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« on: December 21, 2007, 07:46:40 PM »

As the year comes to a close, I decided that I would make a list of the best freeware games released THIS year. Note: these are my opinions, so don't get mad if your favorite game doesn't make the list or a game you don't like does.
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Best Shooter:
Fraxy

This game's level editor makes infinite possibilities for enemies which makes A LOT of action!

Runner Ups:
The Cleaner
Return to Sector 9
Clean Asia!



Best Platformer:
Knytt Stories

Relaxing music, incredible atmoshpere, and an easy-to-use level editor make this a game that makes you want to keep on playing!

Runner Ups:
Hurrican
Ninjah
Polychromatic Funk Monkey



Best RPG:
Last Scenario

Great characters, story, and length make this RPG a worthy choice!
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Best Puzzler:
Ac!dBomb 2: Rearmed

The ticking of the clock, an excellent soundtrack, and suspensful puzzling make this game incredibly fun!

Runner Up:
Ice Breaker



Best Strategy Game:
Battleships Forever

Based on the hit, Warning Forever, this game features great graphics and features!

Runner Up:
The Jeluvian Project
Command and Conquer



Most Original Game:
Toribash

THE MOST IN-DEPTH FIGHTING SYSTEM EVER MADE!

Runner Ups:
Mr. Blocko - Super Tournament Edition
Synaesthete
Chalk



Best Multiplayer:
Mr. Blocko - Super Tournament Edition

Incredibly fun multiplayer, tons of customizable options, and possibly the most creative game of all time!

Runner Up:
Sumotori Dreams



Best Writing:
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die

The pure comic GENIOUS makes this game great!

Runner Ups:
Trilby: The Art of Theft


Best Sound:
Synaesthete

Quite possibly the greatest soundtrack ever.

Runner Ups:
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die
Return to Sector 9
Ac!dBomb 2: Rearmed



Best Character:
Juni from Knytt Stories

Charming pixel work and nice animation make Juni a lovable character!

Runner Ups:
Trilby from Trilby: The Art of Theft

Mr. Blocko from Mr. Blocko - Super Tournament Edition

Sam and Max from Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die




Best Graphical Achievement:
Hurrican

Smooth animations and great 3D modeling make Hurrican a winner!

Runner Ups:
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die
Synaesthete
Toribash



Best Hybrid:
Mr. Blocko - Super Tournament Edition

A better mix couldn't have been pulled off by anyone else.

Runner Ups:
The Jeluvian Project
The Cleaner
Synaesthete



Best Game Devoted To Physics:
Toribash

Incredibly in-depth and easy controls are what make this great!

Runner Ups:
JelloCar
Crayon Physics
Ninjah



Best Abstract Game:
Echoes

Great whooshy graphics and an extra minigame, all with lots of action make this a winner!

Runner Ups:
Synaesthete
Polychromatic Funk Monkey
Clean Asia!



Best Editor:
Fraxy

Easy drag, drop, turn, test features make a long project short!

Runner Ups:
Knytt Stories
Ninjah



Best Competition Entry:
Clean Asia!

Clean visuals, great action, hard bosses, and cool features make cactus' biggest production a winner!

Runner Ups:
Bloody Zombies
Varia
Cottage of Doom



Best Browser Game:
Portal: The Flash Version

A great remake of Valve's hit game, Portal!

Runner Ups:
Powder Game
vNES
Vector TD



Best Developer:
Nifflas

Nifflas has managed to make great/peaceful games. Games that are known throughout the freeware gaming world. For that, he gets this award.

Runner Ups:
Perfect Run
Vertigo Games
Ben Croshaw



Best Game in a Small Window:
MinishoterRS Delta

Lots of characters, action, weapons, and unlockables make this minigame not that mini.

Runner Ups:
Guxt
Bloody Zombies
Plasma Warrior



Best Remake/Clone:
Hurrican

This Turrican remake manages to stay just as the original and yet still has a new look!

Runner Ups:
Patrol Falcon
Portal: The Flash Version



Best Sequel/Prequel:
Trilby: The Art of Theft

A great prequel to the AGS game, 5 Days A Stranger, that manages to keep suspense to a maximum!

Runner Ups:
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die
Knytt Stories
Ac!dBomb 2: Rearmed



Best Game With Many Unlockables:
Return to Sector 9

Tons of ships, weapons, paint jobs, and modes of play are surely praiseworthy!

Runner Ups:
MinishoterRS Delta
Trilby: The Art of Theft
Synaesthete



Best Commercial Game Released as Freeware This Year:
Command and Conquer

One of the best RTS's ever!
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Runner Up:
Alien Carnage
Toribash
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die



Best Replay Value:
Mr. Blocko - Super Tournament Edition

Very fun multiplayer AND single player will keep you playing for hours!

Runner Ups:
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die
Knytt Stories
Fraxy



Most Innovative Controls:
Toribash

Simple and innovative ways to move the character are fantastic!

Runner Ups:
Return to Sector 9
Sumotori Dreams
Synaesthete



Best Story:
Trilby: The Art of Theft

This stealth-platformer tells about Trilby, two years before he gets trapped in a dead man's house...

