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The Ultimate Guide to Free & Legal Torrents Part 3: Finding Free Games, Education & Software

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The Ultimate Guide to Free & Legal Torrents Part 3: Finding Free Games, Education & Software

Welcome to part three of our compressive guide to legal torrents. We’re covering free stuff, what’s legal and what’s not, and a bit about technology. In this edition, we’re going to talk about finding free games, software, and education supplies online without breaking any laws. That’s right. Legally free downloads. If you want to find music, movies, or books, check out the Ultimate Guide to Free & Legal Torrents Part 2.

What’s Free?

It is very important to go into any torrent site with the understanding that many things are not legally free. Some sites do dedicate themselves to only uploading legal torrents so they are ‘safe’ in a way, but it is still important to stay on your toes, check each download, and make sure that you aren’t inadvertently breaking any laws. That aside, there are plenty of free games that you can go ahead and download with no problems.

Free Games

One of the most common types of legal free game downloads is the free game. These are most frequently released for free and find their way to torrent sites for faster download (Torrents are typically 6-40% faster than standard downloads). The easiest way to make sure that a game is in fact free is to go check to make sure that it is available for free on the developers website. In some cases this can be difficult to ascertain, especially if the game has been discontinued. There are hundreds of free games that you can download via torrent, but some of the cooler ones include the following.

  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • Warframe
  • Infinite Crisis
  • World of Warplanes
  • and Dozens More.

The majority of free games are MMORPGs but you can also find dozens of zombie games, sports games, strategy, and more. There’s pretty much a free game for every type of player, and because they are free, the only loss you will have if they don’t work out is download time.

Websites

If you’re looking for free game downloads then you do have to be careful and check the game in advance. Make sure that it is either free or no longer copyrighted before downloading. The following sites include a few great places to get free game downloads.

  • Tasvideos.org
  • Archive.org
  • GameUpdates.org
  • Planeshift.it (single game)
  • Vuze.com

Software

Software is something that most people don’t think about getting for free, but there are plenty of free programs out there. As a general rule, anything that requires a crack, keygen, or code to ‘work’ after downloading is illegal. Instead, make sure you check the software to ensure that it is actually free before downloading (a quick Google search will let you know). If you want a program that is not free, you can either buy it, look for it on sale, or check out the alternatives. Most software programs have dozens of alternatives, even if you have to download two or three programs to get all of the same features. For example, users looking for Microsoft Office for free can check out Open Office as a free alternative.
There are also dozens of sites that offer free and legal software torrent downloads:

  • Linuxtracker.org (Linux software)
  • FreeBSD.org
  • Slackware.com
  • Debian.org
  • torrent.gnome.org
  • Fedoraproject.org
  • Frostclick.com

Anyone looking for specific software should research first to make sure its free or find a free alternative, and then look on any torrent site to find it.

Educational Resources

Torrents are not the best place to get educational resources but there are plenty of free legal ones on sites. While content and education levels vary, downloaders can get information from around the world without breaking any laws.

  • Biotorrents.net
  • Archive.org
  • InTechOpen.com
  • Library.msri.org
  • CreativeCommons.org

Much of the free educational information available is college level but does include everything from full video lectures to books and even microbe slide layouts, so it is always a good idea to browse through and see what is there.