Best Free PC Games

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Best Free Interactive Art or Experimental Game

Experimental games are based on wild and at times radical ideas. These type of games are different, innovative and unique.

  • Facade( Site| Download)

    Façade is an artificial intelligence-based art/research experiment in electronic narrative.

    The process of building Façade has involved three major research efforts: designing ways to deconstruct a dramatic narrative into a hierarchy of story and behavior pieces; engineering an AI system to reconstruct a real-time dramatic performance from those pieces that integrates the player's moment-by-moment interactions; and understanding how to write an engaging, compelling story within this new organizational framework.

  • De Blob( Site| Download)

    De Blob is a 3D game in which the player controls a ball of paint rolling through the city. The ball can absorb coloured NPC's to become larger and change its colour.

    With the paint, the player can then proceed to paint the entire city. Almost everything is paintable: buildings, trees, cars and using the paint trace even the ground. The main goal of the game is to paint all 17 landmark buildings. Hardcore fanatics can also try to collect all 50 coins that are hidden around the level.

  • Mightier( Site| Download)

    Mightier is an independent puzzle action game where you play as the Engineer and the Actionaut to solve puzzles and collect items in each sector.

    Print the puzzle from within Mightier using a color printer. Solve the puzzle by drawing on the page with a dark pencil or marker. Scan the puzzle into the game using an attached web camera. A high-powered space laser carves the solution and the Actionaut is dropped onto the surface. Take control of the Actionaut and collect all the Datagons in each sector.

  • Other great games in this category:
    • Chalk: Unique shoot 'em up that involves drawing. Draw lines across shapes to destroy them, turn back bullets at enemies and thwart huge boss enemies by bouncing stuff back in their faces! (Site | Download)

Best Free Educational Game

Educational games are games that are designed to teach people about certain subjects, expand concepts, reinforce development etc. Certain educational games are meant  to improve learning skills in quick fashion, because it changes the mindset from learning is hard to learning is fun.

  • Food Force 2: The game has been designed to educate and motivate people and uses a intriguing story plot to aware people about hunger related problem in under developed nations. FF2 mixes strategy and simulation. ( Site |  Download)
  • Re-Mission: The game is a third-person shooter and was designed to engage young cancer patients through entertaining game play while impacting specific psychological and behavioral outcomes associated with successful cancer treatment. ( Site| Download)

Best Free Sandbox or Physics Game

In a sandbox game, a player has almost free-will to do whatever he want, and is placed with minimum limitations to his thoughts and ideas. An interesting scenario here is that, this could open up possibilities to play the game in many different ways that were not even intended by the game designer.

  • Rigs of Rods( Site| Download)

    Rigs of Rods is an open source vehicle simulator.

    What makes Rigs of Rods different from most simulators is its unique soft-body physics: vehicles, machines, objects, etc. They are simulated in real-time as flexible soft-body objects, giving the simulation an extremely accurate behavior which entirely depends on the physical construction of the vehicles or objects you create.

    The game boasts perfect soft body physics, advanced flight model and accurate bouyancy model.

  • Numpty Physics( Site| Download| User Levels)

    Harness gravity with your crayon and set about creating blocks, ramps, levers, pulleys and whatever else you fancy to get the little red thing to the little yellow thing.

    Numpty Physics is a drawing puzzle game in the spirit (and style?) of Crayon Physics using the same excellent Box2D engine.

    The game includes a built-in editor so that you may build (and submit) your own levels.

  • Minetest( Site| Download| Mods| Texture packs)

    Minetest is an open source infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft and the like. You will be able to walk around, dig and build in an infinite voxel world, and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way. The Simplistic Modding API supports many kinds of additions and modifications to the game and paved the way for creating many user created mods. The game also has multiplayer support for tens of players via servers hosted by users. There is a beautiful map generator with gameplay consequences. 

  • Other great games in this category:
    • The Powder Toy:A free physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different substances! ( Site | Download)
    • Bontago: This abstract strategy game challenges you to build towers to expand your influence in real-time competitions, where players compete against each other by building towers out of blocks. ( Site| Download)
    • Dismount Games: A simple stress-reliever, allowing players to release their anger on a 3D stick figure and cause as much damage to the ragdoll physics man as possible. ( Site | Download | Levels)

Best Free Digipen Game

Digipen is a leader in Game Developement education and houses the brightest minds across the world to develop innovative games for their college projects. The students here, have placed the largest number of student projects in the Independent Games Festival student showcase every year since it began.

