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Sep 14th, 2021


  • OpenJazzstars159 - Free, open-source version of the classic Jazz Jackrabbit™ games.
  • Jul 27th, 2021


  • Zandronum - Multiplayer oriented port, based off Skulltag, for Doom and Doom II. Also runs Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
  • BetterSpadesstars151 - Ace Of Spades open source implementation that runs on older machines.
  • FreeCS - Free-software re-implementation of Counter-Strike 1.5 running on the FTEQW engine.
  • FTEQW - FPS Engine for Quake 1, QuakeWorld, Quake 2, Hexen II & Quake III Arena.
  • Jul 26th, 2021


  • Space Station 14stars654 - Space Station 14 is a revived attempt at a Space Station 13 remake.
  • Action

  • Rigel Enginestars564 - Modern reimplementation of the classic DOS game Duke Nukem II in C++.
  • May 20th, 2021


  • fheroes2stars1.2k - Free implementation of Heroes of Might and Magic II game engine.
  • May 13th, 2021


  • re3stars1.1k - Reversed source code for GTA III and GTA: Vice City.
  • Apr 13th, 2021


  • OpenHVstars169 - Open-source implementation of Hard Vacuum.
  • Jan 12th, 2021


  • Ryzom Corestars218 - Ryzom Core contains the whole code (client, server, tools) used to make the commercial MMORPG Ryzom.
  • Arcade

  • OpenTyrianstars185 - An open-source port of Tyrian from Turbo Pascal to C.
  • May 19th, 2020


  • The Force Enginestars273 - Jedi Engine for modern systems and the games that used that engine - Dark Forces and Outlaws.
  • Mar 26th, 2020


  • Omnispeakstars251 - Reimplementation of Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy.
  • Mar 18th, 2020


  • BStonestars191 - A source port of Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold and Blake Stone: Planet Strike.
  • Mar 12th, 2020


  • DXX-Rebirthstars293 - Source port of the Descent and Descent 2 Engines for Windows, macOS, Linux.
  • Librelancerstars350 - Reimplementation of the 2003 space game Freelancer.
  • Action

  • Carnage3Dstars355 - Reimplementation of Grand Theft Auto.
  • donutstars258 - Reimplementation of The Simpsons: Hit & Run in modern C++ and modern OpenGL.
  • OpenJKstars1.6k - Community effort to maintain and improve Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast by Raven Software.
  • OpenLarastars3.6k - Classic Tomb Raider open-source engine.
  • OpenTombstars1.2k - Original Tomb Raider 1-5 experience with contemporary updates, features and additions.
  • remc2stars66 - Reverse engineering of Magic Carpet 2 from Assembler.
  • San Andreas Unitystars1.1k - Reimplementation of GTA: San Andreas game engine in Unity.
  • TOMB5stars430 - Tomb Raider: Chronicles disassembly translated to C source code.
  • Adventure

  • raw(gl)stars130 - Reimplementation of Another World.
  • ScummVMstars1.7k - Allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games such Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.
  • Arcade

  • C-Dogs SDLstars555 - Classic overhead run-and-gun game.
  • Open Kick-Offstars27 - Rewriting attempt of the cult football game Kick Off 2.
  • Taiseistars591 - Fan-made, open-source clone of the Touhou series.
  • The Great Escape in Cstars70 - Classic ZX Spectrum game The Great Escape in portable C.
  • Zelda Classicstars326 - A game and editing tool that lets you create custom Legend of Zelda quests.
  • FPS

  • Allegiancestars62 - Allegiance is RTS and FPS Space Combat game.
  • Chocolate Doomstars1.3k - Source port that is minimalist, historically accurate and includes ports of Heretic and Hexen, and Strife.
  • Doom Legacy - One of the most popular DOOM source ports, which enhances it with things like TCP/IP networking, OpenGL renderer etc.
  • Doomsday Enginestars198 - Source port of id Software's DOOM I/II and Raven Software's Heretic and Hexen.
  • ECWolf - Port of Wolfenstein 3D based on Wolf4SDL.
  • Freedoomstars675 - Free software FPS based on the classic DOOM engine.
  • Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion - Cross-platform port of the Hexen II game.
  • NBloodstars342 - Port of the classic FPS Blood.
  • Odamexstars102 - Online multiplayer DOOM port with a strong focus on the original gameplay while providing a breadth of enhancements.
  • OpenSpadesstars887 - Compatible client of Ace of Spades, a voxel FPS.
  • RBDOOM-3-BFGstars889 - Doom 3 BFG Edition with soft shadows, cleaned up source, Linux and 64 bit Support.
  • RedneckGDX - Port of Redneck Rampage.
  • The Eternity Enginestars155 - Advanced DOOM source port.
  • Tyrquakestars27 - Libretro port of Tyrquake.
  • vkQuakestars1.2k - Quake port using Vulkan instead of OpenGL for rendering.
  • Online

