Open Source Apps: the Monster List: Page 5

Nearly 1,000 noteworthy open source downloads, including games, text editors, security apps, document management, SEO, desktop tools and much, much more.


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Posted December 19, 2011

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Open Source Apps: Family Tracing and Reunification

400. RapidFTR

In crisis situations like earthquakes and other disasters, children often get separated from their families. This mobile app makes it easier to collect, share and manage information about these children so that they can be reunited with their families more quickly. Operating System: OS Independent


Open Source Apps: File Managers

401. Java File Manager

Because it's based on Java, this file manager works with most operating systems. It's very simple and offers a less cluttered interface than many of the other two-panel file managers. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

402. Krusader

The KDE file manager, Krusader is a twin-panel commander-style file manager. It boasts extensive support for archived files, advanced search, batch re-naming, file content comparisons and more. Operating System: Linux

403. muCommander

This Java-based, commander-style file manager is both lightweight and fast. It includes compression tools, a bookmark manager and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

404. PCManFM

Built for the Lightweight Desktop Environment (LXDE), PCManFM is so fast and lightweight that it opens in just one second or less on most systems. It features a tabbed interface, drag & drop support and bookmarks support. Operating System: Linux

405. SurF

With its unique, tree-based view of files, SurF makes it very easy to move around your files and folders. It also includes a text search tool, real-time highlighting of new and changed files, network support and more. Operating System: Windows

406. TuxCommander

This Linux-only file manager requires no installation, so it's completely portable. It offers a tabbed, two-panel graphic interface and support for files larger than 4GB. Operating System: Linux


Open Source Apps: File Sharing

407. ABC (Yet Another BitTorrent Client)

Based on BitTornado (which in turn is based on BitTorrent), ABC offers multiple downloads in a single window, super-seed mode, prioritized queuing system and other features. Note that this client hasn’t been updated in several years, but you can still download the latest version. Operating System: Windows

408. ANts P2P

For P2P users who are concerned about security, ANts encrypts all files as they are transmitted and routes data through several intermediate nodes in order to protect the privacy of the uploader and the downloader. The website includes multiple tutorials for those who are new to anonymous file-sharing. Operating System: OS Independent

409. Ares P2P

Ares supports BitTorrent and ShoutCast, as well as the Ares peer-to-peer network. It includes a built-in player, a library organizer, chat rooms and more. Operating System: Windows

410. BitTornado

BitTornado offers a slightly different interface for accessing P2P networks via the BitTorrent protocol. The latest version adds encryption capabilities for security. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

411. BitTorrent

Boasting "powerful features and a world of content," BitTorrent lets users download multimedia files from a wide variety of torrent sites. The website includes plenty of help for those who are new to file sharing. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

412. BT++

This app aims at improving the original BitTorrent client. Current features include multiple downloads in a single window, minimize to the system tray, and automatic re-starting of interrupted torrents. In the future, developers plan to add enhanced bandwidth throttling and better OS/browser integration. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix

413. DC++

A good option for P2P newbies, DC++ provides an interface to connect to the Direct Connect/Advanced Direct Connect network. It's been downloaded more than 50 million times, and the site includes a lot of tutorials and other documentation for new users. Operating System: Windows

414. eMule/eMule Plus

One of the most popular projects on SourceForge, this client for the eDonkey and Kad networks gets more than a million downloads a week. It calls itself "one of the biggest and most reliable peer-to-peer file sharing clients around the world." Operating System: Windows

415. Mute

Similar to ANts, Mute is an anonymous P2P client. The interface is very basic, but the website provides a lot of good documentation, including understandable explanations of how anonymous file-sharing works. Operating System: OS Independent

416. PeerBlock

This fork of PeerGuardian 2 (which is no longer in active development) protects your privacy while using peer-to-peer networks by blocking computers on "known bad" lists. It's been downloaded more than a million times. Operating System: Windows

417. RetroShare

Most file sharing networks open you up to all kinds of security and privacy concenrs, but RetroShare lets you set up a secure file sharing network only among those you trust. It encrypts all communication via OpenSSL and GPG, and it supports e-mail, chat, file sharing, streaming, VoIP, and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, BSD

418. Shareaza P2P

Shareza humbly calls itself "most luxurious and sophisticated file sharing system you'll find." It supports four separate P2P networks: eDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Gnutella2, and it offers previews, chat, user comments and ratings. Operating System: Windows

