Top 10 Ubuntu games

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Hello, friends. A few years ago, playing on Ubuntu was a mission impossible. Now that’s a thing of the past. Now there are many titles and with different quality, so we have prepared this post for you to know what is the Top 10 Games for Ubuntu.

The idea is not to categorize these games because in the end everyone has their tastes and preferences. However, we want to present you some games with a high-quality standard and that can entertain you.

Let’s get started.

Top 10 Ubuntu Games

Note: Before we start, I would like to warn you that many of these games are available on Steam. So, you have to install it first and have an account to be able to download and play it.

1.- 0 A.D

0 A.D is one of the best games out there. It is an RTS in the style of Age of Empires, but set in the ancient times.

According to the project’s website

0 A.D. (pronounced “zero-ey-dee”) is a free, open-source, historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) game currently under development by Wildfire Games, a global group of volunteer game developers. As the leader of an ancient civilization, you must gather the resources you need to raise a military force and dominate your enemies.

Although it is considered an alpha, the game is perfectly playable and has incredible graphics. In addition to this, the game’s music and sounds are a delight.

0 A.D on of the best Ubuntu Game

The best of all is that it is an open-source project, cross-platform and free, so you can play it without limitations.

To install it on Ubuntu, you can run

sudo apt install 0ad

Or use the app store to make sure you have the latest stable version.

2.- Team Fortress 2

Don’t be fooled, even though the game is old, it has a pretty good player base and gameplay. So, you will be able to spend a few hours playing this game.

Aha, but what is Team Fortress 2? Well, it is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.

Team Fortress 2

In this game, players must choose between one of two teams and one of 9 character classes to play in different modes.

Something that made Team Fortress 2 very popular is its gameplay, sense of humor and low resource consumption. All this and being free makes it an ideal choice.

It is available on Steam for free following this link

3.- War Thunder

War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game dedicated to aviation, armored vehicles, and naval craft, from the early 20th century to the most advanced modern combat units.

War Thunder

So, you will have a game with good graphics, gameplay and with a price of zero.

Another advantage is that it is a cross-platform, so you can play it in the main existing systems.

It is also available on Steam, with many of its advantages such as community, progress, and security.

4.- Counter Strike GO

This mythical game so popular could not miss in the list. Simulating TF2, Counter Strike GO is a multiplayer shooter that you can play for hours with your friends.

This refined version includes new maps, mechanics and guaranteed stability.

Counter Strike GO

The price of the game is free, but with the possibility to pay for extra features. So, it makes it ideal for continuous or occasional play.

It is also available on Steam through the following link

5.- Battle for Wesnoth

Slightly more low profile is Battle for Wesnoth. According to the game’s website.

The Battle for Wesnoth is an open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. It features both singleplayer and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.

So, although with a different theme, this game is considered one of the best there is. It is not an RTS but a turn-based game where each player will have a chance to make his move without time problems.

Battle for Wesnoth – Ubuntu games

It is an open source, with GNU GPL, free, available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, Android among many other operating systems, and programmed in C++ language. Furthermore, it is also available for Steam.

If you want to install it from Ubuntu, then you can execute

sudo apt update
sudo apt install wesnoth

Or in the following link to use it with Steam

6.- True Combat Elite

Although the style of True Combat Elite reminds us of Counter Strike GO, the truth is that this game is of a very high quality. But with an important addition: it is completely free.

True combat Elite

Some features of this game are:

  • Two teams, different mission objectives, emphasizing realistic team tactics.
  • Scriptable mission objectives in maps.
  • The ability for different weapons to penetrate different objects with varying degrees of success.

It even defines itself as the best in its style, so you will have to keep an eye on it.

To download it completely free, visit the following link

7.- Total War: WARHAMMER II

Total War: Warhammer II is a strategy video game with spectacular graphics. It is the sequel to Total War: Warhammer and, like this, is based on the board game Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

So if you like fantasy themes but from an environment of fighting and strategy, you will find in this game an ideal one.

It’s available on Steam and although it’s paid, it’s worth it because of how well the game is made.

8.- Super Tux Kart

SuperTuxKart is a 3D open-source arcade racer with a variety of character, tracks, and modes of play. It reminds a lot of the great Mario Kart, but with a different offer to this one.

Super Tux Kart

It is worth noting that this is one of the first games that was available for Linux, so it enjoys the affection of many users.

Another advantage is that it is free and does not require too many resources to play it and have fun.

To download it, just run this command in the terminal



tar vxzf SuperTuxKart-1.4-linux-x86_64.tar.xz

Inside the generated folder run


It’s as simple as that.

9.- Fishing Planet

Although this game is not oriented to everyone, the truth is that Fishing Planet is a solution for fishing lovers or at least curious about the subject.

Fishing Planet

As it is free, you don’t lose anything when you try to play it, but as it is supported by Steam you can also buy DLC to increase the power of the game even more.

So, you can download it from this link

10.- Dota 2

We close with another popular game that has a base of even millions of players.

Dota 2 is a 2013 multiplayer online battle arena video game from Valve. The game is a sequel to Defense of the Ancients, a community-created mod for Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

Dota 2

It is currently one of the most popular games you can imagine. Another advantage of Dota2 is that it is Free to play, so you can play it without investing anything.

Ubuntu games – Conclusion

These were the best games for Ubuntu; however, there are still many more out there that you can play on your favorite system.

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I am Angelo. A systems engineer passionate about Linux and all open-source software. Although here I'm just another member of the family.


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