When times are tight and you need to free up some cash nothing quite beats a nice long list of really decent, and more importantly, totally free PC games. Yes in some mad attempt to publicize themselves, offload advertising banners or just to be loved, Steam are offering PC gamers the chance to install some great titles totally free of charge!
However do remember that some of these games are specific to a particular PC graphics card and will not run on all machines…So if you have an ATI/AMD (Radeon) graphic card then you’ll be free to download the following:
Nividia (GeForce) Graphics users can get their hands on:
For all steam users the following titles are available:
- America's Army 3
- Codename Gordon
- Peggle Extreme
- Sam & Max: Episode 4
- TrackMania Nations Forever
Free addons and resources for already purchased games:
- Counter-Strike (Counter-Strike Steamworks Beta access)
- Half-Life (high definition models)
- RACE 07 (Crowne Plaza Raceway track)
There are also a huge list of MODs which can be downloaded, so to view the list click on the link above. However one game which jumps out immediately is Americas Army 3.
AA3 is one of the biggest and most enjoyable online army first person shooter games available. It is a combat simulator which prides itself on realism and this is reflected in its weapons and its graphics – which are reminiscent of Operation Flashpoint and Armed Assault.
Surprisingly this is a fairly unknown/underrated FPS but it is definitely up there as one of the best available. So if competitive combat simulators are you’re sort of thing don’t bother spending £30-40 pounds on games like Armed Assault 2 [Gamebase] when Americas Army is easily one of the best multiplayer FPSers you can get your hands on - and it's totally free!!