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== Games ==
 
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{{Note|This page only lists popular native games and game platform 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]]. For list of noteworthy commercial games see [[List of Applications/Games/Commercial]].}}
 
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== Netbook Games ==
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{{Note|The following sections will be merged in the above ones soon.}}
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=== Arcades ===
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Cave Story|Cave Story/Doukutsu]]|Addictive 1-man-made metroid-vania-esque platformer.
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:* 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.
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|http://cavestory.org|{{AUR|doukutsu}}
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}}
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* {{App|Counter-Strike 2D|2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod|http://cs2d.com|{{AUR|counter-strike-2d}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Frogatto|Frogatto]]|Much enjoyable platformer, in which you help a small green fellow named Frogatto walk and jump between solid footholds without getting hurt; have a look at [http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/frogatto-review this review].|http://frogatto.com|{{Pkg|frogatto}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Frozen Bubble|Frozen Bubble]]|Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy|http://frozen-bubble.org|{{Pkg|frozen-bubble}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Hedgewars|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.|http://hedgewars.org/|{{Pkg|hedgewars}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Mari0|Mari0]]|The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.|http://stabyourself.net/mari0/|{{Pkg|mari0}}}}
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* {{App|Nikki and the Robots|Cute physics platformer|http://joyridelabs.de/game/|{{AUR|nikki}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Syobon action|Open Syobon Action]]|Cross platform, open source version of the unforgiving Japanese parody of Super Mario Bros|https://github.com/Alexander--/open-syobon|{{AUR|open-syobon}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Teeworlds|Teeworlds]]|Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter|http://teeworlds.com/|{{Pkg|teeworlds}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Warmux|Wormux (now Warmux)]]|Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon|http://sourceforge.net/projects/warmux.mirror/|{{Pkg|warmux}}}}
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=== Chess simulators ===
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GNU Chess|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|{{Pkg|gnuchess}}}}
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* {{App|Eboard|Chess interface to ICS and chess engines|http://bergo.eng.br/eboard|{{AUR|eboard}}}}
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=== Interactive fiction ===
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{{Wikipedia|Interactive fiction#Development systems}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Inform|Inform]]|Design system for interactive fiction based on natural language|http://inform7.com/|{{AUR|inform7}}}}
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* {{App|INSTEAD|Quest interpreter using Lua macros as game writing language|https://code.google.com/p/instead/|{{Pkg|instead-launcher}} {{Pkg|instead}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:TADS|TADS]]|Prototype-based domain-specific programming language and set of standard libraries for creating interactive fiction (IF) games|http://tads.org|{{AUR|frobtads}}}}
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=== Puzzles ===
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* {{App|Chroma|Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode|http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/|{{AUR|chroma}}}}
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* {{App|Ri-li|Toy wood engine GPL game|http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|ri-li}}}}
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* {{App|Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection|30+ "quick" puzzle games with simplistic but polished GTK GUI |http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/|{{Pkg|puzzles}}}}
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=== Racing ===
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:X-Moto|XMoto]]|Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role|http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/|{{Pkg|xmoto}}}}
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=== Rogue-like ===
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{{Wikipedia|Chronology of roguelike video games}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:ADOM|ADOM]]|Ancient Domains Of Mystery|http://adom.de|{{AUR|adom}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Angband (video game)|Angband]]|Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien|http://rephial.org/|{{Pkg|angband}}}}
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* {{App|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|http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal|{{AUR|asciiportal}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Linley's_Dungeon_Crawl|Crawl]] (aka Dungeon Crawl)|Linley's Dungeon Crawl)|http://www.dungeoncrawl.org/|{{AUR|crawl}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:DoomRL|DoomRL]]|Simple roguelike game, based on Doom. Perfect for starters|http://doom.chaosforge.org/|{{AUR|doomrl}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Dwarf_Fortress|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/|{{Pkg|dwarffortress}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:NetHack|Nethack]]|Single player dungeon exploration game|http://www.nethack.org/|{{Pkg|nethack}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Rogue (video game)|Rogue]]|Original dungeon crawl game|http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/|{{Pkg|rogue}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup|Stone Soup]]|Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup|http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/|{{Pkg|stone-soup|}}}}
