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One week after its initial release on Steam for Linux, Stronghold 3 is available at an 80% off price in a special promotion that will end on October 13.

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Unvanquished, a shoot ‘em up game available for Linux, Windows and OS X, has reached Alpha 32, bringing several new fixes, a new model for the SMG, and updated textures for the mantis.

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Annex: Conquer the World, a real-time strategy game based on the MegaGlest engine, has reached version 4.0, and brings a big number of new features.

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Crusader Kings II is a strategy game available on Linux, featuring single and multi-player, and set in various historical periods. Crusader Kings II was launched in 2012 and it received positive reviews.

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Just a few hours ago, the third installment of the Stronghold series, Stronghold 3, has been released on Steam for Linux too.

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Just a few minutes ago Urban Terror 4.2.20 was released with a rather long list of bug fixes to the new mod introduced in 4.2.19, Freeze Tag.

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Frozen Sand has released a new update, 4.2.019, for its first-person shooter Urban Terror. If you already have Urban Terror installed, you only need to run the updater from the installation directory, without the need to download the entire game again.

Urban Terror is a first-person shooter set in realistic environments, initially started as a Quake 3 modification, and turning into a standalone game. It features online multiplayer, tons of maps, mods and weapons, but also features like acceleration and trickjumps. Some popular maps from other games are ported to Urban Terror, like the well-known dust2 from Counter-Strike:

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VCMI is an ambitious project that aims to recreate the entire Heroes III engine and add new features, and has been in the works for a few years, and up to now it is in good shape.

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To play Heroes III with VCMI you will need the following:

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Aeon Command has been made available through Steam on Linux too. The game is available for purchase at a modest price of 2.54€, however a Linux demo is available on their website (see below for instructions on how to run the demo).

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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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