The 50 best games released in 2018 on Linux.

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Here is our selection of the 50 best games released in 2018 so far. 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# Dead Cells - 2018

Review89Score

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

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Price: $15-$25

2# Celeste - 2018

Review93Score

Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

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Price: $15-$25

3# Overcooked! 2 - 2018

Review80Score

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons… it’s time to save the world again!

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Price: $15-$25

4# Into the Breach - 2018

Review91Score

Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.

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Price: $15-$25

6# Iconoclasts - 2018

Review85Score

Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.

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Price: $15-$25

10# The Gardens Between - 2018

Review79Score

Best friends Arina and Frendt fall into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens peppered with everyday objects from their childhood. Lost in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable, the friends find that time flows in all directions. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their significant moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative.

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Price: Free

12# Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia - 2018

Review74Score

From the multi-award-winning strategy series, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia combines huge real-time battles with engrossing turn-based campaign, set at a critical flashpoint in history. Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans and Viking settlers clash for control. What Kingdom will you build?

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Price: $25-$40

13# 3D - 2018

Review87Score
Screenshot of the video game 3D
Screenshot of the video game 3D
Screenshot of the video game 3D

解谜、跑酷、迷宫、休闲游戏 1.收集五个音符。 2.逃离魔王的追杀。 3.穿过迷宫到达终点。

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Price > $40

14# Scalak - 2018

Review92Score

I made PUSH, Zenge and Art Of Gravity. Scalak contains 90 levels and is packed with ever evolving game flow that will let you feel quite good about yourself.

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Price < $5

16# Dissembler - 2018

Review91Score

Flip pairs of tiles to make matching color groups vanish, but that is where the resemblance to a standard match-three ends. The experience starts simply, leading you gently from basic principles to more complex puzzles, but before long it will require careful planning and lateral thinking.

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18# State of Mind - 2018

Review70Score

Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivaling ideas pertaining humankinds salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

19# Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall - 2018

Review80Score

Civilization VI is a game about building an empire to stand the test of time, and the Rise and Fall expansion brings new choices, strategies, and challenges for players as they guide a civilization through the ages. With the new the Governor system, players are able to further customize and specialize their cities, as well as react to the new challenges of Dark Ages and Loyalty. Eight new world wonders can be constructed, as well as a variety of new units, districts, buildings, and improvements.

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Price: $25-$40

20# My Brother Rabbit - 2018

Review80Score

My Brother Rabbit is a beautifully drawn adventure set in a surreal world that mixes reality with a childs imagination. Help the rabbit play minigames, find hidden objects, and assemble strange machinery in a world where conventional logic doesnt apply. Join this colorful quest through five wondrous lands filled with robo-moose, levitating baobabs, giant mushrooms, melting clocks, and more unbelievable things that will make you question everything you think you know about reality.

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Price: Free

21# Mark of the Ninja Remastered - 2018

Review94Score

You must be silent, agile & clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Key Features: True Stealth Experience: Player-centric gameplay rewards choice, be it finishing the game without killing anyone or assassinating all who stand in your way. Special Edition DLC Included: Dosans Tale adds a new character, level, items, and Dev commentary.

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Price: Free

24# Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 2018

Review71Score

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents' death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices.

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Price > $40

26# Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne - 2018

Review81Score

Many years ago, the prince of Griffinvale fell in love with a poor girl and - against his father's wishes - married her. The king, unable to reconcile himself with the hopeless union, sent his son on a crusade and, in his absence, drove his young wife out of the castle. The king had counted on the fact that the prince would eventually forget about her, but his plans were ruined when his heir died in battle, and the prince's beloved wife gave birth to a child and died in confinement. After the death of his son, the king sank into mourning, and the future of the royal line was thrown into uncertainty. The royal court was overrun with ambitions and conspiracies, from which a group of people loyal to the fallen prince decided to hide his descendant. As the royal knight Edmund Ulmer, try to find the missing heir and help him regain his crown and retake the throne of Griffinvale!

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Price: Free

27# Aragami: Shadow Edition - 2018

Review82Score

Aragami: Shadow Edition includes the original base game, the upcoming expansion Aragami Nightfall (trailer here) and all currently released DLC. The game and expansion support full 2 player online co-op that is cross-platform with PC platforms.

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28# Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon - 2018

Review81Score

Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates! Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle.

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Price: $5-$15

29# DUSK - 2018

Review83Score

Early Access

Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.

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Price: $15-$25

30# Chasm - 2018

Review75Score

Thrilled to prove your worth as a knight, you track strange rumors that a mine vital to the Kingdom has been shut down. But what you discover in the mining town is worse than you imagined: The townspeople have disappeared, kidnapped by supernatural creatures emerging from the depths. Honor-bound to solve the mystery and restore peace to the Kingdom, you embark upon an epic adventure, with deadly battles against cunning monsters, exploration of ancient catacombs and castles, and powerful new equipment hidden at every turn.

