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Old games remade

Monday, 8 November 2010

There exists a whole plethora of old games that have been remade as open-source or freeware, dubbed remakeware.

Here is a list of classic games that have been remade to work on modern computers.

Aleph One

Aleph One is a free software first-person shooter game engine based on the source code of Bungie Software’s 1995 game Marathon 2: Durandal.

Download Aleph One

Battlezone1 brings you back BattleZone’s amazing Stars and Stripes & The Red Brigade missions and The Red Odyssey’s challenging Dogs of War & Red Storm missions, plus a chance to play numerous opponents in multiplayer.

Download Battlezone1

DHTML Lemmings

In-browser remake of the classic Lemmings. The basic objective of the game is to guide lemmings through a number of obstacles to a designated exit.

Play DHTML Lemmings

Doomsday Engine

The Doomsday Engine allows you to play the classic first-person shooters DOOM, Heretic, and Hexen using modern technology, with hardware accelerated 3D graphics, surround sound and much more.

Download Doomsday Engine


Exult is a project to recreate Ultima 7 for modern operating systems, using the game’s original plot, data, and graphics files.

Download Exult


Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age…

Download FreeCiv


FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization. The objective of the game is to create an independent nation.

Download FreeCol


Hedgewars is a turn based strategy, artillery, action and comedy game, featuring the antics of pink hedgehogs with attitude as they battle from the depths of hell to the depths of space.

Download HedgeWars


IMOGEN is an animated adventure game in sixteen sections; Each section contains a number of puzzles based on a particular theme

Download Imogen


KeeperFX is an extensive mod for Dungeon Keeper. It is written by fans and not supported by original developer. It contains some of original Dungeon Keeper data, but many files
are also modified or remade.

Download KeeperFX

King’s Quest Remakes

King’s Quest I and II remakes, also a remake of Quest for Glory II.

Download King’s Quest Remakes

King’s Quest III

A remake of Roberta William’s classic 1986 hit, King’s Quest III. Remade in colours and style to match Sierra’s Kings Quest 5 and Kings Quest 6 releases, and using the AGS engine by Chris Jones, IA promises an enjoyable remake of this landmark game.

Download King’s Quest III


La-Mulana is a freeware free-roaming platformer game designed to look, sound, and play like a classic MSX game.

Download La-Mulana

Lords of Conquest

Lords of Conquest was an old computer game from the late 1980s that is still played today. It was originally developed by Eon Software and published by Electronic Arts.

Play Lords of Conquest

Mechwarrior 4

Studio MekTek, in association with Smith and Tinker, INC., Virtual World Entertainment, LLC, Catalyst Game Labs, and Microsoft Games, is happy to announce the release of Mechwarrior4 Free.

Download Mechwarrior 4


OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy game engine supporting early Westwood games like Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

Download OpenRA


OpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon the popular Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe”, written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Download OpenTTD


OpenTyrian is a port of the DOS shoot-em-up Tyrian. Jason Emery generously gave the OpenTyrian developers a copy of the Tyrian 2.1 source code, which has since been ported from Turbo Pascal to C.

Download OpenTyrian

Planet M.U.L.E.

Planet M.U.L.E. is a free remake of the original game M.U.L.E. and a Tribute to it’s original designer Dan Bunten & Ozark Softscape.

Download Planet M.U.L.E.


The original Quake is a first-person shooter released by id Software in 1996. Quake Flash was ported by Michael Rennie.

Play Quake Flash

Quake Live

QUAKE LIVE is a new and innovative multiplayer game experience from id Software – the creators of DOOM, WOLFENSTEIN and QUAKE – that offers players of all skill levels an easily accessible multiplayer game and community through a single website.

Play Quake Live


Risen3D is an advanced Doom port by Graham Jackson based on Jaakko Keranen’s Doomsday port. Risen3D should be used as a stand alone port as it does not require any of the Doomsday binaries.

Download Risen3D

Sim City Classic

In SimCity™, the rules are based on city planning and management, and it is playable in-browser.

