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Best Free Construction or Management - City Building Game

With a top-down perspective, the main role of the gamers is to plan and manage a city, and is held responsible for it's growth.  Players lay down roads and zone residential, commercial, and industrial areas as well as assign salaries, work priorities and everything else that accounts for the development of the city.

  • LinCity-NG( Site |  Download)

    LinCity-NGLinCity-NG is a city simulation game. The player can develop a city by buying appropriate buildings, services and infrastructure.

    It is a polished and improved version of the classic LinCity game. In the game, you are required to build and maintain a city. The simulation considers population, employment, basic water management and ecology, goods, raw materials, services, energy and other constraints such as finance, pollution and transports.

    You can win the game either by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.

  • OpenCity( Site |  Download)

    OpenCityOpenCity is a full 3D city simulator game project.

    In the game, the player builds a city by marking land as commercial, industrial or residential zones. Those zones depend on each other to grow.

    The player is also required to supply the city with power and connect the different zones by building roads.

     

  • Unknown Horizons( Site |  Download)

    Unknown HorizonsUnknown Horizons is a 2D realtime strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy. Find new islands, trade routes and resource deposits to raise your city's wealth and extend your reach. Painfully trouble your enemies with strategic pinpricks and take advantage of all their little mistakes to solidify your position.

Best Free Construction or Management - Business or Tycoon Game

In these type of games, the main focus is on management and economic proceseses in the form of business. Players must balance the use of limited resources to build or expand some kind of business.

  • OpenTTD( Site |  Download)

    OpenTTDOpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon the popular Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", written by Chris Sawyer.

    It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features, enhacing the game experience dramatically. In game the player aims to earn money through transportation of passengers and freight by land, water and airThe game has bigger maps, stable multiplayer mode for upto 255 players both co-operative and competitive, custom AI, downloadable customizations, reworked airport system, improved teraforming etc.

  • Ore No Ryomi 2( Site | Download)

    Ore No Ryomi 2Ore No Ryori 2 is a superb sequel to a great PC remake of a Sony Playstation game, Ore no Ryouri.

    In game you must buy foods for your restaurant, prepare customers' orders correctly, and serve them to customers perfectly before they get annoyed and leave. There are over 70 recipes you can cook, including beers, soups, steaks, sandwiches, nachos, and pizzas to name but a few. At times you will be robbed and you must chase down the criminal in order to retrieve some money. After the restaurant closes for the day you put on the manager's hat and can purchase menu items or upgrades for your restaurant.

  • Simutrans( Site |  Download |  Graphics Pack)

    SimutransSimutrans is an open-source transportation simulation game. Your goal is to establish a successful transport company and build the necessary infrastructure to transport passengers, mail and goods between cities, factories and touristic attractions by land, air and water. In Simutrans you have multiple choices from the start to the end. There are Lots of graphics packages to choose from as well as vehicles and cargo. The game offers extensive customization, you can build and create your own world. Simutrans also lets you play multiplayer.

  • Other great games in this category:

    • Chart Wars 3: The game puts you in charge of your very own record company, your task is to manage a label, attract bands and manage the lives of the band members and competing with intelligent computer opponents. (Site |  Download)

Best Free Constrcution or Management - Life (Sims) Game

Life sims can either be simulation of day-to-day living of individuals and their relationships, or it can be simulation of an ecosystem and it's life-forms. Characters can drift endlessly or embark on solid life paths. These type of games are meant for pure entertainment.

  • Cart Life( Site| Download)

    Cart LifeCart Life is a simulator game which showcases the lives of street vendors in a small city which is located in western United States. Each of the playable characters has specific goals, and special traits, but also unique addictions which the player must accommodate in order to succeed within the game. Permits are required, but expensive. Is it worth risking a fine without operating one? The player also needs to accomodate their customers by paying attention to different tastes, buying habits and level of patience. Most customers will tip well when their order is filled quickly and accurately, so do your best.

  • Another Day In the Life of Bob( Site| Download)

    Another Day In the Life of BobA life simulation game and a sequel to A Day In the Life of Bob, set in a psychedelic land. The game is open to numerous possibilities, and there is no defined way to win. It could potentially go on forever! Another Day In the Life of Bob is Inspired by games such as Stick RPG and Jones in the Fast Lane. and is a first-person simulation/exploration game with a colorful theme and an expansive playground full of surprises. With the exception of the room backgrounds and sound effects, everything in the game is homemade from scratch.

