List of games

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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. || abuseAUR
  • Aquaria — 2D sidescrolling action-adventure game, heavily focused on exploration and puzzle-solving, with non-linear gameplay. The game engine is open source. || aquaria-oseAUR, aquaria-hibAUR
  • Astromenace — Modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities. || astromenace.
  • Barrage — Violent point-and-click shooting game with nice effects || barrage
  • Beneath a Steel Sky — point-and-click science fiction thriller set in a bleak vision of the future || bass
  • Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid — 2D action-adventure game with various weapons and missions. || blobwars
  • Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars — fanmade sequel in the point-and-click adventure series Broken Sword || sword25AUR
  • BZFlag — Multiplayer, first-person tank shooter. || bzflagAUR || clonekeenAUR || drasculaAUR
  • Dream Web — top-down adventure game set in a gritty futuristic dystopian city || dreamwebAUR || fotaqAUR
  • Freedink — Free version of the game "Dink Smallwood", extendable with mods || freedinkAUR
  • Gish — 2D physics platformer about adventures of ball of tar. || freegish-gitAUR
  • Hammerfight — 2-dimensional physics-based combat game. || hammerfightAUR
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  • Hollow Knight — 2D metroidvania platform game with deep lore and hard boss battles. || gog-hollow-knightAUR
  • kobodeluxe — An enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo, an addictive space shoot'em up || kobodeluxe
  • Kollision — Moving a ball to avoid other balls. Part of kde-games. || kollision
  • KSpaceDuel — Player attempts to destroy opponent’s satellite and controll their own one to keep it orbiting. Part of kde-games || kspaceduel
  • Liquid War — 2D multiplayer game with a simple and unique game mechanic. It could be classified as a fast-paced strategy. || liquidwarAUR || lureAUR || minecraft-launcherAUR
  • Neverball — 3D game to guide a ball through a maze. || neverballAUR
  • OpenLieroX — An extremely addictive realtime worms shoot-em-up backed by an active gamers community. || openlieroxAUR
  • Rune — 3rd person Adventure / Hack'n Slay using Unreal Engine. Runs great from box installation. || runeAUR
  • Paintball Party 2 — Paintball Party 2 is the sequel to Paintball Party, a multiplayer action platformer for all ages.[dead link 2022-09-21 ⓘ] || paintball-party-2AUR
  • S.U.A.V.E. — fun racing game, where you drive very small, but very brave tank! This tank is equipped by modern heavy weapon, which strikes the rivals in different distances! || suaveAUR
  • The Ur-Quan Masters — a port of Star Control 2. || uqm
  • Veloren — Veloren is an open-world, open-source multiplayer voxel RPG. || Launcher: airshipperAUR
  • XBill — Kill all instances of a virus before it infects all computers with a malware resembling Microsoft Windows. || xbillAUR


