Top 11 Free Games For Linux

Many users mostly those who switch from Windows or macOS search games for the Linux platform. A few years ago games on Linux was like a dream there was very less game available then, but now there are so many amazing developments in the recent years.

Nowadays there are both free and paid games available in Linux even there are some distributions like steam os that are designed and optimized specially for gaming.

In this article, you will see some mostly played games that are available for free in Linux.

Dota 2

Dota 2 is a sequel to the Defence of the Ancients (DotA) game. It is an online multiplayer video game developed by Valve.

Dota 2 is one of the most played games published by Steam. This game is known for rewarding gameplay, production quality, and faithfulness to its predecessors. Dota 2 is completely free to play however it offers a battle pass separately.

Download Dota 2

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve. It offers detailed training and offline practice for new players of this game. This game was released for the Linux platform in February 2013.

Download Team Fortress 2


SuperTuxKart (STK) is a free and open-source video game. It features mascots of the various open-source projects. It has a variety of gameplay modes, characters, and tracks. You can play this game in single or multiplayer modes.

At the beginning of the story mode, Nolok the villain of the game captures Gnu the leader of Tux an open-source world. The Tux and his friends have to save him by defeating Nolok.

Download SuperTuxKart

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment. It was released initially in 2012 since then it is getting major updates every year from Valve.

Download Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

UFO: Alien Invasion

UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy video game in this players fight with aliens who are trying to take control of the earth. This game is inspired by X-Com sereies.

You can play the game in two modes: Geoscape and tactical mode. You can follow the command given on its download page according to the distribution that you use.

Download UFO: Alien Invasion

Battle For Wesnoth

The Battle of Wesnoth is a turn strategy-based video game with a fantasy setting released in 2003. In this players build armies by controlling villages and defeating enemies. This is an open-source game you can download it from its official website it is available for various platforms.

Download Battle For Wesnoth


Mari0 is a side-scrolling platform video game it combines game elements from Nintendo’s Super Mario and Valve’s Portal series. It has features such as portal guns to shoot portals, game modifier, level editor, etc.

Download Mari0

Unknown Horizon

Unknown Horizon is a city-building and real-time strategy game which is inspired by the Anno series. It is a free and open-source game that is still in the active development phase. It is a 2D simulator game its features include urban development, diplomacy trade, commodity management, strategy, and exploration.

Download Unknown Horizon

War Thunder

War Thunder is a cross-platform vehicular combat multiplayer video game developed by Gaijin Entertainment. It is one of the best and award-winning simulation video games. It deals with aviation, armored vehicles, and naval craft.

Download War Thunder

Star Conflict

Star Conflict is a free-to-play dynamic massively multiplayer video game. The players control combat spaceships with different roles. It has PvP and PvE game modes as well as an open-world sandbox. You just need to survive in outer space and engage with enemies with the best strategy.

Download Star Conflict

Albion Online

Albion Online is a medieval fantasy massively multiplayer role-playing video game which is developed by sandbox interactive. Players can go out to get more Fame using which they can get access to other weapon and armor types, with stronger equipment requiring more Fame to use. You can claim territories during the battle to get more resources.

Download Albion

Which is your favorite game in Linux?

Now here you have seen the list of a few free games available for the Linux platform. You can tell us which one is your favorite game on Linux by writing us in the comments below.

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