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Price: Free

31# Nantucket - 2018

Review77Score

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.

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Price: $15-$25

32# Surviving Mars - 2018

Review77Score

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.

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Price: $25-$40

34# The Jackbox Party Pack 5 - 2018

Review82Score

5) The deadliest game show in the Crab Nebula, Zeeple Dome (1-6 players)! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

35# Full Metal Furies - 2018

Review83Score

From the creators of Rogue Legacy comes a "true-cooperative" action RPG. FULL METAL FURIES puts an emphasis on team play with a unique combat system where everyone is important. Work together to defeat special enemies, string organics combos to deal massive damage, and save a war-torn world that is battling itself to extinction. Play on the couch or online with friends, and make it a party for up to four players! Or go solo in single-player, and show off your skills through a Pick 2 quick-switch system that retains all the nuances of multi-play.

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Price: $5-$15

36# FOX n FORESTS - 2018

Review70Score

FOX n FORESTS is a 16-bit style action platformer with RPG elements! Switch seasons on the fly and wield your crossbow to unveil the mystery of the 5th season.

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Price: $15-$25

37# Lethal League Blaze - 2017

Review82Score

Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win. Easy to pick up, hard to master: Improve by learning how to use Smashing, Bunting, Parrying and Special Abilities to your advantage. Challenge mode: Step up to the plate by yourself and beat a series of opponents arcade-style to reach the beat-blasting bossfight.

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Price: $5-$15

38# Hexologic - 2018

Review74Score

Combining the dots inside the hexes in three possible directions, so that their sum matches the one given at the edge, will be a rewarding experience for both puzzle games veterans and newcomers. A simple gameplay mechanics adorned with a beautiful graphic design, relaxing music and challenging yet not unbeatable puzzles, will guarantee long hours of fun for gamers of all ages.

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39# Reigns: Game Of Thrones - 2018

Review86Score

Reigns: Game of Thrones is the heir to the award-winning HBO® TV series Game of Thrones® and the smash-hit swipe ‘em up series Reigns from Nerial and Devolver Digital.

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41# Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War - 2018

Review78Score

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence. Four factions will engage in a brutal war for dominance over the planet’s resources. In the first 4X turn-based strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.

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42# Railway Empire - 2018

Review76Score

In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition.

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Price: $5-$15

43# Earthlock - 2018

Review72Score

Earthlock is an indie developed, adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression.

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Price: $25-$40

44# Treadnauts - 2018

Review84Score

You've got a slew of useful tricks at your disposal, including treads that stick to any wall, boosters for midair hops, zero-friction slides, and rocket jumps for soaring into the sky. - Four playable zones, each with unique mechanics and physics objects - Explosive couch competitive mode for 2-4 artillery rocket scientists - Computer AI tanks with three difficulty levels - Single-player Target Test mode with medals to earn - Laser guns, grappling hooks, homing shells, and tons of other power-ups to collect - A dynamic soundtrack by King Felix that changes every time you play - Player progression with levels, maps and characters to unlock - Modifiers to shake things up: zero gravity, slow motion, chaos mode and many more! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

45# Cultist Simulator - 2018

Review77Score

Seize forbidden treasures. Summon alien gods. Feed on your disciples.Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories.

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46# OVIVO - 2018

Review83Score

OVIVO is mesmerizing platformer with unusual mechanics where everything is as simple as black and white. The journey in the metaphoric world filled with illusions and hidden messages awaits you!

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47# FRAMED Collection - 2018

Review81Score

Rearrange the panels of an animated comic book to craft the story of a noir-styled spy adventure in the FRAMED Collection--a compilation of the multi-award winning puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2.

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Price: $5-$15

48# Tesla vs Lovecraft - 2018

Review81Score

Tesla vs Lovecraft is an intense top-down twin stick arena shooter from the creators of Crimsonland and Neon Chrome. Play as the enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla harnessing the static energy to power up Tesla-Mech and give the lovecraftian nightmares a lesson in horror!

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Price: $15-$25

49# Frozen Synapse 2 - 2018

Review81Score

Frozen Synapse 2 is the sequel to the award-winning turn-based tactical game. Command your squads in a vast procedurally generated city: enter any building, perform any mission, execute any strategy.

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Price: $25-$40

50# Hyper Sentinel - 2018

Review73Score

A face-melting, pixel-pumping arcade shoot 'em up featuring awesome power-ups, epic boss battles and spectacular effects at a blistering 60fps. Blast into battle against giant space destroyers in Arcade Mode, tackle endless waves of enemies in Survival Mode and face off against epic level guardians in Boss Run mode.

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Price: $15-$25