  • 2006rebottedstars8 - A 2006 Runescape Emulation Server.
  • FreeSOstars596 - Reimplementation of The Sims Online, targetted mainly at mobile devices.
  • Meridian 59stars290 - The first 3D MMORPG, released in 1996 and open sourced in 2012. The original codebase for Meridian 59.
  • Opengate - Remake of Jumpgate.
  • RuneLitestars3.5k - Open source old school RuneScape client.
  • RPG

  • DGEnginestars211 - Implementation of the Diablo game engine.
  • Freeablostars2.1k - Open-source implementation of the Diablo engine.
  • GemRBstars687 - Portable open-source reimplementation of the Infinity Engine (used by Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and more).
  • OpenGothicstars539 - Reimplementation of Gothic 2: Night of the Raven.
  • OpenTESArenastars658 - Modern engine reimplementation of The Elder Scrolls: Arena by Bethesda Softworks.
  • sfallstars181 - A set of engine modifications for the classic game Fallout 2.
  • UAlbionstars70 - Remake of 1995 Albion.
  • WitchavenGDX - Witchaven Java port.
  • xoreosstars938 - Implementation of BioWare's Aurora engine and its derivatives (used by Neverwinter Nights, The Witcher and more).
  • zorkClonestars12 - Reimplementation of the original Zork game developed by Infocom.
  • Platformer

  • Alive Reversingstars178 - Reimplementation of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus.
  • Jazz² Resurrectionstars312 - Reimplementation of Jazz Jackrabbit 2.
  • Lionheart Remakestars42 - Java remake of Lionheart Amiga game.
  • Prince-Monogamestars27 - Monogame implementation of Prince of Persia 2.
  • The Secret Chronicles of Dr. Mstars174 - Adaptation of Secret Mario Chronicles.
  • Racing

  • Vangersstars461 - Racing/RPG hybrid made open-source by its creators, written in C++.
  • Strategy

  • CorsixTHstars2.5k - Clone of Theme Hospital with support for modern operating systems, high resolutions and much more.
  • Cortex Command Community Project Sourcestars127 - Community-driven effort to continue the development of Cortex Command.
  • Jagged Alliance Stracciatellastars307 - Makes Jagged Alliance 2 available on a wide range of platforms.
  • KaM Remakestars300 - RTS game remake of Knights and Merchants written in Delphi from scratch.
  • OpenApocalypsestars377 - Rebuild of the X-COM: Apocalypse engine.
  • openblackstars534 - Reimplementation of Black & White.
  • OpenDUNEstars1.4k - Recreation of the popular game Dune II.
  • Open Fodderstars352 - Open-source implementation of Cannon Fodder.
  • Open Panzerstars112 - HTML5 Panzer General 2.
  • OpenRAstars10.4k - Implementation of the Red Alert engine using .NET/mono and OpenGL. Runs on Windows, Linux and macOS.
  • OpenRCT2stars10.2k - Recreation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.
  • OpenSAGEstars920 - C# reimplementation of SAGE, the game engine used by a bunch of EA Pacific games, including Command & Conquer: Generals and Battle for Middle Earth.
  • OpenSC2Kstars4.8k - Remake of SimCity 2000 by Maxis.
  • OpenXcomstars1.4k - Clone of UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM: Terror From the Deep.
  • OutpostHDstars51 - Remake of Sierra On-Line's Outpost.
  • Race into Spacestars113 - Version of Interplay's Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space.
  • Return To The Rootsstars352 - Settlers II remake written in C++.
  • Warcraft Remakestars96 - Java remake of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.
  • Warzone 2100stars2.1k - Free and open-source real time strategy game.
  • Mar 10th, 2020


  • MafiaUnitystars236 - Open-source Mafia game framework.
  • OpenMBstars81 - Role-playing game engine for Taleworlds' Mount&Blade Series.
  • Adventure

