Blob Wars

21 More of the Best Free Linux Games

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.

If you missed the first two parts in this series, check out 42 of the Best Free Linux Games, and 42 More of the Best Free Linux Games.

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.

Linux Games
Blob Wars: Blob and Conquer3D action adventure game
TeeworldsFast-paced sidescrolling multiplayer-only shoot 'em up
Paintown2D side scrolling beatem-up
Vacuum MagicFast-paced original action game
Yo Frankie!Pixar-quality animation by the Blender Institute
Smokin' GunsSemi-realistic simulation of the Old West
Digital Paintball 2Focuses on enhancing the Quake2-based engine
GilloTwo players game set in a virtual reality 3D ellipsoid environment
Project: Starfighter2D mission-based shoot-'em-up game
Grid Wars 2Clone of the popular Xbox 360 game, Geometry Wars
rRootageArcade-style space shooting game
Dwarf FortressSingle-player fantasy game, similar to NetHack
Lost LabyrinthRoguelike roleplaying using a Zelda-like graphics engine
AnnchientaSingle-player graphical 2D tile-based game engine
LordsAWar!Clone of the popular SSG game Warlords II
BosonReal-time strategy game, with the feeling of C&C or StarCraft
Tenes Empanadas GracielaTurn-based risk strategy game
Thunder&LightningFuturistic Action Flight Simulator Game Inspired By Carrier Command
SimutransTransportation simulation game
Phun2D physics sandbox in a cartoony fashion
Ultimate StuntsRemake of the DOS-game "Stunts"
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