Cheapskate Gamer | Review and download FREE PC Games Your Complete Listing for FREE and Ultra-cheap AAA PC Games Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 Hearthstone : Heroes of WarCraft /pc_strategy_games/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft/ /pc_strategy_games/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:13 +0000 /?p=3389 Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game where players choose one of nine epic Warcraft heroes to play as, and then take turns playing cards from their customizable decks to cast potent spells, use heroic weapons or abilities, or summon powerful characters to crush their opponent.]]>

Genre(s): Casual/Card,
Strategy/Turn-Based Strategy

Metacritic Rating: 88 (out of 100)

GameSpot Rating: 8 (out of 10)

Price: Free-to-Play

Link(s): us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/‎

Description:
Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game that anyone can enjoy. Players choose one of nine epic Warcraft heroes to play as, and then take turns playing cards from their customizable decks to cast potent spells, use heroic weapons or abilities, or summon powerful characters to crush their opponent.

Hearthstone is a collectible card game that revolves around turn-based matches between two opponents, operated through Blizzard’s Battle.net. Players can choose from a number of game modes, with each offering a slightly different experience. Players start the game with a substantial collection of ‘basic’ cards, but can gain rarer and more powerful cards through purchasing packs of additional cards, or as reward for competing in the Arena. Players can also disenchant unwanted cards, destroying them in exchange for arcane dust, a resource which can be used to create new cards. Card packs and entry to the Arena can be purchased with gold, an in-game currency rewarded for completing randomized daily quests and winning matches, or by using real money in the in-game store.

Hearthstone is set within the Warcraft universe, with its characters, cards and locations drawing from existing lore.

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Release Date: March 11, 2014

Players: Single Player, Multi-player

ERSB: T for “Teen”

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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World of War Planes /pc_action_games/world-of-war-planes/ /pc_action_games/world-of-war-planes/#respond Mon, 09 May 2016 11:00:48 +0000 /?p=3384 World of Warplanes is a stand alone, free-to-play, multiplayer action game and has many similarities to World of Tanks.]]>

Genre(s): Action/3rd Person,
Simulation/Flying,
Massively Multiplayer,
Simulation/Combat

Metacritic Rating: 69 (out of 100)

Price: Free-to-play

Link(s): http://www.download_game.com

Description:
World of Warplanes is a stand alone, free-to-play, multiplayer action game and has many similarities to World of Tanks by the same developer. The goal of each match (maximal 15 minutes) is to either wipe out all enemy players or gain air superiority by destroying ground targets. The game feature a number of aircraft from different nations which all handle differently and have their advantages; basically they can be divided into fast fighter aircraft with focus on dogfight capabilities, heavily armored ground attack aircraft and heavy fighters which are somewhere in between. The controls are action-based and have helps like a prompt which shows how to lead the target. When a certain component, e.g. motor or wings, is hit often enough it may fail even if the overall health points are in a uncritical state.

The main motivational factor are experience points which are earned in each match and come in three flavors: crew points (used to train the pilot or rear gunner to earn perks), aircraft points (used to research new upgrade modules for the aircraft) and free experience (can be used on anything, including research new aircraft). Specific experience can be converted into free experience. Unlocked aircraft and modules still have to be bought with money which is either earned in-game or bought via micro-transactions. Also available for purchase are premium accounts which accelerate earned experience and money. While the aircraft come from different time periods and nations (which have their own research trees), there is no restriction which aircraft can be paired up in a team.

Publisher: Wargaming.net, Inc.

Developer: Wargaming.net, Inc.

Release Date: November 13, 2013

Players: Massively multiplayer online

ERSB: T for “Teen”

Sample Gameplay Video(s):
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Boson X /pc_action_games/boson-x/ /pc_action_games/boson-x/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:00:50 +0000 /?p=3380 Boson X is a FREE 3rd-Person autorunner game. Use precise timing and fast reflexes to navigate a hazardous subatomic world where floors and ceilings don't exist.]]>

Genre(s): Action/3rd Person

Metacritic Rating: 82 (out of 100)

Price: Free

Link(s): http://www.boson-x.com/

Description:
Boson X is a FREE 3rd-Person autorunner game. Build up speed inside a massive particle accelerator and generate high-energy collisions to discover strange new particles. Use precise timing and fast reflexes to navigate a hazardous subatomic world where floors and ceilings don’t exist. Will you be fast enough to find the elusive Boson X?

Boson X will not offer you a bread crumb trail of rewards or new hats. It’s not going to ask you to come back every day for a daily reward, and it has no IAP to sell you. Its only offer to you is the challenge of unlocking all the stages, and beating the best scores you and your friends have set down. Yet, somehow, through a mix of style and very measured mechanics, it’s an amazingly compelling game.

