Only play occasionally, but:
I would add emulators for consoles. Linux had it's share and ( even if it might be questionable )... plays games .
That said I had around here besides OA... ut99/2k4... and some of the older quake games. They are though no more installed ( need space for other things ).
Will there be a list of all the mentioned games? I've seen some flashing by which I should try out once upon time ( more brainer games than shooters I mean ).
Wine. I play a lot and wine is my savior atm. Blizzard needs to make clients for linux, seriiosly, its about time.
X2 - The Threat
X-Plane 9 (although it's a simulator, not a game)
and it will be probably X3 - Reunion when the holy day of release is coming...
I'm not much of a gamer, but I did buy Doom 3 because of the Linux support, the same with nwn + both exps. These days though, I mainly play Civ IV through Wine, and I'd love to get football manager working. Other than that it's old games like sam & max hit the road, full throttle, and Warcraft 3.. So I mostly use Wine for my games.. I often find the open source games a bit.. boring, sorry. Too often they feel like half-hearted clones of old bestseller games. I do mean to try out this Nexuiz-game when I'm back home, my old laptop which I use right now is hardly capable of pulling compiz smoothly
Titles I play(ed) and think these are important to me on Linux.
- Most importantly ETQW and almost every ID title such as the Quake or Doom series with a native Linux port.
- ioQuake3/Qfusion - because a lot of good games such as UrbanTerror or Warsow are based on it. Again ID Software is responsible for this.
- Savage 2, Eschalon, Rain-Slick, Darwinia, Defcon, Uplink, Penumbra, etc. - because these are great titles and were developed from Indi developers which plays an important role in this whole Linux Gaming market.
- EVE-Online - It's actually cedega/wine based and not really that great supported, but still one of the few MMOGs out there which bundles a Linux package together.
- WINE - (Starcraf, Warcraft, etc.)
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Nexuiz: completely awesome but at the same time very traditional
Tremulous: buggy as crap and old as moses, but still quite unique and strategic
Urbanterror: because plasma weapons aren't all that satisfying when you really just want to shoot things up.
Warsow: looks like it would be awesome, if, you know, it worked. Meh, I'll just blame nVidia..
UT2K4 (but that's already years ago)
WINE (for WoW, but also a year or so that I haven't played it)
what I *want* is CS but that's just unplayable using WINE (or rather instead of being a reasonably good player it turns me into a bottom feeder)
All of them are important to me! If it's got linux binaries, I buy it. I even search eBay for Loki and other releases that are out of print. Here's a list of only a few setup on my computer:
Duke Nukem 3D (eduke32)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Hereos of Might and Magic III
MAME (gmameui) and other countless emulators
Penumbra: Black Plague
Quake 3 (ioQuake3) + Mods
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Serious Sam 2
Serious Sam: First Encounter (icculus binaries)
Serious Sam: Second Encounter (icculus binaries)
Soldier of Fortune
Unreal Tournament 2004
And if you want to count Wine, I run Steam to play Day of Defeat (classic) and World of Warcraft. It's a shame there isn't a native client for World of Warcraft, seeing as the beta had one