Looking For a Free Game for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by PurpleCliff, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. PurpleCliff macrumors regular

    PurpleCliff

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    Whether it be an MMO or an RPG or whatever - are there any GOOD free games that will work on Mac (I don't want to install Windows) ... apart from RuneScape (lolz) :D

    Am I asking too much here?
     
  2. Syonidism macrumors regular

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    try a 10 day free trial with wow.

    That'll keep you busy for what?.. 10 days?
     
  3. PurpleCliff thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lolz ... just one problem: It is such a massive download! With all the patches and everything it takes me literally a few days to download it all! :eek:
     
  4. Gee macrumors 65816

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    How about a retro first person shooter?

    Try Marathon - it's free because it came out in the mid-90s, but it was cutting edge at the time and I think will still be fun.

    The guys that wrote it went on to make Halo....
     
  5. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Or, how about a browser game?

    Travian is totally addictive for a simple text-based game, and there are tens of thousands of people playing - I expect there's 4 or 5 servers running just in Oz.
     
  6. dustydog macrumors newbie

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    Shooters

    If you like shooters, there are two free ones I highly, highly recommend:

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory:
    http://www.planetwolfenstein.com/files/files.shtml

    True Combat Elite:
    http://www.tcelite.net/r

    Both of them are COMPLETELY FREE and have a wide base of fans. Enemy territory plays a bit like team fortress 2, except the setting is world war II. Its class-based play, so you choose to be a medic or a soldier or an engineer or a covert ops. Each class has strategic special abilities, and the maps are objective based. For example, in some maps you have to blow up an objective, like a gun encampment, and other maps you have to drive a tank to a a bank and steal gold out of the vault and get away with it. In fact, the "goldrush" maps in team fortress II are based off of the "goldrush" map in wolfenstein. When world of warcraft 1st came out, wolfenstein: enemy territory was the only game that could draw me away. You play as the axis or the allies, with allies usually attacking and axis typically defending.

    True combat elite is a mod for enemy territory that changes the game completely. Its a lot like counter-strike. Basically, you get 1 life, and rounds last something like 5 minutes. There are classes too, but its pretty much a choice between whether you want an assault rifle or a sniper rifle. In this game you move very slowly, and have to stop and aim down your iron sights to shoot someone. You don't have cross hairs to aim, so you have to use your iron sights. Typically the terrorists in this game are trying to plant a bomb, and the "good guys" want to stop them.

    So yeah, they are both very different games, but I have had a lot of fun playing them. They're both also cross platform, so you can have lan parties with your mac/pc/Linux friends and play online or against each other.

    Also, you borrow unreal tournament (the original game, not 2004) from a friend and install it on your computer. Online play is free, and you don't need to authenticate the game or anything. Just install it and play! There are TONS of mods, and its still a solid multi player game. So if a friend has the game and never plays it, convince them to let you have it.

    wikipedia also has a decent list of free games:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_games
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_freeware_games
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_free_first-person_shooters
    http://www.dmoz.org/Games/Video_Games/Downloads/Free/
    Some of which (like enemy territory) are available for mac.

    The take home message: Wolfenstein: Enemy territory and the original unreal tournament are pieces of game history. Both games are lots of fun, and if you haven't tried them out, you SHOULD! On new macs, you can play them with all the graphics settings maxed out, and things actually look pretty good! Wolfenstein is STILL the only shooter I regularly play.
     
  7. dustydog macrumors newbie

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    Strategy

    Also, myth I and myth II are both great games and have free online play.

    I think you still gotta buy the original games though. I found Myth II for $4.28 ($0.29+$3.99 shipping) on amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...?ie=UTF8&qid=1237822037&sr=8-2&condition=used

    then go to project magma and download the os X patch:
    http://projectmagma.net/downloads/

    go to mariusnet to play multiplayer games:
    http://www.mariusnet.com

    LOTS of mods for myth II:
    http://thetain.totalcodex.net/
    http://hl.udogs.net/files/
    http://hl.udogs.net/files/Gaming/ M...lugins, & Conversions/Total Conversions/WWII/

    check out WWII titans: its a great mod:
    http://hl.udogs.net/files/Gaming/ M... & Conversions/Total Conversions/WWII/Titans/

    I strongly recommend myth as one of the best strategy games ever made. Check it out. Download the demo, and if you like it, drop 5 bucks on amazon for a copy of the game. This is another one of those pieces of mac gaming history you should own.

    You can also play marathon (which I think is completely free) on mariusnet.


    Finally, if you want FREE strategy, not $5 dollar strategy, check out freeciv. Remember how civilization II sucked away your life all those years ago? Civ IV just can't recreate that feeling...
    http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeciv

    Sorry for the long answers, but free games a great way to experience some gems from mac gaming history. I still play all the games I've listed here, and they don't cost me anything.

    Shooters:
    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (free)
    True Comabt Elite (free)
    Marathon (free)
    Unreal tournament (semi-free)

    Strategy
    freeciv (free)
    myth I (semi-free)
    myth II (semi-free)
     
  8. CSilver macrumors 6502

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    Is there not even a single Free MMORPG out there for Mac :C?(Not talking about browser based)
     
  9. Aegelward macrumors 6502

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    Well.. there is second life, if you are into that kind of thing.
     
  10. dustydog macrumors newbie

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  11. PurpleCliff thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks loads! I'm gonna try out Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. :D
     
  12. Synthabusion macrumors newbie

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    Google is your friend.
     

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