VideoGames that can be downloaded and distributed legally for free ([[DigitalPiracyIsEvil not that illegality stops some people]]).

One genre that tend to have a lot of freeware games is the InteractiveFiction genre as since the 1990s, the genre hasn't been as commercially viable. An [[http://www.ifcomp.org annual contest]] for shorter works generally turns up at least two or three genuinely excellent examples of freeware Interactive-Fiction games.

There are several websites dedicated to covering and hosting freeware games:

* [[http://freeindiegam.es/ FreeIndieGam.es]] features freeware games as well as web games. Sadly it no longer updates, but the archive is being maintained as of this writing.
* [[http://liberatedgames.com/ liberatedgames.com]] is a site for formerly commercial games that are now available for free. (Technically, not all of them are distributable; some may be downloaded for free, but only from the original company.)
* [[http://www.indiegames.com/blog/ Indiegames.com: The Weblog]] is a regularly updated blog that informs about indie video games. While not all indie games are free, many of them are.
* [[http://www.tigsource.com/ The Independent Gaming Source]] is a website dedicated to indie games. Like the above one, not all the games are free but many are featured.
* [[http://indiestatik.com/ Indie Statik]] is another indie game dedicated blogger who also does (somewhat) weekly Top 5 of free indie games. You can also check out the Website/{{Facebook}} page [[http://www.facebook.com/indiestatik here]].
* [[http://playthisthing.com/ Play This Thing!]] also has quite a few listed, with the option of filtering the list for free games only.
* [[http://freegamer.blogspot.com FreeGamer]] is devoted exclusively to Free and Open Source Software.
* [[http://rpgmaker.net RMN]] focuses primarily on freeware [=RPGs=] oftentimes made using the RPG Maker series.
* [[http://www.freem.ne.jp Freem!]] focuses primarily on freeware PC [[DoujinSoft doujin games]].
* [[http://www.jayisgames.com JayIsGames]] focuses on Flash games, freeware and indie titles.
* [[http://www.pixelprospector.com/category/indie-games/free/ Pixel Prospector]], an indie gaming blog with a collection of commercial and freeware games.
* [[http://www.vector.co.jp Vector]] is a website which provides doujin game downloads for various platforms (alongside with other independent software). Not all of the games are free, but most of them are.
* [[http://www.thefreebundle.com The Free Bundle]] organizes bundles of various freeware games with a new bundle every few weeks.

TheOtherWiki keeps a list of available [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_freeware_games freeware games]], as well as lists for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_commercial_games_released_as_freeware commercial games released as freeware]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_games open-source games]]. Linux users have a lot of these available and updated via software repositories.

For those of you who have no idea what games to choose, [[http://i.imgur.com/zDhSW.jpg this guide]] presents some of the best voted on by [[{{Imageboards}} /v/]][[labelnote:*]](Important note: ''VideoGame/BunnyMustDie'' is absolutely '''not''' freeware; there was a misconception of people believing the game was free when it was pirated on the internet and the lack of understanding how most doujin games are released. The game's page can point you to where you can find the English version of the game localized by Rockin' Android legitimately)[[/labelnote]]. Fair warning: Not all of these games run on all operating systems. A longer list (with descriptions) can be found at [[http://vsrecommendedgames.wikia.com/wiki/Freeware_Games their wiki]].

If the game advertises itself as free but is only partly free (for instance, by requiring payment to access high-tier abilities or equipment), the game is an AllegedlyFreeGame. If the game's developers have forgotten about it or vanished entirely, but its exact legal standing is still questionable, it may be {{Abandonware}}. If it was made after an existing game, it's FanRemake or FanSequel (not all of them are free games proper, what with {{game mod}}s using commercial engines).