  • Bomber — A 2D game with a goal by hitting targets with bombs before their plane crashes into them. Part of kde-games. || bomber
  • Bomberclone — Free Bomberman-like game for Linux and Windows. The rules of the game are simple: run though a level and bomb other players. || bombercloneAUR
  • 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. || doukutsuAUR
  • Chromium — Fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter. || chromium-bsu
  • Counter-Strike 2D — 2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod || counter-strike-2dAUR
  • Crack-attack — Free OpenGL game, based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack. || crack-attackAUR
  • DDNet — DDraceNetwork, a mod of Teeworlds || ddnetAUR
  • Frozen Bubble — Arcade game with colorful animated penguin eyecandy || frozen-bubbleAUR
  • Granatier — A clone of Bomberman. Part of kde-games || granatier
  • Hedgewars — Yet another Worms clone, considered to be better than its predecessor by many. Take turns to blast your opponents into oblivion with comedic results! Best in Multiplayer. || hedgewars
  • irrlamb — 3D ball controlling game that involves a lot of physics and frustrating gameplay. || irrlambAUR
  • kapman — A clone of PacMan. Part of kde-games. || kapman
  • kbreakoutBreakout-style game. Part of kde-games. || kbreakout
  • lbreakout2 — Breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid || lbreakout2
  • kbounce — Building walls to limit amount of space occupied by two balls bouncing off the walls. Part of kde-games. || kbounce
  • ksnakeduelSnake-like game for 2 players which compete to survive longer than the opponent. Part of kde-games. || ksnakeduel
  • LTris — Arcade version of Tetris || ltris
  • Mari0 — The Mario game with Portal gun mechanics. || mari0
  • Nikki and the Robots — Cute physics platformer || nikkiAUR
  • Not Tetris 2 — A Tetris-like game with realistic physics || nottetris2AUR
  • Open Hexagon — Inspired by Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon, a very difficult music-based arcade game. || open-hexagon-gitAUR
  • Penguin Command — Clone of the classic game "Missile Command" with improved graphics and sound. || penguin-commandAUR
  • Pinball — Open source pinball simulator for Linux and other Unix systems. || pinballAUR
  • PowerManga — Arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites. || powermangaAUR
  • Quadrapassel — A Tetris remake for GNOME. || quadrapassel
  • Streets of Rage Remake — A remake of the classic Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 by Sega. || streetsofrageremakeAUR
  • Teeworlds — Fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter || teeworlds
  • Tetrinet — Multiplayer online Tetris game for up to six people. || gtetrinetAUR
  • Trackballs — A 3D marble game inspired by the classic Marble Madness. || trackballsAUR
  • Warmux (previously Wormux) — Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon[dead link 2022-09-21 ⓘ] || warmuxAUR

Casual games

  • Aisleriot — A collection of solitaire card games. || aisleriot
  • Atanks — A multi-platform Scorched Earth clone similar to the Worms series of games || atanksAUR
  • bs — Battleships based shooter for the console || bsAUR
  • BSD Games — Collection of classic text games distributed with *BSD
LQWiki:BSD games || bsd-games || kajongg
  • KPatience — A set of solitarire card games. Part of kde-games. || kpat || ksquares
  • Lskat — A variation of Skat card game for two players. Part of kde-games || lskat
  • Mah-Jong — Chinese Classical mahjong (not solitaire) with network support || mahjongAUR
  • nInvaders — Ncurses based space invaders clone || ninvadersAUR
  • QCheckers — Qt-based checkers boardgame. || qcheckersAUR
  • 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 || gnuchess
  • GNU XBoard — Graphical user interface that supports many chess variants and serves as a fronted for chess services such as engines. || xboard
  • chessx — Chess Database and PGN viewer || chessxAUR
  • cutechess — A graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess || cutechessAUR
  • Eboard — Chess interface to ICS and chess engines || eboardAUR
  • Knights — Chess board by KDE with XBoard protocol support. || knights
  • PyChess — An advanced chess client for linux following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines. || pychess
  • GNOME Chess — A 2D chess game which can use third party chess engines. || gnome-chess
  • glChess — 3D Chess Frontend. || glchessAUR
  • Scidb — Chess database browser: includes engines for chess, chess960, etc; import from PGN, Scid, Chessbase, etc; CQL++ searching || scidb-svnAUR


  • Artikulate — Pronunciation trainer that helps improving and perfecting a learner's pronunciation skills for a foreign language. Part of kde-education. || artikulate
  • Blinken — Sequence-remembering game for training memory. Part of kde-education. || blinken
  • GCompris — Educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. || gcompris-qt || kanagram
  • KBruch — Small program to practice calculating with fractions and percentages. Part of kde-education. || kbruch
  • KGeography — Geography learning tool, which allows you to learn about the political divisions of some countries (divisions, capitals of those divisions and their associated flags if there are some). Part of kde-education. || kgeography || khangman
  • KLettres — Application specially designed to help the user to learn alphabet in a new language and then to learn to read simple syllables. Part of kde-education. || klettres || minuet
  • Nootka — Application to learn classical score notation. || nootkaAUR
  • Tux Math — Arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts. || tuxmathAUR
  • Tux Paint — Drawing program designed for young children. || tuxpaintAUR
  • Tux Typing — Educational typing tutor for kids starring Tux. || tuxtypeAUR

Interactive fiction

See also Wikipedia:Interactive fiction#Development systems.

