More wargames open source or available for Linux

Xonotic screenshot

Xonotic is a game that combines classic aspects of first-person shooters with new features of its own.

Although the offer of games available for Linux is not as wide as that of Windows and is not even remotely close to the catalog of consoles, It has improved remarkably in the last 5 years. It is true that as the future seems to be in cloud gaming platforms, the issue may be losing importance. Still, it's always good to have options.

In the previous articler we had listed three of the best open source wargames that can be played on Linux. Now, let's go with some titles for those who prefer to think less and shoot more. It should be clarified that we are leaving out paid games that can be obtained on platforms such as Steam.

As always, if you want to add your own recommendations, there is the comment form below.

Open source war games for shooting lovers

MARS – a ridiculous shooter

Although it takes place in two dimensions, this game It has very good graphics and realistic movements. You can play against other players or against the computer.

The story takes place in the year 3547, where civilizations from all over the galaxy have settled on their own planets, living in peace and harmony with their surroundings. But outside those planets, the GREAT WAR is being waged and we must. protect our planet from the doom our neighbors plan.

For the installation we have two options; compile it from source code or install it in Snap format.


En this case we have a arena-style first-person shooter with sharp movements and a wide range of weapons (9 basic and 16 more powerful) Each weapon has a primary and a secondary fire and its usefulness varies depending on the situation. C

We can choose from a wide variety of game modes, some more traditional like Deathmatch (All against all), Capture The Flag (Capture the flag) and Clan Arena and other extravagant ones like Nexball and Freeze Tag. It supports multiplayer mode.

To help us we have 25 official maps to which dozens of maps created by the community are added. In the same way you can use the classic Nexuiz maps and the converted ones from Quake 3!. If it is not enough for you, create your own with the editor.

The game available for Window, Linux and Mac (Select the operating system automatically). We can also find an unofficial version at Snap format.


In this game first person shooter we can choose the role of superhuman soldier or devious alien. In either of the two the mission is the same, shoot to destroy the enemy bases. Keep in mind that humans shoot from afar while aliens prefer close combat.

The game is available for Windows, MacOS y Linux. A launcher is downloaded that will take care of getting the game itself. It can also be installed on Linux as Flat pack.


Warsaw is set in a futuristic cartoon world where pigs armed with rocket launchers and cyberpunks armed with laser guns roam they roam the streets. To avoid being hurt we must jump, launch, dodge and wall jump throughout the game while getting power-ups, planting bombs and stealing enemy flags.

It is an ideal game for kids and sensitive people as there is no harsh graphic violence. In Warsow the red circles indicate hits so as not to show blood and the colored triangles replace the guts.

is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Alien Sand

En this title there is something for all tastes; Traditional deathmatches with modern features, rich, colorful, arcade-like atmospheres and retro sci-fi.

This game combines aspects of games like Quake III and Unreal Tournament in a retro alien theme and stages of different sizes.

Alien Arena can be downloaded from here

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