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10 Remarkable Free and Open Source Games for 2017

Got some spare time on your hands and you feel like gaming at zero cost? Then check these open source games out.

Finding free and open source games is easy, but finding games that are actually worth playing is not. In this post, I’ve highlighted some of the best new free and open source games of 2017 ranging from first person shooters to flight and vehicle simulators. A special mention goes to SuperTuxKart, which is an amazing Linux take on the popular Nintendo Mario Kart games.

If you would like to recommend a recently released free and open source game, please go ahead and let me know in the comment section below, or drop me a line via the contact page, or indeed hit me up on Twitter. Happy gaming!

#2 Red Eclipse (First person shooter)

Red Eclipse is a frantic first person arena shooter, based on a rebuild of the famous Cube Engine 2 game engine. Red Eclipse packs some fast-paced arena style gameplay in some amazing maps. It is entirely open source software and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.

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#4 SuperTuxKart (Arcade racer)

SuperTuxKart is a 3D open-source arcade racer inspired by the popular Mario Kart series. The game offers a range of fun and vibrant characters, tracks, and race modes, including a story mode in which players must face the evil Nolok, and defeat him in order to make the Mascot Kingdom safe once again. The game runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.

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#6 Speed Dreams (Racing)

Speed Dreams is an open source motorsport simulation racing game that works on Linux, Windows and Mac. The game's realistic environment provides accurate driving conditions and behaviour. There are different game modes to choose from, including practice, race and career mode.

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#7 Minetest (World block game)

Minetest is a near-infinite-world block sandbox game inspired by Minecraft. You can play by yourself, locally with your friends, or online. The game provides a vast block playing area allowing you to build large and extensive structures. Minetest is available for Windows, OS X, GNU/Linux, Android, and FreeBSD. It is free and Open Source Software, released under the LGPL 2.1 license.

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#8 0 A.D. (Real time strategy)

0 A.D. (pronounced “zero-ey-dee”) is a free and open source historical real time strategy (RTS) game in which you play as the leaders of an ancient civilization, gathering resources and raising an army to defeat your enemies. The game is released under a GPL license and it runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.

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#9 Rigs of Rods (Vehicle simulator)

Rigs of Rods is an open source vehicle simulator that runs on Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems and is released under the GNU General Public License version 3. Rigs of Rods uses unique soft-body physics, meaning that any vehicles, machine, or object that you use in the game is simulated in real-time with extremely accurate behavior.

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#10 Children of Ur (Massively-multiplayer)

Children of Ur is a simple and fun open source MMO game, playable in your browser. Explore the imaginative world of Ur with your friends, peacefully and creatively. Everything you in Ur, from planting a tree to making lunch shapes the world of the game.

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