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Note: This page only lists popular native games and game environment emulators for GNU/Linux, freely accessible via Official Repositories and AUR. For more about running games, related system configuration tips and lists of Java, Flash, AIR etc. games, see Gaming.

Contents

Games

This page strives to list all games which have a package available in the official repositories or the AUR. There are many more Linux games available, which are not packaged. See Gaming#Getting games for ways to obtain them.

For more about running games, related system configuration tips, see Gaming. For an up to date selection of games available in the AUR, try checking the AUR 'game' keyword.

Action and adventure

  • Abuse — Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
http://abuse.zoy.org/ || abuse
  • Aquaria — 2D sidescrolling action-adventure game, heavily focused on exploration and puzzle-solving, with non-linear gameplay. The game engine is open source.
http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria || aquaria-oseAUR, aquaria-hibAUR
  • Astromenace — Modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/openastromenace/ || astromenace.
  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/Barrage/ || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
http://clonekeen.sourceforge.net/ || clonekeenAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
https://github.com/freegish/freegish || freegish-gitAUR
  • Hammerfight — 2-dimensional physics-based combat game.
http://www.koshutin.com/ || hammerfightAUR
  • The open-source Unix port of the Haaf's Game Engine is available at icculus.org.
  • kobodeluxe — An enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo, an addictive space shoot'em up
http://www.olofson.net/kobodl/ || kobodeluxe
  • Kollision — Moving a ball to avoid other balls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kollision/ || kollision
  • KSpaceDuel — Player attempts to destroy opponent’s satellite and controll their own one to keep it orbiting. Part of kdegames
https://kde.org/applications/games/kspaceduel/ || kspaceduel
  • Liquid War — 2D multiplayer game with a simple and unique game mechanic. It could be classified as a fast-paced strategy.
http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/ || liquidwarAUR
https://minecraft.net/ || minecraftAUR
  • Neverball — 3D game to guide a ball through a maze.
http://neverball.org/ || neverball
  • Rune — 3rd person Adventure / Hack'n Slay using Unreal Engine. Runs great from box installation.
http://www.rune-world.com || runeAUR
  • Paintball Party 2 — Paintball Party 2 is the sequel to Paintball Party, a multiplayer action platformer for all ages.
http://www.t3-i.com/pages/project.php?id=paintball_party_2 || paintball-party-2AUR
  • XBill — Kill all instances of a virus before it infects all computers with a malware resembling Microsoft® Windows®.
http://www.xbill.org/ || xbill

Arcade

  • Bomber — A 2D game with a goal by hitting targets with bombs before their plane crashes into them. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bomber/ || bomber
  • Bomberclone — Free Bomberman-like game for Linux and Windows. The rules of the game are simple: run though a level and bomb other players.
http://www.bomberclone.de/core.html || bomberclone
  • Cave Story/Doukutsu — Addictive 1-man-made metroid-vania-esque platformer. If there happens to be a noticible lag when there are lots of enemies on screen or in larger levels, try running the Windows version through Wine. This should fix the problem.
http://cavestory.org || doukutsuAUR
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Crack-attack — Free OpenGL game, based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.nongnu.org/crack-attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • DDNet — DDraceNetwork, a mod of Teeworlds
https://ddnet.tw/ || ddnetAUR
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • Granatier — A clone of Bomberman. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/granatier/ || granatier
  • Hedgewars — Yet another Worms clone, considered to be better than its predecessor by many. Take turns to blast your opponents into oblivion with comedic results! Best in Multiplayer.
https://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • kapman — A clone of PacMan. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kapman/ || kapman
  • kbreakoutBreakout-style game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbreakout/ || kbreakout
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LBreakout2/ || lbreakout2
  • kbounce — Building walls to limit amount of space occupied by two balls bouncing off the walls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbounce/ || kbounce
  • ksnakeduelSnake-like game for 2 players which compete to survive longer than the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksnakeduel/ || ksnakeduel
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LTris/ || ltris
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
https://github.com/nikki-and-the-robots/nikki || nikkiAUR
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR
  • Pinball — Open source pinball simulator for Linux and other Unix systems.
http://pinball.sourceforge.net/ || pinballAUR
  • PowerManga — Arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites.
http://linux.tlk.fr/games/Powermanga/ || powermangaAUR
  • Quadrapassel — A Tetris remake for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Quadrapassel || quadrapassel
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
https://www.teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinetAUR
  • Trackballs — A 3D marble game inspired by the classic Marble Madness.
https://trackballs.github.io/ || trackballsAUR
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
https://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • Aisleriot — A collection of solitaire card games.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Aisleriot || aisleriot
  • Atanks — A multi-platform Scorched Earth clone similar to the Worms series of games
http://atanks.sourceforge.net/ || atanks
  • bs — Battleships based shooter for the console
http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/ || bsAUR
  • BSD Games — Collection of classic text games distributed with *BSD
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/BSD_games || bsd-games
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kajongg/ || kajongg
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/khangman/ || khangman
  • KPatience — A set of solitarire card games. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kpatience/ || kpatience
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksquares/ || ksquares
  • Lskat — A variation of Skat card game for two players. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/lskat/ || lskat
  • Mah-Jong — Chinese Classical mahjong (not solitaire) with network support
http://mahjong.julianbradfield.org/ || mahjong
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR
  • xroach — cockroaches hide under your windows
|| xroachAUR

Chess simulators

  • GNU Chess — One of the oldest computer chess programs for Unix-based computers, lets most modern computers play a full game of chess
https://gnu.org/s/chess || gnuchess
  • chessx — Chess Database and PGN viewer
http://chessx.sourceforge.net || chessxAUR
  • cutechess — A graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess
https://github.com/cutechess/cutechess || cutechessAUR
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR
  • Knights — Simple chess board for KDE 4. It is a rewrite of the KDE3 Knights.
https://www.linux-apps.com/content/show.php/Knights?content=122046 || knights
  • PyChess — An advanced chess client for linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
http://pychess.org/ || pychess
  • GNOME Chess — A 2D chess game which can use third party chess engines.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || gnome-chess
  • glChess — 3D Chess Frontend.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || glchessAUR

Education

  • Blinken — A sequence-remembering game for training memory. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/blinken/ || blinken
  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
https://gcompris.net/ || gcompris-qt
  • katomic — Slide elements so they resemble a chemical molecule. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/katomic/ || katomic
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/ || tuxmathAUR

Interactive fiction

See also Wikipedia:Interactive fiction#Development systems.

  • Inform — Design system for interactive fiction based on natural language
http://inform7.com/ || inform7AUR
  • INSTEAD — Quest interpreter using Lua macros as game writing language
https://instead.syscall.ru/ || instead-launcher instead
  • TADS — Prototype-based domain-specific programming language and set of standard libraries for creating interactive fiction (IF) games
http://tads.org || frobtadsAUR

Massively multiplayer online games (MMO)

See also Wikipedia:List of massively multiplayer online games and Wikipedia:Comparison of massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

  • Dofus — Free, manga inspired, Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for Adobe AIR
http://www.dofus.com || dofusAUR
http://www.eternal-lands.com || eternallandsAUR
  • Planeshift — Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world which is FULLY FREE to play. Fully free means you will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account
http://www.planeshift.it || planeshiftAUR
  • RuneScape — Massive online adventure game by Jagex
http://www.runescape.com || unix-runescape-clientAUR (old Java client), runescape-launcherAUR (new NXT client)
  • Ryzom — 3D Fantasy MMORPG
http://www.ryzom.com || ryzom-clientAUR
  • Savage: The Battle for Newerth — Online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS hybrid. Open-sourced in September 2006. Savage XR, the most improved continuation (including SFE patches), is completely free (no purchasing/ads whatsoever) however closed-source to reduce cheating.
http://www.newerth.com/ || savageAUR
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul — Fantasy themed online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS/RPG hybrid. Free-to-play as of December 2008. Pay for premium accounts providing crucial game elements such as extra inventory slots, access to clans and removal of the Hellbourne unit restrictions (per-account), as well as access to replays and stats.
http://savage2.com || savage2AUR
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
https://www.themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
https://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • KGoldrunner — A platform game with the goal of collecting gold. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kgoldrunner/ || kgoldrunner
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Knytt+Stories || knyttstoriesAUR
  • Secret Maryo Chronicles — Mario-style game.
http://www.secretmaryo.org/ || smcAUR
  • SuperTux — Mario-style game featuring Tux.
http://supertux.lethargik.org/ || supertux
  • Toppler — Reimplementation of the classic jump & run game "Nebulus".
http://toppler.sourceforge.net/ || topplerAUR
  • The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. — A fork of Secret Maryo Chronicles.
https://github.com/secretchronicles/TSC || tscAUR

Puzzle

  • Blockout II — 3D tetris, free adaptation of the original BlockOut DOS game edited by California Dreams in 1989
http://www.blockout.net/blockout2/ || blockout2AUR
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bovo/ || bovo
  • Cgoban3 — Kiseido Go and SGF client.
http://www.igoweb.org/~wms/comp/cgoban/ || cgoban
  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Crack Attack! — Free OpenGL game based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.aluminumangel.org/attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • Gnu Go — A terminal-based implementation of Go from GNU.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/ || gnugo
  • Gopanda — Client for the Pandanet-IGS go Server.
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/gopanda2 || GopandaAUR
  • gweled — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three.
https://launchpad.net/gweled/ || gweled
  • Hitori — Small application written to allow one to play the eponymous puzzle game, which is similar in theme to more popular puzzles such as Sudoku.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Hitori || hitori
  • kblackbox — Finding positions of hidden balls by using hints. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblackbox/ || kblackbox
  • kblocksTetris clone. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblocks/ || kblocks
  • KDiamond — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kdiamond/ || kdiamond
  • KFourInLine — Competition between two players to put a line of four pieces before the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kfourinline/ || kfourinline
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kigo/ || kigo
  • Killbots — A turn-based game with an objective of avoiding robots that are trying to kill the player. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/killbots/ || killbots
  • KJumpingCube — Take-all-tiles game in which one gains fields by increasing value of one’s own nearby fields. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kjumpingcube/ || kjumpingcube
  • Klickety — Clearing the board by removing aligned tiles. Part of kdegames.
https://games.kde.org/game.php?game=klickety || klickety
  • KLines — Moving balls around the board to form a line of 5 of the same color. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/klines/ || klines
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kmines/ || kmines
  • KNetwalk — Rotating tiles with wires to connect all computers to internet. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/knetwalk/ || knetwalk
  • Kolf — A minigolf game with 2D overhead view. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kolf/ || kdegames-kolf
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kshisen/ || kshisen
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || ksudoku
  • Kubrick — A Rubik’s cube solving game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kubrick/ || kubrick
  • Palapeli — Jigsaw puzzle game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/palapeli/ || kdegames-palapeli
  • Pathological — Complete all wheels on the board by collecting marbles of the same color in each of them.
http://pathological.sourceforge.net/howtoplay.php || pathological
  • Picmi — Nonogram puzzle game
https://games.kde.org/picmi || picmi
  • Pingus — Lemmings clone, i.e. a level-based puzzle game.
http://pingus.seul.org/ || pingus
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • qgo — A Go client and full featured SGF editor
https://github.com/pzorin/qgo || qgo
  • Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection — 30+ "quick" puzzle games with simplistic but polished GTK GUI
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/ || puzzles
  • VVVVVV — Highly praised 2D puzzle platform indie game with a C64 retro theme, with a great chiptune soundtrack. You can buy the full version for £1.67, or play the demo in a browser.
Tip: You may want to backup your save file, which is found at ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/string/localhost....
http://thelettervsixtim.es/ || vvvvvvAUR
  • XMahjongg — Mahjong solitaire for X.
https://www.lcdf.org/xmahjongg/ || xmahjongg
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
https://www.2dboy.com || worldofgooAUR

Racing

  • Armagetron Advanced — Tron Clone in 3D.
http://armagetronad.net/ || armagetronad
  • Extreme Tux Racer — 3D game where you guide Tux the penguin down a course of snow and ice collecting herring.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/extremetuxracer || extremetuxracer
  • Maniadrive — Arcade car game on acrobatic tracks with quick and nervous gameplay.
http://maniadrive.raydium.org/ || maniadriveAUR
  • Moon Buggy — Simple game for the text mode.
http://seehuhn.de/pages/moon-buggy/ || moon-buggyAUR
  • Speed Dreams — Fork of Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features as well as improving realism.
http://speed-dreams.org/ || speed-dreams
  • Stunt Rally — Racing game with rally style of driving, mostly on gravel.
http://stuntrally.tuxfamily.org/ || stuntrallyAUR
  • Supertux Kart — Kart racing game featuring Tux and his friends.
http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/ || supertuxkart
  • Torcs — 3D racing cars simulator using OpenGL.
http://torcs.sourceforge.net/ || torcs
  • Trigger Rally — Free OpenGL rally car racing game.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/trigger-rally/ || triggerAUR
  • Ultimate Stunts — Remake of the famous DOS-game 'stunts'.
http://www.ultimatestunts.nl/ || ultimatestuntsAUR
  • VDrift — Open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind.
http://vdrift.net/ || vdriftAUR
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
https://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

See also Wikipedia:Chronology of roguelike video games.

