Play Football Games on Linux

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With only a month away from Euro 2012, things are starting to get extra hot for football fans. While sports is the Linux gaming category with the biggest shortage, there are some fun projects that can offer amusement and fun to Linux users. On this article we will check out the best available football games for the GNU/Linux platform.

 

Yoda Soccer

License: Open Source
Price: Free
Latest Version/Release Date: 0.76 / January 1, 2011

Yoda Soccer is one of the oldest efforts to bring a nice football game into the world of Linux gaming. It started at the summer of 2002, aiming for the style and gameplay of the famous Sensible World of Soccer. Yoda Soccer goes a step further, offering some features missing from SWoS. If you want to feel the nostalgia of a “classic” football game, then Yoda Soccer is the game to play.


Yoda Soccer Website

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Awesome Soccer

License: Commercial
Price: 6.99 USD
Latest Version/Release Date: 1.0 / June 10, 2010

Awesome Soccer is the creation of Red27 studios, an independent games development company based in the UK. It may not be the most realistic and sophisticated football game you’ve ever played,  but it offers pure gameplay fun to the player. There are national and club teams from all over the world, but you can always create your own team using the Team Editor, Kit Designer etc. Play one of the many national leagues available, or win a cup competition that you created! This game is awesome!

Awesome Soccer Website

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Slam Soccer 2006

License: Open Source
Price: Free
Latest Version/Release Date: 1.0.3 / July 18, 2006

Slam Soccer is not a new game at all, but it is the funniest sports game you’ll play on linux. I don’t know why this small team of talented developers stopped the development of this fantastic game but it really worths your time no matter what. Slam Soccer offers 80 different teams to play, 2-player mode for pure fun with a friend, commentators, career mode where you start from zero and build your own stadium and much more! Definitely try this one.

Slam Soccer Website

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Tux Football

License: Open Source
Price: Free
Latest Version/Release Date:
0.3.1 / April 9, 2012

Tux Football is another Sensible Soccer type football game. The gameplay is designed to be quick, responsive and fun and may remind you of the classic game Kick Off! This game is like having a classic with better-more up to date graphics on your hands. The physics are quite good, and the status of the game is half-finished but very enjoyable. There are a lot of things on the to-do list like transfers, injuries and network play. Nice!

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Master Kick

License: Commercial
Price: 4.95 USD
Latest Version/Release Date:
1.5.4 / March 3, 2009

Master Kick is a virtual table-soccer that offers a complete football match experience with replays, crowd cheering, weather visual effects, different formations to choose from and so much more! This is more of a virtual evolution of the table soccer that will keep you amused for hours.

Master Kick Website

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Project Football

License: Open Source
Price: Free
Latest Version/Release Date:
0.2.1 / June 2, 2010

Project Football is a football management simulation game which allows you to manage the football club of your dreams. You’ll have to deal with financies, adjust tactics, buy players and watch matches in 3D. So if you are not into playing with the ball at your feet, and you found the above games pointless, maybe this one will make your day!

Project Football Website

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Bygfoot Football Manager

License: Open Source
Price: Free
Latest Version/Release Date: 
2.3.2 / July 8, 2009

And if you want something simpler than Project Football then Bygfoot is the answer for you. Bygfoot allows you to manage a team by training the players, buying and selling them, contracting loans, maintaining the stadium, etc. You can be promoted or relegated, even become a champion if you’re a skillful manager. The game is deliberately kept simple and you only have to keep one eye at your players and another at your stadium.

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