The 50 best games released in 2017 on Linux.

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Once again, 2017 has been a great year for video games, we have selected the 50 best games released in 2017. The games may have been available on other platforms before, but if you only play on Linux here is the best 50 games that you could play this year.

1# Sid Meier's Civilization VI - 2016

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Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).

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2# Torment: Tides of Numenera - 2017

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is a game set in the world of Monte Cook's new tabletop RPG setting, Numenera. Torment continues the thematic legacy of Planescape: Torment, the critically acclaimed role-playing game from 1999 that's considered by many to be a hallmark for storytelling in computer RPGs. With Torment, we're creating a rich role-playing experience that explores similar deep, personal themes.

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3# Thimbleweed Park - 2017

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A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes. By the end of a long, strange night in Thimbleweed Park, all of this will be answered -- and youll question everything you thought you knew.

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4# Prey - 2017

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In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.

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5# Night - 2017

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NIGHT IN THE WOODS is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world.

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6# Hollow Knight - 2017

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Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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7# Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - 2017

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Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses... Enjoy 3 difficulty levels catering to players of all types, and switch from modern graphics and sound to 8-bit graphics/audio at any time - even during gameplay!

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8# Life is Strange - 2017

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You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Features - A beautifully written modern adventure game - Rewind time to change the course of events - Multiple endings depending on the choices you make - Striking, hand-painted visuals - Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack

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9# Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 2017

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.

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10# Tacoma - 2017

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As you go about your mission, you'll explore every detail of how the station's crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster. A Richly Layered Story Experience: Six crewmembers lived and worked on space station Tacoma, forming relationships, experiencing love and loss, and facing crisis together. Unlock doors and drawers to find meaningful objects, notes, and physical artifacts, while simultaneously exploring extensive records of the crew's digital communications and personal thoughts.

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11# F1 2017 - 2017

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MAKE HISTORY - Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1™ cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years.

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12# Yooka-Laylee - 2017

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW BUDDY DUO: Yooka and Laylee boast an awesome arsenal of abilities built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom from the serpent salesman Trowzer. CARVE YOUR OWN PATH: Purchase and unlock moves with freedom, choose to expand your favourite worlds into even larger, more complex playgrounds and equip unique Tonic gameplay modifiers to customise your play style. A COLLECT-EM-UP FOR THE MODERN ERA: Seek out a roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials), such as the dual action Butterfly Energy or tricky Ghost Writers!

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13# Pyre - 2017

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Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode.

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15# RUINER - 2017

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A wired sociopath lashes out against a corrupt system to retrieve his kidnapped brother and uncover the truth under the guidance of a secretive Hacker friend. Sophisticated & Brutal Combat: Become the boss of the battlefield acquiring deadly supplies, enhancing your tactical senses and mastering other mind-breaking skills and gadgets that will leave your foes confused and powerless. Story-Driven Action: Violent confrontation is a means to an end and trust is a devalued currency in Rengkok as you navigate a senseless world and dismantle the corporate titans of virtuality dealers at HEAVEN.

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16# Hand of Fate 2 - 2017

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Hand of Fate 2 brings a host of new mechanics to the table, and improves on every element of it's hit predecessor. Companions will fight at your side, new challenges will test your skills, and a swathe of new opponents will fight against you.

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17# Reigns: Her Majesty - 2017

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Maintain the balance between the kingdoms most powerful factions, use mystical items from your inventory, and navigate the increasingly complex politics and personal relationships of your dynasty. Nerial and Friends: Reigns: Her Majesty is a collaboration between Franois Alliot (design/programming), Arnaud de Bock (art), Jim Guthrie (music), and Leigh Alexander (narrative director).

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19# Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III - 2017

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In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.

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20# The Escapists 2 - 2017

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Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier! Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. Youll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat.

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22# Football Manager 2018 - 2017

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Football Manager 2018 is the latest release in the best-selling, smash-hit series. Putting you in the hot seat of any soccer club in more than 50 countries across the world, Football Manager 2018 is the closest thing to doing the job for real.

