One reason why Linux was not so popular was because of the unavailability of Linux Games. Most games are playable only on Windows platforms and only some of them are on MAC OS Platforms. However these days I have noticed a lot of interesting games that are emerging for Linux and that also for free as well as open source…
I have tried some games on Linux even the graphics are not so great as what we get on a Playstations or Windows Platforms, still I found them nice to spend some time with.
It’s a nice little game which does not consume too many resources. I like playing it from time to time.
Steel Storm: Episode 1
This is another free arcade action game which is a bit like Truxton giving you a top view of a spacecraft and you have got to travel through the maps, destroying targets along the way.
Here the direction of the spacecraft is controlled by the mouse just like an FPS game.
You can download the game from here.
There are also 3D action games like Wolfenstein Enemy Territory which is free for Linux as well as Doom 3 which is commercial. There are also free open-source MMORPG’s like Planeshift (but personnaly when I tried Planeshift, I was not really impressed…)
I have identified two sites which has got a huge list of Linux games (open-source, free and commercial):
This site contains a list of Linux Games from different categories.
Ubuntu Gamer does not only give you a list of games but also alternatives of installing Windows games using Wine and other alternative ways of playing games in Ubuntu.
You can check out these sites for the Linux games. I will keep this post updated in case I fond more sites which can give lists of other new Linux games.