24 More of the Best Linux Commercial Games (Part 1)
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"The amount of software that is available for Linux is
truly mind-boggling with tens of thousands of applications
available to download, including an impressive arsenal of open
source games. However, it is fair to say that the amount of
commercial games released for Linux continues to be in short supply
in comparison with the number of titles released under Windows.
"Whilst software such as CrossOver Games (and Wine) allows many
commercial Windows games to be played under Linux, if Linux is
going to become a force in the gaming world it needs a good supply
of native games. Developing games across multiple platforms is
expensive. If Linux is going to justify the extra work involved in
native ports, it needs the prospect that those ports will generate
significant sales for the developers. Fortunately, the Linux user
base continues to increase, which increases the likelihood of more
"To be eligible for inclusion in this article each game needed
"Released under a proprietary license with a fee required either
to purchase the game, or a monthly charge
"Not require Wine to run. Wine is a compatibility layer for
running Windows software"