24 Addictive Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)
In recent months LinuxLinks Towers has been consumed
with playing games. In fact, some might contend that game playing has
become so excessive that real life has been neglected to a degree. We
have seen team challenges, leaderboards, and even the odd wager.
Healthy competition to say the least!
Many of the LinuxLinks crew grew up playing games on the ZX
Spectrum, an 8-bit personal home computer. By today's standards, the
games were simple with basic graphics plagued by attribute clash and
primitive sound generation. However, this did not stop the best games
being incredibly addictive. The famous Crash magazine (a monthly
publication devoted to the ZX Spectrum) used to rate games by their
addictive qualities. This was often the rating that interested us the
The purpose of this article is to identify some of our
favourite free Linux games which have these addictive qualities. They
not offer breathtaking graphics, innovative ideas, or the highest
presentation. However, what they do provide is great gameplay coupled
with the urge of always having just one more play.
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
This article is the first in a three part series. Parts 2 and
3 will be available shortly.
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
If you don't see some of your favourite games covered, it may
be because they have already been featured in one of our earlier
articles such as 42
of the Best Free Linux Games, 42
More of the Best Free Linux Games, 21
More of the Best Free
Linux Games, a three part feature entitled 42 Hot
Free Linux Games (Part
3), a Chess
feature, and Educational
Games. Many of these games are highly addictive too!
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Last Updated Sunday, September 01 2013 @ 10:22 AM EDT