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Here is yet another overview of 10 free and open-source games for Linux. These are maybe not the most popular ones, but each definitely has a certain addictive tint to it.

The other four articles covering 27 more games can be found at the following locations: 1 2 3 4

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These are included in the KDE Games package and they can be installed separately by name in any major distribution out there. The official KDE games include mostly board, card or arcade games. I will overview some of the “best” that come in KDE but, of course, your mileage may vary, since one can like a certain kind of board game, while another may like card games more.

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Reviewing a batch of free Linux games the other day, I stumbled upon Enigma, which immediately got my attention because of its simple rules, yet addictive game style. I found Enigma to be a great game, despite the fact that I’m not much into puzzle games.

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This is the fourth article in a series covering completely free and open-source games available for Linux, usually included in any of the popular distributions. These games are all included in the Ubuntu repositories, so you can install them with APT. The other three articles covering 22 other free games can be found at the following locations:

As suggested by one of the readers, here’s five more games to try out.

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In the past I looked at two other free games available on Steam for Linux, namely No More Room in Hell and Cannons Lasers Rockets. Currently, there are about seven free games on Steam which run on Linux too, and Star Conflict is one of them.

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Globulation 2 is a free 2D real-time strategy game for Linux with a different gameplay than the normal strategies, in which you build structures and have to defeat your opponent(s).

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In the past I had a look at 17 free games available for Linux, overviewed here and here. In this article I will have a look at five more completely free and open-source games available to install in any distribution out there.

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OpenTTD 1.4.0, a free clone of the Transport Tycoon Deluxe game, has seen a new release yesterday, on April 1, 2014, and bundles hundreds of fixes and new features over the older version.

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And if WesGold forum accounts weren’t enough for April 1st, here’s a better one: the 0 A.D. developers announce a new direction for the game, in which history and realism are substituted by the almighty hordes of zombies and the walking dead.

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System Shock 2 is a 3D sci-fi shooter with a horror theme, and recently it has been made available for Linux as well on the Steam platform for $9.99.

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Battle for Wesnoth is a completely free, feature-complete, very popular turn-based strategy game available for Linux. With Wesnoth 1.12 on its way (the second beta was released just a few days ago), Wesnoth benefits of a large, dedicated community and an active development. This is definitely a game which I love and occasionally play for a long time now.

Currently in Beta, Wesnoth 1.12 will bring groundbreaking new features:

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According to an announcement on Reddit, Subsoap, developer of FaeVerse Alchemy, is offering free steam keys for Linux testers. Although the game is not yet live on Steam, the developers need Linux testers for the updates to come throughout this month.

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According to an official announcement on their website, a new expansion pack for the Faster Than Light game will be made available freely on April 3rd. Along with this release an iPad 2 version will also be released. The expansion pack will be free and will not include any additional in-app purchases.

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