List of commercial games released as freeware

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Abe Lincoln Must Die! (2007) is the fourth part in the Sam & Max episodic series by Telltale Games, released as freeware on November 5, 2007.
Abuse (1996) is a side-scrolling shooter.
Akalabeth (1979), a.k.a "Ultima 0", is a role-playing game by Richard Garriott.
Alien Carnage (1994), a.k.a Halloween Harry, is a side-scrolling platform game published by Apogee Software.
Allegiance (2000) is a multiplayer space shooter / RTS by Microsoft Research.
Area 51 (2005) (ad-ware from US Air Force)

Battle Chess (1988), declared freeware in 1994 to celebrate the success of its successor, Battle Chess II.
Battlecruiser 3000AD (1996), a space simulator by Derek Smart.
Battlecruiser Millennium (2003), a space simulator by Derek Smart.
BC Kid (1992), a platform game by Factor 5.
BC Racers (1993), a racing game by Core Design.
Beneath a Steel Sky (1994), an adventure game by Revolution Software, released to support the ScummVM Project.
Beyond the Titanic (1986), a text adventure game by Apogee Software, re-released as freeware in March 1998.
Bio Menace (1993) is a side-scrolling platform game by Apogee Software, released as freeware in December 2005.
Boppin' (1994), a puzzle game published by Apogee Software, released as freeware in 2005.

Castle of the Winds (1989) is a tile-based RPG for Windows 3.x, written by SaadaSoft.
Castle Infinity (1996) is an MMOG by Starwave.
Caves of Thor (1989) is a maze game by Apogee Software.
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail (1989) is an adventure-game by Christy Marx wich is now available on her website.
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (1992) is an adventure-game by Christy Marx wich is now available on her website.
Clonk Endeavour (2005) is an action-packed game of strategy, tactics, and skill by RedWolf Design.
Command & Conquer (1995), a real-time strategy game by Westwood Studios.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996), a real-time strategy game by Westwood Studios. (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE) Made freeware in 2008 to promote the release of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

Defender of the Crown (1986) is a strategy game by Cinemaware.
Dink Smallwood (1997) is an RPG by RTsoft, released as freeware on 17 October 1999.

Elite (1987), space trading game by Acornsoft, freeware release in 1999 courtesy of game developer Ian Bell.
Elite + (1991), space trading game by Acornsoft, freeware release in 1999 courtesy of game developer Ian Bell.
Enemy Nations (1997) is a real-time strategy by Windward Studios.
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (2003), First-person shooter by Splash Damage.

F.E.A.R. Combat (2006) is the multiplayer portion of F.E.A.R., by Monolith Productions.
Fish Fillets (1998) is a puzzle game by Altar Games which was released under the GPL in 2002. Subsequently the Fish Fillets NG project has recoded the engine to enable multi-platform release.
Flight of the Amazon Queen (1995) is an adventure game by Interactive Binary Illusions, released to support the ScummVM Project.
Full Spectrum Warrior (2004), is a tactical shooter by Pandemic Studios released as a free download as of September 29th, 2008. (ad-ware from US Army)

Glider and Glider PRO
God of Thunder is a puzzle game by Adept Software.
Grand Theft Auto (1998), by Rockstar Games, released as registerware freeware (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE).
Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999), by Rockstar Games, released as registerware freeware (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE).
Gridlee (1983) is an arcade game by Videa.
Ground Control (2000), a futuristic real-time tactics game produced by Massive Entertainment, released as freeware on July 1, 2004 to serve as promotion for its sequel, Ground Control II: Operation Exodus (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE).

Hardwired (a pre-release version of Red Zone) (1994), a shooter by Zyrinx for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
Heros: The Sanguine Seven (1993) released for free by the author in 2005.
Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe (1999) is a game by Illusion Softworks, released as freeware to serve as promotion for its sequel, Hidden & Dangerous 2.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1984) is a game by Infocom, made publicly available as a web-based game by the BBC.

Iron Seed (1994) is a real-time strategy game released as freeware by the author to promote Iron Seed 2.

Jetpack is a platform game by Adept Software.


Ken's Labyrinth (1993) is a first-person shooter by Ken Silverman.
Katakis (1987) is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game by Factor 5.
Kiloblaster (1992), a game by Epic MegaGames, released as freeware on 4 August 2008.
King of Chicago (1987) is an action, adventure, and strategy game by Cinemaware.

Lode Runner Online: Mad Monks' Revenge is a side-scrolling arcade game by Sierra Entertainment, based on the concept presented by the classic game Lode Runner (malfunctions on Win2000, WinXP and greater).
Lure of the Temptress (1992) is an adventure game by Revolution Software.

Major Stryker (1993) is a scrolling-shooter game by Apogee Software, released as freeware in March 2006.
Marathon Trilogy is a series of first-person shooters by Bungie.

One Must Fall: 2097 (1994) is a classic fighting game by Diversions Entertainment, declared freeware on February 10, 1999.
onEscapee (1997) is an action-adventure game by Invictus Games, Ltd., released as freeware on January 26, 2006.

