List Of Commercial Video Games Released As Freeware

Title First release Freeware release Genre Platform(s) Publisher Additional information3 in Three1989[1]PuzzleMac OSCliff JohnsonAdventure Fun-Pak [2]Adventure, ActionDOSApogee SoftwareAdventureland [3]Adventure, interactive fictionTRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, IBM PC, VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro/ElectronScott AdamsThe Adventures of Fatman A point-and-click adventure Windows Michael Doak Released on studio’s closing as CC-ND-NC “abandonware”Adventures of Maddog Williams in the Dungeons of Duridian, The [4]AdventureAmiga, Atari ST, DOSGame CraftersAdventures of Robbo [5]PuzzleDOSEpic MegaGamesAdventures of Robby Roto!, The [6]Maze (Puzzle)ArcadeBally MidwayAlien Cabal [7]First-person shooterDOS, WindowsQASoftAlien Carnage (a.k.a. Halloween Harry) [8]Side-scrolling platformerDOSApogee SoftwareAllegiance [9]Space simulation/Real-time strategy/ActionWindowsMicrosoft ResearchSource code released as freeware; gaming enthusiasts developed Free Allegiance from the released code.[10]Amulets & Armor Action/Role-playing video gameDOSUnited Software ArtistsAnacreon: Reconstruction [11]StrategyDOSThinking Machine AssociatesUpdated in 2004 by George Moromisato to run natively on Windows.Antheads: It Came from the Desert 21990[12]AdventureAmigaCinemawareExpansion pack to It Came from the Desert.Arctic Adventure [13]PlatformerDOSApogee SoftwareAres [14]Space simulation/Real-time strategyMac OSAmbrosia SoftwareSource code has been released under GPLv3, much of the media released under creative commons, Antares, a straight port, and Xsera, a derivative project were created.At the Carnival1989[15]PuzzleMac OS, DOSCliff JohnsonBaseball Mogul [16]Sports managementWindowsSports MogulBattlecruiser 3000AD [17]Space simulatorWindowsDerek SmartBattlecruiser Millennium [17]Space simulatorWindowsDerek SmartBattle of Britain2001[18]Flight simulatorWindowsEmpire InteractiveOnly source code available.Battle of the Eras [19]Fighting DOS ProcryonBC Kid1992[20]Platform gameAmigaFactor 5Beneath a Steel Sky [21]Adventure Amiga, DOSVirgin InteractiveReleased to support the ScummVM Project.Beyond Castle Wolfenstein1984[22]Stealth gameDOSMuse SoftwareBeyond the Titanic [23]Text adventure game DOSApogee SoftwareBio Menace [24]Side-scrolling platform gameDOSApogee SoftwareBlackthorne [25]Cinematic platformer DOSInterplay ProductionsBlades of Exile [26]Role-playing video gameMacintosh, WindowsJeff Vogel of Spiderweb SoftwareThe source code has also been released; the game is still being sold on CD, but the open source version contains the full game content.Boppin’ [27]Puzzle Amiga, DOSApogee SoftwareCastle Infinity MMOGWindowsStarwaveCastle of the Winds [28]Role-playing video gameWindows 3.xEpic MegaGamesCaves of Thor [29]Adventure DOSApogee SoftwareChampionship Manager: Season 01/ [30]Sports managementWindows, Mac OS, XboxEidos InteractiveClonk Endeavour [31]Platform game/Real-time strategyWindows, Mac OS X, Linux RedWolf Design Only Windows version was released as freeware.Clyde’s Adventure [32]Platform gameDOS Moonlite SoftwareClyde’s Revenge [33]Platform gameDOS Moonlite SoftwareCommand & Conquer [34]Real-time strategyWindows, Mac OSVirgin InteractiveCommand & Conquer: Red Alert [35]Real-time strategyWindows, Mac OSVirgin InteractiveMade freeware in 2008 to promote the release of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.