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Jolly Bastion - graphical mod for Dwarf Fortress:

https://ocias.com/pixelart.php#JollyBastion

 

Mr. Rescue is an arcade styled 2d action game centered around evacuating civilians from burning buildings:

http://tangramgames.dk/games/mrrescue/

Elite force:

http://fractured-games.com/?page_id=201

 

Dead lab:

http://fractured-games.com/?page_id=218

 

Spatial:

http://www.nicotuason.com/spatial.html

 

"... Pequod is a procedurally generated action game about a whale named Mobias. Hundreds of ships have been sent to kill the rarest white whale and you have to do everything you can to survive and ultimately kill the leader of this savage group ...":

http://www.bearmancer.com/pequod.html

 

Speed chess:

http://www.foddy.net/2014/09/speed-chess/

 

Chesser:

http://cjacobwade.itch.io/chesser

"... Heroes of the Storm is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. Build and customize heroes from across every Blizzard universe to suit your play style. Team up with your friends and engage in fast-paced mayhem across varied battlegrounds that impact strategy and change the way you play the game ...":

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/

Drakensang online: http://www.drakensang.com/

Eversion (not indicated for children or those of a nervous disposition):

http://zarat.us/tra/eversion/

 

Verminest:

http://www.locomalito.com/verminest.php

 

Super Smash Land is a free to play PC Game that is designed to look and feel like it is being played on the original Nintendo Gameboy:

http://www.supersmashland.com/

 

Realm of the Mad God:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200210/

The Starter Pack bundles Dwarf Fortress with huge community upgrades - graphics, tools, bugfixes, and much more:

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=7622

"... Tinker ... a looking puzzle game in which the main character is a tiny robot who you must guide through a large number of scenarios that require a good dose of brainpower to complete ...":

http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Tinker.shtml

"... tonight you die is an audio rich first person exploration game. players are abandoned in a desolate brutalist cityscape with only a menacing note as a clue: "tonight you die" ...":

http://duendegames.itch.io/tonightyoudie

Eternum is a platform videogame with the look and feel of the '80s arcade cabinet games:

https://indiegamestand.com/free-games/1776/eternum/

Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a design similar to classic computer games:

http://www.secretmaryo.org/

 

OpenClonk is a free multiplayer action game in which you control clonks, small but witty and nimble humanoid beings. The game is mainly about mining, settling and fast-paced melees:

http://www.openclonk.org/

Star Trek: Alien Domain - free online strategy game:

http://startrek.gamesamba.com/

Bonesaw: The Game:

http://kpulv.com/stuff/game/

 

Action fist:

http://www.pixelprospector.com/action-fist/

 

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles:

http://www.wind-water.net/

 

"Marble Blast Ultra ... is a 3D puzzle/action game involving a marble. In Single Player mode, the player has the main goal of reaching the finish pad of the level as fast as possible. Obstacles will hinder the player's progress, but powerups are also provided to help the player finish the level. There are sixty single player levels that can be completed by the player ...":

http://marbleblastultra.tk/

 

"... Maquisard is a charming game of snooping and investigation. As the lobby boy at a fancy hotel, the player will receive clues from the resistance to the identity of a government agent and will try to figure out their identity by snooping on the guests over the course of three days. Players must listen in on conversations, peek into rooms, and observe the guests' habits in order to figure out which guests has all the traits of their target. It is a single-player puzzle game that will have an unique non-linear investigation gameplay and draw on the aesthetics of Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel ...":

http://maquisard.itch.io/maquisard

Algodoo is a unique 2D-simulation software ... Algodoo is designed in a playful, cartoony manner, making it a perfect tool for creating interactive scenes. Explore physics, build amazing inventions, design cool games or experiment with Algodoo in your science classes:
http://www.algodoo.com/

http://www.algodoo.com/download/

"... Adanaxis is a space shooter like no other. It takes place in a world entirely different to everyday experience. As well as left/right, up/down and forward/back, there's another direction in space - the fourth dimension. Objects phase in and out as your craft rotates into this hidden dimension ...":

http://www.mushware.com/portal.php?sid=de4dc931fa17da2375f9bc5b1eb5e56b

Fish Fillets NG is strictly a puzzle game. The goal in every of the seventy levels is always the same: find a safe way out. The fish utter witty remarks about their surroundings, the various inhabitants of their underwater realm quarrel among themselves or comment on the efforts of your fish:

http://fillets.sourceforge.net/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/fillets/

All of the Catagories for free PC games online send you to an error message page. A 505 type message and includes a link to send you back to www.techsupportalert.com I think this site is AHMAAAZING and so grateful for the wealth of free and quality tools and entertainment but thought you should know that these links (each catagory) are not working. Thanks again for creating this site!!!! It is truly AWESOME!! Hope you fix this soon ... I am itching for a good RPG or ADVENTURE game! :) With Gratitude, Katronia from NYC

It works fine for me. Could you please check this again. 