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Psychonauts (2005) is a critically acclaimed, quirky action game published by Majesco, and available on the service GameTap as a free game until December 2008 (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE).

Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (1993) is a business simulator by MicroProse.
Reaping The Dungeon (1993), by Ron Heuse of Frontline Software (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE).
Riftspace (2000) by Starwraith 3D Games is a space mercenary simulation built after the ideologies of Elite.
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War (2006) is a Real-time strategy/Third-person shooter by Stainless Steel Studios and Midway Games. (ad-ware from US Air Force)
Rising Eagle: Futuristic Infantry Warfare (2008) is a futuristic first-person shooter.
R-Type (1987) is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game. The Amiga version (1989) is freely downloadable at Factor 5's website.

Savage: The Battle for Newerth (2004) is a blend of FPS and RTS gameplay by S2 Games.
S.D.I (1987) is an action adventure game by Cinemaware.
Shadowbane (2003) is a fantasy MMORPG by Ubisoft, released as freeware in 2006.
SimCity (1989), a City-building game, was released under the GPLv3 for the One Laptop per Child project, and as Micropolis to the general public (the original title of the game).
SkyRoads (1993) is a platform puzzle game by Bluemoon Interactive.
Solar Vengeance (1995) is a Real-time tactics game by Silicon Commander Games, starting from version 5 released as freeware in May 2008.
Spheres of Chaos (1992) is a shooter game by Iain McLeod, released as freeware in October 2007.
Star Control II (1992), an adventure/action game mix released under the GPL by Toys For Bob under its subtitle The Ur-Quan Masters ten years later.
Stargunner (1996) is a scrolling shooter by Apogee Software, released as freeware in 2005.
Starsiege: Tribes (1998) is a first-person shooter by Dynamix/Sierra On-Line, released as freeware in May 2004 as publicity for the release of Tribes: Vengeance.
Star Wraith III: Shadows of Orion (2000) by Starwraith 3D Games is a space military simulation featuring multiplayer capabilities.
Star Wraith IV: Reviction (2000) by Starwraith 3D Games is the sequel to Star Wraith III and has a similar concept.
SubSpace (1997) is a 2D top-down space shooter game with massive multiplayer capabilities originally released by Virgin Interactive
Supaplex (1991) is a Boulder Dash-like puzzle game by Michael Stopp and Philip Jespersen.
Supernova (1987) is a text adventure game by Apogee Software, rereleased as freeware in March 1998.
S.W.I.N.E. (2001) is a real-time tactics game by StormRegion, released as freeware (S.W.I.N.E. Free Christmas Edition) in 2005.

The Adventures of Robby Roto! (1981) is an arcade game by Bally Midway.
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994) is a role-playing game by Bethesda Softworks, floppy disk version released as freeware in 2004 to mark the 10th anniversary of the TES series, and as publicity release prior to the 4th installment, Oblivion.
The Suffering (2005) is an horror third/first person shooter developed by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games. It has been released for free on September 2008. (ad-ware)
Titans of Steel: Warring Suns (2003): A Battletech-style turn based strategy game released for free on Valentine's Day in 2008.
Traffic Department 2192 (1994) is a top-down shooter by Epic MegaGames, released as freeware by its author, John Pallett-Plowright, in 2007.
Tribes 2 (2001) is a first-person shooter by Dynamix/Sierra On-Line, free download release in 2004 as publicity for the release of Tribes: Vengeance.
Trivia Whiz (1988) is a trivia game by Apogee Software.
Turboraketti II (1993) is a cavern-flying game by Heikki Kosola.
Tyrian/Tyrian 2.0/Tyrian 2000 (1995, 1996, 1999) is a space shooter by Epic MegaGames, released as freeware by its author, Jason Emery, in 2004.


Universal Combat (2004), a space simulator by Derek Smart, released as freeware on January 2, 2008.


Vantage Master Online (1998) is a tactical RPG by Nihon Falcom, released as freeware in 2002.

Wild Metal Country (1999), by Rockstar Games, released for free as registerware freeware in 2004 (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE).
Wings (1990) is a flying game by Cinemaware.
Wings v1.40 (Cavern-flying) (1996) is a cavern-flying game by Miika Virpioja.
Word Whiz (1988) is a trivia game by Apogee Software.

Xargon (1993), a platform game by Epic MegaGames, released as freeware on 4 August 2008.
Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport (1995), a fighting game by Argo Games/Apogee Software, released as freeware in 2006.


Zero Tolerance (1994), a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis first person shooter game by Technopop.
ZZT (1991) by Epic Megagames (NON-FREELY REDISTRIBUTABLE).

GL HF

  • zellei
  • November 18, 2008, 1:45 pm
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    GTA and GTA 2 freeware nice...

    • Darius
    • November 18, 2008, 9:09 pm
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    fail...horrible pic

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    yeap ;)

    • zellei
    • November 19, 2008, 2:30 pm
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