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24 Addictive Free Linux Games (Part 2 of 3)

24 Addictive Free Linux Games (Part 2 of 3)

There are many factors that help to make a game a classic. It could be the storyline, the graphics, the engine, the controls, even the different game modes. The folk at LinuxLinks have been obsessed with playing games over the past few months scouring as many titles as possible to find more great games for your enjoyment. Of course, in the final analysis it is the gamer which decides whether a game is a classic.

The purpose of this article is to identify some of our favourite free Linux games which are highly addictive. They may not offer realistic graphics, original ideas, or the slickest interface. However, these qualities do not necessarily make a game more appealing. Some of the games featured here have simplistic graphics, one even has ASCII graphics. However, what they all offer is great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play. There are some real gems here.

To be eligible for inclusion in this list each game needed to meet 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

This article is the second instalment in a three part series entitled 24 Addictive Free Linux Games. If you missed the first part, it is available to read here.

Now, let's examine 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 reviews.

Addictive Free Games
Mega-Glest Enhanced version of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game
Atrinik Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game with 2D isometric graphics
Dwarf Fortress Extremely addictive rogue-like ASCII game
Babylon 5: I've Found Her Space combat simulator set in the universe of Babylon 5
Beneath a Steel Sky Science fiction adventure game
Solar Wolf Collect the boxes and don't become mad
Kajongg Classical Mah Jongg game for KDE
openBVE Realistic 3D train/railway simulator

If you don't see some of your favourite games covered above, 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 1, Part 2, Part 3), a Chess feature, and Educational Games. Many of these games are highly addictive too!

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Last Updated Tuesday, April 08 2014 @ 02:07 PM EDT


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