  • ADOM — Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
http://adom.de || adomAUR
  • Angband — Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
http://rephial.org/ || angband
  • ASCIIpOrtal — Sidescrolling game with ANSI text graphics in which you are a person holding a device which creates portals, or links to other parts of the level.
https://github.com/cymonsgames/ASCIIpOrtal || asciiportal
  • Brogue — A beginner-friendly Rogue-like.
https://sites.google.com/site/broguegame/ || brogueAUR
http://en.cataclysmdda.com/ || cataclysm-dda
http://www.dungeoncrawl.org/ || crawlAUR
  • DoomRL — Simple roguelike game, based on Doom. Perfect for starters.
http://doom.chaosforge.org/ || doomrlAUR
  • Dwarf Fortress — Single-player fantasy game. You control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated persistent world.
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/ || dwarffortress
  • glHack — An OpenGL-based clone of NetHack.
http://glhack.sourceforge.net/ || glhack
  • Infra-Arcana — A game inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
https://sites.google.com/site/infraarcana/ || infra-arcanaAUR, infra-arcana-gitAUR
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game.
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game.
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
https://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
https://te4.org/ || tome2AUR, tome4AUR
  • wanderer — Wanderer is a game similar to Boulderdash, Repton, XOR and others.
http://e271.net/~marina/wanderer.html || wandererAUR wanderer-gitAUR

Role-playing games (RPG)

  • Arx Libertatis — This project is a fully working, open source port of Arx Fatalis, a 2002 first-person role-playing game developed by Arkane Studios. It features some improvements over the original engine like bug fixes and wide screen support.
https://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fheroes2/ || fheroes2-svnAUR
  • Flare — Action game similar to Diablo.
http://www.flarerpg.org/ || flare-game-gitAUR
  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg
http://www.gemrb.org/ || gemrb
  • OpenMW — Attempt to reimplement the popular role-playing game Morrowind. OpenMW aims to be a fully playable, open source implementation of the game's engine.
https://openmw.org/ || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR

Shooters (FPS, third person)

  • Alien Arena — Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
http://red.planetarena.org/ || alienarena
  • AssaultCube — Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
https://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
http://sauerbraten.org/ || sauerbraten
  • Doom: the famous shooter from ID Software has several ports for Linux. None of the id-engine games have copyleft game resources, only the game engine code was open sourced. See [1] for details.
  • Doom 1 Demo data – doom1-wadAUR
  • Freedoom — Project aimed at creation of free Doom data files.
http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom/ || freedoom1AUR, freedoom2AUR
  • Chocolate Doom — Doom port reproducing the behavior of the original DOS version.
https://www.chocolate-doom.org/ || chocolate-doomAUR
  • Doomsday — Advanced port of the Doom game engine, capable also of running Heretic, and Hexen games.
http://www.dengine.net/ || doomsdayAUR
  • GZDoom — Doom source port based on ZDoom with an OpenGL renderer.
https://github.com/coelckers/gzdoom || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
https://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom 3 — Stock Doom 3 binaries
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3-binAUR
  • Doom 3 Engine — Source-based Doom 3 engine
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3AUR
  • dhemw3 — Fork of iodoom3
https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3 || dhewm3AUR
  • RBDOOM-3-BFG — Fork of Doom 3 BFG Edition
https://github.com/RobertBeckebans/RBDOOM-3-BFG || rbdoom-3-bfgAUR
  • ezQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. The popular, modern and maintained Quake/QuakeWorld client. Can play on-line for free
http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/ || ezquakeAUR
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ETQWFrontPage/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • HHexen — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Hexen.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hhexen.html || hhexenAUR
  • Nexuiz — Free, open-source first person shooter. Development ceased, most of the developers moved to project Xonotic.
http://alientrap.org/nexuiz || nexuizAUR
  • nQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. This is the popular Quake / QuakeWorld package, including ezQuake client, 24bit textures, maps, bots and more. Can play on-line for free.
http://nquake.sourceforge.net/ || nquakeAUR
  • OpenArena — Fast multiplayer shooter based on the quake3-engine.
http://openarena.ws || openarenaAUR
  • Prey — First Person Shooter released in 2006 (with a GNU/Linux port in 2008), published by 3D Realms.
https://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Firestorm - Free to play online FPS – rcfAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Reloaded - Free to play online FPS – rcrAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
https://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • A true color retexture pak for Quetoo and other Quake2 engines supporting 32bpp tga textures – quake2-retextureAUR
  • Quake 2 engine focused on single player and 64bits. yamagi-quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
https://ioquake3.org/ || ioquake3AUR
  • Red Eclipse — Single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2.
http://redeclipse.net || redeclipseAUR
  • Tesseract — Smooth FPS with map editing, instagib, DM and CTF.
http://tesseract.gg/ || tesseract-gameAUR
  • Tremulous — FPS with elements of real time strategy, featuring humans and aliens.
http://tremulous.net/ || tremulousAUR
https://www.unrealtournament.com/ || unrealtournament4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
https://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterrorAUR
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
https://warsow.net || warsow
  • Completely free, standalone, team-based, multiplayer FPS – enemy-territoryAUR
  • Advanced open source project and fully compatible client and server – etlegacy32AUR
  • World of Padman — Stand slone somplex – cartoon-style multiplayer first-person shooter.
http://worldofpadman.net/website || worldofpadmanAUR
  • Xonotic — Free, open-source first person shooter (a fork of Nexuiz but with modified gameplay).
http://xonotic.org || xonotic

Simulation

  • Beyond the Red Line — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Presumed abandoned, see Diaspora: Shattered Armistice for an alternative.
http://www.beyondtheredline.net/ || btrlAUR
  • Endless Sky — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game similar to the classic Escape Velocity series.
https://endless-sky.github.io/ || endless-sky-gitAUR
  • Flight Gear — Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
http://www.flightgear.org/ || flightgear
  • Foobillard++ — Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
http://foobillardplus.sourceforge.net/ || foobillard++
https://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest minetest-server
  • Naev — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series.
http://blog.naev.org/ || naev
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
https://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Oolite — 3D space trading and combat simulator in the spirit of Elite.
http://oolite.org/ || oolite
  • Pioneer — Open source, 3D, freeform single player space adventure set in the Milkyway galaxy at the turn of the 31st century in the spirit of Frontier: Elite II.
http://pioneerspacesim.net/ || pioneerAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
https://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Terasology — Open source voxel world.
http://terasology.org || terasologyAUR
  • The Powder Toy — Open source physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different substances.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

Real-time

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage. Based on the Age of Empires series.
https://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Factorio — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
https://globulation2.org/wiki/Main_Page || glob2
  • Heroes of Newerth — Online, multi-player strategy game that is based upon DoTA (Defense of the Ancients). Free-to-own (gameplay free; pay for cosmetic upgrades only)
https://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Kernel Panic — A game based around combat inside a computer, with 3 unique sides: the System, the Hacker and the Network waging war in a matrix of DOOM! No resource economy exists in KP, with the only constraints being time and space.
https://springrts.com/wiki/Kernel_Panic || spring-kp
  • MegaGlest — Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
https://github.com/megaglest || megaglest
  • Netpanzer — Real-time strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • OpenRA — Real-time strategy game written in C# and based on the Command & Conquer game franchise
http://www.openra.net/ || openra
  • Spring:1944 — A WWII themed game with four fully functional sides (US, Germany, USSR, Britain), period-accurate units and strengths. Realism comes second only to creating a game that is fun and accessible to play.
http://spring1944.org/ || spring-1944
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric real-time strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy.
http://www.unknown-horizons.org/ || unknown-horizons-gitAUR
  • Warzone 2100 — You command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers campaign, multi-player, and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics. The AUR package installs its videos (FS#55310).
https://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100 warzone2100-sequencesAUR
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2".
https://widelands.org || widelands
  • Zero-K — Zero-K is a free multi-platform open source real-time strategy computer game. Initially based on content from Total Annihilation on the open source Spring Engine, it was forked and all proprietary content replaced, and evolved into a completely new game with unique features. It can be easily installed by installing the flobby client from the AUR or alternatively (and preferably) by installing the official mono package and downloading and running the Zero-K lobby from the official website.
http://zero-k.info/ || flobby-gitAUR

Turn-based

  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn-based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn-based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Freeciv — Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page || freeciv
  • FreeCol — Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
http://www.freecol.org/ || freecol
  • KReversi — A reversi implementation. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kreversi/ || kreversi
  • KsirK — A risk-styled game in which players try to conquer the world by deciding which area to be invaded next. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksirk/ || kdegames-ksirk
  • The Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
https://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • UFO: Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai

Tycoon/management games

  • Lincity-ng — City simulation game in which you are required to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.
https://fedorahosted.org/LinCity-NG/ || lincity-ng
  • Konquest — A turn-based game in which the player wage wars by managing a fleet of spaceships and conquering other planets. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/konquest/ || konquest
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
https://www.simutrans.com/ || simutrans
  • OpenTTD — Open source clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.
https://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • OpenRCT2 — Free reimplementation of the game "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (RCT2)" with multiplayer support. It requires a copy of the original game to play it.
https://openrct2.org/ || openrct2AUR

Visual novels

http://junipersknot.dischan.org/ || junipersknotAUR
  • Katawa Shoujo — Bishoujo-style visual novel game that tells a story of a young man and five other girls suffering with varying disabilities.
http://katawa-shoujo.com/ || katawa-shoujoAUR
  • Narcissu — Visual novel, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman.
http://narcissu.insani.org/ || narcissu2-enAUR

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ RTS LGPL/GPLv2 0ad
0ad-gitAUR
3D and historically-based real-time strategy game.
Abuse
- abuse.zoy.org
C++ Action PD/GPL/WTFPL abuse Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
ADOM
- adom.de
C Rogue-Like Freemium adomAUR Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
Alien Arena
- red.planetarena.org
C FPS GPLv2 alienarena
alienarena-svnAUR
Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband
angband-gitAUR
Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
AssaultCube
- assault.cubers.net
C/C++ FPS ZLIB assaultcube Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid
- sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars
C/C++ Platform GPLv2 blobwars 2D platform shooting game.
BZFlag
- bzflag.org
C/C++ Tank FPS LGPLv2.1/MPLv2 bzflag 3D multiplayer tank first-person shooter game.
Cube 2: Sauerbraten
- sauerbraten.org
C/C++ FPS FPS sauerbraten Successor to the Cube first-person shooter game with both single- and multi- player modes.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python TBS GPLv2 singularity
singularity-gitAUR
Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear
flightgear-gitAUR
Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
Foobillard++
- foobillardplus.sourceforge.net
C Simulation GPLv2 foobillard++ Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
Freeciv
- freeciv.wikia.com
C/C++ TBS GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization. Scripted using a Lua API.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java TBS GPLv2 freecol
freecol-gitAUR
Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# RTS GPLv3 openra
openra-gitAUR
An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL. It has a Lua API for generating custom maps.
OpenTTD
- openttd.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv2 openttd
openttd-svnAUR
An open-source remake of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
PyChess
- pychess.org
Python Chess GPLv3 pychess An advanced chess client for Linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
RuneScape
- runescape.com
Java (legacy) MMORPG Freemium unix-runescape-clientAUR Massive online medieval fantasy game by Jagex.
C++ (NXT) runescape-launcherAUR
SuperTux
- supertux.github.io
C++ Platform GPLv3 supertux
supertux-gitAUR
supertux-oldAUR
Classic 2D jump'n side-scroller game similar to the Super Mario Bros games, featuring Tux. Milestone 1 of the game was released in 2003 and is provided by supertux-old. Milestone 2, the current version of SuperTux in the Arch Linux community repository, was released in December 2015. It is scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
SuperTuxKart
- supertuxkart.net
C/C++ 3D racing GPLv3 supertuxkart
supertuxkart-gitAUR
Free, 3D racing game where the characters racing are represented by open-source project mascots.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java TBS GPLv2 wesnoth
wesnoth-gitAUR
Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
The Mana World
- themanaworld.org
C++ MMORPG AGPLv3/GPLv3 manaplus
manaplus-gitAUR
Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Unvanquished
- unvanquished.net
C/C++ FPS GPLv3 unvanquishedAUR
unvanquished-gitAUR
First-person shooter/real-time strategy game in which aliens fight with humans.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterrorAUR Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone2100
- wz2100.net
C++ RTS GPLv2 warzone2100
warzone2100-gitAUR
3D real-time strategy game on a future Earth.
Widelands
- wl.widelands.org
C++/Lua/Python RTS GPLv2 widelands
widelands-bzrAUR
2D real-time strategy game similar to The Settlers. Scripted using a Lua API.
Xonotic
- xonotic.org
C/C++/Java
/Perl
FPS GPLv2/3 xonotic
xonotic-gitAUR
First-person shooter game that was forked from Nexuiz but with modified gameplay.

See also

This page strives to list all games which have a package available in the official repositories or the AUR. There are many more Linux games available, which are not packaged. See Gaming#Getting games for ways to obtain them.

For more about running games, related system configuration tips, see Gaming. For an up to date selection of games available in the AUR, try checking the AUR 'game' keyword.

Action and adventure

  • Abuse — Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
http://abuse.zoy.org/ || abuse
  • Aquaria — 2D sidescrolling action-adventure game, heavily focused on exploration and puzzle-solving, with non-linear gameplay. The game engine is open source.
http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria || aquaria-oseAUR, aquaria-hibAUR
  • Astromenace — Modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/openastromenace/ || astromenace.
  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/Barrage/ || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
http://clonekeen.sourceforge.net/ || clonekeenAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
https://github.com/freegish/freegish || freegish-gitAUR
  • Hammerfight — 2-dimensional physics-based combat game.
http://www.koshutin.com/ || hammerfightAUR
  • The open-source Unix port of the Haaf's Game Engine is available at icculus.org.
  • kobodeluxe — An enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo, an addictive space shoot'em up
http://www.olofson.net/kobodl/ || kobodeluxe
  • Kollision — Moving a ball to avoid other balls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kollision/ || kollision
  • KSpaceDuel — Player attempts to destroy opponent’s satellite and controll their own one to keep it orbiting. Part of kdegames
https://kde.org/applications/games/kspaceduel/ || kspaceduel
  • Liquid War — 2D multiplayer game with a simple and unique game mechanic. It could be classified as a fast-paced strategy.
http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/ || liquidwarAUR
https://minecraft.net/ || minecraftAUR
  • Neverball — 3D game to guide a ball through a maze.
http://neverball.org/ || neverball
  • Rune — 3rd person Adventure / Hack'n Slay using Unreal Engine. Runs great from box installation.
http://www.rune-world.com || runeAUR
  • Paintball Party 2 — Paintball Party 2 is the sequel to Paintball Party, a multiplayer action platformer for all ages.
http://www.t3-i.com/pages/project.php?id=paintball_party_2 || paintball-party-2AUR
  • XBill — Kill all instances of a virus before it infects all computers with a malware resembling Microsoft® Windows®.
http://www.xbill.org/ || xbill

Arcade

  • Bomber — A 2D game with a goal by hitting targets with bombs before their plane crashes into them. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bomber/ || bomber
  • Bomberclone — Free Bomberman-like game for Linux and Windows. The rules of the game are simple: run though a level and bomb other players.
http://www.bomberclone.de/core.html || bomberclone
  • Cave Story/Doukutsu — Addictive 1-man-made metroid-vania-esque platformer. If there happens to be a noticible lag when there are lots of enemies on screen or in larger levels, try running the Windows version through Wine. This should fix the problem.
http://cavestory.org || doukutsuAUR
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Crack-attack — Free OpenGL game, based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.nongnu.org/crack-attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • DDNet — DDraceNetwork, a mod of Teeworlds
https://ddnet.tw/ || ddnetAUR
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • Granatier — A clone of Bomberman. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/granatier/ || granatier
  • Hedgewars — Yet another Worms clone, considered to be better than its predecessor by many. Take turns to blast your opponents into oblivion with comedic results! Best in Multiplayer.
https://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • kapman — A clone of PacMan. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kapman/ || kapman
  • kbreakoutBreakout-style game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbreakout/ || kbreakout
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LBreakout2/ || lbreakout2
  • kbounce — Building walls to limit amount of space occupied by two balls bouncing off the walls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbounce/ || kbounce
  • ksnakeduelSnake-like game for 2 players which compete to survive longer than the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksnakeduel/ || ksnakeduel
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LTris/ || ltris
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
https://github.com/nikki-and-the-robots/nikki || nikkiAUR
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR
  • Pinball — Open source pinball simulator for Linux and other Unix systems.
http://pinball.sourceforge.net/ || pinballAUR
  • PowerManga — Arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites.
http://linux.tlk.fr/games/Powermanga/ || powermangaAUR
  • Quadrapassel — A Tetris remake for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Quadrapassel || quadrapassel
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
https://www.teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinetAUR
  • Trackballs — A 3D marble game inspired by the classic Marble Madness.
https://trackballs.github.io/ || trackballsAUR
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
https://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • Aisleriot — A collection of solitaire card games.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Aisleriot || aisleriot
  • Atanks — A multi-platform Scorched Earth clone similar to the Worms series of games
http://atanks.sourceforge.net/ || atanks
  • bs — Battleships based shooter for the console
http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/ || bsAUR
  • BSD Games — Collection of classic text games distributed with *BSD
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/BSD_games || bsd-games
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kajongg/ || kajongg
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/khangman/ || khangman
  • KPatience — A set of solitarire card games. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kpatience/ || kpatience
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksquares/ || ksquares
  • Lskat — A variation of Skat card game for two players. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/lskat/ || lskat
  • Mah-Jong — Chinese Classical mahjong (not solitaire) with network support
http://mahjong.julianbradfield.org/ || mahjong
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR
  • xroach — cockroaches hide under your windows
|| xroachAUR

Chess simulators

  • GNU Chess — One of the oldest computer chess programs for Unix-based computers, lets most modern computers play a full game of chess
https://gnu.org/s/chess || gnuchess
  • chessx — Chess Database and PGN viewer
http://chessx.sourceforge.net || chessxAUR
  • cutechess — A graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess
https://github.com/cutechess/cutechess || cutechessAUR
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR
  • Knights — Simple chess board for KDE 4. It is a rewrite of the KDE3 Knights.
https://www.linux-apps.com/content/show.php/Knights?content=122046 || knights
  • PyChess — An advanced chess client for linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
http://pychess.org/ || pychess
  • GNOME Chess — A 2D chess game which can use third party chess engines.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || gnome-chess
  • glChess — 3D Chess Frontend.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || glchessAUR

Education

  • Blinken — A sequence-remembering game for training memory. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/blinken/ || blinken
  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
https://gcompris.net/ || gcompris-qt
  • katomic — Slide elements so they resemble a chemical molecule. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/katomic/ || katomic
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/ || tuxmathAUR

Interactive fiction

See also Wikipedia:Interactive fiction#Development systems.