  • Evolites( Site| Download)

    EvolitesEvolites is a simple life simulation where you indirectly control the fates of a countless number of tiny, unique creatures, known as Evolites. As the Evolites evolve naturally, various tools are at your disposal to save, destroy, create, and interact with them. You may let things run their course, or you may directly intervene, and make sure that only your chosen strain of Evolites survives! Partially inspired by the opening sequence of the upcoming game Spore, Evolites was created to interest, entertain, and relax all types of gamers, casual and up.

Best Free Vehicle - Flight Game

Flight Games includes (i) Flight Sim which artificially re-creates aircraft & space flight and have no particular objective. The category also includes (ii) Action Flight games that has a solid campaign with a neat story and narrative.

  • Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn( Site |  Download |  Patch)

    Wing Commander SagaIn game, you assume the role of 2nd Lieutenant David Markham. Fly patrols, work with your wingmen, and struggle to survive as the final battles for the fate of humanity begin to unfold. The Saga Prologue sets up the tone and the story for the epic struggle and apocalyptic finale you will experience in the full release of Wing Commander Saga. The game features breath taking, high detail models, dozens of believable characters, bountiful mission variety, complex and compelling storyline and complete voice acting by the orginal cast.

  • Battlestar Galactica: Beyond the Red Line( Site |  Download | Patch)

    Battlestar GalacticaDrafted and pressed into service, your only hope of survival is to fall in line and train to join the ranks of the elite Viper pilots of Battlestar Pegasus. Get a taste of the action that awaits you in the upcoming main campaign with intense single- and multiplayer missions. Will you become one of Pegasus elite, or will you give your life in the vast, cold battleground of deep space? A three mission single player campaign depicting never-before-seen events, interwoven with and true to the series storyline. The game features original characters and voice acting.

  • Flight Gear( Site |  Downloads)

    Flight GearFlightGear is an open-source flight simulator. The goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated and open flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, pilot training, as an industry engineering tool, for DIY-ers to pursue their favorite interesting flight simulation idea, and last but certainly not least as a fun, realistic, and challenging desktop flight simulator. With FlightGear it is possible to choose between three primary Flight Dynamics Models. The game has an extensive an accurate world scenery data base and sky model.

  • Other great games in this category:

    • Orbiter: A free and realiastic flight simulator that gives you an idea what space flight really feels like - today and in the not so distant future. ( Site |  Download)
    • Babylon 5: I've found Her: IFH is the computer game project maintained by Space Dream Factory, based upon the popular Sci-Fi TV show Babylon 5. (Site |  Download)
    • Star Wrath 4: Reviction: The game includes a diverse single player campaign of over 25 missions, random instant action, and built-in mission editing. Also includes 4 multiplayer modes. (Site |  Download)
    • Wing Commander - Privateer Gemini Gold: A remake of the 1993 hit game, with a new graphic engine and real 3D space flight.  ( Site |  Download)
    • No Gravity (Space Girl): A fantastic and futuristic universe made of five intergalactic worlds. An arcade type game with great playability, where it is easy to plunge into space battles against spacefighters, space stations and more ! ( Site | Download)

Best Free Vehicle - Racing Game

This genre encompasses all games in which either driving a vehicle or participating in a race (often both) is a primary gameplay element. Many such games revolve around racing, i.e. trying to move faster than an opponent to reach a specified goal or beat a specified time etc.

  • Trackmania Nations Forever( Site |  Download)

    Trackmania Nations ForeverFirst and foremost, you simply drive on fun tracks boosting ramps, wallrides, loopings and gigantic jumps. Then you can make much more out of it: improve your driving skills and become a world champion, achieve world records, build tracks, edit videos and easily share all that with everyone. It fuels 7 different racing environments; hundreds of thousands of tracks and millions of players to compete with. You can download the car you are dreaming of, paint it, drive it through insane tracks made of loopings, ramps and off roads. It is all about you, your driving skills and the track in front of you.

