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Game Giveaway of the day — Callsign 'Hunter'

Action space game with strategic elements. Destroy enemy bases before enemies destroyed allied cities. You have to attack enemy fleets in open space and on planet orbits. Use proper weapon for a certain kind of enemy ship. Don't forget defend space stations - these are the only place where you can get ship repairment and weapon rechargement.
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User rating: 168 (32%) 360 (68%) 63 comments

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Action space game with strategic elements. Destroy enemy bases before enemies destroyed allied cities. You have to attack enemy fleets in open space and on planet orbits. Use proper weapon for a certain kind of enemy ship. Don't forget defend space stations - these are the only place where you can get ship repairment and weapon rechargement.

Controls:

  • Cursor keys - movement
  • 'Left CTRL' - fire
  • 'Space' - map
  • 'S' - shields
  • 'W' - weapon
  • Mouse - selection on the map

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Pentium IV 1 GHz; 512 MB RAM; 3D-video NVIDIA GeForce, ATI Radeon; DirectX-compatible sound

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/callsign-hunter/

File Size:

39 MB

Price:

$9.95

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#63

Oh! STAR RAIDERS 2 ARE BACK!!!
Thank you, GotD! :))

Come on, guys, did you never seen this game on your trusty Spectrum, Commodore and Atari?

Or am I only old chap over here? :)))

Reply   |   Comment by Smiling Spectre  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

no me gusta nada este juego la verdad...,ultimamente es que no dejan de salir juegos mediocres ...,a ver cuando sale algun juego decente la verdad...Por cierto , para cuando gamegiveawayoftheday volverá a ser diaria y hará honor a su nombre ??? es que más que gamegiveawayoftheday habría que llamar a la página gamegiveawayoftheweekend ;)

bueno ,en cualquier manera gracias por los juegos que aunque no los suelo bajar porque ultimamente no me atrae ningubno ,si que me gusta entrar a curiosear de vez en cuando ...

thanks to all staff !!

Reply   |   Comment by aki  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

There are SCADS of these old-style shoot-em-ups around.
How about something people like....if in doubt go to Reflexive to find out.....maybe a match 3 or a seek/find but enough with these lame shooters.....it's not 1999 anymore!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Pizzaman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

The controls are the worst I've seen for this type of game and i've seen many of them. the story (is there any, haven't found one) as i said not to see, i think the description above is the only story this game has. I've seen amateur programmers making better games just for the fun making it. There is no ingame help not even a helpfile and the options only let you change the volume of the 'incredidle' sounds and music, sad that i didn't noticed any change. Last but not least the grafic, in the 1990s there was X-Com Interceptor using a graphic far better than this, that was about 10 to 15 years ago and it needed far less system resources.

Controls:
• Arrow keys - movement (though there is limited movement up and down for you not for the enemys)
• ‘Left CTRL’ - fire
• ‘Space’ - map
• ‘S’ - shields
• ‘W’ - weapon (Lasers, Ion-Cannon, bombs when in Orbit over enemy planets)
• Mouse - selection on the map

story (0/10)
gameplay (0/10)
graphic (2/10)
sound & music (1/10)
help & options (0/10)

all (3/50)

I hope not to see a such bad game again.

Reply   |   Comment by Harlekin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Well, I play Eve Online... even though it is not the be all and end all of space combat... it's better then this!
So, sorry but Thumbs down
(Bring on the puzzles.... LOVE puzzles

Reply   |   Comment by Everseeker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Probably the worst offering yet. It won'y even run on Vista.

Rating 0 out of 100.

Jeff.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

@52 Whiterabbit aka Stephen;
Thank you for your great tip about Universal Combat downloaded and installed it.
Played it for 4 hours on end.
Awesome good game and also great that you included all the links and even the instruction manual.

Michael

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

To throw bombs you need to fly on an planet in the universe of the enemy.
Then you can switch the weapons with 'w' and throw bombs.

At beginning you will start in your owne univers. After you press 'SPACE' you can see in the upper left corner another universe.
This is the universe of the enemy.
Goal of the game is to defend your owne universe and destroy all what the enemy have (ships, citys on planets...).

Reply   |   Comment by SpaceInvader  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

This game is terrible. Its sound graphics and plot all sux! The controls are terrible not a very well thought out Game . Reminds my of a broke joy stick with atari Game system .lol

Reply   |   Comment by Unholyman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

p.s.

I need to update the space shoot 'em up thread because there are several games that have been added to the gametop stock that I've not included in the thread.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Some Company is likely http://www.cccp-games.ru/ , i think.
Theire actual game 'Protector' is distributed by Alawar.

The Games on GAOTD seems very, very older but 'Alien Terminator', given away past some days, was not bad.

