Top 10 Free Linux Games in 2009

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Saturday, March 28, 2009

I have seen a lot of gamers who feel that there aren’t good games to play on Linux. It might be that they love to play those pirated games, don’t know why, when there are bounteous open source games available for free. The Linux games are hugely popular and that’s not just because they are free, its also because a developer can take a great game and make it even better. There’s an array of free open source games waiting to run on the Linux platform. So I got the top linux games in 2009. And here I come.

1. Alien Arena 2008

That’s an ultimate crack! It’s fully packed with 32 bit graphics, new particle engine and effects, light blooms, reflective water, high resolution textures and skins, hi-poly models, stain maps, and what not. Are you ready to take on as a fast paced deathmatch shooter?


2. Warzone 2100

Workout real-time strategies to rebuild the world after nuclear missile wreckage. Experience the power of over 400 different technologies that combines to generate a wide array of units and tactics,


3.  Tremulous

It’s one of the most popular open source games for FPS(first person shooting).  Join the humans or the aliens, whichever team you must build the working structures. Take the opposition head-on with your sophisticated weapons and remember spawning the structures.


4.  Nexuiz

Nexuiz is a fast paced 3d deathmatch game project that you can play online. With fast paced action and perfect weapon balancing it brings deathmatch to the basics. Choose any one out of the 15 different player models and bleed the stones.


5. Sauerbraten

For all you stingy and prolific gammer here’s a mission game to hit upon. This is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter game. Enjoy the awesome rendering with its powerful Cube 2 engine.


6.  RACER: The Real Deal


That’s what you call typical car sim game. Feel the real heat on the hot tracks, racing with the life-like car. Get on with the just released Cg version Racer v0.6.5.4.


7. True Combat: Elite

If you are specialist FPS (first-person shooter) then I’m sure you can’t resist this. Inspired by Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, its your chance to grab the real-world weapons - Beretta 92, Glock 19, Ump45, Mac-10, M4, Ak-47, and more.


8. Super Tux

For those SuperMario aficionados who still having a crush on its music can go with this classic side-scrolling adventure. Game it now or wait for arrival of Supertux 2, and hope that’s even better.


9. Glest

Developed with an Advanced Engine Glest is sort of warzone 2100 game with medieval theme and close to the Starcraft on Windows. Glest has two warring factions, one with   conventional warriors and medieval weapons, whereas the other comprises of morphed and summoned army.


10. Spring


This is an improved experience of Total Annihilation. Indulge in large scale fights, hundreds of unit and several diferent strategies and tactics. While on your mission explore the amazing full 3D with shadows, reflective water, reflective units, deformable terrain, 4 diferent camera styles and more.


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September 30, 2010: 1:45 am

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September 13, 2010: 9:57 am

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September 13, 2010: 5:17 am

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August 16, 2010: 4:37 pm

thank you very much

July 21, 2010: 3:33 am

Wow there were some nice games for linux.

Ps.: Don give up with the site, this site is nice.

March 23, 2010: 9:47 am

thank you very much for your sharing

March 19, 2010: 3:24 am

plz join me

February 27, 2010: 12:21 pm

You seem to be very interested in killing people. Have you considered a career in the military? Nah, you’re just a little computer-addicted weakling, expressing fantasies of power through these violent games. If the real world is so scary, I would imagine real war would be crushingly terrifying for you. It would be fun to see you dropped off in a war zone …

January 31, 2010: 9:21 am

OK,but how’s about great RPG-s, like Spellforce,Gothic and others? Does they run under Ubuntu/Linux ? Don’t think so… And if I haven’t internet at home ?
How to install then anything?

December 31, 2009: 12:31 am

You forgot Skulltag doom source port. It’s a old game, but keeps being one of the best game of all times, wich hundred thousand of mods, maps, etc…
I forgot to said that Skulltag is played ONLINE and use 3d hardware acceleration ?

November 22, 2009: 2:33 am

wow, i love with this game, this game looks so nice to running in my linux desktop … thank you for sharing this game ;)

May 6, 2009: 6:46 pm

Also I like how you put a picture for True Combat Elite for Warzone. lol

March 30, 2009: 8:38 am

Battle for Wesnoth should be included, but I wouldn’t put it anywhere higher than #5. I really enjoy Warzone 2100, it is so much fun. This is a really great top ten list, you can post this to our site and then link back to your site. We are looking for top ten lists and our users can track back to your site. The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list.

March 28, 2009: 9:02 pm

Battle for Wesnoth is one of the most interesting game I have played. Partho, please include it in your list.

March 28, 2009: 9:01 pm

I think both of you are right, Battle for Wesnoth should have been included. Check out my review of the game.

March 28, 2009: 8:49 pm

Where is Wesnoth?

March 28, 2009: 6:56 pm

C’mon, this article can’t be serious if you don’t include Battle for Wesnoth in the top ten!

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