5 strategy games that we can install on almost any Gnu / Linux distribution

Battle for Westnoth 1.13.7

Previously we have talked about games that we can install on our Gnu / Linux, we have also talked about games and offers on the Steam platform, but they are not the only video games that we can install on Gnu / Linux.

This time we are going to show you a list of video games that were born for Gnu / Linux platforms and that have nothing to envy to Windows games. But it will not be a medley of genres but rather they will all be strategy games, a genre that revolutionized the world of video games more than 20 years ago and is still very much alive.

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One of the most famous strategy games is without a doubt Microsoft's Age Of Empires. A game that renewed the genre and made hundreds of thousands of users turn to strategy games. 0 aD was born with the idea of ​​being a clone of Age Of Empires, but the fact is that it has far surpassed it. 0 aD is a game that is updated every so often and although it does not have a campaign system, it does have a lot of new scenarios, improvements in the units and graphics that have nothing to envy to any video game made for Windows. It also has the online or multiplayer mode that it will allow us to play in a group online. 0 aD can be installed through the official repositories of our Gnu / Linux distribution.


Screenshot of Freeciv
The game FreeCiv is an open source game that is based on Civilization. FreeCiv works the same way and is a great clone of this strategy game. Its operation is very good and stable, with all the functions of the original game from day one.

FreeCiv can be installed on any Gnu / Linux distribution and it has made turn-based strategy users have a good title to play with from their distributions. FreeCiv can be installed through the official distributions repositories as well as we can install your server plugin to be able to play this game remotely.

The Battle for Westnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth is an original Gnu / Linux strategy video game. This title was born for Gnu / Linux although its success has made it reach other operating systems. This game is turn-based strategy although with certain original touches such as the development or evolution of the characters thanks to their experience. We will not have farms or resources but we will need large amounts of strategy to beat this game. Like the previous titles, The Battle for Wesnoth can be installed on any Gnu / Linux distribution from its official repositories.


Screenshot of MegaGlest

MegaGlest is a game similar to 0 aD but its base is not Age Of Empires but Warcraft. A) Yes MegaGlest is a game based on Warcraft III and its strategy game mode. The graphics are quite modern so it will seem that we are facing WoW instead of its older version.

The good thing about this game is that in addition to providing variety, It is found in all the official repositories of the distributions, which allows us to install it on any Gnu / Linux distribution. This game I have not tried yet but it is on my list of upcoming games.


VCMI is not a game itself but rather a modification of the game Heroes of Might and Magic III. This means that VCMI makes a modification of the core of the game and implements a free game engine.

This is basically what many games do, but in this case, to be able to play VCMI We will need to have the Heroes of Might and Magic III disc to make use of the animations, images and sounds. Although we can download and install this game from any distribution, we recommend that you go through the official website, VCMI Project

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Strategy games for Gnu / Linux are many. These 5 games are the most popular on the platform but there are many that we can download from the official repositories of any Gnu / Linux distribution. If you did not know them, I recommend try these games at least once, although any of them can assure you hours and hours of fun.

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  1.   DebianPOWER said

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