  • Inform — Design system for interactive fiction based on natural language
http://inform7.com/ || inform7AUR
  • INSTEAD — Quest interpreter using Lua macros as game writing language
https://instead.syscall.ru/ || instead-launcher instead
  • TADS — Prototype-based domain-specific programming language and set of standard libraries for creating interactive fiction (IF) games
http://tads.org || frobtadsAUR

Massively multiplayer online games (MMO)

See also Wikipedia:List of massively multiplayer online games and Wikipedia:Comparison of massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

  • Dofus — Free, manga inspired, Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for Adobe AIR
http://www.dofus.com || dofusAUR
http://www.eternal-lands.com || eternallandsAUR
  • Planeshift — Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world which is FULLY FREE to play. Fully free means you will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account
http://www.planeshift.it || planeshiftAUR
  • RuneScape — Massive online adventure game by Jagex
http://www.runescape.com || unix-runescape-clientAUR (old Java client), runescape-launcherAUR (new NXT client)
  • Ryzom — 3D Fantasy MMORPG
http://www.ryzom.com || ryzom-clientAUR
  • Savage: The Battle for Newerth — Online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS hybrid. Open-sourced in September 2006. Savage XR, the most improved continuation (including SFE patches), is completely free (no purchasing/ads whatsoever) however closed-source to reduce cheating.
http://www.newerth.com/ || savageAUR
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul — Fantasy themed online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS/RPG hybrid. Free-to-play as of December 2008. Pay for premium accounts providing crucial game elements such as extra inventory slots, access to clans and removal of the Hellbourne unit restrictions (per-account), as well as access to replays and stats.
http://savage2.com || savage2AUR
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
https://www.themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
https://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • KGoldrunner — A platform game with the goal of collecting gold. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kgoldrunner/ || kgoldrunner
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Knytt+Stories || knyttstoriesAUR
  • Secret Maryo Chronicles — Mario-style game.
http://www.secretmaryo.org/ || smcAUR
  • SuperTux — Mario-style game featuring Tux.
http://supertux.lethargik.org/ || supertux
  • Toppler — Reimplementation of the classic jump & run game "Nebulus".
http://toppler.sourceforge.net/ || topplerAUR
  • The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. — A fork of Secret Maryo Chronicles.
https://github.com/secretchronicles/TSC || tscAUR

Puzzle

  • Blockout II — 3D tetris, free adaptation of the original BlockOut DOS game edited by California Dreams in 1989
http://www.blockout.net/blockout2/ || blockout2AUR
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bovo/ || bovo
  • Cgoban3 — Kiseido Go and SGF client.
http://www.igoweb.org/~wms/comp/cgoban/ || cgoban
  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Crack Attack! — Free OpenGL game based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.aluminumangel.org/attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • Gnu Go — A terminal-based implementation of Go from GNU.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/ || gnugo
  • Gopanda — Client for the Pandanet-IGS go Server.
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/gopanda2 || GopandaAUR
  • gweled — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three.
https://launchpad.net/gweled/ || gweled
  • Hitori — Small application written to allow one to play the eponymous puzzle game, which is similar in theme to more popular puzzles such as Sudoku.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Hitori || hitori
  • kblackbox — Finding positions of hidden balls by using hints. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblackbox/ || kblackbox
  • kblocksTetris clone. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblocks/ || kblocks
  • KDiamond — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kdiamond/ || kdiamond
  • KFourInLine — Competition between two players to put a line of four pieces before the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kfourinline/ || kfourinline
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kigo/ || kigo
  • Killbots — A turn-based game with an objective of avoiding robots that are trying to kill the player. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/killbots/ || killbots
  • KJumpingCube — Take-all-tiles game in which one gains fields by increasing value of one’s own nearby fields. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kjumpingcube/ || kjumpingcube
  • Klickety — Clearing the board by removing aligned tiles. Part of kdegames.
https://games.kde.org/game.php?game=klickety || klickety
  • KLines — Moving balls around the board to form a line of 5 of the same color. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/klines/ || klines
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kmines/ || kmines
  • KNetwalk — Rotating tiles with wires to connect all computers to internet. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/knetwalk/ || knetwalk
  • Kolf — A minigolf game with 2D overhead view. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kolf/ || kdegames-kolf
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kshisen/ || kshisen
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || ksudoku
  • Kubrick — A Rubik’s cube solving game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kubrick/ || kubrick
  • Palapeli — Jigsaw puzzle game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/palapeli/ || kdegames-palapeli
  • Pathological — Complete all wheels on the board by collecting marbles of the same color in each of them.
http://pathological.sourceforge.net/howtoplay.php || pathological
  • Picmi — Nonogram puzzle game
https://games.kde.org/picmi || picmi
  • Pingus — Lemmings clone, i.e. a level-based puzzle game.
http://pingus.seul.org/ || pingus
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • qgo — A Go client and full featured SGF editor
https://github.com/pzorin/qgo || qgo
  • Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection — 30+ "quick" puzzle games with simplistic but polished GTK GUI
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/ || puzzles
  • VVVVVV — Highly praised 2D puzzle platform indie game with a C64 retro theme, with a great chiptune soundtrack. You can buy the full version for £1.67, or play the demo in a browser.
Tip: You may want to backup your save file, which is found at ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/string/localhost....
http://thelettervsixtim.es/ || vvvvvvAUR
  • XMahjongg — Mahjong solitaire for X.
https://www.lcdf.org/xmahjongg/ || xmahjongg
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
https://www.2dboy.com || worldofgooAUR

Racing

  • Armagetron Advanced — Tron Clone in 3D.
http://armagetronad.net/ || armagetronad
  • Extreme Tux Racer — 3D game where you guide Tux the penguin down a course of snow and ice collecting herring.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/extremetuxracer || extremetuxracer
  • Maniadrive — Arcade car game on acrobatic tracks with quick and nervous gameplay.
http://maniadrive.raydium.org/ || maniadriveAUR
  • Moon Buggy — Simple game for the text mode.
http://seehuhn.de/pages/moon-buggy/ || moon-buggyAUR
  • Speed Dreams — Fork of Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features as well as improving realism.
http://speed-dreams.org/ || speed-dreams
  • Stunt Rally — Racing game with rally style of driving, mostly on gravel.
http://stuntrally.tuxfamily.org/ || stuntrallyAUR
  • Supertux Kart — Kart racing game featuring Tux and his friends.
http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/ || supertuxkart
  • Torcs — 3D racing cars simulator using OpenGL.
http://torcs.sourceforge.net/ || torcs
  • Trigger Rally — Free OpenGL rally car racing game.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/trigger-rally/ || triggerAUR
  • Ultimate Stunts — Remake of the famous DOS-game 'stunts'.
http://www.ultimatestunts.nl/ || ultimatestuntsAUR
  • VDrift — Open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind.
http://vdrift.net/ || vdriftAUR
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
https://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

See also Wikipedia:Chronology of roguelike video games.

  • ADOM — Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
http://adom.de || adomAUR
  • Angband — Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
http://rephial.org/ || angband
  • ASCIIpOrtal — Sidescrolling game with ANSI text graphics in which you are a person holding a device which creates portals, or links to other parts of the level.
https://github.com/cymonsgames/ASCIIpOrtal || asciiportal
  • Brogue — A beginner-friendly Rogue-like.
https://sites.google.com/site/broguegame/ || brogueAUR
http://en.cataclysmdda.com/ || cataclysm-dda
http://www.dungeoncrawl.org/ || crawlAUR
  • DoomRL — Simple roguelike game, based on Doom. Perfect for starters.
http://doom.chaosforge.org/ || doomrlAUR
  • Dwarf Fortress — Single-player fantasy game. You control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated persistent world.
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/ || dwarffortress
  • glHack — An OpenGL-based clone of NetHack.
http://glhack.sourceforge.net/ || glhack
  • Infra-Arcana — A game inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
https://sites.google.com/site/infraarcana/ || infra-arcanaAUR, infra-arcana-gitAUR
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game.
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game.
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
https://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
https://te4.org/ || tome2AUR, tome4AUR
  • wanderer — Wanderer is a game similar to Boulderdash, Repton, XOR and others.
http://e271.net/~marina/wanderer.html || wandererAUR wanderer-gitAUR

Role-playing games (RPG)

  • Arx Libertatis — This project is a fully working, open source port of Arx Fatalis, a 2002 first-person role-playing game developed by Arkane Studios. It features some improvements over the original engine like bug fixes and wide screen support.
https://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fheroes2/ || fheroes2-svnAUR
  • Flare — Action game similar to Diablo.
http://www.flarerpg.org/ || flare-game-gitAUR
  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg
http://www.gemrb.org/ || gemrb
  • OpenMW — Attempt to reimplement the popular role-playing game Morrowind. OpenMW aims to be a fully playable, open source implementation of the game's engine.
https://openmw.org/ || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR

Shooters (FPS, third person)

  • Alien Arena — Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
http://red.planetarena.org/ || alienarena
  • AssaultCube — Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
https://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
http://sauerbraten.org/ || sauerbraten
  • Doom: the famous shooter from ID Software has several ports for Linux. None of the id-engine games have copyleft game resources, only the game engine code was open sourced. See [2] for details.
  • Doom 1 Demo data – doom1-wadAUR
  • Freedoom — Project aimed at creation of free Doom data files.
http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom/ || freedoom1AUR, freedoom2AUR
  • Chocolate Doom — Doom port reproducing the behavior of the original DOS version.
https://www.chocolate-doom.org/ || chocolate-doomAUR
  • Doomsday — Advanced port of the Doom game engine, capable also of running Heretic, and Hexen games.
http://www.dengine.net/ || doomsdayAUR
  • GZDoom — Doom source port based on ZDoom with an OpenGL renderer.
https://github.com/coelckers/gzdoom || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
https://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom 3 — Stock Doom 3 binaries
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3-binAUR
  • Doom 3 Engine — Source-based Doom 3 engine
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3AUR
  • dhemw3 — Fork of iodoom3
https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3 || dhewm3AUR
  • RBDOOM-3-BFG — Fork of Doom 3 BFG Edition
https://github.com/RobertBeckebans/RBDOOM-3-BFG || rbdoom-3-bfgAUR
  • ezQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. The popular, modern and maintained Quake/QuakeWorld client. Can play on-line for free
http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/ || ezquakeAUR
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ETQWFrontPage/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • HHexen — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Hexen.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hhexen.html || hhexenAUR
  • Nexuiz — Free, open-source first person shooter. Development ceased, most of the developers moved to project Xonotic.
http://alientrap.org/nexuiz || nexuizAUR
  • nQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. This is the popular Quake / QuakeWorld package, including ezQuake client, 24bit textures, maps, bots and more. Can play on-line for free.
http://nquake.sourceforge.net/ || nquakeAUR
  • OpenArena — Fast multiplayer shooter based on the quake3-engine.
http://openarena.ws || openarenaAUR
  • Prey — First Person Shooter released in 2006 (with a GNU/Linux port in 2008), published by 3D Realms.
https://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Firestorm - Free to play online FPS – rcfAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Reloaded - Free to play online FPS – rcrAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
https://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • A true color retexture pak for Quetoo and other Quake2 engines supporting 32bpp tga textures – quake2-retextureAUR
  • Quake 2 engine focused on single player and 64bits. yamagi-quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
https://ioquake3.org/ || ioquake3AUR
  • Red Eclipse — Single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2.
http://redeclipse.net || redeclipseAUR
  • Tesseract — Smooth FPS with map editing, instagib, DM and CTF.
http://tesseract.gg/ || tesseract-gameAUR
  • Tremulous — FPS with elements of real time strategy, featuring humans and aliens.
http://tremulous.net/ || tremulousAUR
https://www.unrealtournament.com/ || unrealtournament4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
https://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterrorAUR
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
https://warsow.net || warsow
  • Completely free, standalone, team-based, multiplayer FPS – enemy-territoryAUR
  • Advanced open source project and fully compatible client and server – etlegacy32AUR
  • World of Padman — Stand slone somplex – cartoon-style multiplayer first-person shooter.
http://worldofpadman.net/website || worldofpadmanAUR
  • Xonotic — Free, open-source first person shooter (a fork of Nexuiz but with modified gameplay).
http://xonotic.org || xonotic

Simulation

  • Beyond the Red Line — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Presumed abandoned, see Diaspora: Shattered Armistice for an alternative.
http://www.beyondtheredline.net/ || btrlAUR
  • Endless Sky — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game similar to the classic Escape Velocity series.
https://endless-sky.github.io/ || endless-sky-gitAUR
  • Flight Gear — Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
http://www.flightgear.org/ || flightgear
  • Foobillard++ — Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
http://foobillardplus.sourceforge.net/ || foobillard++
https://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest minetest-server
  • Naev — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series.
http://blog.naev.org/ || naev
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
https://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Oolite — 3D space trading and combat simulator in the spirit of Elite.
http://oolite.org/ || oolite
  • Pioneer — Open source, 3D, freeform single player space adventure set in the Milkyway galaxy at the turn of the 31st century in the spirit of Frontier: Elite II.
http://pioneerspacesim.net/ || pioneerAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
https://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Terasology — Open source voxel world.
http://terasology.org || terasologyAUR
  • The Powder Toy — Open source physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different substances.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

