The Best Book Games for Linux

Update : ProblemlAser added at rank #4.
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Unpacking (2018)

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Experience the simple joy of Unpacking in this zen-like game. Through eight house moves, you'll uncover a heartwarming story told through objects, creating an intimate connection with a character you never see. Organize your home, enjoy the beautiful soundtrack, and immerse yourself in a unique narrative journey that mirrors the ups and downs of life.


What we like:
  • Unforgettable storytelling through objects
  • Relaxing, meditative gameplay
  • Beautiful pixel-art visuals
  • Captivating soundtrack
  • Engaging puzzle-solving experience
What could be improved:
  • Game duration is quite short
  • Limited customization options

  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • book
  • story
  • narrative
  • relaxing
  • isometric
  • cute
  • zen
  • soccer

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Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One (2018)

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Step into the shoes of a detective and experience a world beyond your imagination in Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One. The interactive fantasy novel by Mishka Jenkins offers 440,000 thrilling words that will take you through moments of romance, friendship, drama, and more. With options to play as female, male, or non-binary, and to be straight, gay, or bisexual, you'll be able to define relationships and start lasting romances with vampires. Fulfill your job of detective in a playstyle that suits your personality. Open yourself up to the unknown and uncover the truth of what awaits in Wayhaven.

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What we like:
  • Fantastic story with well-developed characters
  • Enjoyable read with good humor
  • Authentic relationships and slow-burn romances
  • Enthralling writing and vivid, distinct characters
  • Highly addictive and immersive experience
What could be improved:
  • Fairly linear with limited branching except for romance options
  • Detective aspect not prominent

  • rpg
  • text
  • adventure
  • choices
  • book
  • romance

3

Still Heroes (2022)

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A digital comic about the story of Emeline. She tries to live her dream of being a superheroine after her friends decided to change their career paths. A gentle and moving story, drawn by hand.

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  • comic
  • linear
  • emotional
  • visual-novel
  • narration
  • book
  • fiction
  • hand-drawn
  • psychological
  • superhero
  • stylized
  • interactive
  • drama
  • story
  • atmospheric

4

ProblemlAser (2023)

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Take control of the new IT trainee in this 2D action game and avoid collisions with the IT professionals. Debug scripts to find bugs to squeeze. More administrators are waiting for you in each level. Remember, your time is limited! If that sounds too easy, try 8 different difficulty levels.

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  • comic
  • comedy
  • book
  • 2d
  • time-management
  • linear
  • action
  • single-player
  • funny
  • arcade

5

System Under Surveillance (2022)

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early access Linux PC Windows Mac OS

System Under Surveillance (SUS) is an upcoming stealth indie game with adventure and puzzle elements inspired by classic retro games. Take control of Adam and Turbo, and use their vastly different abilities to trick and avoid enemies. SUS is pure stealth at its core, and has no combat system!

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  • comic
  • cyberpunk
  • dystopian
  • stealth
  • pixel
  • logic
  • isometric
  • book
  • visual-novel
  • action-adventure
  • sci-fi
  • mystery
  • puzzle
  • noir
  • adventure

6

Save My Sister (2023)

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After a young girl is kidnapped by a human trafficking gang, an ex army officer with PTSD has to fight to rescue her. A Third Person shooter with film-noir/neo-noir style

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  • comic
  • noir
  • tps
  • 3d
  • crime
  • conspiracy
  • book
  • nonlinear
  • third-person
  • dark
  • single-player
  • violent
  • action-adventure
  • action

7

The Story of The Flood (2022)

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Gods decide to bring the flood of water upon the earth. Salvage what you think is valuable and bring it back to base. It's a psychological test of the apocalypse, also an interactive experiment about trade-offs.

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  • comic
  • multiple-endings
  • experimental
  • fiction
  • choices
  • sailing
  • rogue-like
  • book
  • post-apocalyptic
  • interactive
  • survival
  • walking-simulator
  • minimalist
  • management
  • inventory

8

Cepheus Protocol Anthology Season 1 (2022)

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Experience the outbreak of the Pangu Virus from multiple perspectives across as the brave heroes of the Center for Epidemic Research and Control battle tirelessly to stop the spread of a cataclysmic alien virus that has mutated innocent people into monstrous creatures of unimaginable power

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  • comic
  • visual-novel
  • cinematic
  • text
  • book
  • zombies
  • gore
  • illustration
  • design
  • stylized
  • action-adventure
  • horror
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • violent

9

Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be (2015)

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Discover sweet art as you play from some of the greatest and most attractive artists of Our Time, including Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Anthony Clark (Nedroid), Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop), Andrew Hussie (MS Paint Adventures), Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and WAY more! Learn things, like the meaning of the word pernicious and the origin of the phrase Till death us do part!

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  • book
  • second-person
  • choices
  • funny
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • non-linear
  • parody
  • narrative

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