I was looking for a good game or two to play over the holidays. I don’t have a very fast computer or the latest graphics. In fact, I don’t think it is worth paying money for a game given the lackluster performance of my computer. So I went looking for some old versions and free stuff. I was amazed with the quality, quantity and selection. There is some really good stuff available for free.
* Let’s start with a game I have blogged before, LineRider. It is very addicting. All you can do is draw a sledding hill. Once your hill is drawn, send your sled down. See how many jumps and tricks you can make the sled do by changing the hill. Here is my last attempt
* Desktop Tower of Defense comes next. I play this a year or two ago. My kids loved watching me play this and it is a lot of fun. Creeps come in from two sides and try to make it out the other sides. Set up your towers and other Medieval defenses to destroy the creeps before the escape.
* Robokill. Very simple and lots of fun. You can play the first level for free. This is a fast action robot shoot-em-up.
* If you want to try a recent game, there are plenty of free demos online. A good resource is Game Demos at NZone. A couple of other good resources deserve a mention. Top 5 best (free) open source games. I am getting ready to try UFO: Alien Invasion from this list. Also, the motherload of open source games is on Wikipedia, List of open source games. This list has classics like NetHack (1987) to Freeciv, a clone of Civilization II. 1up.com has a pretty good list of the 101 Free Games 2008.
Leave me a comment if you know of other good free games I should try.