24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 3 of 3)
For many individuals, computer gaming is nowadays an essential
part of everyday life. This should not be seen as a negative. Whilst
violent computer games have sometimes been identified as contributory
factors in criminal activity, and undeniably they can be very
addictive, it is important to recognise the real benefits that games
offer besides simply providing a means of great entertainment.
For example, computer games can help to improve hand-eye
co-ordination, enhance creativity, create team players, help children
gain self confidence, and even provide a welcome distraction for
children and adults who are suffering from poor health.
Fortunately, there is a huge number of Linux games that are available
to download for no charge. This pool of games is ever increasing.
However, finding the best games is time consuming given the vast number
that are available to try. Games which are visually unappealing can
still be frantic, fast, and fun, whereas games with gorgeous graphics
may have little gameplay.
This article is the third and final instalment in a three part
series, identifying Linux games that are worth giving a whirl. If you
the first two parts, they are available to read here: Part
2. We have again tried to cover a wide range of game genres.
Hopefully there will be something in this article which will be of
any type of gamer.
To be eligible for inclusion in this list each game
needed to meet 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
The only exception we have made is for The Goblin and
the Butterfly, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game
(MMORPG) which is currently in an alpha phase of development. It shows
so much promise that it warranted making an exception to the above
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
We have previously released a number of articles
highlighting great free Linux games including 42
of the Best Free Linux Games, 42
More of the Best Free Linux Games, 21
More of the Best Free Linux Games, as well as a three part
feature entitled 42 Hot Free Linux Games (Part
Return to our complete collection of Group
Tests, identifying the finest Linux software.
Last Updated Sunday, September 01 2013 @ 10:48 AM EDT