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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.

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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/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobandconquer/ || blobandconquerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
  • Freedink — Free and enhanced version of the action-adventure "Dink Smallwood".
http://www.freedink.org/ || freedinkAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
http://www.gishgame.com/ || 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.
  • 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
http://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

Arcade

  • 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://bomberclone.sourceforge.net/homepage/ || 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
  • Ceferino — Action game similar to Super Pang.
http://www.losersjuegos.com.ar/juegos/ceferino || ceferinoAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Circus Linux! — Clone of the Atari 2600 game "Circus Atari", produced by Atari, Inc.
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/circus-linux || circuslinuxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • 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
  • Noiz2sa — Vertical shooter arcade game with nice abstract graphics, music, and joystick support.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/noiz2sa_e.html || noiz2saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinet
  • Tuxanci — Multiplatform game, inspired by well-known czech game Bulanci.
http://www.tuxanci.org/en/start || tuxanciAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
http://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • 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
|| fortune-mod
  • 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
  • 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.
http://noughmad.com/knights/ || 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

  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
http://gcompris.net/-en- || gcompris
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
http://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
http://instead.syscall.ru/index.html || 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
  • Second Life — Online, 3D virtual world imagined and created by its residents
http://secondlife.com/ || secondlife-binAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Spiral Knights — Free to play Java game developed by Three Rings Design and published by Sega.
http://www.spiralknights.com/ || Play in browser
  • Stendhal — Fully fledged multiplayer online adventure game developed using the Arianne game development system
http://stendhalgame.org || stendhalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
http://themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/ || 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || kdegames-ksudoku
  • Netris — Unfinished developmental version of Netris, a free networked version of Tetris.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/netris/ || netrisAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
http://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 — Game with track editor, based on VDrift and OGRE.
http://code.google.com/p/vdrift-ogre/ || stuntrally
  • 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/ || vdrift
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
http://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.
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportal
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
  • 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
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://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.
http://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
  • Eschalon: Book I — Classical isometric RPG like Ultima, Might & Magic or Wizardry.
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon1AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon2AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://openmw.org || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR
  • Vulture — Isometric graphical interface for NetHack, SlashEM and UnNethack.
http://www.darkarts.co.za/vulture || vultureAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

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.
http://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
  • Cube — Open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game.
http://cubeengine.com/ || cubeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://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.
http://www.osnanet.de/c.oelckers/gzdoom/index.html || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • Remood — advanced Doom game engine based on Doom Legacy.
http://remood.org/ || remoodAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Strawberry Doom — Fork of Chocolate Doom extending certain engine limits.
http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Strawberry_Doom || strawberry-doom-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vavoom — Highly advanced Doom engine port with added support for Heretic/Hexen/Strife.
http://vavoom-engine.com/ || vavoomAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
http://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom Retro — DOOM Retro is the classic, refined DOOM source port. Based on Chocolate DOOM with enhancements from other source ports.
http://doomretro.com/ || doom-retro-gitAUR
  • 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
  • Duke 3D — Original port.
http://icculus.org/projects/duke3d/ || duke3d-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • Heretic Demo game data – heretic1-wadAUR
  • Blasphemer — Project aimed at creation of free Heretic data files.
http://code.google.com/p/blasphemer/ || blasphemerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
http://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
http://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/ || ut4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
http://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterror
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
http://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
  • Mutant Factions — Free multiplayer action coop game.
http://mutantfactions.net || mutantfactionsAUR

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
  • Bygfoot — Football (soccer) management game.
http://bygfoot.sourceforge.net/ || bygfootAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://dangerdeep.sourceforge.net/ || dangerdeep-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Diaspora: Shattered Armistice — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Single and multiplayer capabilities.
http://diaspora.hard-light.net/ || diaspora-saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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++
http://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
http://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Powder Toy — Physics and chemistry simulation sandbox game.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
http://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Vega Strike — 3D action-space-sim allowing player to trade and bounty hunt in a vast universe.
http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/ || vegastrikeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage.
http://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Crimson Fields — Tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle.
http://crimson.seul.org/ || crimsonAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Factorio — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
  • 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
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Glest — Free 3D real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of two different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield.
http://glest.org || glestAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
http://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)
http://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://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 — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • 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
  • The 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
  • UFO Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai
  • 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 — 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
  • 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

