Not so long ago, we had material on our site on the topic “Why is it worth playing old games”. The old games of the 80s and 90s, although they once formed the industry, today may seem ridiculous. Just compare the first and the last Wolfenstein and try to say that the original 1989 does not look like a funny game for push-button phones against the backdrop of the MachineGames trilogy. Fortunately, many old games today can be obtained for free and they may still be of interest. Get ready for a rush of nostalgia as we found 10 old games you can play for free.
Today Shadow Warrior has resurrected again thanks to the craftsmen from Flying Wild Hog. As in the old game, we take control of the mercenary Luo Wang, who goes to kick the ass of the eastern demons with his katana.
The original game was released by the creators of Duke Nukem 3D using the same engine. Today it is available for free on Steam and GOG. The game, in fact, is the same Duke Nukem 3D, but in an oriental setting and with more bizarre locations.
Where? Steam, GOG
This game is from the category of "so bad that even good." We play as pig breeder Dink, who has become a hero and completes various quests around the world, while simultaneously fighting an evil cult.
It's fantasy, but it also has some borrowing from other genres. The gameplay is simple and straightforward, as are the visuals. Players defeat monsters, interact with NPCs, solve riddles and collect cool equipment. The game has a dose of good humor. Despite the simplified RPG game mechanics, it is quite addicting
Where? The Dink Network [developer site]
Prince of Persia
The First Prince of Persia cannot be placed next to the same Sands of Time, which, although also old, is not yet as retired as the original 1989. This is a short but challenging platformer that once captivated an oriental atmosphere. The plot is simple - the prince fell in love with a princess imprisoned in a tower by an evil vizier, and goes to save her.
At that time, the game surprised with its revolutionary animation based on the filming of a real actor. Along the way, the Prince must meet the guards [the sword fighting system was pretty good], overcome chasms and traps.
Where? Microsoft store
Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars
Broken Sword is a great and cute series of point'n'click adventure games. The action takes place after the events of Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror. The main characters find new traces of the Templars, so the confrontation is not over.
Completing this game is a tribute to the classic point'n'click adventure games. As expected in the game you will find: good dialogues, collecting items, solving numerous puzzles, interesting locations.
Where? Developer site
I think about Starcraft there is little that can be said that has not yet been said - it's just the cult RTS that gave birth to esports. Players control teams from three different races - terrans, insect-like zerg, and mysterious and technologically advanced protoss. Each of the factions has its own special control mechanics. But at its core, the gameplay consists of building a base, fighting for resources, and creating an army to crush the enemy.
In addition to multiplayer, the game offers a storyline for each of the factions. If you're nostalgic for the days when Blizzard made good games, then StarCraft is for you.
Another great point'n'click that takes us to the utopian world of 90s youth films. This game has it all - the evil repulsed military, the secret agency and, of course, the main character in baggy clothes and a baseball cap backwards.
The dialogues are full of humor and ridicule the cliches of the films of the time, and the riddles are quite absurd, which is typical for point'n'click of the 90s.
The Elders Scrolls I and II
And now let's talk about two games at once and both the cult TES Arena and TES II Daggerfall. Those were the times when we forgave Bethesda's biggest mistakes, at least because they made great RPGs. The first two parts of TES perfectly illustrate those times.
The second part [not without reason] is popularly called Bagerfall due to the huge number of bugs in the game. Wonder if you can get past it. However, these are still two RPGs that should impress players today with the scale of the universe, as well as the sheer number of quests and actions available. The first part, however, differs from the whole series in that it is more about great battles, but play anyway, if you have the opportunity.
Beneath a Steel Sky
In the 90s, adventures grew like mushrooms after rain. Beneath a Steel Sky is one of the most notable. This is a futuristic, criminal and dark story set in Australia. Players take on the role of Robert Foster, a man raised by the natives. His tribe was killed and Robert himself was kidnapped by the LINK military and taken to Union City, a futuristic metropolis.
While on the run, the protagonist discovers a disturbing truth about the world around him. The game was quite large for its time, one of the first to use technology to simulate life in a virtual city.
An excellent game for its time in the almost dead genre of fur simulator. We participate in military conflicts on combat robots, the control of which is intuitive, and the gameplay itself is pleasant. Especially it delivers when another enemy robot was killed by your accurate shot.
We hope these 10 free old games will help you experience the classics.
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