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    Edward Robertson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love to play the video games and this one is about war so there is much action to be had. The name of it is the Total War: Arena and it is soo good! You can even play it for free, online with other people that are also online. It is a war simulation game and boy is it a fun one, you should play too!"
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      Christina Olson
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "I love this little gem of a strategy games and the fact that they made it open source is icing on the cake. This game is a must-try, and be sure to check out my creations as well!"
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      Christina Olson
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "I love this little gem of a strategy games and the fact that they made it open source is icing on the cake. This game is a must-try, and be sure to check out my creations as well!"
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      Betty Ruiz
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "One of the best open source games is Battle for Wesnoth. It's free and available for a variety of computers. It's sort of like Warsong, where you build an army and control villages."
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      Mark Taylor
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "I enjoyed playing this game because of the strategy required to do well in it. This solved my need for an open source game as well, which was an extra benefit."
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      Christian Rogers
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "This is exactly what I needed. An open source game with all builds and code published. The game itself isn't that great, but open source ones rarely are."
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      OpenTTD
      Games

      Windows

      Free

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      Jose Delgado
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Askaron Nov 13, 2013 10 For me TTD means everything. It was the game that started it all. My passion for videogames, my interest on economy and politics. OpenTTD is way better than TTD: it features improved playability, a dynamic community and, what can be surprising, online servers with lots of players. Just a little advice: pay attention, the game is so addictive you'll forget where you are Collapse"
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      Jose Delgado
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Askaron Nov 13, 2013 10 For me TTD means everything. It was the game that started it all. My passion for videogames, my interest on economy and politics. OpenTTD is way better than TTD: it features improved playability, a dynamic community and, what can be surprising, online servers with lots of players. Just a little advice: pay attention, the game is so addictive you'll forget where you are Collapse"
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      Socorro Rocha
      Written on June 17, 2017
      "This solution seems to make repairs to or make fixes work better as I play the game. Some of the fixes make game play much better and more exciting for me. For instance, hidden roadstops are now located away from the tramway station picker... Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!"
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      Jonathan Reed
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "I enjoy a good Tycoon game, problem with them is they're almost never open source and mod friendly. OpenTTD is a neat open source Tycoon game about transportation. It allows the user to implement custom scripts and assets made by users."
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      Angela Cunningham
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "This game's graphics is soooo bad that it's actually good. Cartoony and interesting, and it lets me edit the game itself to make it more suitable for my playstyle, gotta love these kinds of games innit"
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      Angela Cunningham
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "This game's graphics is soooo bad that it's actually good. Cartoony and interesting, and it lets me edit the game itself to make it more suitable for my playstyle, gotta love these kinds of games innit"
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      Terry Hunter
      Written on February 22, 2017
      "Wanting to get my hands on an open source game to mess around with. I ended up getting this game called "0 A.D.". This game is very well done. It's definitely one of the better RTS games out there. The controls are great and the gameplay is super fun. Overall great game."
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      Victoria Salinas
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Wow! This is a very confusing game. The game really doesn't make sense. Spent to much time trying to read the instructions and trying to understand the game. The instructions are way to long and jumbled."
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      Howard Pearson
      Written on June 19, 2017
      "Xonotic is a free open source FPS game and it has good graphics and extremely addictive gameplay. Being open sourced, it's available for windows, macs as well as nix boxes. The best free game I've tried!"
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      Howard Pearson
      Written on June 19, 2017
      "Xonotic is a free open source FPS game and it has good graphics and extremely addictive gameplay. Being open sourced, it's available for windows, macs as well as nix boxes. The best free game I've tried!"
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      Aaron Day
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "Great first person shooter with a huge array of weapons to play with. This one just might cost me some sleep."
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      Johnny Tran
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "Wanting to mess around with open source games, I decided to give Simutrans a try, I'm glad I did. This game is really fun to mess around with. It's very simple yet complex when it needs to be. Great game with great features. One of the positives is that it's free, so you got nothing to lose by downloading it. I recommend you do."
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      Johnny Tran
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "Wanting to mess around with open source games, I decided to give Simutrans a try, I'm glad I did. This game is really fun to mess around with. It's very simple yet complex when it needs to be. Great game with great features. One of the positives is that it's free, so you got nothing to lose by downloading it. I recommend you do."
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      Andrew Knight
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "Are you having problems with open source games that both work AND are fun at the same time? Then try Simutrans! I love this little game. I designed the complete transportation plan for a town. The game really tests your design as goods must be transported to keep commerce alive. I highly recommend this simulation game."
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      Tammy Henry
      Written on June 13, 2017
      "It looks like a good game to play and it definitely meets all of the requirements for being open source. If someone likes transportation games, then this is defintely one to look into."
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      Amber Delgado
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "ive always enjoyed soldier games ever since i was a kid, and now i not only get to play this sweet game, i also get to make my own levels and gameplay and weapons if i want to!"
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      Amber Delgado
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "ive always enjoyed soldier games ever since i was a kid, and now i not only get to play this sweet game, i also get to make my own levels and gameplay and weapons if i want to!"
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      Anthony Carroll
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Warsow is a great open source game that is free and fun to play. It's based on a first person perspective where you have to try and capture the enemy flag. The graphics are okay and the sound is good, if you like capture the flag games, certainly worth a try."
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      Mark Foster
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "Warsow definitely solves the problem of finding an open source game. It calls back to Quake and Doom, but the graphics sets it aside to stand on its own. The fast-paced action could easily draw in any casual player, never mind the fact it's free as well."
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      Parakram Chatterjee
      Written on April 23, 2017
      "This game is set in a futuristic cartoonish world. This game may not be for everyone but I really love it! It's free and there are lots and lots of discoveries to make. I really really like the graphics on this."
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      Jessica Santos
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "Never knew that a minecraft bootleg would be a good game and would let you configure the game's settings and programming to suit your needs more. this game is 10/10 recomended"
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      Jessica Santos
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "Never knew that a minecraft bootleg would be a good game and would let you configure the game's settings and programming to suit your needs more. this game is 10/10 recomended"
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      Billy Gray
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "Minetest is a open source version of Mine Craft. It looks as good as you could expect. I think having it open sourced has made this a gem. I really like all the features and game play. People put a tons of work into making it what it is and that is a good thing."
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      Kathryn Garrett
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "Minetest is a fun alternative to Minecraft, and I love that it's open-source. If you're interesting in dipping your toe into the world of open source games, I'd recommend trying Minetest."
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      Benjamin Phillips
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Provides users to full access of the game so they can create their own modifications and designs. Absolutely wonderful open source game."
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      OpenRA
      Games