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
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
http://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.
http://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • Tropic Euro — Free online adaptation of the board game Puerto Rico for 2-5 players.
Play via Web Start || http://www.tropiceuro.com
  • 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://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Other

http://www.pygame.org || python2-pygame

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ Strategy LGPL/GPLv2 0ad 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 Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband 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.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python Strategy GPLv2 singularity Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear 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 Strategy GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java Strategy GPLv2 freecol Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ Strategy GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# Strategy GPLv3 openra, openra-gitAUR An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL.
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.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java Strategy GPLv2 wesnoth 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 Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterror Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone 2100
- wz2100.net
C++ Strategy GPLv2 warzone2100 3D realtime strategy game on a future Earth.

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/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobandconquer/ || blobandconquerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
  • Freedink — Free and enhanced version of the action-adventure "Dink Smallwood".
http://www.freedink.org/ || freedinkAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
http://www.gishgame.com/ || 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.
  • 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
http://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

Arcade

  • 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://bomberclone.sourceforge.net/homepage/ || 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
  • Ceferino — Action game similar to Super Pang.
http://www.losersjuegos.com.ar/juegos/ceferino || ceferinoAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Circus Linux! — Clone of the Atari 2600 game "Circus Atari", produced by Atari, Inc.
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/circus-linux || circuslinuxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • 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
  • Noiz2sa — Vertical shooter arcade game with nice abstract graphics, music, and joystick support.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/noiz2sa_e.html || noiz2saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinet
  • Tuxanci — Multiplatform game, inspired by well-known czech game Bulanci.
http://www.tuxanci.org/en/start || tuxanciAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
http://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • 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
|| fortune-mod
  • 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
  • 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.
http://noughmad.com/knights/ || 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

  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
http://gcompris.net/-en- || gcompris
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
http://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
http://instead.syscall.ru/index.html || 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
  • Second Life — Online, 3D virtual world imagined and created by its residents
http://secondlife.com/ || secondlife-binAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Spiral Knights — Free to play Java game developed by Three Rings Design and published by Sega.
http://www.spiralknights.com/ || Play in browser
  • Stendhal — Fully fledged multiplayer online adventure game developed using the Arianne game development system
http://stendhalgame.org || stendhalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
http://themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/ || 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || kdegames-ksudoku
  • Netris — Unfinished developmental version of Netris, a free networked version of Tetris.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/netris/ || netrisAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
http://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 — Game with track editor, based on VDrift and OGRE.
http://code.google.com/p/vdrift-ogre/ || stuntrally
  • 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/ || vdrift
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
http://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.
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportal
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
  • 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
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://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.
http://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
  • Eschalon: Book I — Classical isometric RPG like Ultima, Might & Magic or Wizardry.
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon1AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon2AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://openmw.org || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR
  • Vulture — Isometric graphical interface for NetHack, SlashEM and UnNethack.
http://www.darkarts.co.za/vulture || vultureAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

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.
http://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
  • Cube — Open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game.
http://cubeengine.com/ || cubeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://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.
http://www.osnanet.de/c.oelckers/gzdoom/index.html || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • Remood — advanced Doom game engine based on Doom Legacy.
http://remood.org/ || remoodAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Strawberry Doom — Fork of Chocolate Doom extending certain engine limits.
http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Strawberry_Doom || strawberry-doom-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vavoom — Highly advanced Doom engine port with added support for Heretic/Hexen/Strife.
http://vavoom-engine.com/ || vavoomAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
http://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom Retro — DOOM Retro is the classic, refined DOOM source port. Based on Chocolate DOOM with enhancements from other source ports.
http://doomretro.com/ || doom-retro-gitAUR
  • 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
  • Duke 3D — Original port.
http://icculus.org/projects/duke3d/ || duke3d-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • Heretic Demo game data – heretic1-wadAUR
  • Blasphemer — Project aimed at creation of free Heretic data files.
http://code.google.com/p/blasphemer/ || blasphemerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
http://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
http://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/ || ut4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
http://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterror
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
http://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
  • Mutant Factions — Free multiplayer action coop game.
http://mutantfactions.net || mutantfactionsAUR

