Best Free and Open Source Software – Games

Take a break with some great games.

If you believe that Linux is just for business, think again! There are thousands of games
GamesThe hottest Linux games covering all genres: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - A wide round-up of great free games.
GamesMore quality games, again divided into three parts: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Linux can be fun. Enjoy yourself with these free games.
GamesEven more hot games, again divided into three parts: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Take a well-deserved break with these free games.
GamesHighly addictive games: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Our favourite free Linux games which have these addictive qualities. They may 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.
GamesNotable games: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Identifies remarkable free Linux games which are definitely worth investigating. The article is not restricted to any particular genre.
GamesUp-and-Coming Games: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Focuses on open source games that are currently in an early stage of development. Many of them receive little or no prominence in the computing press.
GamesPeachy Games: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - The purpose of this article is to focus on free Linux games that garner very little attention, certainly far less than any of the commercial counterparts on Steam.
GamesRoguelike games - Roguelike is a sub-genre of role-playing games. Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game, first released in 1980.
GamesFree Steam Games - Roundup of no charge Linux games hosted on the Steam Platform.
Video ConsolesVideo Console Emulators - Nintendo Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Wii, Sega Mega Drive, Sony PlayStation 2, Sony PlayStation 3, and many others
GamesMega Drive Emulators - The Sega Mega Drive was a leading 16-bit video game console system. The console was developed by Sega Corporation in 1988.
GamesHome Computer Emulators - Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amstrad and Amiga
GamesZX Spectrum Emulators - Reminiscing the Wonderful ZX Spectrum, one of the most popular 8-bit home computers.
GamesQuirky Home Computer Emulators - Experience home computers that missed the big time including the Sinclair QL, Enterprise, Jupiter Ace, Cambridge Z88 and more.
GamesEducational - Educational games are games designed to teach people, typically children, about a certain subject or help them learn a skill as they play. Sometimes this type of software is known as games edutainment because they combine education and entertainment.
ChessChess - Chess is a recreational and competitive board game played between two players. It is a very popular game, played by millions across the world, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.. We cover clients, databases and more.
ChessChess Engines - Pit your wits against a very strong computer chess opponent
ChessFICS Chess Clients - Play with a graphical user interface on the Free Internet Chess Server
ChessChess in a Few Bytes - Chess implemented in less than 1K.
Board GamesOnline Board Games - Board games have seen a resurgence in recent years, and Linux has a good range of board games to choose from.
Puzzle GamesPuzzle - These games are mentally stimulating, and a great diversion from everyday life. This is a large collection.
GamesASCII Games - No fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.
GamesMore ASCII Games - Real ASCII gems which are immensely addictive and great fun to play.
GamesEngines for developers to create high quality games: Part 1 - Part 2. Game engines offer huge benefits to game developers. The main functionality they provide is the library of core functions used in a computer game.
GamesSparkling Game Engines - Develop great cross-platform games with more game engines.
GamesCommercial Games - Native Linux games that require a payment. This article is retained for historic purposes.
GamesMore high quality commercial games, divided into a three part series: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
GamesShowcasing the finest commercial indie games, divided into a three part series: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
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