Always on the lookout for a new FPS that supports Linux, with ‘Vengeance’ [Steam] being something I’ve followed for a while. It’s just had a big update and I actually found it quite fun.
Note: ‘Vengeance’ is in Early Access, so it’s not finished.
While we have games like Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Ballistic Overkill and so on. Nothing has ever really hit that real sweet spot, especially since I spent years playing Call of Duty online before committing myself to Linux gaming.
To my surprise, I ended up playing it for a good hour without realizing. I was running around gunning people down, picking up their weapon and moving onto the next while enjoying my little killing spree.
I decided to capture a little gameplay, to give you an idea of how it runs:
Honestly, this is the closest I’ve felt to classic Call of Duty online gameplay on Linux. Lots of rough edges of course, but it’s finally showing some serious promise.
With a few more maps and game modes, along with a couple more months to a year of overall refinements while it's in Early Access, this might actually turn into something great. It has a low player-base right now, but it does support bots so actually playing it isn’t really an issue.
You can find ‘Vengeance’ on Steam. At £5.99, it’s not a bad price really.