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Old 10-05-2007, 12:38 AM   #1
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What are the BEST games on linux?


Hello, I'm just wondering what games all of you have discovered and which ones you have liked the most... thanks MJ
 
Old 10-05-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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foobillard, supertux, gemgame, pysol, jigsawjava (front-end for xjigsaw)

Also Doom3, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Unreal and UT engines. They just need the data files from the original discs.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 09:30 AM   #3
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i like sauerbraten
 
Old 10-05-2007, 09:36 AM   #4
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I'm old school- Blob Wars, Power Manga, Penguin Command, Knetwalk, Free Cell - and not really a game, but Flight Gear is pretty cool.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 12:27 PM   #5
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ALL id Games (Except for every pre Wolf3D game) all 3D Realms Shooters except Prey and Blake Stone (Through ROTT is not all that Great)

Bos Wars, Frozen Bubble, PPRacer, Xmoto, Wormux, most Open Source Shooters (I warmed up to Nexuiz when I tried the version it has on Fedora 7.)

My Favorite Games to Emulate (DOSBox) and WINE:
1. Blood
2. Star Trek Voyage: Elite Force
3. Catacombs Abyss
4. Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem 2
5. Rob Blanc III

This is just off the top of my head
 
Old 10-05-2007, 09:40 PM   #6
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Bioware has released Neverwinter Nights to Linux a long time ago. You can (could?) download the whole game from their page too, but you would still need a valid CD-key to play (online that is).

Personally, I hate Neverwinter Nigths now. I don't know exactly why, because I liked it before. Maybe it is because NwN2 sucked so much, or maybe because the camera in NwN is horrible. Or perhaps because the controls are really bad and you never know if you should click to move or use WASD (while hopelessly trying to adjust the camera). It could also be because of the ugly "choreographed" fighting scenes. It could also be because Rangers, my favorite class on any game, are pretty useless with a Bow (they are fine with swords, but then again, I'd ratter use a Warrior or a Paladin then...). It could also be because of the horrible art work with the avatars (never found one that does not look ugly. Just as ugly as the the BG and iWD ones). It could also be because the Elves, a beautiful, advanced race, look so damn horrible that ones wonder why they would want to live forever (even uglier in NwN2 mind you). Maybe, just maybe it is how slow you level up in the game. Or perhaps the crappy story about some Waterdevian creatures you don't really care about. Or who knows, maybe even the clever dialog:

"Hey you, are you working for Aribeth?"
<choices>
1 - Yes I am;
2 - No I am not;
3 - It is none of your bussiness.

Any answer you give, you will most likely fight this mob. If you say "yes" he will say "then I will have to kill you". If you say "no", then he will say "you are lying, I will have to kill you". If you say "It is none of your bussiness", he will say "How dare you, I will have to teach you a lesson". Wonderful, isn't it? It really makes you feel like "role-playing".

Don't know... there is something in NwN I don't like, but I am not sure what it is. Man, I feel inspired today

P.S: one more thing. NwN2 does not run in Linux. They decided to use DirectX only and the result is a very ugly game with horrible high system requirements. Camera is still broken, controls are even worse and the sound is a simple "copy and paste" from NwN1. No kidding. Same voices, same music. While hearing "some" voices and musics from NwN1 would have been nice, hearing "all" again in NwN means only one thing: laziness. It was not a game made by Bioware, mind you. But then again, Bioware has lost its touch since BG2 anyways...

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:30 AM   #7
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Mega Man, you can play Baldurs Gate, Baldurs Gate 2 and others on Linux then.

Btw, it was fun to play Hordes of the Underdark. And Deekin is a funny creature.


Wesnoth, Nexuiz and Freeciv are the biggest game projects on Linux now (imho).

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:54 AM   #8
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Savage is really well done. Online play, with a commander controlling a team like RTS, while everyone else plays as the characters in an FPS style.

Unique concept and really well done. Free too.
 
Old 10-06-2007, 07:29 PM   #9
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Nexuiz for me. I love the Keyhunt mode.
I got pretty much every game I want to play to run. I played Prey, Max Payne 1 and 2, Starcraft, Warcraft3, Monkey's Island, Biing, Quake3, Quake4, Leisure Suit Larry - various parts, Flatout...
 
Old 10-07-2007, 05:21 AM   #10
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@Alien_Hominid:

Thanks for the tip mate (about getting BG to run in Linux). I've actually played it in Linux before. Unfortunately, I am not interested in AD&D-based games anymore. While I think that playing "real" AD&D is a lot of fun, it does not fit well into games, no matter how much like AD&D it is. Cast one or two magic missiles a day? Rest for 8 hours to heal? Can't rest in a Dungeon? Strength == how many items you can carry? Mages are in trouble here... I am not into it any more. I like more dynamic games, like World of Warcraft, Diablo and Guild Wars (all which work in Linux too). Those games are "mana" based ratter than a given amount of times you can cast a given spell.

Also, BG had the exact opposite problem that NwN had: Rangers are too strong. Actually, the very best (only?) way to beat the game is to equip EVERYONE with ranged weapons. Even your mages should have darts equipped. Melee combat does not work well in BG (especially Baldur's Gate 1). My second favorite class after Rangers, are perhaps the Paladin. I had to use a Bow with my Paladin because he would be killed in no time in BG trying to use his big fat sword (which is why I enjoy paladins for). The game is far to hard too and leveling is incredibly slow.

Nah, no more AD&D for me. I will stick with mana and dynamic gameplay instead.

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Old 10-07-2007, 01:13 PM   #11
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Native games I currently have installed.

Quake 3 and 4.
Doom 3.
UT2004.
X2 The Threat.

Most of the old Sierra Adventure games which I run under DOSBOX.

Larry 1 thru 6
SQ1 thru 4
KQ1 thru 4
PQ1 thru 4

Windows games (running under wine, not cedgea)

IL2 Sturmovik 1946 (multiplayer via hyperlobby)
Ghost Recon
Caesar 3
Elder Scrolls Oblivion
MOHAA

Games gathering dust, not installed, and not likely to be used again.

NWN 1, + shadows and hordes expansions.

Last edited by madluther; 11-01-2007 at 05:20 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 05:33 PM   #12
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I almost forgot. UPLINK (not free), ftw! And frozen bubble (free)!
 
Old 10-11-2007, 10:33 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the suggestions, there's more games for linux than i thought there was... do most of you emulate?
 
Old 10-11-2007, 01:04 PM   #14
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I do but I didn't include any of it in my list.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 02:24 PM   #15
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I do as well... xmame is stuck at v1.06 for some reason though. If you're running Ubuntu, kxmame (the KDE frontend) is really good.
 
  


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