• Fan-Made Silent Hill Game Is Nearly As Creepy As The Original

      In case you forgot, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and horror movie maestro Guillermo del Toro are making a new Silent Hill together. If you're not excited/weeping in terror at the prospect, you might actually be one Silent Hill's soulless denizens. Sadly, it's still a long way off. Thank goodness for fan games.

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    • Cure Me Good: Bullfrog’s Theme Hospital Free On Origin

      By Alice O'Connor on January 21st, 2015 at 9:00 am. Can we all knock off work early? If we stick together, surely The Man will be powerless to stop us as we march in unison out our offices, taxis, shops, warehouses, workshops, fields, pools, forests, and skies to go play Theme Hospital. Bullfrog’s fine comedy hospital management sim is currently free on Origin, see, but I c ...

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    • Run Chalk Run Find Sword Run Slay Minotaur: Minos’ Maze

      By Alice O'Connor on January 6th, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Psst! Hey, you! Yeah, you, poking around a video games website at 3 in the afternoon. Are you looking to lark about for a few minutes with a free game you can play in your browser? Okay, come on – but do turn your sound down a little, as Minos’ Maze has quite loud zany music.

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  • Mecha Trigger: Control Your Mech By Typing Commands

    …, you play Mecha Trigger [official site] and tell me how easy that is. It’s a free mech ‘em up where all your movement, aiming, jumpjetting, and laser-blasting is controlled by typing commands into a terminal. It’s hilariously clunky and overwhelming at first, but that’s sort of rewarding. Have a go! Take this sequence of commands: legs jet -l 1…

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  • Kill Or Be Eaten: Free Fighting Game Last Resort

    … respawned anyway? You can explore the idea in Last Resort [official site], a free fighting game built on that premise. Sure, you could stand still and let ‘em skewer you, or you could engage in loud, colourful, and funny fisticuffs and let the best fighter feast. Last Resort, then, is a fighting game with one-hit kills. You can jump, slash, block…

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  • Freeware Garden: Sluggish Morss: Ad Infinitum

    … Sluggish Morss: Ad Infinitum, Jack King Spooner’s latest interactive short story is, as one would expect it to be, a fantastic short collage of sounds, ideas, graphics, clay models, glitches, worlds, little jokes and images all wrapped up in a demented and clever little thing. It’s a vignette I really wouldn’t know how to properly describe…

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  • Que Sera Sera: Free Dragon Age Pub Songs & Sheet Music

    … By Alec Meer on January 27th, 2015 at 10:00 am. In all honesty, I’m not especially on fire with passion at the news of free Dragon Age Inquisition song downloads, but I don’t often get to use the phrase “sheet music” in this line of work, so carpe diem. If you’ve played DAI, you may remember the folksy tavern songs which presented…

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  • Freeware Garden: MonoDi

    … A gun that only shoots in one direction might be physically improbable, but it can also turn any platformer that involves shooting into a puzzle game. That’s what’s happened to MonoDi, in which you puzzle, shoot and jump your way through 25 unexpectedly varied single-screen levels, each sporting functional if cute graphics, lots of alien eggs…

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  • Play God With Otters: Free Lake Simulator Among Ripples

    … near me, wondering if I’d even notice if it plucked off a numbed toe, and last week I think I kicked a fish. Obviously, I’m delighted to find lake ecosystem simulator Among Ripples free on Steam. It’s a small, quiet, and simple little sandbox about poking at a waltercolour-picturesque lake’s ecoystem, fiddling with the water and adding life…

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  • Freeware Garden: Riser

    … Getting really good at tough action games is something that rarely happens to me. To be brutally honest, it has only happened once during my childhood with Manic Miner, many years later with VVVVVV and a few days ago with Riser. Now, I am not certain as to why this simple, procedural platformer really got to me, nor why I really got it, but I…

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  • Be A Cybergumshoe In Free Adventure Game Precipice

    … By Alice O'Connor on January 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 am. Precipice starts bloody and ends abruptly. That sounds like life in the cyberpunk future to me all right! It’s a free adventure game about a weary private cyberdick called in to consult on a bloody murder case involving a synthetic lady, poking around at evidence and drawing a conclusion…

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  • First-Person Platformer: Free Wait ‘Em Up Endless Express

    … By Alice O'Connor on January 22nd, 2015 at 12:00 pm. Writing about Train Simulator’s pretty Japanese countryside DLC this morning reminded me: I forgot to post Endless Express last year. It’s a free game about a convoluted train journey through a magical world to get home, consulting timetables and planning changes to catch the right trains…

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  • Freeware Garden: Providence

    … Having hidden a package delivered by a stranger, shot someone I never got to talk to, snuck into a hotel room and listened to lovely renditions of Chopin’s wonderful music, I can safely say that you will not get bored with Providence. It may be a brief adventure with barely a puzzle in it and an only mildly intriguing (though definitely…

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  • Buddy, You’re A Vampire Slayer: Nosgoth Open Beta Open

    … By Alec Meer on January 22nd, 2015 at 9:59 am. Fighty multiplayer vampire title Nosgoth (official site) has gone even more free to play than it already was. I.e. anyone is now free to play it, as it’s just moved into open beta. I hadn’t really been paying attention to this, because the words ‘Legacy of Kain universe’ cause me to question…

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  • Freeware Garden: Adams Drive 32

    … Corporation, a shooter the world outside Europe came to know as Cyber-Cop, was one of the first FPS games in the modern sense and, though it’s nowadays quite a chore to play through, it still looks lovely. Its flat shaded environments still work beautifully and also happen to be what stealth-‘em-up Adams Drive 32 instantly reminded me of. Adams…

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  • Theme Hospital ‘On The House’ On Origin

    … Bullfrog’s classic is now available for free. EA have brought a new game to their ‘On The House’ page on Origin, and this time it’s the turn of the classic Bullfrog hospital management game, Theme Hospital. Theme Hospital was originally released for the PC back in 1997, and saw you having to build and maintain a hospital, curing all kinds…

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  • Freeware Garden: Astrox

    … been over 20 hours of playing a freeware game in a browser tab, I can safely tell you that Astrox is indeed freeware. Uhm, yes. And wisely single-player only. Also, a game that plays quite a bit like a third person version of classic Elite with bits of Homeworld thrown in. Mine asteroids, refine and trade their ore, buy upgrades for your ship…

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