Reply   |   Comment by Micha  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Hi Rosemary, you can get some Alien Shooteresque like games from FreeGamePick and Gametop:

Absolute Survival:

http://www.freegamepick.com/en/screenshots_absolutesurvival.html


Crimson Road and RIP3:

http://www.gametop.com/ (Just go to the list at the bottom of the page under Action free PC games t find both games)

please note that all these games when closed will open your browser to the home page, but there are no viri or malware attached. Some games from these two distributors ask if they can change your browser, so make sure you uncheck the box if one appears. If you have any problems I’ve explained what to do in the forums.

Thanks Babazero – I try to be as unbiased as I can and report as I see it. I do tend to be overly positive about most games, but then I’m easily pleased. The more games I have, the happier I am. I’ll certainly be keeping this one. It’s a pity that there are those that have to throw insults at those who are obviously in the minority with respect to liking this game. Still, it just says a lot about their character doesn’t it.

I do think the game could have a lot more potential if some new elements such as upgradeable weapons, better control mechanics and a useful help menu, as well as a storyboard were added to the game. Oh yeah and maybe some difficulty levels. The steering certainly needs to be improved. I checked to see if it was free standing and it was, so I’ll be backing this one up for later. I’m in the process of writing up tomorrow’s game and I mention about the games that we have had since the game went to weekends only and I counted nine space shooters, which account for almost 25% of the giveaways since mid March. Thankfully I’m on of those who love space shooters.

Thanks for the game info Bob, it definitely sounds more interesting now that I’ve read your comments. :)

If there are any new comers here, you’ll find an excellent thread in the forums that deals with freeware, online games, abandonware and free commercial games, all of the space shooter variety. There are nearly 80 games to explore if you have the time. Just follow the link below for an Aladdin’s cave of space shoot ‘em ups. I highly recommend one called Universal Combat:

Universal Combat (445Mb):

This Space shooter /strategy game was made abandonware by its developer back in January. It’s quite a large download compared to all the other games here, but then it’s got a lot more going for it. Check out the video links below to see whether you fancy getting this great game:

Download:

http://files.filefront.com/Universal+Combat+Full+Free+Game/;9367664;/fileinfo.html
Strategy Guide/game manual:

http://files.filefront.com/UniversalCombat+Manualszip/;9371366;/fileinfo.html

Videos:

http://www.universalcombatgame.com/images/uc_movie_11-18-03-01.wmv

http://www.universalcombatgame.com/images/uc_movie_11-18-03-02.wmv

http://www.universalcombatgame.com/images/uc_movie_11-18-03-03.wmv

http://www.universalcombatgame.com/images/uc_movie_11-18-03-04.wmv

http://www.universalcombatgame.com/images/uc_movie_11-18-03-05.wmv

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Absolutely Horrible!. No instructions, controls or point of playing. Does the GGOTD play these games before offering them? If not, then I suggest a hands-on review. Part of game play should not include having to figure out how to play the game.

Why are the game requirements quoted so steep? Graphics and sounds (no way could these sounds be called music)are very poor.

I never slam a GOTD offer - but this garbage is an exception.

It feels like more than half of this game is missing from the download. That's it! - there is a bunch of stuff missing from the download. Ha, Ha, Ha GGOTD that's a good one. You had me worried for a couple of minutes. I didn't know that you have a sense of hummer. Yes, very funny - where is the rest of the download? You say that is part of the game as well? This is getting old GGOTD. I mean I want to know where the rest of the game is and I want to know this minute.

Bigun

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Downloaded this game because my 10-year old son loves this site. He has enjoyed many other games from here in the past. Took forever to download (and I'm on a high speed connection), but that's not the game's fault. Installed OK, but as others have mentioned before, does not have an icon or menu shortcut. Installed into Games\Callsign Hunter folder, where you'll find the exe file. Sent shortcut to desktop, but no icons for the game, so settled for the basic "box" icon.

Game starts off with you orbiting a planet (graphics looked good at this point), but nothing happening. You have to hit the space bar for a map, and then figure out what to click on to "hyperspace" to that area. From there you'll find some bad guys to shoot.

However, game controls were sluggish, making it hard to hit your targets. Also, the down arrow makes you go up, and the up arrow makes you go down (but left is left and right is right). Figured that out pretty quickly, but it made it difficult to maneuver because I kept hitting the wrong button.

Word of warning for parents: in the upper left hand corner it shows the enemy dialog. Some words were not appropriate for young children (sh*t, etc.).

When my energy level became critical, I hyperspaced back to a repair station, where a "tech" started the recharging of my spacecraft -- and then the game froze/crashed.

And my son, who loves these type of games, said "so what game are we getting tomorrow!" ;-)

I asked if he wanted to keep it and he told me to uninstall it. And of course there was no uninstall feature, so I just deleted the directory.

