The Balloon Quest is a 2D platformer game that combines classic gameplay with more than a few modern twists. This indie game from Get Grumpy Games is not just for lovers of video game classics but kids and adults who are looking for something new. The game centers on a boy and his sister, her balloon and their adventures together.
Bloodline Champions is an action fighting game created by Stunlock Studios. In this multiplayer game players are divided into the Cold and Warm teams. The emphasis here is on fighting, but there are several modes such as Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch and map point control among others.
Royal Revolt is a reverse tower defense game with the developer Flaregames adding some nice twists that raise it above other similar games. It doesn’t just have really cool graphics but the controls are also easy to learn and pick up. In Royal Revolt, you learn that after spending time in school learning magic your father’s kingdom has been overrun by his siblings. Now it is your task to restore order to the kingdom and get the throne back.
Pirates Love Daisies, from game developer GSkinner is a free tower defense game for Windows 8 where you have to run afoul of Davey Jones, who is sending in his forces to steal your resources. Overall a fast paced tower defense play with plenty of game modes and maps to keep you occupied.
PlanetSide 2 is the follow up to PlanetSide, and Sony Entertainment Online has upped the ante with this one. While the game features the same world and groups, the world is much bigger and the battles are more epic in nature. The action is also more frenetic and yet is still accessible to new players.
If you’re in the mood for some multiplayer mech action, Hawken is what you need. Developed by Adhesive Games, it’s an exhilarating game that will really make you feel like you’re controlling a mech. There are the usual multiplayer modes like deathmatch and free for all, but there’s more to the game than that.
Alien Swarm is a top down shoot em up where up to 4 players can co-op. Developed by Valve Corporation your objective is to go through the various levels and destroy the aliens. It’s a fast paced game that provides plenty of action, and the science fiction theme levels, plus the assorted weapons, raise it above the average freeware shoot em up.
Urban Terror is a free first person shooter multiplayer game for Windows and the Mac. Developed and published by Silicon Ice Development/Frozen Sand, LLC it is a tactical shooter that combines elements from classic FPS games while adding new features that make it more engaging. You get to do a lot of shooting here, but your character can also perform some cool feats.
VDrift is an open source, cross platform game for Linux, Windows and the Mac, with the emphasis being on drift racing. Created by Joe Venzon, the game is under continuous development, but it is downloadable and very playable. The game currently has 45 tracks that are based on real world tracks and more than 45 cars, all of which are based on real vehicles as well.