There are literally thousands of free games that are available to run natively under Linux. This huge selection makes sifting through all of these games a mammoth task for any sane person.
However, this has not stopped the gaming faction at LinuxLinks Towers trawling through the popular archives looking for games that players will keep coming back to. Sure, games are a matter of taste. However, what makes a game enjoyable does not simply depend on personal preferences.
In this third and final segment, we recommend a further 8 free Linux games that are great fun to play, highly playable and above all have a special addictive quality. We suspect that there will be a few games here that even the ardent Linux gamer will not have tried before.
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
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 reviews.
|Addictive Free Games|
|Go Ollie||Compulsive platform game where a worm is on a mission|
|JAG||Arcade-puzzle 2D game similar to KDiamonds|
|EDuke32||Port of the classic game, Duke Nukem 3D|
|Super Transball 2||Inspired by Zara Thrusta for the Amiga 500|
|Atomic Worm||Exciting puzzle oriented snake game|
|Epiar||Space trading adventure/combat game|
|Pink Pony||3D racing game with ponies|
|Tower Toppler||Clone of the "Nebulus" game on old 8 and 16 bit machines|
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