Free commercial games

List of full blown games that were either made free by developers/publishers or they are released as “free to play” from the start. The list also includes total conversions or spiritual successors to certain games which are basically the same as commercial versions, but they aren’t those games (Black Mesa, Scorched3D, Azteca, Royal Gems, Voxelstein etc). The whole idea of this list is to get loads of fun from proper games at no cost.
If you know any other game that is not yet listed or if you find a dead link here, please let me know and I’ll add or fix it.

LIST:

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn
Graphics: Isometric 2D
Genre: Real-time strategy
Links: Download (both discs) | Instructions
Links 2: NOD Disc | GDI Disc | Gold XP Patch

Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Graphics: Isometric 2D
Genre: Real-time strategy
Links: Download (both discs) | CounterStrike Addon | Instructions
Links 2: Soviet Disc | Allies Disc

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
Graphics: Isometric 3D (Voxel)
Genre: Real-time strategy
Links: Download | Download 2 | Instructions

Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First/third person shooter with strategy elements
Links: Download

Ground Control
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Real-time strategy
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Zombie Shooter
Graphics: Isometric 2D
Genre: Shoot em up
Links: Download

Zombie Shooter 2
Graphics: Isometric 2D
Genre: Shoot em up
Links: Download

Alien Shooter
Graphics: Isometric 2D
Genre: Shoot em up
Links: Download

Alien Shooter 2
Graphics: Isometric 2D
Genre: Shoot em up
Links: Download

Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Mech first/third person shooter
Links: Download

Quake Live
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only + bots)
Links: Download

S.W.I.N.E.
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Real-time strategy
Links: Download

Warzone 2100
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Real-time strategy
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

F.E.A.R. Combat
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person shooter
Links: Download 1 | Download 2 | Download 3

Need for Speed: World
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Arcade racing (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Area 51
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

The Suffering
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First/third person survival horror
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Full Spectrum Warrior
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person tactical shooter/strategy
Links: Download

PRISM: Guard Shield
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter
Links: Download

Dark Salvation
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter
Links: Download 1 | Download 2 | Download 3

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Real-time strategy
Links: Download

Virtual Skipper 5
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Sailing simulator
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Abuse
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Side scrolling shooter
Links: Download

Allegiance
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person space combat simulator (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Penumbra: Overture
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person survival horror
Links: Download

Beneath a Steel Sky
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Point and click adventure
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Death Rally
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Arcade top down racing game
Links: Download

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download 1 | Download 2 | Download 3

Grand Theft Auto
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Top down action game
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Grand Theft Auto 2
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Top down action game
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

TrackMania Nations Forever
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Racing
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Cry of Fear
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person psychological horror
Links: Download

Black Mesa (Half-Life 1 HD)
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Back to the Future: The Game – Episode 1
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Point and click adventure
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Sam & Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die!
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Point and click adventure
Links: Download 1 | Download 2 | Download 3

Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Point and click adventure
Links: Download | Download 2

America’s Army
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter
Links: Download

Nexuiz Classic
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only + bots)
Links: Download

Voxelstein 3D
Graphics: 3D (Voxel)
Genre: First person shooter
Links: Download 1 | Download 2

Scorched3D
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Turn based strategy
Links: Download

Hawken
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Mech first person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Alien Hallway
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Tower defense
Links: Download

Tyrian 2000
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Top down scrolling shoot em up
Links: Download

Championship Manager 2001/2002
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Manager
Links: Download | Download 2 | Patch Download 1 | Patch Download 2 | Patch Download 3

Tribes Next
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only + bots)
Links: Download

Tribes: Ascend
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Tabletop Defense
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Tower defense
Links: Download

Azteca (Zuma clone)
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Action puzzle
Links: Download

Royal Gems (Bejeweled clone)
Graphics: 2D
Genre: Action puzzle
Links: Download

Battlefield Play4Free
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Battlefield Heroes
Graphics: 3D (Cel shaded)
Genre: First/third person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Graphics: 3D
Genre: MMO RPG (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Team Fortress 2
Graphics: 3D (Cel shaded)
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

DOTA 2
Graphics: 3D
Genre: MMO RPG (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

War of the Roses
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person action MMO (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Planetside 2
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter MMO (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Gotham City Impostors
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person MMO (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Blacklight: Retribution
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

APB Reloaded
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter MMO (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Fallen Earth
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter MMO (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

RIFT
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person MMO RPG (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Mechwarrior Online
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Mech first/third person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Ghost Recon Online
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Warframe
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person action (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

ARMA II (ARMA 2)
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Project: Blackout
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Urban Terror
Graphics: 3D
Genre: First person shooter (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Alien Swarm
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Top down 4 player co-op (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

World of Tanks
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person tank game (multiplayer only)
Links: Download

Dead Space
Graphics: 3D
Genre: Third person survival horror
Links: Download

16 thoughts on “Free commercial games

  1. Oh wow, Hidden & Dangerous… Nice!

    You’ve missed some of the best ones (imho): Death Rally, Sim City, Championship Manager 01/02, Wolfenstein, GTA 1 and 2, Tyrian.
    Download links you say?… Yeah, you’ll have to google them…😛

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  2. I’d prefer if you post the links. I was looking for Wolf3D, but couldn’t find it. All the references were leading to Bethesda webpage which now owns id Software, but there was no game. Forgot the GTA1 and GTA2…

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      1. Its the full game, completely standalone. It actauly used the source from the 3DO version of Star Control 2 with permission and the game is fully functional.

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  3. I just remembered if you like Ur-Quan Masters there is also:

    Transcendence(2D Singleplayer) which takes a lot of inspiration from Star Control and is completely free with a paid addon if needed. The addon is not needed to play the game.
    http://transcendence.kronosaur.com/

    Then there is a 3D Survival game called Stranded 2 Completely free and fun to play
    http://www.stranded.unrealsoftware.de/
    Also Stranded 3 is on the way but with no official release date. (http://stranded3.com/) which hopes to boost gameplay, graphics and more and hopefully will be free or low cost.

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    1. It’s amazing how many good games are available for free.
      I suppose it can only get better as time goes on.
      Thanks for great list list & links.

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      1. a lot of those links are useless now,you might need to update this topic.
        e.g:Shacknews is one site that no longer works.

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  4. Yeah, I’m quite busy with a lot of things going on at once and the existence of Infinifactory isn’t helping. Hours fly by like crazy when I’m playing that game.

    I’ll try to update the links as soon as possible…

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  5. Wow! I can’t believe I found this post just now! Thanks for this comprehensive list of free games! I see some which can be considered classic, gonna try them out some time. But for now, I’ll start with the horror genre.😀

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