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
  • Bygfoot — Football (soccer) management game.
http://bygfoot.sourceforge.net/ || bygfootAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://dangerdeep.sourceforge.net/ || dangerdeep-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Diaspora: Shattered Armistice — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Single and multiplayer capabilities.
http://diaspora.hard-light.net/ || diaspora-saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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++
http://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
http://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Powder Toy — Physics and chemistry simulation sandbox game.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
http://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Vega Strike — 3D action-space-sim allowing player to trade and bounty hunt in a vast universe.
http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/ || vegastrikeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage.
http://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Crimson Fields — Tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle.
http://crimson.seul.org/ || crimsonAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Factorio — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
  • 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
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Glest — Free 3D real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of two different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield.
http://glest.org || glestAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
http://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)
http://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://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 — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • 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
  • The 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
  • UFO Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai
  • 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 — 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
  • 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

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
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
http://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.
http://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • Tropic Euro — Free online adaptation of the board game Puerto Rico for 2-5 players.
Play via Web Start || http://www.tropiceuro.com
  • 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://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Other

http://www.pygame.org || python2-pygame

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ Strategy LGPL/GPLv2 0ad 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 Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband 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.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python Strategy GPLv2 singularity Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear 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 Strategy GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java Strategy GPLv2 freecol Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ Strategy GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# Strategy GPLv3 openra, openra-gitAUR An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL.
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.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java Strategy GPLv2 wesnoth 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 Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterror Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone 2100
- wz2100.net
C++ Strategy GPLv2 warzone2100 3D realtime strategy game on a future Earth.

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/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobandconquer/ || blobandconquerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
  • Freedink — Free and enhanced version of the action-adventure "Dink Smallwood".
http://www.freedink.org/ || freedinkAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
http://www.gishgame.com/ || 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.
  • 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
http://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

Arcade

  • 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://bomberclone.sourceforge.net/homepage/ || 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
  • Ceferino — Action game similar to Super Pang.
http://www.losersjuegos.com.ar/juegos/ceferino || ceferinoAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Circus Linux! — Clone of the Atari 2600 game "Circus Atari", produced by Atari, Inc.
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/circus-linux || circuslinuxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • 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
  • Noiz2sa — Vertical shooter arcade game with nice abstract graphics, music, and joystick support.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/noiz2sa_e.html || noiz2saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinet
  • Tuxanci — Multiplatform game, inspired by well-known czech game Bulanci.
http://www.tuxanci.org/en/start || tuxanciAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
http://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • 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
|| fortune-mod
  • 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
  • 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.
http://noughmad.com/knights/ || 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

  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
http://gcompris.net/-en- || gcompris
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
http://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
http://instead.syscall.ru/index.html || 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
  • Second Life — Online, 3D virtual world imagined and created by its residents
http://secondlife.com/ || secondlife-binAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Spiral Knights — Free to play Java game developed by Three Rings Design and published by Sega.
http://www.spiralknights.com/ || Play in browser
  • Stendhal — Fully fledged multiplayer online adventure game developed using the Arianne game development system
http://stendhalgame.org || stendhalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
http://themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/ || 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || kdegames-ksudoku
  • Netris — Unfinished developmental version of Netris, a free networked version of Tetris.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/netris/ || netrisAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
http://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 — Game with track editor, based on VDrift and OGRE.
http://code.google.com/p/vdrift-ogre/ || stuntrally
  • 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/ || vdrift
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
http://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.
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportal
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
  • 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
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://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.
http://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
  • Eschalon: Book I — Classical isometric RPG like Ultima, Might & Magic or Wizardry.
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon1AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon2AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://openmw.org || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR
  • Vulture — Isometric graphical interface for NetHack, SlashEM and UnNethack.
http://www.darkarts.co.za/vulture || vultureAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