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* {{App|1=Troubles of Middle Earth (now Tales of Maj'Eyal)|2=A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.|3=http://tome.te4.org/ ([http://web.archive.bibalex.org/web/20071212125015rn_1/t-o-m-e.net/main.php?tome_current=0 archived old site]){{linkrot|2013|05|20}}|4={{AUR|tome}} {{AUR|tome3}} {{AUR|tome4}}}}
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=== Casual games ===
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==== Console ====
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* {{App|bs|Battleships based shooter for the console|http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/|{{AUR|bs}}}}
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* {{App|BSD Games|Collection of classic text games distributed with *BSD|http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/BSD_games|{{Pkg|bsd-games}}}}
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* {{App|Fortune|Displays Random messages/quotes/jokes when invoked|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_(Unix)|{{Pkg|fortune-mod}}}}
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* {{App|nInvaders|Ncurses based space invaders clone|http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|ninvaders}}}}
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==== Graphical ====
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* {{App|1=Barrage|2=Violent ''point-and-click'' shooting game with nice effects|3=http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=Barrage|4={{Pkg|barrage}}}}
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* {{App|1=lbreakout2|2=Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid|3=http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2|4={{Pkg|lbreakout2}}}}
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* {{App|1=Lgeneral|2=Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.|3=http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral|4={{AUR|lgeneral}}}}
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* {{App|1=LTris|2=Arcade version of Tetris|3=http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris|4={{Pkg|ltris}}}}
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* {{App|Penguin Command|Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.|http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/|{{AUR|penguin-command}}}}
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=== RPG ===
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* {{App|FreedroidRPG|Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future|http://freedroid.org/|{{Pkg|freedroidrpg}}}}
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=== RTS ===
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* {{App|Netpanzer|Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.|http://www.netpanzer.org/|{{AUR|netpanzer}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Unknown Horizons|Unknown Horizons]]|2.5D isometric realtime 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/|{{AUR|unknown-horizons-git}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Widelands|Widelands]]|Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"|http://widelands.org|{{Pkg|widelands}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Warzone 2100|Warzone 2100 - 2.*]]|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|http://wz2100.net/|{{Pkg|warzone2100}}}}
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=== TBS ===
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:The Battle for Wesnoth|Battle for Wesnoth]]|Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat|http://www.wesnoth.org/|{{Pkg|wesnoth}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Freeciv|Freeciv]]|Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization|http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page|{{Pkg|freeciv}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:FreeCol|FreeCol]]|Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization|http://www.freecol.org/|{{Pkg|freecol}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Endgame: Singularity|Singularity (Endgame)]]|Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving|http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/|{{Pkg|singularity}}}}
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=== Tycoon/Management Games ===
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* {{App|[[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|http://www.openttd.org/en/|{{Pkg|openttd}}}}
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=== Visual novels ===
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Digital: A Love Story|Digital: A Love Story]]|Computer mystery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988|http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/|{{AUR|digital}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story|Don't take it personally]]|Almost kinetic visual novel that tells a story of a new high school literature teacher, set in a prestigious private high school, and on the social networks of 2027|http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitpersonallybabeitjustaintyourstory/|{{AUR|donttakeitpersonally}}}}
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* {{App|Juniper's Knot|Short game about boy and fiend|http://junipersknot.dischan.org/|{{AUR|junipersknot}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Katawa Shoujo|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/|{{AUR|katawa-shoujo}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Narcissu|Narcissu]]|Visual novel, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman|http://narcissu.insani.org/|{{AUR|narcissu2-en}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:RE: Alistair|RE: Alistair++]]|English otome game (subtype of visual novel) that tells a story of a young girl fond of MMORPGs, her online and everyday life|http://sakevisual.com/realistair/|{{AUR|realistair}}}}
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=== Wine ===
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Wine does not slowdown most games (even speeds up some), so most games with low system requirements that run in Windows work in Wine too. Consult [http://appdb.winehq.org/ Wine AppDB] for game-specific compability information.