419. StealthNet

Like MUTE, the StealthNet network routes file sharing requests through multiple network nodes in order to provide anonymity. It offers fast download speeds and a user-friendly GUI. Operating System: OS Independent

420. Vuze/a>

One of the most popular BitTorrent clients, Vuze makes it easy for novices to get started downloading hi-def video while offering plenty of features for advanced users. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X

421. Waste

Waste allows small groups of users to chat and download files securely and anonymously. Transmissions are encrypted using RSA and Blowfish algorithms. Operating System: Windows, Linux, BSD, OS X.


Open Source Apps: File Transfer

422. Connectbot

With this SSH client, you can connect securely to your corporate network to transfer files to your phone. Substantial documentation is available on the site. Operating System: Android

423. FileZilla

FileZilla comes in a server version that runs on Windows only, or a desktop client version that works on multiple platforms. In addition to regular FTP transfer, it also supports secure file transfer via FTPS or SFTP. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

424. FireFTP

This add-on gives you an intuitive FTP client for the Firefox browser. It supports FTP or SFTP only. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

425. WinSCP

Award winning WinSCP offers a client for transferring files via SFTP, SCP, FTPS or FTP protocols. It includes two different interfaces: Explorer (which looks like Internet Explorer) and Commander (which looks like Norton Commander). Operating System: Windows


Open Source Apps: Flashcards

426. Anki

Anki supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup, so you can use it to memorize anything from names and faces, geography, vocabulary, information for medical or law exams or even guitar chords. It also works with most mobile OSes, so you can use it on your smartphone or tablet. Operating System: OS Independent.

427. FlashQard

FlashQard uses the Leitner method of presenting flashcards, which focuses your time and attention on the facts that you haven't yet mastered. There are several pre-made sets of cards available and it also supports the KDE vocabulary sets used for Parley. Operating System: Windows, Linux

428. Genius

Genius can help you memorize almost anything—foreign language phrases, vocabulary words, historical events, legal definitions, even formal speeches. It uses a "spaced repetition" method that takes your previous answers into account when quizzing you on the material to be learned. Operating System: OS X

429. jVLT

Java-based jVLT is a flashcard program specifically designed to help users learn the vocabulary for a foreign language. You can download flashcard sets for learning a number of different languages, including German-Czech, English-Czech, Finnish-Russian, Czech-English, German-Czech, German-French, Thai-English, Spanish-French, French-English, and practical Chinese reading. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

430. The Mnemosyne Project

This flashcard app boasts an intuitive interface, support for foreign alphabets and scientific symbols, an efficient scheduling algorithm and three-sided flashcards, which are helpful for learning a foreign language. It's available in a mobile version, and if you use the program, you also have the option of uploading your usage statistics so they can be incorporated into a research project studying long-term memory. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, BlackBerry

431. Parley

KDE's vocabulary training program works like a traditional flashcard program, but gives you the option of creating other types of tests, like mixed letters (anagrams), multiple choice, conjugation tests, synonym/antonym tests, fill in the blank and more. You can also find a very extensive library of pre-made cards for Parley at KDE for Windows. Operating System: Windows, Linux

432. Pauker

Pauker is designed to help you exercise your ultra-short-term, short-term, and long-term memory. It's Java-based and works on smartphones and other mobile devices, as well as desktops and laptops. Operating System: OS Independent


Open Source Apps: Foreign Language Instruction

433. Pythonol

Pythonol is designed to help English speakers learn Spanish. It includes multiple tools and games for learning vocabulary, conjugation, pronunciation, idioms, reading comprehension and more. Note that it comes in separate versions for adults and children. Operating System: Windows 98, Linux

434. Step Into Chinese

While it's not as full-featured as Rosetta Stone, Step Into Chinese does include information to help you learn the characters, meanings, and pronunciation of more than 26,000 modern Chinese words and concepts. It also has a helpful flashcard feature for learning through repetition. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

435. Zkanji

This Japanese learning tool includes dictionaries, a flashcard tool and stroke animations. It also has thousands of example sentences and inflection/conjugation information. Operating System: Windows.