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.
http://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
  • Cube — Open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game.
http://cubeengine.com/ || cubeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://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.
http://www.osnanet.de/c.oelckers/gzdoom/index.html || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • Remood — advanced Doom game engine based on Doom Legacy.
http://remood.org/ || remoodAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Strawberry Doom — Fork of Chocolate Doom extending certain engine limits.
http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Strawberry_Doom || strawberry-doom-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vavoom — Highly advanced Doom engine port with added support for Heretic/Hexen/Strife.
http://vavoom-engine.com/ || vavoomAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
http://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom Retro — DOOM Retro is the classic, refined DOOM source port. Based on Chocolate DOOM with enhancements from other source ports.
http://doomretro.com/ || doom-retro-gitAUR
  • 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
  • Duke 3D — Original port.
http://icculus.org/projects/duke3d/ || duke3d-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • Heretic Demo game data – heretic1-wadAUR
  • Blasphemer — Project aimed at creation of free Heretic data files.
http://code.google.com/p/blasphemer/ || blasphemerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
http://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
http://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/ || ut4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
http://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterror
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
http://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
  • Mutant Factions — Free multiplayer action coop game.
http://mutantfactions.net || mutantfactionsAUR

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
  • Bygfoot — Football (soccer) management game.
http://bygfoot.sourceforge.net/ || bygfootAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://dangerdeep.sourceforge.net/ || dangerdeep-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Diaspora: Shattered Armistice — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Single and multiplayer capabilities.
http://diaspora.hard-light.net/ || diaspora-saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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++
http://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
http://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Powder Toy — Physics and chemistry simulation sandbox game.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
http://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Vega Strike — 3D action-space-sim allowing player to trade and bounty hunt in a vast universe.
http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/ || vegastrikeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage.
http://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Crimson Fields — Tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle.
http://crimson.seul.org/ || crimsonAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Factorio — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
  • 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
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Glest — Free 3D real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of two different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield.
http://glest.org || glestAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
http://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)
http://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://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 — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • 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
  • The 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
  • UFO Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai
  • 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 — 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
  • 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

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
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
http://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.
http://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • Tropic Euro — Free online adaptation of the board game Puerto Rico for 2-5 players.
Play via Web Start || http://www.tropiceuro.com
  • 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://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Other

http://www.pygame.org || python2-pygame

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ Strategy LGPL/GPLv2 0ad 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 Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband 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.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python Strategy GPLv2 singularity Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear 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 Strategy GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java Strategy GPLv2 freecol Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ Strategy GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# Strategy GPLv3 openra, openra-gitAUR An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL.
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.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java Strategy GPLv2 wesnoth 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 Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterror Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone 2100
- wz2100.net
C++ Strategy GPLv2 warzone2100 3D realtime strategy game on a future Earth.

See also

Others

Work environment

The default installation of Arch provides Bash as shell interpreter and does not contain any Desktop Environment, therefore forces users to choose one themselves. Most Arch boxes run some X11 Window Manager and/or Desktop Environment, but of course there are still people who prefer doing everyday tasks in bare console.

Bootsplash

See also Wikipedia:Bootsplash.

  • Fbsplash — Gentoo implementation as bootsplash program
http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Fbsplash || fbsplashAUR
  • Plymouth — The new graphical boot process for Fedora, replacing the aging Red Hat Graphical Boot
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Plymouth/ || plymouthAUR
  • Splashy — A graphical boot process designed to replace the aging Bootsplash program
https://alioth.debian.org/projects/splashy/ || splashy-fullAUR

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/ || abducoAUR
  • 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://gnu.org/s/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.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of X Window System 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.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/twin/ || twin
Graphical

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

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of X window managers.