Publisher: Mu & Heyo

Developer: Mu & Heyo

Release Date: September 6, 2013

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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War Thunder /pc_action_games/war-thunder/ /pc_action_games/war-thunder/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:00:37 +0000 /?p=3375 War Thunder is a free-to-play next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.]]>

Genre(s): Action/First-Person Shooter,
Massively Multiplayer,
Simulation/Flying,
Simulation/Combat

Metacritic Rating: 76 (out of 100)

IGN.com Rating: 7.2 (out of 10) “Good”

Price: Free-to-Play

Link(s): http://warthunder.com/

Description:
War Thunder is a free-to-play next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.

The game is set to contain aircraft, armored vehicles, and ships from the Spanish Civil War to Korean War time period. However, the full game currently (as of the writing of this listing) only contains aircraft and a limited number of ground vehicles, with further aircraft and ground vehicles, as well as ships, to be implemented later. Most maps in-game are either directly or indirectly based on real-life battles of the era.

Combat is tailored to the gameplayer’s inclination whether it be arcade, realistic, or hard-core simulation battles styles.

Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment

Developer: Gaijin Entertainment

Release Date: November 1, 2012 (Open Beta)

Players: Single Player, Massively multiplayer online

ERSB: T for “Teen”

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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Beneath a Steel Sky /pc_adventure_games/beneath-a-steel-sky/ /pc_adventure_games/beneath-a-steel-sky/#respond Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:00:29 +0000 /?p=2262 Beneath a Steel Sky is a critically acclaimed, FREE cyberpunk science-fiction point-and-click adventure game.]]>

Genre(s): Adventure/Point and Click

Metacritic Rating: 82 (out of 100)

Price: Free

Link(s): http://www.acid-play.com/download/beneath-steel-sky

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http://www.gog.com/gamecard/beneath_a_steel_sky

Description:

Beneath a Steel Sky is a FREE cyberpunk science-fiction point-and-click adventure game. Set in a dystopian future, the player assumes the role of Robert Foster. As a child, he was stranded in a wasteland known as “the Gap” and adopted by a group of local Indigenous Australians, gradually adjusting to his life in the wilderness. After many years, armed security officers arrive, killing the locals and taking Robert back to Union City. Robert escapes and soon uncovers the corruption which lies in the city.

Beneath a Steel Sky is set at an unknown point in the future, when the Earth has been significantly damaged by pollution and/or nuclear fallout.

In Australia, the six states and two territories who have been consumed by their respective capital cities are described as “city states”. Union City is the second largest of the six remaining city states after the acquisition of Asio-City. Notably ASIO is Australia’s national intelligence agency.

After the “Euro-American War”, all participants agreed upon a set of ideals described as the “neo democratic principles” which remove all labour representation and social benefits. Ironically, those that subscribe to these principles are called “Unions”, contrasting the real world definition of what a trade union pushes for. Those that oppose the Unions’ ideals are called “Corporations”. All of the City States in Australia are either Corporations or Unions.

The larger political context of the game involves a conflict between Union City and the Hobart Corporation, whereby they are each trying to achieve market dominance by the use of sabotage. During the game, characters in Union City remark that Hobart Corporation is winning the “economic war” by flooding the market with “cheap, gimmicky garbage,” although it is never clarified whether this is mere propaganda.

Beneath a Steel Sky was critically acclaimed. PC Gamer awarded it the “Best Dialogue” award, and it won the “Best Adventure” award at the Golden Joystick Awards in 1995. It was also a commercial success, reaching the number one place on the British GALLUP charts. It is often referred to as one of the best adventure games of all-time.

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Developer: Revolution Software; Charles Cecil, Daniel Marchant, Dave Cummins, Dave Gibbons, Tony Warriner

Release Date: March 1994

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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Sonic Chrono Adventure /pc_action_games/sonic-chrono-adventure/ /pc_action_games/sonic-chrono-adventure/#respond Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:00:07 +0000 /?p=3345 Sonic Chrono Adventure is a FREE platform Sonic the Hedgehog fangame. It is third in a series of Sonic the Hedgehog fan-made games.]]>

Genre(s): Action/Platform,
Casual/Arcade,
Casual/Retro

3rd Party Rating: None found, but an interesting article on the fan-made Sonic trilogy can be found here

Price: Free

Link(s): https://sites.google.com/site/sonicchronoadventure/

Description:
Sonic Chrono Adventure is a FREE platform Sonic the Hedgehog fangame. It is third in the series of Sonic the Hedgehog fan-made games by Felipe Daneluz (known on the Internet as “LakeFeperd”). His first two Sonic-based games were called Sonic: Before the Sequel and Sonic: After the Sequel. Both of these games are also listed and described here on Cheapskategamer.com

Chronologically, Sonic Chrono Adventure takes place between the officially licensed games of Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles.

All the gameplay and mechanics involved in the officially produced Sonic series (by Sega) and the previous fan-made games by LakeFeperd are used. This one, being the last of his creations is perhaps the best of the bunch having given the designer more time to hone his craft at cloning and improving the Sonic series gameplay.


