Join us on the Linux Gaming community on Lemmy, the federated open source alternative to Reddit.

Battle for Orion 2 [Steam, Official Site], not to be confused with Master of Orion 2, a game that mixes galactic domination with real time strategy has a Linux version.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

The game was released for Windows back in March, but in May they released the Linux version! It seems it was missed, since it wouldn't have shown up in Steam's newly released for Linux list. Hopefully one day Valve will sort that out, it's sad that so many games are likely still being missed when they add a Linux version later.

This is the second game from Infinite Loop Games, the first was the prequel which was a mobile game. So it seems like this is their first PC release.


  • Galactic domination meets real time strategy
  • Battle through 24 story missions that will challenge and engage you
  • Conquer star systems to expand your empire and control of the galaxy
  • Construct orbital modules around planets to improve your economy, military, and research
  • Mine asteroids, space debris, and moons for resources
  • Build over a dozen unique ships including capitol ships with advanced abilities
  • Collect powerful technology to strengthen your fleet, economy, and defenses
  • Build massive superweapons powered by stars
  • Randomly generate endless maps with the Battle Simulator
  • Create your own galaxy and publish maps for other players to enjoy with the built in Map Editor

I've requested a review key from the developer, as it sounds like something I would enjoy giving it a go. Hopefully we will be able to review it for you.

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.

sn0rlax 6 Oct, 2017
MOAR!!! As soon as I get off work, I'm buying this! Looks fantastic.
FredO 6 Oct, 2017
I totally agree that valve need to showcase games like this when they get support for a new platform. This game went well under the radar, and I'm sure there's many more like it.
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.