Gamers on Linux are in heaven after the arrival of Steam and with a decent catalogue being updated aggressively by Valve, future for gaming on Linux looks bright. But chances are you may be a hardcore Linux enthusiast, with no or least interest in gaming but after Steam’s arrival, you want to give Gaming a try but don’t know where to start. We are here to help.
5. Left 4 Dead 2
Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.
You’ll play as one of four new survivors armed with a wide and devastating array of classic and upgraded weapons. In addition to firearms, you’ll also get a chance to take out some aggression on infected with a variety of carnage-creating melee weapons, from chainsaws to axes and even the deadly frying pan.
With more than 11 million copies sold worldwide, Left 4 Dead 2 is a non-stop fun Zombie slashing action game which is also one of the most fun co-op game you can play with your friends.
4. Counter Strike Source
One of the best war games to play online. With so many players and so many newbies ready to take a bullet in the head from you, your gameplay options are endless and your lastability hours are infinite. Rated 88 out of 100 on Metacritic, Counter Strike Source is one of the best team based shooter you can play online.
3. Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 most highly-rated free game of all time. One of the most popular online action games of all time, Team Fortress 2 delivers constant free updates—new game modes, maps, equipment and, most importantly, hats. Nine distinct classes provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.
Team Fortress 2 is, at heart, a gloriously simple game that’s been created with style, panache and an undeniable love of gaming. It’s the kind of game that you want to show to people who don’t play games so that they understand and then either get involved or go away. There is life before Team Fortress 2, and there is life after. After is better.
2. Dota 2
Dota 2 is obviously one of the best MOBA Games around. It offers more than 100 beautifully designed champions for free and it needs a lot of practice to be mastered. You’ll need knowledge, skill, and a smidge of spider-sense. Friends to learn with are a must, and don’t be deceived by the lack of a pricetag: Dota 2 will cost you hundreds of hours. If you don’t believe me, there’s a reason why the community has crowd-funded a total of $900,000-plus to the prize pool for The International 3.
Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike
Each match of Dota 2 is independent and involves two teams, both containing five players and each occupying a stronghold at either end of the map. Located in each stronghold is a building called the “Ancient”; to win, a team must destroy the enemy’s Ancient. Each player controls a “Hero” character and focuses on leveling up, collecting gold, acquiring items and fighting against the other team to achieve victory.
1. Half Life 2
Half Life 2 is one of the, sorry, Half Life 2 is ‘d’ best game ever made, ever. Forget about Linux, windows or video game consoles, Half Life 2 is the best. Edge Magazine best describes Half Life 2 in their review :
Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter. But in action, storytelling, technical achievement, atmosphere and intensity it has far outdone its peers. Valve just hit the top note no other PC game developer could reach…The excuse that ‘it’s just a game’ won’t cut it anymore.
Half Life 2 was the first game to use realtime 3D physics or movie like shaders which were used by Pixar at that time to create movis like Toy Story. Rated 96/100 on Metacritic, sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, Half Life 2 is the reason why many of us play video games or started playing video games, Half Life 2 is a more than a Video Game, it is a second life we all dream of, perfection.