436. ZWDisplay

ZWDisplay aims to help Mandarin students become better readers of the language. It includes both English-Chinese and Chinese-English translation capabilities and a built-in flashcard app. Operating System: Linux


Open Source Apps: Forensics

437. Live View

This Java-based tool creates a VMWare virtual image of the machine you are analyzing so that you can interact with it without changing the underlying image or disk. Developed by CERT and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon, it's an excellent tool for forensic examiners. Operating System: Windows.


Although it hasn't been updated in several years, the Open Digital Evidence Search and Seizure Architecture, aka "ODESSA," offers several different tools that can be useful in analyzing digital evidence and reporting on findings. The site also offers several white papers related to the topic. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

439. The Sleuth Kit/Autopsy Browser

The Sleuth Kit includes a set of digital investigation tools that run from the command line. For those that prefer a graphical interface, the Autopsy Browser provides a front-end to the tools. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


Open Source Apps: Games

440. 0 A.D.

Now in its sixth alpha release, 0 A.D. looks and feels a lot like Microsoft's Age of Empires series. The high-quality graphics are particularly noteworthy, and we assume the game will continue to improve and eventually enter beta and general release status. Operating System: Linux, Windows, OS X

441. Advanced Strategic Command

Created "in the tradition of the Battle Isle series," Advanced Strategic Command is a turn-based strategy game where combat units fight it out on a map made of hexagonal spaces. It offers both single- and multi-player play. Operating System: Linux, Windows

442. Alien Arena

Similar to games like Quake and Unreal Tournament, this "furious frag fest" has been downloaded more than 1 million times since its debut in 2004. It offers great graphics and a sci-fi theme. Plus, it has a large and loyal community, so it's easy to find players for an online match nearly any time. Operating System: Linux, Windows, OS X

443. AssaultCube

Based on the Cube engine (see below), AssaultCube is another multi-player first-person shooter with realistic graphics. With low latency and a lightweight file size, it can run easily on older system or slow network connections. Operating System: Linux, Windows, OS X

444. AssaultCube Reloaded

This fork of the popular first-person shooter integrates some of the best features of Battlefield, Quake and Call of Duty into AssaultCube, while maintaining a lightweight footprint. Other improvements include ricochet shots, new weapons, improved radar and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux

445. Battle for Wesnoth

This turn-based strategy game is set in a high-fantasy world full of elves, necromancers, orcs and warriors. It includes multiple scenarios for gameplay or you can play against up to eight other people in multiplayer battles. Operating System: Linux, Windows, OS X, iOS

446. BosWars

Set in a futuristic world, BosWars is a real-time strategy game where you must build up your economy and your military at the same time. You can play alone or connect to other opponents over a LAN or over the Internet. Operating System: Windows, Linux, BSD, OS X

447. BZFlag

Short for "Battle Zone Capture the Flag," BZFlag is a very popular 3D tank game. It was originally based on the arcade game Battlezone, and several servers make it possible to connect to online multiplayer games. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

448. CommanderStalin

CommanderStalin is based on the BosWars code, but instead of playing in a future world, this game is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin's rule. Build up your society quickly so that you'll be able to defend against the inevitable attack from Nazi Germany. Operating System: Windows, Linux

449. Crossfire

With more than 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures, this cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game puts you in an elaborate, magical world. However, the graphics and game play are decidedly retro. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

450. Cube

This first-person shooter offers a variety of interesting landscapes and maps with superb 3D graphics. You can play single-player or multi-player online games, and you can also create your own maps. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

451. Dakar 2011

In this newer racing game, you drive in the Dakar rally through 14 different stages based on real maps. It includes six different vehicles and 140 different opponents. Operating System: Windows, Linux

452. Egoboo

Although it's still under development, Egoboo has been downloaded more than 400,000 times. In this role-playing adventure game, you crawl through a dungeon hoping to save Lord Bishop from the evil Dracolich. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

453. Enigma

Based on the old Oxyd Atari game, Enigma is an addictive puzzle game where the object is to find sets of matching stones. It has more than 1,000 levels to keep you challenged. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X

454. Excalibur: Morganna's Revenge

With an elaborate storyline, EMR takes players on a time-traveling journey through a wide variety of landscapes. It's fast, action-packed and offers 42 solo levels and 27 multi-player levels. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