      Windows

      Free

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      Philip Vargas
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "TBH, I missed the red alert game from when i was a child, now i can play it again, and customize the game to my own preferences, something that i wasn't able to do before. this is deffo the best entry in this page and idk how it didnt get to top"
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      Philip Vargas
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "TBH, I missed the red alert game from when i was a child, now i can play it again, and customize the game to my own preferences, something that i wasn't able to do before. this is deffo the best entry in this page and idk how it didnt get to top"
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      Aaron Patterson
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "Even if OpenRA was only half as good as it is it would still be far better than trying to play Red Alert with Dosbox but no it's so much more than a way to play the must play classic Command & Conquer Red Alert. Not only can OpenRA play Red Alert at custom resolutions but it can also play Tiberium Dawn and even Dune 2000, so you can re-experience the the early days of RTS and how much Westwood shaped it."
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      Eugene Day
      Written on April 30, 2017
      "Bored in free time, I decided to try and get into open sources games. So, I started searching and ended up downloading OpenRA, a game very similar to Command & Conquer. This game is really fun and a good way to pass time. Best part is that it's free!"
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      Christian Jordan
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Command and Conquer: Red Alert was one of my favorite games. And now thanks to OpenRA this game has been given a second life in open source software. Thanks to those who had the vision and talent to re-implement this game ."
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      Jorge Luis Carrera
      Written on May 5, 2017
      "Ok.... A little bit of retro gaming won't hurt anyone... Seems innocent and it appears to be exactly what its meant to be. Nothing fancy or jaw-dropping here... but a cool dinky little novelty game."
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      Jorge Luis Carrera
      Written on May 5, 2017
      "Ok.... A little bit of retro gaming won't hurt anyone... Seems innocent and it appears to be exactly what its meant to be. Nothing fancy or jaw-dropping here... but a cool dinky little novelty game."
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      Diane Morales
      Written on July 8, 2017
      "Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a linux based adventure game. It's free to play and offers the old school graphics that are sure to bring back fond memories of gaming past."
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      Christian Hunter
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup will be a time killer that you can spend many hours on. Very fun to play and learn."
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      Jeffrey Watkins
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "There's nothing like playing a multiplayer game where everyone's been playing longer than you and you feel like you cannot catch up, it's annoying. Teeworlds is fun if you can get some friends together who are on your skill level but playing with randos means dieing, a lot."
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      Jeffrey Watkins
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "There's nothing like playing a multiplayer game where everyone's been playing longer than you and you feel like you cannot catch up, it's annoying. Teeworlds is fun if you can get some friends together who are on your skill level but playing with randos means dieing, a lot."
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      Grace Fisher
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Teeworlds is a great multiplayer game for any operating system. You can design your own maps with classics like Capture the Flag and other fun game modes."
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      Susan Welch
      Written on June 1, 2017
      "I was looking for something different than sword fighting games. This game allows me to fly through space and visit different planets. Not only does it have a fresh story, but there are expansion packs available that really enhance the experience."
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      Susan Welch
      Written on June 1, 2017
      "I was looking for something different than sword fighting games. This game allows me to fly through space and visit different planets. Not only does it have a fresh story, but there are expansion packs available that really enhance the experience."
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      Vincent Ortiz
      Written on June 28, 2017
      "This game was disappointing. For an open source game is does the bare minimum...it works. I found the sound fx very poor and the game play just downright dreadful."
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      Kelly Robinson
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "This is definitely a fun game for everyone, story-line is easy to follow with plenty of action. And its free"
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      Wayne Morgan
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "What a great free game. But I really love how everything is open source and people can do whatever the heck they want with it, modify it, do things however they want. You don't like something? Change the code! Not succeeding?? Change the code! It's a great game on it's own, but if you have any coding ability at all you can change it however you want to suit your needs."
      WM
      Wayne Morgan
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "What a great free game. But I really love how everything is open source and people can do whatever the heck they want with it, modify it, do things however they want. You don't like something? Change the code! Not succeeding?? Change the code! It's a great game on it's own, but if you have any coding ability at all you can change it however you want to suit your needs."
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      Grace Mitchell
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "I was needing an open source game to play because I enjoy games that are like that. I like the concept of being able to love a game, taking the source and changing it around and developers that allow that to happen. I found Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead and that game was the perfect horror game with the source open to be able to learn from the coding."
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      Ralph Campbell
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead is fun. I like all the modding options. It has an active community still adding things and releasing newer versions. I like the game but it seems to have a high learning curve for somebody like me. Simple graphics and engaging game play make this game worth the try imo."
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      2048
      Games

      Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

      Free

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      Roger Turner
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "It's a merging numbers game, the concept is simple, move everything over to one side and it two pieces match they merge into one tile that doubles the number. It's addictive and challenging. Good for those that are good with both puzzles and math."
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      Roger Turner
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "It's a merging numbers game, the concept is simple, move everything over to one side and it two pieces match they merge into one tile that doubles the number. It's addictive and challenging. Good for those that are good with both puzzles and math."
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      Andrea Roberts
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "2048 is a game thats all about thought. Its also good for developers. Its very addictive and will kill time no matter where youre at."
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      David Sanchez
      Written on April 18, 2017
      "Great game that works the mind and keeps you entertained at the same time. Great time filler."
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      Kathryn Taylor
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "To that redneck who says he didn't like the game because of the graphics, just know that every gamer who isn't 15 or lower is laughing at you LMAOOO If you play games just based on the graphics, then I doubt you're a gamer in the first place. Granted, the game doesn't have much in terms of visuals, but the gameplay is still good, and was way ahead of its time. Not to mention the fact that you can change even the game's mechanics that suits your playstyle"
      KT
      Kathryn Taylor
      Written on July 12, 2018
      "To that redneck who says he didn't like the game because of the graphics, just know that every gamer who isn't 15 or lower is laughing at you LMAOOO If you play games just based on the graphics, then I doubt you're a gamer in the first place. Granted, the game doesn't have much in terms of visuals, but the gameplay is still good, and was way ahead of its time. Not to mention the fact that you can change even the game's mechanics that suits your playstyle"
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      Ricardo Andrade
      Written on April 23, 2017
      "OpenTyrian is an open source game I tried out. I like the game play. It seems people put a lot of hard work into it. The graphics are extremely dated but it does not bother me. I reminds me of a Sega Genesis game. I think it is an OK game overall."
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      Billy Ray
      Written on May 31, 2017
      "If this is the best, I hate to see the worst. The "action" is extremely boring and the graphics are horrible (hello 1980's). The play is jerky that you need to take a Dramamine before attempting to play. I think I'll pass and stay in the present."
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      Kathryn Williamson
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "Open Tyrian is a great solution to the problem of open source games. The port uses SDL, making it easily cross-platform."
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      Arthur Davidson
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "The Ur-Quan Masters is a great game for gamers looking for a nostalgic time as it's based on the classic sci-fi Star Control 2. Ur-Quan Masters is also multi-platform so you can play on Windows, Mac or Linux as well as other systems."
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      Arthur Davidson
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "The Ur-Quan Masters is a great game for gamers looking for a nostalgic time as it's based on the classic sci-fi Star Control 2. Ur-Quan Masters is also multi-platform so you can play on Windows, Mac or Linux as well as other systems."
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      Keith Lucas
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "The sci-fi premise of this game is designed very well. The arcade style game play is both engaging and entertaining. The game brings a lot of great humor to the story as well and the artwork is nothing short of amazing."
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      Brenda Alvarez
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "Good game that is easy to download and use. Graphics are OK but the game is fun."
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      Tales of Maj'Eyal
      Games

