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Tech Tip of the Week: A List of PC Game Classics Available Free of Charge

By Julio Franco ยท 68 replies
Mar 10, 2010
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  1. Dozens of old school favorites like Doom and GTA can be had at no cost. We've compiled a brief list of popular titles from yesteryear that you can download absolutely free of charge -- and that's something to appreciate in an age of hidden fees and fine print.

    This week's tip:
    A List of PC Game Classics Available Free of Charge

    Please leave your feedback here.
  2. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    free is good!
  3. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    That's some oooooldschool.
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Free is definitely good and boy does that bring back some memories.
  5. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    The only way to acquire most old school games is either free or "free". Its up to the users how they get their free games, both involve intensive internet research.
  6. Neojt

    Neojt TS Booster Posts: 185   +39

    i remember a couple years back(2001 i think) you could get GTA & GTA2 (2D versions) for free at freeloader.com but you had to dowload 1 episode at the time . i.e you finish a setion of the game they gave you a code to dowload the next section

    i think we might intal a few that have multiplayer at work and have fun during lunch time !!
  7. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Awesome!, freebies are good :D
    I kind of know about most of them but putting them altogether in a topic + the wikipedia page is really useful, Thanks..
  8. vegasrez

    vegasrez TS Rookie

    At least you know you're getting your monies worth
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,405   +875

    I remember playing many of these classic games when i was little. I wonder if i'll ever enjoy games as much as i did back then.
  10. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +280

    Man, I'm gonna have to dust off Dosbox and play a few of those... Hmm, yet another reason to go ahead and order a Pandora! (Like I need more reasons)
  11. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Thanks for the list :) I do really like what Good Old Games is doing with their updates/ports as well. I would gladly pay $5 for a bunch of old games if they worked correctly with the latest OS/video cards.
  12. rajmond

    rajmond TS Rookie Posts: 45

  13. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    This brings back memories.. I remember playing Doom and the original C&C when I was about 4 years old on my mom's comp. I could barely spell but I knew how to launch those games from DOS nonetheless :p
  14. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    I think that similar to games, other companies should also consider this strategy, I don't think it would hurt to give away older versions of the software for free, that way people can check out and work, if they want to and update to the newer version if it is worth it.....

    Like Microsoft giving away free all windows and office versions free which were prior to 2000......
  15. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    What about SNES emulators? Or do they not count as "free"? Street Fighter II is one of the best ways of using your lunch break :)
  16. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    making it free is a good way to gain popularity for the game and the creator. nice!... is microsoft really giving away old versions!... good...
  17. Tizzlejack

    Tizzlejack TS Rookie Posts: 26

    I've been meaning to try Battlefield Heroes. Anyone play that yet?
  18. natefalk

    natefalk TS Rookie Posts: 78

    Anyone ever play Outpost 1&2. That game was a classic.

    SNES emulators are great for games that will never get ported to the Wii... I wish Earthbound would get ported, but it won't b/c of copyright content. Earthbound is in my top 5 RPGs of all time, but the only way to play is to hookup the ol' Super Nin or with a Emulator.
  19. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    oh my gosh, C&C I love that game they've also got Red Alert! which is even better :D
    Thanks for sharing this! Its good to play a classic every once it a while.
  20. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i shall check the command & conquer series, i used to love these games.
    just dld the fallout for PC, i don't think it's good for file is less than 400K ;)

    thank you for the news ...

  21. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    Aaaaah, thanks for the nostalgia TechSpot. Now we can revive some cherished memories that are now freeware.
  22. Also, Ground Control, liberatedgames.com
  23. Yes, there are way more but here is another worth your time:

  24. z71kris

    z71kris TS Rookie Posts: 20

    thats an awesome way of drumming up a lil business from people who killed lots of time playing these games years ago to buy the newest versions
  25. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Enthusiast Posts: 94

    I just filled in the form for GTA2 and already sent the link to a friend of mine. He loved GTA2 as much as I did.

    I have had an account on Quake Live for about 4 months already.It was nice at the beginning but, I honestly got bored of it. Maybe I just don't enjoy games as much as I did when I was younger.

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