"When people talk about computer gaming these days, they
invariably mean commercial games running on a Windows platform. Few
people realize that Linux can be more than just a very good Web or
file server. Even fewer people are aware of the many open-source or
otherwise freely available games available for Linux.
"I'm not really a serious gamer, but I do occasionally enjoy a
good diversion. Over the years, I've encountered some very good
games and about as many duds. Some of the games I highlight in this
article require OpenGL in order to run. Others have multiplayer
capability. A few will run on a quite modest Linux workstation. All
of them are fun and worth installing and playing..."