The fact that the Steam entertainment platform is available for Linux is testament to the demand for open systems from gamers and game developers. Prices are quite reasonable, with the majority of the Linux games on Steam costing under 10 pounds; price distribution is shown in the chart below.
Yes, you are right! There are a relatively small percentage of Linux games hosted on Steam that can be downloaded without a charge. None of the games featured in this article are released under a freely distributable license, and so they are not free in the sense of freedom. But if you want some fun and entertainment without exercising your wallet, look here. What is particularly pleasing is that there are some real gems. Let’s check them out!
|Free Steam Games|
|Dota 2||Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and real time strategy game|
|Star Conflict||Action-packed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) space game|
|Champions of Regnum||MMORPG focused in epic Realm versus Realm (RvR) and Player versus Player (PvP) battles|
|No More Room in Hell||Half-Life 2 Co-operative mod|
|Cannons Lasers Rockets||Cross-platform multiplayer PvP/Co-op arcade space game|
|Dwarfs!?||Arcade/strategy game set deep underground|
|Team Fortress 2||Team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game|
|The Plan||Little experimental video game|
|Serena||Short point-and-click adventure|
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