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Tribes: Ascend review — free online fps

Tribes: Ascend is the lat­est offer­ing from Hi-​​​​Rez stu­dios, the game is still in beta at time of writ­ing — so any­thing might change; and this is really more of a pre­view than a review.  Tribes: Ascend is a much-​​​​anticipated revival of the Tribes fran­chise.  The game will be free to play, Hi-​​​​Rez Stu­dios will […]
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A screenshot from Wizard 101

The Search for the Best Free mmo — Wizard 101

Yes, it’s a kid’s game, and yes, I’m still review­ing it. While it is most def­i­nitely aimed at a much younger audi­ence than the other games I’ve reviewed, Wiz­ard 101 is still one of the bet­ter ones. Wiz­ard 101 eschews the typ­i­cal for­mula for MMO com­bat in favor of a card-​​​​based bat­tle sys­tem. Play­ers take […]
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TF2 now free to play forever!

Team Fortress 2 has gone free to play! After months of test­ing out their new “Mann-​​​​Co Store”; devel­oper Valve has finally decided to allow any­one and every­one to play TF2 free of charge! Trad­ing and craft­ing are pro­hib­ited until you spend any amount of money in the Mann-​​​​co store; how­ever this is hardly an issue […]
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The search for the best free mmo — Mabinogi

This one is actu­ally a bit out of order, Vin­dic­tus is the sequel to Mabinogi, how­ever it was reviewed first. That’s because there’s really no pat­tern to which game will be reviewed next, there’s just a big list of games to be reviewed (in no par­tic­u­lar order). That being said, there’s no rea­son to skip […]
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Dungeons and Dragons Online screenshot

The search for the best free mmo — Dungeons and Dragons Online

This will be the first of quite a few games I’ll be review­ing that no longer requires a monthly sub­scrip­tion. DDO (Dun­geons and Drag­ons Online) has a unique game­play style — as you play your adven­tures are nar­rated. The nar­ra­tor tells you if your char­ac­ter can hear trolls in the next room for instance. A […]
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Minecraft — The ultimate sandbox

Minecraft is a game with blocky mod­els, low res­o­lu­tion tex­tures, only basic sound effects, and no plot. The AI is lim­ited at best, and inter­ac­tions are sim­plis­tic. You must play this game! Con­fused? Every­thing in the pre­vi­ous para­graph is absolutely true, Minecraft was devel­oped by a small team, orig­i­nally just one devel­oper (since expanded to a […]
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The search for the best free mmo — Vindictus

Vin­dic­tus is an MMORPG built by Nexus, the same folks behind Mabinogi, and Maple Story — in fact, in Korea Vin­dic­tus is called Mabinogi: Heroes. Vin­dic­tus was built using the Source engine, the very same game engine used to cre­ate such games as Half-​​​​Life 2, and Dark Mes­siah: Of Might and Magic. That piqued my […]
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