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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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BeedrillSwarm 8 Nov, 2020
recently completed Kult: heretic kingdoms. almost finished the game on 5/5 difficulty level on first playthrough, but the game bugged at nearly end, and i reran it on easy in few hours ;D

then i've bought steam controller and beaten the godot game called mission zigloton. its a simple and cute showcase platformer.
DaiKaiser93 8 Nov, 2020
Started playing Ion Fury, finally started it even though I've owned it since the EA.
kaktuspalme 8 Nov, 2020
Final Fantasy XIV - Runs very well. There's some grind at the beginning, but after a few hours the story begins to unfold.
Shmerl 8 Nov, 2020
Started playing Aquanox: Deep Descent.
SadL 8 Nov, 2020
These last few days mostly Total War: Warhammer II and 7 Days to Die
silverhikari 8 Nov, 2020
i have been playing skyrim special edition, 40 hours in so far.
chelobaka 8 Nov, 2020
Quoting: minidouHas no one mentioned Hades ? I'm 30 hours in and still enjoying it. Runs perfectly out of the box with steamplay. Although you have to use the directx version as the Vulkan one surprisingly doesn't work.

I have six times more and it's still enjoyable. Good luck getting third Skelly's statue.
Keyrock 8 Nov, 2020
Now that the 1.2 patch is out and most of the issues are solved, I'm starting Amnesia: Rebirth.
kokoko3k 8 Nov, 2020
I finished Hellblade, not native, but runs well with some tweaking to the settings on a "poor" 1060 3GB after setting my monitor to 50hz.
Anyway, man, what an experience, play with earbuds in a dark room and enjoy.
Very interesting the final documentary too.
Ninja theory releases are for PS3/4 and or windows only, but they really deserve attention.
I read that they have been hired by Microsoft and hopefully they will develop Hellblade 2 for PC.

Now i'm trying to enjoy the observer, on my backlog since 2 years and...meh.
Someone say you neey a couple of hours to get into the story, but i already smell i'm not going to like the repetitive gameplay, who knows.
Also, mouse controls are somehow funky...sometimes is better with a joypad, some others with the mouse. Very distracting.
EDIT ok, i'm into the story and it is definitely better.
Mouse problems are still there thoug.

Last edited by kokoko3k on 9 November 2020 at 3:20 pm UTC
whizse 8 Nov, 2020
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I have played quite a few lately, but the one I come back to again and again is art of rally. It's not perfect, what game is, but it comes pretty darn close. Close enough that I'm nearing the 1000 stages achievement.

When it comes to driving I'm average, to be honest, but I am having a lot of fun. My biggest problems so far are the spectators. I have to make a conscious effort not to brake and swerve for the poor dears. They are clearly close relatives to the pedestrians from Midtown Madness. No risk of hitting anyone, they get out the way. But some part of my brain can't accept that simple fact. How they managed back in the good bad old days, with real people, not only lining the roads, but standing in the middle of it up the last moment I shall never understand. Me? I brake for pixels.

Problem number two involves the stages in Germany. They are lined with large rocks. Hinkelsteins? What are they good for? No idea, but they look surprisingly like grave stones. Ominous! But it's not like Germany got a dark hideous past or anything like that. Anyhow, smashing into one of those at 170 kph = instant death. The first time I ran one of those stages I subconsciously held my breath. Had I not gasped for air in time I would have fallen of the chair and become the first person to sustain serious head trauma from sim racing.

An imagination is a terrible thing to have sometimes.

Surprise tank attack, that's a triple caution.
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