Everyone seems to be looking for something to play and there are awesome games which people never get to play for a variety of reasons, one of this games is Marathon, released exclusively for the Mac (hence why it is a fairly unknown game) by Bungie Software (yes they did Halo and Halo is like a spiritual succesor to Marathon) when they were a fairly small company and independent (as in, not owned by MS). The Marathon games were released in 1994, 1995 and 1996 for the final installment, yes they are old but damn are they fun, makes you glad you had a Mac during these times, see with games like Marathon being a Mac gamer actually had sense during that time. Now why do I like this game so much? Simply because I played it back then and now I keep playing it to this day, revisiting the awesome story and laughing my friggin guts out playing friends in netplay (Marathon is, hands down, my favorite LAN FPS of all time and I've played modern games mind you, including Halo) there is something about netplay that just makes Marathon such a fun game, maybe its the pace of the matches and the complete carnage, I don't know how to explain it but playing Marathon on a LAN always guarantees a good time and a whole barrel of laughs but I do have to admit, many of this is for the nostalgia factor out of playing the game when it was fresh & new. But if you are bored, waiting for something else and just want to play something good, the single player in Marathon is definitely worth it, with 88 levels to play across the trilogy and a mind twisting storyline then go ahead, you'll probably be turned off to play a game released 12 years ago, but the release of engines like Aleph One make playing the game on newer OSes (like OSX and Windows XP) possible AND enhances the graphics so I say go ahead and play... somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting... Aleph One (Windows XP, OSX & Linux) + All Marathon Games + Enhancement packs + 3rd party scenarios (I reccomend evil) In my eyes, the greatest game Bungie has ever made (and yes I've played the Halo series a lot) and worth the look of anyone who likes FPS and a good story as well as just good games in general. I'm bored and I thought people would like to try a new game, I mean its free and was a killer app back in the day so give it a shot, I almost guarantee you'll like it at least a little bit if you give it a shot, especially if you are a Halo fan (and if you have a close eye, you will notice the connections between Halo and Marathon).