  • Inform — Design system for interactive fiction based on natural language || inform7AUR
  • INSTEAD — Quest interpreter using Lua macros as game writing language || instead-launcherAUR insteadAUR
  • TADS — Prototype-based domain-specific programming language and set of standard libraries for creating interactive fiction (IF) games || 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 || ankama-launcherAUR || 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 || planeshiftAUR
  • RuneScape — Massive online adventure game by Jagex || unix-runescape-clientAUR (old Java client), runescape-launcherAUR (new NXT client)
  • Ryzom — 3D Fantasy MMORPG || ryzom-client-gitAUR
  • 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. || 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.[dead link 2022-09-21 ⓘ] || savage2AUR
  • The Mana World — Serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG || manaplus


  • Frogatto — Platformer with adventure elements. || frogatto
  • KGoldrunner — A platform game with the goal of collecting gold. Part of kde-games. || kgoldrunner
  • Knyttstories — Platformer with adventure elements, heavy exploration and downloadable levels. || knyttstoriesAUR
  • Project Sushi — A short but challenging 2D platformer game. || project-sushiAUR
  • Secret Maryo Chronicles — Mario-style game. || smcAUR
  • SuperTux — Mario-style game featuring Tux. || supertux
  • Toppler — Reimplementation of the classic jump & run game "Nebulus". || topplerAUR


  • Atomix — Build molecules out of single atoms. || atomix
  • Blockout II — 3D tetris, free adaptation of the original BlockOut DOS game edited by California Dreams in 1989 || blockout2AUR blockout2-binAUR || bovo
  • Cgoban3 — Kiseido Go and SGF client. || cgobanAUR
  • Chroma — Puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses and graphics mode || chromaAUR
  • Crack Attack! — Free OpenGL game based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack. || crack-attackAUR
  • Flying Robots — Avoid killer robots. Similar to bsd-robots but with the possibility to move in a third dimension. || flying-robotsAUR
  • GNOME Sudoku — Test your logic skills in this number grid puzzle. || gnome-sudoku
  • Gnu Go — A terminal-based implementation of Go from GNU. || gnugo
  • Gopanda — Client for the Pandanet-IGS go Server. || GopandaAUR
  • gweled — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three. || gweledAUR
  • 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. || hitori
  • iQPuzzle — A diverting and challenging pentomino puzzle. || iqpuzzleAUR
  • KAtomic — Slide elements so they resemble a chemical molecule. Part of kde-games. || katomic
  • KBlackbox — Finding positions of hidden balls by using hints. Part of kde-games. || kblackbox || kblocks
  • KDiamond — Eliminating tiles by joining them in groups of three. Part of kde-games. || kdiamond
  • KFourInLine — Competition between two players to put a line of four pieces before the opponent. Part of kde-games. || kfourinline || kigo
  • Killbots — A turn-based game with an objective of avoiding robots that are trying to kill the player. Part of kde-games. || killbots
  • KJumpingCube — Take-all-tiles game in which one gains fields by increasing value of one’s own nearby fields. Part of kde-games. || kjumpingcube
  • Klickety — Clearing the board by removing aligned tiles. Part of kde-games. || klickety
  • KLines — Moving balls around the board to form a line of 5 of the same color. Part of kde-games. || klines
  • Klooni1010 — A polished and addictive game clone. The player places blocks to create full vertical or horizontal lines. || klooni1010-gitAUR || kmines
  • KNetwalk — Rotating tiles with wires to connect all computers to internet. Part of kde-games. || knetwalk
  • Kolf — A minigolf game with 2D overhead view. Part of kde-games. || kolf || kshisen
  • KSudoku — Sudoku game and more for KDE. Part of kde-games. || ksudoku
  • Kubrick — A Rubik’s cube solving game. Part of kde-games. || kubrick
  • Lix — Lemmings clone, i.e. assign roles to some of many constantly walking creatures to lead them safely through the exit. || lixAUR
  • Marvellous Inc. — MarvInc is a zachlike puzzle game with a story told through emails. || marvinc-gitAUR
  • Palapeli — Jigsaw puzzle game. Part of kde-games. || palapeli
  • Picmi — Nonogram puzzle game || picmi
  • Pingus — Lemmings clone, i.e. a level-based puzzle game. || pingus
  • Ri-li — Toy wood engine GPL game || ri-liAUR
  • qgo — A Go client and full featured SGF editor || qgo
  • Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection — 30+ "quick" puzzle games with simplistic but polished GTK GUI || puzzles
  • VVVVVV — Highly praised 2D puzzle platform indie game with a C64 retro theme, with a great chiptune soundtrack. || vvvvvv-gitAUR
  • XMahjongg — Mahjong solitaire for X. || xmahjonggAUR
  • Xscorch — Clone of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth. || xscorchAUR || worldofgooAUR
  • Fish Fillets — Port of the wonderful puzzle game Fish Fillets || fillets-ng


