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The Internet is full of free information, products and services. How do you consume the content you find online? Personally, I like to download music and e-books for free through a peer-to-peer (P2P) program. If you look at what I have on my PC, it looks like I saved thousands of money from downloading fee content.
However, since my daughter reached three years a few weeks ago, I have found myself downloading games off the Internet so she could get her to turn on my gaming notebook. If you’re like me, you know there are many sites out there that claim you can download all the free games, including racing games, shooting games, dress up games, and role play. In reality though, not all of these sites that seemingly offer free games truly allow users to download full versions of games. Some of these sites only offer free trial version of the game or its online counterpart. To get the full version of the game, then you have to buy it. I know this because I’ve come across such sites lot during my research.
If you really want to download free games on the computer, then I have some tips that can help you. I checked a couple of sites to find out whether they allow users to really download free full versions of games. I even got Gmod free download at some of the sites. Here are the sites that I found I could download full versions of games.
Share this game: http://www.share-games.com/
Take Game: http://takegame.com/
Games released: http://www.liberatedgames.com
Abandonia reloaded: http://www.reloaded.org
Funny Games: http://www.funny-games.ws/
Free games: http://www.alex-soft.net/
As you can see from this short list, some are really gambling sites while some some are freeware sites. The difference between these two is that at the gaming websites, you will see both new and commercially available games available for download. At the freeware websites, you will find computer games that are relatively new and are not commercially available. From a legal point of view, using freeware download sites is the best way to go about downloading full versions of games for free on your computer.
Besides these sites, you can also download the full version of the game with P2P client. The beauty of using P2P clients is that other users have tried these games so you can be sure that they are actually full versions. Azureus and Shareaza are highly recommended because of their large databases and faster download speeds. You can also use Kaazaa, eMule, eDonkey and. Beware, though of the Kazaa P2P client as it can also installs spyware on your computer. Also, be on the lookout for viruses. Many P2P clients are loaded with viruses that can invade your computer when you download the games.
Using torrent clients is the other opportunity you have to download full version games. One of the most popular torrent client is Bittorrent. To use BitTorrent, you must download the file “torrent” from the Internet and run files on BitTorrent. It will then download files from the computer to the network.