthenticKaizen!

#45 Posted by kozzy1234 (35108 posts) -
Thanks man! Might check out The Suffering and Rise And Fall. (That savage game looks ok to!)
#46 Posted by JP_Russell (12893 posts) -

I'm pretty sure starforce wasn't in Rise and Fall. As I said in my previous post, Rise and Fall was the only game I downloaded from the list and I couldn't find Starforce anywhere and I tried both methods of detecting it that were posted.

mudman91878

No, Rise and Fall has it alright, even in the most up-to-date version, but it must have been removed for this downloadable version.

I'm playing PsiOps which I got from fileplanet, and just checked for the Starfoce files. I can't find them in either my system32/drivers folder, or the device manager, so perhaps they've been removed from these games?

Procrastin

Seems like it, which is good.

Anyway, I just posted what I did to make sure people were aware that those were StarForce games so they didn't end up having it installed without knowing it if the downloads did have it.

#47 Posted by Procrastin (71 posts) -

Seems like it, which is good.

Anyway, I just posted what I did to make sure people were aware that those were StarForce games so they didn't end up having it installed without knowing it if the downloads did have it.

JP_Russell

Thanks for posting the info, it's important that people know any possible down-sides to playing these games.

#48 Posted by aaronmullan (33399 posts) -
Ty for posting, I have Psi-Ops, Suffering and Area 51 and they are the only games that interest me :P
#49 Posted by hatmans (11 posts) -
Thanks for this!
#50 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -

update...savage 2 has been released as freeware.
its available for win, mac and linux...

havent tried it yet but it is completely free according to the site.
you have to create a free account to play it
and there is also an option to upgrade to an prime account
(what it is about can be read on the site)
for paying 10 bucks once.

Savage 2 - A Tortured Sould
(FPS/RTS Mix)
1 GB
User Score: 7.9
Download Site
Review