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This page tracks games lacking ebuilds, or games with ebuilds submitted to bugzilla, but not yet included in Portage. Please also see the forum thread Tracking Linux-games that lack ebuilds.



Excellent Mario Brothers clone featuring Tux.


Tuxracer, but modern. An OpenGL racing game featuring Tux, the Linux mascot. The goal of the game is to slide down a snow- and ice-covered mountain as quickly as possible.




Commercial, but free game. A 1st person multiplayer shooter. Be aware that this game is not suitable for children.
A cartoon style multiplayer first-person shooter
Single and multiplayer FPS game/engine.
Nexuiz is a first person shooter released entirely GPL. Based on the darkplaces engine, a massively enhanced quake1-engine, it is not for low-end computers. It's a fun shooter with great graphics and has a active and helpful community. Visit
Warsow is another first person shooter released entirely GPL, which aims for movement tricks and competitive gameplay. It's based on qfusion engine, a enhanced quake2 engine. Visit the homepage
A retro side-scrolling shoot'em up based on the editor war story
Unreal Tournament (very popular FPS game).
An arcade 2D shoot-em-up game, addicting top-down space shooter.
A 3D space shooter remake.


A World War II German submarine simulation


PlaneShift is a open-source fantasy 3D MMORPG (Massive Multiplaying Online RPG). but it is absolutely free and of fine quality. Overlay Zuigana maintains a version of Planeshift if care not to use the binary? Screenshots
Commercial RPG. You will have to purchase a copy of the game to to play. Installation Instructions
Ultima VII engine; a classic, excellent RPG.
An online MMORPG written in C and SDL. Homepage.


A very well done fantasy turn-based strategy game.
Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid computer game, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. Comparable to Earth 2150 in many significant respects. The code was released under the GPL in 2004.
Closed source, commercial, real-time strategy. Darwinia



Emulators for Games

The multi-platform arcade game emulator.
The best NES emulator, remember those good old days?
Remember those good not-quite-so-old days?
An emulator for adventures like samnmax,indy4,etc..


Note: Please sort the following games to the proper categories and add the full package names. Thank you.

Kiki (games-puzzle/kiki)

Kiki the Nano Bot - A very unusually fun puzzle game. You play a nano bot who has to reach an exit in each level by moving and combining several world items. The fun-thing about this game: By rotating the bot you can change gravity and make things fall in any direction you want them to fall to. If you like solving 3-D problems or want a 3-D game for low-end systems, you should give this game a try. Visit the homepage for screenshots.

Trackballs (games-action/trackballs)

Simple game similar to the classical game Marble Madness using 3D OpenGL.

FooBillard (games-sports/foobillard)

Good 8-ball/Pool game.

Simutrans (games-simulation/simutrans)

Very good Transport Simulation.

Openttd (games-simulation/openttd)

Transport Tycoon Deluxe clone, It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features. Visit the homepage for screenshots. Visit the OpenTTD Gentoo installation guide

Pysol (games-board/pysol)

An exciting collection of more than 200 solitaire card games.

Flightgear (games-simulation/flightgear)

Free realistic flight simulator.

Crack Attack! (games-arcade/crack-attack)

A fast-paced puzzle game inspired by the classic Super NES title Tetris Attack!

Feel free to contribute ebuilds to bugzilla, add new games to the list and update the list as games are added to Portage.

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