These links appear to return a 503 error for unregistered users. Logged in, they work fine. This has now been reported. MC - Site Manager.

Thanks Katronia for pointing out. This issue has now been fixed.

I appreciate all the work it takes to keep up something like this, so don't take this as a criticism. Over HALF the download links did not work for various reasons: Site or game download is non-existent; Game is a demo only; advertising site (not the game site), etc.

Hopefully you can find a good volunteer to manage this category. :)

To keep the site running for freeware games also requires you to pay for hosting charges, freeware game developers tend to shut their sites down. But the download links will still be valid on other sites. 

If you could point out which games have non-existant homesite it would be of great help. Also I dont think I've included any Demo games in the list. Could you tell me which one?

I went through the whole list again (of the links I followed - maybe only 40 or so), so in trying to remember, this is a few of the troublesome ones I could recall:

* Penumbra - demo
* BASS (Beneath a Steel Sky) - the site has questionable security (per Firefox) and the download appears to be for the making of a game CD, so I didn't download it.
* Ben There, Dan That - same site problems as BASS and others there (gamershell.com) and it lists the download file as "BTDT_Demo.zip"
* Sudoku Cracker - Download link at site has this error: "Fatal error: Call to undefined function initdoc() in /home/webby476/public_html/subdomains/downloads/sudoku/download.php on line 4"
* Isanaki Sudoku - Following download link: "ERROR: 410 Gone" - BUT going to the home site and finding the download works.
* KSudoku - at Sourceforge. After a download, instructions say it wants you to run a "terminal" to compile the program. ???
* Fantasy Tennis - Link opens a page at aeriagames.com but no such game is found.
* LinCity-NG - "Server not found"

1. About Penumbra, although it's written as a demo, it's a full freeware version. Actually the game was created to show the capabilites of their game engine, before their commercial game  Penumbra: Overture was released, hence the name Tech Demo. I believe the game had around full 14 levels. 

2. Beneath a Steel Sky was an award winning game of 1995. It was commercial but later turned freeware. Although you need to do a few tweaks to work on modern machines. The download is for the full game itself. Gamershell is a popular site, no risks to download from there. 

3. Ben There, Dan That went freeware when it's sequel Time Gentlemen was released. It has a pay what you want policy, and the last time I played it, I think I set the slider to 0$ and the game worked fine. 

4. Sudoku Cracker  and others - I don't have those games you mentioned in this article. 

5. Fantasy Tennis - The game has been shut down, so I'll remove it from the  list

6. LinCity NG - I have updated the download link. 

Thanks for the follow up. The sudoku puzzle games were from a link in the article under "Best Free Puzzle Games" as a 'related' category. Sorry.

I''d have to go through the whole list again (of the links I followed - maybe 40 or so), but I will scan through and see if I can recall the troublesome ones, and let you know.

As far as freeware sites & freeware game creators, I always appreciate what they do and I also wonder how they have the time to do such stuff without getting paid. So I certainly understand when a game or site goes down.

I'll let you know ....

Potawomi - use your wits and divine power over the element of fire to solve puzzles and defeat malevolent enemies. Retrieve the sacred flame before the world collapses:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/potawatomi#.VTdluCkWC5t

 

Void - explore the crumbling ruins of an ancient manor by manipulating portals into the past in this first-person puzzle game with a unique time-traveling mechanic:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/void#.VTdluCkWC5t

 

Twisted - play through 10 epic levels in this colorful, 2D platformer - devouring dragonflies, dodging killer bees, and using your color-changing ability to adapt to the hostile alien environment:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/twisted#.VTdluSkWC5u

 

Arc is a competitive multi-player racing game set in a mythic SciFi world. Players race through deserts and alien constructs on a distant planet under the blue glow of an alien sky, attempting to out-maneuver their opponents and complete the race. Your driving and shooting skills will be challenged in this beautiful, alien environment:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/arc#.VTdnApNIG1k

 

Flickers is an abstract, atmospheric, timing-based 2D platformer following the journey of the player from the heart of a dying flower through a world blanketed in perpetual twilight. Jump between hovering sparks called "flickers" as you make your way through painterly environments to reach the moon and transform the world around you:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/flickers#.VTdnY5NIG1k

 

Leshy is a 3D platformer in which you control a sphere with size-changing powers. Shrink and discover worlds within worlds:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/leshy#.VTdoKZNIG1k

 

Blockhead - overcome a series of increasingly difficult and dangerous trials by manipulating your environment one block at a time:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/blockhead#.VTdoIpNIG1k

 

Base Invaders - use traps to protect your tower from hordes of dim-witted invaders in this cartoony, action-oriented strategy game:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/base-invaders#.VTdo8pNIG1k

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