A First Person Shooter (FPS) game can be a little bit addicting, but it's a nice timekiller. Many will know FPS's from Unreal Tournament, Quake, Counter Strike, Half Life 2 etc. I created a list of the best free FPS-games that you can find on the net. Some of these games are out-dated, others are still in development, but all are fun to play. If there's any game missing from the list, please feel free to post them in the comments. Enjoy fragging and make some nice headshots.
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Do you like fast paced deathmatch? How about rich, colorful, arcadelike atmospheres? How about...retro Sci Fi? Then you're going to love what Alien Arena 2007 has in store for you! This game combines some of the very best aspects of such games as Quake III and Unreal Tournament and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique.
Americas Army: Special Forces
In the America's Army game, players are bound by Rules of Engagement (ROE) and grow in experience as they navigate challenges in teamwork-based, multiplayer, force versus force operations. In the game, as in the Army, accomplishing missions requires a team effort and adherence to the seven Army Core Values. Through its emphasis on team play, the game demonstrates these values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage and makes them integral to success in America's Army.
Update: The game isn't developed by the official team anymore, but there's a community project alternative available.
In an age of death and destruction. Where love, life and happiness have no meaning. There is a world where mankind has been pushed to its limits and the only thing that matters is total control. The quest for riches has lift the universe a shatered and battle torn arena of combat. Sociaty has been deminished to nothing more then combat units blasting across the plant sides distorying everything that stands in there path.
The aim of this game is not necessarily to produce the most features & eyecandy possible, but rather to allow map/geometry editing to be done dynamically in-game, to create fun gameplay and an elegant engine. A large variety of gameplay modes from classic SP to fast 1 on 1 MP and objective based teamplay, with a great variety of original maps to play on.
D-Day Normandy is a Quake2 Total Conversion that brings the sting of battle to you from World War II. You do NOT need to own Quake2 to play, there is a free standalone version on the files page. D-Day development began in 1998 and provided the first gameplay of this type in this now popular genre. D-Day modifies the engine to the point where you do not even realize it is quake2 anymore.
Digital Paint: Paintball 2.0
Paintball2 is a fast-paced first-person game with capture the flag, elimination, siege, and deathmatch (free-for-all) styles of gameplay. This project focuses on enhancing the Quake2-based engine it uses. Quake2 is not required.
Dispatch of Army
Dispatch of Army is a Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter that delivers the kill-or-be-killed experience in the combat environment of the 60s. The game features 3 game modes which provide even the most hardcore gamer with palm sweating challenges through detailed jungle and urban warfare. As a soldier, players will take their fates in their hands, battling against up to 32 other players online in an action-packed, frag-filled maps.
F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is a paranormal action thriller presented entirely in first-person. An unprecedented adrenaline rush of close quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the paranormal unknown.
GunZ The Duel
50 years on from the end of the war between the Republic and the Empire, the age of adventure has arrived. Adventurers, treasure hunters and bounty hunters cross the border between the Empire and the Republic. It is up to you to face the notorious outlaws and bounty hunters in battle, spy on your enemies and other adventurers, who wander around the world testing their strengths and powers. It is up to you whether you decide to compete and fight against them, or join hands to help them.
Kuma War is a series of playable recreations of real events in the War on Terror. Nearly 100 playable missions bring our soldiers' heroic stories to life, and you can get them all right now, for free.
Nexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first person shooter, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch. Any online deathmatch fan will instantly feel at home with Nexuiz' weapons and movement style. The fast server browser and quick loading time allows you to jump right into a game at a moments notice and play a quick game.
OpenArena is an open-source content package for Quake III Arena licensed under the GPL, effectively creating a free stand-alone game. You do not need Quake III Arena to play this game. Bots were added starting in 0.6.0. They will spout taunts and everything! Concepts would be loose, so don't expect a remake of Klesk in his original Klesk form, or any direct remakes of any map/weapon/model.
The game itself is a fantasy themed first person style action game that emphasises massive team combat on an epic scale. Players can choose a race, customize your abilities and your appearance with an impressive array of weapons, armor and items -- then prepare for battle! Become a master of ranged or close quarters weapons as you join into a vast world of simple team based skirmishes, controlled battles, or epic wars.
Tremulous is a free, open source game that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races, aliens and humans. Players on both teams are able to build working structures in-game like an RTS. These structures provide many functions, the most important being spawning. The designated builders must ensure there are spawn structures or other players will not be able to rejoin the game after death. Other structures provide automated base defense (to some degree), healing functions and much more.
TC:E, Truecombat Elite, TCElite is a modern world total conversion modification of the free, popular, stand-alone FPS (first-person shooter) Wolfenstein Enemy Territory. Meaning, Truecombat Elite is an entirely free game, made by gamers, for gamers. TCE is a tactical-team shooter, set up in a modern-world environment. TC:E puts you into the role of elite mercenary soldier in the conflicts of two internationally operating forces.
Urban Terror combined the speed of Quake III and a realism based theme to create the mod we have been developing since 1999. The mod has met with great success over the years, featured in magazines across the world, debuted and demoed at Quakecon in 2000-2002, featured on television and supported by gaming leagues worldwide. The most important aspect of Urban Terror is the community and the fact the developers take a very hands on approach, interacting with the gamers who play the game. Many of the current features included today have been a result of community input and testing. In Urban Terror you select from a list of weapons that allows you a primary, secondary and a sidearm as your firepower. With limited 'slots' to carry support items you must decide how you will load out your character before the battle begins.
The base gameplay is focussed around the art of movement, meaning moving, speed and tricks play a big part in the gameplay. Besides this, mapcontrol, aim, teamplay and fragging skills play their role too. For the movement we've basicly looked at four games: Quakeworld (legendary for it's speed), Quake3 CPMA, Jet Set Radio and Speedball. Another twist in gameplay is Warsow's weapon system. Warsow has two firing modes for each weapon; by picking up a weapon, you will be equipped with the standard (weak) ammo for the weapon, but when you pick up an ammo pack, you will equip your weapon with special (strong) ammo.
The air crackles with gunfire, and heavy armor rumbles through once-peaceful streets. Soldiers are everywhere, but they are of the same nation; this is a civil war waged by Derbaran nationalists and NIU rebels. Select a branch of specialization and outfit your trooper accordingly from a diverse armory. Advance in rank with experience, and be rewarded with access to better gear, weapon mods, and the respect of your teammates. Your tour of duty will take you through arid deserts and lush, jungle valleys. You will see the luxurious Hotel Khyber and the famous clock tower of Havana. And if you’re lucky, you’ll live to tell about it.
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is an online multiplayer game, where the players interact with each other over a network in two teams (axis and allies) to defend or destroy mission objectives. The game is playable over the Internet or a Local Area Network. Players may earn experience points in several skill categories. All character classes may earn points in Battle Sense and Light Weapons. Class skills are generally restricted to the current class, the exception being Heavy Weapons (the Soldier class skill).
World of Padman
World of Padman is a free first-person shooter computer game available in both English and German. It is commonly abbreviated as WoP. Originally it was a modification for the game Quake 3 Arena titled PadMod created in the year 2004. After the source code for Quake 3 Arena was released the game became standalone. Besides widespread gametypes like Tournament, Free For All, and Team Deathmatch, WoP features three uncommon gametypes: Spray Your Color (spray a logo on the walls in the sprayroom), Big Balloon (sort of like Domination), and Last Pad Standing. In the mod for Quake 3 Arena unlike the current standalone version, World of Padman also offered Capture the Flag for the PadCrash map.
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