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Weekly Gametap-Age: Civilization IV: Warlords, Descent 3, and 11 New Free Games


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June 20th, 2008 by xamount

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New GameTap Gold Games (subscription required)

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords

From stone age to space age, your civilization struggles for supremacy. Wars, religion, government -- all decisions are yours. Guide your people from early prehistory into the stars. Plan your every move, play enemies and allies off one another, and become an empire whose foundations extend into the mists of human history. For the strong, there is immortality. For the weak, only oblivion.

Civ IV has been updated this week to include the much-requested Warlords expansion pack!

Descent 3

Today is not your day. The Post-Terran Mineral Corporation hires you to destroy robotic mines infected with an alien computer virus. Then they use small print in the contract to rope you into doing it again in a bunch of other mines. And now they're trying to kill you. You must pilot three hi-tech craft through mine tunnels, sprawling cities and outer space to get your revenge. And your paycheck.

American Deer Hunting 2000

American Deer Hunting 2000 is not an action-packed game. Much like real hunting, a lot of your time will be spent stalking your prey, luring it into the open, and getting off the lucky shot needed to bring him down. Relaxing and exciting all at the same time, American Deer Hunting 2000 authentically recreates the feel of real-life hunting.

New Free Games
Burnin’ Rubber

Scream down the track knocking opponents out of the way or crushing them beneath your wheels. But that’s not the half of it. You’ll also dodge dangerous obstacles, jump water traps, and battle inclement weather as take your vehicle combat skills to a new level and earn the checkered flag.

Magical Drop III

Like its predecessors, Magical Drop III is a puzzle game for one or two players. You adopt a character based on a Tarot card and guide them through a series of opponent-based puzzles. The puzzles are deceptively simple: you must pull colored balloons down from the ceiling and then throw them back up into play, creating like-colored chains of three or more to pop the balloon

Karate Champ

Prepare for battle, young grasshopper. Karate Champ puts the speed, skill, and honor back into fighting games. This is the game that started the one-on-one fighting genre, a staple of the videogame industry ever since. And it didn’t need any fancy fireballs or gruesome fatalities to keep the action fast and intense. Fists, feet, and lightning reflexes are all you need to taste victory.

3 Count Bout

With its jaw-dropping graphics and hard-hitting action, 3 Count Bout was one of the first games to truly capture the look and feel of professional wrestling. Step into the ring as one of a dozen mighty fighters, and bring the pain to your opponents with holds and throws too outrageous for television. Forget the pay-per-view... 3 Count Bout brings you the ultimate in pay-per-play entertainment!

Capcom Sports Club

Challenge your friends to three different sports, all with the colorful graphics and the tight gameplay you've come to expect from Capcom. Slam the ball into the rival team's hoop in basketball, send a streak of black and white flying toward your opponent's goal in soccer, and take the court by storm in a fast-paced game of tennis. Whatever you choose, you're sure to get a workout!

Super Qix

Super Qix marks the return of one of the most addictive puzzle games ever created, and builds on the concept quite nicely. You are no longer totally helpless against the Qix, Sparx and other adversaries, thanks to the inclusion of powerups in the game. Use powers like the shield and the time freeze to reclaim as much of the playing field as possible. But be quick, for the Qix is always waiting to strike

Bust-A-Move Again

Built around the same simple but addictive gameplay as the original, this stellar sequel adds a few new twists to the formula to keep things interesting. Now you can compete against the computer as well as another player for an extra bit of challenge -- or simply try to clear out all 100 hundred rounds of the puzzle mode.

League Bowling

Gather three friends around the screen and roll some balls. League Bowling is like a Friday night at the lanes, without the rental shoes and the strain of lifting a heavy ball. Although this game is simple in the extreme, load this baby up with friends around and let the challenges begin. Bowl on, you crazy diamond.


In Astrosmash, players assume the role of a veritable galactic goalie (in a space ship) trying to prevent anything from crash-landing on their planet. You'll get points for everything you shoot down and lose points for everything that you miss. Astrosmash features a relentless pace and frantic playing style not often seen in old school shooters.

Shark! Shark!

Shark! Shark! is living proof of the old proverb, "There's always a bigger fish." Your goal is to make sure that "bigger fish" is you! Swim the ocean depths in this Darwinian odyssey, gobbling up everything smaller than you while avoiding everything bigger…especially lethal sharks.


This ain't your father's puzzle game, no sir. Tube-It is part Tetris and part connect the dots, with a solid dose of speedy, high pressure action (and a dancing mascot) thrown in. As tubes of different shapes plummet from above, you must maneuver and rotate them to form connections, matching the colored nodes on one side of the screen with those on the other. No plumber ever had it this hard!

