Top 15 Open Source Games

  • Top 15 Open Source Games

    Top 15 Open Source Games
    A growing number of open source games have emerged in recent years, including open source adoptions of popular proprietary games that are no longer commercially available.
  • O A.D

    O A.D
    O A.D. is a a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game that was first open sourced in 2009. As the title implies, the setting of the game is two millennium ago (0 A.D.) with gamers tasked with building up resources and then conducting warfare to grow their empires. https://play0ad.com/
  • Alien Arena

    Alien Arena
    Alien Arena was originally released as CodeRED: Alien Arena and is multi-player First Person Shooter (FPS) with a futuristic SciFi setting.The game has built up an active base of gamers over the years and is now also available via Steam. http://red.planetarena.org
  • FlightGear

    FlightGear
    FlightGear is among the longest running open source games, having been under active development since 1996. FlightGear is an open source flight simulator that give gamers lots of options for aircraft and locations to explore. https://www.flightgear.org/
  • FreeCiv

    FreeCiv
    FreeCiv is an empire building strategy game that has its inspiration in the popular Civilization series of proprietary games. It's a turn-based game that can be played either in single or multi-player mode. http://www.freeciv.org/
  • Freedoom

    Freedoom
    Unlike the other games on this list, Freedom is not a complete game on its own , rather it's just the source code for running open sourced coded from the Doom first person shooter. It requires users to also download a separate game engine in order to run. https://freedoom.github.io/
  • FreeDroidRPG

    FreeDroidRPG
    FreeDroidRPG as the name implies is an open source Role Playing Game (RPF). Once again as is common in other open source games, the Linux mascot Tux the penguin is the hero, this time in robot form. http://www.freedroid.org/
  • Hedgewars

    Hedgewars
    Hedgewars is an open source game that is inspired by the proprietary Worms series of games. The game is a turn-based artillery strategy game that can include up to 8 players. https://hedgewars.org/
  • Minetest

    Minetest
    Don't call this game an open source clone of the wildly popular Minecraft game, even if the name (and gameplay) are kinda similar. Minetest's developers refer to the game a an open source voxel game engine that enables players to craft an environment or to battle against each other in a multiplayer model. https://www.minetest.net/
  • OpenRA

    OpenRA
    OpenRA is an open source adaptation of the proprietary game Command and Conquer Red Alert real time strategy game. https://www.openra.net/
  • OpenTTD

    OpenTTD
    OpenTTD is a business simulation game that is loosely based on the 1994 proprietary game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. The single player game is all about building a viable transportation business. https://www.openttd.org/
  • SuperTux

    SuperTux
    SuperTux is one of the more commonly known open source games, thanks in no small part to the fact that it is often included in the software repositories of major Linux distributions. The game itself is a two-dimensional side scroller that is reminiscent of the Nintendo SuperMario games, but instead of an Italian plumber, the main character is everyone's favorite Linux mascot, Tux the penguin. https://www.supertux.org/
  • SuperTuxKart

    SuperTuxKart
    Tux also make an appearance in SuperTuxKart which is inspired by Super Mario Kart, but with Tux as the main hero, alongside the mascots of other open source projects. https://supertuxkart.net/Main_Page
  • The Battle for Wesnoth

    The Battle for Wesnoth
    The Battle for Wesnoth is a popular turn based strategy game where gamers build and acquire resources and then engage in combat. The game has been under active development since June of 2003 and is one of the longest running open source gaming efforts. https://www.wesnoth.org/
  • Warzone 2100

    Warzone 2100
    Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy games that has both single and multiplayer modes. The setting for the game is a post-nuclear apocalyptic landscape where humanity needs to rebuild. https://wz2100.net/
  • Xonotic

    Xonotic
    Xonotic is a first person arena-style shooter game that is based on a distant fork of the Quake game engine. It has a full multiplayer system as well as single player modes. https://xonotic.org/
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Top 15 Open Source Games

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  • Top 15 Open Source Games