Real-time

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage. Based on the Age of Empires series.
https://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Factorio — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
https://globulation2.org/wiki/Main_Page || glob2
  • Heroes of Newerth — Online, multi-player strategy game that is based upon DoTA (Defense of the Ancients). Free-to-own (gameplay free; pay for cosmetic upgrades only)
https://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Kernel Panic — A game based around combat inside a computer, with 3 unique sides: the System, the Hacker and the Network waging war in a matrix of DOOM! No resource economy exists in KP, with the only constraints being time and space.
https://springrts.com/wiki/Kernel_Panic || spring-kp
  • MegaGlest — Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
https://github.com/megaglest || megaglest
  • Netpanzer — Real-time strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • OpenRA — Real-time strategy game written in C# and based on the Command & Conquer game franchise
http://www.openra.net/ || openra
  • Spring:1944 — A WWII themed game with four fully functional sides (US, Germany, USSR, Britain), period-accurate units and strengths. Realism comes second only to creating a game that is fun and accessible to play.
http://spring1944.org/ || spring-1944
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric real-time strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy.
http://www.unknown-horizons.org/ || unknown-horizons-gitAUR
  • Warzone 2100 — You command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers campaign, multi-player, and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics. The AUR package installs its videos (FS#55310).
https://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100 warzone2100-sequencesAUR
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2".
https://widelands.org || widelands
  • Zero-K — Zero-K is a free multi-platform open source real-time strategy computer game. Initially based on content from Total Annihilation on the open source Spring Engine, it was forked and all proprietary content replaced, and evolved into a completely new game with unique features. It can be easily installed by installing the flobby client from the AUR or alternatively (and preferably) by installing the official mono package and downloading and running the Zero-K lobby from the official website.
http://zero-k.info/ || flobby-gitAUR

Turn-based

  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn-based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn-based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Freeciv — Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page || freeciv
  • FreeCol — Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
http://www.freecol.org/ || freecol
  • KReversi — A reversi implementation. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kreversi/ || kreversi
  • KsirK — A risk-styled game in which players try to conquer the world by deciding which area to be invaded next. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksirk/ || kdegames-ksirk
  • The Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
https://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • UFO: Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai

Tycoon/management games

  • Lincity-ng — City simulation game in which you are required to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.
https://fedorahosted.org/LinCity-NG/ || lincity-ng
  • Konquest — A turn-based game in which the player wage wars by managing a fleet of spaceships and conquering other planets. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/konquest/ || konquest
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
https://www.simutrans.com/ || simutrans
  • OpenTTD — Open source clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.
https://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • OpenRCT2 — Free reimplementation of the game "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (RCT2)" with multiplayer support. It requires a copy of the original game to play it.
https://openrct2.org/ || openrct2AUR

Visual novels

http://junipersknot.dischan.org/ || junipersknotAUR
  • Katawa Shoujo — Bishoujo-style visual novel game that tells a story of a young man and five other girls suffering with varying disabilities.
http://katawa-shoujo.com/ || katawa-shoujoAUR
  • Narcissu — Visual novel, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman.
http://narcissu.insani.org/ || narcissu2-enAUR

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ RTS LGPL/GPLv2 0ad
0ad-gitAUR
3D and historically-based real-time strategy game.
Abuse
- abuse.zoy.org
C++ Action PD/GPL/WTFPL abuse Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
ADOM
- adom.de
C Rogue-Like Freemium adomAUR Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
Alien Arena
- red.planetarena.org
C FPS GPLv2 alienarena
alienarena-svnAUR
Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband
angband-gitAUR
Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
AssaultCube
- assault.cubers.net
C/C++ FPS ZLIB assaultcube Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid
- sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars
C/C++ Platform GPLv2 blobwars 2D platform shooting game.
BZFlag
- bzflag.org
C/C++ Tank FPS LGPLv2.1/MPLv2 bzflag 3D multiplayer tank first-person shooter game.
Cube 2: Sauerbraten
- sauerbraten.org
C/C++ FPS FPS sauerbraten Successor to the Cube first-person shooter game with both single- and multi- player modes.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python TBS GPLv2 singularity
singularity-gitAUR
Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear
flightgear-gitAUR
Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
Foobillard++
- foobillardplus.sourceforge.net
C Simulation GPLv2 foobillard++ Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
Freeciv
- freeciv.wikia.com
C/C++ TBS GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization. Scripted using a Lua API.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java TBS GPLv2 freecol
freecol-gitAUR
Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# RTS GPLv3 openra
openra-gitAUR
An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL. It has a Lua API for generating custom maps.
OpenTTD
- openttd.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv2 openttd
openttd-svnAUR
An open-source remake of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
PyChess
- pychess.org
Python Chess GPLv3 pychess An advanced chess client for Linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
RuneScape
- runescape.com
Java (legacy) MMORPG Freemium unix-runescape-clientAUR Massive online medieval fantasy game by Jagex.
C++ (NXT) runescape-launcherAUR
SuperTux
- supertux.github.io
C++ Platform GPLv3 supertux
supertux-gitAUR
supertux-oldAUR
Classic 2D jump'n side-scroller game similar to the Super Mario Bros games, featuring Tux. Milestone 1 of the game was released in 2003 and is provided by supertux-old. Milestone 2, the current version of SuperTux in the Arch Linux community repository, was released in December 2015. It is scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
SuperTuxKart
- supertuxkart.net
C/C++ 3D racing GPLv3 supertuxkart
supertuxkart-gitAUR
Free, 3D racing game where the characters racing are represented by open-source project mascots.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java TBS GPLv2 wesnoth
wesnoth-gitAUR
Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
The Mana World
- themanaworld.org
C++ MMORPG AGPLv3/GPLv3 manaplus
manaplus-gitAUR
Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Unvanquished
- unvanquished.net
C/C++ FPS GPLv3 unvanquishedAUR
unvanquished-gitAUR
First-person shooter/real-time strategy game in which aliens fight with humans.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterrorAUR Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone2100
- wz2100.net
C++ RTS GPLv2 warzone2100
warzone2100-gitAUR
3D real-time strategy game on a future Earth.
Widelands
- wl.widelands.org
C++/Lua/Python RTS GPLv2 widelands
widelands-bzrAUR
2D real-time strategy game similar to The Settlers. Scripted using a Lua API.
Xonotic
- xonotic.org
C/C++/Java
/Perl
FPS GPLv2/3 xonotic
xonotic-gitAUR
First-person shooter game that was forked from Nexuiz but with modified gameplay.

See also

This page strives to list all games which have a package available in the official repositories or the AUR. There are many more Linux games available, which are not packaged. See Gaming#Getting games for ways to obtain them.

For more about running games, related system configuration tips, see Gaming. For an up to date selection of games available in the AUR, try checking the AUR 'game' keyword.

Action and adventure

  • Abuse — Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
http://abuse.zoy.org/ || abuse
  • Aquaria — 2D sidescrolling action-adventure game, heavily focused on exploration and puzzle-solving, with non-linear gameplay. The game engine is open source.
http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria || aquaria-oseAUR, aquaria-hibAUR
  • Astromenace — Modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/openastromenace/ || astromenace.
  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/Barrage/ || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
http://clonekeen.sourceforge.net/ || clonekeenAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
https://github.com/freegish/freegish || freegish-gitAUR
  • Hammerfight — 2-dimensional physics-based combat game.
http://www.koshutin.com/ || hammerfightAUR
  • The open-source Unix port of the Haaf's Game Engine is available at icculus.org.
  • kobodeluxe — An enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo, an addictive space shoot'em up
http://www.olofson.net/kobodl/ || kobodeluxe
  • Kollision — Moving a ball to avoid other balls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kollision/ || kollision
  • KSpaceDuel — Player attempts to destroy opponent’s satellite and controll their own one to keep it orbiting. Part of kdegames
https://kde.org/applications/games/kspaceduel/ || kspaceduel
  • Liquid War — 2D multiplayer game with a simple and unique game mechanic. It could be classified as a fast-paced strategy.
http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/ || liquidwarAUR
https://minecraft.net/ || minecraftAUR
  • Neverball — 3D game to guide a ball through a maze.
http://neverball.org/ || neverball
  • Rune — 3rd person Adventure / Hack'n Slay using Unreal Engine. Runs great from box installation.
http://www.rune-world.com || runeAUR
  • Paintball Party 2 — Paintball Party 2 is the sequel to Paintball Party, a multiplayer action platformer for all ages.
http://www.t3-i.com/pages/project.php?id=paintball_party_2 || paintball-party-2AUR
  • XBill — Kill all instances of a virus before it infects all computers with a malware resembling Microsoft® Windows®.
http://www.xbill.org/ || xbill

Arcade

  • Bomber — A 2D game with a goal by hitting targets with bombs before their plane crashes into them. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bomber/ || bomber
  • Bomberclone — Free Bomberman-like game for Linux and Windows. The rules of the game are simple: run though a level and bomb other players.
http://www.bomberclone.de/core.html || bomberclone
  • Cave Story/Doukutsu — Addictive 1-man-made metroid-vania-esque platformer. If there happens to be a noticible lag when there are lots of enemies on screen or in larger levels, try running the Windows version through Wine. This should fix the problem.
http://cavestory.org || doukutsuAUR
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Crack-attack — Free OpenGL game, based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.nongnu.org/crack-attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • DDNet — DDraceNetwork, a mod of Teeworlds
https://ddnet.tw/ || ddnetAUR
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • Granatier — A clone of Bomberman. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/granatier/ || granatier
  • Hedgewars — Yet another Worms clone, considered to be better than its predecessor by many. Take turns to blast your opponents into oblivion with comedic results! Best in Multiplayer.
https://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • kapman — A clone of PacMan. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kapman/ || kapman
  • kbreakoutBreakout-style game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbreakout/ || kbreakout
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LBreakout2/ || lbreakout2
  • kbounce — Building walls to limit amount of space occupied by two balls bouncing off the walls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbounce/ || kbounce
  • ksnakeduelSnake-like game for 2 players which compete to survive longer than the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksnakeduel/ || ksnakeduel
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LTris/ || ltris
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
https://github.com/nikki-and-the-robots/nikki || nikkiAUR
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR
  • Pinball — Open source pinball simulator for Linux and other Unix systems.
http://pinball.sourceforge.net/ || pinballAUR
  • PowerManga — Arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites.
http://linux.tlk.fr/games/Powermanga/ || powermangaAUR
  • Quadrapassel — A Tetris remake for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Quadrapassel || quadrapassel
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
https://www.teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinetAUR
  • Trackballs — A 3D marble game inspired by the classic Marble Madness.
https://trackballs.github.io/ || trackballsAUR
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
https://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • Aisleriot — A collection of solitaire card games.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Aisleriot || aisleriot
  • Atanks — A multi-platform Scorched Earth clone similar to the Worms series of games
http://atanks.sourceforge.net/ || atanks
  • bs — Battleships based shooter for the console
http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/ || bsAUR
  • BSD Games — Collection of classic text games distributed with *BSD
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/BSD_games || bsd-games
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kajongg/ || kajongg
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/khangman/ || khangman
  • KPatience — A set of solitarire card games. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kpatience/ || kpatience
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksquares/ || ksquares
  • Lskat — A variation of Skat card game for two players. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/lskat/ || lskat
  • Mah-Jong — Chinese Classical mahjong (not solitaire) with network support
http://mahjong.julianbradfield.org/ || mahjong
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR
  • xroach — cockroaches hide under your windows
|| xroachAUR

Chess simulators

  • GNU Chess — One of the oldest computer chess programs for Unix-based computers, lets most modern computers play a full game of chess
https://gnu.org/s/chess || gnuchess
  • chessx — Chess Database and PGN viewer
http://chessx.sourceforge.net || chessxAUR
  • cutechess — A graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess
https://github.com/cutechess/cutechess || cutechessAUR
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR
  • Knights — Simple chess board for KDE 4. It is a rewrite of the KDE3 Knights.
https://www.linux-apps.com/content/show.php/Knights?content=122046 || knights
  • PyChess — An advanced chess client for linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
http://pychess.org/ || pychess
  • GNOME Chess — A 2D chess game which can use third party chess engines.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || gnome-chess
  • glChess — 3D Chess Frontend.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || glchessAUR

Education

  • Blinken — A sequence-remembering game for training memory. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/blinken/ || blinken
  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
https://gcompris.net/ || gcompris-qt
  • katomic — Slide elements so they resemble a chemical molecule. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/katomic/ || katomic
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/ || tuxmathAUR

Interactive fiction

See also Wikipedia:Interactive fiction#Development systems.

  • Inform — Design system for interactive fiction based on natural language
http://inform7.com/ || inform7AUR
  • INSTEAD — Quest interpreter using Lua macros as game writing language
https://instead.syscall.ru/ || instead-launcher instead
  • TADS — Prototype-based domain-specific programming language and set of standard libraries for creating interactive fiction (IF) games
http://tads.org || frobtadsAUR

Massively multiplayer online games (MMO)

See also Wikipedia:List of massively multiplayer online games and Wikipedia:Comparison of massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

  • Dofus — Free, manga inspired, Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for Adobe AIR
http://www.dofus.com || dofusAUR
http://www.eternal-lands.com || eternallandsAUR
  • Planeshift — Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world which is FULLY FREE to play. Fully free means you will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account
http://www.planeshift.it || planeshiftAUR
  • RuneScape — Massive online adventure game by Jagex
http://www.runescape.com || unix-runescape-clientAUR (old Java client), runescape-launcherAUR (new NXT client)
  • Ryzom — 3D Fantasy MMORPG
http://www.ryzom.com || ryzom-clientAUR
  • Savage: The Battle for Newerth — Online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS hybrid. Open-sourced in September 2006. Savage XR, the most improved continuation (including SFE patches), is completely free (no purchasing/ads whatsoever) however closed-source to reduce cheating.
http://www.newerth.com/ || savageAUR
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul — Fantasy themed online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS/RPG hybrid. Free-to-play as of December 2008. Pay for premium accounts providing crucial game elements such as extra inventory slots, access to clans and removal of the Hellbourne unit restrictions (per-account), as well as access to replays and stats.
http://savage2.com || savage2AUR
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
https://www.themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
https://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • KGoldrunner — A platform game with the goal of collecting gold. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kgoldrunner/ || kgoldrunner
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Knytt+Stories || knyttstoriesAUR
  • Secret Maryo Chronicles — Mario-style game.
http://www.secretmaryo.org/ || smcAUR
  • SuperTux — Mario-style game featuring Tux.
http://supertux.lethargik.org/ || supertux
  • Toppler — Reimplementation of the classic jump & run game "Nebulus".
http://toppler.sourceforge.net/ || topplerAUR
  • The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. — A fork of Secret Maryo Chronicles.
https://github.com/secretchronicles/TSC || tscAUR