455. Fish Fillets NG

This is an open-source, cross-platform remake of the older Fish Fillets freeware puzzle game for Windows. The goal is to free the two trapped fish on each level, while the two fish make witty remarks about the game. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X


Like many of the best commercial flight simulators, FlightGear offers a very realistic flying experience with more than 20,000 real-world airports. It offers multiple types of aircraft with extremely accurate controls and operation. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others

457. Foobillard++

This is also a remake of an earlier open source game. Check out the screenshots on the site to see the excellent graphics for this billiards game. Operating System: Windows, Linux

458. FreeCol

In this turn-based strategy game, you establish a colony in the New World while building up your economy and your military. It was originally based on the older game Colonization and feels very similar to the game Civilization. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

459. FreeCiv

Another game that's similar to Civilization, FreeCiv begins in prehistoric times and requires you to manage your community so that you survive through modern times. Unlike many similar games, it supports many different languages. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

460. FreeOrion

Inspired by the Master of Orion games, FreeOrion describes itself as a "turn-based space empire and galactic conquest game." It offers both single- and multi-player games. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

461.Frets on Fire

Extremely similar to Guitar Hero, Frets on Fire includes hundreds of songs created by the community, allows you to create your own songs and imports songs from Guitar Hero I and II. You can use a generic guitar controller or joystick to play, or you can use your keyboard as a "guitar." Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

462. Frozen Bubble

Sometimes called "the most addictive game ever created," Frozen Bubble offers single-player, two-player or networked multi-player games. Shoot the bubbles to create chains of matching colors and eliminate them before time runs out. Operating System: Windows, Linux

463. Get Sudoku Portable

Stumped by a Sudoku puzzle? Enter the values you know into this app and it will help you keep track of the possible answers for all of the other boxes. Operating System: Windows

464. Glest

In this 3D real-time strategy game, the forces of Tech (machines and warriors) battle against the forces of magic (mages and summoned creatures). It's won multiple awards, and has a very active user community. Operating System: Windows, Linux

465. GLtron

Inspired by the movie Tron (and all the other games inspired by the movie), GLtron requires players to ride lightcycles around a course, leaving "wall" trails behind them. Crash into a wall, and you're dead. The goal is to be the last rider still alive. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

466. GnomeGames

This is the collection of casual "five-minute" games for the Gnome desktop. It includes AisleRiot (a solitaire collection), GNOME Chess, GNOME Mahjongg, GNOME, Klotski, Iagno (Reversi), Nibbles, Quadrapassel (Tetris) and more. Operating System: Linux

467. Hedgewars

This slightly silly game features "the antics of pink hedgehogs with attitude as they battle from the depths of hell to the depths of space." It offers turn-based action for up to eight players. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, iOS

468. KDE Games

The collection of games that ships with the KDE desktop includes dozens of arcade, board, card, dice, logic and strategy games. It includes versions of tetris, breakout, golf mahjong, battleship, sudoku and others. Operating System: Windows, Linux

469. LinCity NG

As you might guess from the name, this is an open source version of SimCity. (The "NG" version is an update of the older LinCity game.) To win, build up your city to create a sustainable economy or evacuate all of the population on spaceships. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

470. Liquid War

Liquid War has been called the "most original Linux game," and it truly is unique. You control an army of liquid and try to defeat your opponents by eating them. The graphics aren't great, but it's worth checking out. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

471. Linley's Dungeon Crawl

For those who like their games really old-school, Dungeon Crawl is similar to the old DOS game Rogue. You must maneuver your way through an underground maze to retrieve the Orb of Zot while defeating various monsters and overcoming other obstacles. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

472. MegaGlest

This app is a fork of popular Linux game Glest, which is no longer under active development. It updates and adds new features to the real-time strategy game where users control the warring armies of Tech and Magic. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

473. Micropolis

Based on the original code for SimCity, Micropolis offers the familiar city-building scenario with somewhat dated graphics. It's also part of the One Laptop Per Child project. Operating System: Linux, Unix

474. Neverball

In this puzzle/skill game, you must quickly tip various platforms in order to roll a ball through an obstacle course with 141 levels of increasing difficulty. The download also includes Neverputt, a golf game that uses the same physics and graphics engine. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

475. Nexuiz

Downloaded more than 5 million times, this very popular first-person shooter is included in many Linux distributions. A team is now working on a re-make that will soon bring Nexuiz to many gaming consoles. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