Also see WebGames.
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[[index]]
[[folder:Multi-Platform]]
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[[folder: Action Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Abuse}}''
* ''VideoGame/GardenGnomeCarnage'' (initially Windows-only made in Game Maker, then re-released as a Flash game, and later re-released for Xbox Live Indie Games)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Action-Adventure: ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Anodyne}}''
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' (borderline Metroidvania)
* ''VideoGame/KnightmareIITheMazeOfGalious [[http://mog.jorito.net/ Remake]]''
* ''VideoGame/HiddenDuality'' (Made in VideoGame/ZeldaClassic)
* ''VideoGame/IsleOfTheWinds'' (Made in VideoGame/ZeldaClassic)
* ''Main/LostIsle'' (Made in VideoGame/ZeldaClassic)
* ''VideoGame/{{Origin}}'' (Made in VideoGame/ZeldaClassic)
* ''VideoGame/ZeldaClassic''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Adventure Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/BeneathASteelSky''
* ''VideoGame/HeroinesQuest''
* ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Beat 'Em Up: ]]

* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage [[http://www.bombergames.net/sorr_project/ Remake]]''
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortressArcade''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Edutainment Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/WolfQuest''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fighting Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/SangoFighter''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosCrusade''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashFlash''
** ''Super Smash Flash 2''


[[/folder]]

[[folder: First-Person Shooters: ]]

* ''[[VideoGame/Area51FPS Area 51]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Cube}} Cube 2: Sauerbraten]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''
* ''VideoGame/OpenArena''
* ''PathwaysIntoDarkness'' (Mac OS Classic and X)
* ''VideoGame/UrbanTerror''
* ''[[http://www.xonotic.org/ Xonotic]]''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Horror: ]]

* ''VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach''
* ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'' (a horror game based on ''Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos'')

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Genre Busting: ]]

* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' (''Half-Life 2'' mod)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Genre Roulette: ]]

* ''VideoGame/RomCheckFail''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Interactive Fiction: ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Alabaster}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Anchorhead}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheDreamhold''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jigsaw}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Photopia}}''
* ''VideoGame/PickUpThePhoneBoothAndAisle''
* ''VideoGame/SaveTheDate''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shade}}''
* ''VideoGame/SlouchingTowardsBedlam''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderAndWeb''
* ''VideoGame/{{Varicella}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Violet}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Music/Rhythm: ]]

* ''VideoGame/FretsOnFire'' (and various mods)
* ''VideoGame/{{Osu}}''
* ''VideoGame/StepMania''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Platformers: ]]

* ''VideoGame/DontLookBack''
* ''VideoGame/DynamiteAlex''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jed}}'' (Windows and Linux only)
* ''VideoGame/LastLegacy''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mari0}}''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManXCorrupted''
* ''VideoGame/MibiblisQuest''
* ''VideoGame/MightyJillOff''
* ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyRiseOfVicis''
* ''VideoGame/{{N}}''
* ''VideoGame/NikkiAndTheRobots'' (the free version lacks the Story Mode and other features of the paid version)
* ''VideoGame/OnEscapee''
* ''VideoGame/SonicRoboBlast2'' (3D)
* ''VideoGame/{{STREEMERZ}}''
* ''VideoGame/SuperCrateBox'' (Arena)
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosX''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWar'' (Multiplayer)
* ''VideoGame/SuperMethaneBros''
* ''VideoGame/SyobonAction'' (PlatformHell)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Puzzle Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath''
* ''VideoGame/PuzzleClubhouse''
* ''VideoGame/SubTerra''
* ''VideoGame/TheFoolsErrand''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Racing Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/SuperTuxKart''
* ''VideoGame/TuxRacer''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real-Time Strategy: ]]

* ''VideoGame/EndgameSingularity''
* ''VideoGame/{{Globulation}}'' (management/strategy)
* ''VideoGame/NetherEarth'' (the fan remake)
* ''VideoGame/{{Spring}}''
** ''VideoGame/ZeroK''
* ''VideoGame/{{SWINE}}''
* ''VideoGame/UFOAlienInvasion'' (also turn-based tactical; fan-made spiritual successor to ''X-COM'')
* ''VideoGame/{{Warzone 2100}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Roguelikes: ]]

* ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery''
* ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}''
* ''VideoGame/DoomTheRoguelike''
* ''VideoGame/TheDrop''
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' (also a city simulator)
* ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl''
* ''VideoGame/JauntTrooper''
* ''VideoGame/{{Meritous}}'' (also a shoot 'em up)
* ''VideoGame/NetHack''
* ''VideoGame/{{Powder}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rogue}}''
* ''VideoGame/UnrealWorld''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Role Playing Games: ]]
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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Action [=RP Gs= ]]
]
* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}''
* ''VideoGame/FreedroidRPG''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mantra}}''


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Eastern [=RP Gs= ]]
]
* ''VideoGame/CognitiveDissonance''
* ''VideoGame/DiverDown''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 4}}''
* ''VideoGame/SunsetOverImdahl''
* ''VideoGame/WanderingHamster''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western [=RP Gs= ]]
]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}'' series
* ''VideoGame/EpicTheHumorousRPG''
* ''VideoGame/UltimaIV''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shoot 'em Up: ]]

* ''VideoGame/ChoRenSha68K''
* ''VideoGame/GoBeryllium''
* ''VideoGame/{{Meritous}}'' (also a roguelike)
* ''VideoGame/{{Tyrian}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Simulation Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/BuzzAldrinRaceIntoSpace'' (formerly commercial game; ported to open source as simply ''Race Into Space'' with the creator's blessing.)
* ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' (only the beta versions up through 0.13.3; later versions are commercial.)
* ''VideoGame/SimCity''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Space Simulators: ]]

* ''VideoGame/TheBabylonProject'' (''Series/BabylonFive'' setting, ''VideoGame/FreeSpace 2'' engine)
* ''VideoGame/{{Naev}}'' (a ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity''-styled game)
* ''VideoGame/{{Oolite}}'' (a fan remake of ''Elite'')
* ''VideoGame/StarControl II: The Ur-Quan Masters'' (also an RPG)
* ''VideoGame/StrangeAdventuresInInfiniteSpace'' (casual adventure)
* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' (an ''Elite''/''Wing Commander: Privateer'' series spiritual successor with mods)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Turn-Based Strategy: ]]

* ''VideoGame/AdvancedStrategicCommand'' (SpiritualSuccessor of ''Battle Isle''s with variety of [[GameMod rulesets]])
* ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' (with lots of {{Game Mod}}s, mostly new factions)
* ''VideoGame/ConquestOfElysium2''
* ''VideoGame/FreeCiv'' (a fan remake of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series)
* ''VideoGame/{{Hedgewars}}'' comedic ArtilleryGame inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'', but with hedgehogs
* ''VideoGame/HeroicArmiesMarching''
* ''[[VideoGame/SteelPanthers WinSP:WW2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SteelPanthers WinSP:MBT]]'' (fan remakes of ''Steel Panthers II''; each covers a different era)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Visual Novels: ]]

* ''VideoGame/ApolloJusticeAceAttorneyCase5TurnaboutSubstitution''
* ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTheContemptOfCourt''
* ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyConflictOfInterest''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Crimsoness}}''
* ''VisualNovel/CrimsonRafflesia''
* ''VisualNovel/DigitalALoveStory''
* ''VisualNovel/DNdPoisoned''
* ''VisualNovel/DontTakeItPersonallyBabeItJustAintYourStory''
* ''VisualNovel/ElvenRelations''
* ''[[VisualNovel/FantasiaOtomeGameSeries The Fantasia Trilogy]]''
* ''VisualNovel/FrozenEssence''
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend''
* ''VisualNovel/KareWaKanojo''
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Narcissu}}''
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Planets}} (P)lanets]]''
* ''VisualNovel/REAlistair''
* ''VisualNovel/RePrinceOfNigeria''
* ''VisualNovel/RibbonOfGreen''
* ''VisualNovel/SepiaTears''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}''
* ''VisualNovel/WinterShard''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Miscellaneous: ]]

