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# 14323 27-Jun-2007 18:00
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Hey i've been wondering if their are any good online games free to download and play, i've played a couple like runescape but i've wasted practically a year playing it and thought it was rubbish at the end, (this includes big download clients 200+mb)

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  # 76139 27-Jun-2007 18:54

America's Army and RTCW: Enemy Territory are both free, online FPS action games. Cross-platform aswell with punkbuster to stop cheaters.

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ET is easy to find if you plug it into Google. AA is based on the UT 2004 game engine so the graphics are great if you have a good 3D card. Don't expect to kill anyone in your first online game though, AA is so realistic it makes Ghost Recon look like a child's game. Get shot in the arm you can't aim straight, get shot in the leg and you might have to crawl but die from blood loss after taking cover.

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  # 78337 16-Jul-2007 17:41
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There's also various RPG's hat can be downloaded and played for free online. Examples are Priston Tale, Kinght Online, and Rakion. Google for more information.


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  # 78341 16-Jul-2007 19:02
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There are some indie rpg's out there like Planeshift. I last played over a year ago so don't know whats happened lately.

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  # 78342 16-Jul-2007 19:14
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I know you said free..
but if you can fork out $40-60 on trademe and pickup a Copy of NeverWinter Nights 2

Come play on a NZ Hosted (recoil) Server

Great bunch of people there with a growing player base.
We have around 30 so far i think

Ohh and its free to play

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  # 78472 17-Jul-2007 15:04
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You have to try Tremulous..really addictive...and pretty small client download about 100mb...based on the Quake engine (as far as I remember).

Totally FREEWARE!! the best kind of ware.....good servers normally with plenty of players. Playing from NZ the pings were Ok..manged to keep up with the other , mostly australian players. Its not too hardware intensive and will play on any modest PC!!!

Played it for about 6 months at the end of the year last year, it gets pretty addictive . You can also download it and get reviews from

If you want a free first person shootem up, you will not be disappointed!!!

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  # 78494 17-Jul-2007 16:12
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AmooMan: I know you said free..  but if you can fork out $40-60 on trademe and pickup a Copy of NeverWinter Nights 2

If you're going to do that, you may as well buy Guild Wars.  I recently picked the original version up for 30 euros (about $50) from the official online store and have seen other modules (all standalone) at EBGames for cheap too.  I like the lack of monthly fees and it doesn't as much PC grunt as NWN2.  Unfortunately, buying it online does require a bit of downloading.

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  # 78496 17-Jul-2007 16:14
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When I was in AU 2 weeks ago you could get prophecies for $25 and factions for $35...I was tempted


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  # 78499 17-Jul-2007 16:21
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Fossie: When I was in AU 2 weeks ago you could get prophecies for $25 and factions for $35...I was tempted

Nice!  Even though Prophecies went "Game of the Year", it's rare as hens teeth and you can't really buy it 2nd-hand due to the account restrictions, thus my buying it online.  I've seen Factions for $45(?) here and it's the same price as Prophecies in the online store.  It's my first MMO so don't really have a compare but, from what I've seen and comments from friends, it's more grown-up than WoW.

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