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.


6. Terraria

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”.


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14 Responses

  1. Bakshara says:

    I am looking for the best Linux Fedora games, are their any?

  2. Phyrce says:

    Witcher 3 is NOT available on Linux… it wont even run with Wine. How is this even still up 8 months later?

  3. 3z says:

    WTF, where is The Talos Principle!!??

  4. Kallestofeles says:

    I’m wondering if the author has even installed linux in his life.
    There is no Witcher 3, MortalKombat X nor Lego Jurassic World, no Batman Arkham Knight on linux! FFS, get your facts straight.

  5. Quasar says:

    Dude, do you even play on Linux? the first games were announced but they are not on linux yet…

    Please correct your article so new linux users don’t get confused with this.

  6. mario says:

    The List is so incredible wrong. Its just click bait! Wichter3, Mortal Kombat X, Lego and Batman has not released for linux. And the most of this games will never seen SteamOS. But there are a lot of good games for Linux. I recommend all of u guys to go to gamingonlinux.com. Best news site for penguingamers

  7. Wojtek says:

    There is no Witcher 3 for Linux, neither on steam, nor GOG. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

  8. Aaron Kili K says:

    Am waiting for FIFA on Linux.

  9. Milad says:

    Where is DOTA2 ?!!!

  10. chris says:

    Lego Jurassic is coming to linux?

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