* ''VideoGame/AoOni''
* ''VideoGame/{{Glider}}'' -- All the Mac and Windows versions published by Creator/CasadyAndGreene
* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'' -- But only the original Tech Demo version (for Windows and Linux)
* ''VideoGame/ProgressQuest'' (parody game)
* ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' (first game) (UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne combat flight sim)
* ''VideoGame/{{Synthesia}}'' - A ''VideoGame/GuitarHero''-esque rhythm game for learning the piano.
* ''VideoGame/{{Toribash}}'' (unique physics and turn-based fighter)
* ''VideoGame/{{Zineth}}'' (a mix between extreme sports games and platformers with an abstract graphics style.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Windows-Only]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Action Adventure: ]]

* ''VideoGame/EternalDaughter'' (also a Platformer)
* ''VideoGame/GobletGrotto''
* ''VideoGame/GuardianOfParadise''
* ''VideoGame/TheLastResurrection''
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfPrincess''
* ''VideoGame/TheWager''

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Action Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/BananaNababa''
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaFighter'' (a hectic BossRush with characters, weapons and bosses from the Metroidvania games)
* ''VideoGame/{{Coil}}''
* ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty''
* ''VideoGame/{{Flywrench}}''
* ''VideoGame/GangGarrison2'' (a 2D, side-scrolling ''Team Fortress 2'' demake)
* ''VideoGame/GreyMatter''
* ''VideoGame/GridWarrior''
* ''VideoGame/HaloZero''
* ''VideoGame/ImOK'' (a satirical murder-simulator)
* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' (also a borderline Metroidvania; made with Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/ReworkTheDeadEvil''
* ''VideoGame/PsiOpsTheMindgateConspiracy'' (an ad-supported version)
* ''VideoGame/{{TAGAP}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Adventure Games: ]]

* ''[[VideoGame/SevenDays 7Days]]'' (a horror game)
* ''VideoGame/AliceMare''
* ''VisualNovel/AstralTransparencyColesGate''
* ''VideoGame/{{Cult}}''
* ''VideoGame/DesertNightmare''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dragonsphere}}''
* ''Videogame/{{Dreaming Mary}}'' (made with RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/EternallyUs''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gingiva}}'' (original game created in RPG maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Ib}}'' (also a Horror game; made with RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Imscared}}'' (also horror)
* ''VideoGame/ISeeYou''
* ''VideoGame/KillerBear'' (horror parody)
* ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' (original "8-bit" version only)
* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'' (horror)
* ''VideoGame/{{LoneSiren}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Misao}}'' (Also a Horror game; made with WOLF RPG Editor)
** ''VideoGame/MadFather''
* ''VideoGame/TheMirrorLied''
* ''VideoGame/{{Notrium}}'' (Survival)
* ''[[VideoGame/OneNight The One Night Trilogy]]'' (survival horror; made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/OutOfOrder''
* ''VideoGame/{{Palette}}'' (Made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/PleurghburgDarkAges''
* ''VideoGame/TheSandMan''
* ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining''
* ''VideoGame/SunsetOverImdahl'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/SwimIkachan''
* ''VideoGame/{{UIN}}'' (a surreal horror-esque game made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheWhiteChamber'' (a point-and-click horror adventure game)
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' (Horror game; made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Wraith}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Middens}}'' (original game created in RPG maker)
* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' (surreal-horror; also made in RPG Maker)
** ''VideoGame/{{Yume 2kki}}'' (a fan-sequel to ''Yume Nikki''; also made in RPG Maker)
** ''VideoGame/AmnesiaYumeNikki'' (a fan game of ''Yume Nikki'' made with RPG Maker)
** ''[[VideoGame/DotFlow .flow]]'' (surreal-horror; also made in RPG Maker)
** ''VideoGame/LcdDem'' (made in RPG Maker)
** ''VideoGame/{{Miserere}}'' (surreal-horror; also made in RPG Maker)
* The episode "Abe Lincoln Must Die!" of ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''
* ''VideoGame/{{Which}}'' (A First-person Surreal-horror game)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fighting Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/LittleFighter2''
* ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}''
** ''Capcom Fighting All-Stars''
** ''[[VideoGame/CardSagaWars Card Sagas Wars]]''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaFighter''
** ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart''
** ''VideoGame/HyperDragonBallZ''
** ''VideoGame/RumblePack''
** ''VideoGame/SaturdayMorninMayhem''
** ''VideoGame/{{Nijikaku}}''
** ''Super Marvel vs. Capcom: Eternity of Heroes''
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuDairantou''
* ''VideoGame/ProjectG''
* ''VideoGame/SuperCosplayWarUltra''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashLand''
* ''VideoGame/{{Timeslaughter}}''
* ''VideoGame/VanguardPrincess''
* ''VideoGame/WindomXP'' (only ''Bootfighter Windom XP SP-2'' is free; an outdated, fan-translated English version can be found [[http://mirrormoon.org/projects/windom here]])