  • TAG: The Power of Paint( Site| Download)

    Tag is an IGF-award-winning first-person puzzle game where every object in the game is paintable and different colors of paint give the player different powers, ie., impart physical properties to surfaces, which, in turn, affect the user's movement.. Using the different colors of paint, the player must paint their way to victory by using the different colors to solve the puzzles in each level. Green Paint lets you to jump/bounce, Red Paint causes the player to rapidly gain momentum, Blue Paint lets the player to walk over any surface, vertical or ceilings.

  • Toblo( Site| Download)

    Toblo is a fast paced capture the flag game that takes place in a fully destructible block world. A player's only means of survival in this world is to wield these blocks as weapons, throwing them at other players and using them to break through walls. Pick one of two teams: angels or demons. Play against intelligent AI bots or against up to 4 friends over LAN. Pick up blocks off the ground or rip them from the environment. Toss them at opponents to knock them out. Use a bomb block for maximum destruction!

  • Nitronic Rush( Site| Download | Patch)

    Nitronic Rush is an experimental survival driving game. Using the car’s many abilities (including boost, wings, and jump), avoid obstacles that the city throws at you. In many ways the game is a tribute to racing games of the 1990s but with fresh graphics, audio, and gameplay. Nitronic Rush has 7 well designed story levels along with 5 unlockable hardcore challenge modes. The innovative design and controls produces the best original gameplay that lets you use NR to boost your speed, constantly change your center of gravity, and glide across gaps.

  • Other great games in this category:
    • Perspective: Using perspective shifting mechanic, move your avatar through a 2D space that transforms when you change your perspective in 3D space to reach the goal at the end of each level. ( Site | Download)
    • Narbacular Drop: Here you explore a 3D dungeon and overcome obstacles using unique portal gameplay. Combining portals with the basic physics simulation allows for a huge level of interactivity. ( Site| Download)
    • Synaesthete: A music-driven arcade-style shooter which seeks to engage the senses with a synergy of light, color, and sound. The game creates a harmony between player actions and in-game music. ( Site| Download)
    • RumbleBox: A fast paced 3D action beat-em-up with a unique premise: all of the characters are made of simple objects which stay around in the level even after the character is defeated. ( Site| Download)
    • Solace: An interactive aesthetic experience utilizing dynamic audio and bullet hell overtones to provide a unique perspective on the five stages of grief. ( Site| Download)

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"... Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Sheathe your sword, draw your deck, and get ready for Hearthstone - the fast paced strategy card game that's easy to learn and massively fun ..." (still in beta):

Excellent find Panzer!

I was playing the card game "Munchkin" at my daughter's not long ago, it's a very tongue-in-cheek cards version of D+D and loads of fun.

Will definitely check this one out, thanks for posting.

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Ice Breaker - The aim of the game is to charge up power generator and don't become frozen: Wild Heroes - When hostile monsters overrun his home and kidnap his best friend, Ryan the Lion and his partner, Simon the Mouse, take to action to get to the bottom of these strange happenings. Along the way they will traverse several different environments, meet invaluable allies, and battle a persistent foe: Lolblocks - is a funny platform logic game where you have to stack blocks. Monochrome side by side standing blocks disappear. In Lolblocks there are 35 levels in various difficulty levels and they all open new features, bonuses and other stuff: Gray and Green - Help Mubly to color the world again. Murlan the wizard turned the world gray: Secret Agent Dorito: Helicopter Hero - Take flight on perilous missions into the heart of enemy territory. Boost your score by eliminating all hostiles: infanty, anti-air, aircraft, and more:
CyberMedic - Play a rollerblading paramedic as you leap from roof top to roof top. Attempt to get across the urban jungle of Amana as quick as possible to save someone's life: Warp - A short platform game with 30 levels. Warp yourself to the end of the game through different worlds: Death Worm: Rhytmic - Fast paced shmup with flashy lights and colours, where every action you do is in sync with the music. Includes Online Highscores, Extreme Powerups and Epic Boss Battles: Sleepshooter is a platform view puzzler: Astatine is a rather dark platform game with focus on combat, exploration and storyline: Geo Clash - Try to survive as hundreds of angry shapes try to catch you. Level up and use more powerful weapons as you rack up your kills. Earn achievements and play through story mode: Hedgehogs is a free 2D physics puzzle game targetted at the casual gamer. Your goal is to figure out how to use the blocks and their physics to roll the hedgehogs to the inflated frogs and make the hedgehogs' stings blow the frogs up: Purple is a platform game, similar to Super Mario World. Explore varied levels filled with secrets and bonuses, while smashing blocks and enemies with your frisbee;
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