Overall, a good start by an amateur programmer. The concept and the initial graphics were good, but there were too many things lacking (instructions, additional options, a program that didn't crash the computer, etc.). Definitely not worth the $9.95, or for free for that matter.

I'd give it a 2 out of 10. A good start, but not much else.

Looking forward to tomorrow's giveaway.

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by DavidH  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Actually Assault Droid has nothing to do with PuppyGames - we wrote Droid Assault, which apart from being 1000x better, hasn't been featured on GGotD!

Reply   |   Comment by Cas  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Give up chaps....Do you not heed the ratings given to your games....I think you have lost the plot.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Anyone that likes this game is as pathetic as this game and it's developers. The graphics were blurry and controls reaction time for movements was way to slow hard to get a good shot that way all I see is asteroids and more asteroids. I didn't have the patience to try to figure this game out it's defnitly not worth buyin and in my opinion not worth getting for free either. for an entertainment value I give it 2 out of five stars for being something new. and before you complian about my post this is all in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by white nose  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

This game has alot of potential to be great. It contains beautiful graphics, 3 different weapons and the age old theme to defend your cities. It just appears to be unfinished.
Your ship is extremely sluggish making it hard to maneuver in battle.
The mouse would have been easier,but even the cursor keys would have been ok, if you could turn faster.
Even on Easy, the task of saving the allied cities is impossible. There are just too many enemy battlegroups at one time. You wind up trying to defend the repair stations,because you are going to need them frequently. So, cities burn.
The battlegroups start with a group of 3 easy to kill ships. Lasers take them out,no problem. Then another 3 and you progress to fight bigger ships until you face the mothership. The Ion Cannons work on the bigger ships and you can steer them to some degree,once you fire them. Thing is when you destroy the mothership, another battlegroup sometimes magically appears and you go through the sequence again.
Concerning the bombs, they appear to be enabled when you are near the surface of a planet, and you can use the W key to access them.

All in all it's a nice giveaway with not much return playability.
I wouldn't buy it if I played a demo first.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

IMOHO the game is worth a d/l and try.
Not my thing, but it isn't garbage.

@ Stephen - THANK YOU for the mini-review. I wouldn't have looked at the game had it not been for your write up.

@ LOVER

THANKS for the Debris32 commentary.

All I can say here is that you didn't look very hard.
Debris32 is still around and loved by a few.

It took me a total of 15 min to:
1. Learn the game exists
2. Find the game via Google
3. Create a Debris 32 folder containing the game, patch & more. Added a couple websites with an explination of the demise of the game, note from the author the "official" cheat codes.
4. Write this.

It is all out there, just take a deeper look.
If you need any help finding it, look me up.

Reply   |   Comment by BabaZero  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I like you web site but I would like to see more family games. I like to get puzzle games hidden object games ones that my Grandkids can play. enough of the war games violence. Let just have some fun games for a change.
Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Grandma  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Thank you GGAOTD for the offer but I will pass. Some Company games are usually bad. Enough said.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Well, like I have said before, your offer of free games is
certainly appreciated. It would be nice, howeve, if they
were games I would enjoy.
I agree with some of those above...
enough of the space games, there has been nothing worth keeping
and very few worth even trying in quite awhile.
Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Brenda  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

ok please guys, enough with the space shooters. I love the site and I check it everyday, but I need something else besides another game that has to do with space

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

impossible a installer

Reply   |   Comment by gille7  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Downloaded it, would't open on my computer. Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by cecimino  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Thank you for all of your free games....most of which are great fun.
I do not get an icon for this game. Is that just me? Would really like you to offer Alien Shooter and all the Alien Shooter games as I lost them when my computer crashed and I really enjoyed them. Thanks again for all your good utilities and games.

Reply   |   Comment by Rosemary  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

A quick turn Google shows that this game essentially doesn't exist outside of the GOTD offering. That and the fact that the publisher is listed as "Some Company..." Meh. My confidence quotient is bottoming out on this one.

Thanks anyway GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Droud  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

The game downloaded and installed easily. It installs by default to C:\Games so if you want it elsewhere you have to change it during installation. It does not put an shortcut on your desktop so make note of where the game is installed, you will have to go there to start the game. You can send a shortcut to your desktop from there also. It appears that there is no "icon" for the game either, you may choose to make your own or leave it as is (the ugly little 'stock' box). There are no options for controls or screen resolution, just music and main sound volumn settings. The game is keyboard controled which, well in a word, sucks. :angry: :!:

With out instructions on how to play the game or what it is you are trying to do in the game it becomes a process of trial and error to learn the control options such as "W" for weapons selection or "S" for shields. It was also hard to navigate until I discovered that the space bar takes you to the overall map and you use the mouse pointer to choose a destination. You are then "warped" to that location. You can engage the enemy fighter ships but, with out a "thrust" button you are so out manuvered that it is hard to compete.