Revision as of 09:08, 14 July 2013

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Note: This page strives to lists all games known to run under GNU/Linux. Some of them are freely accessible via Official Repositories and AUR. For more about running games, related system configuration tips, see Gaming.

Games

Games

Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Free Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Reimplemented Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Commercial An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for.

Note: For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the AUR 'emulator' keyword.
Warning: Owning a high-level emulator is legal, but distribution of any type of copyrighted ROMs and unauthorized emulation (without written permission of the copyright holder allowing the user to do so) are illegal. Consequently, Arch Linux does not distribute this copyrighted content, including game ROMs and ripped console BIOSs. You are fully responsible for whatever usage of the emulators obtained from the official repositories or the Arch User Repository you make, as well as any legal repercussion that result. Arch Linux bears no responsibility at all.

Consoles

  • Citra — Nintendo 3DS emulator.
https://citra-emu.org/ || citra-gitAUR
  • DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
https://desmume.org/ || desmume
  • Dolphin — Very capable GameCube and Wii emulator.
https://dolphin-emu.org/ || dolphin-emu
  • epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
http://www.epsxe.com/ || epsxeAUR
  • FCEUX — NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
http://fceux.com/ || fceux
  • Gambatte — Accurate Game Boy Color emulator
https://github.com/sinamas/gambatte. || Qt GUI frontend (gambatte-qtAUR), SDL CLI frontend (gambatte-sdlAUR).
  • Gens2 — Emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
  • activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
  • use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones.
http://www.gens.me/ || gens
  • Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
https://segaretro.org/Gens/GS || gens-gs
  • gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
https://github.com/pepone42/gngeo || gngeoAUR
  • higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
https://byuu.org/emulation/higan/ || higan
  • mednafen — Command-line driven multisystem emulator.
https://mednafen.github.io/ || mednafen
  • Mupen64Plus — Highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
http://www.mupen64plus.org/ || mupen64plus or a graphical front-end, such as m64pyAUR or cutemupenAUR.
  • Nestopia — Very accurate NES emulator.
http://0ldsk00l.ca/nestopia/ || nestopiaAUR
  • pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/ || psxAUR
  • PCSXR — PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
pcsxrAUR || not packaged? search in AUR
  • PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
https://pcsx2.net/ || pcsx2
  • PPSSPP — PlayStation Portable emulator.
https://ppsspp.org/ || ppsspp
  • RPCS3 — Experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger.
https://rpcs3.net/ || rpcs3AUR
  • Snes9x — Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
http://www.snes9x.com/ || snes9x
  • Visual Boy Advance — Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
http://vba-m.com/ || vbam-wx
  • ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
http://www.zsnes.com/ || zsnes

Other

  • DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
https://www.dosbox.com/ || dosbox
  • DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
http://www.dosemu.org/ || dosemu
  • MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
https://www.mamedev.org/ || mame
  • ResidualVM — Cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures.
http://residualvm.org/ || residualvmAUR
  • RetroArch — Frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
https://www.libretro.com/ || retroarch
  • ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
https://www.scummvm.org/ || scummvm
  • X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/ || xnp2AUR

See also

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Netbook Games

Note: The following sections will be merged in the above ones soon.

Arcades

  • 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
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Frogatto — Much enjoyable platformer, in which you help a small green fellow named Frogatto walk and jump between solid footholds without getting hurt; have a look at this review.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • 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.
http://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
http://joyridelabs.de/game/ || nikkiAUR
  • Open Syobon Action — Cross platform, open source version of the unforgiving Japanese parody of Super Mario Bros
https://github.com/Alexander--/open-syobon || open-syobonAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
http://sourceforge.net/projects/warmux.mirror/ || warmux

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
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR

Interactive fiction

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  • 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://code.google.com/p/instead/ || 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

Puzzles

  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • 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

Racing

  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role
http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

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  • 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
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportalAUR
  • Crawl (aka Dungeon Crawl) — Linley's Dungeon Crawl)
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
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Troubles of Middle Earth (now Tales of Maj'Eyal) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://tome.te4.org/ (archived old site)Template:Linkrot || tomeAUR tome3AUR tome4AUR

Casual games

Console

  • 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
  • Fortune — Displays Random messages/quotes/jokes when invoked
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_(Unix) || fortune-mod
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR

Graphical

  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR

RPG

  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg

RTS

  • Netpanzer — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric realtime 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
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"
http://widelands.org || widelands
  • Warzone 2100 - 2.* — 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
http://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100

TBS

  • Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat
http://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • 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
  • Singularity (Endgame) — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity

Tycoon/Management Games

  • 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
http://www.openttd.org/en/ || openttd

Visual novels

http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR
  • Don't take it personally — Almost kinetic visual novel that tells a story of a new high school literature teacher, set in a prestigious private high school, and on the social networks of 2027
http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitpersonallybabeitjustaintyourstory/ || donttakeitpersonallyAUR
  • Juniper's Knot — Short game about boy and fiend
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
  • RE: Alistair++ — English otome game (subtype of visual novel) that tells a story of a young girl fond of MMORPGs, her online and everyday life
http://sakevisual.com/realistair/ || realistairAUR

Wine

Wine does not slowdown most games (even speeds up some), so most games with low system requirements that run in Windows work in Wine too. Consult Wine AppDB for game-specific compability information.

