Top 31: The best Linux games to play for free

We recently discussed the best Linux games on Steam, but the best doesn’t necessarily mean free. On the contrary, most of them were paid. So, we thought about making a separate list of the best free games for Linux that you can play without spending a penny.

Top free Linux games for everyone.

Before we see the list of the best free games for Linux, let me tell you about the Humble Bundle. This is an amazing site that makes massive offers for games and books. The best part is that some of the proceeds from the sale go to various open source projects and charities. You can visit their storeto check out the current offers. If your budget allows, you can also sign up for their monthly planto get premium games for free and additional discounts.

Now that you know about the amazing Humble Bundle resource, let’s take a look at free games for Linux. Only, please take note, this is a top, not a rating, and all the games listed below are very worthy.

1. Dota 2

Dota 2 – one of the most popular MOBA games is also available for Linux users. Well, I’m not a fan of this game, but if you like multiplayer strategy games, this one is worth installing. Dota 2 offers one of the best growth opportunities in esports for aspiring gamers.

The game is completely free to play – however, it offers a separate battle pass-if you need additional features and rewards. Its purchase is optional, but if you are an avid Dota player-try it, it will be something exciting.

Download Dota 2

2. Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is one of the oldest multiplayer shooters available for Linux. Despite the fact that the game was released in 2007, it still has a decent player base, making it one of the games in the top ten of steam that is played daily.

The game is still updated regularly, so you won’t get bored. It has a variety of game mods, and allows you to customize and create your own character with hundreds of weapons to choose from. In case you’re wondering, this isn’t a pay — per-win scheme-it’s just cosmetic items that should add personality to your character.

Download Team Fortress 2

3. War Thunder

War Thunder is a pretty impressive World War II simulation game. This is a cross-platform MMO game focused on aircraft, armored vehicles and ships from the Second World War and the Cold War.

Obviously, this is a completely different view of the Second World War and the Cold War, focused on the variety of combat vehicles used. Yes, it may be a simple simulation game with multiplayer action, but it still boasts great graphics.

Download War Thunder


WAKFU is an online MMORPG game that every anime fan would love to install. This is a really interesting free online strategy role-playing game with humor. There are 18 different classes available in the game, and the choice of role determines literally all further events.

I would definitely like you to try this game – I personally liked it.

Download WAKFU

5. Fishing Planet

Fishing Plant (as the name suggests) is a first-person multiplayer fishing simulator. Such entertainment is not for everyone – but if you are a fisherman or maybe you just want to get a virtual fishing experience-this is just what you should install.

This is a very simple simulation game with nice graphic details to ensure complete immersion in the process. The base game is free – however, if you want, you can buy several add-ons on Steam.

Download Fishing Planet

6. Star Conflict

If you want to play a driving space action simulator, this is probably one of the best Linux games out there. Star Conflict is a multiplayer game that includes both PVP and PVE. You just need to survive in space and choose the best strategy to fight the enemies.

Download Star Conflict

7. Robocraft

Want to have a fully customizable battle robot? – Maybe Transformers? Well, Robocraft is something similar. The game allows you to create your own combat robots that can move, hover, walk or fly – according to your preferences. A bunch of futuristic weapons to choose from-which makes the fight even more interesting. This is one of the novelties in the world of free games on Linux, which you should definitely try.

Download Robocraft

8. AdVenture Capitalist

Have you ever thought about becoming a capitalist? In that case, there is no better simulator of capitalism than this one for your Linux machine. Invest, thrive, and attract investors to boost your business. Hire a manager and keep your business stable while you’re away!

Download AdVenture Capitalist


Brain / Out is a 2D multiplayer shooter with a post-Soviet environment. I’m not really a fan of 2D games, but this one was definitely something exciting. Here you can customize your equipment and progress through the game to use all kinds of powerful weapons to defeat your enemies.

Undoubtedly one of the best free Linux games available on Steam.

Download BRAIN/OUT

10. Wild West Saga: Idle Tycoon

The game revolves around the Wild West, where you have the chance to become a trailblazer and earn a billion dollars by opening several businesses and exploring new business opportunities. The more patent cards you collect, the more it will help your business with new cities and improvements.

Download Wild West Saga: Idle Tycoon

11. No More Room in Hell

If you are a real gamer who loves action games, you probably like zombie shooter games. No More Room in Hell is one of these first-person shooter games, which is available for free on Steam.

This is not an ordinary FPS game, but it also has a horor element (as, for example, in the classic game Left 4 Dead, which is not available for Linux users).

Download No More Room in Hell

12. Awesomenauts

Side-scrolling multiplayer 2D shooter is pretty damn impressive. This is definitely one of the free games for Linux that we recommend you to try. You can have a gaming party with your friends or enjoy the game on your own on the local split screen.

I must say that this game is great if you are a fan of 2D games.