476. Oolite

Inspired by the game Elite, Oolite is a single-player space simulator that requires you to pilot ships around the universe, creating space stations around inhabited planets. Along the way, you'll need to fight off enemy ships. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

477. OpenArena

For mature audiences only, OpenArena is a deathmatch first-person shooter with seventeen characters and 12 weapons to choose from. It has a large userbase, so it's easy to connect to an online game. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

478. OpenCity

Inspired by the open source project FreeReign, OpenCity is another city development simulator. It also uses a lot of concepts from SimCity2000, although it isn't a clone of that game. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

479. OpenTTD

This clone of Transport Tycoon Deluxe adds a number of features not found in the original commercial game, including multi-player games for up to 255 players. As in the original, the goal is to make a lot of money transporting passengers and freight by land, water and air. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

480. Pingus

Pingus is a lot like the puzzle game Lemmings—except that it features penguins instead of lemmings. Direct your horde of penguins through the course by typing in simple commands. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

481. PokerTH

This version of Texas Hold 'Em lets you play against up to 10 live or computer-generated players and features very nice graphics. It's been downloaded millions of times and is one of the most popular open source games around. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

482. Pushover

In Pushover, you control an ant who scales various levels, pushing over dominos in the correct sequence to reach the next level. The graphics are old-school, but the puzzles are fun. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

483. PySolFC

A fork of the discontinued PySol Solitaire project, PySolFC includes more than 1,000 solitaire card games. Key features include multiple cardsets and tableau backgrounds, sound, unlimited undo, player statistics, a hint system, demo games and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

484. Red Eclipse

First released in March of 2011, Red Eclipse is a newer shooter built on the Cube engine. It offers multiple game modes, excellent graphics and both single- and multi-player action. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

485. Rigs of Rods

Extremely popular, Rigs of Rods is a vehicle simulator that uses a soft-body physics engine to provide very accurate simulations. In order to run it, you will need a fairly up-to-date system. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

486. Rocks'N'Diamonds

One of the oldest games created for Linux, Rocks'N'Diamonds is similar to the old Boulder Dash game. Pass through the levels by collecting diamonds while avoiding monsters and traps. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

487. Ryzom

This MMORPG is set 2000 years in the future on the world of Atys. The source code is available and it's free to play, but you'll need a subscription if you want to advance past level 125. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

488. Scorched3D

Scorched 3D modernizes the classic DOS artillery game Scorched Earth. You can play against up to 24 other players at a time over a LAN or online. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

489. Secret Maryo Chronicles

For Mario Bros. fans, this game resurrects the old 2D graphics from the original game. Jump and run to collect mushrooms, fireplants and stars, but look out for the poison mushroom. Operating System: Linux, OS X

490. Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries

In this real-time strategy game, you choose to play as the Japanese, Chinese, Mayans, Persians, Vikings, Greeks, or Normans against up to six other civilizations. Unique features include an advanced espionage system, magical creatures called fryhtans and a taxation system. Operating System: Windows

491. ScummVM

ScummVM allows you to port many classic point-and-click adventure games to nearly any platform you like, including many mobile platforms. Supported games include Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, and dozens of others. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, and many others

492. Simutrans

Similar to Transport Tycoon Deluxe and OpenTTD, this app allows you to build up a city full of a variety of transportation networks. Just stay out of debt, or your game will soon be over. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

493. Smash Battle

Although it's only a few years old, this game features old school, 2D graphics. Two to four players jump from platform to platform trying to shoot each other without being killed. Operating System: Windows, Linux

494. SokoSolve

Like all Sokoban (Japanese for "warehouse keeper") games, SokoSolve requires you to pull, never push, crates one at a time until you achieve the desired configuration. The 2D play is simple but surprisingly addictive. Operating System: Windows

495. Steel Storm Episode I

Set in a futuristic world, Steel Storm is a top-down shooter with fast-paced action that doesn’t take too long to play. Note that while Episode I has an open source license, Episode II is a commercial product. Operating System: Windows, Linux

496. StepMania

Dance Dance Revolution fans can test their rhythm skills for free with StepMania. Connect your own dance pads or just use the keyboard to keep up with the beat. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X, XBox

