I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop with 8GB RAM and Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz Processor. For this system I am looking for an easy to install first person shooter. It does not have to have the latest graphics, but an easy-to-install game with fullscreen mode, with a fluid gameplay possible.

Must have:

  • Easy to install, best with apt-get install
  • Fullscreen
  • Free
  • Easy to install (I cannot emphasize this enough. I do not want to track down hundreds of packages I need to install with configure/make/make install - I guess you know what I mean)

Other info:

  • Does not have to be multiplayer

Additional info:

I try to use the Software Center, but in most cases I get the following error message:

Package dependencies cannot be resolved

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Any of the Quake series, Urban Terror or anything else based on the Quake3/io engine, Xonotic.

I'll recommend Xonotic of them all though... http://www.xonotic.org/

If you don't mine playing via web browser and flash plugin (I use chromium+pepperflash-nonfree) http://tankionline.com has a nice tank fighting game that I play a lot


You didn't mention that the games must be free (as in freedom), therefore here is the Steam list of shooters for Linux. Beyond that, Xononic is arguably the best open-source shooter out there.


I recommend Sauerbraten, because it has better singleplayer and performs better on an older system. Xonotic is amazing as well, but needs a more powerful PC.

You can install it via apt-get sauerbraten

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