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Gaming on linux is it worth a try

  1. 1. Article from Gaming On Linux Is It Worth A Try ? 2013-07-02 18:07:42 Osei Fortune Is Gaming On Linux As Bad As People Say It Is ? No Most gamers would say gaming on linux is a waste of time or some may even say Linux ?? Whats that . Well about a few years ago i probably was in the same position saying windows all the way and linux that os is a waste of time LOL shame on me. But it wasn’t till browsing the web and reading lots of reviews from first time linux users and the advantages the NIX family (Unix/Linux) got over win-
  2. 2. dows also it was about time to try something new . Mac OS hmmm don’t think I could have afford that without selling an organ and Microsoft had recently release their latest installment of windows called vista and both know how bugged out that was …. LOL (facepalm)
  3. 3. So after doing all the research possible i finally decided to give Linux a try an it so happens the first Linux Distro I tried was Ubuntu . After the first month using ubuntu only one thing the OS had me saying . Mother OF OS Where Have You Been All My Life Gaming On Linux it’s Alive Its Alive
  4. 4. Well before i bore you anymore let’s get down to business with the help of a couple of people from the google plus group Gaming On Linux and a bit of re- search we created a list of games to help with gaming on linux and make the process easier. Shank | Price $9.99 USD Shank is the cult-classic revival of the sidescrolling beat-em-up. Play as Shank in an over-the-top grindhouse game, packed to the rim with enemies, bosses, combos, and more. In the 2D sidescroller beat-em-up embark on a brutal path of blood soaked revenge as Shank battles his way through the criminal under- ground in his quest for retribution. Boasting fast-paced bloody action, silky smooth controls and a signature pulpy grindhouse art style, Shank is a must-play for action fans.
  5. 5. Shank 2 | Price $9.99 US The fan- favorite 2D brawler is back as ex- mob hit man Shank returns to action in Shank 2. With those closest to him under attack, Shank is once again forced on the offensive. Now he must put his trusty arsenal of hand- guns, shotguns, automatic weapons, chainsaws, machetes, grenades, plus all-new weaponry and moves to use in order to protect those close to him. The original game set a new standard for its visual style and Shank 2 raises the bar. Shank 2 expands on the original game’s amazing combat system to redefine the 2D side-scrolling brawler.
  6. 6. Team Fortress 2 | Price Free Team Fortress 2 is focused around two opposing teams, Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED) and Builders League United (BLU) competing for a combat- based principal objective. Players can choose to play as one of nine classes in these teams, each with his own unique strengths, weaknesses and weapons. Although the abilities of a number of classes have changed from earlier Team Fortress incarnations, the basic elements of each class have remained, that being one primary weapon, one secondary weapon, and one melee weapon
  7. 7. Bastion | Price $14.99 USD Bastion is an action role- playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand- painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat. Finish the main story to unlock the New Game Plus mode and continue your journey.
  8. 8. Minecraft | Price €19.95 Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.
  9. 9. Heroes Of Newerth |Price Free Heroes of Newerth pits two teams of players against each other: the Legion and the Hellbourne. Both teams are based at opposite corners of the map in their respective bases. Bases consist of buildings, creep spawn points, towers, a hero spawning pool, and a central structure. The goal of the game is to either destroy the central structure, world tree (Legion) or Sacrificial Shrine (Hellbourne), of the opposite base or force the other team to concede. Players achieve this by selecting heroes with unique skills to combat the other team.
  10. 10. Dungeon Defenders | Price $14.99 USD Dungeon Defenders is a Tower Defense Action-RPG where you must save the land of Etheria from an Ancient Evil! Create a hero from one of four dis- tinct classes to fight back wave after wave of enemies by summoning de- fenses and directly participating in the action-packed combat! Customize and level your character, forge equipment, gather loot, collect pets and more! Take your hero through multiple difficulty modes and challenge/ survival missions to earn more experience & even better treasure. Join your friends with 4-player online and local (splitscreen) co-op to plan your strategies together or compete in PvP Deathmatch.
  11. 11. Alien Arena | Price Free Do you like old school deathmatch with modern features? How about rich, col- orful, arcade like atmospheres? How about…retro Sci Fi? Then you’re going to love what Alien Arena has in store for you! This game combines some of the very best aspects of such games as Quake III and Unreal Tournament and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique.
  12. 12. Awesomenauts | Price $9.99 USD The year is 3587. Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic supremacy, they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Awesomenauts is a MOBA fitted into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer. Head out to the online battlefields together with your friends as an online party or in local splitscreen, and never worry about having to wait for an online match because of drop-in matchmaking! Devise strategies as you upgrade and customize each character’s skills to suit your playing style
  13. 13. True Combat | Price Free TrueCombat pits two teams against each other, the Terrorists and the Counter- Terrorists. Weapon availability depends on what side you’re on and what class you have selected. There are three classes, As- sault, Recon and Sniper. The Assault class get assault rifles and are basically standard infantryman. The Recon class uses light weapons such as submachine guns. The Sniper class gets long range weaponry to take out enemies from afar. The game at- tempts to stimulate realism as much as possible. Unlike most shooters, there is no crosshair on the screen. To aim accurately you must aim down the sights. The player can lean around cor- ners and while walking. The game implements ‘AA’ or armament availability to decide what weapons will be available to you, based on your performance. Poor performance will get you only basic weapons, good performance will get you a larger variety of weapons. Gameplay is entirely online, though the player may add computer controlled bots to play offline
  14. 14. Trine | Price $9.99 USD Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use phys- ics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil… The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics – each character’s differ- ent abilities help the player battle an army of undead and defeat hazardous contraptions. The player can at any time freely choose whoever is best suited for the upcoming challenge or puzzle: The Wizard is able to summon objects to help solve puzzles and create new ways to overcome obstacles, the Thief uses her agility and dead-on accuracy to swiftly surprise the mon- sters, and the Knight unleashes mayhem and physical destruction wherever he goes.