Games

Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Free Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Reimplemented Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Commercial An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for.

Note: For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the AUR 'emulator' keyword.
Warning: Owning a high-level emulator is legal, but distribution of any type of copyrighted ROMs and unauthorized emulation (without written permission of the copyright holder allowing the user to do so) are illegal. Consequently, Arch Linux does not distribute this copyrighted content, including game ROMs and ripped console BIOSs. You are fully responsible for whatever usage of the emulators obtained from the official repositories or the Arch User Repository you make, as well as any legal repercussion that result. Arch Linux bears no responsibility at all.

Consoles

  • Citra — Nintendo 3DS emulator.
https://citra-emu.org/ || citra-gitAUR
  • DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
https://desmume.org/ || desmume
  • Dolphin — Very capable GameCube and Wii emulator.
https://dolphin-emu.org/ || dolphin-emu
  • epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
http://www.epsxe.com/ || epsxeAUR
  • FCEUX — NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
http://fceux.com/ || fceux
  • Gambatte — Accurate Game Boy Color emulator
https://github.com/sinamas/gambatte. || Qt GUI frontend (gambatte-qtAUR), SDL CLI frontend (gambatte-sdlAUR).
  • Gens2 — Emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
  • activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
  • use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones.
http://www.gens.me/ || gens
  • Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
https://segaretro.org/Gens/GS || gens-gs
  • gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
https://github.com/pepone42/gngeo || gngeoAUR
  • higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
https://byuu.org/emulation/higan/ || higan
  • mednafen — Command-line driven multisystem emulator.
https://mednafen.github.io/ || mednafen
  • Mupen64Plus — Highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
http://www.mupen64plus.org/ || mupen64plus or a graphical front-end, such as m64pyAUR or cutemupenAUR.
  • Nestopia — Very accurate NES emulator.
http://0ldsk00l.ca/nestopia/ || nestopiaAUR
  • pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/ || psxAUR
  • PCSXR — PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
pcsxrAUR || not packaged? search in AUR
  • PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
https://pcsx2.net/ || pcsx2
  • PPSSPP — PlayStation Portable emulator.
https://ppsspp.org/ || ppsspp
  • RPCS3 — Experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger.
https://rpcs3.net/ || rpcs3AUR
  • Snes9x — Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
http://www.snes9x.com/ || snes9x
  • Visual Boy Advance — Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
http://vba-m.com/ || vbam-wx
  • ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
http://www.zsnes.com/ || zsnes

Other

  • DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
https://www.dosbox.com/ || dosbox
  • DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
http://www.dosemu.org/ || dosemu
  • MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
https://www.mamedev.org/ || mame
  • ResidualVM — Cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures.
http://residualvm.org/ || residualvmAUR
  • RetroArch — Frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
https://www.libretro.com/ || retroarch
  • ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
https://www.scummvm.org/ || scummvm
  • X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/ || xnp2AUR

See also

Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/MMO

Netbook Games

Note: The following sections will be merged in the above ones soon.

Arcades

  • 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
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Frogatto — Much enjoyable platformer, in which you help a small green fellow named Frogatto walk and jump between solid footholds without getting hurt; have a look at this review.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • 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.
http://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
http://joyridelabs.de/game/ || nikkiAUR
  • Open Syobon Action — Cross platform, open source version of the unforgiving Japanese parody of Super Mario Bros
https://github.com/Alexander--/open-syobon || open-syobonAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
http://sourceforge.net/projects/warmux.mirror/ || warmux

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
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR

Interactive fiction

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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://code.google.com/p/instead/ || 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

Puzzles

  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • 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

Racing

  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role
http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportalAUR
  • Crawl (aka Dungeon Crawl) — Linley's Dungeon Crawl)
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
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Troubles of Middle Earth (now Tales of Maj'Eyal) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://tome.te4.org/ (archived old site)Template:Linkrot || tomeAUR tome3AUR tome4AUR

