Bungie’s first sci-fi trilogy released for free

Friday, 2nd December 2011 07:12 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A free, open-source version of Halo developer Bungie’s classic Marathon trilogy has been released online. Available for Linux, Mac and PC, the pack contains an updated version of the engine, a fan remake of the first Marathon, and lovingly HD remastered versions of Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity. The new versions sport modern features like online multiplayer including co-op; control pad support; and OpenGL shader functionality. You can grab the pack here. The Marathon series of shooters kicked off in 1994 and wrapped up in 1996, predating Halo by five years.

Thanks, Shack.



  1. polygem

    can´t wait to find out what bungie is working on…i dream about this super übershooter that is almost mmostyle which you can keep playing for 5 years or so with constant mindblowing updates, arenas for starters casuals, vets…new missions updates that you can complete alone or with your scifi soldier coop squad and so on…
    if this is not what they´re working on: 343…please please please don´t fuck up halo!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Hakkiz

    Actually, it was released for free many years ago. But yeah, updated version is updated version. Good for those who are interested in this series. :)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    Wow, I didn’t realise Aleph One was still going! Good work, lads!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Marathon and Myth were the best Bungie Games.

    Especially first 2 Marathon games.

    Everything else, starting from Oni is Average at best. Next what they will do is obviously a MMOFPS game with Sci-fi twist because previously they never created something decent so MMO is the best way to expand their studio and of course … making money.

    the only problem is that Red5Studios do the same thing, but they have talented Blizzard and TRIBEs Game Designers like Mark Kern who developed WOW, Starcraft I and Frozen throne. Their new game Firefall looks amazing.

    + Planetside 2 which is really promising.

    Tribes: Acscend is ok…

    So only Activision with it’s marketing campaiogn can help to sell that game. Nothing more.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DaMan

    You haven’t even played them, pointless dimwit. As your numerous fabricated bullshit scattered around this very website suggests. Lmao. up until recently most of these weren’t even available outside of Mac OS and later Xbox360.

    It’s that Bungie ditched Mac / PC scene and went consoles, you aren’t fooling anyone apart from yourself.

    As I said, fuck off to your favourite You ‘ll get more bolshevik friends there, product of the Red Army marketing campaign.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Halo and Apple fanboy rage at it’s best. I played all of the Bungie games. Who said that i never had Mac and never played them? Who said that i can’t install Mac Os to my PC?

    I played all of the Bungie games. On the Xbox 360 (despite even not having that shitty console for casual Halo fratboys that don’t know how to aim), PC or Mac.
    Besides, Marathon was my first game on the Mac when i finally got hands on it.

    It has nothing to do with the Bungie that ditched something because their next game going to be multiplatform. But who cares? It’s going to be average Rip Off anyway and you still think that someone… ehm. .. cared about that average studio? LOL

    You can bitch all you want, but bungie created average games since Oni. Also, you are a lonely redneck fag. :D

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    #6 i think it is not coincidence the so called bungie “average games” are the ones that came on console, and the good ones are the ones that came on PC, what a shock really.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DaMan

    No you no you lies lies no you no you. Anything you actually wanted to say, unbelievable retard? You’re a classic internet dwelling Aspergers patient, then again you know it.

    Yes, you had your shitty Red Army hands on a Mac, you also have a gf, a driving license, that Youtube account where you argue about Saakashvilli, when russian general secre- sorry, president is no better, isn’t yours. And so forth. Wow, you’ve spelled ‘Mac’ properly this time..

    Out of that reply you just posted, there’s precisely zero to prove otherwise.

    Really? If you did, then you wouldn’t state half of the nonsence freely available on the internet.

    People who played Marathon don’t believe Halo stole ‘gametypes’ from Unreal when it’s a proven fact it was exactly the opposite. They don’t spell ‘Bungie’ like that Galgari Kotaku account i linked to before. They don’t state exactly the opposite of what you just did right on this website:

    So you know my age, REALLY? Are you some sort of magician?
    20 year old – is a virgin in games then right?

    I’m sorry, better to listen to 20 year old that have taste in gaming, then a guy that says that Halo is one of the best games ever made, because it’s complete RETARDness.

    I’m sure you know half of these games from that list. From games that you listed (one is Bungie). It’s crap, i could understand if you would list MYTH series, but that Pre HALO crap…

    “EDIT: I’m sorry, as *if* you’ve ever played either, anyway!”

    Games as you listed like Marathon? I played all the trilogy. They are one of the first games i ever played.

    Gheritt, you just have no fucking taste. Thats all to it. Age has nothing to do with this at all.

    They don’t really spout any of the idiotic hyperboles you do either at that.

    Really, when you have MLG pros, Edge Magazine, millions of people on XBL, and devs like Natalya Tatarchuk all proving everything the likes of you mentally ill, cornered zealots spout otherwise, you don’t need to ‘bitch’.

    Learn to speak, comrade. Between atrocious English, american and russian literally translated into both of them at once you aren’t even funny.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Joe Musashi

    I think someone needs a hug.


    #9 3 years ago
  10. polygem

    bungie games average? i cannot agree with this. bungie games belong to the best games i have played in my whole gaming life. the mmofps bungie/blizzard rumor is something i am really hooked on since i first heard about it. it is extremely promising and a great idea if executed well.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    I’ve never understood the obsessive fan-wankery that people have over the Marathon series. It’s just a more basic, older version of Halo.

    There is absolutely nothing special about the games at all, from either a creative or gameplay angle.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    @11 no game has to have special gameplay features or creative to be good.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @12 “no game has to have special gameplay features or creative to be good.”

    With remarks like this, I weep for gaming’s future.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DSB

    For me the original Halo will always be the game that truly vindicated shooters on consoles. The N64 may have paved the way, but ultimately I would never even consider playing an FPS on consoles if it wasn’t for that game. It just took it to a new level.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    Halo was the best fps on a console, that really brought fps’s to the console owning masses. It beat hands down any shooter on the PS2. It had good graphics, speed, smoothness and a fucking good mp. Revolutionary for the consoles.

    The only game that came close was Timesplitters 2.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. polygem

    @15: true. we really need a next gen timesplitters. great game. there´s one in the making right? didn´t really follow this but i remember hearing something.

    without halo the xbox would have failed for sure. halo is a franchise i would buy a full price “halo only” console for if i had to just to play it. seriously – if i had to to play halo, i would. i wouldn´t even feel ripped off because i´d know that i will put hundreds of hours in to pay me back with awesome entertainment. does that make me a fanboy? no. a fan. yea…

    #16 3 years ago

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