42 Hot Free Linux Games (Part 3 of 3)
Linux enjoys a very large software library of games, the vast
majority of which can be downloaded without any payment. Helping to
identify great games is made difficult by the fact that to a large
extent games are a matter of taste. Furthermore, some
players prefer games of tactics, others enjoy the communication with
fellow gamers. There are those who hanker for games that
require quick reflexes, or which truly challenge the mind.
In this third and final segment, we recommend a further 14
Linux games which are great fun, highly addictive, and exceedingly
playable. The objective of this article is not to choose games which
necessarily excel in the visual department, but rather to pick games
which are definitely worth investing your time in learning how to play.
We cover a number of different game genres, and hopefully there will
something here of interest to all types of gamers.
This article is the third instalment in a three part series
entitled 42 Hot Free Linux Games. If you missed the first two parts,
they are available to read here
To be eligible for inclusion in the
list below, games again needed to satisfy the following requirements:
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
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.
||Small multiplayer action game
||3D stunt racing game which features realistic car
of the classic top down racing game produced by Konami
||Vertical shoot 'em up with colourful 3D graphics
|RPG / Strategy
||Fantasy world within our real world
|Puzzle / Board Games
||Puyo-style puzzle game
tetris like game
||Arcade puzzle game similar to Bejeweled, Zookeeper and
strong chess engine
||OpenGL-based game of marbles through a labyrinth
||Football (soccer) game in the style of Sensible World
||Easy to use all-in-one editor for creating your own
Role Playing Games
||Cartoon game for kids
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
above, this is probably because they have already been covered in these
If you need more games, we have also compiled 10
of the Best Free Linux Chess Games, and 9
of the Best Free Linux Educational Games.
Return to our complete collection of Group
Tests, identifying the finest Linux software.
Last Updated Sunday, September 01 2013 @ 11:18 AM EDT