15 Best Linux Games of 2015 – You Must Try Right Now
5. Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games and released worldwide for Windows, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 26, 2013 but its Linux version was released on March 17, 2015.
Being the third successor of Bioshock Series it displays similar gameplay and themes. Apart from being nominated as the most awaited game in 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, it won several before its release namely few of which were IGN’s Game of the Show and Best Xbox 360 Game award and many more.
Scene is set in 20th Century, in 1912 where protagonist Booker Dewitt is sent to Columbia to find Elizabeth who had been captivated for most of her life. Story goes on from here, where Elizabeth is rescued and then they both become involved in feud with Cities nativist and Elite founders. Slowly Booker comes to know of Elizabeth’s powers and that she is the source to cities Dark Secrets.
Post Release, Bioshock Infinite received Metacritic rating of 93 for PS3 and 94 for PC version with 96% of rating given by GameRanking website. It was the third highest rated game of 2013 on all platforms according to Metacritic.
Developed by Re-Logic it is an action-adventure, survival game with initial release on May 16, 2011 on Windows, PS3, Android, iOS release in 2013 and OSX and Linux release in 2015.
Whole gameplay revolves around construction, exploration and building and action. Player is initially given 100 health and few tools for his help. He has to explore for new tools and craft them at crafting station. Some advanced crafting operations demand linking of one operation to another.
Occasionally, he has to defend his base from enemies like: Goblin Army and Martians. He can increase his health to 500 by some products. And some region specific enemies can also attack like: zombies, one-eyed monsters etc. By completing his goals, player can attract some Non-Player characters to occupy structures or rooms they have built.
This game sold 200,000 copies after his initial release on Windows and remained Steam’s top seller for first six days of its release, selling 432,000 copies in a month thereafter. And as of June 2015, Terraria sold over 12 million copies.
7. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released on December 6, 2004 for Xbox and February 8, 2005 on Windows, this game was ported to Linux a decade late on 21 July, 2015. Star Wars series fans would love to play this game as it gives the feel of the movie with player being Jedi Exile or Exile (One former Jedi Knight exiled from Jedi Order). This simple role-playing game in itself includes several minigames like it prequels.
Scene is set 5,000 years after Knights of Old Republic and 4,000 years before Episode 1: The phantom Menace. Exile, has to restore the connection to the Force which is generated automatically or player can choose to generate himself and with help of them and non-playable companions, defeat the Sith. Players choices turn Exile into the light or dark side od the force.
The addition of new lightsaber crystals and unarmed fighting option add more to the game. “the prestige classes” are add on to Jedi Classes that let player practise in light saber combat.
The Game received 85% ranking from GameRanking website and a MetaCritic score of 85 out of 100. Kreia was named as the best character in the video game. Game was also titled in “1001 Video Games that you must play before you die”.