15 Best Linux Games of 2015 – You Must Try Right Now

8. Kerbel Space Program

A Space Flight simulator developed by Squad whose initial version released on June 24, 2011 with its availability on Steam’s early access program on March 20, 2013, but the game was officially released out of Beta version on April 27, 2015.

Apart from being a space adventure with different modes i.e. Sandbox, Science and Career, this game holds a great representation of orbital mechanics and many other physics phenominons that often happen in space due to which it has been liked by many and even commmunities like: NASA, SpaceX’s Elon Musk and ESA have shown interest in the game.

Talking about the game, it is action-packed Space Adventure with two astronauts depicted as Kerbel’s being given missions like: capturing asteroids, building space stations etc. For which they have to themselves create spacecraft and go in Space. Simulation of real-world problems while launching, like: Running out of fuel, structural problems tearing spacecraft apart also make the game interesting and mind boggling.
It has won many awards like: Best Gameplay and Community Choice awards in 2015 Unity Awards.


9. Crypt of NecroDancer

Developed by Brace Yourself Games, this game is somewhat a Rhythm Game. With initial release on July 30, 2015 and full release on April 23, 2015 on Windows, OSX and Linux this game has till date passed every critical review successfully.

Apart from being a Rhythm game, its base is scripted down as a well structured tale which is main highlight of the game and which makes it a must play for many who thrive for fun and adventure at same time. Along with that, the music lovers can even play their own tracks in the game and make the character of game dance to their sequence number.

Scene is set up in the form of a story where Cadence daughter of a farmer falls in crypt searching for her father and which changes her life. Crypt is controlled by a Necrodancer who steals Cadence’s heart and forces her to defeat his army to get it back. Her actions are tied to beat of music and ultimately her heart so that she can stay alive.

This is done very effectively to bring some amusement and fun in the game for those who get bored of just doing adventure. The story continues with Cadence finding her father and then defeating Necrodancer and taking his lute and so on, but that would be more amazing when played.

The Game was positively reviewed by Joystiq and Destructroid, who claimed it to be one of the favorite entries at PAX Prime. Also, it received honorable mention for 2015 Game Developers choice awards for Innovation and Best Audio.


10. SOMA

Developed by Fictional Games this is a Fictional Horror game for those who love to watch ghosts. Released on September 22, 2015 this game has sold 92,000 units as of October 1, 2015. The game uses physiological horror instead of conventional scares found in most of games of such Genre(s). The Game takes you straight to PATHOS-2, a remote research facility underwater with a machinery that has a capability to take human characteristics.

The Scene is built around protagonist Simon Jarrett who is involved in a car crash that killed his friend but he was left injured. Then he agrees for experimental brain scan in a lab during which he blacks out, and wakes up a Century later in a place where he slowly recognizes that he is admist the robots who are actually human consciousness placed in a robot body.

The scene goes on from here and then he gets to know about an experiment done to make human’s survive beyond earth which was done but ARK was never launched to space. Simon takes this task and the game goes on.

It has received 9 on 10 from Gamespot and Polygon and Destructroid because of its amazing casting including voice, script and everything. Overall everyone awarded it with positive review and it is expected to have effect like Amnesia.

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Gunjit Khera
Currently a Computer Science student and a geek when it comes to Operating System and its concepts. Have 1+ years of experience in Linux and currently doing a research on its internals along with developing applications for Linux on python and C.

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14 thoughts on “15 Best Linux Games of 2015 – You Must Try Right Now”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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


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