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With the news that Steam and the Valve games are being ported to Linux, I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight to the community other games that have already been ported to the Linux platform.

 

Plants vs Zombies (via Chrome Store at the least)

Bastion (via Chrome store at the least)

Fallout 1

Fallout 2

Braid

Trine 1

Trine 2

Minecraft

World of Goo

Zeno clash

Depths of Peril

Heroes of Newerth (awesome and highly popular DotA clone)

Realm of the Mad God

Dungeons of Dredmor

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Mount and Blade (including Warband)

 

Dungeon Defenders

Shadowgrounds (including Survivor)

Frozen Synapse

Cave Story+

 

Savage 1 (devs of HoN)

Savage 2

Sanctum

Osmos

Machinarium

Soldat

Fallout Tactics

Botanicula

Doom (all versions)

DEFCON

Darwinia

Machinarium

Quake (all versions)

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

 

Most of these games can be purchased through this online store called Desura. So for those you who want to stick it to the man (Steam), here's an opportunity to do so. Actually, there is a huge number of indie titles for Linux on Desura. When I move this comp to Ubuntu (I've been very lazy) I'm definitely not going to be bored. I <3 indie games. They're more like the ones from my childhood.

 

Desura (click the Linux button at the top): http://www.desura.com/

 

And then, a further huge array of Windows games work flawlessly on Linux under Wine, such as Divine Divinity and all Valve's games.

 

It's also worth checking out the games section of the Ubuntu package manager (or whatever distro it is you use). There are some gems there like a Mario clone (SuperTux) and a Civ clone (Heroes of Linux)

 

Finally, it's worth pointing out that the following Kickstarter games will run on Linux:

Wasteland 2

Double Fine Adventure

Shadowrun Returns

The Banner Saga

 

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Here's a really good (and polished) list of Linux games (some that were missed above and on Desura), with mini-screenshots and editor's pick recommendations for the really good ones. It's not a store, just a constantly updated compilation of Linux games, both open and closed source, and free and commercial:

 

http://www.penguspy.com/#/All/free_and_commercial/open_closed/sort=3/view=1/limit=0

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:facepalm:

 

Good, we know your taste in games, so hush, this thread is not meant for you.

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More like Heroes of Might and Magic.

Sent from my Stone Tablet, using Chisel-a-Talk 2000BC.

My youtube channel: MamoulianFH Latest Let's Play Druidstone - The Secret of the Menhir Forest (in progress)

Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 1: Austria Grand Campaign (completed)
Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 2: Xhosa Grand Campaign (completed)
My PS Platinums and 100% - 25 games so far (my PSN profile)

 

 

1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

20) Final Fantasy Type-0 - PS4 - 58+ hours

21) Journey - PS4 - 9+ hours

22) Dark Souls II - PS3 - 210+ hours

23) Fairy Fencer F - PS3 - 215+ hours

24) Megadimension Neptunia VII - PS4 - 160 hours

25) Super Neptunia RPG - PS4 - 44+ hours

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Not a single game in that list interests me.

 

My SSD arrived the other day and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. Such a smooth experience. The mixture of Linux and the SSD has improved system responsiveness immensely over Windows 7 on an HD.

 

I installed 'PlayOnLinux' which is an application (based on WINE) that lets you run Windows programmes. Installing Steam via PlayOnLinux is even simpler than installing it on Windows. So I've been going through my list of Steam games and testing them out. They've all worked flawlessly so far. I've tried a few GoG games, too, which have also worked without a hitch.

 

So if being able to play your Steam games is a concern, there's no issue.

 

Any games in particular you'd want to be able to play on Linux? I may have them and can test for you.

 

Diablo 3 works, for instance.

 

Guess I'll have to stick with Windows longer. Not that I can complain.

 

Might want to avoid Windows 8, then.

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Oh yeah, regarding Wesnoth, it's nice to see the overall progress they've made through out the years. (And from a gpl project.)

 

It's a turn-based strategy, one 'mission' per map, recruit units, earn XP, defeat foes. Haven't played multiplayer, so can't comment on that. I liked the variety of the different races and units, and their different skills and traits gave the game an extra strategic layer. Seemed like a well balanced game altogether.

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