10 Best Linux Games to Download for Free
On other operating systems, some of them, you won’t even be able to run.
A massively multiplayer anime-style role-playing game that combines turn-based combat and whiplash humor in perfect proportions. Unlike the giants of the genre like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars, in Wakfu you do not need to kill monsters for hours for profit. The main goal of the developers is to cheer up the players.
The project has 18 classes of characters, each of which has unique abilities and spells. And all of them can be obtained in the early stages of the game.
While Wakfu has a bit of a class balance and item creation system, it’s a great option for those looking to get to know the MMORPG genre.
A free alternative to the famous Civilization. The turn-based strategy has been around since 1996 and is open source, so finding additional content for it is no problem.
Your goal is to lead your civilization to prosperity by achieving financial, military and scientific advantage over other peoples. Another way to win is to send a rocket into space.
In Freeciv there is an opportunity to choose the shape of the cells that make up the playing field: they can be quadrilateral or hexagonal. There is also a network mode, so you can play not only alone, but also with friends.
3. Dota 2
One of the most popular games in the world can be played on Linux. In Dota 2, you need to destroy the enemy base before the enemy can do it.
Each match in the project is unique – it is something like chess from the world of video games. This is possible thanks to a wide selection of characters with unique abilities and many items. However, in order to win, you must first be able to work in a team and quickly respond to the actions of the opponent.
An open-source version of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It is a business simulator in which you have to make a fortune on transportation.
Most of the main features in OpenTTD are transferred from the original, but much was added to the game by ordinary users. These are large maps, a more user-friendly interface, as well as local and online multiplayer for 255 people. The graphics in the project are also more pleasant than in Transport Tycoon Deluxe.
5. Team Fortress 2
Network shooter from Valve, made in a cartoon style. The game is very fun, but at the same time quite bloody.
The project is full of modes, both traditional and not so. There is the capture of points, the escort of carts and the control of the territory, more or less familiar to everyone. But there are other modes: in one you need to destroy the opponent’s robots, in the other – to play a kind of rugby with obstacles.
Team Fortress 2 has a low threshold of entry: everyone will be able to choose a character for their style of play and immediately rush into battle. In extreme cases, you can hone your fighting skills in training mode.
Another open source game is, this time a fan remake of the legendary real-time strategy game Command & Conquer: Red Alert. However, the project includes gameplay elements of other parts of the series – in particular, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn.
The game consists mostly of battles between two armies on a map of limited size. To win, you need to extract resources, build buildings and produce soldiers and equipment. The goal is to destroy enemy troops and buildings.
Among the advantages of OpenRA are the capture of civilian structures, the possibility of replaying battles and even streaming. Multiplayer support is available.
A multiplayer action movie in which you can build your own robot and go fight with other mechanical creatures.
Building robots is simple and fun. On them, you can hang variants of weapons and attach various spare parts. All this gives certain advantages in battle.
Before you enter into battle with other players, you can test your creation on artificial intelligence. If you get bored with your robot, then you can build another. Therefore, the gameplay here is quite diverse.
A funny turn-based strategy, which is a copy of the well-known Worms. Only instead of worms here are hedgehogs.
Hedgewars has more than 30 locations, the number of variations of which is infinite. More than 55 weapons are available, including napalm, bazooka and watermelon bomb. You can play both alone and online.
You are free to change a variety of match parameters, customize your team, create your own maps and download modifications developed by other players.
9. Star Conflict
A team space game in the style of Elite Dangerous, in which you have to take control of an elite pilot of a warship. The project boasts more than 100 types of vessels with different tactical capabilities.
Star Conflict is very diverse in terms of content. It has a place for battles with other players and computer opponents, single-player and multiplayer story campaigns, as well as many competitive modes. And there is an open world, which you can explore endlessly.
A variation of the Super Mario Kart racing arcade game, available only on Linux. Since the project is open source, you can find characters from many other games in it.
SuperTuxKart is not a complete copy of Nintendo’s racing. In addition to the standard modes, it has a number of unique ones. For example, hunting for Easter eggs and football on cards.
Among other things, the game has a story mode. Passing it, you can unlock new tracks and characters, as well as learn the history of the world of the project.