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=== Casual games ===
=== Casual games ===

Revision as of 18:53, 26 September 2012

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This article lists games, which are playable on virtually every computer with at least 512MB system memory. For more modern and cool looking games see Common Applications/Games.


  • 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/ || mari0AUR
  • 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://wormux.org/phpboost/news/news.php || 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

  • 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/ || insteadAUR
  • TADS — prototype-based domain-specific programming language and set of standard libraries for creating interactive fiction (IF) games
http://tads.org || tadsAUR


  • 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


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


  • 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
  • bs — Battleships based shooter for the console
http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/ || bsAUR
  • 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/ || rogueAUR
http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ || stone-soup
  • ToME (aka Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien. 2.X.X series.
http://www.t-o-m-e.net/ || tomeAUR

Casual games


  • 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


  • 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
  • LTris — arcade version of Tetris
http://lgames.sourceforge.net/index.php?project=LTris || ltris

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  • Penguin Command - A clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound.
  • Lgeneral - Turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General.


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


  • 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
  • Warzone 2100 - 2.* — In 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


  • 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
  • Widelands — slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"
http://widelands.org || widelands
  • 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
  • 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
  • Narcissu — visual novel, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman
http://narcissu.insani.org/ || narcissu-enAUR
  • 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


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.