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Free alternatives to classic games

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Nmenth    229

It's not much of a free alternative when the originals are free. I would hope being free isn't the point of OpenRA.

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Other than Renegade-X, Blacklight: Retribution is another one of those free-to-play MP games with skirmish modes powered by the Unreal Engine 3.

 

Mr. Flibble, I like you to add Blacklight: Retribution as a free Battlefield/Call of Duty alternative. To get the game, it's in Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/209870

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Here's another alternative to all YugiOh PC and Nintendo games, YGOPRO (known as Yu-Gi-Oh Pro), the free open-source game supported by most types of OSs, even Android and iOS. It is codenamed the Percy version and is the most stable among all other alternatives: http://ygopro.co

 

The alternatives to the original YGOPRO:

YGOPRO TDOANE: http://ygopro.org

DevPro: http://ygopro.de/en (created by the German players)

Salvation: http://ygopro.us (created by the female players)

MyCard: http://my-card.in (Chinese version)

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Except for the fact that it's 6.9 GB to download as an ISO file. That's huge for an indie game.

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MrFlibble    14

Wyrmsun is a free, open source real-time strategy game that runs on the Stratagus engine (an engine recreation of Warcraft II). Its art style is remarkable close to that of Blizzard's famous game, however Wyrmsun is an original title with its own unique features like individual unit names, traits and experience points, a turn-based grand strategy mode, and a setting that blends fantasy and mythology with real historical background.

 

Wyrmsun is free and open source, but those who would like to support its development can buy copies from Steam and Desura.

 

Annex: Conquer the World is a free, open source real-time strategy game based on the MegaGlest engine, which is apparently inspired by the Command & Conquer series of games, as well as Earth 2140 and sequels, Warzone 2100 and StarCraft. There are four playable factions, several terrain tilesets, customizable tech trees, campaign scenarios, skirmish and mutliplayer modes.

 

The same developer is working on another RTS with a space sci-fi setting, called Terra Centauri: Last Stand. A beta is available here.

 

openKB is an engine recreation project for New World Computing's King's Bounty, with planned support for the original game's files as well as a free open source data set. The development is in its early stages, so no downloads yet.

 

Free Mars is a free, open source turn-based strategy game inspired by Sid Meier's Civilization, Colonization and Alpha Centauri.

 

Rescue! Max is a remake of Rescue!, a Mac shareware game.

 

CATharsis is a project to create an open source clone of Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project in Blender. It's not an engine recreation, but rather a stand-alone game similar to DNMP but with its own protagonist, art, levels etc. Rather early stages of development.

 

OpenGGS is an open source remake of The Great Giana Sisters (a Super Mario Bros. clone). The author has permission to use original graphics from the Commodore 64 version, but there's also a free tile set as well.

 

In other news, recently a Windows binary executable was made available for LordsAWar!, a free open source clone of SSG's Warlords II. The version is 0.3.0, which features a two single-player scenarios, random map mode, and network multiplayer.

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MrFlibble    14

Added the free/prototype version of Sublevel Zero as a game inspired by Descent. Essentially, it's a 6DoF corridor flyer/shooter with randomly generated levels:

 

This free prototype version was made in 72 hours and submitted to Ludum Dare. The game was then further developed into a commercial version which is very different from the initial free release.

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MrFlibble    14

Feudal Wars is a project of a free browser-based medieval RTS inspired by Age of Empires II. The list of features can be found here, and the project messageboard showcases the graphics and other stuff already done.

 

According to the FAQ, there will be a kickstarter for the game at some point. There seem to be no plans for a non-browser versions for now, but perhaps the authors will agree to release their assets into public domain and those could be combined with the OpenAge engine recreation of AoE2.

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MrFlibble    14

Freedoom v0.10 is out, with lots of improvements. More monsters and almost all weapons have been replaced with higher quality art. Maps have been updated as well.

 

Wyrmsun v1.8.0 adds the custom hero option and inventories for heroes and high-level units.

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Plokite_Wolf    142

To add something to the list...

 

OpenRCT2 is an early-in-development open-source recreation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 with a similar goal to OpenTTD. It's being done in C, and requires RCT2 to be installed at the moment, but you can bypass that by installing the special Triple Thrill Pack demo (info here).

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MrFlibble    14

A user in another forum notified me that some links were down/hacked so I replaced them with Wayback Machine links. Some more games were added to the list too.

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