Best Share/Freeware or Browser Games I'm wondering what you think the best "free" games are. By free I mean freeware, shareware (full versions and limited), browser-based games (both full and limited) and all the new MMOGs that are coming out (free and limited). I certainly havn't looked too hard so there are bound to be some gems out there, but these are what I consider to be damn good games: Escape Velocity Escape Velocity: Override Escape Velocity: Nova A great series of shareware games with considerable free playtime. The full versions of all are fantastic open-ended space RPGs with lots of user-made mods (some mods are stupid). EVN is my pick for the best shareware game currently available. When EVN was released the graphics rivalled, even surpassed, some commercial games. It's the kind of game where you can be a simple trader, a bounty hunter, a military leader, or a galactic conqueror and it's all up to you. It has about 5 different mission strings but once you have done one (you don't have to do any, but it helps) you can do whatever you like. Avernum Avernum 2 Avernum 3 Blades of Avernum Avernum 4 The Avernum series is an update of a popular Mac series called Exile. They are true RPGs in that there are about 24 Traits to put skill points into and a further dozen you can unlock, so no character is ever the same and you are not locked into skill sets. The first four are pretty basic graphics-wise in that they are lightly animated icons, but Avernum 4 has much better graphics. Blades is a basically the mod developing toolkit with a few basic scenarios included. None of these are tiny games, either (except Blades) with dozens, if not hundreds, of hours of gameplay. Avernum 3 is also supposedly open-ended but I never got to finish the missions before Avernum 4 came out so I can't comment on the flexibility of that. I do know that if you don't do things, or are late entering new areas, whole towns can be wiped out or built. Geneforge Geneforge 2 Geneforge 3 Made by the same people as the Avernum series, this is also a RPG but with a twist. You play as a member of a group of people that summon creatures and can have an army of the little buggers follow you around. These aren't as in-depth as Avernum but the graphics are much better and it uses a faction type system where every action you take effects your interaction with NPCs. Runescape Meh. That's the game the people from the Blizzard forums are really playing. Points for originality when it came out. Unfortunately it seems to still be the best choice for this kind of game (see below). PlaneShift What Runescape should be. Free MMORPG. I havn't had the chance to play this yet because they changed the system specs on me. Commercial quality graphics (personally, I think the graphics are better than WoW). Technically this is still in Beta, but it is supposedly fully working and looks fantastic. Unification Wars Browser-based galactic warfare game. No graphics to speak of (aside from the background), this is a surprisingly addictive game. Probably somethjing to do with spending trillions of dollars to buiuld your fleet of over a billion ships only to see it wiped out in three seconds and then find that someone has destroyed or captured 50000 of your planets. I like this game but want to see a graphical version. I've played a few of these space warfare browser games and this one is the best I have found. There's also a free game similar to EVE Online that I came across a couple of weeks ago but I didn't meet the system requirements for it, so I didn't bother. I forget what it was called. Anyone know of other really good games like this?