24 More of the Best Linux Commercial Games (Part 1 of 3)
The amount of software that is available for Linux is truly
mind-boggling with tens of thousands of applications available to
download, including an impressive arsenal of open source games.
However, it is fair to say that the amount of
commercial games released for Linux continues to be in short supply in
comparison with the number of titles released under Windows.
Whilst software such as CrossOver Games (and Wine) allows many
commercial Windows games to be played under Linux, if Linux is going to
become a force in the gaming world it needs a good supply of native
games. Developing games across multiple platforms is
expensive. If Linux is going to justify the extra work involved
in native ports, it needs the prospect that those ports will
generate significant sales for the developers.
Fortunately, the Linux user base continues to increase, which increases
of more Linux ports.
To be eligible for inclusion in this article each game needed
Released under a proprietary license with a fee required either to
purchase the game, or a monthly charge
Not require Wine to run. Wine is a compatibility layer
for running Windows software
This article is the first in a three part series. Parts 2 and
3 will be
available shortly. We have previously released a feature selecting 42
of the Best Commercial Linux Games which should also be of
Please recognise that the games featured in this three part
only represent a current snapshot of the best games. There are
some very exciting commercial games to be released shortly for Linux.
Now, let's scrutinize the 8 games at hand. For each game we
have compiled its own portal page, providing screenshots of the game in
action, a full description of the game, with an in-depth analysis of
the features of the game, together with links to relevant resources and
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Last Updated Monday, April 21 2014 @ 08:12 AM EDT