Runner Up:
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die
The Cleaner



Best Bosses:
Banana Nababa

Hard bosses and many forms give Banana Nababa this award!

Runner Ups:
Synaesthete
MinishoterRS Delta
The Cleaner



Best Frustrating Game:
Banana Nababa

Addictive gameplay in a boss-only game fortifies the reason why this game gets this award!

Runner Ups:
Punishment: The Punishing
Flywrench
Ac!dBomb 2: Rearmed



Game Most Likely To Be Remembered:
Knytt Stories

The vast platforming experience almost never ends.

Runner Ups:
Mr. Blocko - Super Tournament Edition
Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die
Battleships Forever



Game of the Year 2007:
Fraxy



Epic battles, an easy editor, incredible action, what more can you ask for? This game is awesome. That needs to be said. For all of you who don't like Fraxy, build your own bosses and then play.

Runner Ups:
Knytt Stories
Toribash
Return to Sector 9


I hope you've enjoyed this year's installment of Best Freeware Games of the Year!
Thanks to GameHippo, Tigsource, Nifflas, Caiman, Perfect Run, the Toribash Team, mon, Flickr, Vertigo Games, ImageShack, Tell-Tale Games, The Escapist, IndyGamer, cactus, Binary Zoo, Poke53280, the Gamingw forums, and MaxGames for pics!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 03:16:48 AM »

What a great list! I haven't played Fraxy yet. Looks neat.

P.S. It is "sumotori", not "sumoroti". Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007, 05:22:11 AM »

What a great list! I haven't played Fraxy yet. Looks neat.

P.S. It is "sumotori", not "sumoroti". Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007, 05:38:47 AM »

It's still "Sumoroti" at Best Multiplayer !!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007, 06:20:20 AM »

Whoops! I forgot there were 2.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 11:44:25 AM »

Not a bad list at all, but you're missing Crayon Physics.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 12:26:01 PM »

I like Crayon Physics, but I only allow 3 runner ups. (pet peeve)
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 08:18:12 PM »

I'll be adding more categories soon.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007, 09:59:55 AM »

Best Games Not On "Best Freeware Games of '07" List:
Lunaria

An amazing horizontal Star Soldier-like game by Hot Pulse (French-Bread collaborators and makers of Bike Banditz)! By far the best freeware shooter of the year; Hellsinker, Trouble Witches etc are much better but you said "freeware" not "indie" Sad

Runner Ups:
Iwanaga
Guxt
Echoes

Special Mention:
Blocksum was released on 31/12/2006 but it's SO GOOD



Really though, thanks for going to the effort of making this list. I can't say I agree with most of the choices, but all the games you listed are definitely worth playing Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007, 10:46:51 AM »

Yeah, it looks like Lunaria was originally released in 2006. I do love Hellsinker. Trouble Witches never really got my attention. I'm pretty sure Echoes was released in '06 (I still can't get enough of it). I didn't like Iwanaga that much. Blocksum is incredible. I'll try Guxt again. Don't worry, I'll be adding more categories as they come to mind.
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2007, 12:21:38 PM »

Yeah, it looks like Lunaria was originally released in 2006. I do love Hellsinker. Trouble Witches never really got my attention. I'm pretty sure Echoes was released in '06 (I still can't get enough of it). I didn't like Iwanaga that much. Blocksum is incredible. I'll try Guxt again. Don't worry, I'll be adding more categories as they come to mind.
Argh, you're right; I just checked Lunaria's site and it was released on December 30th last year Sad Echoes was definitely released in '07 though (either late Feb or early Mar).
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2007, 12:33:04 PM »

Yeah, it looks like Lunaria was originally released in 2006. I do love Hellsinker. Trouble Witches never really got my attention. I'm pretty sure Echoes was released in '06 (I still can't get enough of it). I didn't like Iwanaga that much. Blocksum is incredible. I'll try Guxt again. Don't worry, I'll be adding more categories as they come to mind.
Argh, you're right; I just checked Lunaria's site and it was released on December 30th last year Sad Echoes was definitely released in '07 though (either late Feb or early Mar).
Ah, well, I'll still add more categories. (Side note: nice work on the Banana Nababa runs)
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2007, 03:02:08 PM »

Thanks, I can't wait to see them! You've already mentioned a few great games that I hadn't gotten around to playing yet (Varia, Mr Blocko) and I bet there are more to come. (Side note: Thanks! The 4th boss was such a bitch)

edit: oh, you've added some categories already. MinishoterRS Delta looks fun Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2007, 03:23:17 PM »

Thanks, I can't wait to see them! You've already mentioned a few great games that I hadn't gotten around to playing yet (Varia, Mr Blocko) and I bet there are more to come. (Side note: Thanks! The 4th boss was such a bitch)

edit: oh, you've added some categories already. MinishoterRS Delta looks fun Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2007, 12:00:56 PM »

Special Mention:
Blocksum was released on 31/12/2006 but it's SO GOOD
OH GOD YES! I loved Blocksum! I was really addicted to that game like 6 months ago.
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