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Old 03-30-2005, 11:49 PM   #1
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GOOD Linux games.


I have decided to start this thread even tho there are some good game lists out there like the one at http://debianlinux.net/games.html they dont tend to show up the really good games, and that was one of the most frustrating things about the move to linux for me.... I need games to 'chill out'

So perhaps if youve played a good game on linux, then could you share it with us.

Ill add a few of my favourites...

Unreal Tournament 2004
- This game is not free, but it is one of the best i have played in a long time. The cds come with a linux installer its a DVD (6CD?) game. AWSOME graphics and online play. Basically you just run around killing everyone with many assorted weapons. There are vehicles from small little hovers to 4 people tanks.. plus a aircraft!. Ok well you will have to experiene it yourself.

Quake 3
- This is another commercial one, and its a little on the old side, but still kicks a$$. ID Software released a linux point release for quake 3 so yet another great commercial name I wont go into details, because if you havent heard of quake then...

Planeshift
- Now this is free. Open source MMORPG (Massivly Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) set in a fantasy world. Its becoming quite playable recently, however the admins are planning a character wipe... so ild hold off on this one for a little while. Its a rather large download but more then worth it. http://www.planeshift.it

Cube
- Another free one. This is a fast paced very small FPS. The maps are all entirely dynamic allowing in game (multiplayer) editing. Very cool and very addictive. No words can describe it, it must be experienced. www.cubeengine.com/
 
Old 03-31-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Enemy Territory
This is a free WW2 first person shooter game.
There's a Linux version as well as a WIndows version.

GTA Vice City has a Linux installer somewhere on the web (can't find the link at the moment - I have it on cd somewhere). I've had this playing beautifully on Linux. (I think you might need Cedega installed for the game to work though.)

Talking of Cedega. I've also had Medal of Honour : Allied Assault working perfectly with cedega.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 12:36 AM   #3
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Wow, sounds like i might need to make a trip to the game store
 
Old 03-31-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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America's Army
One of the best FPS's. You are a US soldier fighting in small squads against terrorist forces on various missions. There are windows, mac and linux versions. Completely free.

^Medal of Honor has a linux installer, it doesnt have to be run with cedega.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 02:44 AM   #5
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not sure if everyone would a agree on this but here is one of my favs powermanga it is an upgradeable ship game where you face hawed of aliens with a boss after every 3 levels it is opensource i believe as well. Worth a try
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:12 AM   #6
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I play Americas Army on Windows, and it is fricking awesome for a free game. It's so realistic it's scary.

My personal reccomendations are FreeCiv and classical Tux Racer
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:21 AM   #7
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Uhmm, shouldn't this thread be in Software/Games???

As for games native to Linux,... just look here:

http://icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php
You can do a search for commercial licenses and everything.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:37 AM   #8
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http://icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php

I thought icculus was dead :S

And this list is a little too comprehensive, i was lookging for more the popular games.

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Uhmm, shouldn't this thread be in Software/Games???
Yes you are probably rite... i like to live dangerously.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 04:33 AM   #9
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quite honestly i run Debian and find that apt-get does provide a lot of interesting games, whilst not on the cutting edge of technology the games are equivelent to ones i used to play say 5 years ago (give or take a bit with ideas and graphics and other aspects) and they kept me occupied for hours and i rarely have the hours spare thease days to warrent spending 30 on a game that i'm possably only going to spend a few hours playing in a year and it takes a while to get into etc... ive seen doom 3 and HL2 but i don't have the time to learn and play them so:
apt-get install supertux
is perfect for me when i have some spare time or blobwars, good fun for a little while. its a lie that we need the bleeding edge of graphics technology to have fun with games. but i do apreciate the high graphics when i see them, don't get me wrong. I will say that i'm impressed with the availability of games under linux more recently especialy with more ports being available.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 08:25 AM   #10
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Here's a game, BZFlag, you're a tank that shoots other tanks, mainly a multi player against other humans on the internet. Reallllly addictive.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 10:03 AM   #11
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bzflag is good, although the idea of a tank jumping is a unique one ;-)
 
Old 03-31-2005, 12:19 PM   #12
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I think my faves have been mentioned, but:
BzFlag
Neverball (not sure if you can 'chill' to it, it gets frustrating!)
Powermanga
Chromium BSU
Darkplaces + Quake 1 (you need the commercial quake 1 pak files)
 
Old 03-31-2005, 06:05 PM   #13
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Looks like we have a lot of busy people. I didnt really like Tux Racer, but its a nice statment to the authors devotion to linux. If im really bored and can be bothered finding cd's ive always got kbounce to play . Its part of the kde games i belive.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 03:28 AM   #14
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Neverwinter Nights deserves a mention. Baldur's Gate 2 as well(it has a loki installer)

If Games with Wine/Cedega are in play, Half Life 2.

Merlin
 
Old 04-01-2005, 05:47 AM   #15
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Perhaps just a note if a newbie reads this, Wine and Cedega are both windows emulators. Google will tell you all about them
 
  


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