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Designed as a follow-up to The Legend of Zelda: A Link the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX is a free fan-made game for Windows and Mac OSX, utilizing the same sounds, mechanics, and sprites as the classic title.
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Looking for a more realistic take on medieval Japan? Try the DarthMod Shogun 2 modification for Total War: Shogun 2, which attempts to irradicate the "weak" arcade gameplay of the core game and replace it with better aritifical intelligence, control, and a re-designed melee system. After installing the main mod, make sure to install this patch for the latest bug fixes.
Set in the gorgeous town of Plymouth in the South of England during the 19th century, Alter Ego is a point-and-click adventure game with a sinister plot, as aritocrats begin to disappear without a trace. The story is split between the harrowing tales of Timothy Moor, the local thief, and Police Detective Bristol as they begin to uncover the town's dark secrets.
Age of Decadence describes itself as an "isometric, turn-based, single-player 3D role-playing game set in a low magic, post-apocalyptic world, inspired by the fall of the Roman Empire." How you settle disputes depends on your character: will you force the enemy into compliance through combat? Or through wit and intellect? The future of this world depends on the choices you make. Want more? Test your hand at the arena with the older combat demo.
Described as a "fast paced, highly competitive shooter with next-generation visuals," Blacklight: Retribution from Perfect World Entertainment and Zombie Studios officially launched last week, so take a few minutes to download the free-to-play client and jump in!
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