Puzzle

  • Blockout II — 3D tetris, free adaptation of the original BlockOut DOS game edited by California Dreams in 1989
http://www.blockout.net/blockout2/ || blockout2AUR
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bovo/ || bovo
  • Cgoban3 — Kiseido Go and SGF client.
http://www.igoweb.org/~wms/comp/cgoban/ || cgoban
  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Crack Attack! — Free OpenGL game based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.aluminumangel.org/attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • Gnu Go — A terminal-based implementation of Go from GNU.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/ || gnugo
  • Gopanda — Client for the Pandanet-IGS go Server.
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/gopanda2 || GopandaAUR
  • gweled — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three.
https://launchpad.net/gweled/ || gweled
  • Hitori — Small application written to allow one to play the eponymous puzzle game, which is similar in theme to more popular puzzles such as Sudoku.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Hitori || hitori
  • kblackbox — Finding positions of hidden balls by using hints. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblackbox/ || kblackbox
  • kblocksTetris clone. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblocks/ || kblocks
  • KDiamond — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kdiamond/ || kdiamond
  • KFourInLine — Competition between two players to put a line of four pieces before the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kfourinline/ || kfourinline
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kigo/ || kigo
  • Killbots — A turn-based game with an objective of avoiding robots that are trying to kill the player. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/killbots/ || killbots
  • KJumpingCube — Take-all-tiles game in which one gains fields by increasing value of one’s own nearby fields. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kjumpingcube/ || kjumpingcube
  • Klickety — Clearing the board by removing aligned tiles. Part of kdegames.
https://games.kde.org/game.php?game=klickety || klickety
  • KLines — Moving balls around the board to form a line of 5 of the same color. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/klines/ || klines
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kmines/ || kmines
  • KNetwalk — Rotating tiles with wires to connect all computers to internet. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/knetwalk/ || knetwalk
  • Kolf — A minigolf game with 2D overhead view. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kolf/ || kdegames-kolf
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kshisen/ || kshisen
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || ksudoku
  • Kubrick — A Rubik’s cube solving game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kubrick/ || kubrick
  • Palapeli — Jigsaw puzzle game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/palapeli/ || kdegames-palapeli
  • Pathological — Complete all wheels on the board by collecting marbles of the same color in each of them.
http://pathological.sourceforge.net/howtoplay.php || pathological
  • Picmi — Nonogram puzzle game
https://games.kde.org/picmi || picmi
  • Pingus — Lemmings clone, i.e. a level-based puzzle game.
http://pingus.seul.org/ || pingus
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • qgo — A Go client and full featured SGF editor
https://github.com/pzorin/qgo || qgo
  • Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection — 30+ "quick" puzzle games with simplistic but polished GTK GUI
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/ || puzzles
  • VVVVVV — Highly praised 2D puzzle platform indie game with a C64 retro theme, with a great chiptune soundtrack. You can buy the full version for £1.67, or play the demo in a browser.
Tip: You may want to backup your save file, which is found at ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/string/localhost....
http://thelettervsixtim.es/ || vvvvvvAUR
  • XMahjongg — Mahjong solitaire for X.
https://www.lcdf.org/xmahjongg/ || xmahjongg
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
https://www.2dboy.com || worldofgooAUR

Racing

  • Armagetron Advanced — Tron Clone in 3D.
http://armagetronad.net/ || armagetronad
  • Extreme Tux Racer — 3D game where you guide Tux the penguin down a course of snow and ice collecting herring.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/extremetuxracer || extremetuxracer
  • Maniadrive — Arcade car game on acrobatic tracks with quick and nervous gameplay.
http://maniadrive.raydium.org/ || maniadriveAUR
  • Moon Buggy — Simple game for the text mode.
http://seehuhn.de/pages/moon-buggy/ || moon-buggyAUR
  • Speed Dreams — Fork of Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features as well as improving realism.
http://speed-dreams.org/ || speed-dreams
  • Stunt Rally — Racing game with rally style of driving, mostly on gravel.
http://stuntrally.tuxfamily.org/ || stuntrallyAUR
  • Supertux Kart — Kart racing game featuring Tux and his friends.
http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/ || supertuxkart
  • Torcs — 3D racing cars simulator using OpenGL.
http://torcs.sourceforge.net/ || torcs
  • Trigger Rally — Free OpenGL rally car racing game.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/trigger-rally/ || triggerAUR
  • Ultimate Stunts — Remake of the famous DOS-game 'stunts'.
http://www.ultimatestunts.nl/ || ultimatestuntsAUR
  • VDrift — Open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind.
http://vdrift.net/ || vdriftAUR
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
https://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

See also Wikipedia:Chronology of roguelike video games.

  • ADOM — Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
http://adom.de || adomAUR
  • Angband — Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
http://rephial.org/ || angband
  • ASCIIpOrtal — Sidescrolling game with ANSI text graphics in which you are a person holding a device which creates portals, or links to other parts of the level.
https://github.com/cymonsgames/ASCIIpOrtal || asciiportal
  • Brogue — A beginner-friendly Rogue-like.
https://sites.google.com/site/broguegame/ || brogueAUR
http://en.cataclysmdda.com/ || cataclysm-dda
http://www.dungeoncrawl.org/ || crawlAUR
  • DoomRL — Simple roguelike game, based on Doom. Perfect for starters.
http://doom.chaosforge.org/ || doomrlAUR
  • Dwarf Fortress — Single-player fantasy game. You control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated persistent world.
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/ || dwarffortress
  • glHack — An OpenGL-based clone of NetHack.
http://glhack.sourceforge.net/ || glhack
  • Infra-Arcana — A game inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
https://sites.google.com/site/infraarcana/ || infra-arcanaAUR, infra-arcana-gitAUR
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game.
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game.
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
https://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
https://te4.org/ || tome2AUR, tome4AUR
  • wanderer — Wanderer is a game similar to Boulderdash, Repton, XOR and others.
http://e271.net/~marina/wanderer.html || wandererAUR wanderer-gitAUR

Role-playing games (RPG)

  • Arx Libertatis — This project is a fully working, open source port of Arx Fatalis, a 2002 first-person role-playing game developed by Arkane Studios. It features some improvements over the original engine like bug fixes and wide screen support.
https://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fheroes2/ || fheroes2-svnAUR
  • Flare — Action game similar to Diablo.
http://www.flarerpg.org/ || flare-game-gitAUR
  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg
http://www.gemrb.org/ || gemrb
  • OpenMW — Attempt to reimplement the popular role-playing game Morrowind. OpenMW aims to be a fully playable, open source implementation of the game's engine.
https://openmw.org/ || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR

Shooters (FPS, third person)

  • Alien Arena — Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
http://red.planetarena.org/ || alienarena
  • AssaultCube — Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
https://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
http://sauerbraten.org/ || sauerbraten
  • Doom: the famous shooter from ID Software has several ports for Linux. None of the id-engine games have copyleft game resources, only the game engine code was open sourced. See [3] for details.
  • Doom 1 Demo data – doom1-wadAUR
  • Freedoom — Project aimed at creation of free Doom data files.
http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom/ || freedoom1AUR, freedoom2AUR
  • Chocolate Doom — Doom port reproducing the behavior of the original DOS version.
https://www.chocolate-doom.org/ || chocolate-doomAUR
  • Doomsday — Advanced port of the Doom game engine, capable also of running Heretic, and Hexen games.
http://www.dengine.net/ || doomsdayAUR
  • GZDoom — Doom source port based on ZDoom with an OpenGL renderer.
https://github.com/coelckers/gzdoom || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
https://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom 3 — Stock Doom 3 binaries
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3-binAUR
  • Doom 3 Engine — Source-based Doom 3 engine
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3AUR
  • dhemw3 — Fork of iodoom3
https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3 || dhewm3AUR
  • RBDOOM-3-BFG — Fork of Doom 3 BFG Edition
https://github.com/RobertBeckebans/RBDOOM-3-BFG || rbdoom-3-bfgAUR
  • ezQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. The popular, modern and maintained Quake/QuakeWorld client. Can play on-line for free
http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/ || ezquakeAUR
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ETQWFrontPage/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • HHexen — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Hexen.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hhexen.html || hhexenAUR
  • Nexuiz — Free, open-source first person shooter. Development ceased, most of the developers moved to project Xonotic.
http://alientrap.org/nexuiz || nexuizAUR
  • nQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. This is the popular Quake / QuakeWorld package, including ezQuake client, 24bit textures, maps, bots and more. Can play on-line for free.
http://nquake.sourceforge.net/ || nquakeAUR
  • OpenArena — Fast multiplayer shooter based on the quake3-engine.
http://openarena.ws || openarenaAUR
  • Prey — First Person Shooter released in 2006 (with a GNU/Linux port in 2008), published by 3D Realms.
https://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Firestorm - Free to play online FPS – rcfAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Reloaded - Free to play online FPS – rcrAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
https://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • A true color retexture pak for Quetoo and other Quake2 engines supporting 32bpp tga textures – quake2-retextureAUR
  • Quake 2 engine focused on single player and 64bits. yamagi-quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
https://ioquake3.org/ || ioquake3AUR
  • Red Eclipse — Single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2.
http://redeclipse.net || redeclipseAUR
  • Tesseract — Smooth FPS with map editing, instagib, DM and CTF.
http://tesseract.gg/ || tesseract-gameAUR
  • Tremulous — FPS with elements of real time strategy, featuring humans and aliens.
http://tremulous.net/ || tremulousAUR
https://www.unrealtournament.com/ || unrealtournament4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
https://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterrorAUR
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
https://warsow.net || warsow
  • Completely free, standalone, team-based, multiplayer FPS – enemy-territoryAUR
  • Advanced open source project and fully compatible client and server – etlegacy32AUR
  • World of Padman — Stand slone somplex – cartoon-style multiplayer first-person shooter.
http://worldofpadman.net/website || worldofpadmanAUR
  • Xonotic — Free, open-source first person shooter (a fork of Nexuiz but with modified gameplay).
http://xonotic.org || xonotic

Simulation

  • Beyond the Red Line — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Presumed abandoned, see Diaspora: Shattered Armistice for an alternative.
http://www.beyondtheredline.net/ || btrlAUR
  • Endless Sky — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game similar to the classic Escape Velocity series.
https://endless-sky.github.io/ || endless-sky-gitAUR
  • Flight Gear — Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
http://www.flightgear.org/ || flightgear
  • Foobillard++ — Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
http://foobillardplus.sourceforge.net/ || foobillard++
https://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest minetest-server
  • Naev — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series.
http://blog.naev.org/ || naev
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
https://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Oolite — 3D space trading and combat simulator in the spirit of Elite.
http://oolite.org/ || oolite
  • Pioneer — Open source, 3D, freeform single player space adventure set in the Milkyway galaxy at the turn of the 31st century in the spirit of Frontier: Elite II.
http://pioneerspacesim.net/ || pioneerAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
https://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Terasology — Open source voxel world.
http://terasology.org || terasologyAUR
  • The Powder Toy — Open source physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different substances.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

Real-time

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage. Based on the Age of Empires series.
https://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Factorio — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
https://globulation2.org/wiki/Main_Page || glob2
  • Heroes of Newerth — Online, multi-player strategy game that is based upon DoTA (Defense of the Ancients). Free-to-own (gameplay free; pay for cosmetic upgrades only)
https://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Kernel Panic — A game based around combat inside a computer, with 3 unique sides: the System, the Hacker and the Network waging war in a matrix of DOOM! No resource economy exists in KP, with the only constraints being time and space.
https://springrts.com/wiki/Kernel_Panic || spring-kp
  • MegaGlest — Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
https://github.com/megaglest || megaglest
  • Netpanzer — Real-time strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • OpenRA — Real-time strategy game written in C# and based on the Command & Conquer game franchise
http://www.openra.net/ || openra
  • Spring:1944 — A WWII themed game with four fully functional sides (US, Germany, USSR, Britain), period-accurate units and strengths. Realism comes second only to creating a game that is fun and accessible to play.
http://spring1944.org/ || spring-1944
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric real-time strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy.
http://www.unknown-horizons.org/ || unknown-horizons-gitAUR
  • Warzone 2100 — You command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers campaign, multi-player, and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics. The AUR package installs its videos (FS#55310).
https://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100 warzone2100-sequencesAUR
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2".
https://widelands.org || widelands
  • Zero-K — Zero-K is a free multi-platform open source real-time strategy computer game. Initially based on content from Total Annihilation on the open source Spring Engine, it was forked and all proprietary content replaced, and evolved into a completely new game with unique features. It can be easily installed by installing the flobby client from the AUR or alternatively (and preferably) by installing the official mono package and downloading and running the Zero-K lobby from the official website.
http://zero-k.info/ || flobby-gitAUR

Turn-based

  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn-based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn-based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Freeciv — Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page || freeciv
  • FreeCol — Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
http://www.freecol.org/ || freecol
  • KReversi — A reversi implementation. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kreversi/ || kreversi
  • KsirK — A risk-styled game in which players try to conquer the world by deciding which area to be invaded next. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksirk/ || kdegames-ksirk
  • The Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
https://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • UFO: Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai

Tycoon/management games

  • Lincity-ng — City simulation game in which you are required to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.
https://fedorahosted.org/LinCity-NG/ || lincity-ng
  • Konquest — A turn-based game in which the player wage wars by managing a fleet of spaceships and conquering other planets. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/konquest/ || konquest
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
https://www.simutrans.com/ || simutrans
  • OpenTTD — Open source clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.
https://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • OpenRCT2 — Free reimplementation of the game "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (RCT2)" with multiplayer support. It requires a copy of the original game to play it.
https://openrct2.org/ || openrct2AUR

Visual novels

http://junipersknot.dischan.org/ || junipersknotAUR
  • Katawa Shoujo — Bishoujo-style visual novel game that tells a story of a young man and five other girls suffering with varying disabilities.
http://katawa-shoujo.com/ || katawa-shoujoAUR
  • Narcissu — Visual novel, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman.
http://narcissu.insani.org/ || narcissu2-enAUR

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ RTS LGPL/GPLv2 0ad
0ad-gitAUR
3D and historically-based real-time strategy game.
Abuse
- abuse.zoy.org
C++ Action PD/GPL/WTFPL abuse Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
ADOM
- adom.de
C Rogue-Like Freemium adomAUR Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
Alien Arena
- red.planetarena.org
C FPS GPLv2 alienarena
alienarena-svnAUR
Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband
angband-gitAUR
Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
AssaultCube
- assault.cubers.net
C/C++ FPS ZLIB assaultcube Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid
- sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars
C/C++ Platform GPLv2 blobwars 2D platform shooting game.
BZFlag
- bzflag.org
C/C++ Tank FPS LGPLv2.1/MPLv2 bzflag 3D multiplayer tank first-person shooter game.
Cube 2: Sauerbraten
- sauerbraten.org
C/C++ FPS FPS sauerbraten Successor to the Cube first-person shooter game with both single- and multi- player modes.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python TBS GPLv2 singularity
singularity-gitAUR
Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear
flightgear-gitAUR
Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
Foobillard++
- foobillardplus.sourceforge.net
C Simulation GPLv2 foobillard++ Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
Freeciv
- freeciv.wikia.com
C/C++ TBS GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization. Scripted using a Lua API.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java TBS GPLv2 freecol
freecol-gitAUR
Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# RTS GPLv3 openra
openra-gitAUR
An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL. It has a Lua API for generating custom maps.
OpenTTD
- openttd.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv2 openttd
openttd-svnAUR
An open-source remake of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
PyChess
- pychess.org
Python Chess GPLv3 pychess An advanced chess client for Linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
RuneScape
- runescape.com
Java (legacy) MMORPG Freemium unix-runescape-clientAUR Massive online medieval fantasy game by Jagex.
C++ (NXT) runescape-launcherAUR
SuperTux
- supertux.github.io
C++ Platform GPLv3 supertux
supertux-gitAUR
supertux-oldAUR
Classic 2D jump'n side-scroller game similar to the Super Mario Bros games, featuring Tux. Milestone 1 of the game was released in 2003 and is provided by supertux-old. Milestone 2, the current version of SuperTux in the Arch Linux community repository, was released in December 2015. It is scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
SuperTuxKart
- supertuxkart.net
C/C++ 3D racing GPLv3 supertuxkart
supertuxkart-gitAUR
Free, 3D racing game where the characters racing are represented by open-source project mascots.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java TBS GPLv2 wesnoth
wesnoth-gitAUR
Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
The Mana World
- themanaworld.org
C++ MMORPG AGPLv3/GPLv3 manaplus
manaplus-gitAUR
Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Unvanquished
- unvanquished.net
C/C++ FPS GPLv3 unvanquishedAUR
unvanquished-gitAUR
First-person shooter/real-time strategy game in which aliens fight with humans.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterrorAUR Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone2100
- wz2100.net
C++ RTS GPLv2 warzone2100
warzone2100-gitAUR
3D real-time strategy game on a future Earth.
Widelands
- wl.widelands.org
C++/Lua/Python RTS GPLv2 widelands
widelands-bzrAUR
2D real-time strategy game similar to The Settlers. Scripted using a Lua API.
Xonotic
- xonotic.org
C/C++/Java
/Perl
FPS GPLv2/3 xonotic
xonotic-gitAUR
First-person shooter game that was forked from Nexuiz but with modified gameplay.