    Top 15 Open Source Games

    A growing number of open source games have emerged in recent years, including open source adoptions of popular proprietary games that are no longer commercially available.
  • O A.D

    O A.D

    O A.D. is a a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game that was first open sourced in 2009. As the title implies, the setting of the game is two millennium ago (0 A.D.) with gamers tasked with building up resources and then conducting warfare to grow their empires. https://play0ad.com/
  • Alien Arena

    Alien Arena

    Alien Arena was originally released as CodeRED: Alien Arena and is multi-player First Person Shooter (FPS) with a futuristic SciFi setting.The game has built up an active base of gamers over the years and is now also available via Steam. http://red.planetarena.org
  • FlightGear

    FlightGear

    FlightGear is among the longest running open source games, having been under active development since 1996. FlightGear is an open source flight simulator that give gamers lots of options for aircraft and locations to explore. https://www.flightgear.org/
  • FreeCiv

    FreeCiv

    FreeCiv is an empire building strategy game that has its inspiration in the popular Civilization series of proprietary games. It's a turn-based game that can be played either in single or multi-player mode. http://www.freeciv.org/
  • Freedoom

    Freedoom

    Unlike the other games on this list, Freedom is not a complete game on its own , rather it's just the source code for running open sourced coded from the Doom first person shooter. It requires users to also download a separate game engine in order to run. https://freedoom.github.io/
  • FreeDroidRPG

    FreeDroidRPG

    FreeDroidRPG as the name implies is an open source Role Playing Game (RPF). Once again as is common in other open source games, the Linux mascot Tux the penguin is the hero, this time in robot form. http://www.freedroid.org/
  • Hedgewars

    Hedgewars

    Hedgewars is an open source game that is inspired by the proprietary Worms series of games. The game is a turn-based artillery strategy game that can include up to 8 players. https://hedgewars.org/
  • Minetest

    Minetest

    Don't call this game an open source clone of the wildly popular Minecraft game, even if the name (and gameplay) are kinda similar. Minetest's developers refer to the game a an open source voxel game engine that enables players to craft an environment or to battle against each other in a multiplayer model. https://www.minetest.net/
  • OpenRA

    OpenRA

    OpenRA is an open source adaptation of the proprietary game Command and Conquer Red Alert real time strategy game. https://www.openra.net/
  • OpenTTD

    OpenTTD

    OpenTTD is a business simulation game that is loosely based on the 1994 proprietary game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. The single player game is all about building a viable transportation business. https://www.openttd.org/
  • SuperTux

    SuperTux

    SuperTux is one of the more commonly known open source games, thanks in no small part to the fact that it is often included in the software repositories of major Linux distributions. The game itself is a two-dimensional side scroller that is reminiscent of the Nintendo SuperMario games, but instead of an Italian plumber, the main character is everyone's favorite Linux mascot, Tux the penguin. https://www.supertux.org/
  • SuperTuxKart

    SuperTuxKart

    Tux also make an appearance in SuperTuxKart which is inspired by Super Mario Kart, but with Tux as the main hero, alongside the mascots of other open source projects. https://supertuxkart.net/Main_Page
  • The Battle for Wesnoth

    The Battle for Wesnoth

    The Battle for Wesnoth is a popular turn based strategy game where gamers build and acquire resources and then engage in combat. The game has been under active development since June of 2003 and is one of the longest running open source gaming efforts. https://www.wesnoth.org/
  • Warzone 2100

    Warzone 2100

    Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy games that has both single and multiplayer modes. The setting for the game is a post-nuclear apocalyptic landscape where humanity needs to rebuild. https://wz2100.net/
  • Xonotic

    Xonotic

    Xonotic is a first person arena-style shooter game that is based on a distant fork of the Quake game engine. It has a full multiplayer system as well as single player modes. https://xonotic.org/

Games are an important part of the overall software experience for users on any operating system platform. The vast majority of all games are proprietary, but there is a growing number of open source games that have emerged in recent years. Some of the games are open source adaptations of popular proprietary games that are no longer commercially available, while others are entirely new concepts. Enjoy!