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Beat 'em Ups: ]]

* ''VideoGame/FairyBloom'' (only the first game is free)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: First-Person Shooters: ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Harmony}}'' ([=ZDoom=]-based)
* ''VideoGame/MondoAgency'' (also a PuzzleGame)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Horror: ]]

* ''VideoGame/The4thWall'' (surreal horror and has nothing to do with a similarly named puzzle-platformer; only the older builds are free)
* ''VideoGame/CalmTime''
* ''VideoGame/TheCrookedMan''
* ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' (available as a free stand-alone, third-party game on Steam; also a first-person shooter)
* ''VideoGame/DesertNightmare''
* ''VideoGame/DreamOfTheBloodMoon''
* ''VideoGame/EyesWithoutAFace''
* ''VideoGame/HauntedMemories''
* [[VideoGame/HelloHello Hello? Hell...o?]](Made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Ib}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Imscared}}''
* ''VideoGame/MermaidSwamp''
* ''VideoGame/{{Misao}}''
** ''VideoGame/MadFather''
* ''VideoGame/MogekoCastle''
* ''VideoGame/{{Paranoiac}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''
* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''
** ''VideoGame/{{Yume 2kki}}''
** ''VideoGame/AmnesiaYumeNikki''
** ''[[VideoGame/DotFlow .flow]]''
** ''VideoGame/LcdDem''
** ''VideoGame/{{Miserere}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Lasting}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Interactive Fiction: ]]

* ''VideoGame/ThePKGirl''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Metroidvanias: ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Crazd}}''
* ''VideoGame/CelestialMechanica''
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheUnderworld''
* ''VideoGame/GunGirl2''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hasslevania}}: The Quest For Shuteye'' (made in Multimedia Fusion)
* ''VideoGame/HeroCore'' (Also a shoot 'em up)
* ''VideoGame/{{Holdover}}''
* ''VideoGame/HouchouShoujoGensoukyoku''
* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''
* ''VideoGame/JablessAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/LAbbayeDesMorts'' (borderline example)
* ''VideoGame/LaMulana''
* ''VideoGame/LyleInCubeSector''
* ''VideoGame/MeikyuujouHydra''
* ''VideoGame/{{Poacher}}''
* ''VideoGame/TreasureAdventureGame''
* ''VideoGame/AnUntitledStory'' (made in Game Maker)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Music/Rhythm: ]]

* ''VideoGame/AuditionOnline''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Platformers: ]]
\\

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ordinary Platformers ]]

