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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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What's the best free First Person Shooter game?

I used to play Sauerbraten all the time, and it's fun as hell. But I was wondering what other FPS freeware applications are available for download out there.

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Old Mar 19, 2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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America's Army is one, although the Mac version is a bit old.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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Quake Live should be good - when it comes out.
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 04:05 AM   #4
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Quake Live should be good - when it comes out.
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got back into playing q3a with friends a couple of weeks ago and played quake live on my pc. it's awesome
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 09:22 AM   #5
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Urban Terror

a free game, about a 700 MB download, used to require quake 3, but no longer. runs great on os x, i get smooth 60+fps on my macbook pro.

Not really a single player game, but great to go fight some people online easily. Free for all, Capture the Flag or bomb mode are the best depending on what kind of action you're looking for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQPhpBdGnXY

my favorite parts are the physics and how you can strafe jump (bunny hop in an arc) to get places quickly, knife and boots are fun to humiliate or if you run out of ammo, and if you can jump on someone's head from 10 feet up or more they get curb stomped.

there are lots of maps to test these jumping skills, and running in arcs on ice makes you go really fast

jumps:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTnte8DnyZQ
icyjumps:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIp02sZ6cBc

icy ones get pretty out of control by the end of the vid
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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Check out Nexuiz. It is open source and quite a lot of fun!


http://www.alientrap.org/nexuiz/

Here is a video of gameplay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E5kRPp9m3E
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 10:27 AM   #7
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some windows free FPS: Combat Arms, Operation 7 both have a leveling system and aim down sights and weapons mods ala CoD4.
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 10:30 AM   #8
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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

It's a free stand alone multiplayer game.
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 10:55 AM   #9
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Call of Duty. All of them. (love 4)
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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Call of Duty. All of them. (love 4)
Not exactly free.

It requires bootcamp, but Tribes Next (a free version of tribes 2) is an awful lot of fun

Savage can be good too.. but i've had somewhat limited luck trying to run it under OS X
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 01:39 PM   #11
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3D Paradise Paintball. Let's you play single player, or online multiplayer up to 8 people. You can play on the widget found here http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashb...paintball.html
or I heard you can play it on facebook somehow too.
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Old Mar 22, 2009, 06:24 AM   #12
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easily the best free FPS now,

http://combatarms.nexoneu.com/Intro.aspx

there has just been a massive overhaul to weapons added in the game, give it a go its free !!!!
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Old Mar 22, 2009, 07:08 AM   #13
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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Quake Live
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Old Mar 22, 2009, 07:42 AM   #14
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Battlefield Heroes Looks Very Good.
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Old Mar 22, 2009, 07:06 PM   #15
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Instant Action has some cool browser-based games like Fallen Empire: Legions and they are going to be relaunching Tribes soon. If you don't have Steam installed I recommend you do. They sometimes have some really good deals on their content. Right now Unreal 3 Black for $12.00. I know it's not free but it is cheap and they do sometimes host free weekends where you can play the full game without buying.
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 07:53 AM   #16
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1. What do you mean Call of Duty is free (besides bootcamp)?

2. Which is better? Wolfenstein or Combat Arms? CA looks nicer.

Thanks for the input,
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 01:07 PM   #17
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UrbanTerror...it's based on the Quake engine...
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 04:03 PM   #18
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easily the best free FPS now,

http://combatarms.nexoneu.com/Intro.aspx

there has just been a massive overhaul to weapons added in the game, give it a go its free !!!!
Do the characters still feel sluggish and fat? I hated that part of the game. It was slow moving..
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 12:43 PM   #19
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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

here's another vote for:

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

Still the only game I play regularly. I feel like this game was a big inspiration for team fortress 2, in that the game play is very similar, and several TF2 maps bear a striking resemblance to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory maps.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 12:31 PM   #20
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Quake 2 => Jake 2

Jake 2 is a rewrite of Quake 2 using Java and JOGL.

You can get it from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jake2

More info:
https://wiki.in-chemnitz.de/bin/view/RST/Jake2

It comes with the demo game by default (which is fun). Supposedly it will accept all the original Quake 2 files but I don't have them so I have only played the demo game.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 09:14 PM   #21
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I'm surprised no-one mentioned OpenArena. 0.8.1 is out now... It's addicting!
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Old Mar 31, 2009, 11:34 PM   #22
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Warzow runs native on Mac, is free and a blazingly fast fun multiplayer shooter.
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Old Apr 1, 2009, 06:11 AM   #23
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If you plan to play your games using bootcamp, you should also check out Warrock. http://warrock.gamersfirst.com/new_user.php?cid=
It's a very fun game!
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Old Apr 1, 2009, 11:31 AM   #24
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man there are a ton of free FPS, though the original, CS is the shizzz
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here's another vote for:

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

Still the only game I play regularly. I feel like this game was a big inspiration for team fortress 2, in that the game play is very similar, and several TF2 maps bear a striking resemblance to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory maps.
I tried to download this from http://www.planetwolfenstein.com/files/files.shtml

But it wouldn't allow me to download the DMG file, saying that an Active X control could not be installed. Seems a little brain dead to force users to download a Mac file from Windows. I actually do have boot camp installed, but I haven't had time recently to close all my open files and applications and actually reboot into Window$. Does anybody know of a workaround?
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