The life of a gamer can be an expensive one.
Computers and consoles cost hundreds of dollars. Many games go for $50 or more. And if you want to play with a friend, you’ll need to shell out for extra controllers.
All this and more can really add up, but if you have a computer and the time and patience to go digging, there’s an enormous array of legitimately free games to be found online.
They range from no-budget indie games to big-budget online RPGs. Some may feature advertisements, offer optional paid content or charge a fee after you’ve reached a certain point in the game. But your initial outlay will always be zero dollars, and that gives you the chance to decide if a game is worth the cost.
Below is a sampling of free offerings. Check Ticket next week for more.
Where to find it: http://www.bonsaidefense.com
Where to find it: http://www.freeindiegam.es/ 2012/09/cuboid-sandbox-cominu.
‘Diaspora: Shattered Armistice’
It’s an impressive fan project with a lot of visual oomph, capturing the scale and visual splendor of the series’ spectacular space battles and putting you right in the thick of them.
This isn’t the only option for “BSG” fans, either; the free-to-play “Battlestar Galactia Online” (http: //us.battlestar-galactica .bigpoint.com) has been active for some time now. For: Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Where to find it: http://diaspora.hard-light.net .
Where to find it: http://www.parsecproductions.net /slender
‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’
Where to find it: http://www.swtor.com.