I’m not a gamer by any means, not even in solitaire game, but this article appeared on The Inquirer IS it caught my attention, because I didn’t know there were so many of such good quality, I share it with you.
Since people mainly have as their first problem to migrate to Linux is the topic of games, we will leave you with a detailed list of games in which we emphasize to show that in Linux you can also play well. Let’s cheer up a bit on Sunday then.
The games we offer are mostly 3D and native to Linux, without having to run Wine or similar. They are quality games and most have won some awards and come out in some magazine.
The list of games is open, you can contribute more games and we will add little by little. For now I propose the following: Battle for Wesnoth, Nexuiz, America’s Army, Enemy Territories: Quake Wars, Tremulous, World of Padman, Tux Racer, Vendetta, Alien Arena 2007, Urban Terror, A Tale in the Desert, Second Life, Savage 2, Warsow, TrueCombat: Elite, Frozen Bubble, Torcs (The Open Racing Car Simulator), Flight Gear, Frets on Fire, Scorched 3D, ManiaDrive, Warzone 2100, Spring, Battle Tanks and to finish for now: Excalibur: Morgana ‘ s Revenge v3. 0.
We will give a brief explanation of each as well as the link to the respective official pages, clarifying that the order of them does not indicate a greater or lesser importance:
- Battle For Wesnoth
- America’s Army
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
- Tux Racer
- World Of Padman
- Alien Arena 2007
- Urban Terror
- A Tale In The Desert
It is a game where an alternative reality has been created and is based on creating societies, economic growth instead of struggle or wars.
- Second Life
- Savage 2
- TrueCombat: Elite
- Frozen Bubble
- The Open Racing Car Simulator
- Frets On Fire
- Scorched 3d
- Warzone 2100
- Battle Tanks
- Excalibur: Morgana’s Revenge v3.0
It is a real-time strategy game with multiplayer option. The game has passed one million downloads since 2003 and is available in 35 different languages.
It is a FPS (First Person Shooter) game, free and allows online play for up to 64 players, also allows the creation of bots and has a dynamic lighting system that offers great quality. visual.
It’s a Call of Duty style FPS strategy game and the like. According to GameSpy, it had an average of 4,500 players between 2002 and 2005.
It’s the same game for Windows, with a map where you can interact with complete freedom, control vehicles, and so on. In 2006 it was named the best multiplayer online game during E3.
It is a team FPS game in which humans fight aliens, it is very similar to Quake 3 and Halflife.
It is the legendary racing game in which Tux slips through the snow, personally it is the game with which he used to test the 3D system acceleration.
World of Padman is a free game that uses the Quake III engine with a cartoon aesthetic.
It is a spaceship and MMORPG simulator, free in its trial version.
It is a free game with the same design as Quake, FPS games, playable from Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.
It is a modification of the Quake III game that makes it an improved graphically updated game to be a good competitor to the typical Counter-Strike, to the point that it supports Punkbuster style anticheats software and the like.
Little needs to be said about this game in which as it is known, an alternative reality has been created and people are creating their own character.
It is a WoW style game, which is free to play on a single computer but to play online you need to make a single payment.
It is a free 3D FPS game based on the QFusion 3D engine. It is a game made by players, by players, in which what is sought is agility and speed in the game, does not stand out for great graphic effects.
This game is a total conversion of the game Wolfestein: Quake Wars, and is completely free, can be played from any platform.
It’s the typical Bubble Puzzle game brought to Linux, very addictive and multiplayer, of course free.
It is a car simulator with OpenGL engine, multiplatform, which has 50 cars, 20 circuits and a multitude of data to simulate, such as wind, damage to vehicles …
Very advanced flight simulator, reaching levels such as Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
It’s a game version similar to Guitar Hero, but instead of a guitar, we have the F1 -> F5 keys to press to the beat of the music. Very addictive and free.
It is a turn-based game in which you have to shoot using weapons, Gorilla.bas style but in a 3D world in which you have to take into account, strength, angle and orientation to destroy targets. Free.
It is a clone of the legendary game Trackmania, in which driving is mixed with acrobatic circuits. It’s free and has multiplayer mode.
It is a real-time strategy and tactics game, very similar to Earth 2150 with 3D units.
It is a strategy game focused on multiplayer mode in which you must defeat your enemies.
It is a multiplayer game with 2 possible modes, all against all or cooperative mode, you can play 2 people on a split screen on the same computer and via LAN. It is cross-platform.
It is a first-person adventure game that stands out for its high graphics and high quality sounds.
For now this is what it is until we all contribute more. Linux is not a gaming platform because the vast majority of developers make use of Microsoft’s proprietary Direct3D APIs, not because you can’t play on Linux, as evidenced by this small list. Enjoy the games if you didn’t know them and I encourage you to get actively involved by contributing more so that we all know them in the community.