  • Armagetron Advanced — Tron Clone in 3D. || armagetronad
  • Extreme Tux Racer — 3D game where you guide Tux the penguin down a course of snow and ice collecting herring. || extremetuxracerAUR
  • Maniadrive — Arcade car game on acrobatic tracks with quick and nervous gameplay. || maniadriveAUR
  • Moon Buggy — Simple game for the text mode. || moon-buggyAUR
  • Rigs of Rods — Sandbox-style vehicle simulator, the open-source predecessor to Beam.NG drive. Features a realistic soft-body physics model, and an active modding community as of 2020. || rigsofrodsAUR
  • RVGL — Rewrite of Re-Volt, popular 3D RC car racing game from 1999 with an active online community. || rvgl-binAUR, all content packs in AUR
  • Speed Dreams — Fork of Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features as well as improving realism. || speed-dreams-svnAUR
  • Stunt Rally — Racing game with rally style of driving, mostly on gravel. || stuntrally-binAUR
  • SuperTuxKart — Open source arcade kart racing game featuring Tux and its friends. || supertuxkart
  • Torcs — 3D racing cars simulator using OpenGL. || torcsAUR
  • Trigger Rally — Free OpenGL rally car racing game. || triggerAUR
  • Ultimate Stunts — Remake of the famous DOS-game 'stunts'. || ultimatestuntsAUR
  • VDrift — Open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. || vdriftAUR
  • XMoto — Challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an important role. || xmotoAUR


  • Clone Hero — A Guitar Hero/Rock Band clone that is accurate to how the series played. Supports the original controllers and community made song imports. || cloneheroAUR
  • Friday Night Funkin' — Friday Night Funkin' is an open-source donationware rhythm game first released in 2020 for a game jam. || funkin-gitAUR
  • Open Hexagon — Inspired by Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon, a very difficult music-based arcade game. || open-hexagon-gitAUR
  • opsu! — An open source Java client for the rhythm game osu!. || opsuAUR
  • osu! — A free-to-win rhythm game with four game modes: osu!standard, a circle clicking simulator; osu!taiko, a drumming emulator; osu!catch, a fruit salad catcher; and osu!mania, a key smashing synthesizer. || osuAUR, osu-lazerAUR
  • Project Outfox — Generalist rhythm game engine. Started as a Stepmania fork, with the latest patches, classic OpenITG scripting support, and more. Currently supports 17 rhythm games style including dance, guitar, parapara, taiko, bongos, etc. || outfox_binAUR
  • Performous — An open-source karaoke, band and dancing game. || performous-gitAUR
  • Stepmania — Advanced dance simulation game. || stepmaniaAUR
  • Ultrastar Deluxe — A SingStar karaoke clone. || ultrastardx-gitAUR


See also Wikipedia:Chronology of roguelike video games.

