Readers' Choice Awards 2014

Best Linux Game

I rarely play games, so every year I look forward to this category to find the most popular options for those few times I do. I'm personally tickled to see NetHack so high on the list, especially considering the opposition. There's just something about wandering around random tunnels that appeals to the old-school DnD player in all of us.

  • Civilization 5 26.5%

  • Other 23.5%*

  • Team Fortress 2 8.7%

  • NetHack 8.4%

  • X-Plane 10 7.1%

  • Dota 6.1%

  • Bastion 5.4%

  • Scorched 3D 3.7%

  • Destiny 3.6%

  • Ultima IV 1.9%

  • FreeCol 1.8%

  • Kpat 1.4%

  • FreeOrion 1.1%

  • Ryzom .9%

*Under "Other", the most write-ins were (in this order) Minecraft, 0 A.D., Frozen Bubble, Battle for Wesnoth, Portal and Counter Strike.

It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux Journal! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places, but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's Readers' Choice Awards!

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Please see the December 2014 issue of Linux Journal for the complete list of winners.