      Windows

      Free - Free

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      Michelle Wells
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "While the website's look is not as professional as I would like I feel like it still looks trustworthy. The game sounds very interesting and worth a play."
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      Michelle Wells
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "While the website's look is not as professional as I would like I feel like it still looks trustworthy. The game sounds very interesting and worth a play."
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      Angela Chavez
      Written on July 4, 2017
      "Tales of Maj'Eyal is a fun, adventurer game. At every stop and turn you will find something new to explore, to enemies to beat and things to conquer."
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      Edward Banks
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "Now, I am a fan of open source software period. To find open source games is rare, but Tales of Maj;Eyal is great! So happy I found it."
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      Juan Dean
      Written on June 6, 2017
      "It's hard to find a lot of open source games but Angband is one that stood out. It is a lot like Rogue and is based on Tolkien. It's a fighting strategy game with decent graphics and a lot of playability. It is worth checking out for sure."
      JD
      Juan Dean
      Written on June 6, 2017
      "It's hard to find a lot of open source games but Angband is one that stood out. It is a lot like Rogue and is based on Tolkien. It's a fighting strategy game with decent graphics and a lot of playability. It is worth checking out for sure."
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      Joseph Estrada
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "If you're looking for a good open source game I'd suggest skipping Angband. It really wasn't that much fun and I really tried hard to like it. The game play is slow and does not advance quickly at all. The graphics are kind of crappy and it just seems boring and dull."
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      Andrew Ortiz
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "This game appears more similar to an eighties ASCII game. I could not get into the regular version, and I was not impressed with the graphical version."
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      Nicholas Sanchez
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "Super TuxKart is a good open source game available for windows, linux, and MAC os. The source code is available right on the site and characters, tracks, and arenas can be shared with the community."
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      Nicholas Sanchez
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "Super TuxKart is a good open source game available for windows, linux, and MAC os. The source code is available right on the site and characters, tracks, and arenas can be shared with the community."
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      Raymond Willis
      Written on May 1, 2017
      "I was able to download Super TuxKart and absolutely loved playing it with my friends! I think it did a really good job at filling my need for an open source gae to play."
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      Dhruv Rangan
      Written on April 14, 2017
      "Because this game is Linux based, this game slices the problem. This is the correct response and the game is exactly what the problem looks for"
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      Warzone 2100
      Games

      Other Platform

      Free

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      Roger Pearson
      Written on May 31, 2017
      "This is an okay game, but not very good. Lots of small bugs that make the gameplay a bit annoying. It is fully open source though, if that's all you're looking for."
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      Roger Pearson
      Written on May 31, 2017
      "This is an okay game, but not very good. Lots of small bugs that make the gameplay a bit annoying. It is fully open source though, if that's all you're looking for."
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      Ralph Chapman
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "As far as open source games go, Warzone 2100 is pretty good. I've only spent a few hours with the game but they've been fun and interesting."
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      Rebecca Silva
      Written on July 2, 2017
      "This is a very interesting open source game. I've played it a few times and enjoyed it. Plus the story is very interesting."
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      Jeffrey Chapman
      Written on June 30, 2017
      "Open RCT2 is an open source emulator for Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. It is an open source game but it still requires you to have the original files from the for sale game. I would say it does address the problem, but I would add that since you need the original game it isn't exactly free like many people think open source will be."
      JC
      Jeffrey Chapman
      Written on June 30, 2017
      "Open RCT2 is an open source emulator for Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. It is an open source game but it still requires you to have the original files from the for sale game. I would say it does address the problem, but I would add that since you need the original game it isn't exactly free like many people think open source will be."
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      William Bailey
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "OpenRCT2 is awesome. This has made it possible to customize and mod my park. The game is so much fun and now I am able to enjoy it again and change the experience."
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      Raymond Harvey
      Written on April 7, 2017
      "OpenRCT2 is a great game where you have many options of building your amusement park. Very addictive."

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    Summary

    Best open source games
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Battle for Wesnoth Games 284 Free
    2 OpenTTD Games 260 Free
    3 0 A.D. Games 240 Free
    4 Xonotic Games 225 Free
    5 Simutrans Games 211 Free
    6 Warsow Games 203 Free
    7 Minetest Games 181 Free
    8 OpenRA Games 175 Free
    9 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Games 159 Free
    10 Teeworlds Games 146 Free
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