* ''VideoGame/AllOfOurFriendsAreDead'' (also gun-n-run, and SurrealHorror)
* ''VideoGame/AssassinBlue'' (an action-platformer made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/AuSable'' (also gun-n-run, and SurrealHorror)
* ''VideoGame/{{Bonesaw}}''
* ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty'' (an action-platformer made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/EternalDaughter'' (platformer with action-adventure elements; made in Multimedia Fusion)
* ''VideoGame/FinalVision'' (also an Action-RPG)
* ''VideoGame/AGameWithAKitty''
* ''VideoGame/GigaDeep''
* ''VideoGame/HardHat''
* ''VideoGame/IcyTower''
* ''VideoGame/IndianaRodent''
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''
** IWBTGFangames
*** ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheFangame''
*** ''VideoGame/{{Pickory}}''
** ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuyGaiden''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}}'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/MalditaCastilla'' (Action Platformer)
* ''VideoGame/MegamanRevengeOfTheFallen'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/MightyJillOff''
* ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion''
* ''VideoGame/NezumiMan''
* ''VideoGame/{{Nikujin}}''
* ''VideoGame/NinjaSenki''
* ''VideoGame/NintendoNightmare''
* ''VideoGame/NoituLove'' (an Action-Platformer; only the first game is free)
* ''VideoGame/PsychoWaluigi'' (made in Multimedia Fusion)
* ''VideoGame/{{Purple}}'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/RunManRaceAroundTheWorld'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{SHPDMBGWL4}}''
* ''VideoGame/SintNicolaas''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAxiom''
* ''VideoGame/SonicBeforeTheSequel'' (made in Multimedia Fusion)
** ''VideoGame/SonicAfterTheSequel'' (made also in Multimedia Fusion)
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTimeAttacked'' (made in Multimedia Fusion)
* ''VideoGame/SonicWebAccess'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXMegaMan'' ([[AscendedFanFic fan game given official support by]] Creator/{{Capcom}})
* ''VideoGame/{{Thingio}}''
* ''VideoGame/ViViD''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Puzzle Platformers ]]

* ''VideoGame/CastleOfElite'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Karoshi}}'' (only the first episodes are free)
* ''VideoGame/MegaManRevolution''
* ''VideoGame/PauseAhead''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' (also has heavy Rogue-like elements)
* ''VideoGame/{{Sutef}}''
* ''VideoGame/TowerOfHeaven''
* ''VideoGame/VividConceptions''
* ''VideoGame/WithinADeepForest''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ambient/Exploration Platformers ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Aether}}''
* ''VideoGame/BinaryBoy''
* ''VideoGame/CatPlanet'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Knytt}}'' (made in Multimedia Fusion)
** ''VideoGame/KnyttStories''
* ''VideoGame/{{Seiklus}}'' (Made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheProjectThisAndThatSeries'' (made in Game Maker 8 Pro)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Puzzle Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/AiToYuukiToKashiwamochi'' (a puzzle game akin to ''Yoshi's Cookie'')
** ''VideoGame/IrisuSyndrome'' (''Ai to Yuuki to Kashi wa Mochi''[='=]s spiritual successor)
* ''VideoGame/{{Boppin}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Codelink}}''
* ''VideoGame/HoshizoraBlock''
* ''VideoGame/MondoAgency'' (also a first-person shooter)
* ''VideoGame/MondoMedicals''


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Racing Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/DeathRally''
* ''VideoGame/NitronicRush''
* ''VideoGame/{{Trackmania}} Nations''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real-Time Strategy and Tactics: ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Allegiance}}''
* ''VideoGame/BattleshipsForever'' (tactics)
* ''VideoGame/GroundControl'' (tactics)
* ''VideoGame/ThePlanetoid''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Roguelikes: ]]

* ''VideoGame/CastleOfTheWinds'' (graphical)
* ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'' (graphical)
* ''VideoGame/LiberalCrimeSquad'' (also a Strategy game)
* ''VideoGame/{{Ragnarok|Roguelike}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Role Playing Games: ]]
\\
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Action [=RP Gs= ]]
]
* ''VisualNovel/AstralTransparencyColesGate''
* ''VideoGame/{{Avarice}}'' (made in RPG Maker)''
* ''VideoGame/DinkSmallwood''
* ''VideoGame/FinalVision'' (also a Platformer)''
* ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}'' (a story-focused RPG with Action-RPG-like battles; made with RPG Maker)


