Linux enjoys a very large software library of games, the vast majority of which can be downloaded without any payment. Helping to identify great games is made difficult by the fact that to a large extent games are a matter of taste. Furthermore, some players prefer games of tactics, others enjoy the communication with fellow gamers. There are those who hanker for games that require quick reflexes, or which truly challenge the mind.
In this third and final segment, we recommend a further 14 free Linux games which are great fun, highly addictive, and exceedingly playable. The objective of this article is not to choose games which necessarily excel in the visual department, but rather to pick games which are definitely worth investing your time in learning how to play. We cover a number of different game genres, and hopefully there will something here of interest to all types of gamers.
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 14 games listed below we have compiled its own 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.
|F.L.A.W.||Small multiplayer action game|
|Tile Racer||3D stunt racing game which features realistic car physics|
|F-1 Spirit||Remake of the classic top down racing game produced by Konami|
|Powermanga||Vertical shoot 'em up with colourful 3D graphics|
|Auteria||Fantasy world within our real world|
|Domination||Java risk clone|
|Amoebax||Puyo-style puzzle game|
|Xwelltris||2.5D tetris like game|
|Monsterz||Arcade puzzle game similar to Bejeweled, Zookeeper and Zooo|
|Crafty||Very strong chess engine|
|Trackballs||OpenGL-based game of marbles through a labyrinth|
|YSoccer||Football (soccer) game in the style of Sensible World of Soccer|
|O.H.R.RPG.C.E||Easy to use all-in-one editor for creating your own Role Playing Games|
|Jammer The Gardener||Cartoon game for kids|
Read our complete collection of recommended free and open source software. The collection covers all categories of software.
The software collection forms part of our series of informative articles for Linux enthusiasts. There are hundreds of in-depth reviews, open source alternatives to proprietary software from large corporations like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, and Autodesk. There are also fun things to try, hardware, free programming books and tutorials, and much more.