What's the best free First Person Shooter game?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Angantyr, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Angantyr macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Thanks! :apple:
     
  2. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    America's Army is one, although the Mac version is a bit old.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Quake Live should be good - when it comes out.
     
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    +1
    got back into playing q3a with friends a couple of weeks ago and played quake live on my pc. it's awesome
     
  5. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  6. son of olaf macrumors newbie

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  7. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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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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  10. Aegelward macrumors 6502

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    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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  13. roacch macrumors newbie

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    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
    Quake Live
    Warsow
     
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  15. OMAC1A macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  16. Clayne macrumors 6502

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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,
    Clayne
     
  17. dos0711 macrumors newbie

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    UrbanTerror...it's based on the Quake engine...
     
  18. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Do the characters still feel sluggish and fat? I hated that part of the game. It was slow moving..
     
  19. dustydog macrumors newbie

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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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  21. torchwood04 macrumors regular

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    I'm surprised no-one mentioned OpenArena. 0.8.1 is out now... It's addicting!
     
  22. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    Warzow runs native on Mac, is free and a blazingly fast fun multiplayer shooter.
     
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  24. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    man there are a ton of free FPS, though the original, CS is the shizzz
     
  25. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    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. :eek: 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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