Casual games

Console

  • 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
  • Fortune — Displays Random messages/quotes/jokes when invoked
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_(Unix) || fortune-mod
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR

Graphical

  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR

RPG

  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg

RTS

  • Netpanzer — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric realtime 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
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"
http://widelands.org || widelands
  • Warzone 2100 - 2.* — 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
http://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100

TBS

  • Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat
http://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • 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
  • Singularity (Endgame) — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity

Tycoon/Management Games

  • 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
http://www.openttd.org/en/ || openttd

Visual novels

http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR
  • Don't take it personally — Almost kinetic visual novel that tells a story of a new high school literature teacher, set in a prestigious private high school, and on the social networks of 2027
http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitpersonallybabeitjustaintyourstory/ || donttakeitpersonallyAUR
  • Juniper's Knot — Short game about boy and fiend
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
  • RE: Alistair++ — English otome game (subtype of visual novel) that tells a story of a young girl fond of MMORPGs, her online and everyday life
http://sakevisual.com/realistair/ || realistairAUR

Wine

Wine does not slowdown most games (even speeds up some), so most games with low system requirements that run in Windows work in Wine too. Consult Wine AppDB for game-specific compability information.

Games

Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Free Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Reimplemented Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Commercial An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for.

Note: For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the AUR 'emulator' keyword.
Warning: Owning a high-level emulator is legal, but distribution of any type of copyrighted ROMs and unauthorized emulation (without written permission of the copyright holder allowing the user to do so) are illegal. Consequently, Arch Linux does not distribute this copyrighted content, including game ROMs and ripped console BIOSs. You are fully responsible for whatever usage of the emulators obtained from the official repositories or the Arch User Repository you make, as well as any legal repercussion that result. Arch Linux bears no responsibility at all.

Consoles

  • Citra — Nintendo 3DS emulator.
https://citra-emu.org/ || citra-gitAUR
  • DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
https://desmume.org/ || desmume
  • Dolphin — Very capable GameCube and Wii emulator.
https://dolphin-emu.org/ || dolphin-emu
  • epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
http://www.epsxe.com/ || epsxeAUR
  • FCEUX — NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
http://fceux.com/ || fceux
  • Gambatte — Accurate Game Boy Color emulator
https://github.com/sinamas/gambatte. || Qt GUI frontend (gambatte-qtAUR), SDL CLI frontend (gambatte-sdlAUR).
  • Gens2 — Emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
  • activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
  • use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones.
http://www.gens.me/ || gens
  • Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
https://segaretro.org/Gens/GS || gens-gs
  • gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
https://github.com/pepone42/gngeo || gngeoAUR
  • higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
https://byuu.org/emulation/higan/ || higan
  • mednafen — Command-line driven multisystem emulator.
https://mednafen.github.io/ || mednafen
  • Mupen64Plus — Highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
http://www.mupen64plus.org/ || mupen64plus or a graphical front-end, such as m64pyAUR or cutemupenAUR.
  • Nestopia — Very accurate NES emulator.
http://0ldsk00l.ca/nestopia/ || nestopiaAUR
  • pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/ || psxAUR
  • PCSXR — PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
pcsxrAUR || not packaged? search in AUR
  • PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
https://pcsx2.net/ || pcsx2
  • PPSSPP — PlayStation Portable emulator.
https://ppsspp.org/ || ppsspp
  • RPCS3 — Experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger.
https://rpcs3.net/ || rpcs3AUR
  • Snes9x — Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
http://www.snes9x.com/ || snes9x
  • Visual Boy Advance — Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
http://vba-m.com/ || vbam-wx
  • ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
http://www.zsnes.com/ || zsnes

Other

  • DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
https://www.dosbox.com/ || dosbox
  • DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
http://www.dosemu.org/ || dosemu
  • MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
https://www.mamedev.org/ || mame
  • ResidualVM — Cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures.
http://residualvm.org/ || residualvmAUR
  • RetroArch — Frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
https://www.libretro.com/ || retroarch
  • ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
https://www.scummvm.org/ || scummvm
  • X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/ || xnp2AUR

See also

Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/MMO

Netbook Games

Note: The following sections will be merged in the above ones soon.

