Pirated Games Mega Thread Infromation
You will need to install all of these before downloading any games (legitimate or pirated!) to stop games crashing due to missing software on your computer:
You will likely need a VPN to download torrents to avoid receiving Copyright notices from your ISP - unless, your country does not care about piracy. Read more in the VPN section further in this thread. Torrents are P2P downloads - you download from other people who have downloaded the file. No servers are involved.
1337X - Do not download torrents uploaded by IGG games.
Direct Download Sites:
Direct Downloads are any normal download. You download the file from a server through a web browser. It is significantly safer to download this way and you will not need a VPN. In some cases, you will need a VPN to access blocked filehost sites (e.g. ZippyShare is blocked in some EU countries). It is recommended to use a Download Manager mentioned further down the Mega Thread to help manage your downloads.
iPhone Cake - For cracked iOS apps and games.
Mobilisim - Android apps and games.
MyAbandonware - Old/retro games.
OldGamesDownload - Old games.
Online-Fix - Online multiplayer games.
SKlauncher - for Minecraft.
Emu Paradise - Use this script to download.
Roms Download Free
r/ROMS Mega Thread
Direct Downloading Software:
Internet Download Manager
Xtreme Download Manager
Privacy Tools' VPN recommendations
VPN Comparison Chart on r/VPN
Tor is NOT a VPN, it will not protect you when torrenting!
Untrusted sites / uploaders:
AGFY - scam links
IGG Games / PC Games Torrents - they doxxed mercs213 (owner of GoodOldDownloads), package their own DRM in indie games and exploit you for ad revenue.
BBRepacks - Fake BlackBox Repacks, contain malware.
LoadGames (clone of IGG games)
OceanOfGames - High malware risk.
xGIROx - repacks contain bitcoin miners.
Seyter - repacks contain bitcoin miners.
SteamUnlocked / GOG Unlocked - slow downloads, malicious link redirects and uploads stolen from IGG Games.
cracked-games - Malware Risk.
crackingpatching - Malware Risk.