  • ADOM — Ancient Domains Of Mystery. || adomAUR
  • Angband — Roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien. || 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. || asciiportal
  • Brogue — A beginner-friendly Rogue-like. || brogueAUR || cataclysm-dda, cataclysm-dda-tiles || crawlAUR
  • DoomRL — Simple roguelike game, based on Doom. Perfect for starters. || doomrlAUR
  • Dwarf Fortress — Single-player fantasy game. You control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated persistent world. || dwarffortress
  • glHack — An OpenGL-based clone of NetHack. || glhack
  • Infra-Arcana — A game inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. || infra-arcanaAUR
  • Nethack — Single player dungeon exploration game. || nethack
  • Rogue — Original dungeon crawl game. || rogue || crawl-ncurses, crawl-tiles
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal (previously Troubles of Middle Earth) — A dungeon crawler similar to Angband, based on the works of Tolkien. || tome2AUR, tome4AUR
  • wanderer — Wanderer is a game similar to Boulderdash, Repton, XOR and others. || wandererAUR
  • Shattered Pixel Dungeon — Shattered fork of the popular roguelike Pixel Dungeon. || shattered-pixel-dungeonAUR

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. || arx-libertatisAUR
  • Egoboo — Open-source action RPG/dungeon crawling adventure with OpenGL 3D graphics. || egobooAUR || fheroes2AUR
  • Flare — Action game similar to Diablo. || flare-gameAUR
  • FoundryVTT — A standalone application built for experiencing multiplayer tabletop RPGs using a feature-rich and modern self-hosted application where your players connect directly through the browser. || foundryvttAUR
  • FreedroidRPG — Mature science fiction role playing game set in the future. || freedroidrpg || gemrbAUR
  • 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. || openmw
  • Sulis — Turn based tactical RPG with several campaigns, written in Rust. || sulisAUR
  • Undertale — The RPG where attacking is optional. Includes bullet hell elements and is often praised for its soundtrack. || gog-undertaleAUR || vcmiAUR

Shooters (FPS, third person)

  • Alien Arena — Free, standalone FPS focused mainly on online multiplayer, but can also be played singleplayer against bots. || alienarena-svnAUR
  • AssaultCube — Free multiplayer FPS, based on the cube engine. Realistic environments, fast, arcade gameplay. Much like Counter-Strike. || assaultcube-clientAUR
  • AssaultCube Reloaded — AssaultCube improved. || assaultcube-reloadedAUR || 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
  • Brutal Doom — A gore-themed gameplay mod for Doom that was created in 2010 by Marcos Abenante (Sergeant_Mark_IV). || brutal-doomAUR
Note: Instructions at Brutal Doom#Installation show how to modify gzdoom-gitAUR directly without brutal-doomAUR. openal is required for in-game audio.
  • Freedoom — Project aimed at creation of free Doom data files. || freedoomAUR
  • Chocolate Doom — Doom port reproducing the behavior of the original DOS version. || chocolate-doomAUR
  • Doomsday — Advanced port of the Doom game engine, capable also of running Heretic, and Hexen games. || doomsdayAUR
  • GZDoom — Doom source port based on ZDoom with an OpenGL renderer. || gzdoomAUR
  • PrBoom Plus — Enhanced version of the PrBoom Doom engine port. || prboom-plusAUR
  • ZDoom — Enhanced Doom port with additional support for Heretic, Hexen and Strife. || zdoomAUR
  • Doom 3 — Stock Doom 3 binaries || doom3-binAUR
  • Doom 3 Engine — Source-based Doom 3 engine || doom3AUR
  • dhemw3 — Fork of iodoom3 || dhewm3AUR
  • RBDOOM-3-BFG — Fork of Doom 3 BFG Edition || 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 || ezquakeAUR
  • eduke32 — Advanced source port. || eduke32AUR[dead link 2022-09-21 ⓘ] || etqwAUR
  • HHeretic — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Heretic. || hhereticAUR
  • HHexen — Linux port of Raven Game's old shooter, Hexen. || hhexenAUR
  • 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. || nquakeAUR
  • OpenArena — Fast multiplayer shooter based on the quake3-engine. || openarenaAUR
  • OpenXRay — Improved version of the X-Ray Engine, the game engine used in the world-famous S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game series by GSC Game World. Game assets must be bought separately. || openxrayAUR
  • Prey — First Person Shooter released in 2006 (with a GNU/Linux port in 2008), published by 3D Realms. || 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 || quake2AUR
  • A true color retexture pak for Quetoo and other Quake2 engines supporting 32bpp tga textures – quake2-retextureAUR
  • Quake 2 engine focused on single player and 64bits. yamagi-quake2AUR
  • Quake III Arena binaries – quake3AUR
  • ioquake3 — De-facto FOSS Quake 3 distribution. || ioquake3-gitAUR
  • Red Eclipse — Single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2. || redeclipseAUR
  • ECWolf — Advanced source port. || ecwolfAUR, ecwolf-gitAUR
  • ECWolf — Advanced source port. || ecwolfAUR, ecwolf-gitAUR
  • Tesseract — Smooth FPS with map editing, instagib, DM and CTF. || tesseract-gameAUR
  • Tremulous — FPS with elements of real time strategy, featuring humans and aliens. || tremulousAUR || unrealtournament4AUR
  • Unvanquished — Team-based fps/rts hybrid game which pits aliens against humans. Monthly release that can be played on official servers. || unvanquishedAUR
  • Urban Terror — Modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine. || urbanterrorAUR
  • War Trigger 2 — Previously known as Red Crucible®: Reloaded, a free to play online FPS || rcrAUR
  • War Trigger 3 — Previously known as Red Crucible®: Firestorm, a free to play online FPS || rcfAUR
  • Warsow — Fast paced multiplayer FPS focusing on movement and trick jumps. || warsow
  • ECWolf — Advanced source port. || ecwolfAUR, ecwolf-gitAUR
  • 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. || worldofpadmanAUR
  • Xonotic — Free, open-source first person shooter (a fork of Nexuiz but with modified gameplay). || xonotic
  • XPilot — XPilot is a multi-player 2D space game. Some features are borrowed from classics like the Atari coin-ups Asteroids and Gravitar, and the home-computer games Thrust (Commodore 64) and Gravity Force (Commodore Amiga), but XPilot has many new aspects too. || xpilotAUR


