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42 More of the Best Free Linux Games

42 More of the Best Free Linux Games

In response to our request for users' thoughts on their favorite Linux games, we received, as anticipated, a flood of emails. Hundreds of games were recommended for inclusion in this compilation, with a few people eulogizing at great length why a particular title could not be omitted. To say that strong emotions were stirred by our previous '42 of the Best Linux Games' feature is an understatement!

After careful deliberation, we have whittled down the recommendations to a list of 42 more highly compelling Linux games, trying not to focus unduly on any one particular type of computer game genre. Hopefully, there should be something of interest here for all types of gamers! All of these games are great fun to play.

To be eligible for inclusion in the list below, games again needed to satisfy the following requirements:

Free to play (no download charge, no monthly charge)

Does not require Wine to run. Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows software.

Not in the early stages of development

We have permitted one game to be included which strictly does not meet the above criteria. While Hexen II: Hammer of Thrion is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), it requires an original copy of the commercial game released by Raven Software. However, we included the game in the list, as it is an outstanding in many respects, and was selected by a significant proportion of respondents.

If you missed the first in this two part series, please read 42 of the Best Free Linux Games.

For each of the 42 games listed below we have compiled a portal page, providing screenshots of the game in action, a full description of the game, with an in-depth summary of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Action
AssaultCube First-person-shooter based on the game Cube
Excalibur: MR Fantasy first-person shooter
Hexen II: HT Polished Port of Hexen II
TrueCombat:Elite Modern world total conversion modification of Wolfenstein:ET
Vega Strike 3D Action / Space / Simulation that lets you trade, fight, and explore
Wolfenstein: ET Wage war as Axis or Allies in team-based combat
World of Padman Conceived as a modification of Quake III Area, entitled PadMod
X-Moto Challenging 2D motocross platform game
Arcade
Chromium B.S.U Top down fast paced high action scrolling space shooter
Kobo Deluxe 2D shooter with a simple and responsive control system
LBreakOut2 Clone of Arkanoid with lots of enhancements
OpenLieroX Real-time excessive Worms-clone with network support
Penguin Command Clone of the classic "Missile Command"
Role Play
Egoboo Variant of Nethack and Rogue
Eternal Lands Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) like RuneScape
Planeshift 3D persistent fantasy MMORPG
Project Diaspora Clone of Diaspora, a trading MMORPG
Regnum Online Fantasy MMORPG game set in a 3D virtual world
RuneScape Java based MMORPG
Strategy
Battle Tanks Fast 2D tank game with multiplayer and split-screen modes
Bos Wars Futuristic Real-Time Strategy
BZFlag 3D first person tank shooting
Crimson Fields Hex-based tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle
Globulation 2 Innovative Real-Time Strategy
HedgeWars Worms-like turn based strategy game
netPanzer Isometric view real-time multiplayer tactical game
Savage 1 Combines aspects of real-time strategy and first-person shooter
Simulation
Danger from the Deep World War II German tactical submarine simulator
GL-117 3D action flight simulator
Oolite Retro 3D Space Simulation in the style of the classic Elite
Racer Car simulation project using professional car physics
VDrift Driving simulation with drift racing in mind
Sports
Bygfoot Football management game
Board & Card
gnubg Playing and analysing backgammon
PokerTH Implementation of the Texas hold'em poker game
PySolFC Collection of more than 1000 solitaire card games
Puzzle
Crack Attack! Similar to the Super Nintendo classic game "Tetris Attack"
Enigma Find uncover pairs of identically colored Oxyd stones
gbrainy Train memory, arithmetical and logical capabilities
Game Engine
Crystal Space 3D Game Toolkit
Delta3D Designed for training, education, visualization, and entertainment
Educational
GCompris Suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10

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