The Best First-person shooter Games for Linux

Update : Shogun added at rank #42.
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Half-Life: Alyx (2020)

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PC Windows Linux

Step into the shoes of Alyx Vance in Half-Life: Alyx, the pinnacle of VR gaming. Experience a fully immersive Half-Life universe with stunning graphics, innovative gameplay, and a gripping story. Battle the alien Combine, solve addictive puzzles, and explore community-built environments. This is the VR title you've been waiting for.

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What we like:
  • Best VR game to date
  • Full Half-Life experience
  • Innovative gameplay and controls
  • Beautiful graphics and storyline
  • Endless possibilities with community-built environments
What could be improved:
  • High cost of VR equipment may limit accessibility

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • zombies
  • puzzle
  • physics
  • horror
  • aliens
  • sci-fi
  • cover
  • story

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DUSK (2018)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS Playstation 4 m

DUSK is a glorious throwback to the shooters of the 90s, featuring all the graphical fidelity of Quake and the gunplay of DOOM and Duke Nukem 3D. The game world is polygonal with sharp visuals, while its soundtrack consists of edgy, heavy metal riffs. Players must fight their way through unique levels filled with creative enemies who each have distinct sound cues to let you know what's around the corner. There are also two distinct combat power-ups, infinite rounds per minute and SUPERHOT-style slow motion.


What we like:
  • Fast
  • Responsive controls
  • Creative roster of demonic opponents
  • Extra ammo and health rewards for exploration
  • Environmental storytelling
  • Cathartic infighting feature
  • Two distinct combat power-ups
  • Edgy heavy metal soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Sharp difficulty curve
  • Illusory walls that look like impassible walls
  • Mislabeled switches can drop you into a pit filled with enemies

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • retro
  • classic
  • horror

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Black Mesa (2020)

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Linux PC Windows

Experience the dramatic events of the Black Mesa Research Facility with stunning visuals, combat and physics lifted from Half-Life 2. Play through the original storyline plus remixed levels, puzzles and set-pieces for a fresh experience. Enjoy bigger levels and more detailed environments with production values approaching Half-Life 2.

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What we like:
  • Professional quality fan-made remake
  • Bigger Levels
  • More detailed environments
  • Improved physics engine from Half-Life 2
  • More engaging combat
  • More dynamic world simulation
What could be improved:
  • Some design choices off from source material
  • Some meandering level design and unnecessary puzzling

  • first-person
  • shooter
  • fps
  • aliens
  • remake
  • sci-fi
  • zombies
  • physics

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Metro Exodus (2019)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS stadia Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4

Flee the shattered ruins of the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness. Explore vast, non-linear levels, lose yourself in an immersive, sandbox survival experience, and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year in the greatest Metro adventure yet.


  • shooter
  • post-apocalyptic
  • first-person
  • fps
  • stealth
  • survival
  • survival-horror
  • story
  • open-world
  • novel

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SUPERHOT (2016)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Superhot is an innovative shooter that puts players in control of time as they battle their way through a thrilling narrative and intense levels. Players must use their skills to make quick decisions, manage time, and defeat their enemies with fists, guns, swords, or thrown objects. With a satisfying post-level replay system and Matrix-like script that keeps players engaged throughout the game's two hour campaign, Superhot is sure to please gamers looking for a thrilling challenge.


What we like:
  • Innovative shooter gameplay
  • Control of time mechanic adds challenge and excitement
  • Thrilling narrative with unexpected plot points
  • Tight fat-free campaign perfect length
What could be improved:
  • Some challenge modes are lame
  • No multiplayer modes exist
  • Limited colorblind modes available

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps

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Devil Daggers (2016)

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Devil Daggers is a first-person arena shooter inspired by arcade games and a 1990s aesthetic. Players take the role of a bunny-hopping, demon-slaying champion as they take on hordes of angry skulls, monolithic living totems and other hellish foes. With creativity, memory and skill players can upgrade their attacks to become even stronger and defeat the ultimate boss.


What we like:
  • Rich sound effects
  • Nostalgic visuals
  • Leaderboard challenges
  • Smooth gameplay experience
What could be improved:
  • Not accessible to everyone due to 1990s aesthetics
  • No level-based shooter option

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • arena
  • fps
  • shotgun

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BioShock Infinite (2013)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux Mac OS Xbox 360 Playstation 3

Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia.


  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • cover
  • story
  • narrative
  • combat
  • steampunk
  • battle
  • thought-provoking

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SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X stadia Linux Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4

Prepare for an intense first-person shooter experience in SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE. Time only moves when you do, as you shoot, slice, and explode your way through challenging combat encounters. Discover the meaning behind the mesmerizing gameplay and unravel the truth. Are you ready?


What we like:
  • Solid core gameplay
  • Wide variety of power-ups
  • Engaging twist to the formula
  • Powerful soundtrack
  • Fun and engaging gimmick
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive and boring after a while
  • Tedious game progression
  • Obnoxious meta commentary
  • Lack of variety
  • Overstays its welcome

  • shooter
  • rogue-like
  • first-person
  • fps
  • narrative
  • time
  • minimalist
  • puzzle
  • action

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Verdun (2015)

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Playstation 4 Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox One

Merciless trench warfare immerses you and your squad in intense battles of attack and defense. Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in an authentic World War One setting offering a rarely seen battlefield experience.


  • shooter
  • squad
  • first-person
  • fps
  • bolt-action
  • multiplayer
  • war
  • tactical
  • artillery
  • historical
  • realistic

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Ziggurat 2 (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch

Ziggurat is back, and now it's even better! Use powerful weapons and spells to break through hordes of enemies and explore labyrinthine dungeons in this hectic roguelite FPS, while you improve your skills and discover new equipment.


  • rogue-like
  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • dungeon-crawler
  • fast-paced
  • arena
  • dungeon
  • old-school

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