Arcades

  • 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
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Frogatto — Much enjoyable platformer, in which you help a small green fellow named Frogatto walk and jump between solid footholds without getting hurt; have a look at this review.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • 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.
http://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
http://joyridelabs.de/game/ || nikkiAUR
  • Open Syobon Action — Cross platform, open source version of the unforgiving Japanese parody of Super Mario Bros
https://github.com/Alexander--/open-syobon || open-syobonAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
http://sourceforge.net/projects/warmux.mirror/ || warmux

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
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR

Interactive fiction

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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://code.google.com/p/instead/ || 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

Puzzles

  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • 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

Racing

  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role
http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportalAUR
  • Crawl (aka Dungeon Crawl) — Linley's Dungeon Crawl)
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
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Troubles of Middle Earth (now Tales of Maj'Eyal) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://tome.te4.org/ (archived old site)Template:Linkrot || tomeAUR tome3AUR tome4AUR

Casual games

Console

  • 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
  • Fortune — Displays Random messages/quotes/jokes when invoked
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_(Unix) || fortune-mod
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR

Graphical

  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR

RPG

  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg

RTS

  • Netpanzer — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric realtime 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
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"
http://widelands.org || widelands
  • Warzone 2100 - 2.* — 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
http://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100

TBS

  • Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat
http://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • 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
  • Singularity (Endgame) — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity

Tycoon/Management Games

  • 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
http://www.openttd.org/en/ || openttd

Visual novels

http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR
  • Don't take it personally — Almost kinetic visual novel that tells a story of a new high school literature teacher, set in a prestigious private high school, and on the social networks of 2027
http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitpersonallybabeitjustaintyourstory/ || donttakeitpersonallyAUR
  • Juniper's Knot — Short game about boy and fiend
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
  • RE: Alistair++ — English otome game (subtype of visual novel) that tells a story of a young girl fond of MMORPGs, her online and everyday life
http://sakevisual.com/realistair/ || realistairAUR

Wine

Wine does not slowdown most games (even speeds up some), so most games with low system requirements that run in Windows work in Wine too. Consult Wine AppDB for game-specific compability information. An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for.

Note: For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the AUR 'emulator' keyword.
Warning: Owning a high-level emulator is legal, but distribution of any type of copyrighted ROMs and unauthorized emulation (without written permission of the copyright holder allowing the user to do so) are illegal. Consequently, Arch Linux does not distribute this copyrighted content, including game ROMs and ripped console BIOSs. You are fully responsible for whatever usage of the emulators obtained from the official repositories or the Arch User Repository you make, as well as any legal repercussion that result. Arch Linux bears no responsibility at all.

Consoles

  • Citra — Nintendo 3DS emulator.
https://citra-emu.org/ || citra-gitAUR
  • DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
https://desmume.org/ || desmume
  • Dolphin — Very capable GameCube and Wii emulator.
https://dolphin-emu.org/ || dolphin-emu
  • epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
http://www.epsxe.com/ || epsxeAUR
  • FCEUX — NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
http://fceux.com/ || fceux
  • Gambatte — Accurate Game Boy Color emulator
https://github.com/sinamas/gambatte. || Qt GUI frontend (gambatte-qtAUR), SDL CLI frontend (gambatte-sdlAUR).
  • Gens2 — Emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
  • activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
  • use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones.
http://www.gens.me/ || gens
  • Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
https://segaretro.org/Gens/GS || gens-gs
  • gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
https://github.com/pepone42/gngeo || gngeoAUR
  • higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
https://byuu.org/emulation/higan/ || higan
  • mednafen — Command-line driven multisystem emulator.
https://mednafen.github.io/ || mednafen
  • Mupen64Plus — Highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
http://www.mupen64plus.org/ || mupen64plus or a graphical front-end, such as m64pyAUR or cutemupenAUR.
  • Nestopia — Very accurate NES emulator.
http://0ldsk00l.ca/nestopia/ || nestopiaAUR
  • pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/ || psxAUR
  • PCSXR — PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
pcsxrAUR || not packaged? search in AUR
  • PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
https://pcsx2.net/ || pcsx2
  • PPSSPP — PlayStation Portable emulator.
https://ppsspp.org/ || ppsspp
  • RPCS3 — Experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger.
https://rpcs3.net/ || rpcs3AUR
  • Snes9x — Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
http://www.snes9x.com/ || snes9x
  • Visual Boy Advance — Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
http://vba-m.com/ || vbam-wx
  • ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
http://www.zsnes.com/ || zsnes

