Games for Linux

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 12, 2006
Updated • May 4, 2013

Linux has a bad image when it comes to gaming. Most games are developed for Windows, and Linux versions of games are rarely released even though it happens from time to time. The site games for linux lists many games that are available for free for the Linux operating system. Every game has a screenshot and some basic information like size and website of the creator included.

Games are rated by users of the site which can help you get a better first impression of the quality of games listed here. Unfortunately though, the website fails to mention how many users have voted for a game so that it may happen that a highly rated game is not as good as the rating makes it look like.

The site has indexed more than 150 games already and more are added on a regular basis. Make sure you check the site out if you are running Linux and like to play a game every now and then.

Update: The site has not been updated in the last years, but another site has come up to fill the void. Linux Games offers short reviews and news for Linux gamers, usually linking to the resource the game is offered on. You find your usual assortment of game videos, reviews and news on the site.

You can also check out the Linux game database, a site that aims to maintain a complete list of all native Linux games. The frontpage offers news, a top list, and new additions that have been added to the database. A click on All Games opens a listing of all games currently in the site's database. At the time of writing, 1039 games were listed.

Most games are listed with a screenshot, game name, last update time and some even with ratings. You can click on a game to get a detailed description, system requirements and a link to the developer website where the game can be downloaded.


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  1. Games said on June 20, 2010 at 5:45 am

    name some games that are specially designed for linux..

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