Play Sim City Classic


Simutrans is a freeware and open-source transportation simulation game.

Download Simutrans


Stratagus is a free cross-platform real-time strategy gaming engine. It includes support for playing over Internet/LAN, or playing vs. computer opponents.

Download Stratagus

Streets of Rage Remake

A freeware remake of the whole Streets of Rage trilogy started on March 2003.

Download Streets of Rage Remake

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining (TSL) is an unofficial continuation to the King’s Quest series created by fans, which was granted official legal permission from King’s Quest copyright holder Vivendi Games, Inc.

Download The Silver Lining

The Spring Project

Spring is a project aiming to create a new and versatile RTS Engine with remakes of Total Annihilation.

Download The Spring Project

The Ultima 6 Project

The Ultima 6 Project is a retelling of Origin Systems’TM classic 1990 RPG Ultima VI: The False Prophet implemented as a Mod, or Siegelet, for the Dungeon Siege game engine.

Download The Ultima 6 Project

The Ur-Quan Masters

The project started in August 2002, when Toys For Bob released the partially ported sources of Star Control 2 3DO version to the fan community. Their goal is to port this wonderful game to current personal computers and operating systems.

Download The Ur-Quan Masters

Theme Hospital / CorsixTH

This project aims to reimplement the game engine of Theme Hospital, and be able to load the original game data files.

Download Theme Hospital / CorsixTH


UFO: Alien Invasion is a squad-based tactical strategy game in the tradition of the old X-COM PC games, but with a twist. Our game combines military realism with hard science-fiction and the weirdness of an alien invasion. The carefully constructed turn-based system gives you pin-point control of your squad while maintaining a sense of pace and danger.

Download UFO:AI

UFO: The Two Sides

UFO: The Two Sides is a multiplayer remake of the original game X-Com: Defence / Ufo: Enemy Uknown, developed by Mythos Games and MicroProse in early 90′.

Download UFO: The Two Sides

Ultima IV: Flash Version

Ultima IV: Flash Version is a new and improved version of the classic role-playing game released in 1985. This new version widens the appeal of Richard Garriot’s original game and tells the story of The Quest of the Avatar to a younger generation of game players

Play Ultima IV: Flash Version

Ultima V: Lazarus

Ultima V: Lazarus is an exceedingly ambitious project that greatly improves the graphics and sound of the PC version of Ultima V. However, that’s not all. Rather than releasing an “upgrade patch,” as happened with Ultima IV, what we’ve done is a true from-the-ground-up remake of the gaming classic, Ultima V.

Download Ultima V: Lazarus

Warzone 2100

In Warzone 2100, you command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles.

Download Warzone 2100


Widelands is an open source (GPLed) real-time strategy game. It is built upon the SDL and other open source libraries and is (and will always be) under heavy development. If you knew Settlers I & II™ (© Bluebyte), then you already have a rough idea what Widelands is all about because widelands is heavily inspired by those two games.

Download Widelands

Wing Commander Remake

Back in 1993 Privateer was released as part of the Wing Commander series and became a great success in the gaming industry. Over 10 years later a small group of privateer enthusiasts reintroduced the game with a new graphic engine and real 3D spaceflight.

Download Wing Commander Remake

Wonderboy III The Dragon’s Trap

Wonderboy III was released by Sega for the Sega Master System in 1989. This remake is available for Windows and needs the .net 2.0 framework and DirectX. The game is very complete and even comes with a level editor.

Download Wonderboy III The Dragon’s Trap


Have the mascots of your favorite free software programs battle in the Wormux arena. Using dynamite, grenades, baseball bats and other bazookas,… exterminate your opponent in a funny 2D cartoon style environment.

Download Wormux


Zelda Classic is a tribute to the greatest video game of all time: Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. It has been developed into an exact replica of the NES version that we all know and love.

Download ZeldaClassic


xu4 is a recreation of the classic computer RPG Ultima IV for modern operating systems.

Download xu4