Last Updated on December 10, 2018
Over the past 4 months we have continued to receive a steady stream of emails from individuals recommending games that were not included in our previous free game articles.
After much testing, we have whittled down these users’ recommendations to a list of 21 highly addictive Linux games, covering as many different types of game genre as possible. Hopefully, there should be something of interest here for all types of gamers! All of these games are great fun to play.
To be eligible for inclusion in the list below, games again needed to satisfy 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.
For each of the 21 games listed below we have compiled a portal page, providing screenshots of the game in action, a full description of the game, with an in-depth summary of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Blob Wars: Blob and Conquer||3D action adventure game|
|Teeworlds||Fast-paced sidescrolling multiplayer-only shoot 'em up|
|Paintown||2D side scrolling beatem-up|
|Vacuum Magic||Fast-paced original action game|
|Yo Frankie!||Pixar-quality animation by the Blender Institute|
|Smokin' Guns||Semi-realistic simulation of the Old West|
|Digital Paintball 2||Focuses on enhancing the Quake2-based engine|
|Gillo||Two players game set in a virtual reality 3D ellipsoid environment|
|Project: Starfighter||2D mission-based shoot-'em-up game|
|Grid Wars 2||Clone of the popular Xbox 360 game, Geometry Wars|
|rRootage||Arcade-style space shooting game|
|Dwarf Fortress||Single-player fantasy game, similar to NetHack|
|Lost Labyrinth||Roguelike roleplaying using a Zelda-like graphics engine|
|Annchienta||Single-player graphical 2D tile-based game engine|
|LordsAWar!||Clone of the popular SSG game Warlords II|
|Boson||Real-time strategy game, with the feeling of C&C or StarCraft|
|Tenes Empanadas Graciela||Turn-based risk strategy game|
|Thunder&Lightning||Futuristic Action Flight Simulator Game Inspired By Carrier Command|
|Simutrans||Transportation simulation game|
|Phun||2D physics sandbox in a cartoony fashion|
|Ultimate Stunts||Remake of the DOS-game "Stunts"|
|Read our complete collection of recommended free and open source software. Our curated compilation covers all categories of software.
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