  15. 15. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory | Price Free Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a multiplayer game in which players wage war as Axis or Allies in team-based combat. It’s a team game; you will win or fall along with your comrades. The only way to complete the objectives that lead to victory is by cooperation, with each player covering their team- mates and using their class special abilities in concert with the others.
  16. 16. Quake Live | Price Free The gameplay of Quake Live consists of players attempting to frag more of their opponents than any other player or team in a given match. This is achieved by navigating a 3D environment and shooting other players with a variety of weapons, while collecting health, armor, weapons, ammo and various power -ups. As players get more advanced, they use other tricks and techniques such as rocket and strafe jumping.
  17. 17. Machinarium | Price $10 The goal of Machinarium is to solve a series of puzzles and brain teasers. The puzzles are linked together by an overworld consisting of a traditional “point and click” adventure story. The overworld’s most radical departure is that only objects within the player character’s reach can be clicked on. Machinarium is notable in that it contains no dialogue, spoken or written, and apart from a few tutorial prompts on the first screen, is devoid of under- standable language entirely. The game instead uses a system of animated thought bubbles.
  18. 18. Shadowgrounds Survivor | Price $9.99 USD Surviving is only half the game. The award-winning atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original Shadowgrounds make a triumphant return in this spin off/sequel armed with a slick new feature set! Shadowgrounds Survi- vor tells the story of the last remaining humans on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, where the alien onslaught is in full force.
  19. 19. 0 A.D. | Price Free 0 A.D. features the real-time strategy gameplay components of building a base, training an army, combat, and technology research. The game is about eco- nomic development and warfare. Wildfire Games aims to deliver an innovative but familiar experience, focusing mostly on the military aspect of real-time strat- egy. The game will pursue a sense of historical accuracy without damaging gameplay. It also aims for a high degree of replayability by being easily moddable and the formation of a large online community. The player will have to build a city and an army following the rules of standard real-time strategy games, collecting resources and constructing buildings. The game will include multiple units and buildings specific to each civilization as well as both land and naval units.
  20. 20. Capsized | Price Free Capsized is a fast paced 2D platformer focused on intense action and ex- ploration. As a intrepid space traveler, your ship has crash landed on a mysterious alien planet. You must navigate through the perilous environ- ment and fight off blood-thirsty creatures to save your crewmates and es- cape with your lives! Use your jetpack to fly through the alien jungle, and tools such as the Gravity Hook to manipulate your environment to skilfully dodge and defeat attacking enemies. You will be challenged – with platforming, puzzle solving, and deadly skirmishing, often all at the same time!
  21. 21. Nexuiz Classic | Price Free Nexuiz is an FPS game, heavily inspired by the original Quake games, even running on a modified Quake engine known as DarkPlaces engine. It includes thirteen weapons, 24 official maps and over 240 community created maps, as well as 15 player models. Nexuiz is primarily multiplayer (though it includes a full single-player cam- paign, which allows one to play through the various multiplayer game types and maps with bots), and allows for hosting and joining of games. It can also support new gametypes, or whole conversions quickly applied to it (much like Quake). Nexuiz supports most Quakemodifications (although with varying functionality). Currently there are a few custom mods and maps used.
  22. 22. SuperTuxKart | Price Free SuperTuxKart’s gameplay is similar to Mario Kart, but has become more dis- tinctive over time it also features the Linux mascot Tux and The Mozilla Thunderbird is the race referee.
  23. 23. Games To Look Out For Planetary Annihilation | Price $40 + Planetary Annihilation is planned to feature a planet-based map system, includ- ing multiple star systems, different types of planets and asteroids. Players will be able to conquer other planets and even entire systems on maps said to in- clude “hundreds of worlds”. These planets are also planned to be dynamic in that they can be ‘annihilated’ using asteroids, a major focus for Uber Entertain- ment. The game’s creators have also stated that Planetary Annihilation will re- semble something of the 1997 RTS Total Annihilation as its focus is more to- wards ‘macro’ gameplay as opposed to ‘micro’ gameplay. In development up- dates, Mavor has commented that “a million” in-game units is a design goal of the development team. It has also been hinted that Planetary Annihilation will feature a commander-focused system, in which the player loses when their commander dies.
  24. 24. McDROID | Price Unknown From the creator It’s the love child of my two favorite games: RTYPE and DUNE 2. It is a very fluid hybrid of action strategy game that is challenging to your trigger finger and your brain. It demands you to manage resources, repair, upgrade, shoot at stuff, deploy turrets, put them on your back for hands on action, upgrade, run around, “kite” mutated snails eating on your all- important shuttle and off course jump. The soundtrack is a really cool 60s music Maurice La Police recorded in Paris for us. It starts easy like a tower defense but quickly becomes a tough ac- tion strategy where you have to balance so many things that only the most skilled multi tasker can handle it. It’s something really new.
  25. 25. Final Thoughts Thats is for our list of games for linux I hope they can help you change your mind about Gaming on Linux . If this article helped you in any way please share it with your friends and followers. Did we miss any games worth play- ing ? feel free to tell us in the comments below.