Overall, I did not like this game. I am not a space shooter fan but this game didn't even meet me half way. I would keep it but it just seems so lame, at least give me a sporting chance. :(

Reply   |   Comment by HOSS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Another Free Game! Thank You!

Reply   |   Comment by redsneaker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

PLEASE PEOPLE, "Looks interesting" or " Don't like space games" does no one any good. At least try the giveaway before commenting. I've never seen so many useless comments. Problems encountered, suggestions to the developers, and alternative games are always appreciated! Thank you to this site, as always.

Reply   |   Comment by D.S.  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

who is this "Some company" company? I've tried finding web sites for them and nothing, most of the games from this company have seemed to be like a new designer who is trying to produce a game but isn't proficient yet.

they do seem to have potential, but need better control elements, defiantly better or at least some help/instructions, and occasionally, depending on the game even a cheat or two.

other than that they seem like something out of the windows 98 era

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

# 12
Try your local Public Library. I've found it to be an excellent source for old games.
kilgor

Reply   |   Comment by kilgor  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Please.............,no more spaceshooters for a while.

Reply   |   Comment by Anivalona  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Ok, after playing this for 20 minutes, I can say it's in need of a lot of work. The game idea isn't new, but could be entertaining. However, the flight model is painfully simple, as is the shooting physics (they're basically wrong). Since they form the core of the game, the game suffers.

Some other notes: the lack of a real install in this day and age is pretty silly. Also, this game doesn't appear to run in XP unless you set the game to Win98 compatibility. Again--this is something the developer should have cleaned up, if this is truly a production release.

Reply   |   Comment by Dragoniv  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I really like the idea #14 had. I don't know how reasonable that would be, but if there could even be some sort of low res trailer for it demonstrating gameplay etc., I think that would be great.

I think I'm gonna have to pass on this one... thanks tho.

Reply   |   Comment by wilsonj  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

no thank you, how about some hidden object games/

Reply   |   Comment by gt4206  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

The game does not actually install, it just unzips to default file c:\games. Tome that means you own it forever. If you move to a new computer or reformat the computer you have, all you got to do is just copy that folder and run the game from it. If you want to that is, since the reviews make it sound pretty bad.

Reply   |   Comment by tower of london  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Keep offering space shooters, that's the type of game I'm most interested in. It would be preferable if they were 20mb's or less and didn't take hours to play such as Astro Avenger 2 does.

Reply   |   Comment by Travis  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

You guys are hilarious. You mean to tell me you don't realize that "Some Company" is a placeholder, and they're hiding the acutal company name (or not filling it in for some reason)?

If you cared to play Assault Droid last week (which is actually a decent game, despite all the ridiculous "only two weapons, amazing!" banter last week, it was created by a developer called PuppyGames. No idea who makes this one yet, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out if you understand how to do a Google search, or play the game and watch the opening credits.

I'm playing Dark Star One right now, so I'll be interested to see how/if this compares. The controls do appear fair antiquated, but without yet playing the game I can't comment on it...yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Dragoniv  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

To Almost Always Censored:

I agree! I think the moderators here should tell us the actual source of these "Some Company" games. Is one of you in college for game programming, and just putting your class projects up as 'retail games' on here?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Doesn't it look these games from Some Company came out of a "Introduction to Game Programming" course? Pretty basic stuff ....

Reply   |   Comment by Almost Always Censored  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I find it interesting that the company that released this game is listed as 'some company', and that I can't find any reference to this game on the internet at all, aside from on this website.

Are you guys just pulling games off of some '500 Free Games' disc you got in the mail?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

No more space games. How about some match 3 or puzzle games.

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

After the download and unzip, It doesn't work(start)this game.Why? Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by IonB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Waarom altijd van die space spellen?

Reply   |   Comment by jappie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Seems like a hardcore space-sim game. Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I love space games but without mouse or joystick I wont even try this. The last space game I got from gaotd was space interceptor which has great graphics and plays well. The full download is about 120 meg. My drive crashed and lost the original game from goatd but I ended up buying the game for either 9.95 or 19.95 and worth the price. I wish that more of this kind of game would come to goatd.

Reply   |   Comment by Den  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

In space no-one can hear you say what a heap of tripe space games are....

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

I loved the game Frontier and hoped this one would be like it... This game is hopeless...Difficult to manouver and I don't see what is the point of the game...

1 of 100 points

Reply   |   Comment by Fade  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I think it would be a good idea,if there could be a trailer of the game,so one could desite the download it or not!!

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