Linux fun for the holidays

By Lee Anderson, LinuxWorld.com |  Operating Systems


 


 



Index



  • Tux Racer
  • Soldier of Fortune
  • Sim City 3000: Unlimited
  • TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator)
  • Pingus
  • Heavy Gear II
  • Icebreaker
  • Pysol
  • Tuxedo T. Penguin: A Quest for Herring
  • Freeciv

  • Got some time off to celebrate the holiday of your choice? Well, you really shouldn't spend any more of it in front of a flickering monitor, but hey, you've been working hard: It's time for some fun! Download one of these 10 games -- carefully selected by Lee Anderson, LinuxWorld.com's resident game guru -- and have a blast sliding down snowy slopes, zapping the bad guys, racing the NASCAR circuit, or building a city or a whole civilization. Many of the games star our favorite flightless waterfow, Tux. Be warned, though; not all of these titles are suitable for the little ones.



    --LinuxWorld.com Editors




    Tux Racer



    Able to reach speeds in excess of 160 kilometers per hour, Tux the Linux mascot takes center stage in this open source downhill-skiing simulation. From its humble beginnings as a cute college project, Tux Racer has become a commercial-quality title with its use of excellent 3D graphics, weather effects, and fast-paced play. The latest version also features a cup mode -- in which you collect herring and set lap times to advance to the next track -- and a number of sleek menus that'll have you tearing up the slopes in no time.



    Tux Racer is available for free at http://www.tuxracer.com and is suitable for all ages.

    On a slippery slope with Tux Racer


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