Hooray! Our first official game request!
BaboViolent 2 is one of the few freeware games that provides true pick-up-and-play gaming. In BaboViolent 2 you take control of a small orb from a top-down view, equip some weapons, and pump everyone full of lead.
The gameplay is just downright fun. SoupHat and I mainly played Capture-The-Flag, but we spent most of our time killing everyone rather than flag stealing.
Each time you die you can hit escape and change your weapon. You have your primary weapon, a secondary weapon (a knife, a shield, or a kamikaze nuke), two grenades, a Molotov cocktail, and no questions asked.
Each weapon has its strengths and weaknesses and each one feels uniquely satisfying. The shotgun has just the right amount of kick to it, the machine gun shoots at a nice rate of fire, the bazookas, flamethrowers, and others also have their own little tidbits of euphoria.
BaboViolent 2 is not without its flaws. While the gameplay itself is unbelievably addicting and satisfying, I found it hard to join a room as many are password protected. The link to register your username is broken, and after going to the official site and finding the link, it appeared to be for clans only. Maybe I didn't read into it enough, but even so, it shouldn't be so hard.
After joining a room, it was often one with a ping in the 300's so there was some slight pause between me clicking and my character shooting. However, SoupHat and I eventually got lucky and found a room with absolutely no lag, so I guess it's hit or miss.
Overall, BaboViolent 2 is a great game to play with your friends. It's easy to hop in and start blasting away, so give it a shot!