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    Some old-school freeware games - I've had these listed for a while here but thought I would share here:
    1. Cave Story - Much has and will continue to be said about this quintessential platformer shooter, but Cave story (original japanese title: Momugari Katso) still defies accurate praise due to it's uniqueness. Needless to say, this is easily the best freeware game that I have played. The paid version (Cave Story+) is better in many respects (graphics, music), but this will run on a potato and the english translations are a bit funnier.
    2. Star Control 2 - Originally developed in 1992, this amazing adventure-arcade-rpg-ish crossover game was a massive hit. Ten years later, the open source community were given permission by the developers to update the graphics, code, music and content, albiet with the name changed to "The Urquan Masters" to avoid trademark issues, making it one of the best free games out there (and of course Stardock are currently in a legal process trying to remove rights from the original creators, but enough about that...). Funny, strange and atmospheric, an all-time favourite game, though Cave Story trumps it in many respects.
    3. Knytt Stories - can't say enough about this game - non-violent, atmospheric platformer with great music - some of the best music and atmosphere in a game of it's time. The expansion packs are also awesome, in their own right. It's precursor, 'Knytt' is worth playing too, though it lacks the latter's finer details. I'd give a mention of praise for 'Within a Deep Forest' also, but it's tricky gameplay make it a pretty hard sell to most.
    4. Iji - Atmospheric old-school platformer. Great work by author Daniel. Have put together my own replacement music pack here.
    5. Seiklus - non-violent/atmospheric side-scroller, great for kids.
    6. Akuji (english-patched) - famously cute side-scrolling windows game, where you are a demon on it's way to regaining demonic powers and defeating the good guy, with aid of said demonic powers. Not to be confused with Akuji the Heartless - which is a completely different game.
    7. Eversion - Platformer. More depth than you'd imagine. Slightly twisted. Dark. Fun. Cute. Razorblade in a candy apple. The paid version is also great, with no massive differences asides from visual quality.
    8. Echoes - The only game which claims "Now with Crack!". An unofficial sequel to gridwars, pixel-vision synaesthetic remake of asteroids makes even the tamest giant rotating space meteorite trippy.
    9. Glum buster - A very strange, atmospheric puzzle-platformer, reminiscent of fez and Knytt Stories in terms of mood.
    10. Gridwars - A clone of 'Geometry Wars', and since discontinued from distribution on account of the authors of Geometry Wars getting understandably annoyed, it is still mirrored at various places on the net, including here. All the things revisionistic gamers love, fast, trippy gameplay.
    11. N - Ninjas and objects and gold, oh my! An old-school classic, with multiple paid sequels. Addictively silly & superbly frustrating.
     
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    Company of Heroes 2 Free on steam right now apparently.
     
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    CS:GO free to play now
     
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    I remember playing this back in the...90s? along with lots of other Lucasarts games. I tried to play Day of the Tentacle remastered earlier this year but it was just so slow and clunky I couldn't handle it!
     
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    Hero Academy Gold Pack Content key, for anyone who wants it:

    KWSSC-ZXQDG-QIVCA-WU9KC-5ZUSH

    Requires the original game.
     
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    Anyone else miss Mr Blue??

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    he was online elsewhere 2 hours ago.. so he is around..just not here.
    Have asked if he's ok
     
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    Maybe decided to play his steam library before returning here, due back in 2060
     
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    Lego Lord of the Rings free to subscribers on Humble Bundle
     
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