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It's been a little while since we had a community-chat post to round-up what you've all been gaming on Linux lately, so let's have a chat shall we.

We're all a bit spoilt for choice thanks to the likes of native Linux games, Steam Play Proton, cloud game streaming, lots of great emulators and more that you can all do right on Linux. This often makes choosing a game to play rather difficult doesn't it? It does for me.

I end up quite often going back to what I see as comfort games, those that you can just repeat over and over and you know them well, like a gaming comfort blanket with the likes of XCOM 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Streets of Rogue and others but there's a new one in my own personal list: Ziggurat 2 which released into Early Access with Linux support in late October.

Milkstone Studios seem to have crafted an absolutely magical first-person dungeon crawler, that I can quite easily see myself putting hundreds of hours into. There's something so supremely satisfying about running around a room waving a wand or a staff around, unleashing powering magics on somewhat freaky enemies (like those damn running carrots). When you get into the boss battles, it really gets your blood flowing too.

Over to you in the comments: what have you been gaming on Linux lately? Let us know what you've newly discovered, what you keep going back to and more. 

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ageres 8 Nov, 2020
Counter-Strike. It celebrates its 20th anniversary today!
Amid Evil. No Linux version yet, but it runs fine with Proton.
Neighbours back From Hell. A port of a console version of Neighbours From Hell (which was a compilation of two games) to Unity. It differs from the original PC version of NFH 1-2 and can be played with a controller.
Them and Us. A Resident Evil-like game, I highly recommend it to classic RE fans. It's on Early Access though and isn't finished yet.
Call of Duty: WWII. It works with Proton 5.13 but crashes too often (singleplayer campaign only, multiplayer and zombies still don't work). Lots of people say it doesn't work at all. The game is mediocre, so don't get disappointed if you can't run it.
Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, a collection of revamped SS: TFE, TSE and a new campaign.

I have also found a new PlayStation 1 emulator recently, DuckStation (available as a Libretro core for RetroArch as well). It's going to be my favourite PS1 emulator. It has a lot a graphics settings like widescreen for 3D games without stretching videos and better game compatibility than Beetle-PSX-HW which has troubles with running modified games, e.g. translated ones.


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LordDaveTheKind 8 Nov, 2020
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Quoting: Lord_JABALately I'm playing Horizon Zero Dawn - great, beautiful game.
The work done by the vkd3d-proton team has been outstanding. All gamers in this community (with the right Hw of course) should give it a go. I'm in doubt now on going for the platinum or not.
etam 8 Nov, 2020
For me it was Spintires. Runs great with Proton 4, but not with 5.
mrdeathjr 8 Nov, 2020
Testing some things with wine

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amatai 8 Nov, 2020
Some itch.io games from the big bundle. I may buy a controller for them. Maybe the switch one.

Out of the depth but I don't understand much. It commes out of early access yesterday or something like that so I decided to give it a try.

Amoung Us (Proton) with friends. I don't think that the game deserve that much attention, but, hey, I can't keep relationship with 9 friend that I were slowly loosing so that's nice I guess
Wolfenprey 8 Nov, 2020
My 2020 has a lot of Emulation on Snes and Megadrive, but... Favourites: Xenocrisis, Wrath, Into The Breach, Tonight We Riot, Carrion and Disc Room. I love it.
ajgp 8 Nov, 2020
I have been playing a fair bit of Elite Dangerous and am looking forward to 2021 when its 2nd expansion should bring space legs to Elite.

I also have finally started a play through of Torment: Tides of Numenera, its pretty good so far though Im only upto what I assume is the first hub area / town. Its fairly text heavy like and I have been spoiled by the amount of voice acting in other recent RPG's but Im sure I can get over that.
kaiman 8 Nov, 2020
Quoting: ZlopezI was playing Torment: Tides of Numenera, it's really good RPG with a deep story.
Loved this one, but they could have made so much more of it with a bit more time and money.

Quoting: toojaysI just finished Disco Elysium (via Proton). It's brilliant
If any RPG deserves the place as spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment it is so much more this than TToN :-). I'm honestly not quite sure if Disco Elysium shouldn't replace Ultima VII as my all-time favorite RPG. I've great hopes for more good things to come from ZA/UM.

Quoting: LordDaveTheKindKingdom Come: Deliverance. Let me get this straight: the game is borked like hell, and not because of Proton.
Wonder if the latest patches introducing mod support did more harm than good there. I played it shortly after it came out and it was smooth sailing, except for some stability issues I attributed to certain DXVK versions. Considering the budget and that it was developed by a new studio I thought it was quite brilliant. Certainly rough, but it was the first game where I saw some of the qualities of Ultima VII realized in a modern 3D game.

As for myself: art of rally and Pendragon, but I'm at a point now where I have enough of both.

art of rally was lots of fun with the slower cars, but I find it gets fairly demanding with the fast ones. It's still not that hard to beat the AI, but it's not as relaxing to play. But boy did that put a smile on my face whenever I managed to pull off a spectacular drift!

I have finished Pendragon a couple of times, but have yet to unlock all characters, not to speak of actually starting a playthrough with each of them. I did like its minimalism, but unless you're a die-hard strategist, I don't think it offers as much replayability as advertised.


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igimenez 8 Nov, 2020
Buy and Play Avorion
I am still learning, but having a great time
Lanz 8 Nov, 2020
I've been really interested in AI-upscaled graphics in retro games, so I'm currently making my way through Quake 2 using this texture/skin pack: https://github.com/Calinou/quake2-neural-upscale
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