See also

Others

Finance

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of accounting software.

  • Beancount — A double-entry bookkeeping computer language that lets you define financial transaction records in a text file, read them in memory, generate a variety of reports from them, and provides a web interface.
http://furius.ca/beancount/ || beancount-hgAUR
  • esniper — Simple, lightweight tool for sniping eBay auctions.
http://esniper.sourceforge.net/ || esniperAUR
  • GnuCash — Financial application that implements a double-entry book-keeping system with features for small business accounting.
http://www.gnucash.org/ || gnucashAUR
  • Grisbi — Personal finance system which manages third party, expenditure and receipt categories, as well as budgetary lines, financial years, and other information that makes it suitable for associations.
http://www.grisbi.org/ || grisbiAUR
  • HomeBank — Easy to use finance manager that can analyse your personal finance in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs.
http://homebank.free.fr/ || homebank
  • KMyMoney — Personal finance manager that operates in a similar way to Microsoft Money. It supports different account types, categorisation of expenses and incomes, reconciliation of bank accounts and import/export to the “QIF” file format.
http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/index-home.html || kmymoney
  • Ledger — Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX command-line.
http://ledger-cli.org/ || ledgerAUR
  • hledger — An accounting program for tracking money, time, or any other commodity, using double-entry accounting and a simple, editable file format. hledger is inspired by and largely compatible with ledger.
http://hledger.org/ || hledger-gitAUR
  • Moneychanger — An intuitive QT/C++ system tray client for Open-Transactions
https://github.com/Open-Transactions/Moneychanger || moneychanger-gitAUR[broken link: package not found]
  • Manager Accounting — Manager is free accounting software for small business.
http://www.manager.io/ || manager-accountingAUR
  • Money Manager EX — An easy-to-use personal finance suite
http://www.moneymanagerex.org/ || moneymanagerex
  • Skrooge — Personal finances manager for the KDE desktop.
http://skrooge.org/ || skrooge
  • openerp — Open source erp system purely in python.
http://openerp.com/ || openerpAUR
  • Open-Transactions — A financial cryptography library used for issuing currencies, stock, paying dividends, creating asset accounts, sending/receiving digital cash, trading on markets and escrow.
https://github.com/Open-Transactions/Open-Transactions || open-transactions-gitAUR[broken link: package not found]

Education

Flashcards

See also Wikipedia:List_of_flashcard_software.

  • Anki — Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy.
http://ankisrs.net/ || anki12AUR anki20-binAUR
  • iGNUit — Memorization aid based on the Leitner flashcard system.
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~trmusson/programs.html#ignuit || ignuitAUR
  • Mnemosyne — Free flash-card tool which optimizes your learning process.
http://mnemosyne-proj.org/ || mnemosyneAUR

Education management engines

  • Moodle — Moodle is a open-source software learning management system.
https://moodle.org/ || moodleAUR

Touch typing

  • KTouch — Touch Typing Tutor. It's a part of Plasma workspace.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/ktouch || ktouch, kdeedu-ktouch-patchedAUR
  • GNU Typist — GNU Typist (also called gtypist) is a universal typing tutor.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gtypist/ || gtypist, gtypist-single-spaceAUR
  • Klavaro — Klavaro is libre software for teaching touch typing that intends to be keyboard and language independent.
http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/ || klavaro
  • tipp10 — Intelligent typing tutor.
http://www.tipp10.com/ || tipp10
  • typespeed — Test your typing speed, and get your fingers' CPS.
http://typespeed.sourceforge.net || typespeed
  • amphetype-svn — A layout-agnostic typing program aimed at people who don't need an on-screen keyboard.
http://code.google.com/p/amphetype/ || amphetype-svnAUR
  • dvorak7min — dvorak7min is a simple ncurses-based typing tutor for those trying to become fluent with the Dvorak keyboard layout.
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/dvorak7min || dvorak7minAUR
  • dvorakng — A Dvorak typing tutor. It's heavily based on Dvorak7min, but adds many improvements.
https://gitlab.com/atsb/dvorakng || dvorakngAUR
  • psani-profi — Program that will teach you touchtyping (czech).
http://www.sallyx.org/sally/psani-vsemi-deseti/ || psani-profiAUR
  • touchtyper — typing trainer - an application suite for training and exercising touchtyping.
http://typingtrainer.sourceforge.net/ || touchtyperAUR
  • tpgt — A ncurses-based typing trainer program.
http://szit.hu/tpgt/ || tpgtAUR
  • tuxtype — An educational typing tutorial game starring Tux.
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • typingtest-git — A typing test program desktop program with customizability.
https://github.com/laelath/typingtest || typingtest-gitAUR

Time management

Console

  • Calcurse — Text-based ncurses calendar and scheduling system (supports CalDAV)
http://calcurse.org/ || calcurse
  • khal — Command-line (non-interactive) and ncurses (interactive) calendar system (supports CalDAV)
https://github.com/pimutils/khal || khalAUR
  • todoman — Command-line To-do list manager (supports CalDAV)
https://github.com/pimutils/todoman || todomanAUR
  • Pal — Very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
http://palcal.sourceforge.net/ || palAUR
  • Remind — Highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system.
http://roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind
  • Taskwarrior — Command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more.
http://taskwarrior.org/ || task
  • Todo.txt — Small command-line To-do manager.
http://ginatrapani.github.com/todo.txt-cli/ || todotxtAUR
  • TuDu — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings.
http://code.meskio.net/tudu/ || tuduAUR
  • When — Simple personal calendar program.
http://lightandmatter.com/when/when.html || when
  • Wyrd — Text-based front-end to Remind, a calendar and alarm program used on UNIX and Linux computers.
http://pessimization.com/software/wyrd/ || wyrdAUR
  • mail2rem — Small script for importing *.ics calendars from Maildir to Remind calendar.
https://github.com/esovetkin/mail2rem || mail2rem-gitAUR
  • DevTodo — Is a small command line application for maintaining lists of tasks.
http://swapoff.org/devtodo1.html || devtodoAUR

Graphical

  • Calendar — Calendar application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Calendar || gnome-calendar
  • Clocks — Clocks application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Clocks || gnome-clocks
  • Day Planner — Program designed to help you easily plan and manage your time. It can manage appointments, birthdays and more.
http://www.day-planner.org/ || dayplannerAUR
  • etm (Event and Task Manager) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects.
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/ETM/ || etmAUR
  • etmtk (Event and Task Manager second generation) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects. A newer version of etm.
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/ETMtk/ || etmtkAUR
  • GNOME Break Timer — Keeps track of how much you are using the computer, and it reminds you to take regular breaks.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/GnomeBreakTimer || gnome-break-timer
  • Hamster — Time tracking application that helps you to keep track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities you choose to track.
http://projecthamster.org/ || hamster-time-tracker
https://www.kde.org/applications/office/korganizer/ || korganizer
  • Lightning — Extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support.
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/ || lightningAUR
  • Orage — GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce.
http://www.xfce.org/projects || orage
  • Osmo — GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules.
http://clayo.org/osmo/ || osmo
  • Outspline — Extensible outliner with advanced time management features, supporting events with complex recurrence schemes.
https://kynikos.github.io/outspline/ || outsplineAUR
  • QTodoTxt — A cross-platform UI client for todo.txt files (see project's page)
https://github.com/mNantern/QTodoTxt || qtodotxtAUR qtodotxt-gitAUR
  • Task Coach — Simple open source To-do manager to manage personal tasks and To-do lists.
http://taskcoach.org || taskcoachAUR
  • Tasque — Easy quick task management app written in C Sharp.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Tasque || tasque
  • Tider — Lightweight time tracking application (GTK+)
http://pusto.org/en/tider/ || tider-gitAUR
  • TkRemind — Sophisticated calendar and alarm program.
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind
http://www.workrave.org/ || workrave

Recipe management

  • GNOME Recipes — Recipe management application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Recipes || gnome-recipes
  • Gourmet — A simple but powerful recipe-managing application.
http://thinkle.github.io/gourmet/ || gourmet
  • KRecipes — A tool designed to make organizing your personal recipes collection fast and easy.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/krecipes/ || krecipes

Accessibility

See Accessibility for tips on operating the desktop and Category:Accessibility for all available articles.

Screen reading

See Speech recognition#List of text to speech applications.

Speech recognition

See Speech recognition#List of speech recognition applications.

Amateur radio

See the main article: Amateur radio#Software list.

See also Wikipedia:List of software-defined radios.

Display calibration

See the main article: ICC profiles.

Display managers

See the main article: Display manager#List of display managers.

Command shells

See the main article: Command-line shell.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of command shells.

Terminal multiplexers

  • abduco — Tool for session attach and detach support which allows a process to run independently from its controlling terminal.
http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/abduco/ || abduco
  • dtach — Program that emulates the detach feature of screen.
http://dtach.sourceforge.net/ || dtach
  • GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/ || screen
  • tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
http://tmux.github.io/ || tmux
  • byobu — An GPLv3 licensed addon for tmux or screen. It requires a terminal multiplexer installed.
http://byobu.co/ || byobuAUR

Desktop environments

See the main article: Desktop environment#List of desktop environments.

Window managers

Console

See also #Terminal multiplexers, which offer some of the functions of window managers for the console.

  • dvtmdwm-style window manager in the console.
http://brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/ || dvtm
  • twin — Text-mode window manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/twin/ || twin
  • Wmutils — A set of tools for X windows manipulation.
https://github.com/wmutils/core || wmutils-gitAUR
Graphical

See the main article: Window manager#List of window managers.

Composite managers

See the main article: Xorg#List of composite managers.

Window tilers

  • PyWO — Allows you to easily organize windows on the desktop using keyboard shortcuts.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/pywo/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • QuickTile — Lightweight standalone alternative to Compiz Grid plugin.
http://ssokolow.com/quicktile/ || quicktile-gitAUR
  • wumwum — The Window Manager manager. It can turn emwh compliant window managers into a tiling window manager while retaining all initial functionalities.
http://wumwum.sourceforge.net/ || wumwumAUR

Taskbars

See also Wikipedia:Taskbar.

http://launchpad.net/awn || avant-window-navigatorAUR
  • Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel.
https://github.com/nsf/bmpanel2 || bmpanel2AUR
  • Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application.
http://www.glx-dock.org/ || cairo-dock
  • Docker — Docking application which acts as a system tray.
http://icculus.org/openbox/2/docker/ || docker-trayAUR
  • Docky — Full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker.
http://wiki.go-docky.com/ || docky
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
https://aanatoly.github.io/fbpanel/ || fbpanel
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomePanel || gnome-panel
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop.
http://lxde.org/lxpanel || lxpanel
  • MATE Panel — Panel included in the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/ || mate-panel
  • PerlPanel — The ideal accompaniment to a light-weight Window Manager such as OpenBox, or a desktop-drawing program like iDesk.
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/perlpanel || perlpanelAUR[broken link: package not found]
  • Plank — Elegant, simple, clean dock from pantheon desktop environment.
https://launchpad.net/plank || plank
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/ || pypanel
http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/ || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
https://gitlab.com/o9000/tint2 || tint2
  • Trayer — Lightweight GTK+-based systray.
https://gna.org/projects/fvwm-crystal/ || trayer
  • wbar — Quick launch bar developed with speed in mind.
http://freecode.com/projects/wbar/ || wbar[broken link: package not found]
  • Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start || xfce4-panel
  • xmobar — A lightweight, text-based, status bar written in Haskell.
http://projects.haskell.org/xmobar/ || xmobar, xmobar-gitAUR

Application launchers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of desktop application launchers.

  • Albert — A sophisticated, plugin based standalone keyboard launcher.
https://github.com/manuelschneid3r/albert || albertAUR
  • Bashrun2 — Provides a different, barebones approach to a run dialog, using a specialized Bash session within a small xterm window.
http://henning-bekel.de/bashrun2/ || bashrun2AUR
  • dmenu — Fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X which is also useful as an application launcher.
https://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/ || dmenu
  • dmenu-extended — An extension to dmenu for quickly opening files and folders.
https://github.com/markjones112358/dmenu-extended || dmenu-extendedAUR[broken link: package not found]
  • dmenu-launch — Simple dmenu-based application launcher. Launches binaries and XDG shortcuts.
https://github.com/Wintervenom/Scripts/blob/master/file/launch/dmenu-launch || dmenu-launchAUR
  • dmenu2 — Fork of dmenu with many useful patches applied and additional options like screen select, dim or opacity change.
https://bitbucket.org/melek/dmenu2 || dmenu2AUR
  • dswitcherdmenu-based window switcher that works regardless of workspace or minimization.
https://github.com/Antithesisx/dswitcher || dswitcher-gitAUR
  • Fehlstart — Small GTK+-based application launcher.
https://gitlab.com/fehlstart/fehlstart || fehlstart-gitAUR
  • Gmrun — Lightweight GTK+-based application launcher, with the ability to run programs inside a terminal and other handy features.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gmrun/ || gmrun
  • GNOME Do — Application launcher inspired by Quicksilver with many plugins, originally developed for the GNOME desktop.
http://do.cooperteam.net/ || gnome-do
  • j4-dmenu-desktop — Very fast dmenu application launcher.
https://github.com/enkore/j4-dmenu-desktop || j4-dmenu-desktopAUR
  • higgins — A desktop agnostic application launcher, file finder, calculator and more. Plugin based and freely and easily extendable via user-written plugins
https://github.com/kokoko3k/higgins || higgins-gitAUR
  • Kupfer — Convenient command and access tool for the GNOME desktop that can launch applications, open documents and access different types of objects and act on them.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Kupfer || kupfer
  • launch — Simple command for launching applications from a terminal emulator.
https://github.com/silverhammermba/launch || launch-cmdAUR
  • Launchy — Very popular cross-platform application launcher with a plugin-based system used to provide extra functionality.
http://www.launchy.net/ || launchy
  • Lighthouse — A simple scriptable popup dialog to run on X.
https://github.com/emgram769/lighthouse || lighthouse-gitAUR
  • rofi — A popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher, requiring only xlib and pango.
http://davedavenport.github.io/rofi/ || rofi
  • slingshot — An application launcher has a clear look, part of pantheon desktop environment.
https://launchpad.net/slingshot || slingshot-launcherAUR
  • Runa — Fast and light dmenu-driven desktop application launcher, suitable for use standalone, integrated into file manager context menus, or as an 'xdg-open' replacement. Favourite applications can also be configured.
http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#runa || runaAUR
  • Synapse — Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.
https://launchpad.net/synapse-project || synapse
  • Whippet — A launcher and xdg-open replacement for control freaks. Opens files and URLs with applications associated by name and/or mimetype. Applications and associations may be customized using an SQLite database. Uses dmenu to manage its menus.
http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#whippet || whippetAUR
  • xfce4-appfinder — An eazy-to-use application launcher from Xfce.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-appfinder/start || xfce4-appfinder

Wallpaper setters

See also Wikipedia:Wallpaper (computing).

