Abandonia Reloaded defines itself as "Dedicated to freeware games and remakes! Download popular remakes and freeware games, all screenshotted with reviews, music and extras." However, browsing through the games featured on the site, it is easy to see that there are more different categories of games represented here:
- Modern independent freeware games, which apparently comprise the majority of games on the site (Cube, The Battle for Wesnoth and many, many others)
- Modern freeware remakes of classic games, which may or may not use the original graphics, sounds and other media (Turrican 2002, FreeCiv)
- Modern freeware games that aren't exactly remakes, but are closely modelled after, or pay homage to, some well-known classics (Hurrican, onEscapee)
- Games that were initially commercial products but have been officially released as freeware by the authors/copyright holders (Ken's Labyrinth, Grand Theft Auto, Starsiege: Tribes etc.)
Oh, and another suggestion: when browsing categories, the default screenshot for each game on the list shows its title screen. While this is nice, it's also very uninformative of what the actual game might look like, prompting the visitor to open the game's page and then go to screenshots to take a look at the game "in action". While not a major drawback, I think that using in-game screenshots for the game list would be far more informative and helpful, especially since the title screen is more or less redundant as game titles are already shown on the browsing list.
[Edit] One more thing to add, some modern games featured on the site are multiplayer-only, or are tailored primarily for playing online (OpenArena, Nexuiz, Warsow), i.e. the singleplayer part is either limited or completely absent. Can those be marked somehow, maybe through tags or a separate subcategory? BTW, does the site software support multiple tags for game entries? That would potentially simplify browsing a lot.
[Edit 2] I've removed sections that have become irrelevant due to recent site updates.
Edited by MrFlibble, 27 April 2011 - 09:32 AM.