Join us on our own very special Reddit: /r/Linuxers

RUNNING WITH RIFLES Top Down Action Shooter New To Steam For Linux

By - | Views: 7,864
RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open world RPG elements. In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.

It has been available on Desura for quite some time, so it's only new to Steam, the game needs more players though, so I hope being on Steam helps.

The game itself as actually fantastic, I own it on Desura and have played it quite a few times. It has decent graphics and some pretty solid infantry combat with single-player and multiplayer modes with huge online battles.

RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open-world RPG elements.

In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you. To your superiors, you're nothing but cannon fodder...
The open world approach lets you define your own path and story in the campaign. Push back the enemy with your comrades or go deep behind enemy lines to sabotage their efforts and loot valuable items.

As you gain experience, you are promoted with higher command over soldiers and equipment. Call in artillery fire missions or paratrooper reinforcements when the situation gets tight! Use your squad to man armed boats, tanks and APC's, or, become the expert lone wolf you always aspired to be - it's up to you!

  • hundreds of locations to explore from trenches to towns, deserts to snowy valleys
  • emergent AI that will question if you're as smart as you think you are
  • realistic cover system
  • dozens of different weapons, support and cover items, radio calls, vehicles
  • 40+ multiplayer support, dedicated servers, coop, PvP, PvPvE
  • speech bubbles!
  • deaths and fails, a lot of them, including your own!
  • ...and of course, mods!

It is in early access on Steam, so please remember that when reporting issues (as there will be issues), I do easily recommend it though.

Running with Rifles Article taken from
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.

paupav 14 Mar, 2014
It's weird how they don't have Mac version.
jdub 14 Mar, 2014
Dev probably doesn't own a Mac for testing and doesn't want to shell out the cash. Just a guess...but who cares Macs are lame anyway.
Jeff 15 Mar, 2014
The dev bought a Mac recently, just for RWR :)
loggfreak 15 Mar, 2014
apple, let people pay 1000$ for a laptop with a low-rez screen, i3, 4gb ram and integrated graphics, people are going to buy this overpriced product anyway if they want OS X
hardpenguin 16 Mar, 2014
Ahhh, I remember visiting #rwr on Quakenet and nagging pasik, the RWR developer about Linux port :)

I totally support this one, it is hella entertaining, especially with friends, I played it quite much few versions ago. And the dev is a great guy really, always open and supporting towards community.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.