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List of commercial video games released as freeware

Post by Rorie » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:06

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Post by Bonevelous » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:48

Good find. :D If only at least Keen 6 was on there... :(
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Post by IMA3HDDMNKY » Mon Aug 10, 2009 16:06

This is pretty useful.

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Post by tulip » Mon Aug 10, 2009 17:08

The list seems so short. So few games have been released freeware in 30 years. *sigh*
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Post by Deltamatic » Fri Aug 14, 2009 18:34

Yeah, you'd think that at least things like Lemmings or King's Quest could be released. :confused

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Fri Aug 14, 2009 20:11

Lemmings is kind of on par with Mario as being one of the oldest, classic games during the late 80's era so I doubt there would ever be a free (un-pirated) version of it.

What's king's quest? I'm guessing it's not king's field. (which is pretty overlooked compared to ID's shooters coming out in the same era IMO)
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Post by tulip » Fri Aug 14, 2009 20:35

being one of the oldest, classic games during the late 80's era
Isn't Lemmings from 1991?

And: YOU DON'T KNOW King's Quest? So you don't know about Larry, Police Quest or Space Quest either?
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Post by Deltamatic » Fri Aug 14, 2009 20:54

Yeah, it's pretty well-known... an 80's adventure game. A pioneer of the genre, descended from stuff like Zork. Ridiculously frustrating.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Fri Aug 14, 2009 23:31

tulip wrote:YOU DON'T KNOW King's Quest? So you don't know about Larry, Police Quest or Space Quest either?
You may as well just bite my ear off :bloody I tried zork and apogee's first text adventure game (forget what it's called). I got literally stuck in zork where moving in any direction didn't take me anywhere :dead

PS: Why is this in the theatre instead of the classics?
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Post by Deltamatic » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:54

King's Quest is certainly different from Zork (especially considering the graphics), but still on a similar level of frustration.
I don't know why it's in Theater, either.

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Post by Galaxieretter » Sun Aug 16, 2009 23:51

The later Kings Quests were practically EPIC. Seven was alright but I didn't like the 4 fingers animation style.

Kings Quest is a must have for ALL abandonware sites. No site is complete without copies of the Kings Quest games.:p

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Post by IMA3HDDMNKY » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:48

Well, they're available on Steam now for a decent price. Check it out. It doesn't seem to include Mask of Eternity though (not a huge loss).

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Post by Rorie » Sat Feb 13, 2010 0:17

was going thru the list & discovered electro man was on the list. i loved this game in fact i am going to download it now
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Post by DaVince » Sat Feb 13, 2010 16:59

Dark Ages looks interesting... Almost Jill of the Jungle-like.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sat Feb 13, 2010 19:55

The player controls the prince and heir to the land’s greatest kingdom (referred to as the Great Kingdom). When the prince was a child, Garth, a power hungry wizard of immense power and greed, killed his father and took the throne. Rather than kill the prince he sent him to be raised by peasants, but even Garth’s evil magic could not foresee his mistake, since the very peasant he delivered him to was once the Kingdom’s greatest hero, and as the prince grew he was taught the ways of a master fighter. One of the things he learned well was how to use magic as a weapon.
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