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"... The Pandoran War is a 2D mission-based space shooter ...":
http://battleforthesolarsystem.com/games/pw/

Nice collection - good updates to many. Here are a couple you need to investigate:

Rigs of Rods - malware
Floating Islands Game - 404 Error File Not Found

Lily - Colors of Santa Luz:

https://isart-digital.itch.io/lily-colors-of-santa-luz

 

"... Navigate narrow tunnels and bring back the energy core hidden on each of the enemy planets filled with biomechanical weirdness. Gravitus Minus is based on the classic gravity-based shooters from the 1980s and early 90s, such as Thrust, Solar Jetman and Gravitar ...":

https://kometbomb.itch.io/gravitus-minus

"... PaperPlane is a video game where you fly a paper airplane through typical childhood memories ...":

http://purringcheetah.com/paperplane/

 

"... Fruits Of A Feather - Fly around an island collecting fruit in this relaxing, dream-like exploration game ...":

https://samuraipunk.itch.io/fruits-of-a-feather

"... Consume all life as a serpentine demi-god in Ophidia! A decree has been made: all worlds must be purged so life may begin anew. Play as the legendary Norse Ouroboros, sent down from the heavens to cleanse Yggdrasil - the world tree - of all beings ...":
https://montster27.itch.io/ophidia

 

She:

https://grouflon.itch.io/she

"... GoldenEye: Source is an online multiplayer arena first-person shooter that aims to provide a faithful recreation of the classic N64 title GoldenEye 007’s multiplayer with refined gameplay, high definition graphics and sound ...":
https://www.geshl2.com/

"... SPECTRUM is a mind-bending first person puzzler that challenges you to switch colours and manipulate gravity in order to escape a digital labyrinth ...":

http://ygd.bafta.org/competition/competition-news/2016/spectrum-winner

 

"... OBSERVER EFFECT is a cryptic, minimalistic episodic first person exploration game ...":
https://teamporpoise.itch.io/edge

Life Is Strange Episode 1 now free:
http://www.lifeisstrange.com/free

With 5 episodes for the same story, I dont' think it still classifies as free. But it is a great game that I loved. 

"... North - apply for asylum in a city filled with strange creatures ...":

https://outlands.itch.io/north

 

"... CAPSULE is a single-player survival game played entirely through a radar interface. Players navigate a hostile landscape, learn about their surroundings, and unravel a classic sci-fi story in the process ...":

https://finji.itch.io/capsule

"... Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe. It tells the story of Mel, who meets a new personality core and faces an undiscovered threat to the Aperture facility ...":

http://store.steampowered.com/app/317400/

It requires you to own Portal 2

Mibibli's quest: https://ryanmelmoth.itch.io/mibiblisquest Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: https://magarena.github.io/ "... Torn is a text-based online RPG set in Torn City, a dark, murky underworld where only the sharpest survive. In Torn City you can be anyone and do anything. Build your character to infinite strengths and play it your way ...": http://www.torn.com/
Arachne: https://pnjeffries.itch.io/arachne Cuckoo curling: https://chromacool.itch.io/cuckoo-curling Trubadurr: https://bluelemon.itch.io/trubadurr "... Tube tycoon - the only game of its kind where you can feel like a real internet celebrity ...": http://bionicl333.pl/tt/en.html?source=itchio
"... Team Pacman is a multiplayer version of Namco's classic arcade game, Pacman. Released to celebrate Pacman's 35th anniversary, it brings two entertaining new twists to the game. First, up to eight players can play simultaneously on one PC. Second, while up to four of you can join Pacman's team, the other four can play as the ghosts ...": http://www.nathancross.co.uk/pacman/

Can anyone recommend a Joypad that will play these games? Im new to PC Gaming.

Thanks,
Neil

I edited out the 2 dead links on "Abe Lincoln Must Die" in the "Best Free Interactive Fiction Game - Graphic Adventure / Point 'n Click" category. I replaced them both with working links.

"... Militia brings the thrill of victory to the single-player experience. It features a single-player ladder system built around tightly designed and strategic turn-based gameplay ...":

http://gamejolt.com/games/militia/92458

 

"... Annex: Conquer the World is an anime themed real time strategy game that brings fast paced combat with a diverse arsenal ...":

http://www.desura.com/games/annex-conquer-the-world

 

"... 'In Closure' is a whimsical and eerie adventure of Sera, playing through the stages of grief. This point and click adventure is simple in mechanics but heavy in the story. Interact with objects, learn about what is going on and complete interesting puzzles. Discover if you can fix things, change the course of time and save yourself ...":

http://gamejolt.com/games/in-closure/107942

 

"... Evidyon – No man’s Land is a free to play and opensource 3D MMORPG ...":

http://www.desura.com/games/evidyon-no-mans-land-free-mmorpg

 

Dungeon Nightmares:
http://www.desura.com/games/dungeon-nightmares

 

"... Hacknet is a modern, super immersive, terminal-driven hacking game ...":

http://www.desura.com/games/hacknet

 

"... Renegade X is a free Tactical Shooter that aims to brings the Command and Conquer FPS experience to the Unreal Engine 3 ...":

http://renegade-x.com/

 

"... Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet is a free experimental online multiplayer FPS with unique gameplay: Alternate between the pure energy "ether form" and the physical manifestation called "CAT" ...":

http://www.desura.com/games/revenge-of-the-cats-ethernet

 

Tanks of freedom - classic turn-based strategy game:

http://w84death.itch.io/tanks-of-freedom

 

"... Wyrmsun is an open-source RTS game which features elements of mythology, history and fiction ...":

http://www.indiedb.com/games/wyrmsun

 

Ryzom - science fantasy MMORPG:

http://ryzom.com/

"...Right to Rule is a multiplayer turn based strategy game, where players take on the role of either the Fairy Tales or Legends factions, in a neverending battle for the Right to Rule ...:" http://righttorulegame.com

Bos Wars is a futuristic real time strategy game:

http://www.boswars.org/

 

Commander Stalin is a Soviet real time strategy game based on Boswars:

http://commanderstalin.sourceforge.net/

 

Browsmos is a game the web browser, made entirely using HTML5, and inspired heavily by the gameplay of Osmos:

https://github.com/BHSPitMonkey/Browsmos

 

BZFlag is a free online multiplayer 3D tank battle game:

http://bzflag.org/

 

Crossfire is a multi-player graphical arcade and adventure game:

http://crossfire.real-time.com/intro/index.html

 

Cube Trains is a free puzzle game where you build elevated railways in a city:

http://ddr0.github.io/cube%20trains/index.html

 

Forays into Norrendrin is a traditional roguelike game, with a focus on a streamlined experience and tactical combat that requires difficult choices:

http://forays.github.io/

Space Invaders OpenGL is a 2D/3D game based on the old arcade classic in which you must destroy enemy ships by shooting them up:

http://spaceinvadersgl.sourceforge.net/

Penumbra: Necrologue - total Conversion (modification) for the game Amnesia: The Dark Descent:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/346290/

 

"... "Twilight of the Archaic" is a small add-on for Penumbra: Necrologue. This addition will be the final chapter in the story and will provide answers to the majority of questions that many people had after passing the main game ...":

http://www.moddb.com/mods/penumbra-twilight-of-the-archaic

Endless Sky - a space exploration and combat game:

http://endless-sky.github.io/

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