Linux has grown leaps and bounds since its inception in early 1990s. Still, games was an area where Linux critics have been fairly vocal. But, the scenario seems to be changing with lots of games now being available on Linux.
10 Popular Linux Games
Here is a compiled list of 10 popular first person shooter Linux games.
1. Urban Terror
Urban Terror is a free of cost first-person shooter game. This stand-alone computer game developed by FrozenSand is available for multiple OS including Linux. Development team of this game describe it as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is “fun over realism”. This very interesting game justifies its motto as gamers find it very addictive.
All you need to play this game is(*Recommended by FrozenSand):
• CPU: Pentium 4 1.2GHz or higher.
• RAM: 256MBs (512MBs highly recommended).
• VID: NVidia or ATI card with 128MB RAM (256MB or more highly recommended).
• HDD: 50GB, but the more the better for additional levels.
OpenArena is a cross-platform multiplayer first person shooter game which is open-source and licensed under GPL. It supports multiple game types e.g. Deathmatch, Tournament, Single Player Deathmatch, Harvester, Capture The Flag, Domination etc. This is a free of cost stand-alone game based on GPL idTech3 technology.
You just need to download it, install it and then play it either online or offline. This game is not recommended for children under 17 due to its violent and racy content but is a big hit among the gamers.
Nexuiz is a fast-paced first person shooter game in 3D with high-tech graphics which can be played over a LAN or the internet. But the best part is that all these effects can be turned off to run the game on an obsolete hardware. This free of cost game is developed and published by Alientrap licensed under GNU GPL.
It supports various game types like Team Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, Classic Deathmatch, Single-Player Mode etc. Nexuiz is an extremely competitive game play which will hone and test the skills of the gamers to the maximum.
AssaultCube is a multiplayer, first-person shooter game which is completely free and is based on Cube engine. It is available for cross-platform and is open source. It supports single-player bot system and multiple game-types like Survivor, Deathmatch, Pistol Frenzy, Hunt The Flag, Last Swiss Standing etc. It has low latency and can be run on an obsolete hardware with correct settings. AssaultCube is very lightweight with very efficient bandwidth usage.
5. Alien Arena
Alien Arena is a free, cross-platform, multi-player first-person shooter game with incredibly smooth and fast game play. This stand-alone game combines a 1950s-era ambiance with gameplay analogous to the Quake, Doom and Unreal Tournament series. Alien Arena contains single-player matches against bots but focuses mainly on online multiplayer action.
It runs on the open sourced CRX Gaming Engine and features immersive arenas, freaky and violent weapons. It is an addictive game which test your gaming skills to the fullest.
6. World of Padman
World of Padman is a standalone, open source first-person shooter video game which was originally a modification for the game Quake III Arena. The concept is taken from Padman comic series for the magazine PlayStation Games.
This game is specially designed for gamers who love shooting. It includes various game types like Team Deathmatch, Big Balloon, Spray Your Color, Capture The Flag, Last Pad Standing and much more. It is a multi-player game which can be played either online or offline.
Warsow is a completely free, cross-platform, fast-paced first person shooter game with a very competitive gameplay. This open source game is more about speed and movement with less violence. Warsow targets on trickjumps which originate from quake series like circle-jumping, rocket jumping, bunny hoping. It is an addictive game with highly customizable graphic settings and rich user interface.
Tremulous is an open source and zero cost team-based first-person shooter game which features two opposing teams i.e. Humans and Aliens. This game contains real-time strategy elements on cross-platform. Game’s theme is that each team must attack the opposite team while defending their own base. This is a stand-alone game with very interesting game play features.
9. Red Eclipse
Red Eclipse is a cross-platform, multiplayer first-person shooter game which runs on Cube Engine 2. It is open source and completely free of cost. The game offers players to enjoy various modes and test their skills for maximum fun.
10. Cube 2:Sauerbraten
Cube 2:Sauerbraten is a free of cost first-person shooter game which aims at lots of fun for the gamers like the original Cube. This open source game has both single and multiplayer game play. It is a cross platform game which offers multiple gameplay modes like Capture The Flag, Teamplay, Deathmath, Tactics and much more.