Window tilers

  • PyTyle3 — An automatic tiler that is compatible with Openbox Multihead with faster action and lower memory footprint.
https://github.com/BurntSushi/pytyle3 || pytyle3-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • PyWO — Allows you to easily organize windows on the desktop using keyboard shortcuts.
https://code.google.com/p/pywo/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • QuickTile — Lightweight standalone alternative to Compiz Grid plugin.
http://ssokolow.com/quicktile/ || quicktile-gitAUR
  • stiler — A simple python script to convert any wm to tiling wm.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64100 || stiler-grid-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] stilerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Tile-windows — Tool for tiling windows horizontally or vertically.
http://www.sourcefiles.org/Utilities/Miscellaneous/tile_0.7.4.tar.gz.shtml || tile-windowsAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • whaw — Window manager independent window layout tool.
http://repetae.net/computer/whaw/ || whawAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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

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.
http://code.google.com/p/neap/ || neapAUR
  • Netwmpager — A NetWM/EWMH compatible pager.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/files/netwmpager/ || netwmpagerAUR
  • obpager — Pager for Openbox writen in C++.
http://obpager.sourceforge.net/ || obpagerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Pager — A highly configurable pager compatible with Openbox Multihead.
https://github.com/BurntSushi/pager-multihead || pager-multihead-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Support applications

Login managers

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

Composite managers

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

Taskbars / panels / docks
http://launchpad.net/awn || avant-window-navigatorAUR
  • Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel.
http://code.google.com/p/bmpanel2/ || bmpanel2AUR
  • Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application.
http://www.glx-dock.org/ || cairo-dock
  • Daisy — KDE Plasma widget which acts as a dock.
http://cdlszm.org/ || kdeplasma-applets-daisyAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/ || fbpanel
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomePanel || gnome-panel
  • KoolDock — KDE3 docker with great effects that tries to resemble the OS X dock.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kooldock || kooldock-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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 || perlpanel
  • 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
  • qtpanel — Project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt.
https://gitorious.org/qtpanel/qtpanel || qtpanel-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/ || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
http://code.google.com/p/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
  • Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start || xfce4-panel
Application launchers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of desktop application launchers.

  • ADeskBar — Easy, simple and unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox.
http://adeskbar.tuxfamily.org/ || adeskbarAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Albert — An application launcher inspired by Alfred.
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.
http://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
  • 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
  • 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.
http://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 || kupferAUR
  • 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 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
  • xboomx — Light dmenu wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity, written in Python.
https://bitbucket.org/dehun/xboomx || xboomxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • xfce4-appfinder — An eazy-to-use application launcher from Xfce.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-appfinder/start || xfce4-appfinder
  • Yeganesh — Light dmenu wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity, written in Haskell.
http://dmwit.com/yeganesh || yeganeshAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
Logout dialogue

A few simple shutdown managers are available:

  • exitx-polkit — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with PolicyKit support.
https://github.com/z0id/exitx-polkit || exitx-polkit-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • exitx-systemd — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with systemd support.
https://github.com/z0id/exitx-systemd || exitx-systemd-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • oblogout — A graphical logout script for Openbox that may be used with other WMs.
https://launchpad.net/oblogout || oblogout
  • obshutdown — A great GTK/Cairo based shutdown manager for Openbox and other window managers.
https://github.com/panjandrum/obshutdown || obshutdownAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Accessibility

Screen reading
  • Mimic — Text-to-speech voice synthesis from the Mycroft project
https://mimic.mycroft.ai/ || mimic-gitAUR
  • Orca — Screen reader for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
http://www.gnome.org/projects/orca || orca
https://stormdragon.tk/orca-plugins/index.php || simpleorcapluginsystem-gitAUR
Speech recognition

See the main article Speech recognition for applications.

Finance

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of accounting software.

