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Old 09-18-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 Free Linux Games

If you think that there are no great games for Linux, think again! We are taking a look at 10 of some of the most popular Linux games... that just so happen to be completely free!

You can read the full article here, and discuss it here!
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Tremulous

I have been playing this game for almost a month and it is simply great!

Tremulous is a 3D first person shooting game akin to quake / half-life.
It runs on Linux / Mac / Windows.

Try it!
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:20 AM   #3
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Hey , Great REviews of all the Games.
I completely agree that most people will first ask if you can game on Linux before getting their minds set for a conversion.

However, for Amaerica Army I could not find the download link. Did I miss it anywhere?

I run a small outfit : The OpenSourceDeal (http://osd.byethost8.com/) in India.
Im planning to compile a CD/DVD of the best Linux Games. Any more additons to it ?
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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Since AA is no longer being developed for Linux, you will have to search for the files. I found this site in a quick Google search :
http://americasarmy.filefront.com/

You may want to check your distros software repository to see if it's there. Gentoo had it available in Portage... not sure about other distros though.

"Anymore additions to it?"

You may want to check out this thread:
http://www.digg.com/linux_unix/Top_10_Free_Linux_Games

Arys chose a good one too... at first I believed Tremulous required Quake to play.. but apparently not.
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Where's Nethack?
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Not on the list !

There's only 10 spots... and Nethack wasn't mentioned enough with the ~100 people polled. I should have made this a top 20 list
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FlightGear is getting pretty good -- Where else can one fly Medivac?
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freeciv and nethack should both be on the list
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I know you probably get this a lot, but TASpring wasn't mentioned, and that is a really high quality game.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:22 AM   #10
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This is a good list but not a complete list. Obviously there will be games that people think should be on list that aren't and vice versa. It's going to happen with a list of 10 just as it would with a list of 25 or 50. There is always going to be that game that was excluded. If we missed any game, we are sorry. It doesn't take away from the enjoyment you have had with that game, it only means that it's not on our top 10.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:23 AM   #11
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Since there is so much demand for games that were not listed, I may work on a new article in the future, scaled down in size, but with a bigger list.

Honestly, people have mentioned around 50 other games that didn't make the list... because obviously we only had 10 to deal with.

To those who didn't see their game listed... don't worry. My favorites were not there either
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I can't believe unreal tournament 2004 was not on the list. It is probably one of the best games on earth, Windows or Linux. It has its own installer which makes the windows intaller look like a cheap and nasty effort. It plays perfectly with excellent graphics and sound. Soon there will be Unreal Tournament 2007 which is supposed to be even better. You will even be able to create your own custom maps in this version. Check it out.
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Since when is UT2004 free?
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Hmmm I see your point.
I should have read the original a bit more. I was just so pleased that I could play such a game on Linux.

But there again why not open this to paid for games? or even add another section. Many people dont use Linux because they cant play their favourite games and this is an example that disproves that whole point. Im sure there are more too (although I dont play any others).
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Freeciv should be No.1 on the list.
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