7 Awesome Snap Package Games Available From Snapcraft.io

Snapcraft.io is the central online ‘app store’ for snap packages. Snaps are self-contained application packages that work across multiple Linux distributions. With the list of available Snaps constantly growing here are 7 awesome games you can install straight from the Ubuntu Software Centre or Command Line

1. Xonotic

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“Xonotic is an addictive, arena-style first-person shooter with crisp movement and a wide array of weapons. It combines intuitive mechanics with in-your-face action to elevate your heart rate. Xonotic is and will always be free-to-play.

Xonotic has 9 core weapons and 16 full weapons in its armoury. Each has a primary fire and a UT-like secondary fire. They are each useful in particular situations, so weapon choice is critical. Frag away!

Through the support of our diverse community Xonotic has a huge variety of game modes for you to play. There are the normal game modes you’d expect from an arena shooter like Deathmatch (FFA), Capture The Flag, and Clan Arena, plus more whacky modes like Nexball and Freeze Tag. Multiplayer Race is also supported!”

It comes with 25 official maps, a mapmaker with many more unofficial maps available.

sudo snap install xonotics 

2. TrackMania Nations Forever

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The most popular online PC racing game. It fuels 7 different racing
environments; hundreds of thousands of tracks and millions of players to
compete with. You can download the car you are dreaming of, paint it, drive it
through insane tracks made of loopings, ramps and off roads. It is all about
you, your driving skills and the track in front of you.

Built on WINE binaries, and packaged into a snap, Arcade racing has never been so much fun.

sudo snap install tmnationsforever 

3. WolfenDoom: Blade of Agony

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Blade of Agony is a story-driven FPS. The project is inspired by WWII shooters from the 90’s and early 2000’s, like Wolfenstein 3D, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty, but with faster-paced gameplay in the spirit of Doom!

Blade of Agony is much more than just a pastiche of the classic shooters that inspired it; the project will offer a unique experience.
– 17 playable and unique levels in Chapter 1 & 2 (over 24 in the full game)
– Orchestra-quality game music
– Voice acting and ambient soundscapes
– A combination of low-poly models and hi-resolution sprite assets to create the perfect retro feeling
– Devastating armaments from the battlefields of WWII
– Interactive NPCs that support the twisted plot’s progress and help you understand the game
– Beautiful special effects (weather, elements, explosions, etc.)

sudo snap install boa

4. Command & Conquer: Red alert

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy game and second release in the Command & Conquer series, having been released in October of 1996. it is also the first game in the Red Alert sub-series that takes an alternative path/story of the main Command & Conquer series.

C&C: Red Alert is set prior to the events in Command & Conquer in an alternative history where the Soviet Union has invaded Eastern Europe and started a new war against the remaining European countries and the United States.

When the game was released in 1996 it was praised by fans and critics alike for its intuitive user interface and gameplay that was ahead of its time. New, groundbreaking features introduced with the release of Command & Conquer Red Alert included the ability to queue commands, create and assign multiple units into a single group by a simple drag and select, as well as multiple factions with different strengths and weaknesses. These features have since become standard for the genre.

sudo snap install cncra

5. C&C: Tiberian Sun

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C&C Tiberian Sun video game developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1999. The main storyline follows the second major war between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) of the United Nations, and the global terrorist organization known as the Brotherhood of Nod. The story takes place 30 years after the GDI had won the First Tiberium War in Command & Conquer.

The gameplay has similar principles to Tiberian Dawn but with newer and upgraded units and structures plus three new types of Tiberium that can be harvested. Tiberian Sun relies heavily on science fiction technologies and introduces a new isometric game engine featuring varying level terrain to give the impression of a true 3D environment. Dynamic lighting allows for day/night cycles and special effects, such as ion storms. Maps feature cityscapes where units could hide or battle in urban combat. Some buildings and armoured units are rendered with voxels, although infantry is still rendered as sprites.

During the campaign, different routes can be chosen, some of which can lead to optional missions that may affect the difficulty of the main mission, or supply the player with additional units and technologies. Tiberian Sun is the last game of the series to offer the split-route feature.

sudo snap install cnctsun

6. OpenTTD

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OpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon the popular
Microprose game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, written by Chris Sawyer.
It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features. Although TTD has been around for years, the sheer amount of Downloadable content and addictive gameplay will keep this classic going for many more years to come.

sudo snap install openttd-casept

7. Minetest

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An open source Minecraft clone, featuring many games to choose from. You could survive in a harsh environment, build creatively, or fight other players. With massive worlds of up to 62000 blocks in all directions, it’s easy to get lost. Customisable textures and map generators and mods it looks fantastic for a block-based game. Offering Local Sinle/Multiplayer and online play it really does feel like an open world.

sudo snap install minetest

Do you have a favourite Snap game, or would really like to see a certain game available from the snap store let us Know in the Comments?

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