50 Best 2D games for Linux

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The best 50 2D games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Theofil released the 9 April 2021 and ranked #40, Battle In The City released the 6 April 2021 and ranked #26, ADD released the 5 April 2021 and ranked #41.

2# Alwa's Legacy - 2020

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Alwa’s Legacy is a modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, magical items and ancient secrets. By upgrading your magic, any way forward is right in this non-linear adventure game full of exploration.

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3# Iconoclasts - 2018

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Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.

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4# Splasher - 2017

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Splasher is a 2D platformer that offers arcade action. With a powerful and surprising paint canon the player will have to face great challenges and use all his skills to rescue the Splashers. These little fellows are working as peons in a big factory, Inkorp. The Evil ruler of the company, Le Docteur, has insane plans that threatens them all with a terrible fate. Along his journey, the player will have to master the power of his paint cannon. He will soon find out that each color offers special abilities, from crazy bouncing to sticking to walls, or even tricking encounters and changing their behaviour. The game will offer more than twenty levels, a time attack mode with leaderboards, epic boss fights and many other cool features.

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5# Medulla - 2020

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Medulla is a puzzle-platformer adventure game set in a dream-like scenery. A young character travels through the places and environments where various strange obstacles and seemingly illogical puzzles appear. Various beautifully hand-crafted landscapes create confusing and mysterious aura.

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6# Disc Room - 2020

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Are you ready to get sliced in half? The year is 2089 and a giant disc has appeared in orbit of Jupiter. Step into the oversized space suit of a brave scientist and explore this sprawling intergalactic slaughterhouse.

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7# BOOR - 2017

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BOOR is a 2D puzzle-platformer game, where you play as a girl with the ability to multiply herself, stranded on Eden, a beautiful but strange world, full of challenging puzzles with platforming elements and a refreshing gameplay.

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9# Iron Snout - 2016

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In Iron Snout, its hero piggie has taken up learning martial arts and now its the wolves that need to keep their distance because in this bonkers button-mashing beat 'em up, bacon is off the menu for good. Features: * Fast-paced bacon-flavored combat * Action movie-like combos and fighting moves * Hyper responsive controls * Wide variety enemy weapons to steal and use * Endless gameplay in 3 unique areas Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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11# Magic Twins - 2021

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Magic Twins is a cooperative arcade puzzler game in which Abra and Cadabra must use their chromagic powers to defeat hordes of color elementals and stop the Colormageddon.

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12# SLI-FI: 2D Planet Platformer - 2017

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SLI-FI is a 2D planet platformer. You are a little creature that jumps through the universe and discovers different atmospheres and planets. By collecting coins in these levels you can unlock more worlds and levels.

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13# Jumpala - 2021

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Jumpala is a fast-paced action puzzler with heavy fighting game vibes. While the core mechanics are simple, each game is a test of skill and strategy as you try to outscore and outplay your opponents. Features both local and online play.

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14# Elliot - 2020

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Elliot is a colourful 2D platformer inspired by 16-bit classics, with a touch of hardcore. Don't be misled by appearances: it's a colorful game, but really it's technicolor hell!

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15# BUTCHER - 2016

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BUTCHER is a fast-paced 2D shooter and a blood-soaked love letter to the cult classics of the genre. If kicking corpses into a lava pit and adorning walls with blood is your idea of a good time, BUTCHER is THE game for you.

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16# Wizards - 2021

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Artillery tactics games are back! Grab some friends and get ready for an all out Wizard war! Create your own way of play with tons of unique spells to choose from. With randomly generated terrain and unlimited combinations, you'll never know what will happen next. Completely free to play.

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17# Bite the Bullet - 2020

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Satisfy your appetite for destruction in this roguelite RPG shooter where you must eat to powerup your character, weapons, and abilities. Consume strange species to add new entries to DarwinCorp’s mysterious Compendium. Catalyze crafting fermentations in your belly by eating enemies!

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20# #AkiRobots - 2020

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#AkiRobots is a 2D puzzle platformer where you control multiple characters simultaneously. The game includes 100 levels and players can modify existing levels, create new levels to share and import other players’ levels via the level editing and sharing system.

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21# Crystal Caves HD - 2020

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Return to the underground classic world of treasures and traps in the HD remake of Crystal Caves! Guide Mylo through puzzles and arcade challenges of your favorite episodes, then explore the whole new Episode loaded with all new puzzles, enemies, challenges, hazards and help Mylo get back home!

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22# Plummet - 2020

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Immerse yourself in an action packed battle against your friends to be the last one standing on top of the plateau. Outmaneuver your opponents as your favorite hero, using its special abilities in your own unique way. Topple your foes while not losing your step in a game that's always on the edge.

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23# Janosik - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Janosik
Screenshot of the video game Janosik
Screenshot of the video game Janosik

Janosik is a retro action-platformer game with metroidvania elements: exploration, upgrades and big interconnected level.It's fast-paced, challenging, and full of secrets! Absolutely free to play!

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24# Emberlight - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Emberlight
Screenshot of the video game Emberlight
Screenshot of the video game Emberlight

Darkness has taken over the Kingdom of Zirelle after the fire demon Rrath attacked. Help princess Zirelle in her journey to defeat Rrath and bring back light to the kingdom in this fast paced platform adventure.

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