The Marathon Trilogy is a science fiction series of first-person shooter computer games from Bungie. The three games in the series: Marathon (1994), Marathon 2: Durandal (1995), and Marathon Infinity (1996), are widely regarded as spiritual predecessors of Bungie’s Halo series.
Bungie the makers of the very popular game Halo, was acquired by Microsoft in 2000. Just before its acquisition, Bungie released the source code to the Marathon 2 engine.
The Marathon Open Source project then began, resulting in the new Marathon engine called Aleph One.
Marathon Trilogy Game Free Download
On December 1, 2011, after 12 years of development, the Aleph One team has released version 1.0. All three Marathon games can now be downloaded for free for the Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms. The original Marathon games have been upgraded to take advantage of the new engine features.
- Marathon has been updated with a modern HUD, high-resolution graphics as well as extensive changes to the scenario to create the most authentic Marathon experience since 1994.
- Marathon 2: Durandal has been updated with the high-resolution graphics previously only available for the Xbox LIVE Arcade game.
- Marathon Infinity has been updated with high-resolution graphics.
All three games can be now downloaded for free from Sourceforge.