  • Beancount — Beancount is a Ledger-like CLI double-entry accounting system. It is written in Python and has more features, like multi-currency support, than Ledger.
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/ || gnucash
  • 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
  • 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

Flashcards

  • Anki — Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy.
http://ankisrs.net/ || anki
  • 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

Time management

Console

  • Calcurse — Text-based ncurses calendar and scheduling system.
http://calcurse.org/ || calcurse
  • Doneyet — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager written in C++.
https://github.com/gtaubman/doneyet || doneyetAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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/ || wyrd
  • 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
  • Glista — Simple GTK+ To-do list manager with notes support.
http://arr.gr/glista/ || glistaAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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-timerAUR
  • GTG (Getting Things GNOME!) — Personal tasks and To-do list items organizer for the GNOME desktop.
http://gtgnome.net/ || gtgAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.wordpress.com/ || hamster-time-tracker
http://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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • Rachota — Portable time tracker for personal projects.
http://rachota.sourceforge.net/ || rachotaAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • wxRemind — Python text and graphical frontend to Remind.
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/wxRemind/ || wxremindAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Emulators

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 'emulators' category
Warning: Owning a high-level emulator is not illegal, 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

See also Wikipedia:List of video game console emulators.

  • Citra — Nintendo 3DS emulator.
http://citra-emu.org/ || citra-gitAUR
  • DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
http://desmume.org/ || desmume
  • Dolphin — Very capable GameCube and Wii emulator.
http://dolphin-emu.org/ || dolphin-emu
  • epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
http://www.epsxe.com/ || epsxeAUR
  • fakenes — NES (Nintendo Famicom) emulator.
http://fakenes.sourceforge.net/ || fakenesAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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.
http://segaretro.org/Gens/GS || gens-gs
  • gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
http://gngeo.googlecode.com || gngeoAUR
  • higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
http://code.google.com/p/higan/ || higan
  • mednafen — Command line driven multi system emulator.
http://mednafen.sourceforge.net/ || 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.
  • 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
http://pcsxr.codeplex.com/ || pcsxr
  • PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
http://www.pcsx2.net/ || pcsx2
  • PPSSPP — PlayStation Portable emulator.
http://ppsspp.org/ || ppsspp
  • snes-9x — 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.ngemu.com/ || vbam-gtk
  • ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
http://www.zsnes.com/ || zsnes

Other

  • DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
http://www.dosbox.com/ || dosbox
  • DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
http://www.dosemu.org/ || dosemu
  • MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
http://mamedev.org/ || sdlmame
  • 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).
http://www.libretro.com/ || retroarch
  • ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
http://www.scummvm.org/ || scummvm
  • X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~aw9k-nnk/np2/ || xnp2AUR

Amateur radio

See the main article: Amateur radio#Software list.

See also Wikipedia:List of software-defined radios.

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/index.php?project=Barrage || barrage
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobwars/ || blobwars
https://sourceforge.net/projects/blobandconquer/ || blobandconquerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • BZFlag — Multiperson, first-person tank shooter.
http://bzflag.org/ || bzflag
  • Freedink — Free and enhanced version of the action-adventure "Dink Smallwood".
http://www.freedink.org/ || freedinkAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar.
http://www.gishgame.com/ || 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.
  • 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
http://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

Arcade

  • 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://bomberclone.sourceforge.net/homepage/ || 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
  • Ceferino — Action game similar to Super Pang.
http://www.losersjuegos.com.ar/juegos/ceferino || ceferinoAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
http://chromium-bsu.sourceforge.net/ || chromium-bsu
  • Circus Linux! — Clone of the Atari 2600 game "Circus Atari", produced by Atari, Inc.
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/circus-linux || circuslinuxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LBreakout2 || lbreakout2
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris
  • 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
  • Noiz2sa — Vertical shooter arcade game with nice abstract graphics, music, and joystick support.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/noiz2sa_e.html || noiz2saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega.
http://sorr.forumotion.net/ || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!.
https://itdelatrisu.github.io/opsu/ || opsuAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
http://teeworlds.com/ || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people.
http://www.tetrinet.info/ || gtetrinet
  • Tuxanci — Multiplatform game, inspired by well-known czech game Bulanci.
http://www.tuxanci.org/en/start || tuxanciAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Ultrastar-ng — Clone of SingStar, a music video game.
http://performous.org/ || ultrastardx-gitAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon
http://gna.org/projects/warmux/ || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • 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
|| fortune-mod
  • 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
  • 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.
http://noughmad.com/knights/ || 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