497. Stunt Rally

Stunt Rally is also a racing game, and it offers 57 tracks, 9 scenarios and 8 cars. There's also a track editor, so you can create your own courses, complete with loops and curves. Operating System: Windows, Linux

498. SuperTuxKart

This 3D racing game features Tux the Penguin racing around 20 different tracks. The graphics are less than fabulous, but it does offer several different game modes and multi-player capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

499. T^3 Portable

Play Tetris in 3D! It's simple, familiar and fun. Operating System: Windows

500. Teeworlds

Teeworlds combines cartoon-ish 2D graphics with deadly action in a side-scrolling game for 2 to 16 players. Shoot the other players with your pistol, bash them with your mallet or hunt for more powerful weapons as you battle your opponents. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

501. TORCS

Another racing game,Tthe Open Race Car Simulator (TORCS, for short) features more than 50 different cars, more than 20 tracks, and 50 opponents. You can play against up to four other people from your system, but it does not yet support online multiplayer races. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

502. Tremulous

This team-action game pits human versus aliens and combines elements you find in a first-person shooter with elements of a real-time strategy game. The graphics and storyline are impressive, and it's won a number of awards. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, XBox

503. Tux Racer

Downloaded more than a million times, Tux Racer allows you to guide Tux the Linux penguin through a variety of snow-covered courses. Collect herring while you deal with hazardous weather conditions and speed down steep mountains. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

504. UFO:Alien Invasion

This game transports players to the year 2084, where they must control a secret group defending earth from an alien invasion. It's inspired by the X-COM games, but isn't a remake. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

505. Ultrastar Deluxe

Similar to SingStar for Playstation, this competitive karoake game awards points based on how well you sing. You'll need a microphone to play, and up to six people can play at the same time. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

506. Unknown Horizons

A cross between a city building simulator and a real-time strategy game, Unknown Horizons starts you off with a ship, a few sailors and a handful of resources that you must use to build a thriving civilization. It's still an alpha release but is playable. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

507. VDrift

Built with drift racing in mind, this racecar game offers great graphics, more than 40 real-world tracks and nearly 40 real-world cars. It's single-player only, but you can race against up to 3 AI opponents. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

508. Vega Strike

Vega Strike describes itself as a "3D action-space-sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe." It's a beta release but very playable, and the graphics are very good. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

509. WarMUX

This artillery game describes the style of play as "convivial mass murder." The goal is to inflict maximum damage to your opponents using dynamite, grenades, baseball bats and bazookas. The scenery is cartoonish, and the characters are open source software mascots. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

510. Warsow

Enter a cartoon-ish future world where you must shoot rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks. This first-person shooter moves very fast with lots of running, jumping and bouncing off the walls. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

511. Warzone 2100

In this real-time strategy game, you must re-build the world after it's been nearly destroyed by nuclear war. It has a very large research tree and focuses on artillery, radar, and counter-battery technologies. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

512. Widelands

Similar to The Settlers and The Settlers II, Widelands is yet another real-time strategy game that requires you to build your economy and military strength to overcome competing civilizations. It features four worlds, three tribes, and single- or multi-player games. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

513. WinBoard Portable

Play the standard chess game you know or one of the variants like xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi (Japanese chess), Makruk, Losers Chess, Crazyhouse, Chess960 and Capabanca Chess. You can play on your own or connect to other players on the Internet. Operating System: Windows

514. XMoto

In this 2D platform-style game, you ride motocross past various obstacles while collecting strawberries. Thanks to an active user community, it has more than 2500 custom levels available for download. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

515. XPilot

Inspired by games like Thrust and Asteroids, XPilot is an old school 2D space battle game. It's been forked many times, and versions are also available for smartphones. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

516. Yo Frankie!

Because it was created to show off the capabilities of the open source 3D modeling tool Blender, the graphics on Yo Frankie! are particularly impressive. It's a platform style game in which you control a sugar glider or monkey who must make it through a course full of obstacles. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

517. Zero-K

Set in a futuristic world, this real-time strategy game requires players to build up armies of mechanical beings. Some of its unique features are a flat technology tree and the ability to transform the landscape with the characters you control. Operating System: Windows, Linux

518. Zombies

The objective of this game is simple—kill the zombies before they kill you. It's turn-based and includes gore settings so you can choose how much blood splatters around. Operating System: Windows, OS X


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