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Best 47 Linux Games




  • Braid
  • This game is superb! From the minute you start it up you can tell you are definitely going to enjoy the game. First and foremost this game is unique, each puzzle is different from the last, and different from the next. The developer didn’t recycle puzzles through the levels which is nice. The visuals on the game are wonderful as well, as they have a rather whimsical look to them which adds to the somewhat fairytale theme the game has going on. The music in the game is marvelous as well. If you like unique platformer games with a good sense of style that takes a fair bit of brain power to solve, then you definitely want to be playing Braid. The only complaint you might have is that the length of the game does not live up to your expectation. It takes about an average of 5 hours to beat, which really isn’t bad although when you have a game this good you want it to go on forever. So in short, play it!

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  • World Of Goo
  • This game is brilliant! It will strike emotions in you that most mainstream games never can do. World of Goo is more emotional than Heavy Rain, and the weird thing is that the story isn’t really that structured. It really is just stuff happening, but I think that the music had a lot to do with it. The Sign Painter’s signs are probably one of the best parts of the game too. Reading those signs always adds a bit of humor, and sometimes it even adds some bits of other emotions, like hopelessness and despair. World of Goo has solid gameplay although the levels can become a bit difficult but a calm head can get you through it. If you really can’t beat a level, you can skip it and do it later. It’s not based on luck solely, there’s a lot of strategy to this game!

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  • OpenTTD
  • Essentially the object of OpenTTD is to build a transportation network using buses, planes, rail, or boats. The user can chose whatever course of action they want. Some scenarios exist where a player must meet certain arbitrary goals, however, in a typical game the goal is simply to survive as a company and make money. Luckily, that isn’t hard to do, meaning you have a lot of time to mess around with your transportation system. Each form of transit picks up cargo that has a delivery value that declines over time. Thus, a carload of passengers will have an initial value of X, but X declines over time. The way to make money is to deliver cargo over distance which reduces the decline in the value of delivering a good. There are numbers, there are graphs. In short, it’s fiendish. And this is where micromanagement comes into play. The more efficiently your transportation resources move, the more money you make. Cargo sitting idle is money down the drain.

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  • Spiral Knights
  • You won’t have to spend a cent and still get to fight the final boss, with end game armor. This is also one of the very few free to play games that mean it. CE or Crystal Energy, is needed to craft and go into dungeons. In most free to play games you would HAVE to pay real money to get stuff like this. In spiral knights you can buy it with crowns (money earned in game). Yes it might take you a lot longer than someone who dropped $10, but it is free. The game itself is an old school Zelda meets dungeon crawler MMO. It’s really pretty confusing to start with as there is a lot to take in. But once you get the hang of things and know how to work the Auction house to make a profit, you can play this game pretty much non stop!

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  • Chicken Invaders 4 : Ultimate Omelette
  • Those who have played Chicken Invaders 3 can start uninstalling their old version and get Chicken Invaders 4: Ultimate Omelette! The difference is like from night to day. The graphics is stunning and it has beautiful music on every level. There are new sets of weapons, more challenging rounds and unlike the past versions, the Big Boss is not going down easy. It takes a certain amount of decent skill to defeat the Big Boss. I can guarantee you that it’ll be so addictive that when you play it for the first time, you’ll be holding your bladder until you have passed on to the next level!

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  • OpenClonk
  • OpenClonk is a free multiplayer action game where you control clonks, small but witty and nimble humanoid beings. The game is mainly about mining, settling and fast-paced melees. OpenClonk is also not just a game but also a versatile 2D game engine that offers countless possibilities to make your own mods.

