Top 5 Closed Source Games for Linux

By Pratik Shivarkar | Labels: , ,

There are not many Closed Source, Real Cutting edge games around for Linux.
That does not mean that Linux is not capable of High Shader, Textured 3D graphics. In fact its best for graphics thats why Animation giants like Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney are using it!.

Lets have a look on the best non-free, Closed Source, and popular games which runs natively on Linux

1. Unreal Tournament 2004


Unreal Tournament 2004, also known as UT2K4 and UT2004, is a futuristic first-person shooter computer game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes. It is part of the Unreal series of games and is the sequel to 2002's Unreal Tournament 2003 and the original Unreal Tournament.
Among significant changes to gameplay mechanics and visual presentation, one of the major additions introduced by Unreal Tournament 2004 is the inclusion of vehicles and the Onslaught game type, allowing for large-scale battles

2. Enemy Territory : Quake Wars


Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
(ET:QW) is a first-person shooter video game, and is the follow-up to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. However, it is set in the same science fiction universe as Quake II and Quake 4, with a minimal back-story serving as a prequel to Quake II. It is the second multiplayer-focused game in the Quake series (after Quake III Arena). Quake Wars features similar gameplay to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, but with the addition of controllable vehicles and aircraft as well as multiple AI deployables


3. Doom 3


Doom 3
is a science fiction horror video game developed by id Software and published by Activision. An example of the first-person shooter genre, Doom 3 was first released for Microsoft Windows on August 3, 2004.[4] The game was later adapted for Linux, as well as being ported by Aspyr Media for Mac OS X. Developer Vicarious Visions ported the game to the Xbox console, releasing it on April 3, 2005. British developers Splash Damage also assisted in design for the multiplayer elements of the game


4. Quake 4


Quake 4
is the fourth title in the series of Quake first-person shooter computer games. The game was developed by Raven Software and distributed by Activision. Raven Software has collaborated with id Software, the creators and historical developers of preceding Quake games. In this case, id Software supervised the development of the game as well as providing the Doom 3 engine, now referred to as 'id Tech 4', upon which it was built


5. Serious Sam II


Serious Sam II
(or Serious Sam 2) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game released for the PC and Xbox and the sequel to the 2001 computer game Serious Sam. It was designed and developed by Croteam and was released on October 11, 2005. The game was published by 2K Games, a Take-Two Interactive subsidiary.[2] While the game was originally released only for Windows and the Xbox, a Linux version of the game client


6. Last, but not listed World of Goo

World of Goo
is a puzzle computer game with a strong emphasis on physics, for the Wii, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (x86 natively[4], x86-64 via standard 32-bit subsystem libraries[5]) by 2D Boy, an independent game developer consisting of Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel, both former Electronic Arts employees.[2][6] It was nominated for the Seumas McNally grand prize, Design Innovation Award and Technical Excellence at the Independent Games Festival.[7] It was released for the Wii's WiiWare in North America on 13 October 2008.[8] On 11 November 2008, 2D Boy announced that World of Goo would be released as WiiWare in Europe in lieu of a retail release



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