  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
http://gcompris.net/-en- || gcompris
  • Tux Paint — Free drawing program designed for young children.
http://tuxpaint.org/ || tuxpaint
  • Tux Type — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux.
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • TuxMath — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts.
http://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
http://instead.syscall.ru/index.html || 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
  • Second Life — Online, 3D virtual world imagined and created by its residents
http://secondlife.com/ || secondlife-binAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Spiral Knights — Free to play Java game developed by Three Rings Design and published by Sega.
http://www.spiralknights.com/ || Play in browser
  • Stendhal — Fully fledged multiplayer online adventure game developed using the Arianne game development system
http://stendhalgame.org || stendhalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG
http://themanaworld.org || manaplus

Platformer

  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements.
http://frogatto.com || frogatto
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels.
http://nifflas.ni2.se/ || 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ksudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kdegames.
http://ksudoku.sourceforge.net/ || kdegames-ksudoku
  • Netris — Unfinished developmental version of Netris, a free networked version of Tetris.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/netris/ || netrisAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.
http://www.xscorch.org/ || xscorchAUR
http://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 — Game with track editor, based on VDrift and OGRE.
http://code.google.com/p/vdrift-ogre/ || stuntrally
  • 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/ || vdrift
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role.
http://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.
http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal || asciiportal
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
  • 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
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien.
http://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.
http://arx-libertatis.org/ || arxlibertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics.
http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/ || egobooAUR
  • Eschalon: Book I — Classical isometric RPG like Ultima, Might & Magic or Wizardry.
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon1AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://basiliskgames.com/ || eschalon2AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://openmw.org || openmw
http://forum.vcmi.eu/portal.php || vcmiAUR vcmi-gitAUR
  • Vulture — Isometric graphical interface for NetHack, SlashEM and UnNethack.
http://www.darkarts.co.za/vulture || vultureAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

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.
http://assault.cubers.net/ || assaultcube
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved.
http://acr.victorz.ca || assaultcube-reloadedAUR
  • Cube — Open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game.
http://cubeengine.com/ || cubeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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.
http://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.
http://www.osnanet.de/c.oelckers/gzdoom/index.html || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port.
http://prboom-plus.sourceforge.net/ || prboom-plusAUR
  • Remood — advanced Doom game engine based on Doom Legacy.
http://remood.org/ || remoodAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Strawberry Doom — Fork of Chocolate Doom extending certain engine limits.
http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Strawberry_Doom || strawberry-doom-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vavoom — Highly advanced Doom engine port with added support for Heretic/Hexen/Strife.
http://vavoom-engine.com/ || vavoomAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife.
http://www.zdoom.org/ || zdoomAUR
  • Doom Retro — DOOM Retro is the classic, refined DOOM source port. Based on Chocolate DOOM with enhancements from other source ports.
http://doomretro.com/ || doom-retro-gitAUR
  • 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
  • Duke 3D — Original port.
http://icculus.org/projects/duke3d/ || duke3d-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port.
http://eduke32.com/ || eduke32AUR
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/etqw/ || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic.
http://hhexen.sourceforge.net/hheretic.html || hhereticAUR
  • Heretic Demo game data – heretic1-wadAUR
  • Blasphemer — Project aimed at creation of free Heretic data files.
http://code.google.com/p/blasphemer/ || blasphemerAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://www.3drealms.com/prey/index.html || preyAUR
  • Advanced Quake 1 game engine – darkplacesAUR
  • High quality textures for Quake from the Quake Revitalization Project – quake-qrp-texturesAUR
  • Quake 2 — Built by Icculus
http://www.icculus.org/quake2/ || quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution.
http://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/ || ut4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers.
http://unvanquished.net/ || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
http://urbanterror.info || urbanterror
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps.
http://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
  • Mutant Factions — Free multiplayer action coop game.
http://mutantfactions.net || mutantfactionsAUR

