There’s lots of games affected by the closure of Gamespy, more than you might have thought but solutions are being worked on and there’s an alternative.

While the closure of Gamespy won’t bother gamers who are keen on playing new titles, there are gamers like myself that play a lot of classic PC Games still because, well they’re better than a lot of stuff that’s released today. Red Alert anyone?

There are many games that are not affected as publishers hop to it an get alternatives set up, but even the “affected list” below which is being compiled on Reddit has a few that are still played extensively today. Activision, Capcom, Bohemia and Epic are all working on alternatives so those should be all safe.

If you don’t want to mess about and wait for publishers to sort out the mess I suggest you check out GameRanger which has coverage for just about every PC game you could imagine. It’s also free and super simple to use. There’s loads of PC gamers using it already so you won’t find it hard to find games.

Below is the list of affected and unknowns as it stand today but will probably keep changing over the next few days. Here’s what’s been discovered so far.


  • Arma
  • Arma: Cold War Assault
  • Arma 2
  • Arma 2: Free
  • Borderlands
  • Dungeon Defenders [PS3/Non-Steam]
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Saints Row 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Stronghold 2
  • Stronghold Legends
  • Take On Helicopters

Status Unknown

  • Alien vs Predator (Classic)
  • Alien vs Predator 2
  • Battlefield 1942
  • Battlefield 2
  • Battlefield 2142
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2
  • Battlefield Vietnam
  • Call of Juarez
  • Call of Juarez Bound in Blood
  • Civilization III
  • Civilization IV
  • Commandos 2
  • Commandos 3
  • Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
  • Commandos: Behind the Call of Duty
  • Crysis
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Crysis Wars
  • Far Cry
  • Hexen
  • Hexen 2
  • Jagged Alliance
  • Jagged Alliance 2
  • Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
  • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
  • Medieval Total War
  • Medieval Total War 2
  • Multiwinia
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
  • Postal 2
  • Quake 2
  • Quake 3
  • Quake 4
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Shogun Total War
  • Soldier of Fortune
  • Soldier of Fortune 2
  • SWAT 2
  • SWAT 3
  • SWAT 4
  • Titan Quest
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Two Worlds
  • Two Worlds 2
  • Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War
  • Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade
  • Warhammer 40K: Soulstorm
  • Warhammer 40K: Winter Assault


Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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