Other

  • DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
https://www.dosbox.com/ || dosbox
  • DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
http://www.dosemu.org/ || dosemu
  • MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
https://www.mamedev.org/ || mame
  • ResidualVM — Cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures.
http://residualvm.org/ || residualvmAUR
  • RetroArch — Frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
https://www.libretro.com/ || retroarch
  • ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
https://www.scummvm.org/ || scummvm
  • X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/ || xnp2AUR

See also

Games

Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Free Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Reimplemented Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/Commercial An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for.

Note: For possibly more up to date selection of emulators, try checking the AUR 'emulator' keyword.
Warning: Owning a high-level emulator is legal, but distribution of any type of copyrighted ROMs and unauthorized emulation (without written permission of the copyright holder allowing the user to do so) are illegal. Consequently, Arch Linux does not distribute this copyrighted content, including game ROMs and ripped console BIOSs. You are fully responsible for whatever usage of the emulators obtained from the official repositories or the Arch User Repository you make, as well as any legal repercussion that result. Arch Linux bears no responsibility at all.

Consoles

  • Citra — Nintendo 3DS emulator.
https://citra-emu.org/ || citra-gitAUR
  • DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
https://desmume.org/ || desmume
  • Dolphin — Very capable GameCube and Wii emulator.
https://dolphin-emu.org/ || dolphin-emu
  • epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
http://www.epsxe.com/ || epsxeAUR
  • FCEUX — NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
http://fceux.com/ || fceux
  • Gambatte — Accurate Game Boy Color emulator
https://github.com/sinamas/gambatte. || Qt GUI frontend (gambatte-qtAUR), SDL CLI frontend (gambatte-sdlAUR).
  • Gens2 — Emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
  • activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
  • use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones.
http://www.gens.me/ || gens
  • Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
https://segaretro.org/Gens/GS || gens-gs
  • gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
https://github.com/pepone42/gngeo || gngeoAUR
  • higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
https://byuu.org/emulation/higan/ || higan
  • mednafen — Command-line driven multisystem emulator.
https://mednafen.github.io/ || mednafen
  • Mupen64Plus — Highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
http://www.mupen64plus.org/ || mupen64plus or a graphical front-end, such as m64pyAUR or cutemupenAUR.
  • Nestopia — Very accurate NES emulator.
http://0ldsk00l.ca/nestopia/ || nestopiaAUR
  • pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/ || psxAUR
  • PCSXR — PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
pcsxrAUR || not packaged? search in AUR
  • PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
https://pcsx2.net/ || pcsx2
  • PPSSPP — PlayStation Portable emulator.
https://ppsspp.org/ || ppsspp
  • RPCS3 — Experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger.
https://rpcs3.net/ || rpcs3AUR
  • Snes9x — Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
http://www.snes9x.com/ || snes9x
  • Visual Boy Advance — Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
http://vba-m.com/ || vbam-wx
  • ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
http://www.zsnes.com/ || zsnes

Other

  • DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
https://www.dosbox.com/ || dosbox
  • DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
http://www.dosemu.org/ || dosemu
  • MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
https://www.mamedev.org/ || mame
  • ResidualVM — Cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures.
http://residualvm.org/ || residualvmAUR
  • RetroArch — Frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
https://www.libretro.com/ || retroarch
  • ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
https://www.scummvm.org/ || scummvm
  • X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/ || xnp2AUR

See also

Template loop detected: List of Applications/Games/MMO

Netbook Games

Note: The following sections will be merged in the above ones soon.

Arcades

  • 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
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Frogatto — Much enjoyable platformer, in which you help a small green fellow named Frogatto walk and jump between solid footholds without getting hurt; have a look at this review.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • 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.
http://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
http://joyridelabs.de/game/ || nikkiAUR
  • Open Syobon Action — Cross platform, open source version of the unforgiving Japanese parody of Super Mario Bros
https://github.com/Alexander--/open-syobon || open-syobonAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
http://sourceforge.net/projects/warmux.mirror/ || warmux

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
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR

Interactive fiction

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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://code.google.com/p/instead/ || 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

Puzzles

  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • 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

