In this post we will be looking at the Top 5 games in Ubuntu, in 2013 when Valve released its gaming client Steam for Linux, it opened the doors for many thousands of games. Since then all the major video game publishers started extending their gaming support for Linux distributions. Game developers were craving for the opportunity like this because they were aware of increasing popularity of Linux.
Free and open-source nature of Linux opened the whole new gateway of capabilities and possibilities for developers. First question comes to mind of many users switching from Windows to Linux is “how can they play their Windows compatible games on Ubuntu”.
But gaming on Ubuntu is not only limited to Steam because there are many open-source games available for Ubuntu which you can play independent of Steam.
1. Football Manager 2018
Football Manager 2018 is the latest release in the best-selling, smash-hit series. Putting you in the hot seat of any soccer club in more than 50 countries across the world, Football Manager 2018 is the closest thing to doing the job for real.
You make the decisions now, from who you sign and who you sell, to how you manage your budget. Will you build tactics around the players at your disposal or train them in your vision of how the game should be played? Who you pick and who you bench will affect squad harmony, and it’s up to you to manage it. Every decision comes back to you.
Freeciv is a single, and multiplayer, turn-based strategy game for workstations and personal computers inspired by the proprietary Sid Meier’s Civilization series. It is available for most desktop computer operating systems and available in an online browser based version. Released under the GNU General Public License, Freeciv is free and open source software. The game’s default settings are closest to Civilization II, in both gameplay and graphics.
Players take the role of tribal leaders in 4000 B.C. who must guide their peoples through the centuries. Over time, new technologies are discovered, which allow the construction of new city buildings and the deployment of new units. Players can wage war on one another or form diplomatic relationships.
3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 14 years ago. CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust2, etc.).
4. Hitman: The Complete First Season
HITMAN is an episodic stealth video game developed by IO Interactive. A port for Linux, developed and published by Feral Interactive, was released on 16 February 2017. A version for macOS, also developed and published by Feral Interactive, was released on 20 June 2017. It is the sixth entry in the Hitman series.
The game’s prologue acts as a prequel to Hitman: Codename 47, while the main game takes place seven years after the events of Hitman
Xonotic is an addictive, arena-style first person shooter with crisp movement and a wide array of weapons. It combines intuitive mechanics with in-your-face action to elevate your heart rate.
Xonotic is and will always be free-to-play. It is available under the copyleft-style GPLv2 license.