Installing games on Linux

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There are several, if not a multitude, of ways to get and play games on Linux. Whether it be a system-wide installation or for only one or more users. The options ultimately depends on choices made by the publisher which ways are available to the end-user.

Compiling from Source

This applies only to games where the game's source code is available to you.

Using Package Managers

Pre-Compiled Binaries

Distribution Clients

  • Steam/SteamOS

Non-Linux Games

For Microsoft Windows games, See Wine. For consoles, arcade machines and various non-IBM/PC computers, see Emulators