Sure, today's cutting-edge multimedia games are fun. But there's something
special about the classics of yesteryear, like PacMan and Space Invaders.
(Perhaps the fact that they're still so addictive). This site specializes in
the golden oldies of gaming. Using the emulators linked here, you can play
these original arcade titles on your computer, for free. Be sure to read their
disclaimer. (For PCs and Macs).
Classic games never die, they just migrate to this fun site, which rates and
reviews various blasts from the past. DosGames.com features excellent,
well-researched reviews for games in many categories. Although some of the
games here are shareware, many are either freeware or public domain titles.
Looking for freeware games? This site is a good place to start. Acid-Play
offers direct downloads for a variety of free (and legal) games. The listings
here include screen shots, reviews and ratings. Categories include action,
puzzle, sports, RPGs, and more.
(Note: this program is no longer freeware, but a free
trial version is available). A cutting-edge collection of eight
solitaire games that features large, realistic card graphics. If you're tired
of squinting at the tiny cards in other solitaire games, then this game is for
you. You can even use any image you'd like as a card back. Games included are
Forty Thieves, Free Cell, Indian Patience, Klondike, Montana, Pyramid, Sea
Towers and Spider. (For Windows).
A good place to go if you're bored, this site serves up a quality collection
of freeware games, as well as free game demos. This site is refreshingly free
of popup ads and you won't find any annoying spyware here. Software is
available for Windows, Macs and Linux.
A fun site, Active-Gaming.com serves up a good collection of free games that
you can play in your browser. Categories include action, arcade, board &
puzzle games, cards, classic titles, and multiplayer games.
Here's a good freeware games directory that lists and rates games in a variety
of categories, including action, adventure, role playing, simulation, sports
This easy-to-navigate site offers a treasure trove of freeware games. It
includes reviews, descriptions and screen shots of each game. Categories
include action, adventure, card games, kids' games, puzzles, sports, strategy
and word games.
The original version of this classic "urban crime game" is now available as a
free download from its developer, Rockstar Games. This version of the game has
been optimized "for play on the latest and greatest computers."
Do you enjoy Tetris style games? Here's an entertaining game in which you aim
to line up three blocks of the same kind in various directions. Lots of cool
features, including chain reactions, real-time rendered background effects,
three difficulty levels and more. (For Windows). Note:
this game is no longer freeware, but a free demo is available.
Remember the classic game, Breakout? Arkanoid is a new freeware version that
updates the ball-and-paddle game of yesteryear. Steer your spaceship to
destroy the blocks, collecting power-ups to improve your ship as you move
through increasing levels of difficulty. This newly released version includes
new features, levels and effects and clears up previous glitches.
Scenes Tetris Game
Here's a nifty freeware version of the classic Tetris game that features the
sounds and sights of winter. If you like the lovely background winter scenes,
be sure to also grab the related Animated Winter Scene free screen saver here.