[36]Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun [37]Real-time strategyWindowsElectronic ArtsMade freeware (along with its expansion pack Firestorm) on February 12, 2010 to promote the release of Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight.Cybersphere [38]Arkanoid-style game DOS Psycon SoftwareCybersphere Plus [39]Arkanoid-style game DOS Psycon SoftwareDark Ages [13]Platform gameDOSApogee SoftwareDark Horizons Lore: Invasion [40]Mech simulationLinux, Windows, Mac OSGarageGamesDeath Rally [41]Racing gameDOS, WindowsApogee SoftwareDefender of the Crown1986[42]Strategy gameAmiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, NES, ZX SpectrumCinemawareDink Smallwood [43]Role-playing video gameWindows, Linux, Mac OSIridon InteractiveDreamweb [44]AdventureAmiga, DOSEmpire Interactive EntertainmentThe Elder Scrolls: Arena [45]Role-playing video gameDOSBethesda SoftworksFloppy 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 Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall [46]Role-playing video gameDOSBethesda SoftworksSequel to the aforementioned Arena. Released as freeware on July 9, 2009 to mark the 15th anniversary of the TES series.Electro Man [47]SidescrollerDOS Created by xLand Games and published by Epic MegaGamesEnemy Nations Real-time strategyWindowsWindward StudiosExecutioners Beat ‘em upDOSBloodlust SoftwareF.E.A.R. Combat [48]First-person shooter, horror WindowsMonolith ProductionsOriginally released as the multiplayer portion of F.E.A.R.Fish Fillets Puzzle Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and others Altar Games The original Fish Fillets 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 [49]Adventure Amiga, DOSRenegade SoftwareReleased to support the ScummVM Project.The Fool’s Errand1987[50]PuzzleMac OS, MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST Miles ComputingFull Spectrum Warrior Real-time tacticsWindowsPandemic StudiosReleased as a free ad-supported download.Glider PRO1991 Mac OS, Mac OS XCasady & GreeneWhen Casady & Greene went bankrupt, the rights to the series reverted to the author, John Calhoun, who opted to give a few versions of the game away for free on his website.God of Thunder1993[51]Puzzle, Action DOSAdept SoftwareGridlee1983 Arcade VideaGridrunner1982Scrolling shooterAtari 2600, VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64LlamasoftGround Control Real-time tacticsWindowsMassive EntertainmentRegisterware freeware released on July 1, 2004 to serve as promotion for its sequel, Ground Control II: Operation Exodus.Hades [52]First-person shooterWindows Espaço InformáticaHardwired (a pre-release version of Red Zone) 1994ShooterSega Mega Drive/GenesisZyrinxHeartlight PC [53]Puzzle game8-bit Atari, DOSJanusz Pelc (Atari), Epic MegaGames (DOS port)Heros: The Sanguine Seven PlatformerDOSJeffrey FullertonOriginally published in cooperation with Safari Software and Epic MegaGames.Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe [54]Action game with tactical elements WindowsIllusion SoftworksReleased as freeware to serve as promotion for its sequel, Hidden & Dangerous 2.Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [55]AdventureFlashInfocomMade publicly available as a web-based game by the BBC.Infantry Online D MMORPGWindowsSony Online EntertainmentSimilar to PlanetSide.Inner Worlds Platform gameDOS, LinuxSleepless SoftwareSimilar to Jill of the Jungle.Ironseed Space trading and combat simulatorDOSSoftdiskReleased as freeware by the author to promote a remake of the game.It Came From The Desert1989[56]AdventureAmiga, Atari ST, DOS, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Turbo Grafx 16CinemawareJetpack1993[57]PlatformerDOSSoftware Creations (US)Katakis1988[20]Side-scrolling shoot-em-up AmigaFactor 5Ken’s Labyrinth [58]First-person shooterDOSEpic MegaGamesKiloblaster [59]Space shooter DOSEpic MegaGamesKing of Chicago1987[60]Action, adventure, strategy gameAmiga, Apple II, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshCinemawareKroz [13]Adventure