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  • The Clockwork Man : Hidden World
  • The Clockwork Man : Hidden World is a stunning piece to look at, and the artwork will capture you in every scene. Even the character portraits are nicely done, with subtle animations that help convey emotion or just add an extra flourish to the picture. You’ll find a lot of living things in the environments as well, like birds perched on reeds or squirrels nibbling on acorns. That, along with the interactive scrolling, help pull you in to the game’s world an extra step. The Clockwork Man 2 never tells you exactly what to do next, but it’s always easy to figure out what needs to be done. For this reason, the challenge is somewhat lacking, though not so much that you’ll never get stuck. Better than the original, and a solid hidden object/adventure game in its own right, The Clockwork Man : The Hidden World is one of those dependable games that deserves a space on your game shelf.

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  • Prey
  • A good all round FPS. The doom 3 graphics engine looks as nice as ever and the sound for weapons, creatures, etc are nicely done. The gameplay is very good with the basic puzzles breaking up the combat nicely. However there are some truly cliche moments in the plot and some may feel this game has little to offer in the way of a challenge as you effectively can’t die. All of this taken into account, it is still highly recommended.

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  • Atom Zombie Smasher
  • Part tower defense, part RISK style strategy, all mixed into a great retro style set during the zombie apocalypse. Graphics are minimalistic but well presented and effective. The feeling is more of a 50′s sci-fi monster movie with a WW2 style backdrop. Gameplay is polished and smooth. Cutscenes are done as a kind of moving comic vignette, which you can watch as it progresses or skip through at your own pace. There are lots of options for how you play the game as well. You can choose just how hard the game is with lots of items rather than the traditional “easy, medium, crazyhard” choices. You can turn on and off upgrades, or speed of zombies, or environmental factors like daylight length that affects gameplay. The ability to really customize your game experience adds a lot to the fun factor. Another thing that adds to this is that you aren’t needlessly punished for a slip up.

    Levels are each pretty bite sized, so if you fail a mission you know quickly. Not only does it let you keep playing if you want, but when you restart, you can have it maintain your placement of resources so you don’t have to do it again or choose to redo it. No loading screens, no extra information if you don’t want. Just right back into the action. The way this is done is nearly perfect. This game is about having fun. The developers obviously had that in mind when they made the game. “Push the fun and everything else will follow”.

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  • Conquest : Divide and Conquer
  • Conquest : Divide and Conquer reduces the commonly complex strategy genre into its basic elements, and the result is a usually entertaining game. The game’s focus is on adept territory control, promoted by the combat calculations that favor using correct counters as opposed to simply massing lots of units together. Missiles, which can be called in to instantly destroy all units on any tile are dangerous so make sure that you are constantly on the move in an unending search for the next available city to conquer. Drop pods also allow you to sneak behind enemy lines, requiring everyone to keep an eye on their flanks as the games progress. The game features a solid options list: an online server browser and custom rules for games on random maps supporting up to eight players. Moving the game’s three units around is very tedious, though, and almost makes playing Conquest a chore. The game is a bit too fluid, resulting in longer games that should have been finished long ago, but that does allow for teams to come from behind, which I suppose results in more entertaining games. While Conquest might lack the depth of rival strategy games, the reduced mechanics do work well for quick online competitions.

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  • Frogatto
  • Frogatto is an old-school platformer starring a charismatic frog and lots of running and jumping. Though the control scheme isn’t perfect, the game itself oozes classic charm and presents a surprisingly satisfying platforming experience. In Frogatto, you lead your amphibious character through a series of challenges. Mostly, you’ll be helping the townsfolk with various tasks that range from cleaning up some ants to saving the entire village! Frogatto is far from defenseless: he can run, jump, ground-pound, and swallow his enemies with his tongue. Much like Yoshi, Frogatto’s tongue sucks up enemies. You can’t kill them that way, however; you’ve got to spit them out, firing them at either an enemy (which kills them) or the ground (which stuns them, leaving them vulnerable to a ground-pound).