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23# Battle Chef Brigade - 2017

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Welcome to Victusia, where the members of the elite Battle Chef Brigade are revered for their ability to skillfully take down monsters and transform their kills into delicious cuisine! In order to become a Brigadier you'll need to hunt monsters with combo-based attacks and prepare your freshly-caught ingredients in puzzle-based cooking challenges to serve up winning dishes to the judges all while the round clock ticks down. An Extra Helping of Features Play as two chefs, brought to life with colorful illustrations and VO, in a charming campaign thats equal parts old school brawler and combo puzzling, with a light sprinkling of RPG progression on top.

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24# JYDGE - 2018

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Create your own play-style by augmenting your JYDGE, modifying your Gavel rifle, and choosing fearless companions to suit the tasks at hand. - Deal ruthless Jystice with lead, rockets, lasers, electricity, and other deadly tools of the law.

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25# EVERSPACE - 2017

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EVERSPACE is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell. * Single-player roguelike space shooter with persistent progression * Captivating fully voice-acted story featuring interesting and thoughtfully designed characters * Three unique player ships, each with different capabilities and starting gear to choose from * In-depth crafting and damage system * Dynamic, functional cockpit displays for all player ships

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26# Outlast 2 - 2017

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Outlast 2 introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it.

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27# Layers - 2017

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Layers is a puzzle platformer that has a unique twist. A level is made of up the 2 different layers which can interact with each other in certain ways. Use this interaction to solve the puzzles and get all the characters to the exit doors.

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28# Absolver - 2017

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Absolver is an online multiplayer combat game where players are placed behind the mask of a Prospect under control of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, who will determine your worth in joining their elite corps of Absolvers.

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29# Asura - 2017

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"Asura is an indie top-down hack 'n' slash game based on a fantasy setting inspired by Indian mythology. It features heavy rogue-like elements and a procedural skill tree which changes on every play through. Take on the roll as the demon incarnate and obliterate your way through the randomly generated fortress of the Daeva empire. Equip weapons from a wide variety of arsenal and carefully craft your character using the ever changing skill tree. The game can be brutal but is always fair. Can you rise from the ashes? Can you defeat the Daeva empire?"

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30# Crawl - 2017

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Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! Battle through dungeons and power up your hero - if a friend kills you they take your place and it’s their turn to crawl. It's a race to gain enough XP and loot to take on the hulking final boss!

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31# Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest - 2017

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Brave Giant proudly presents Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest! After a desperate search for money to save his childhood home, Max finds himself on a journey that will prove to be more challenging than he could have ever imagined. In a land plagued by drought and danger, what can a tiny man do to save the day? Follow Max on his unexpected quest to uncover a well-kept secret which, if revealed, could shake the very foundation of the kingdom of Brie. Become the hero of your own chapter in Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest.

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33# Game Dev Tycoon - 2017

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The decisions you make during the development of your games will have a major impact on the ratings you receive. Game Dev Tycoon does not contain any in-app purchases or ads and you can play it without an internet connection.

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34# Immortal Redneck - 2017

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"Lost. Furious. Immortal! When a redneck awakes bandaged in the Ancient Egypt with the only company of his most beloved weapons… The bloodbath starts! Use a ton of different weapons to kill bizarre enemies (from blue dinosaurs to flying skulls) and finish off some of the biggest bosses you’ve ever seen!! Unleash the power of the Gods! Receive the blessing of Apis, Sekhmet and more: each one will give you its own weapons and abilities. Also, you can get new skills in the scrolls that you’ll find in the dungeons… And buy new ones in the skill tree! Each time you play, the game will be DIFFERENT! Procedural dungeons filled with bad monsters wait for you to enter and discover the secrets of the Ancient Pyramids of Egypt. Blood, bullets, evil monsters, big bosses and a ton of fun: Take your gun and let the craziness begin!"

