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What have you been gaming on Linux recently? Come have a chat

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It's been a little while since we had a community-chat post to round-up what you've all been gaming on Linux lately, so let's have a chat shall we.

We're all a bit spoilt for choice thanks to the likes of native Linux games, Steam Play Proton, cloud game streaming, lots of great emulators and more that you can all do right on Linux. This often makes choosing a game to play rather difficult doesn't it? It does for me.

I end up quite often going back to what I see as comfort games, those that you can just repeat over and over and you know them well, like a gaming comfort blanket with the likes of XCOM 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Streets of Rogue and others but there's a new one in my own personal list: Ziggurat 2 which released into Early Access with Linux support in late October.

Milkstone Studios seem to have crafted an absolutely magical first-person dungeon crawler, that I can quite easily see myself putting hundreds of hours into. There's something so supremely satisfying about running around a room waving a wand or a staff around, unleashing powering magics on somewhat freaky enemies (like those damn running carrots). When you get into the boss battles, it really gets your blood flowing too.

Over to you in the comments: what have you been gaming on Linux lately? Let us know what you've newly discovered, what you keep going back to and more. 

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CatKiller Nov 8, 2020
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For me it's been No Man's Sky fairly solidly. I'm looking forward to the Next Generation update.

My little one's been doing some of that with me, but has also started replaying Qube and The Talos Principle.
Zlopez Nov 8, 2020
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I was playing Torment: Tides of Numenera, it's really good RPG with a deep story.
psy-q Nov 8, 2020
I aborted a Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition playthrough, wanting something more modern. Then I aborted a Pillars of Eternity playthrough, wanting something with less text. Let's see where that leads.
toojays Nov 8, 2020
I just finished Disco Elysium (via Proton). It's brilliant, I had a blast, and will likely replay it sometime with a different character build.

Definitely a lot of text though.
Julius Nov 8, 2020
VR games mostly. Budget Cuts is super immersive and Wolfenstein Cyberpilot as well. With a few exceptions VR also runs great these days with Proton. Really better than I expected when I got my second hand HTC Vive Pro.
LordDaveTheKind Nov 8, 2020
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Let me get this straight: the game is borked like hell, and not because of Proton. It is neither hard or unfair, it is just unpredictable and unreliable. But I still like it, just for the taste of a badly conceived GTA-style game set in medieval times, where the real challenge is to avoid any bug (in particular the ones never experienced by anyone else in the players community). The only thing I would save is the effort put by the actor casted as Henry.

Now the bug that is blocking me from going on is that Henry is dying of sleep, but as soon as he gets to the bed, a game message says "you have had already enough sleep". Wtf??? I'm working around on it by drinking energy restoring potions (ancient times Redbulls I presume) and never going to sleep lol.

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Alm888 Nov 8, 2020
As usual, wasted my time on X4: Foundations, trying to train perfect crew and build my economy so HOP could purchase destroyers from my shipyard non-stop. :)
Lord_JABA Nov 8, 2020
Lately I'm playing Horizon Zero Dawn - great, beautiful game.
Anas_Ramadhan Nov 8, 2020
I played Risk of Rain2, Deeprock Galactic, and the best was Subnautica Series with Proton is the best!
ageres Nov 8, 2020
Counter-Strike. It celebrates its 20th anniversary today!
Amid Evil. No Linux version yet, but it runs fine with Proton.
Neighbours back From Hell. A port of a console version of Neighbours From Hell (which was a compilation of two games) to Unity. It differs from the original PC version of NFH 1-2 and can be played with a controller.
Them and Us. A Resident Evil-like game, I highly recommend it to classic RE fans. It's on Early Access though and isn't finished yet.
Call of Duty: WWII. It works with Proton 5.13 but crashes too often (singleplayer campaign only, multiplayer and zombies still don't work). Lots of people say it doesn't work at all. The game is mediocre, so don't get disappointed if you can't run it.
Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, a collection of revamped SS: TFE, TSE and a new campaign.

I have also found a new PlayStation 1 emulator recently, DuckStation (available as a Libretro core for RetroArch as well). It's going to be my favourite PS1 emulator. It has a lot a graphics settings like widescreen for 3D games without stretching videos and better game compatibility than Beetle-PSX-HW which has troubles with running modified games, e.g. translated ones.

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