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#1 Haggis

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 15:11

This game needs no intro. Every linux user knows about it. It's Tux, racing downhill reaching very high speeds. 
 
Q: What is the America's Army game?
A: …an accurate portrayal of Soldier experiences …
 
The America's Army game provides civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today's premier land force: the U.S. Army. The game is designed to provide an accurate portrayal of Soldier experiences across a number of occupations. In the game, players will explore progressive individual and collective training events within the game. Once they successfully completed these events they will advance to multiplayer operations in small units.
 
Cube is an open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game built on an entirely new and very unconventional engine. Cube is a landscape-style engine that pretends to be an indoor FPS engine, which combines very high precision dynamic occlusion culling with a form of geometric mipmapping on the whole world for dynamic LOD for configurable fps & graphic detail on most machines. Uses OpenGL & SDL. 
 
an open source fligh simulator on par with ms flight simulator 98. 
 
 
Originally slated to be an expansion to the popular Return to Castle Wolfenstein game, Splash Damage, after nearly completing the game, decided to make a standalone game because of the difference in playing styles, objectives, and classes that the game brought. ET has a strong community in the competitive world as well, with well over 200 active clans. 
 
 
 
Doom 3 demo - http://www.id.com
 
Unreal Tournament 2004 demo - http://www.unrealtournament2004.com
 
 
 
Throw colourful bubbles to build groups and destroy the groups. With 1p-game, aim is to destroy all bubbles, with 2p-game, aim is that your opponent dies before you.
 
Full-featured, colorful animated penguin eyecandy, 100 levels of 1p game, hours and hours of 2p game, a level-editor, 3 professional quality 20-channels musics, 15 stereo sound effects, 7 unique graphical transition effects.
 
 
In this game, you ride a lightcycle around the game grid. You can only make sharp turns of 90 degrees and a wall constantly builds up after you. Make your enemies crash into your wall, but be aware that they are trying to do the same to you. Only if you are fast enough, you may be able to trap them; but the only way to speed up your lightcycle is to drive close to the dangerous walls. Prepare for exciting strategic preparations followed by action-packed close combat!
 
 
Somewhere between SpaceInvaders and Ikaruga.
 
 
Multiplayer (and only mp, there's no singleplayer mode) RTS with tanks and stuff, using 3D OpenGL graphics. 
 
The Battle for Wesnoth - http://www.wesnoth.org
A very fun, high quality and very polished, original strategy game. Destroy the enemy's leader to win while taking advantage of unit types and weaknesses, time of day, and the type of terrain. Capture villages to gain more gold and recruit more units, which gain experience (and have multiple upgrades) as they fight. Includes a Battle.net like multiplayer matchmaking service that allows you to host behind firewalls. 
 
Blobwars: Metal Blob Solid - http://www.parallelr...uk/blobWars.php
Since their world was invaded by an alien race, the Blobs have faced a lifetime of war. But now they have a chance to win the war once and for all.
 
In Blob Wars : Metal Blob Solid, you take on the role of a fearless Blob agent, Bob. Bob's mission is to infiltrate the various enemy bases around the Blobs' homeworld and rescue as many MIAs as possible. But standing in his way are many vicious aliens, other Blobs who have been assimilated and the evil alien leader, Galdov.
 
UFO: Alien Invasion  - http://ufo.myexp.de/
UFO: ALIEN INVASION is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces which are about to infiltrate earth at this very moment. You are in command of a small special unit which has been founded to face the alien strike force. To be successful on the long run, you will also have to have a research team study the aliens and their technologies in order to learn as much as possible about their technology, their goals and the aliens themselves.
 
'UFO: Alien Invasion' is heavily inspired by the 'X-COM' series by Mythos and Microprose. The first game of the series, 'UFO DEFENSE', became a classic and, in our honest opinion, is one of the best games ever made.
'UFO: Alien Invasion' is neither a sequel nor a remake of 'UFO DEFENSE' - we simply had the urge to create a similar strategy game, which will hopefully be as entertaining as the original was for the players (and for the developers, of course  ).
 
Glest is a project for making a free 3d real-time customizable strategy game.
Current version is fully playable, includes single player game against CPU controlled players, two factions with their corresponding tech trees, units, buildings and some maps.
 
The Ur-Quan Masters - http://sc2.sourceforge.net/
A remake of Star Control 2, a great oldie. One of the best!
 
 
With this you can play a LOT (and I mean A LOT, as in the opposite of a few) of the old dos games. It is one of the must haves for my system, as I am heavily into classic and nostalgia games. I'll take this over WINE any day. This allows me to dig out my cherished games such as the Settlers, Heroes of Might and Magic, XCOM, Pizza Tycoon, Populous, Sim Ant, Command and Conquer.. etc et.. I could fill up the page . They just don't make 'em like they used to.
 
 
Rocks'n'Diamonds! - http://www.artsoft.org
A nice puzzle game that includes Sokoban and Supaplex. Probably one of the first Linux games I used after BZFlag and ClanBomber! 
 
Prevent the evil hacker Bill from installing his evil software on your networked computers.
 
A modified Tron game. Very fun  
 
Super Mario clone.
 
Worms clone
 
NiL, Worms of Prey - http://wormsofprey.org/
Liero clones.
 
Great Alien Vs Marines mod, lot's of fun.
 
 
 
Battle for Wesnoth - http://www.wesnoth.org/
A 2d turn-based strategy game 
 
Quake Spin off
 
OpenTransport Tycoon Deluxe - http://www.openttd.com/
 
is a free MMORPG that has both Windows and Linux clients 
 
Pingus is a free Lemmings-like game covered under the GNU GPL. It features currently 22 playable levels and runs under a wide variety of operating systems (Linux, Windows, etc.) 
 
 
A 3d MMORPG for Linux/Windows/Mac 
 
Xonotic is a free (GPL), fast-paced first-person shooter that works on Windows, OS X and Linux. The project is geared towards providing addictive arena shooter gameplay which is all spawned and driven by the community itself. Xonotic is a direct successor of the Nexuiz project with years of development between them, and it aims to become the best possible open-source FPS (first-person-shooter) of its kind.



#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 15:19

Nice work, Haggis! I know about half of that :p



#3 vetBrian

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 16:25

ET is on there twice, lol. Otherwise great list.



#4 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 18:43

 


 
Q: What is the America's Army game?
A: …an accurate portrayal of Soldier experiences …
 
The America's Army game provides civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today's premier land force: the U.S. Army. The game is designed to provide an accurate portrayal of Soldier experiences across a number of occupations. In the game, players will explore progressive individual and collective training events within the game. Once they successfully completed these events they will advance to multiplayer operations in small units.
 

 

 

can anyone tell me what default directory it downloads the files? i had the download completed then the program crashed and now when i try to downloa d again nothing happens.



#5 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:35

i have it fixed now.



#6 BetaguyGZT

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:01

Warzone 2100. It's GPL now, Open-Sourced, free, and still being developed. It's got native ports for 'Nix, Windows, and Mac too. ^_^ Oldie but goodie in my book.

 

Lots of new stuff in the works for it, most of which is in beta testing.