The Best Classic Games for Linux

Update : Final Vendetta added at rank #5.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (2022)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is an action-packed adventure game from Dotemu, a company well-known for reviving classic titles with modern touches. Featuring gorgeous graphics, voice acting from the original cartoon actors, and a powerful soundtrack featuring Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, this game is sure to bring back the joy of the original games while still feeling fresh. With side missions and hidden characters to discover, you'll be sure to keep coming back for more.

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What we like:
  • Gorgeous graphics and animation
  • Original voice cast
  • Variety of moves
  • Variety of power-ups
  • Deep cuts of characters from the original series
  • Powerful soundtrack by Wu-Tang Clan
What could be improved:
  • Can be difficult to master controls at times

  • arcade
  • cooperative
  • ninja
  • brawler
  • classic
  • boss
  • side-scrolling
  • fight
  • retro
  • pixel
  • beat-em-up
  • online
  • combo
  • action
  • local

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Streets of Rage 4 (2020)

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Streets of Rage 4 is the long awaited fourth entry into the classic Sega franchise. It features a blend of old and new, with classic characters such as Axel and Adam Hunter returning alongside a new main character, Cherry. All characters have unique playstyles, from Axel's powerful punches to Cherry's speedy strikes. There are tons of unlockables to discover and it has an amazing soundtrack.


What we like:
  • Satisfying combat
  • Incredible music and visuals
  • Tons to unlock
  • Simple yet rewarding combat mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Lack of 4 player online
  • Occasionally too easy to get cornered

  • brawler
  • boss
  • cooperative
  • beat-em-up
  • combo
  • retro
  • classic
  • side-scrolling
  • fight
  • old-school
  • arcade
  • online
  • hand-drawn
  • crime
  • combat

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Missile Command: Recharged (2020)

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Fire missiles to protect your bases! A classic arcade game's back and recharged!

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  • arcade
  • classic
  • endless
  • remake

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Beyond a Steel Sky (2020)

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Beyond a Steel Sky is a thrilling cyberpunk adventure game with engaging puzzles and a fast-paced narrative that will keep you hooked. Follow Robert Foster as he tries to rescue a kidnapped child in Union City, a futuristic utopia controlled by an altruistic AI. The game features a beautifully detailed comic-book style world and plenty of humor. Unravel dark conspiracies and defeat a terrifying antagonist in this innovative and exciting adventure!


What we like:
  • Engaging storyline and characters
  • Built-in hints system
  • Great setting and world design
  • Innovative puzzle mechanics
  • Plenty of humor and nostalgia nods
What could be improved:
  • Controlling the character is clunky
  • Hacking can be repetitive
  • Lack of puzzle diversity
  • Story can be simplistic with bad pace
  • Cutscenes are too long and boring

  • cyberpunk
  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • dystopian
  • narrative
  • classic
  • sci-fi
  • thriller
  • futuristic
  • cult
  • third-person
  • hacking
  • political
  • inventory

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Final Vendetta (2022)

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Final Vendetta is an arcade-style throwback inspired by the 16 and 32-bit-era of gaming. It features large, gorgeously animated character sprites, true-to-the-era hand-drawn pixel art backgrounds and timeless old school flourishes. Perfectly combining elements from Final Fight and Streets of Rage 2 with generous dashes of NEO GEO style, Final Vendetta is a master class in kicking ass!


What we like:
  • Classic visuals and gameplay
  • Coop play for up to two players
  • Challenging bosses
What could be improved:
  • Limited lives on Easy or Hard mode
  • Some cheap enemy attacks and grabs

  • beat-em-up
  • arcade
  • boss
  • pixel
  • classic
  • brawler
  • old-school
  • soundtrack
  • fight
  • side-scrolling
  • retro
  • combo
  • cooperative
  • scroller
  • arts

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - Dimens... (2022)

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Dive into the rad world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge! Embrace nostalgia with the 80s vibe, stunning pixel art, and authentic TMNT design. Battle through hordes of enemies solo or team up with friends for action-packed combat. With unique skills and moves, every game is a gnarly adventure. It's time to unleash your inner ninja!

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What we like:
  • Retro 80s experience
  • Fun multiplayer gameplay
  • Easy to play controls
  • Variety of unique moves
  • Immersive story mode
What could be improved:
  • Limited online players
  • Potentially overwhelming enemies in multiplayer mode

  • arcade
  • cooperative
  • ninja
  • classic
  • pixel
  • brawler
  • boss
  • retro
  • side-scrolling
  • beat-em-up
  • combo
  • multiplayer
  • old-school
  • campaign
  • fight

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Cursed Castilla (2019)

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Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indie Locomalito.

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  • classic
  • arcade
  • platform
  • 2d
  • retro
  • medieval
  • old-school
  • mythology
  • pixel
  • chiptune
  • action
  • mazelike
  • sprite
  • boomerang
  • dungeon

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Full Throttle Remastered (2017)

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Full Throttle Remastered is a point-and-click adventure game that follows the story of Ben, the leader of the Polecats, as he tries to save Corley Motors from a corporate scandal.Full Throttle Remastered is still an easy choice for fans of the original and gamers looking for a fun, quick adventure to play through.


What we like:
  • Retains the entire original story
  • Upgraded visuals, sound, and controller support
  • Includes over 100 concept art pictures and audio commentary from key developers
  • Offers non-point and click moments of gameplay, including motorcycle combat
What could be improved:
  • Dated gameplay
  • Short length of three to five hours

  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • graphic
  • classic
  • pixel
  • inventory
  • interactive

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Grim Fandango Remastered (2015)

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Grim Fandango is a stylish and humorous adventure game with sharp dialogue set in the afterlife. Explore a playful world of travel-agent skeletons, biting birds, and giant cat races while navigating through a complex plot with intriguing themes of revenge and redemption. With visually impressive graphics and amazing audio tracks, this game is a must-play for adventure game fans and those looking for a great story.


What we like:
  • Compelling story
  • Visually impressive graphics
  • Amazing audio tracks
What could be improved:
  • Tricky puzzles

  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • classic
  • inventory
  • conspiracy
  • calaca
  • bebop
  • comedy
  • funny
  • old-school
  • noir
  • big
  • graphic
  • story

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Gravitar: Recharged (2022)

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The cult classic Gravitar has been Recharged. Complete missions in each solar system, navigating a variety of challenging environments, each with varying levels of gravity that will test your skills as a pilot before unlocking new solar systems to explore.


  • arcade
  • classic
  • aliens
  • challenging
  • multidirectional
  • cooperative
  • abstract
  • controller-support
  • shooter
  • retro
  • hit-and-miss
  • sci-fi

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