Top 10 FPS Games for Linux


As part of our effort in giving Linux games category its due share, here is our second post featuring some really good games for Linux. If it was about top RTS games for Linux before, now its time for some fast paced first-person shooter(FPS) games for Linux. Quick collection of 10 FPS games for Linux((in no particular order) every Linux gamer should be aware of.

top fps games for linux

OpenArena is an open-source, community-produced, deathmatch first person shooter(FPS) game licensed under the GPL. There are many game types supported including Free For All, Capture The Flag, Domination, Overload, Harvester among others. OpenArena is available from default repositories of a number of popular Linux distributions like Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva and Ubuntu. Click here to install OpenArena FPS in Ubuntu. Even more download options can be found at OpenArena download page.

assaultcube top fps games for linux

AssaultCube, formerly ActionCube, is a free, multiplayer, first-person-shooter(FPS) game which is also multiplatform. It takes place in realistic environments, with fast, arcade gameplay. Although the main focus of AssaultCube is multiplayer online gaming, a single player mode also exists. A slightly outdated version of AssaultCube is available in Ubuntu repositories. Click here to install AssaultCube in Ubuntu. Those who want the latest version of AssaultCube and also those who are using other flavors of Linux, visit AssaultCube download page.

nexuiz fps ubuntu

Nexuiz is a fast-paced 3D first-person-shooter game with high-end and complex graphics effects. It is intended to be played over the Internet or over a local network. Several different game types, such as classic deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag are available. It even has a single-player mode. Click here to install Nexuiz in Ubuntu. For those using other flavors of Linux, visit Nexuiz download page and also see Nexuiz installation instructions.

alien arena

Alien Arena is a free, multi-player first-person shooter computer game for Linux, Mac and Windows. The game combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to the Quake, Doom, and Unreal Tournament series. Alien Arena focuses mainly on online multiplayer action, although it does contain single-player matches against bots. Click here to install Alien Arena in Ubuntu. Visit Alien Arena download page for more options.

warsow linux fps

Warsow is a multiplayer first-person shooter game for Linux publicly released in the year 2005. Set in a futuristic cartoon-like world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets, Warsow is a completely free fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS) for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Click here to install Warsow in Ubuntu. And if you are using another Linux distro, please see Warsow download page.

Urban Terror FPS Linux

Urban Terror is a free multiplayer first person shooter game developed by FrozenSand. Urban Terror can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is "fun over realism". Very addictive game. Download Urban Terror for Linux.

Tremulous FPS for LInux

Tremulous is a free and open source team-based first-person shooter with real-time strategy elements. The game features two opposing teams: humans and aliens. Each team must construct and defend a base, consisting of structures which aid the players in some way. Click here to install Tremulous in Ubuntu. Visit Tremulous download page for more options.

World of Padman FPS for Linux

World of Padman(WoP) is yet another open source first-person shooter game for Linux. World of Padman was originally a mod for Quake III Arena, so most of the gameplay is similar. Download World of Padman for Windows, Linux.

Cube 2 FPS Linux

Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a free cross-platform first person shooter game built as a major redesign of the original Cube FPS. The game features single-player and multiplayer gameplay and contains an in-game level editor which in a way is its main feature. The latest release, dubbed the "Justice Edition", debuted on July 19, 2010. Cube 2: Sauerbraten download page.

Red Eclipse FPS Linux

Update: Red Eclipse was not included in our original list. If not for the feedbacks we received from readers(see comments below), I wouldn't have noticed Red Eclipse FPS game at all. Red Eclipse is a multi-platform, free, and open source first-person shooter game that runs on top of the Cube Engine 2. Red Eclipse is still in beta though. Download Red Eclipse for Linux. Visit Red Eclipse homepage for more information and videos on gameplay.

top FPS games for Linux

Teeworlds is not the kind of game we have seen so far. It is basically a fast-paced sidescrolling multiplayer-only game which features cartoon-themed graphics and physics. The controls are heavily inspired by the FPS genre of games. Definitely worth a try. Click here to install Teeworlds game in Ubuntu. More information can be found at Teeworlds homepage.

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