Anarchy Online, a sci-fi massive multiplayer online roleplaying game from roughly 2001, is now free for anyone to play into 2007.
Anyone can download the client, create an account and start playing for free for well over a year. This does not apply to any of the game's expansion sets, only the original Anarchy Online.
If I get bored enough I might give this a try, as I've never really played an MMO before, mostly 'cause you need to pay a monthly fee.
Being an older game to, the requirements are very light. We're talking:
Windows 98/ME/2000 SP1+2/XP Pentium II 300 128MB RAM 2X CD-ROM drive
DirectX 3D 8Mb video card DirectX compatible sound device 700MB free hard drive
space Internet connection, 28.8K Modem
With a recommended of:
Pentium II 450 256 Mb RAM 3D card with 32MB RAM, DirectX 8X CD-ROM drive 1GB
free hard drive space Internet connection, 56K Modem
Anyone with a computer dated from roughly 2000 or greater should have no problem.