  • enggestars112 - Experimental game engine for Thimbleweed Park.
  • ResidualVMstars382 - Game engine reimplementation that allows you to play 3D adventure games such as Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Island.
  • Arcade

  • Barbarian - Open-source clone of Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior.
  • Mr.Boomstars169 - 8 player Bomberman clone for RetroArch/Libretro.
  • OpenClonkstars252 - Multiplayer action game where you control small and nimble humanoids.
  • FPS

  • CatacombGLstars64 - Windows source port of Catacomb 3D and the Catacomb Adventure series.
  • DoomRetrostars439 - Classic, refined DOOM source port for Windows PC.
  • DukeGDX - Duke Nukem 3D port.
  • ezQuakestars211 - Combining the features of all modern QuakeWorld clients, ezQuake makes QuakeWorld easier to start and play.
  • GZDoomstars1.3k - Modder-friendly OpenGL and Vulkan source port based on the DOOM engine.
  • ioquake3stars1.9k - The free software FPS engine that can be used to play Quake 3, or make your own game.
  • QuakeSpasm - A modern, cross-platform Quake game engine.
  • Yamagi Quake IIstars601 - Enhanced client for id Software's Quake II with focus on offline and coop gameplay.
  • RPG

  • Arx Libertatisstars692 - Cross-platform port of Arx Fatalis, a first-person role-playing game.
  • Baronystars331 - Open source release of Barony.
  • BtBuilderstars29 - An open source implementation of the Bard's Tale Construction Set.
  • Daggerfall Unitystars1.2k - Recreation of Daggerfall in the Unity engine.
  • Devilutionstars8.3k - Reconstructed form of Diablo's original source code.
  • DevilutionXstars5.1k - Diablo build for modern operating systems.
  • Exultstars342 - Project to recreate Ultima 7 for modern operating systems.
  • Falltergeiststars716 - Crossplatform Fallout 2 game engine writen in C++ and SDL.
  • FreeFTstars126 - Real-time, isometric action game engine inspired by Fallout Tactics.
  • OpenDiablo2stars10.1k - Open source re-implementation of Diablo 2.
  • OpenMWstars4k - Reimplementation of the Morrowind game engine.
  • OpenVIIIstars516 - Final Fantasy VIII engine implementation in C#.
  • REGothstars363 - An open source reimplementation of zEngine the engine behind Gothic and Gothic II.
  • Riiablostars529 - Diablo II remade using Java and LibGDX.
  • Shockolatestars571 - Same great System Shock, new great taste.
  • Platformer

  • Commander Genius - Modern Interpreter for the Commander Keen Games.
  • NXEngine-evostars353 - Rewrite of the masterpiece jump-and-run platformer Doukutsu Monogatari (also known as Cave Story).
  • SDLPoPstars857 - Port of Prince of Persia, based on the disassembly of the DOS version.
  • VVVVVstars6.4k - The source code to VVVVVV.
  • Racing

  • DreeRallystars55 - Death Rally engine reimplementation.
  • OpenNFSstars382 - Attempt to recreate the classic Need for Speed Games (1-6).
  • Simulator

  • FS2Openstars281 - FreeSpace2 Source Code Project.
  • Strategy

  • Antaresstars64 - Remake of Ares, a tactical space combat game.
  • CivOnestars189 - Implementation of Sid Meier's Civilization.
  • FreeCol - Turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization.
  • Juliusstars1.6k - Reimplementation of Caesar III.
  • KeeperRLstars643 - Roguelike dungeon builder inspired by Dwarf Fortress.
  • openagestars10.8k - Clone of the Age of Empires II engine.
  • OpenHoWstars161 - Recreation of Gremlin's Hogs of War.
  • OpenLocostars703 - Reimplementation of Chris Sawyer's Locomotion.
  • OpenTTDstars3.8k - OpenTTD is a transport simulation game based upon the popular game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, written by Chris Sawyer.
  • Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversariesstars186 - GPL release of the Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries.
  • Sourceholdstars193 - Implementation of Stronghold by Firefly Studios.
  • VCMIstars2.6k - Engine for Heroes of Might and Magic III.
  • Wargusstars224 - Warcraft 2 Mod that allows you to play Warcraft 2 with the Stratagus engine.
  • Zed Online - Remake of the 1996 classic game Z.
  • Last Checked At: 2022-01-24T04:28:49.336Z


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