DOSApogee SoftwareKye [61]PuzzleWindows 3.xColin GarbuttLode Runner Online: Mad Monks’ Revenge1995 Side-scrolling game Windows, Mac OSSierra EntertainmentBased on the game Lode Runner.Lords of the Rising Sun1989[62]ArcadeAmiga, PC-EngineCinemawareLure of the Temptress [63]Graphic adventure Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin InteractiveThe Lost Vikings [64]Puzzle, platformer DOSInterplay ProductionsMad TV1991 Management simulation game DOS, AmigaRainbow ArtsMajor Stryker [29]Scrolling shooter DOSApogee SoftwareMarathon Trilogy First-person shooter Mac OS, Windows, LinuxBungieSource code to Marathon 2 was released in 2000, and code for Marathon Infinity was released in 2011.[65][66]MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries [67]Robotic simulation WindowsFASA InteractiveMonuments of Mars [13]Platform DOSApogee SoftwareMystery House [68]Adventure Apple IIOn-Line SystemsReleased into the Public Domain in 1987 to celebrate Sierra’s 7th anniversary.Nogginknockers SportsDOSBloodlust SoftwareNogginknockers SportsDOSBloodlust SoftwareNoGravity1998[69]Space combat simulatorWindows, Mac OS, Linuxrealtech VROne Must Fall: [70]FightingDOSEpic MegaGamesonEscapee Action-adventure gameWindows, AmigaInvictus Games, Ltd.Oo-topos1987[71]Interactive fictionApple II, DOSPolarwareOut of the Park Baseball Sports managementWindows, Mac OS X, Linux Out of the Park DevelopmentsOverkill [72]Vertical scrolling-shooterDOSPrecision Software Publishing / Epic MegaGamesPharaoh’s Tomb [13]Platform DOSApogee SoftwarePostal [73]Top-down shooterWindowsRunning with ScissorsPsi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy2005Third-person shooterWindowsMidway GamesReleased through FilePlanet as ad-supported freeware.Purge2003Online first-person shooterWindows Freeform InteractivePuzzle Fun-Pak [2]Puzzle, ActionDOSApogee SoftwareRailroad Tycoon Deluxe [74]Business simulatorDOS, …MicroProseRiftspace Space simulationWindowsStarwraith 3D GamesRock n’ Roll Racing [64]Racing DOSInterplay Productions’Lite’ version of the original Super NES game with just three playable tracks. This version has all rock music tracks changed to simple MIDI music, because the music license expired.Rocket Ranger1988[75]Action gameAmiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NESCinemawareR-Type1989[20]Side-scrolling shoot-em-up AmigaFactor 5Sango Fighter [76]FightingDOSPanda EntertainmentReleased as freeware by current copyright holder Super Fighter Team.Savage: The Battle for Newerth2004 A blend of FPS and RTS gameplay Windows, Linux, Mac OS XS2 GamesSavage 2: A Tortured Soul Windows, Linux, Mac OS XS.D.I1986[77]Action adventureAmiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshCinemawareSimCity (as OLPC SimCity)City-building gameWindows, DOS, … 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).Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon1987[78]ActionAmiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSCinemawareSkiFree1991[79]Arcade Windows 3.0 Chris PirihSkyRoads1993[80]Driving DOSBluemoon InteractiveSöldner: Secret Wars Tactical shooterWindowsJoWood ProductionsSołtys Adventure gameDOSLK AvalonSpheres of Chaos [81]Shooter gameWindows, Linux, RISC OSIain McLeodThe Spirit Engine [82]A 2-D side-scrolling indie RPG Windows Mark PayStarCraft [83]Real-time strategyWindows, Mac OSBlizzard EntertainmentMade freeware (along with its expansion pack Brood War) on April 19, 2017 to promote the release of StarCraft: Remastered. Accessible on Battlenet.Starshatter: The Gathering Storm [84]Space combat simulatorWindows Destroyer Studios Source code also released, content Freeware.