The best FREE video games for GNU / Linux

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If you remember, we already did one list with the best video games for Linux a while back on LxA, it was a pretty interesting list of all the best video games that had come out and that could be run natively for Linux. However, this time we are going to give a joy to your economy and we are going to list the best video games that are available for your favorite GNU / Linux distribution but totally FREE.

That is, a list with the free video games more interesting that we can find for the platform of the penguin. You do not believe it? I encourage you to see our selection that we have prepared so that you can spend hours having fun with your system without spending a single euro, since everything will not be to execute commands in the terminal, in the Linux world there are also gamers and these will be your 15 free video games preferred:

I leave you the link where you can see videos, captures, information and download it directly:

  • Dota 2: I think it's the best on the list, my favorite. And it's not just me, Dota 2 is one of the most popular video games out there for Linux, even if you compare them with many paid ones. A strategy video game that needs little presentation, because it is well known ... Of course, it is free if you do not want extras, since there is a paid version.
  • War Thunder- A war vehicle simulator set in World War II, it is sure to captivate you. The best thing is that you won't lose a penny for trying it ...
  • The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt: if you like to pretend to be a pirate, this is your video game. A title where you will live numerous adventures on the high seas with your ships, fighting and challenging yourself on the seas.
  • Fishing Planet: As its name suggests, it is a fishing simulator, the only fishing simulator that exists and it is free and it is for Linux. It may not seem interesting to some, but if you like relaxed fishing it can be a good title.
  • Star Conflict: Combine action and simulation of ships in outer space, where you will experience intense battles in strange and futuristic worlds ...
  • Brain / OUT: a video game that will appeal to nostalgic people, those who like classics. It is a 2D platform video game that will remind you of some that you have surely played on the old consoles ...
  • No More Room in Hell: if your thing is gore, blood, terror, horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or zombie movies, then you may like it, since it is a shooter against zombies where blood will be very present .
  • Secret Maryo Chronicles: If you like Super Mario Bros and classic 2D platform video games, then you are going to love this one.
  • Super Tux Kart: it is Nintendo's Super Mario Kart but "tuxeado", since the protagonist is not Mario, but our Tux.
  • Tank force- An online war shooter video game that you can play for free.
  • Pingus: if you liked the Lemmins, then Pingus is your favorite free game, since instead of the original characters it has been modified with penguins that you will have to guide in the different missions ...
  • Cayne: You can find this free horror adventure in the GOG store, although there is a paid package that has more content and other features that you must pay for if you want to access them.
  • Urban terror: for those who like multiplayer FPS, with it you will have to face others in the purest CounterStrike style.
  • AD 0- Like Pingus, it is not only free but also open source. A title of this strategy in real time.
  • Hedgewars- If you don't like the real-time strategy of the above and prefer turn-based strategy, then play Hedgewars.

I think it is a good selection of some of the best. Do you know any more free titles that you like? Add it in the comments, we will be delighted to hear your opinion ... I hope it has served you as an orientation and you like one of this list.

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  1.   Michael Mayol said

    You forgot two classics freeciv and Crack attack

  2.   NN said

    I think Open Arena should be on the list. In Linux Mint version 19 "Tara", I find that there are incompatibilities with some graphics cards.

  3.   hernan said

    teacher, spelling

  4.   Juan Carlos said


    Thanks for the compilation, Cave Story is also free and is for Linux and is very good.

  5.   Gabriel said

    I also know Red eclipse