Max Payne, Battle Realms, and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within are some of the unforgettable PC games I played during my college days. They were from a time when innovation was still a common thing among game developers. However, despite all the great PC games during those days, PC gamers are confined to using Windows. Those who are on a very tight budget are forced to use an illegal copy of Windows just so they can play the PC games they want.
Today, PC gamers have a choice. If you cannot or do not want to spend for an OS, you can use Linux for gaming. Playing games on Linux has improved a lot since Valve released Steam on Linux last February 14, 2013. No more messing around with WINE which is a frustrating experience for some. More high quality games are coming to Linux every year and it made using Linux for gaming more viable.
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The list below shows the great PC games available today on both Linux and Windows. It will be updated regularly as more cross-platform PC games become available.
(Note: For newcomers to PC gaming, here are the instructions on creating a free Steam account.)
Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Rise of the Tomb Raider
State of Mind
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
Tower of Time
Assault Android Cactus
Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
Kerbal Space Program
Life is Strange
Pillars of Eternity
RUNNING WITH RIFLES
Company of Heroes 2
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Metro: Last Light