50 Top Portable Addictive Free Games
Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI. Brutal Chess is a 3d chess game with an AI to play against. It’s features are relatively spartan, making for simple gameplay. It does make use of OpenGL, so it may run slow on slower PCs or those without OpenGL graphics support. You can disable reflections and shadows to speed up the game by hitting ESC and selecting graphics from the menu.
Canabalt is a fast-paced escape-oriented action game based on a single premise: “Outrun the demolition of your city with just one button!” It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format so you can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod or portable hard drive and use it on any computer.
Chromium B.S.U. is a fast-paced, vertical scrolling space shooter with high-resolution graphics and sound effects. You are captain of the cargo ship Chromium B.S.U., responsible for delivering supplies to our troops on the front line. Your ship has a small fleet of robotic fighters which you control from the relative safety of the Chromium vessel. Do not let ANY enemy ships get past your fighters! Each enemy ship that makes it past the bottom of the screen will attack the Chromium, and you lose a fighter.
Use your fighters as weapons! Crash into enemies to destroy them before they can get past you. Strategic suicide is a powerful tactic! When the Chromium launches a new fighter, it releases a high energy burst which destroys all enemies in range. Self-destruct to preserve your ammunition! A double-right-click will cause your current fighter to self-destruct. Before the ship blows up, it ejects its ammunition so that the next fighter can pick it up.
Cube is a multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game. Cube is a landscape-style engine that pretends to be an indoor FPS engine using a combination of techniques. Allows in-engine editing of geometry in full 3D (you fly around the map, point / drag stuff to select it / modify it), which can even be done simultaneously with others in multiplayer (a first!). Has simplistic but effective fine grain vertex lighting that looks like lightmapping and can do dynamic lights & shadows. Doesn’t need any kind of map precompilation, even lighting is done on the fly.
Has very simplistic quad-tree world structure that can do slopes (heightfields with caps) and slants, water, does decent collision detection & physics, has client/server networking that goes a long way in giving a lag-free game experience, and features a Doom/Quake-style singleplayer (2 game modes, savegames) and multiplayer (12 game modes, master server / server browser, demo recording) game with some uncompromising brutal oldskool gameplay.
DOSBox Portable emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, modem, etc., necessary for running many old DOS games that simply cannot be run on modern PCs and operating systems. While not restricted to games, the emphasis has been on getting DOS games to run smoothly, which means that communication, networking and printer support are still in early development.
DOSBox emulates an Intel x86 PC with sound, graphics, mouse and more. DOSBox emulates a 286/386 CPU, supports realmode amd protected mode, has a full virtual file system, support for XMS and EMS, graphics support including Tandy/Hercules/CGA/EGA/VGA/VESA and sound support including SoundBlaster and Gravis Ultra Sound cards.
You can have DOSBox automatically mount a path on your portable device by editing your dosbox.conf file in the DOSBoxPortable\Data\settings directory and adding the following line to the end of the file (replacing PathOnMyDevice with the path you’d like to mount as your C drive): mount c \PathOnMyDevice