  • 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. || btrlAUR
  • Endless Sky — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game similar to the classic Escape Velocity series. || endless-sky
  • Flight Gear — Open-source, multi-platform flight simulator. || flightgearAUR
  • Foobillard++ — Successor to Foobillard, OpenGL billiard game for Linux. || foobillard++AUR || fs2_openAUR
  • Koi Farm — Koi Farm, the koi breeding game. || koifarm-gitAUR
  • Linux Air Combat — Open source, multi-user 3D combat flight simulator featuring World War 2 aircraft. Supports joystick, gamepad, or mouse flight controls. || linux-air-combatAUR
  • Minetest — Voxel-based sandbox game engine and game. || minetest minetest-server
  • Naev — Open source, 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series. || naev
  • openBVE — Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain. || openbve
  • Oolite — 3D space trading and combat simulator in the spirit of Elite. || ooliteAUR
  • Pioneer — Open source, 3D, freeform single player space adventure set in the Milkyway galaxy at the turn of the 31st century in the spirit of Frontier: Elite II. || pioneerAUR
  • Principia — Physics-based sandbox building game. || principia-gitAUR
  • Pydance — Python Dance Dance Revolution style game. || pydanceAUR
  • Rigs of Rods — Sandbox-style vehicle simulator, the open-source predecessor to Beam.NG drive. Features a realistic soft-body physics model, and an active modding community as of 2020. || rigsofrodsAUR
  • Terasology — Open source voxel world. || terasologyAUR
  • The Powder Toy — Open source physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different substances. || powder-toyAUR
  • Vega Strike — Realistic space flight simulator with trading and fighting. || vegastrike-gitAUR
  • Voxelands — A fork of Minetest, an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.[dead link 2022-09-21 ⓘ] || voxelandsAUR