Download Awesomenauts

13. Dead Maze

Another 2D game, but with zombies. You need to stock up, collect food, monitor your health, and collect resources to survive the zombie apocalypse. This is a multiplayer game where you need to collaborate and join other players to survive the apocalypse.

Download Dead Maze

14. The King’s Request: Physiology and Anatomy Revision Game

A simple 2D short adventure game that tests your knowledge of the human body, as well as concepts from science, biology, physiology, anatomy, medicine, biomedicine, nursing, pharmacy, health care, or exercise.

Each correct answer leads you to victory and saves the kingdom. But there are no negative points for an incorrect answer.

Of course, this is not a game that you can spend hours discussing with friends, but it is a great example of game learning, so why not try it?

Download The King’s Request

15. Cognizer

A unique puzzle game that challenges your brain with symbols and colors. You can set a time limit or remove it to simplify the task.

Download Cognizer

16. Faeria

This is an interesting card game in which you need to defeat the enemy in epic battles. You can enjoy the game alone or join a random competitive multiplayer match. Faeria is no different from any other card game, and this makes it one of the free games for Linux that we recommend you to try.

Download Faeria

17. Tank Force

If you were looking for an online tank shooter game, Tank Force is a good addition to your Steam library. It has a lot of different tanks that you need to unlock as you level up. Join players from all over the world to fight for dominance.

Tank Force supports cross-platform PvP battles (10 vs 10) with different battle modes and battle arenas. Try it!

Download Tank Force

18. Toribash

Toribash is a unique turn-based online fighting game. Here you have the opportunity to create your own movements. You get full control of your character’s body with hundreds of game mods available.

If you were looking for something original and unique-this is Toribash.

Download Toribash

19. Forge of Gods

Forge of Gods is a multiplayer strategy card game where you need to collect and train as many monsters as possible, and then collect them to attack! You even get the ability to mix different types of creatures to breed legendary warriors. And, the cherry on the cake-boss battles!

Download Forge of Gods

20. World of Guns: Gun Disassembly

Another interesting game that lets you explore a wide range of firearms, including assembly and disassembly. There’s nothing more to say, but she delivers.

Download World of Guns

21. The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt

Go through epic battles and raids to become the undisputed captain! The Caribbean is full of opportunities, you just have to find them!

In other words, be Captain Jack Sparrow! (although, perhaps this is too much to ask for it)

Download The Pirate

22. Xonotic

A dynamic shooter in the arena. You’ll probably like it if you missed out on games like Quake Champions for Linux. Xonotic has a pretty impressive set of weapons – which will decide your fate in the arena.

Truly one of the best free games for Linux that doesn’t require Steam.

Download Xonotic

23. The Battle for Wesnoth

Battle for Wesnoth is a free, open-source turn-based strategy game. You can play alone or join a multiplayer session. You must defend your kingdom. Or embark on the path of adventure and adventure, and begin to pursue the invisible evil.

Download The Battle for Wesnoth


This is a point-and-click horror adventure game that can be downloaded for free on It offers additional “extra” content at a certain price – but you probably won’t need it if you don’t fall head over heels in love with this game.

Download CAYNE

25. 0 A.D

0 A.D. is a free, open-source real-time strategy gamethat focuses on ancient warfare. A group of independent game developers regularly releases new alpha versions of the game (currently the 23rd). You can even download mods from the game to improve your gameplay.

Download 0 A.D.

26. Urban Terror

Urban Terror is a free multiplayer FPS game with a decent number of active players (it depends on your location). It vaguely resembles Counterstrike 1.6, but it’s quite fun if you have like-minded people to play with.

Download Urban Terror

27. Secret Maryo Chronicles

Want a free Super Mario plagiarism that is unique in its own way? Great, because we have it.

Maryo Chronicles is one of the most amazing side-scrolling games. It is not actively supported, but you can try it.

Download Secret Maryo Chronicles

28. Assault Cube

Another game is similar to the classic Counterstrike 1.6. Assault Cube is a good multiplayer FPS game, if there are enough players on the servers. It’s not exactly the best multiplayer FPS, but it’s still enjoyable.

Download Assault Cube

29. Super Tux Kart

If you are a fan of Kart racing games, such as Beach Buggy Blitz for the mobile platform or Mario Kart for Nintendo – this game will definitely appeal to you. The optimized controls make it very simple, you just control the go-kart and enjoy the race!

Download Super Tux Kart

30. Warsow

Warsow is a well-designed FPS game, it is unique and interesting. They even have their own discord server, which you join and find other players to play with.

Download Warsow

31. Hedgewars

This is a fun turn-based strategy game with pink hedgehogs. This is a vigorous mix of comedy, action, strategy and artillery in one bottle. This is one of my favorite free games for Linux.

Download Hedgewars

What is your favorite Linux game?

Now that you are familiar with most of the popular free games for Linux, which one would you like to start with?

Also, what if we missed some of your favorite Linux game that is available for free and deserves to be one of the best?

Let us know in the comments section below.


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