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Eastern [=RP Gs= ]]
]
* ''VideoGame/ABlurredLine'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Aetherion}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/AHomeFarAway'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/AlterAILA'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/AmuletOfFate'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/AraFell'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VisualNovel/AstralTransparencyColesGate''
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/BalmungCycle'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/DhuxsScar'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Dubloon}}'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle'' (also a visual novel; made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/ExitFate'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/ForeversEnd'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/ForumFantasy'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheGrayGarden'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/HerosRealm'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''[[VideoGame.HOME2013 HOME]]'' (made in RPG Maker; fan sequel to OFF)
* ''VideoGame/IllWill'' (Made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/IronGaia'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/JaysJourney'' (an RPG parody; made with RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/LastScenario'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''[[VideoGame/LaxiusForce Laxius Power I to III]]''; the subsequent ''Laxius Force'' games are sharewares (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Legionwood}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/LeoAndLeah'' (also has Action-Adventure elements; made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheLogomancer'' (also contains WideOpenSandbox elements reminiscent of {{Western RPG}}s; made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/LoveAndWar'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/MasterOfTheWind'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''{{VideoGame/Middens}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
** ''{{VideoGame/Gingiva}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''{{ONYX}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/QuestFantasy'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/StarStealingPrince'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Surprisia}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfItzkeria'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheDrunkenPaladin'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TowelketOneMoreTime'' (made in RPG maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheInfynPrism'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'' (made in RPG Maker)
** ''VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise'' (made in RPG Maker)
** ''VideoGame/TheDrop'' (made in RPG Maker, also a {{Roguelike}})
* ''VideoGame/RomancingWalker'' (made in RPG Maker, also has elements of a DatingSim)
* ''VideoGame/SpaceFuneral'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheSpiritEngine2'' (made in Multimedia Fusion)
* ''VideoGame/StandstillGirl'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheSwordAndTheFish'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheTiamatSacrament'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/VacantSky'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/VampiresDawn'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/VisionsAndVoices'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/TheWay'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Wadanohara}}'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/WineAndRoses'' (made in RPG Maker; also a {{Metroidvania}})


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[[folder: Western [=RP Gs= ]]
]
* ''VideoGame/DesktopDungeons'' (casual)
* ''VideoGame/WarriorCatsUntoldTales'' (made in RPG Maker; a fan-made game about the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series of books)

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[[folder: Massively Multiplayer Online [=RP Gs= ]]
]
* ''VideoGame/TheEndlessForest''

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[[folder: Shoot 'em Up: ]]

* ''VideoGame/BlueWishResurrection'' and its UpdatedRerelease, ''Blue Wish Resurrection Plus''
* ''VideoGame/BulletSystem''
* ''VideoGame/BurnTheTrash''
* ''VideoGame/TheChasteFullmetalMaidenLeiria'' and ''Leiria -Stargazer-'' (formerly retail doujin shoot 'em ups gone freeware; the latter is also a remake of the former)
* ''VideoGame/CleanAsia'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/EveryExtend''
* ''VideoGame/{{Fraxy}}'' (a create-a-Shoot-'em-Up game)
* ''VideoGame/{{Genetos}}''
* ''VideoGame/GwangeDash''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hydorah}}'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/HyperPrincessPitch'' (made in Game Maker)
* ''VideoGame/{{Medicalat}}''
* ''VideoGame/NotAugust''
* ''Reflection'' (see: ''VideoGame/RefleX'')
* ''VideoGame/WarningForever''

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[[folder: Space Simulators: ]]

* ''VideoGame/AdAstra''
* ''VideoGame/{{Orbiter}}''
%% Transcendence isn't strictly freeware any more. See the discussion page for this one.
* ''VideoGame/{{Transcendence}}''

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[[folder: Sport Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/SkiFree''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Stealth Games: ]]

* ''VideoGame/MerryGearSolid'' (Parody of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'')
* ''VideoGame/StealthBastard''

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[[folder: Third-Person Shooters: ]]

* ''VideoGame/AlienSwarm'' (top-down tactical shooter)
* ''VideoGame/MageCraft'' (RPG/top-down MAGIC shooter)
* ''VideoGame/S4League'' (multiplayer)
* ''VideoGame/{{Subvein}}'' (multiplayer top-down shooter)
* ''VideoGame/SurvivalCrisisZ'' (also an RPG)
* ''VideoGame/VectorVendetta'' (made in Adventure Game Studio)

