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#31 gramer



  • Joined: 01-June 05
  • Location: Bangalore, India

Posted 02 June 2005 - 09:50

3d OpenGL Action Space Simulator..... like Microsoft Freelancer

#32 Treefrog


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  • Joined: 14-June 04

Posted 14 June 2005 - 18:03

The Ur-Quan Masters - [Sci-Fi - Strategy]

A remake of Star Control 2, a great oldie. One of the best!

DosBox - [Emulator?]

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.

Other than those, there are also emulators for many other game types console and arcade. I will leave these up to you to find due to questionable legality in some peoples eyes ;).

RIP Loki.

Edited by Treefrog, 14 June 2005 - 18:12.

#33 nacs


    Based on a true story

  • Joined: 05-February 03
  • Location: Atlanta, GA

Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:43

Savage - [Real Time Strategy/First Person Shooter (great mix of both)]

Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience.

Simply my favorite game on Linux.

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#34 vetrezza


    They will return

  • Joined: 17-December 02
  • Location: Edinburgh, UK

Posted 18 June 2005 - 12:54

Savage - [Real Time Strategy/First Person Shooter (great mix of both)]
Simply my favorite game on Linux.

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Looks impressive, unfortunately it's not free.

#35 MulletRobZ


    Proud to be Canadian!

  • Joined: 29-August 01
  • Location: Toronto

Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:13

Can't believe nobody mentioned ClanBomber! Anyway, here's the link: http://clanbomber.sourceforge.net/

However, my favourite games in Linux are Quake 3 Arena and BZFlag, plus I got GTA Vice City working under Cedega (have to disable intro videos).

#36 CrazyCanuck00



  • Joined: 23-June 05
  • Location: Inside someone's basement.

Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:32

I'm rather hurt that no one had mentioned this game yet, but I'm sure I'll live.

Deadly Rooms of Death - [Turn based Puzzle Game]

(Taken from the "What is DROD?" article on DROD.net found here.)

"Of course, Beethro has an advantage. Unlike aforesaid games with characters with oversized swords, Beethro is experienced in killing all sorts of creatures, so it only takes waving the sword in their square to kill them; and Beethro has as much time as he needs to decide what to do. Every turn, he decides whether to move (using the number pad by default), wait (using the 5 on the number pad), or rotate his sword 45 degrees (using Q for clockwise and W for anticlockwise by default), and the game will pause while you decide his next step. Beethro makes his move, then the monsters (many puzzles taking advantage of this fact), so what could have been a frantic, and nigh on impossible, game of hack-and-slash becomes a violent but intelligent puzzle game.

And DROD has some of the toughest puzzles you'll ever see. Some will have you collapsing trapdoors and opening doors; some will have you coaxing invincible monsters into dead-ends; some will have you turning the monsters own attacks against them. And the last handful has you going up against their leader, the 'Neather, who delights in slamming doors in your face and sending wave after wave of monsters to kill you. It's a touching tale that parallels most of our daily existence, and the path to take to break free of our mundane existence and live the life we've always wanted. It's a cunning parable that would make Confucius proud.

DROD Community Website - http://www.drod.net (Currently getting a makeover, if'n you're wondering)
Caravel Games official website - http://www.caravelgames.com

Version 1.6, known as "Architects' Edition", is 100% free, while the new version, "Journey to Rooted Hold", is $20 USD, but you can get the demo for free, and it includes the level editor and one style.

#37 DarkFlameGTS



  • Joined: 09-March 05

Posted 22 August 2005 - 04:02

Well theres UT04, but its not free. But its on nice game for windows or linux

#38 MulletRobZ


    Proud to be Canadian!

  • Joined: 29-August 01
  • Location: Toronto

Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:19

Oh, and another one. Rocks'n'Diamonds! (Link: 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!

#39 ichi


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Posted 08 September 2005 - 17:23



Prevent the evil hacker Bill from installing his evil software on your networked computers.
(Any resemblance with real people/companies/products is a coincidence :p )

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#40 Oborochan



  • Joined: 20-April 05

Posted 04 October 2005 - 08:20

one of the best games i've ever played
a bit like load runner
but add a nice mix of crazy jumps, switches, doors and robotic monsters
and you get N
a really nice game with loads of levels and a lot of levels that users created



#41 $phinX



  • Joined: 13-January 05
  • Location: Hampshire, UK

Posted 15 November 2005 - 21:25

ClanBomber - Similar to the old Bomberman from SNES days. This game is soo much fun, and very addictive.


Comes with some distro's, otherwise can download from link above.

#42 Daylene



  • Joined: 02-August 04

Posted 21 December 2005 - 15:30


A modified Tron game. Very fun (Y)

#43 madd_matt


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  • Joined: 16-May 04
  • Location: Canada eh?

Posted 23 December 2005 - 17:01

Not quite what this thread is looking for.... but:

#gentoo-games on irc.freenode.net is good to ask around it.

#44 somethingthatrhymes



  • Joined: 26-December 05
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia

Posted 17 January 2006 - 18:33

SuperTux - Super Mario clone.

Wormux - Worms (>= 2) clone.

NiL, Worms of Prey - Liero clones.

#45 .Ryan


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  • Joined: 27-December 05
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Posted 22 March 2006 - 00:14

America's Army - 3D Action (FPS)

This is a great free game endorsed by the U.S. Army and it's multi-platform (it has Windows, Macintosh and Linux clients).
Note: Neowin has an official clan at this game: The Neowin 1st Armory Division

This is the best available, although they NEED the patch. Then the next one i would vote for is Wolfenstein ET