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35# A Boy and His Blob - 2017

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A Boy and His Blob is a platform-puzzle video game developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Majesco Entertainment. It is a re-imagining of the 1989 video game, A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia, which was originally developed by Imagineering for the NES. A Boy and His Blob's art direction has received widespread critical acclaim and praise, and was utilized by the developers, in addition to a minimalistic story, in order to create a "heartwarming...and friendly game" accessible to a wide audience. The boy can feed the blob a variety of jellybeans, which are unlocked as the game progresses and vary depending on the level, which transforms it into one of fifteen different objects that can be used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies.

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36# ARK: Survival Evolved - 2018

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A massive game world combines with 80+ unique dinosaurs and primal creatures for you to capture and tame - making for a survival experience bar-none. - Discover: Explore a massive living and breathing prehistoric landscape as you find the means to survive, thrive, and escape on the Ark.

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40# Observer - 2017

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You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects minds. When you receive a mysterious message from your estranged son, a high-level engineer for the almighty Chiron Corporation, you journey to the seedy Class C slums of Krakow to investigate. Developed by Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear, >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game meant for mature audiences.

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41# The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan - 2017

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As the 1920's draws to a close, political tensions run high in Italy. When a member of the top-secret Myth Seekers agency goes missing, you're called in to discover the truth. Can you recover the Hammer of Vulcan before havoc is unleashed by the ancient gods? Explore picturesque locations across modern Italy and solve challenging puzzles as you clash with the deadly foe of the Myth Seekers!

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42# Full Throttle Remastered - 2017

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Originally released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle; butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder.

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43# Bomber Crew - 2017

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Chocks away! Bomber Crew is a strategic simulation game, where picking the right crew and keeping your bomber in tip top shape is the difference between completing your mission or losing it all!

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44# Modern Tales: Age Of Invention - 2017

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During the 19th Century Paris world expo someone kidnaps the invited scientists under mysterious circumstances. Step into the shoes of the daughter of one of the scientists, Emily Patterson, to conduct your own investigation. Who is behind the kidnapping of the scientists? Will Emily find her father, overcome the obstacles and manage to solve the sophisticated puzzles and minigames? Embark on a fantastic adventure in the era of modern inventions, unravel the sinister plot and save the world from a scheming madman!

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46# Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends - 2017

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Step into the shoes of Mary Gilbert - world renowned botanist and guardian of Fern Flower - to once again explore the mythical realm of Slavic fables. When a seemingly uneventful visit to your brother turns into a hotbed of conflict between humans and Clouders it will be up to you - Mary Gilbert - famous botanist and guardian of Fern Flower - to once more enter the magical world of eastern European deities, ancient beliefs and mythical lands. Accompanied by Aitvar, a house spirit, set off to the other end of the rainbow, where a flying city floats among the clouds and where your brother is being held captive by an evil sorcerer.

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48# Flinthook - 2017

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Flinthook is a fast action-platformer with “roguelike” elements. Become space’s greatest pirate with your hookshot, pistol and slowmo powers!

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50# Danganronpa 1-2 Reload - 2017

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Get two of the best murder-mystery adventures in one! Whether trapped in school in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, or stranded on an island in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, there's bound to be thrills, chills, and kills! In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, enter Hope's Peak Academy, a prestigious high school reserved for the nation's "ultimate" students. Things get a bit twisted when the academy's students find themselves trapped inside with Monokuma, a maniacal bear who has taken them all prisoner to play his game of despair. Continue the adventure in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair with a brand new cast of Ultimates. Mysteriously trapped on Jabberwock Island in their own life-or-death game, having fun in the sun with this twisted teddy requires more than a bit of wit to survive. Two Mystery Adventures in One! - For the first time ever, experience two of the greatest visual novel adventures in one package for the PlayStation® 4! Monokuma's His Name, Murder's His Game - Face the twisted challenges of this maniacal bear and piece together the clues to uncover the truth fueling his deadly games. Hope and Despair - Meet memorable characters, solve mysterious murders, and complete games of logic all culminating in life-or-death decisions in the ultimate battle of hope and despair!

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