[84]Stargunner [85]Side-scrolling shooter DOS3D RealmsStarsiege: Tribes [86]First-person shooterWindowsDynamix/Sierra On-LineReleased as publicity for the release of Tribes: Vengeance.Star Control II Action adventure DOS, Mac OSToys For BobReleased as The Ur-Quan Masters.Star Fleet I: The War Begins1985[87]StrategyDOSInterstelStar Fleet II: Krellan Commander1989[87]StrategyDOSInterstelStar Legions1992[87]StrategyDOSInterstelStar Wraith II2000 Space military simulation gameStarwraith 3D GamesStar Wraith III: Shadows of Orion2000 A space military simulation featuring multiplayer capabilitiesStarwraith 3D GamesStar Wraith IV: Reviction WindowsStarwraith 3D GamesStrange Adventures in Infinite Space by Digital EelSupaplex1991 Boulder Dash-like puzzle gameMichael Stopp and Philip JespersenSupernova [88]Text adventureDOSApogee SoftwareSuper Fighter [89]Fighting DOSC&E, Inc.Released as freeware by current copyright holder Super Fighter Team.Super ZZT1992 Adventure DOSEpic MegaGamesS.W.I.N.E. Real-time tactics game DOS StormRegion Released as S.W.I.N.E. Free Christmas Edition.Teen Agent1995 Graphic adventure DOSTelengard1982Dungeon crawlDOS Daniel LawrenceTerraFire [90]Space shooterDOSORT SoftwareThe Three Stooges1987[91]ActionAmiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, NESCinemawareTimeslaughter FightingDOSBloodlust SoftwareTimeslaughter Lost, a prototype version of Timeslaughter, was also released in 2005 as freeware after a fan realized the version he had was different from the retail release and sent it to Bloodlust Software.Total Extreme Wrestling Booking simulatorWindows Greydog SoftwareTraffic Department [92]Top-down shooterDOSEpic MegaGamesTransylvania I,II,III1982, 1985, 1989[71]AdventureApple II, Commodore 64, DOSPolarwareTreasure Island Dizzy1987Puzzle gameOliver twinsTribes [93]First-person shooterWindows, LinuxDynamix/Sierra On-LineReleased as publicity for the release of Tribes: Vengeance.Trivia Whiz [29]Trivia game DOSApogee SoftwareTurboraketti1993 Cavern-flying game Amiga Heikki KosolaTV Sports Baseball1990[94]SportsAmiga, DOS, NESCinemawareTV Sports Basketball1989[95]SportsAmiga, DOS, PC-EngineCinemawareTV Sports Boxing1991[96]SportsAmiga, DOSCinemawareTyrian Scrolling shooterDOSEpic MegaGamesUltima IV: Quest of the Avatar [97]CRPGDOSOrigin SystemsRe-released again in 2011 to promote Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar.[98]Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams [99]CRPGDOSOrigin SystemsReleased by Electronic Arts exclusively through Combat [17]Space simulatorWindowsDerek SmartVantage Master Online Tactical RPGWindowsNihon FalcomVictory: The Age of Racing Racing game Windows Vae VictisWar Wind [100]StrategyWindowsStrategic SimulationsWarzone Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, AmigaOS 4, PlayStationEidos InteractiveWings1990[101]Flight simulatorAmigaCinemawareWings1996 Cavern-flying game Miika VirpiojaWing Commander: Secret Ops Space simulator Windows The full version was released by Origin as freeware on 27th of Aug 1998Wolfenstein 3D [102]First-person shooterBrowser-basedid softwareWord Whiz [29]Trivia DOSApogee SoftwareWorlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire [99]CRPGDOSOrigin SystemsReleased by Electronic Arts exclusively through[99]X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse First-person shooterDOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWizardWorksThe freeware release includes a walkthrough and a pre-installed patch (pak4.pak) to fix bugs and add additional gameplay features.Xargon [103]Platform gameDOSEpic MegaGamesXenophage: Alien Bloodsport [104]Fighting gameDOSApogee SoftwareZero Tolerance1994First-person shooterSega Mega Drive/GenesisTechnopopThe Sega Mega Drive/Genesis ROMs of the game and its sequel are offered by the owner Randel Reiss for free download.[105]