  • TORCS( Site |  Download)

    TORCSTORCS is a highly portable multi platform open car racing simulation.

    It features many different cars, tracks, and opponents to race against. It is also possible to drive with the mouse or the keyboard. Graphic features lighting, smoke, skid marks and glowing brake disks. The simulation features a simple damage model, collisions, tire and wheel properties, aerodynamics and much more.

    The game play allows different types of races from the simple practice session up to the championship. Enjoy racing against your friends in the split screen mode with up to four human players.

  • VDrift( Site | Download)

    VDriftVDrift is a cross-platform, open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. This game is in the early stages of development but is already very playable. Currently the game features over 45 tracks based on famous real-world tracks, over 45 cars based on real-world vehicles, yery realistic, simulation-grade driving physics, fully modeled tracks, scenery and terrain, basic replay system and much more. The game features enjoyable and challenging gameplay accurately simulatng vehicle physics in rich and immersive racing environments.

  • Other great games in this category:

    • Generally: A freeware arcade racing game that is played from a top-down perspective, that features 1-6 players, 12 cars, 36 tracks and thousands of mods. ( Site |  Download)
    • Speed Dreams : an Open Motorsport Sim: A fork of the open racing car simulator Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features, cars, tracks and AI opponents to make a more enjoyable game for the player, as well as constantly improving visual and physics realism. ( Site |  Download)
    • SuperTuxKart: A 3d kart racing game where you can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other or just try to beat the computer. ( Site |  Download)
    • Ultimate Stunts: A remake of the famous DOS-game stunts. Racing involves some really spectacular stunts, like loopings, corkscrews, bridges to jump over, etc., and you can design your own tracks! ( Site |  Download)
    • ManiaDrive: A free clone of Trackmania and is an arcade car game on acrobatic tracks, with a quick and nervous gameplay), and features a network mode, as the original. ( Site |  Download)
    • Dolphinity Racer: A free car simulator project, using high-end car physics to achieve a realistic feeling and an excellent render engine for graphical realism. ( Site |  Download)
 
 

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"... BreakLock - a hybrid of Mastermind and the Android pattern lock ...": https://maxwellito.github.io/breaklock/
"... Myst is a compact rogue-lite game where you need to traverse an ever-changing maze. The only part of it that does not change is the part which is not covered by the mist ...": https://watabou.itch.io/myst Castlevania remake: https://dejawolf.itch.io/castlevania-1-remake MOMODORA II is the second installment in the Momodora series: https://rdein.itch.io/momodora-ii "... In Anchored you manage a settlement built on top of a floating island hovering above a dangerous jungle. But supplies are scarce up on the island, your settlers must venture down into the jungle to scavenge for food and resources in order to survive ...": https://badcharger.itch.io/anchored "... Totemori is a free-to-play local-multiplayer brawler where you build towers while trying to topple everyone else's ...": https://schrolab.itch.io/totemori
"... Fragments of Euclid is a game about exploring and solving puzzle in a mind-bending environment inspired by M.C. Escher. Enjoy the peaceful mood while trying to understand this strangely connected world ...": https://nusan.itch.io/fragments-of-euclid
"... Lost In The Deep Space ... In the skin of an astronaut, lost on a small planet, you will be challenged to get as many crystals in a record time. In this game you will be required to move from platforms to platforms using your weapon to activate passages. The goal is to collect as many points as possible before the end of the stopwatch. This game which mixes address and reflex is particularly ideal for fans of speed run ...": http://dmd-webdesign.ch/games.html

"... Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. It tries to be as similar as possible to the original gameplay but to integrate user interface features most modern realtime-strategy games have like selecting multiple units ...": http://dunelegacy.sourceforge.net/website/

 

"... REX is a digital board game ...":

http://gamejolt.com/games/rex/210076

"... Code Hunt is an educational coding game ...": https://www.codehunt.com/
"... Armed to the Gears is a 3D/isometric game that combines Real-time Strategy, Capture-the-Flag and Tower Defense genres, all into a simple concept. Set in a dystopic, totalitarian future where the government, under the flag of the Ministry, is using robots to enslave the whole population ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/armed-to-the-gears/216084#close
"... DRL (D**m, the Roguelike) is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game ...": https://drl.chaosforge.org/

"... 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

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