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Love for gaming has no age boundaries. This list has all the games that will be relished by the kids and the elderly alike. It covers freeware games from many different categories and genres that may suit your interests. Since everyone has their own style of gaming and interests for a particular genre, you'll surely find many games that you might love to the core from this list.

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ArchAge: http://www.trionworlds.com/archeage/en/ "... Dwarfs F2P - This is the Free-2-Play version of Dwarfs!? You can download the game and play the core game in Arcade mode, plus all the Tutorials and the Challenge modes completely free, forever. No charges, no subscriptions - just free ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/213650/ Puzzle Bobble: http://www.y8.com/games/puzzle_bobble "... Aether is an "Art Game" about personal childhood feelings and experiences ...": http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/459147 "... Spewer is a puzzle platformer that uses liquid physics though regurgitation as its core mechanic. Taking the role of a mysterious test subject, code named Spewer, you must vomit your way through over 60 levels of stomach turning puzzles, learning new abilities, changing forms and piecing together your purpose in life ...": http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/494129
Primrose: http://primrose.sourceforge.net/ Biloba is an abstract strategy board game for 1 to 4 players. At each turn the player moves pawns on a octogonal shaped board (but squared cells) trying to remove opponent's pawns from it: http://biloba.sourceforge.net/
All games below need Spring engine to run - you can download it here: http://springrts.com/ Conflict Terra is a free, open-source RTS: http://www.moddb.com/games/conflict-terra notadota – On the Edge: http://www.notadota.com/ Evolution RTS is a free an Open Source RTS game: http://www.evolutionrts.info/ "... Spring:1944 is a WWII themed game based on the open source Spring Engine. Our goal is to create four fully functional sides (US, Germany, USSR, Britain) with period-accurate units and strengths. Realism is a primary design goal, second only to creating a game that is fun and accessible to play ...": http://spring1944.org/
Cat-ana: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=3211 The Sensational December Machine is an interactive short story, with hand-drawn art and text: http://simogo.com/work/the-sensational-december-machine/ Goat Herd and the Gods: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51385.0
AirBuccaneers - a multiplayer airship-FPS game about vicious Buccaneers and infamous Vikings battling in the sky (now free): http://store.steampowered.com/app/223630/
"... Ultima Ratio Regum ... A roguelike game inspired by the literature of Jorge Borges, Umberto Eco&Neal Stephenson, and the games Europa Universalis and Dark Souls ... It’s a game which aims to integrate thematic content on historiography, philosophical idealism and the rise of modernist grand narratives, with the deep, complex and challenging gameplay one expects from a “classic” roguelike (and, of course, an ANSI display and permadeath) ...": http://www.ultimaratioregum.co.uk/game/info/
Overpowered reminds me of I Wanna Be the Guy. Its very hard
"... This Way Up is a simple-yet-challenging puzzle experience aimed at anybody who's ever wondered what it would be like to be a cardboard box stranded on a series of puzzle-shaped platforms floating high above the earth, flopping about onto its sides and shooting out glowing purple magic stuff at crystal switches whilst it makes its way towards shiny blue tiles and the ever-elusive 3-star ratings ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/puzzle/this-way-up/41007/ "... Lambda Wars is a free multiplayer Source Engine modification for Alien Swarm set in the Half-Life 2 universe that brings the war between mankind and their brutal Combine overlords to a traditional real-time strategy (RTS) setting ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/270370/
CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game: http://codecombat.com/
"... Dead Island: Epidemic is a multiplayer action hack&slash arena where players duke it out over supply points using an arsenal of crafted weaponry, a bevy of devastating powers, and good old-fashioned teamwork ...": http://www.deadislandepidemic.com/
"... Super Wolfenstein 3D is a loving reimagining of the classic Wolfenstein 3D game by ID Software, but with the big difference of it having realistic physics ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/shooter/super-wolfenstein-hd-now-with-realisti...
Nurikabe is a logic puzzle with a bit complicated rules and challenging solutions: http://www.puzzle-nurikabe.com/
"... Boringman - Battle other badly drawn 2D stickman online while jumping around like a lunatic and getting blown up into smithereens ...": http://kdegrose.com/boringman/ Nox Timore: http://gamejolt.com/games/other/nox-timore/35834/
"... Dungeon Heroes is a RPG in the classic dungeon crawler style. Features: - different characters to choose from - turn based combat - spell creation - equipment enhancement - various quests - hidden passages and secret rooms - intense boss fights ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/rpg/dungeon-heroes/23169/
Jet/lag - A Hyper Minimal Rogue-like-like-like that features unforgiving tactical gameplay in the noisiest environment possible: http://svblm.itch.io/jet-lag "... Photobomb - Hello, Media Peace Officer #S1493. As you know by now, a bomb was detonated in the city square only minutes ago. Our algorithms have been scraping social media to collect photos leading up to the event. We have narrowed the list of suspects to 6 in the vicinity who weren't wearing their ID trackers. Scour the social media timeline and place the photos in the scene to paint the suspects. Determine the location of the bomb and identify the guilty suspect. Time is of the essence, #S1493. The people want justice. You have 2 minutes ...": http://milkbaggames.itch.io/photobomb
"... In OMDB you play as Noel Brody, a former scientist for the evil “Mortiga Consolidated” who after protesting the use of her work as a weapon is subjected to it herself. Now as a twice dead creature of the night she must fight her way through the “Mortiga Consolidated” headquarters in order to: find a cure for her affliction, reclaim her experiment, and maybe even have time for a little revenge ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/action/over-my-dead-body/37219/ Atticus: http://gamejolt.com/games/puzzle/atticus/37073/ "... Beneath The Crimson Moon, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story Masque of the Red Death, is an exploration puzzle game in which the player must find objects that can be destroyed. When destroyed, the materials gathered, can then be used to navigate obstacles by re-building other objects such as bridges or ladders ...": http://jib333.itch.io/beneath-the-crimson-moon "... Music of the Spheres ... It’s a game about patterns. More specifically, it’s about bullets that bounce, and that play glockenspiel notes when they do ..." (now free): http://www.musicofthespheresgame.com/