Publisher: LakeFeperd

Developer: LakeFeperd/Felipe Daneluz

Release Date: March 2013

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A.

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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The Light /pc_adventure_games/the-light/ /pc_adventure_games/the-light/#respond Mon, 29 Feb 2016 11:00:26 +0000 /?p=3358 The Light is a FREE 1st-person adventure game. It's more of an interactive philosophical story. An experience more than a game. ]]>

Genre(s): Adventure/Action Adventure

3rd Party Rating: None found.

Price: Free

Link(s): http://www.indiedb.com/games/serge-noskov-the-light/downloads/the-light

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http://depositfiles.com/files/skvzrw3dk?

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http://www.mediafire.com/download/2341js3sf4jrul8/Svet_Final_Build.rar

Description:
The Light is a FREE 1st-person adventure game. It’s more of an interactive philosophical story. An experience more than a game.

It’s a simple adventure about collecting items and using them to progress through an increasingly abstract story. The Light is short, and it’s puzzles are basic, which is a good thing, because it’s all in Russian. See below for a YouTube video with English translations. Hit the “P” key when you’re at the main menu to “Play”.

Don’t let the Russian text put you off. This game has one of the most gorgeous environments ever rendered in the Unity engine.

It is a part of something bigger that will encourage you to rethink and reevaluate the whole genre of such games for yourself.

“Travel to a world without humans. Where the peace and the beauty of the world reign. The history of probable futures of mankind, the mystery of our evolution, our progress, and our desires for luxury and infinite resources.”

Key features:
• Relaxing atmosphere. Calm and quiet.
• Beautiful environment.
• Interactive storytelling.

Publisher: Sergey Noskov

Developer: Sergey Noskov

Release Date: September 9, 2012

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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Sonic: Before the Sequel /pc_action_games/sonic-before-the-sequel/ /pc_action_games/sonic-before-the-sequel/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:00:26 +0000 /?p=3338 Sonic: Before the Sequel is a FREE platform game. It is an unofficial work based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series' which was set after the original Sonic the Hedgehog.]]>

Genre(s): Action/Platform,
Casual/Arcade,
Casual/Retro

Games Reviews Rating: 5 Stars (out of 5)

Price: Free

Link(s): https://sites.google.com/site/sonicbts/

Description:
Sonic: Before the Sequel is a FREE platform game. It is an unofficial work based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series’ which was set after the original Sonic the Hedgehog. It lets you play as Sonic or Tails through a selection of new levels and tells the story of how Sonic and Tails came to meet and how they ended up at Emerald Hill Zone together.

A Sonic 2 sequel is also available, called Sonic: After the Sequel

Publisher: Lake Freperd

Developer: Lake Freperd/Felipe Daneluz

Release Date: 2013

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A.

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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Save the Date /pc_adventure_games/save-the-date/ /pc_adventure_games/save-the-date/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:00:07 +0000 /?p=3325 Save the Date is a FREE adventure game/dating simulation where you follow a dialog tree and attempt to "save your date" from disaster.]]>

Genre(s): Adventure/Text-Based,
Adventure/Point and Click
Simulation/Life

3rd Party Rating: None found.

Price: Free

Link(s): http://paperdino.com/save-the-date/

Description:
Save the Date is a FREE adventure game/dating simulation where you follow a dialog tree and attempt to “save your date” from disaster. On attempt after another usually ends up in increasingly improbable tragedy. Can you ultimately save the date? Good luck.

Save the Date was an Indie Cade finalist in 2013.

Publisher: Paper Dino Software

Developer: Paper Dino Software, Chris Cornell

Release Date: 2013

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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Masq /pc_adventure_games/masq/ /pc_adventure_games/masq/#respond Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:00:16 +0000 /?p=3300 Masq is a FREE soap-opera adventure game where your choose your path in a 2D cartoon drawn story.]]>

Genre(s): Adventure/Point and Click,
Simulation/Life

Game Faqs Rating: 92 (out of 10)

Price: Free

Link(s): http://www.alteraction.com/
OR

http://www.alteraction.com/masq67.exe

Description:
Masq is a FREE soap-opera adventure game where your choose your path in a 2D cartoon drawn story.

In Masq, you can choose your own adult adventure. The game features five episodes that let you interact with characters using a variety of pre-written responses.

When you complete a playthrough, you get half a dozen images showing other scenes you might have missed. In the 15 minutes it took you to read an ending, you attempted to keep you fashion design company solvent, solve your best friend’s murder, and resolve some tension with your wife. You probably failed at all of those. But then, in amoung those frames at the end, is a shot of you tossing a frisbee for a young kid on a beach. A kid? You didn’t even meet a kid. Why are you playing with him, and how di you get to that beach? You go back and try again and again, each time stumbling down new branches of Masq’s seedy, soap opera world.

Publisher: Alteraction

Developer: Alteraction

Release Date: 2002

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A. Likely “M” for mature.

Sample Gameplay Screenshot:

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