I spent some time compiling this list and seeing how many nice games are available for Linux I couldnt help but wonder: why are we still using Vista? There are so many Windows advocates who bring as anti Linux argument an “absence” of games for Linux. Well, they are wrong! There are enough games from Linux and the great news is that they are free and fun!
In comparison, almost everything that comes on Windows, with a few exceptions (solitaire and the like) comes with a price.
The Linux games are open source. Than means that they are: free, with no string attached, created by people who love Linux and are painless to install. Besides, they are Windows compatible. So you can enjoy Linux fun on a Windows platform at any time!
1. Do you like cars? Are you a fan of the fast game races? Linux has a free game for that too: Maniadrive. This one even has a cool soundtrack!
2. And let’s not forget TORCS – a game with a tradition of 10 years. Car race simulator as addictive as any other car race game. Linux and Windows compatible.
3. And if you like 3D war games, you’ll have lots of fun with America’s Army. Play it by the rules, or make your own. LMAO!
4. Another fun 3D game is Alien Arena. The newest version of the game was released not long ago.
5. You can play Mahjongg on Linux. Of course you can. It is called KMahjongg and it is one of the most popular games developed for Linux. In many “top ten” tops it occupies the tenth position. Top Hosting Center doesn’t make a top, just a list.
6. Fully compatible with both Windows and Linux The Battle for Wesnoth is a strategy game you will never forget.You have an amazing world to explore and you can play with up to 8 friends (this makes the game a multi-player game too). Enjoy the trailer:
7. Another interesting tactical Linux and Windows compatible game is Crimson Fields. Personally I like The Battle pf Wesnoth more, but strategy games are strategy games. For those who prefer more modern stories, Crimson Fields might be cool.
8. Xbubble is simple and you can play alone or against an opponent, which makes the game perfect for family fun. Besides it doesn’t require too much skill, so even younger players can join the fun.
9. Frozen Bubble has nicer graphics but the principles are pretty similar. This is a clear Linux game (penguins and all) available in several languages. You can play it alone and even with other players in a network.
10. If you like shooter games, Cube 2 is the one for you.
11. True Combat: Elite is really cool. I love the 3D graphics and the features. It is based on Enemy Teritorry so if you are a fun of that game you will never miss it.
12. Or the cool Nexuiz?
13. Pingus runs on Linux and Windows but when you see the little Tuxes you can only think Linux. Cute, cute! And very popular too. What other better revenge against Vista than to play a free Linux game on it?
15. I am not that amazed by GLtron, but some Linux enthusiasts are. Besides the official site has some personal touches of the author that really convinced me to include the game on the list. Love and passion for a dream are always rewarded by the THC team.
16. Frets on Fire works for both Linux and Windows. And even if you are not a musician this game can be addictive. You’ll be playing a virtual guitar. I like the graphics.
17. I almost forgot Tux Racer! This was amazingly popular in 2001 – I remember playing it once at a friend’s house. I have no idea who still plays it, but it does deserve a place on the list.
18. Scorched 3D is something I haven’t tried yet but I think it would be fun to play.
19. Tremulus is as interesting as any other shooter game could be – I am not very fund of those.
20. Last, but not least, FlightGear – a flight simulator I am sure you will enjoy.