"... EDuke32 is an awesome, free homebrew game engine and source port of the classic PC first person shooter Duke Nukem 3D ...": http://eduke32.com/
Refunktion is a first-person stealth platformer with exploration and speedrun elements. This is a very challenging game dedicated to the hardcore players. The first episode of Refunktion was released for free: http://www.indiedb.com/games/refunktion/downloads/refunktion-12 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=331251842 "... 3030 Deathwar is an Open World 2D Space RPG - Similar to games like Escape Velocity Nova and Elite/Privateer, the game features Open World exploration, boarding stations and derelicts, many diverse NPCs, tons of missions and an exciting plot! The new version adds higher resolution, massive balance and gameplay changes, a smoother tutorial and many other improvements ...": http://crunchyleafgames.itch.io/3030-deathwar One Minute To Midnight is an RTS game in which you must assert your sociopolitical influence over opposing movements by occupying buildings: http://georgeing.co.uk/OneMinuteToMidnight/ Such Inheritance. Much Saga: "... It’s a game about sneaking by or fighting pirates and avoiding their traps ...": http://abebly.com/2014/01/such-inheritance-much-saga/ "... Super Sagan RPG is a quadratic mathematic bizarro blend of strategy, scientists and giant mechs. The Sagan Research and Processing Group is dedicated to exploring the weird and wonderful of the known universe. Of course this is done by cloning famous scientists, grafting their heads onto mech suits designed around natural science disciplines, and pitting them against each other in a fight to the death in space. Newton battles Einstein, Tesla fights with Edison: research and observation have never been so dangerous ...": http://www.indiedb.com/games/super-sagan-rpg I Wanna Be The Fangame - "... A fangame based on the ever-masochistic "I Wanna Be The Guy" by Kayin, I wanna be the Fangame delivers a slew of new and interesting puzzles, challenges and bosses for players to test their skill and patience against ...": http://www.indiedb.com/games/i-wanna-be-the-fangame
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius - "... As Captain Kayto Shields, embark on a galactic voyage of heroism and survival. With his home world destroyed and his nation conquered, the inexperienced Captain Shields, and his newly minted vessel, the Sunrider, are left as the only hope against a galactic evil intent on subjugating all sentient life. Together with his loyal First Officer, he undertakes to find allies across the stars to retake his home planet and restore peace to the galaxy ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/313730/ Altitude - "... Blast your way across the cartoon skies in this fast-paced game of aerial combat ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/41300/ "... Floating Point is a free, peaceful game about using a grappling hook to swing yourself gracefully through randomly generated spaces. In the air, you're fighting gravity. When you splash down beneath the water, you're fighting your own buoyancy to swing yourself further into the depths ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/302380/ Chronotron - "... This one will really mess with your head. You'll need to go back in time to create copies of yourself to perform tasks on each level ...": http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-chronotron/
Falcon's Eye has been abandoned. From Vulture's official page: "... Vulture is an isometric graphical user interface for NetHack, SLASH'EM, and UnNetHack. The Vulture project continues the abandoned Falcon's Eye project ...": http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Vulture
Warframe is a cooperative free-to-play third person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world: http://store.steampowered.com/app/230410/
Mars Commando: http://gamejolt.com/games/strategy-sim/mars-commando/34971/ Mimicry Man: http://vgperson.com/games/mimicryman.htm Compact Conflict: http://wasyl.eu/games/compact-conflict/play.html KDice - online social strategy game inspired by Risk and Dicewars: http://kdice.com/ Powerglove is a classic-era run 'n' gun (download at the bottom of the page): http://rgcddev.itch.io/powerglove Star Commander: http://membranesoftware.com/ Space Goblin in a Land of Jello: http://contest.rpgmakerweb.com/game/view/id/498#.VEeFdPmsX7L Level 2: The Virus Master: http://lazy-brain-games.itch.io/level-2-the-virus-master S.W.A.P (Subterfuge Weapons Assessment Program) is an indirect first-person shooter: http://www.chaostheorygames.com/games/swap
"... Long forgotten is the legend of Gaurodan, the bird of thunder, and his fight with Guayota, the fire beast. But now mankind has discovered the egg of Guayota within Mount Teide, and it is only a matter of time until Guarodan returns from the sky to fight the beast and punish us for awakening his ancient enemy. Fly around the Canary Islands as Gaurodan, and destroy cities, armies and colossal creatures in your path throught this frantic shmup, created for the lovers of classic games that require mastering ...": http://www.locomalito.com/gaurodan.php http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/gaurodan/17619/

A little known update for DirectX is DirectX (June 2010). It applies to Windows XP SP2 and SP3 (DirectX 9.0c), Windows Vista (DirectX 10), and Windows 7 (DirectX 11).

Here's the link for the redistributable:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

Here's the link for the web installer:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Robocraft - Free-To-Play MMO Robot vehicle shooter: http://gamejolt.com/games/shooter/robocraft/26957/ "... Javel-ein is a retro-style platformer with a difficulty curve that never stops going up. Fight your way through 60 diverse levels split across four chapters, each with a unique boss. The only thing keeping you alive is your trusty javelin. You'll need to throw it to take out the various creatures attacking you, but you're completely defenseless until it's back in your hands, so think before you throw ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/javel-ein/27576/

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