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[[folder: Turn-Based Strategy ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Aurora|4X}}'' (also a 4X Space Simulator)
* ''VideoGame/ConflictMiddleEastPoliticalSimulator'' (fan remake only)
* ''VideoGame/TenMinuteSpaceStrategy''

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[[folder: Visual Novels: ]]

* ''VisualNovel/AstralTransparencyColesGate''
* ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration''
* ''Anime/KaitouTenshiTwinAngel [[http://twin-angel.com/moviespecial_04.html Maboroshi no Shoujo]]''
* ''VideoGame/NuignSpecter''
* ''VideoGame/{{OMGWTFOTL}}''
* ''VisualNovel/TrueRemembrance''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wide Open Sandbox: ]]

* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoClassic''
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII''
* ''VideoGame/{{Neftelia}}'' (made in RPG Maker)

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[[folder: Miscellaneous: ]]

* ''VideoGame/Action52Owns''
* ''VideoGame/ArcAngle''
* ''VideoGame/{{Facade}}''
* ''VideoGame/GravityBone''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gunner}}''
* ''VideoGame/Heartache101SourIntoSweet'' (dating sim; made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/LetsGoFindElDorado''
* ''[[VideoGame/MechWarrior Mech Warrior 4: Mercenaries]]'' (mech simulator)
* ''[[VideoGame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' (mech, tank, aircraft, powered armor simulator)
* ''VideoGame/RevengeOfTheSunfish''
* ''VideoGame/SluggishMorss''

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[[folder: Unknown: ]]

* ''[[VideoGame/{{Aveyond}} Ahriman's Prophecy]]'' (made in RPG Maker)
* ''VideoGame/LastStandV2''
* ''VideoGame/TheLongingRibbon'' (made in RPG Maker)
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[[folder:Adventure Game Studio Games (Windows and Linux only, though an old OS X runtime exists)]]
* ''[[VideoGame/TwelveThirteen 1213]]'' (side-view action/adventure)
* ''VideoGame/ASecondFace''
* ''VideoGame/ATaleOfTwoKingdoms''
* ''VideoGame/BenJordanParanormalInvestigator''
* ''VideoGame/BenThereDanThat''
* ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos''
** ''VideoGame/TheArtOfTheft'', a SpinOff of a completely different genre
* ''VideoGame/DonnaAvengerOfBlood''
* ''VideoGame/{{Errand}}''
* ''VideoGame/JimmyJam''
* ''VideoGame/TheMarionette''
* ''VideoGame/{{META}}''
* ''VideoGame/NellyCootalot''
* ''VideoGame/{{PD}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Quasar}}''
* ''VideoGame/QuestForYrolg''
* ''VideoGame/{{Reactor09}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Technobabylon}}''
* ''VideoGame/VectorVendetta''
* ''VideoGame/{{Warthogs}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Platforms]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Initially commercial ]]

* ''VideoGame/ThreeInThree'' (UsefulNotes/MacOS Classic) (Puzzle)
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' (RealTimeStrategy) (MS-DOS)
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' (its prequel/"it's complicated", also MS-DOS)
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' (WideOpenSandbox {{RPG}}) (MS-DOS)
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall''
* ''VideoGame/IronSeed'' (MS-DOS) (RPG and space exploration)
* ''VideoGame/OneMustFall 2097'' (MS-DOS) (Fighting game)
* ''VideoGame/TrafficDepartment2192'' (MS-DOS) (story-heavy top-down shooter)
* ''VideoGame/{{ZZT}}'' was made freeware years ago, but due to the source code being lost, ordering information and copyright warnings remain in the game itself.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Always freeware ]]

* ''VideoGame/BananaNababa''
* ''[[VideoGame/JudgementSilversword Cardinal Sins]]'' ([=WonderSwan=] Color)
* ''VideoGame/LoseLose'' (Mac OS X) (''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' that deletes your files. [[SchmuckBait Don't play it.]] [[note]]Unless you were going to reformat it anyway, then carry on.[[/note]])
* ''VideoGame/MagicalCannonWars'' (Vertical Scrolling Shooter for Android phones.)
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[[/index]]
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