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
  • Bygfoot — Football (soccer) management game.
http://bygfoot.sourceforge.net/ || bygfootAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://dangerdeep.sourceforge.net/ || dangerdeep-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Diaspora: Shattered Armistice — Completely free stand-alone conversion of Freespace 2 based on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. Single and multiplayer capabilities.
http://diaspora.hard-light.net/ || diaspora-saAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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++
http://icculus.org/freespace2/ || fs2_openAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game.
http://www.minetest.net/ || minetest
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain.
http://web.archive.org/web/odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/ || openbve
  • Powder Toy — Physics and chemistry simulation sandbox game.
http://powdertoy.co.uk/ || powder-toyAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game.
http://icculus.org/pyddr/ || pydanceAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game.
http://www.stepmania.com/ || stepmaniaAUR
  • Vega Strike — 3D action-space-sim allowing player to trade and bounty hunt in a vast universe.
http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/ || vegastrikeAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.
http://www.voxelands.com/ || voxelandsAUR

Strategy

  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage.
http://play0ad.com/ || 0ad
  • Advanced Strategic Command — Turn based strategy game in the tradition of the Battle Isle series.
http://www.asc-hq.org/ || advanced-strategic-commandAUR
  • Crimson Fields — Tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle.
http://crimson.seul.org/ || crimsonAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II.
http://dark-oberon.sourceforge.net/ || dark-oberonAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/ || singularity
  • Factorio — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies.
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo)
http://www.factorio.com/ || factorio-demoAUR
  • 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
http://www.ftlgame.com/ || ftlAUR
  • Glest — Free 3D real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of two different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield.
http://glest.org || glestAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement.
http://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)
http://heroesofnewerth.com/ || honAUR
  • Lgeneral — Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LGeneral || lgeneralAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.
http://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 — Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
http://www.netpanzer.org/ || netpanzerAUR
  • 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
  • The 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
  • UFO Alien Invasion — Fight aliens trying to capture Earth.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News || ufoai
  • 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 — 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
  • 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

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
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl.
http://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.
http://www.openttd.org/ || openttd
  • Tropic Euro — Free online adaptation of the board game Puerto Rico for 2-5 players.
Play via Web Start || http://www.tropiceuro.com
  • 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://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ || digitalAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Other

http://www.pygame.org || python2-pygame

Comparison table

Name Written in Genre License Package Description
0 A.D.
- play0ad.com
C/C++ Strategy LGPL/GPLv2 0ad 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 Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots.
Angband
- rephial.org
C Rogue-Like GPLv2 angband 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.
Endgame Singularity
- emhsoft.com/singularity
Python Strategy GPLv2 singularity Turn based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving.
FlightGear
- flightgear.org
C/C++ Simulation GPLv2 flightgear 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 Strategy GPLv2 freeciv Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization.
Freecol
- freecol.org
Java Strategy GPLv2 freecol Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization.
Megaglest
- megaglest.org
C/C++ Strategy GPLv3 megaglest Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world.
OpenRA
- openra.net
C# Strategy GPLv3 openra, openra-gitAUR An open-source implementation of the Command & Conquer: Red Alert engine using .NET/Mono and OpenGL.
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.
The Battle for Wesnoth
- wesnoth.org
C/C++/Java Strategy GPLv2 wesnoth 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 Serious effort to create an innovative free and open-source MMORPG.
Urban Terror
- urbanterror.info
C FPS GPLv2 urbanterror Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine.
Warzone 2100
- wz2100.net
C++ Strategy GPLv2 warzone2100 3D realtime strategy game on a future Earth.

See also

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.