    The 30 levels are varied and fun, with plenty of interesting tricks, moving platforms, wall-kick areas, and pretty much everything else you’d expect from a 2D platformer. Enemies pack a lot of variety, too, and the boss battles are creative. The dialogue provides a welcome bout of humor, though the story is simple. Graphics and sound are great, too: the pixel art is lovingly rendered, and it really gives this modern game a classic feel. All in all, Frogatto is a platformer with an old-school style, a lovable character, and some great level designs.

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  • Teeworlds
  • Teeworlds is a fast-paced 2d sidescrolling multiplayer-only shooter that features cartoon-themed graphics plus physics and relies heavily on classic shooter weaponry and gameplay. In the game, you roleplay a Tee, a cute ball who carries around various weaponry and a hook, allowing some Spiderman like movement. Overall, the gameplay is simply really fun. The pacing is extremely well done and the movement is pretty intuitive. The gameplay of this independant game can compete with bigger and expensive productions in terms of fun and innovation. What sets Teeworld apart from other sidescroller games is it’s huge focus on mobility, it’s innovative use of the grappling hook and it’s weaponry. The instant respawn is also well implemented as it keeps you right in the action.

    Having weapons and clicking fast isn’t everything in this game: due to the ammo being relatively slow and the liberty the grappling hook offers, evading bullets can be done. In a fight between more experienced players, the Tees will usually move at a speed that makes hitting the opponent a matter of good timing and prediction. The graphics are well done and are easy for the eyes. Overall, they add to the fluidity of the game. The sound effects are decent, but unless the map is crowded it doesn’t really make up for the lack of background music.

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  • Hedgewars
  • The core principle of the Hedgewars is so clear and easy that it’s almost too simple to work. If in the Worms series there were two teams of worms facing each other with all sorts of weapons, on various maps, in Hedgewars, the enemies are obviously hedges. There are four major modes to be played. The first one is a quick game where a match is started, on a random map between the player and the computer. Then there is multiplayer, either with other players on the same computer, or with others on the Internet, a campaign mode and a training mode where players can hone their skills.

    The multiplayer mode is by far the most complex part. Here, players can choose from a ton of options, like which map to use (there are almost 40 predefined maps to use), choose to use a randomise option, a feature which insures that no one is too familiar with the terain and that no one gets an unfair advantage. Also, the types of gameplay can be changed as there are a few available: normal, capture the flag, no jumping and random weapon. The game and weapon schemes can also be completely edited, changes ranging from modifying the timer on the grenade, to how many types of ammo are dropped in a match.

    Hedgewars is an amazing game and it’s no wonder that is one of the most downloaded and highest rated titles from Ubuntu Software Center.

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  • Unknown Horizons
  • Unknown Horizons is an open-source real-time colony-building economic simulation and strategy game, loosely based on the game 1602 A.D. As usual in this type of game, you start off with few people or resources: it’s just you, your trusty ship and a cluster of nearby islands. This unhappy situation doesn’t have to last for every long, though, because in very little time you can build cities on the islands and begin to make money.

    Much of the game is about how you manage these cities. You’ll need the right balance of residential areas and industrial estates, for instance, while organizing your resources to ensure that everyone gets fed and you’ve room for growth. But of course you’re not alone. There are indigenous people on the islands, as well as competitors busily building their own empires. You can take the peaceful route, trade with them, negotiate non-aggression pacts for the greater good or you might prefer to kill them all. It’s really your call.

    And while you’re juggling all that, don’t forget to keep exploring, find new islands with valuable resource deposits before your neighbors do: it could be the difference between defeat and victory. It’s very much a work in progress, but Unknown Horizons is already a lot of fun to play, especially for fans of city-building or economy simulation games.

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  • Dead Cyborg
  • Dead Cyborg begins as all old-school adventure games should, with zero set-up or exposition. Immediately upon departing the title screen, players step in to the shoes of the mystery protagonist. Throughout the course of the adventure, you will slowly unravel the secrets of your identity and discover the events which led to the dystopian setting you find yourself in. This being the first chapter in a three-part series, many questions are not resolved over the 2-3 hours needed to complete the episode. Fortunately, the sci-fi steampunk setting is well-realized and goes a long way in bringing a healthy dose of unique personality to the game.