  • 0 A.D. — 3D and historically-based real-time strategy game, alpha stage. Based on the Age of Empires series. || 0ad
  • 20,000 Light Years Into Space — A Steampunk-themed strategy game where you have to manage a steam supply network on a distant planet. || 20klyAUR
  • Dark Oberon — Open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II. || dark-oberonAUR
  • Factorio — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. || factorioAUR
  • Factorio demo — A proprietary game about mining resources, planning and building factories, automating production and fighting alien enemies. (Demo) || factorio-demoAUR || ftlAUR
  • Globulation 2 — Multiplayer RTS with some "economic" elements minimizing the amount of micromanagement. || 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) || honAUR
  • Kernel Panic — A game based around combat inside a computer, with 3 unique sides: the System, the Hacker and the Network waging war in a matrix of DOOM! No resource economy exists in KP, with the only constraints being time and space. || springlobby
  • MegaGlest — Fork of Glest, a 3D real-time strategy game in a fantastic world. || megaglest
  • Mindustry — Open-source sandbox tower defense and factory-building game. || mindustry-binAUR, mindustryAUR
  • Netpanzer — Real-time strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases. || netpanzerAUR
  • OpenRA — Real-time strategy game written in C# and based on the Command & Conquer game franchise || openra
  • Spring:1944 — A WWII themed game with four fully functional sides (US, Germany, USSR, Britain), period-accurate units and strengths. Realism comes second only to creating a game that is fun and accessible to play. The game can be downloaded through SpringLobby, the official lobby client for the spring lobby. || springlobby
  • Unknown Horizons — 2.5D isometric real-time strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy. || unknown-horizons-gitAUR
  • Warzone 2100 — You command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers campaign, multi-player, and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics. The AUR package installs its videos (FS#55310). || warzone2100 warzone2100-sequencesAUR
  • Widelands — Slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2". || widelands
  • Zero-K — Zero-K is a free multi-platform open source real-time strategy computer game. Initially based on content from Total Annihilation on the open source Spring Engine, it was forked and all proprietary content replaced, and evolved into a completely new game with unique features. It can be easily installed by installing the flobby client from the AUR or alternatively (and preferably) by installing the official mono package and downloading and running the Zero-K lobby from the official website. || flobby-gitAUR
  • Wrymsun — Fantasy game initially based on Stratagus engine || WyrmsunAUR


  • C-evo — A civilization style game, of the Civ II era || c-evo-dhAUR
  • Endgame Singularity — Turn-based single player strategy/simulation about a AI hiding, growing and evolving. || singularity
  • Freeciv — Multiuser clone of the famous Microprose game of Civilization. || freeciv
  • FreeCol — Turn-based strategy game based on Colonization. || freecol
  • FreeOrion — Turn-based space empire and galactic conquest computer game. Inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games, but does not try to be a clone or remake of that series or any other game. || freeorion, freeorion-gitAUR
  • KReversi — A reversi implementation. Part of kde-games. || kreversi
  • KsirK — A risk-styled game in which players try to conquer the world by deciding which area to be invaded next. Part of kde-games. || ksirk
  • OpenXCom — An open source implementation of the game UFO: Enemy Unknown (X-Com: UFO defence in North America), with a plethora of community created mods. || openxcomAUR, openxcom-gitAUR
  • Pioneers — A clone of the famous Settlers of Catan game with on-line functionality || pioneersAUR
  • Signus — Signus: The Artefact Wars assic turn-based strategy war game similar to the old Battle Isle series. || signusAUR, signus-gitAUR
  • The Battle for Wesnoth — Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. || wesnoth

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. || lincity-ng
  • Konquest — A turn-based game in which the player wage wars by managing a fleet of spaceships and conquering other planets. Part of kde-games. || konquest
  • Simutrans — Another Transport simulation that works on linux with sdl. || 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. || openttd
  • OpenRCT2 — Free reimplementation of the game "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (RCT2)" with multiplayer support. It requires a copy of the original game to play it. || openrct2

Visual novels || junipersknotAUR
  • Katawa Shoujo — Bishoujo-style visual novel game that tells a story of a young man and five other girls suffering with varying disabilities. The game is licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. || katawa-shoujoAUR
  • Narcissu — Visual novel, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman. || narcissu2-enAUR
  • School Days — The story, a dramatic slice-of-life, follows Makoto Ito, a high school student who becomes the ambivalent love interest of several girls during his second term, and the effects this has on himself and his relationships with other characters. || nice-boatAUR
  • Summer Days — Spin-off from the "Days" series and remake of Summer Days. || nice-boatAUR || renpy

See also

Free, libre, open source games