The Best Sailing Games for Linux

Update : Exiled added at rank #2.
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Sail Forth (2022)

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Set sail in Sail Forth, a captivating sea adventure where you command a fleet, battle pirates, and unveil secrets. Enjoy a living ocean with ever-changing weather as you explore exotic islands and customize your ships for thrilling naval combat. Discover freedom on the high seas and create your own legend!

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What we like:
  • Diverse activities for endless fun
  • Variety of weapons for custom ship builds
  • Engaging combat with tactical freedom
  • Beautiful art style with impressive vistas
What could be improved:
  • AI for fleet ships lacks independence
  • End-game content may lack challenge

  • sailing
  • naval
  • pirates
  • procedural
  • physics
  • relaxing
  • lore

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Exiled (2024)

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Charlotte is missing. Decode an ancient language, investigate a mystery, and stay away from ancient monsters in this compact puzzle thriller.


  • horror
  • crawl
  • survival-horror
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • point-and-click
  • sailing
  • arpg
  • psychological
  • multiple-endings
  • dark
  • choices
  • isometric
  • stylized
  • classic

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Nantucket (2018)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Chase after Moby Dick, and live through the Golden Age of American whaling in this seafaring strategy game. Set sail around the world, manage your ship and crew, and live Ishmael's story, the sole survivor of the Pequod, a few years after the events narrated by Herman Melville in his masterpiece.


  • sailing
  • dice
  • pirates
  • management
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • rpg
  • historical
  • naval
  • economy-management
  • choices
  • japanese
  • darkness
  • jprg
  • battle

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The Caribbean Sail (2017)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

A whimsically dark 8-bit adventure about sailing the world in the 1700's with an optional fantasy mode! - Developed by one nautical enthusiast!

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  • sailing
  • naval
  • pirates
  • choices
  • rogue-like
  • simulation
  • retro
  • management
  • rpg
  • open-world

5

Arcane Waters (2021)

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early access Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Arcane Waters is an open world pixel pirate adventure. Fight other pirates, monsters and players! When you need a break, tend to your farm, craft new equipment, or trade in distant lands. The choice is yours in this vast piratey world.

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  • rpg
  • naval
  • sailing
  • farming
  • pirates
  • 2d
  • character
  • party
  • pvp
  • pixel
  • crafting
  • action-adventure
  • multiplayer
  • open-world
  • customization

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Exiled Kingdoms (2018)

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Roam freely through a huge open world full with dangers, ancient secrets and adventure. An old-school action-RPG with a challenging environment, tough choices and a unique setting. Explore, fight, make friends and enemies... and above all, Roleplay!


  • rpg
  • isometric
  • dungeon-crawler
  • sailing
  • arpg
  • adventure
  • war
  • action
  • single-player

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SUNLESS SEA (2015)

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Linux PC Windows Mac OS

LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.


  • rogue-like
  • sailing
  • exploration
  • story
  • pirates
  • narrative
  • horror
  • adventure
  • discovery
  • combat
  • lovecraftian
  • fiction
  • interactive
  • naval

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Soul Searching (2017)

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Android Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

In this puzzle stealth game, your soul has been captured by an evil necromancer determined to take over the lands! Can you escape his perilous dungeon home to warn the kingdom before the undead rise and take over the throne?


  • sailing
  • 3d
  • action-adventure
  • survival
  • stylized
  • colourful
  • third-person
  • comedy
  • family-friendly
  • story
  • adventure
  • casual
  • cute
  • medieval
  • local

9

Fishyphus (2023)

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Traverse an impressionistic sea, listening for predator and prey. Cast a lure and feel their cues to reel them in. The reaper slowly tracks your movements, who you must outmaneuver to survive.

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  • fishing
  • procedural
  • perma-death
  • sailing
  • music
  • rogue-like
  • horror
  • abstract
  • relaxing
  • 3d
  • open-world
  • first-person
  • arcade
  • minimalist
  • naval

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Old Salt (2021)

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early access PC Windows Linux

A Naval Strategy With No Reinforcements On The Way. Command a Custom Fleet with faction abilities in Multiplayer matches or Faction Campaigns.

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  • turn-based
  • sailing
  • wargame
  • grand-strategy
  • tabletop
  • pvp
  • board-game
  • tactical
  • naval
  • third-person
  • strategy
  • top-down
  • hex
  • pirates
  • 2d

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