    Some of the game’s puzzles are a bit tricky, but most simply require using an item you’ve obtained at the appropriate location. There are also a handful of challenges that are built around remembering clues scattered around the game world. You might want to have pen and paper or WordPad handy during your adventure, or you might find yourself hopelessly stuck.

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  • And Yet It Moves
  • Though this game doesn’t attempt many new things, what it does, it does perfectly. The levels are well designed, it has a very unique art style, and very simple, yet ambient sound. The puzzles are clever and rewarding, and the pacing and distancing of the checkpoints in the game is just right, and ensures that you never get frustrated, but it never feels too easy.

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  • Battle for Wesnoth
  • Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game where you can build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host against your enemies. You get to choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition. Your goal is to fight to regain the throne of Wesnoth, of which you are the legitimate heir, or use your dread power over the Undead to dominate the land of mortals, or lead your glorious Orcish tribe to victory against the humans who dared despoil your lands, etc. Wesnoth has many different sagas waiting to be played out. Also, you can create your own custom units, and write your own scenarios or even full-blown campaigns!

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  • Vendetta Online
  • Vendetta Online remains a true diamond in terms of gameplay, survivability, and fun. There is no other gaming experience that has come close to reproducing the effect that Vendetta Online’s multiplayer space twitch combat deftly inspires. The company, Guild Software, also deserves applause for their dedication and vision in bringing this experience to users in the face of overwhelming odds, and for their honesty and innovation in maintaining and developing their remarkable end product. This game is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in coruscating and intuitive combat in a rich and believable world.

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  • Second Life
  • Second Life is user created. 99.9% of what you see in world was made by a member. There is no game to Second Life but there are many games in Second Life. Anything you can dream, you can build. Secondlife is the closest thing to the metaverse you will ever see. No the graphics aren’t cutting edge, but the creativity and imagination behind what you find in the world is top notch. It’s not for everyone, but you will never know if it is for you until you try it. And even if it may turn out to be not what you expected, Second Life gives you the tools to make it what you want it to be!

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  • Warsow
  • Warsow is a lot, I mean A LOT of fun! It’s very fast-paced, giving the impression that you’re racing around and fraggin’, doesn’t need an expensive video card to play, comes with both single player and multiplayer support and offers many interesting modes beside the well-known ones. So, if you haven’t tried it yet, don’t hesitate to do it now!

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  • Frozen Bubble
  • Frozen Bubble features 100 levels and includes a level editor. Like many popular free software/open source games, it features penguins a la Tux, who in this game shoot the coloured frozen bubbles to form groups of the same colour. Such groups disappear and the object is to clear the whole screen in this way before a bubble passes a line at the bottom. You can also challenge other players online or through LAN and post up high scores when you are done!

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  • Warzone 2100
  • An amazing game! Though old, this game was revolutionary. Its passing was quick and has been left without any attention. But which real time strategy game allows you to build you own tanks? Have unlimited upgrades? Build your own planes? Build your own bases with a LARGE array of buildings and defenses? Warzone 2100 can. Plus for 1999 graphics it isn’t too shabby!

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  • Battle Tanks
  • Battle Tanks is a vintage style game in which you drive a tank and lift up weapons to blow up enemies. The multicolored graphics and the trouble-free usage make the game more alluring and the weapons accessible with the game make it more interesting. When you are beginning the game, a start window with three subsections appears. In the first section, you will get a choice for different scenarios and once you select the scenario, the respective map comes into the screen with a brief description. If you click on the map, you will get a larger version of the scenario. From the next Players section, you can choose the number of players and the weapons they require. You can select a maximum of four players and can play the game on your own or against someone else by selecting the split screen option. The utter fun and simple graphics make Battle Tanks the game to play when you have extra time to spare on your computer.

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