Full List of Free Games

1. 2020 Super Baseball
2. 1942
3. 1943: The Battle of Midway
4. 1st Division Manager
5. 3 Count Bout
6. Art of Fighting
7. Astrosmash
8. Bagh Chal
9. Ball 7 Deluxe
10. Baseball Stars 2
11. Baseball Stars Professional
12. Battle of Europe
13. Bee 52
14. Black Tiger
15. Blast Miner
16. BloodRayne
17. Brian Lara Cricket 2007
18. Bubble Bobble
19. Buku Kakuro
20. Buku Sudoku
21. BurgerTime
22. Burnin' Rubber
23. Bust-A-Move
24. Bust-A-Move Again
25. Cannon Fodder
26. Capcom Sports Club
27. Captain Commando
28. Captain Dynamo
29. CJ in the USA

30. Cj's Elephant Antics
31. Colin McRae Rally 2005
32. Colony 7
33. Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
34. Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
35. D.N.A.
36. Daikatana
37. Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
38. Defender
39. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
40. Disciples II: Rise of the Elves GOLD
41. Dj Puff's Volcanic Capers
42. Dracula Twins
43. Elevator Action
44. Fast Lanes Bowling
45. Fast Lanes Pinball
46. Fatal Fury
47. Final Fight
48. Five Card Deluxe
49. Flip Words 2
50. Football Frenzy
51. Futoshiki
52. Ghosts N' Goblins
53. Ghouls N' Ghosts
54. Grand Prix Simulator
55. Grell and Falla
56. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
57. Hitman: Codename 47
58. Ikari Warriors
59. Ingenious
60. Jaws Unleashed
61. Jewelcraft
62. Joust
63. Kamikaze
64. Karate Champ
65. King of the Monsters
66. King of the Monsters 2
67. Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle
68. Lara Croft's Tomb Raider: Legend
69. Lazer Force
70. Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
71. League Bowling
72. Liquid Kids
73. Little Puff in Dragonland
74. Lunar Rescue
75. Magical Drop III
76. Marine Park Empire
77. Mean Machine
78. Mega Man: The Power Battle
79. Mercs
80. Metal Slug
81. Metal Slug 2
82. Miami Chase
83. Mig-29 Soviet Fighter
84. Motocross
85. Mr. Robot
86. Murray Mouse: Supercop
87. Mutation Nation
88. Nemesis of the Roman Empire
89. Neo Turf Masters
90. Olli & Lissa 3
91. Poltergeist
92. Pop-A-Tronic
93. Prehistoric Isle in 1930
94. Prince Clumsy
95. Pro Boxing Simulator
96. Pro Skateboard Simulator
97. Psychonauts
98. Puzzled
99. Qix
100. Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2
101. Rally Cross Simulator
102. Rampage
103. Rastan
104. Real MYST
105. Restaurant Empire
106. Return of the Invaders
107. Robotron 2084
108. Rogue Trooper
109. Root Beer Tapper
110. Sam and Max Season One: Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!
111. Samurai Showdown
112. Second Sight
113. Sensible Soccer
114. Sensible Soccer 2006
115. Shark! Shark!
116. Shock Troopers
117. Slightly Magic
118. Son Son
119. Space Invaders
120. Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
121. Super Qix
122. Stuntman Seymour
123. Super Seymour
124. Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
125. Surakarta
126. Texas Hold' Em Poker
127. The King of Fighters 95
128. The King of Fighters 96
129. The Last Blade
130. The New Zealand Story
131. Thief: Deadly Shadows
132. Tilt
133. Tube-It
134. Twinkle Star Sprites
135. Vampire Savior: The Lord of the Vampire
136. Vulgus
137. Warlords Battlecry 3
138. War and Warriors: Joan of Ark
139. X2: The Threat
140. Zoo Empire
141. Zoo Keeper

2008 Coming Attractions

Coming to Gold (subscription required!):

Coming July 3:

Off-Road Redneck Racing
Descent: Freespace

Coming July TBD:

Freespace 2
Die By the Sword
(others TBD)

American McGee's Grimm

American McGee's Grimm: A Boy Learns What Fear Is (Coming July 31)
American McGee's Grimm: Little Red Riding Hood (Coming August 7)
American McGee's Grimm: The Fisherman and his Wife (Coming August 14)
American McGee's Grimm: Puss in Boots (Coming August 21)
American McGee's Grimm: The Girl Without Hands (Coming August 28)
American McGee's Grimm: Godfather Death (Coming September 4)
American McGee's Grimm: The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs (Coming September 11)
American McGee's Grimm: Beauty and the Beast (Coming September 18)
American McGee's Grimm: Volume Two (Fall 2008)
American McGee's Grimm: Volume Three (Early 2009)


Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
Culpa Innata
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Sub Command
Circus Empire
Patrician III
Fallout 2
Fallout Tactics
(additional Interplay titles TBD)

Coming to Free:
Knights of the Round
(others TBD)
Enough for at least several months worth of tournaments at least. Plus there's things like Warlords Battlecry and Colin McRae Rally that have their own multiplayer modes (though I dunno if they still work through Gametap).


Teknopathetic said:
Enough for at least several months worth of tournaments at least. Plus there's things like Warlords Battlecry and Colin McRae Rally that have their own multiplayer modes (though I dunno if they still work through Gametap).

Well, some titles do and some titles don't, the rule of thumb is that if the multiplayer uses a CD Key then it doesn't work on the Gametap (same Key generation).
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