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42 Hot Free Linux Games (Part 2 of 3)

42 Hot Free Linux Games (Part 2 of 3)

The many thousands of free games available for Linux has made it difficult to select which ones deserve a special mention. For this article, our objective is not to necessarily select games which have flawless graphics and sound, but instead to identify games which are highly addictive and have great playability. It has taken us weeks of heated discussions to whittle down the games into just 42 titles.

This article is the second instalment in a three part series entitled 42 Hot Free Linux Games. If you missed the first part, it is available to read here.

We have tried to cover a wide range of game genres. Hopefully there will be something in this article which will be of interest to any type of gamer.

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

Readers may also wish to view our previous articles highlighting 105 superb free Linux games (42 Best Linux Games, 42 More of the Best, and 21 More of the Best). If you wonder why some of your favourite Linux games are not listed below, this is probably because they have already been covered in these earlier features.

For each of the 14 games listed below we have compiled its own 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
The Ur-Quan Masters Port of Star Control II
Open Quartz 3D shooter based on the Quake engine
Arcade
Robombs Multiplayer LAN game in 3D inspired by Bomberman
Atomic Worm Variant of the classic snake game
Open Sonic Based on the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' universe
Road Fighter Clone of the classic game developed by Konami
Role Play
FreeDink Adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda
Falcon's Eye Mouse-driven interface for NetHack
Puzzle / Board Games
levelHead 3D spatial memory game
Angry, Drunken Dwarves Fun puzzle game like Puzzle Fighter
Pioneers Based on the Settlers of Catan
Simulation
Palomino Flight simulator desgiend to be an easy-to-fly casual game
Endgame: Singularity Simulation of a true Artifical Intelligence
Engine
Doomsday Engine Source port with support for Doom, Heretic, and Hexen

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