  • bgs — An extremely fast and small background setter for X based on imlib2.
https://github.com/Gottox/bgs/ || bgs-gitAUR
  • esetroot — Eterm's root background setter, packaged separately.
http://www.eterm.org/ || esetrootAUR
  • Feh — A lightweight and powerful image viewer that can also be used to manage the desktop wallpaper.
http://linuxbrit.co.uk/software/feh/ || feh
  • habak — A background changing app.
http://fvwm-crystal.sourceforge.net/ || habak
  • hsetroot — A tool to create compose wallpapers.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/hsetroot || hsetrootAUR
  • Nitrogen — A fast and lightweight desktop background browser and setter for X windows.
http://projects.l3ib.org/nitrogen/ || nitrogen
  • pybgsetter — Multi-backend (hsetroot, Esetroot, habak, feh) to set desktop wallpaper.
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=88997 || pybgsetterAUR
  • pywal — Changes the wallpaper and creates matching colorschemes for various applications (rofi, i3, termials)
https://github.com/dylanaraps/pywal || python-pywalAUR
  • variety — Changes the wallpaper on a regular interval using user-specified or automatically downloaded images.
http://peterlevi.com/variety/ || variety
  • wallpaperd — A small application that takes care of setting the background image.
https://projects.pekdon.net/projects/wallpaperd || wallpaperdAUR
  • xli — An image display program for X.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/xli || xliAUR
Tip: In order to avoid installing one more package, you may find convenient to use the display utility from imagemagick or gm display from graphicsmagick. E.g.: display -backdrop -background '#3f3f3f' -flatten -window root image.

Virtual desktop pagers

See also Wikipedia:Pager (GUI).

  • bbpager — Dockable pager for blackbox and other window managers.
http://bbtools.sourceforge.net/download.php?file=6 || bbpager
  • fbpager — Virtual desktop pager for fluxbox.
http://www.fluxbox.org/fbpager || fbpager-gitAUR
  • IPager — A configurable pager with transparency, originally developed for Fluxbox.
http://useperl.ru/ipager/index.en.html || ipagerAUR
  • Neap — An non-intrusive and light pager that runs in the notification area of your panel.
https://github.com/vzxwco/neap || neapAUR[broken link: package not found]
  • Netwmpager — A NetWM/EWMH compatible pager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/files/netwmpager/ || netwmpagerAUR

Desktop widgets

  • gDesklets — System for bringing mini programs (desklets) onto your desktop.
https://launchpad.net/gdesklets || gdesklets
  • GPhotoFrame — Photo frame gadget for the GNOME Desktop.
https://github.com/iblis17/gphotoframe || gphotoframeAUR
  • Screenlets — Widget framework that consists of small owner-drawn applications.
https://launchpad.net/screenlets || screenlets-pack-basic

Dictionary and Thesaurus

  • artha — A free cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet.
http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Home || arthaAUR

This page strives to list all games which have a package available in the official repositories or the AUR. There are many more Linux games available, which are not packaged. See Gaming#Getting games for ways to obtain them.

For more about running games, related system configuration tips, see Gaming. For an up to date selection of games available in the AUR, try checking the AUR 'game' keyword.

Action and adventure

  • Abuse — Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
http://abuse.zoy.org/ || abuse
  • Aquaria — 2D sidescrolling action-adventure game, heavily focused on exploration and puzzle-solving, with non-linear gameplay. The game engine is open source.
http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria || aquaria-oseAUR, aquaria-hibAUR
  • Astromenace — Modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/openastromenace/ || astromenace.
  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/Barrage/ || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
http://clonekeen.sourceforge.net/ || clonekeenAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
https://github.com/freegish/freegish || freegish-gitAUR
  • Hammerfight — 2-dimensional physics-based combat game.
http://www.koshutin.com/ || hammerfightAUR
  • The open-source Unix port of the Haaf's Game Engine is available at icculus.org.
  • kobodeluxe — An enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo, an addictive space shoot'em up
http://www.olofson.net/kobodl/ || kobodeluxe
  • Kollision — Moving a ball to avoid other balls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kollision/ || kollision
  • KSpaceDuel — Player attempts to destroy opponent’s satellite and controll their own one to keep it orbiting. Part of kdegames
https://kde.org/applications/games/kspaceduel/ || kspaceduel
  • Liquid War — 2D multiplayer game with a simple and unique game mechanic. It could be classified as a fast-paced strategy.
http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/ || liquidwarAUR
https://minecraft.net/ || minecraftAUR
  • Neverball — 3D game to guide a ball through a maze.
http://neverball.org/ || neverball
  • Rune — 3rd person Adventure / Hack'n Slay using Unreal Engine. Runs great from box installation.
http://www.rune-world.com || runeAUR
  • Paintball Party 2 — Paintball Party 2 is the sequel to Paintball Party, a multiplayer action platformer for all ages.
http://www.t3-i.com/pages/project.php?id=paintball_party_2 || paintball-party-2AUR
  • XBill — Kill all instances of a virus before it infects all computers with a malware resembling Microsoft® Windows®.
http://www.xbill.org/ || xbill

Arcade

  • Bomber — A 2D game with a goal by hitting targets with bombs before their plane crashes into them. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bomber/ || bomber
  • Bomberclone — Free Bomberman-like game for Linux and Windows. The rules of the game are simple: run though a level and bomb other players.
http://www.bomberclone.de/core.html || bomberclone
  • Cave Story/Doukutsu — Addictive 1-man-made metroid-vania-esque platformer. If there happens to be a noticible lag when there are lots of enemies on screen or in larger levels, try running the Windows version through Wine. This should fix the problem.
http://cavestory.org || doukutsuAUR
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Crack-attack — Free OpenGL game, based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.nongnu.org/crack-attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • DDNet — DDraceNetwork, a mod of Teeworlds
https://ddnet.tw/ || ddnetAUR
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • Granatier — A clone of Bomberman. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/granatier/ || granatier
  • Hedgewars — Yet another Worms clone, considered to be better than its predecessor by many. Take turns to blast your opponents into oblivion with comedic results! Best in Multiplayer.
https://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • kapman — A clone of PacMan. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kapman/ || kapman
  • kbreakoutBreakout-style game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbreakout/ || kbreakout
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LBreakout2/ || lbreakout2
  • kbounce — Building walls to limit amount of space occupied by two balls bouncing off the walls. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kbounce/ || kbounce
  • ksnakeduelSnake-like game for 2 players which compete to survive longer than the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksnakeduel/ || ksnakeduel
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/LTris/ || ltris
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
https://github.com/nikki-and-the-robots/nikki || nikkiAUR
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR
  • Pinball — Open source pinball simulator for Linux and other Unix systems.
http://pinball.sourceforge.net/ || pinballAUR
  • PowerManga — Arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites.
http://linux.tlk.fr/games/Powermanga/ || powermangaAUR
  • Quadrapassel — A Tetris remake for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Quadrapassel || quadrapassel
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
https://www.teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinetAUR
  • Trackballs — A 3D marble game inspired by the classic Marble Madness.
https://trackballs.github.io/ || trackballsAUR
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
https://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • Aisleriot — A collection of solitaire card games.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Aisleriot || aisleriot
  • Atanks — A multi-platform Scorched Earth clone similar to the Worms series of games
http://atanks.sourceforge.net/ || atanks
  • bs — Battleships based shooter for the console
http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/ || bsAUR
  • BSD Games — Collection of classic text games distributed with *BSD
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/BSD_games || bsd-games
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kajongg/ || kajongg
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/khangman/ || khangman
  • KPatience — A set of solitarire card games. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kpatience/ || kpatience
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksquares/ || ksquares
  • Lskat — A variation of Skat card game for two players. Part of kdegames
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/lskat/ || lskat
  • Mah-Jong — Chinese Classical mahjong (not solitaire) with network support
http://mahjong.julianbradfield.org/ || mahjong
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR
  • xroach — cockroaches hide under your windows
|| xroachAUR

Chess simulators

  • GNU Chess — One of the oldest computer chess programs for Unix-based computers, lets most modern computers play a full game of chess
https://gnu.org/s/chess || gnuchess
  • chessx — Chess Database and PGN viewer
http://chessx.sourceforge.net || chessxAUR
  • cutechess — A graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess
https://github.com/cutechess/cutechess || cutechessAUR
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR
  • Knights — Simple chess board for KDE 4. It is a rewrite of the KDE3 Knights.
https://www.linux-apps.com/content/show.php/Knights?content=122046 || knights
  • PyChess — An advanced chess client for linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
http://pychess.org/ || pychess
  • GNOME Chess — A 2D chess game which can use third party chess engines.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || gnome-chess
  • glChess — 3D Chess Frontend.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Chess || glchessAUR

Education

  • Blinken — A sequence-remembering game for training memory. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/blinken/ || blinken
  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
https://gcompris.net/ || gcompris-qt
  • katomic — Slide elements so they resemble a chemical molecule. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/katomic/ || katomic
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
https://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/ || tuxmathAUR

Interactive fiction

See also Wikipedia:Interactive fiction#Development systems.

  • Inform — Design system for interactive fiction based on natural language
http://inform7.com/ || inform7AUR
  • INSTEAD — Quest interpreter using Lua macros as game writing language
https://instead.syscall.ru/ || instead-launcher instead
  • TADS — Prototype-based domain-specific programming language and set of standard libraries for creating interactive fiction (IF) games
http://tads.org || frobtadsAUR

Massively multiplayer online games (MMO)

See also Wikipedia:List of massively multiplayer online games and Wikipedia:Comparison of massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

  • Dofus — Free, manga inspired, Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for Adobe AIR
http://www.dofus.com || dofusAUR
http://www.eternal-lands.com || eternallandsAUR
  • Planeshift — Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world which is FULLY FREE to play. Fully free means you will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account
http://www.planeshift.it || planeshiftAUR
  • RuneScape — Massive online adventure game by Jagex
http://www.runescape.com || unix-runescape-clientAUR (old Java client), runescape-launcherAUR (new NXT client)
  • Ryzom — 3D Fantasy MMORPG
http://www.ryzom.com || ryzom-clientAUR
  • Savage: The Battle for Newerth — Online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS hybrid. Open-sourced in September 2006. Savage XR, the most improved continuation (including SFE patches), is completely free (no purchasing/ads whatsoever) however closed-source to reduce cheating.
http://www.newerth.com/ || savageAUR
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul — Fantasy themed online multiplayer team-based FPS/RTS/RPG hybrid. Free-to-play as of December 2008. Pay for premium accounts providing crucial game elements such as extra inventory slots, access to clans and removal of the Hellbourne unit restrictions (per-account), as well as access to replays and stats.
http://savage2.com || savage2AUR
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
https://www.themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
https://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • KGoldrunner — A platform game with the goal of collecting gold. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kgoldrunner/ || kgoldrunner
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Knytt+Stories || knyttstoriesAUR
  • Secret Maryo Chronicles — Mario-style game.
http://www.secretmaryo.org/ || smcAUR
  • SuperTux — Mario-style game featuring Tux.
http://supertux.lethargik.org/ || supertux
  • Toppler — Reimplementation of the classic jump & run game "Nebulus".
http://toppler.sourceforge.net/ || topplerAUR
  • The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. — A fork of Secret Maryo Chronicles.
https://github.com/secretchronicles/TSC || tscAUR

Puzzle

  • Blockout II — 3D tetris, free adaptation of the original BlockOut DOS game edited by California Dreams in 1989
http://www.blockout.net/blockout2/ || blockout2AUR
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/bovo/ || bovo
  • Cgoban3 — Kiseido Go and SGF client.
http://www.igoweb.org/~wms/comp/cgoban/ || cgoban
  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Crack Attack! — Free OpenGL game based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack.
http://www.aluminumangel.org/attack/ || crack-attackAUR
  • Gnu Go — A terminal-based implementation of Go from GNU.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/ || gnugo
  • Gopanda — Client for the Pandanet-IGS go Server.
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/gopanda2 || GopandaAUR
  • gweled — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three.
https://launchpad.net/gweled/ || gweled
  • Hitori — Small application written to allow one to play the eponymous puzzle game, which is similar in theme to more popular puzzles such as Sudoku.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Hitori || hitori
  • kblackbox — Finding positions of hidden balls by using hints. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblackbox/ || kblackbox
  • kblocksTetris clone. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kblocks/ || kblocks
  • KDiamond — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kdiamond/ || kdiamond
  • KFourInLine — Competition between two players to put a line of four pieces before the opponent. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kfourinline/ || kfourinline
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kigo/ || kigo
  • Killbots — A turn-based game with an objective of avoiding robots that are trying to kill the player. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/killbots/ || killbots
  • KJumpingCube — Take-all-tiles game in which one gains fields by increasing value of one’s own nearby fields. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kjumpingcube/ || kjumpingcube
  • Klickety — Clearing the board by removing aligned tiles. Part of kdegames.
https://games.kde.org/game.php?game=klickety || klickety
  • KLines — Moving balls around the board to form a line of 5 of the same color. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/klines/ || klines
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kmines/ || kmines
  • KNetwalk — Rotating tiles with wires to connect all computers to internet. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/knetwalk/ || knetwalk
  • Kolf — A minigolf game with 2D overhead view. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kolf/ || kdegames-kolf
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kshisen/ || kshisen
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || ksudoku
  • Kubrick — A Rubik’s cube solving game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kubrick/ || kubrick
  • Palapeli — Jigsaw puzzle game. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/palapeli/ || kdegames-palapeli
  • Pathological — Complete all wheels on the board by collecting marbles of the same color in each of them.
http://pathological.sourceforge.net/howtoplay.php || pathological
  • Picmi — Nonogram puzzle game
https://games.kde.org/picmi || picmi
  • Pingus — Lemmings clone, i.e. a level-based puzzle game.
http://pingus.seul.org/ || pingus
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • qgo — A Go client and full featured SGF editor
https://github.com/pzorin/qgo || qgo
  • Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection — 30+ "quick" puzzle games with simplistic but polished GTK GUI
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/ || puzzles
  • VVVVVV — Highly praised 2D puzzle platform indie game with a C64 retro theme, with a great chiptune soundtrack. You can buy the full version for £1.67, or play the demo in a browser.
Tip: You may want to backup your save file, which is found at ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/string/localhost....
http://thelettervsixtim.es/ || vvvvvvAUR
  • XMahjongg — Mahjong solitaire for X.
https://www.lcdf.org/xmahjongg/ || xmahjongg
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
https://www.2dboy.com || worldofgooAUR

Racing

  • Armagetron Advanced — Tron Clone in 3D.
http://armagetronad.net/ || armagetronad
  • Extreme Tux Racer — 3D game where you guide Tux the penguin down a course of snow and ice collecting herring.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/extremetuxracer || extremetuxracer
  • Maniadrive — Arcade car game on acrobatic tracks with quick and nervous gameplay.
http://maniadrive.raydium.org/ || maniadriveAUR
  • Moon Buggy — Simple game for the text mode.
http://seehuhn.de/pages/moon-buggy/ || moon-buggyAUR
  • Speed Dreams — Fork of Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features as well as improving realism.
http://speed-dreams.org/ || speed-dreams
  • Stunt Rally — Racing game with rally style of driving, mostly on gravel.
http://stuntrally.tuxfamily.org/ || stuntrallyAUR
  • Supertux Kart — Kart racing game featuring Tux and his friends.
http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/ || supertuxkart
  • Torcs — 3D racing cars simulator using OpenGL.
http://torcs.sourceforge.net/ || torcs
  • Trigger Rally — Free OpenGL rally car racing game.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/trigger-rally/ || triggerAUR
  • Ultimate Stunts — Remake of the famous DOS-game 'stunts'.
http://www.ultimatestunts.nl/ || ultimatestuntsAUR
  • VDrift — Open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind.
http://vdrift.net/ || vdriftAUR
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
https://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

See also Wikipedia:Chronology of roguelike video games.

