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75 Fun Open Source Downloads

Playing Games is Good For You

  • July 27, 2010
  • By Cynthia Harvey
It's summer. And frankly, that means no one's all that excited about working. Oh goodness no.

In honor of the season of laziness, we've put together a list of some of the most fun open source downloads you can find. No, none of those office productivity tools here ��� just lots of games, hobbyists��� tools and other time wasters. Is it quitting time yet?

In case you're feeling too lazy to read all the way through the article, the very "funnest" apps ��� the games ��� are at the beginning. The rest are categorized and in alphabetical order.

I should probably write some more about the list here, but ��� you know ��� it's summer.

Games

1. Alien Arena

If you like games like Unreal Tournament and Quake III, this first-person shooter is for you. It's a self-described "frag fest" with tons of weapons and really great graphics. Operating System: Linux, Windows, OS X.

2. AssaultCube

Based on Cube, AssaultCube offers single- or multiplayer first-person action, with reasonably good graphics. It's lightweight and low-latency, so you can play it on old or underpowered systems. Operating System: Linux, Windows, OS X.

3. Battle for Wesnoth

If you like games with elves and necromancers, check out Battle of Wesnoth. This turn-based strategy game lets you play out multiple scenarios using your choice of more than 200 unit types belonging to16 different races. Operating System: Linux, Windows, OS X, iOS.

4. BosWars

This real-time strategy game requires you to balance the need to grow your economy with your need to defend yourself against live or computer-based opponents. It's set in a futuristic world with nice visuals. Operating System: Windows, Linux, BSD, OS X.

5. CommanderStalin

Based on BosWars, Commander Stalin puts you in charge of the Soviet Union, where you must build your economy and defend against enemies. No matter how well you do, you will be attacked by the Nazis, so your army better be ready. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

6. Crossfire

Crossfire is a multi-player medieval fantasy and role playing game. The graphics are decidedly old school, but the game does have more than 3000 maps and 150 monsters to keep you playing for a long, long time. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

7. Enigma

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Read the rest of this Linux/open source games story at Datamation.com

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