One genre that tend to have a lot of freeware games is the Interactive Fiction genre as since the 1990s, the genre hasn't been as commercially viable. An annual contest for shorter works generally turns up at least two or three genuinely excellent examples of freeware Interactive Fiction games. See also for formerly commercial games that are now available for free (Technically, not all of them are distributable; some may be downloaded for free, but only from the original company.)

The weblog is a regularly updated blog that informs about freeware games. While not all games are free, many of them are. Play This Thing! also has quite a few listed, with the option of filtering the list for free games only. The other weblog keeps a list of available freeware games, as well as lists for commercial games released as freeware and open source games.