  • ADOM — Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
http://adom.de || adomAUR
  • Angband — Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
http://rephial.org/ || angband
  • ASCIIpOrtal — Sidescrolling game with ANSI text graphics in which you are a person holding a device which creates portals, or links to other parts of the level.
https://github.com/cymonsgames/ASCIIpOrtal || asciiportal
  • Brogue — A beginner-friendly Rogue-like.
https://sites.google.com/site/broguegame/ || brogueAUR
http://en.cataclysmdda.com/ || cataclysm-dda
http://www.dungeoncrawl.org/ || crawlAUR
  • DoomRL — Simple roguelike game, based on Doom. Perfect for starters.
http://doom.chaosforge.org/ || doomrlAUR
  • Dwarf Fortress — Single-player fantasy game. You control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated persistent world.
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/ || dwarffortress
  • glHack — An OpenGL-based clone of NetHack.
http://glhack.sourceforge.net/ || glhack
  • Infra-Arcana — A game inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
https://sites.google.com/site/infraarcana/ || infra-arcanaAUR, infra-arcana-gitAUR
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game.
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game.
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
https://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
https://te4.org/ || tome2AUR, tome4AUR
  • wanderer — Wanderer is a game similar to Boulderdash, Repton, XOR and others.
http://e271.net/~marina/wanderer.html || wandererAUR wanderer-gitAUR

Role-playing games (RPG)

  • Arx Libertatis — This project is a fully working, open source port of Arx Fatalis, a 2002 first-person role-playing game developed by Arkane Studios. It features some improvements over the original engine like bug fixes and wide screen support.
https://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fheroes2/ || fheroes2-svnAUR
  • Flare — Action game similar to Diablo.
http://www.flarerpg.org/ || flare-game-gitAUR
  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg
http://www.gemrb.org/ || gemrb
  • OpenMW — Attempt to reimplement the popular role-playing game Morrowind. OpenMW aims to be a fully playable, open source implementation of the game's engine.
https://openmw.org/ || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR

Shooters (FPS, third person)

  • Alien Arena — Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
http://red.planetarena.org/ || alienarena
  • AssaultCube — Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
https://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
http://sauerbraten.org/ || sauerbraten
  • Doom: the famous shooter from ID Software has several ports for Linux. None of the id-engine games have copyleft game resources, only the game engine code was open sourced. See [4] for details.
  • Doom 1 Demo data – doom1-wadAUR
  • Freedoom — Project aimed at creation of free Doom data files.
http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom/ || freedoom1AUR, freedoom2AUR
  • Chocolate Doom — Doom port reproducing the behavior of the original DOS version.
https://www.chocolate-doom.org/ || chocolate-doomAUR
  • Doomsday — Advanced port of the Doom game engine, capable also of running Heretic, and Hexen games.
http://www.dengine.net/ || doomsdayAUR
  • GZDoom — Doom source port based on ZDoom with an OpenGL renderer.
https://github.com/coelckers/gzdoom || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
https://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom 3 — Stock Doom 3 binaries
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3-binAUR
  • Doom 3 Engine — Source-based Doom 3 engine
http://www.idsoftware.com || doom3AUR
  • dhemw3 — Fork of iodoom3
https://github.com/dhewm/dhewm3 || dhewm3AUR
  • RBDOOM-3-BFG — Fork of Doom 3 BFG Edition
https://github.com/RobertBeckebans/RBDOOM-3-BFG || rbdoom-3-bfgAUR
  • ezQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. The popular, modern and maintained Quake/QuakeWorld client. Can play on-line for free
http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/ || ezquakeAUR
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ETQWFrontPage/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • HHexen — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Hexen.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hhexen.html || hhexenAUR
  • Nexuiz — Free, open-source first person shooter. Development ceased, most of the developers moved to project Xonotic.
http://alientrap.org/nexuiz || nexuizAUR
  • nQuake — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. This is the popular Quake / QuakeWorld package, including ezQuake client, 24bit textures, maps, bots and more. Can play on-line for free.
http://nquake.sourceforge.net/ || nquakeAUR
  • OpenArena — Fast multiplayer shooter based on the quake3-engine.
http://openarena.ws || openarenaAUR
  • Prey — First Person Shooter released in 2006 (with a GNU/Linux port in 2008), published by 3D Realms.
https://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Firestorm - Free to play online FPS – rcfAUR
  • Red Crucible®: Reloaded - Free to play online FPS – rcrAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
https://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • A true color retexture pak for Quetoo and other Quake2 engines supporting 32bpp tga textures – quake2-retextureAUR
  • Quake 2 engine focused on single player and 64bits. yamagi-quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
https://ioquake3.org/ || ioquake3AUR
  • Red Eclipse — Single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2.
http://redeclipse.net || redeclipseAUR
  • Tesseract — Smooth FPS with map editing, instagib, DM and CTF.
http://tesseract.gg/ || tesseract-gameAUR
  • Tremulous — FPS with elements of real time strategy, featuring humans and aliens.
http://tremulous.net/ || tremulousAUR
https://www.unrealtournament.com/ || unrealtournament4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
https://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterrorAUR
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
https://warsow.net || warsow
  • Completely free, standalone, team-based, multiplayer FPS – enemy-territoryAUR
  • Advanced open source project and fully compatible client and server – etlegacy32AUR
  • World of Padman — Stand slone somplex – cartoon-style multiplayer first-person shooter.
http://worldofpadman.net/website || worldofpadmanAUR
  • Xonotic — Free, open-source first person shooter (a fork of Nexuiz but with modified gameplay).
http://xonotic.org || xonotic

Simulation

  • Beyond the Red Line — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Presumed abandoned, see Diaspora: Shattered Armistice for an alternative.
http://www.beyondtheredline.net/ || btrlAUR
  • Endless Sky — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game similar to the classic Escape Velocity series.
https://endless-sky.github.io/ || endless-sky-gitAUR
  • Flight Gear — Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
http://www.flightgear.org/ || flightgear
  • Foobillard++ — Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
http://foobillardplus.sourceforge.net/ || foobillard++
https://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest minetest-server
  • Naev — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series.
http://blog.naev.org/ || naev
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
https://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Oolite — 3D space trading and combat simulator in the spirit of Elite.
http://oolite.org/ || oolite
  • Pioneer — Open source, 3D, freeform single player space adventure set in the Milkyway galaxy at the turn of the 31st century in the spirit of Frontier: Elite II.
http://pioneerspacesim.net/ || pioneerAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
https://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Terasology — Open source voxel world.
http://terasology.org || terasologyAUR
  • The Powder Toy — Open source physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different substances.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

Real-time

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage. Based on the Age of Empires series.
https://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Factorio — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
https://globulation2.org/wiki/Main_Page || glob2
  • Heroes of Newerth — Online, multi-player strategy game that is based upon DoTA (Defense of the Ancients). Free-to-own (gameplay free; pay for cosmetic upgrades only)
https://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Kernel Panic — A game based around combat inside a computer, with 3 unique sides: the System, the Hacker and the Network waging war in a matrix of DOOM! No resource economy exists in KP, with the only constraints being time and space.
https://springrts.com/wiki/Kernel_Panic || spring-kp
  • MegaGlest — Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
https://github.com/megaglest || megaglest
  • Netpanzer — Real-time strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • OpenRA — Real-time strategy game written in C# and based on the Command & Conquer game franchise
http://www.openra.net/ || openra
  • Spring:1944 — A WWII themed game with four fully functional sides (US, Germany, USSR, Britain), period-accurate units and strengths. Realism comes second only to creating a game that is fun and accessible to play.
http://spring1944.org/ || spring-1944
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric real-time strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy.
http://www.unknown-horizons.org/ || unknown-horizons-gitAUR
  • Warzone 2100 — You command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers campaign, multi-player, and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics. The AUR package installs its videos (FS#55310).
https://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100 warzone2100-sequencesAUR
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2".
https://widelands.org || widelands
  • Zero-K — Zero-K is a free multi-platform open source real-time strategy computer game. Initially based on content from Total Annihilation on the open source Spring Engine, it was forked and all proprietary content replaced, and evolved into a completely new game with unique features. It can be easily installed by installing the flobby client from the AUR or alternatively (and preferably) by installing the official mono package and downloading and running the Zero-K lobby from the official website.
http://zero-k.info/ || flobby-gitAUR

Turn-based

  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn-based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn-based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Freeciv — Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page || freeciv
  • FreeCol — Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
http://www.freecol.org/ || freecol
  • KReversi — A reversi implementation. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kreversi/ || kreversi
  • KsirK — A risk-styled game in which players try to conquer the world by deciding which area to be invaded next. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/ksirk/ || kdegames-ksirk
  • The Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
https://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • UFO: Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai

Tycoon/management games

  • Lincity-ng — City simulation game in which you are required to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.
https://fedorahosted.org/LinCity-NG/ || lincity-ng
  • Konquest — A turn-based game in which the player wage wars by managing a fleet of spaceships and conquering other planets. Part of kdegames.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/konquest/ || konquest
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
https://www.simutrans.com/ || simutrans
  • OpenTTD — Open source clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.
https://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • OpenRCT2 — Free reimplementation of the game "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (RCT2)" with multiplayer support. It requires a copy of the original game to play it.
https://openrct2.org/ || openrct2AUR

Visual novels

http://junipersknot.dischan.org/ || junipersknotAUR
  • Katawa Shoujo — Bishoujo-style visual novel game that tells a story of a young man and five other girls suffering with varying disabilities.
http://katawa-shoujo.com/ || katawa-shoujoAUR
  • Narcissu — Visual novel, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman.
http://narcissu.insani.org/ || narcissu2-enAUR

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ RTS LGPL/GPLv2 0ad
0ad-gitAUR
3D and historically-based real-time strategy game.
Abuse
- abuse.zoy.org
C++ Action PD/GPL/WTFPL abuse Side-scroller action game that pits you against ruthless alien killers.
ADOM
- adom.de
C Rogue-Like Freemium adomAUR Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
Alien Arena
- red.planetarena.org
C FPS GPLv2 alienarena
alienarena-svnAUR
Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband
angband-gitAUR
Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.
AssaultCube
- assault.cubers.net
C/C++ FPS ZLIB assaultcube Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike.
Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid
- sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars
C/C++ Platform GPLv2 blobwars 2D platform shooting game.
BZFlag
- bzflag.org
C/C++ Tank FPS LGPLv2.1/MPLv2 bzflag 3D multiplayer tank first-person shooter game.
Cube 2: Sauerbraten
- sauerbraten.org
C/C++ FPS FPS sauerbraten Successor to the Cube first-person shooter game with both single- and multi- player modes.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python TBS GPLv2 singularity
singularity-gitAUR
Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear
flightgear-gitAUR
Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator.
Foobillard++
- foobillardplus.sourceforge.net
C Simulation GPLv2 foobillard++ Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux.
Freeciv
- freeciv.wikia.com
C/C++ TBS GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization. Scripted using a Lua API.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java TBS GPLv2 freecol
freecol-gitAUR
Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# RTS GPLv3 openra
openra-gitAUR
An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL. It has a Lua API for generating custom maps.
OpenTTD
- openttd.org
C/C++ RTS GPLv2 openttd
openttd-svnAUR
An open-source remake of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
PyChess
- pychess.org
Python Chess GPLv3 pychess An advanced chess client for Linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
RuneScape
- runescape.com
Java (legacy) MMORPG Freemium unix-runescape-clientAUR Massive online medieval fantasy game by Jagex.
C++ (NXT) runescape-launcherAUR
SuperTux
- supertux.github.io
C++ Platform GPLv3 supertux
supertux-gitAUR
supertux-oldAUR
Classic 2D jump'n side-scroller game similar to the Super Mario Bros games, featuring Tux. Milestone 1 of the game was released in 2003 and is provided by supertux-old. Milestone 2, the current version of SuperTux in the Arch Linux community repository, was released in December 2015. It is scripted using the Squirrel programming language.
SuperTuxKart
- supertuxkart.net
C/C++ 3D racing GPLv3 supertuxkart
supertuxkart-gitAUR
Free, 3D racing game where the characters racing are represented by open-source project mascots.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java TBS GPLv2 wesnoth
wesnoth-gitAUR
Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
The Mana World
- themanaworld.org
C++ MMORPG AGPLv3/GPLv3 manaplus
manaplus-gitAUR
Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Unvanquished
- unvanquished.net
C/C++ FPS GPLv3 unvanquishedAUR
unvanquished-gitAUR
First-person shooter/real-time strategy game in which aliens fight with humans.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterrorAUR Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone2100
- wz2100.net
C++ RTS GPLv2 warzone2100
warzone2100-gitAUR
3D real-time strategy game on a future Earth.
Widelands
- wl.widelands.org
C++/Lua/Python RTS GPLv2 widelands
widelands-bzrAUR
2D real-time strategy game similar to The Settlers. Scripted using a Lua API.
Xonotic
- xonotic.org
C/C++/Java
/Perl
FPS GPLv2/3 xonotic
xonotic-gitAUR
First-person shooter game that was forked from Nexuiz but with modified gameplay.

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