Racing

  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role
http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportalAUR
  • Crawl (aka Dungeon Crawl) — Linley's Dungeon Crawl)
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
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Troubles of Middle Earth (now Tales of Maj'Eyal) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://tome.te4.org/ (archived old site)Template:Linkrot || tomeAUR tome3AUR tome4AUR

Casual games

Console

  • 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
  • Fortune — Displays Random messages/quotes/jokes when invoked
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_(Unix) || fortune-mod
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR

Graphical

  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR

RPG

  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg

RTS

  • Netpanzer — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric realtime 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
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"
http://widelands.org || widelands
  • Warzone 2100 - 2.* — 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
http://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100

TBS

  • Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat
http://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • 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
  • Singularity (Endgame) — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity

Tycoon/Management Games

  • 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
http://www.openttd.org/en/ || openttd

Visual novels

http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR
  • Don't take it personally — Almost kinetic visual novel that tells a story of a new high school literature teacher, set in a prestigious private high school, and on the social networks of 2027
http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitpersonallybabeitjustaintyourstory/ || donttakeitpersonallyAUR
  • Juniper's Knot — Short game about boy and fiend
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
  • RE: Alistair++ — English otome game (subtype of visual novel) that tells a story of a young girl fond of MMORPGs, her online and everyday life
http://sakevisual.com/realistair/ || realistairAUR

Wine

Wine does not slowdown most games (even speeds up some), so most games with low system requirements that run in Windows work in Wine too. Consult Wine AppDB for game-specific compability information.

Netbook Games

Note: The following sections will be merged in the above ones soon.

Arcades

  • 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
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
http://cs2d.com || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Frogatto — Much enjoyable platformer, in which you help a small green fellow named Frogatto walk and jump between solid footholds without getting hurt; have a look at this review.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy
http://frozen-bubble.org || frozen-bubble
  • 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.
http://hedgewars.org/ || hedgewars
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics.
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/ || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer
http://joyridelabs.de/game/ || nikkiAUR
  • Open Syobon Action — Cross platform, open source version of the unforgiving Japanese parody of Super Mario Bros
https://github.com/Alexander--/open-syobon || open-syobonAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
http://sourceforge.net/projects/warmux.mirror/ || warmux

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
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines
http://bergo.eng.br/eboard || eboardAUR

Interactive fiction

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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://code.google.com/p/instead/ || 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

Puzzles

  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode
http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ || chromaAUR
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game
http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/ || ri-liAUR
  • 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

Racing

  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role
http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ || xmoto

Rogue-like

Template:Wikipedia

  • 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
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportalAUR
  • Crawl (aka Dungeon Crawl) — Linley's Dungeon Crawl)
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
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game
http://www.nethack.org/ || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game
http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ || rogue
http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • Troubles of Middle Earth (now Tales of Maj'Eyal) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://tome.te4.org/ (archived old site)Template:Linkrot || tomeAUR tome3AUR tome4AUR

Casual games

Console

  • 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
  • Fortune — Displays Random messages/quotes/jokes when invoked
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_(Unix) || fortune-mod
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone
http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ || ninvadersAUR

Graphical

  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
http://www.linux-games.com/penguin-command/ || penguin-commandAUR

RPG

  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future
http://freedroid.org/ || freedroidrpg

RTS

  • Netpanzer — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric realtime 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
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"
http://widelands.org || widelands
  • Warzone 2100 - 2.* — 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
http://wz2100.net/ || warzone2100

TBS

  • Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat
http://www.wesnoth.org/ || wesnoth
  • 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
  • Singularity (Endgame) — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity

Tycoon/Management Games

  • 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
http://www.openttd.org/en/ || openttd

Visual novels

http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR
  • Don't take it personally — Almost kinetic visual novel that tells a story of a new high school literature teacher, set in a prestigious private high school, and on the social networks of 2027
http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitpersonallybabeitjustaintyourstory/ || donttakeitpersonallyAUR
  • Juniper's Knot — Short game about boy and fiend
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
  • RE: Alistair++ — English otome game (subtype of visual novel) that tells a story of a young girl fond of MMORPGs, her online and everyday life
http://sakevisual.com/realistair/ || realistairAUR

Wine

Wine does not slowdown most games (even speeds up some), so most games with low system requirements that run in Windows work in Wine too. Consult Wine AppDB for game-specific compability information.