Linux GOTX?

December 23rd, 2009 by Crusader

What’s your Linux game of the year?

For the more ambitious, what’s your Linux game of the decade?


  • 2009: I didn’t really play enough games to make a good call here unfortunately :( – I played Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup more than anything.
  • Decade: Return to Castle Wolfenstein! I spent more time with this game than anything else in all likelihood, single player and multiplayer, even to the point of having an organized clan in online ladder play.

19 Responses to “Linux GOTX?”

  1. eNTi Says:

    2009: HoN – Beta
    Decade: Probably the same – as the amount of playtime is going. Runner ups would be ET: Quake Wars and OpenTTD for polishing and fun factor.

  2. Maquis196 Says:

    For me it would be Alpha Centauri!

    Music didn’t work which sucked, but since it was my favourite game of that part of the decade, it actually made me want to learn Linux on top that! I already had the windows version but there was something cool about playing such a AAA title on Linux.

    After that I’m tempted to say either Neverwinter Nights (if that counts) or even Darwinia?


  3. dimko Says:

    Game of the year(does beta counts?) is Heroes of Newerth!

  4. Crusader Says:

    Neverwinter Nights certainly counts; and now that I think of it I’m pretty sure I spent more time playing that multiplayer (persistent world servers mainly) than even RTCW!

  5. tjwhaynes Says:

    Game of the Decade? In terms of hours played, it’s probably Urban Terror, followed by Sacred: Gold. Urban Terror has the advantage of coming out earlier, and Sacred has been sucking my free time away since it hit beta.

  6. nibu Says:

    This year Heroes of Newerth!
    Last year definetely World Of Goo.

  7. Says:

    definitely Quake III Arena/Quake Live, followed by Doom III (yes, i’m still playing it every now and then in nightmare) :-)

  8. Maquis196 Says:

    Ah remember the weekly updates from that dude in bioware was it? With his adventures of getting it to work on Linux, almost a year after it came out if I recall? One week was how the wheel wouldn’t work for him or something and how he had to rip the videos out because they wouldnt pay for the Linux version of bing video or whatever it was called.

    Ah good days, esp when Loki were still about (On that note, anyone get Myth2 working these days outside of a vm of red hat 3?)

    — Maquis196

  9. kdnewton Says:

    GOTY: Grapple Hook (I didn’t play many new Linux games this year)
    GOTD: Neverwinter Nights

  10. torturedutopian Says:

    GOTY : World of Goo (although my subjective favorite would be Space Phallus ;)
    GOTD : Neverwinter Nights (don’t know that many older games ?)

  11. jiero Says:

    GOTY: Nexuiz
    GOTD: uh… really depends… I was thinking of Savage / Urban Terror / Tremulous / Armagetron AD .

  12. kult Says:

    GOTD : Unreal Tournament (99 & 2004)

  13. qubodup Says:

    I played Sauerbraten most this year.

    Game of the decade? Hm. Nexuiz, I’m afraid.

    About the whole Heroes of Nevareth.. It will probably be Goty2010… :)

  14. gitas Says:

    Game of the Year : World of Goo
    Game of the decade: Regnum Online

  15. pit Says:

    GOTY: For sure most time spent on Eschalon Book 1, followed by World of Goo

    GOTD: From hours played for sure Quake/Quoth and Hexen II, but those are probably more than a decade old… Doom 3, then.

  16. pit Says:

    @Maquis196: MythII Soulblighter runs perfectly fine on my laptop with openSUSE 11.0

  17. Anonymous Says:

    GOTY: Tremulous/TremFusion mod’d for play on KoR server
    GTOD: County-court, solitary confinement (has pixel and vertex effects more impressive than Doom3)

  18. sinister13 Says:

    Year: Penumbra: Black Plague.
    Decade: … Freeciv, probably.

  19. rkrisher Says:

    X3! Sucked up my whole year playing this game. It’s a bit complex at first, but the graphics are awesome and adding fan-based material, like Star Trek and Star Wars ships, makes for awesome visual delight.

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