Open Source Games

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This page aims to give an overview of popular free and open source games on Linux. For a more comprehensive list of open source games see the Wikipedia list of open source games and osgameclones.com provides a list of various open source reimplementations of classic games. More information about free and open source games can also be found on the Libregamewiki.

Free & Open Source games for Linux

Original games only here!

Name Platforms Genre Similar to
0 A.D. Linux, Mac, Windows Real Time Strategy Age of Empires
Battle for Wesnoth Linux, Mac, Windows Turn Based Tactics Fire Emblem
FreedroidRPG Linux, Mac, Windows Role Playing Game Diablo
Frets on Fire Linux, Mac, Windows Music Guitar Hero, Rock Band
OpenArena Linux, Mac, Windows First-Person Shooter Quake III Arena
OpenClonk Linux, Mac, Windows 2D Sidescroller Clonk Planet
OpenSpades Linux, Mac, Windows First-Person Shooter Ace of Spades
Stendhal Linux, Mac, Windows Multiplayer adventure game Zelda 3
SuperTux Linux, Mac, Windows 2D Sidescroller Mario platformers
SuperTuxKart Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD, Solaris Kart Racing Mario Kart

General Open source including game clones

In this section you can include games like Freeciv, OpenRA and UFO200

Engine Name Commercial Game Places to buy Notes
Micropolis Simcity GPL3 Version The open source version is called Micropolis (the initial name for SimCity) since EA retains the trademark Simcity.
OpenTTD Transport Tycoon Deluxe Amazon Original assets optional, there are free alternatives
OpenRA Command & Conquer: Red Alert Origin Freeware release in 2008
UFO2000 UFO:Enemy Unknown Steam Right now only human vs. human multi-player is supported.
ioquake3 Quake III Arena Steam Adds improvements after iD open-sourced idTech3
CoresixTH Theme Hospital GOG Uses game assets and information to create a updated and modifiable theme hospital