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21 More of the Best Free Linux Games

21 More of the Best Free Linux Games

Over the past 4 months we have continued to receive a steady stream of emails from individuals recommending games that were not included in our previous free game articles.

After much testing, we have whittled down these users' recommendations to a list of 21 highly addictive Linux games, covering as many different types of game genre as possible. 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

If you missed the first two parts in this series, check out 42 of the Best Free Linux Games, and 42 More of the Best Free Linux Games.

We have taken these 84 games and together with this latest set of 21 games have also compiled the Top 100 Free Linux Games, a single reference point.

For each of the 21 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
Blob Wars: Blob and Conquer 3D action adventure game
Teeworlds Fast-paced sidescrolling multiplayer-only shoot 'em up
Paintown 2D side scrolling beatem-up
Vacuum Magic Fast-paced original action game
Yo Frankie! Pixar-quality animation by the Blender Institute
Smokin' Guns Semi-realistic simulation of the†Old West
Digital Paintball 2 Focuses on enhancing the Quake2-based engine
Gillo Two players game set in a virtual reality 3D ellipsoid environment
Arcade
Project: Starfighter 2D mission-based shoot-'em-up game
Grid Wars 2 Clone of the popular Xbox 360 game, Geometry Wars
rRootage Arcade-style space shooting game
Role Play
Dwarf Fortress Single-player fantasy game, similar to NetHack
Lost Labyrinth Roguelike roleplaying using a Zelda-like graphics engine
Annchienta Single-player graphical 2D tile-based game engine
Strategy
LordsAWar! Clone of the popular SSG game Warlords II
Boson Real-time strategy game, with the feeling of C&C or StarCraft
Tenes Empanadas Graciela Turn-based risk strategy game
Simulation
Thunder&Lightning Futuristic Action Flight Simulator Game Inspired By Carrier Command
Simutrans Transportation simulation game
Phun 2D physics sandbox in a cartoony fashion
Sports
Ultimate Stunts Remake of the DOS-game "Stunts"

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