I am looking for a computer game that I can play in Linux (Ubuntu). This game must satisfy several conditions:

  1. The game must be free
  2. It must be a kind of multiplayer game. I would prefer a FPS with team-building capabilities, but a role-playing game or something similar will do...
  3. I want to be able to chat with other players. Voice chat would be perfect, but using the keyboard for communication will do as well...
  4. Most important: the game must be EASY to install and EASY to play! I prefer the game to be installed by the Ubuntu Software Center or via command line (apt-get install ...). I had cases in which the game had to be compiled, with the configure step or the make step failing. I also had cases in which the game 'worked', but there were no opponents, or a game with a very complicated game play. I just want to have a beginner multiplayer game with all the conditions from above!

So if people could give me advice on an EASY-to-install and EASY to play Ubuntu Multiplayer game, I would appreciate that!


A good place to start looking is Steam.

I would recommend Team Fortress 2. It's:

  1. free
  2. Multi-Player FPS
  3. you can chat over Steam
  4. Easy to install
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    Thanks for your suggestion. I will try to install this game after my work day.... – Alex Jun 19 '15 at 9:25

If you want to try some retro games, just try Armaggedtron, which is a trim racing game with local and Internet multiplayer support.

Another good game is OpenLieroX which is like worms in real time with multiplayer support. You can use different themes like an Command and Conquer, Zelda or Mario theme which will provide different weapons. Or just a user defined game with user defined reload times etc. you can even create own maps with just three small bmp files.

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