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STALKER: Anomaly or STALKER:Call of Chernobyl are probably the only free games I've invested more than 500 hours in. Albeit they are mods of Stalker:Call of Pripyat, they are standalone by themselves.

Other than that, any and all free games out there (including popular ones like Path of Exile) sooner or later end up with paywalls, shading trading business within the game or boring after the first few hours (e.g. I got bored with Team Fortress 2 after 40 hours).

But I have to ask though: Can't you see a review, download a demo or just plain watch a gameplay video of a game to get the gist of it before you buy it? What makes the purchase of a game always being regrettable? I've bought way too many games on GOG and never regretted a single thing I've bought.

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Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls is a fun game if you enjoy games similar to Shantae or Shovel Knight with a bit of Kirby or Mega Man thrown into the mix.

• Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/467380/Khimera_Destroy_All_Monster_Girls/

• Itch: https://suits-sandals.itch.io/khimera-destroy-all-monster-girls

Chester Classic is a game I had previous experience on Xbox 360 when it was on their Xbox LIVE Indie Games section, it's like a mash-up and tribute to odd action side-scrollers like Earthworm Jim with various "Chesters" you can play as parodying various classic video games. This particular version was an enhanced version of the XBLIG version but it was recently re-released as freeware on PC some time ago as the developer is working on a new Unity remake under the name of Chester One.

• Chester Classic (along with a port of the original and soon alphas/betas): https://bennfried.itch.io/chester-classic

Tyrian 2000 is definitely a classic shoot 'em up with lots of weapons and modes to play around with, and the story mode is really cool. GOG has the 2000 version pre-packaged with DOSBox in an easy-to-play package, though there's the OpenTyrian port too though I don't see much development for that port and it's based on the older versions of Tyrian.

• Tyrian 2000 on GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/tyrian_2000

• OpenTyrian: https://bitbucket.org/opentyrian/opentyrian/wiki/Home

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  • 3 years later...

I have all these free games but I can’t really decide which ones are worth it to play.

For some context I usually enjoy realistic shooters (like Siege or Splinter Cell), arena shooters (like Titanfall or Apex), sandbox type games (Minecraft of Factorio), and whatever you would call games like Dark Souls or Sekiro.

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Warframe is the one that comes to mind. However, it's gotten sooo big that all new players will feel utterly lost as to what they should be doing for at least a month. Still, since the art style and combat mechanics are very good, I'd say it's a worthwhile time sink. Plus, you can earn the premium currency simply by trading with other players, which is a rarity in the free-to-play landscape

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