Free alternatives to classic games

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Free alternatives to classic games

Postby MrFlibble » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:52 am

Just as the title suggests, this is an attempt to list free games that very closely follow a well-known product or franchise and can thus serve as an alternative to that particular game. These are mostly non-commercial projects, but shareware and liberated (formerly commercial) games are also included, and marked accordingly (by an S or an L).

What I have not included on the list are multiplayer-only games, browser-based games, and all kinds of free-to-play and "freemium" online products. I have also tried not to include projects that make use of original assets like graphics and sounds (unless authorized by original copyright holders, as is the case of T2002), so games like Mortal Kombat Project, Gods Deluxe or Return of the Triad are not on the list. Another thing out of the scope of this list are engine recreations that require original game assets to work.

Any further suggestions as to what games qualify as free alternatives are more then welcome :)

Age of Empires
Anno series
Battle Isle 2200
BoulderDash
Castlevania series
Chaos
Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer: Renegade
Crimsonland
Dark Colony
Diablo
Doom
Doom II
Duke Nukem
Dune II
Earth 2150
Earthworm Jim
Elite
Exile series
Grand Theft Auto series
Guitar Hero
Gun
Half-Life: Counterstrike
Heretic
Heroes of Might and Magic series
Jill of the Jungle
KKnD
Legends of Valour
Lemmings
Lost Vikings
Master of Magic
Master of Orion
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Might and Magic series
The Need For Speed
Quake III: Arena
Scorched Earth
Secret Agent
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici
Sid Meier's Civilization II
Sid Meier's Colonization
SimCity
Sonic the Hedgehog
Space Hulk
StarCraft
Street Fighter II
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Kart
Total Annihilation
Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Turrican series
Ultima I-V
Ultima VI
Ultima VII
Unreal series
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Warsong
Warlords
Warlords II
Wolfenstein 3D
Worms
X-COM: Enemy Unknown
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Re: Free alternatives to classic games

Postby MrFlibble » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:20 pm

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Re: Free alternatives to classic games

Postby nickherc » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:31 am

Wow, thank you for this! I'm very intrigued especially by AOE spin off, or how should I call it. Has anyone tried any on the list? Any thoughts?
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