In Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) you might have noticed a lot of changes and improvements – including the major changes in Desktop and some popular applications such as Ubuntu Software Center. Now, you can also buy proprietary/non-free games from Software Center, despite of that a lot of free applications has also been added. GNU/Linux based OS such as Ubuntu has now becoming a popular platform for gaming. Also read this : Best Gaming Laptops. (list of most popular laptops for gaming)

Some popular Racing Games available for Ubuntu/Linux

Although, a number of racing games are available but Here is the collection of my Top 3 – favorite racing games that I like to play on Ubuntu (11.10), All are open source and available freely in Software Center. If you have more experience in gaming on Linux desktop then feel free to share your experience (through comment).

1. Trigger Rally : 3D Car Racing Game


Trigger Rally is a fast open source racing game for Linux users. It is a lightweight game and very easy to play. Although, the number of tracks and vehicles available in the game (by default) may  not be sufficient for some users but it’s not difficult to add a new one. The game is based on OpenGL.

Want to try the Game ? First watch this video –

Install Trigger Rally in Ubuntu 11.10/12.04

Open a terminal and execute –

sudo apt-get install trigger-rally


Torcs - racing game

TORCS is an open source 3D racing car simulator game. it uses Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) so you may need a graphics card to play this kind of games on ubuntu. TORCS is one of the most popular racing game for Linux users, that’s why it has been included in Ubuntu package Repository by deafult – so if you want to install the game then just go to Ubuntu Software Center, search for torcs and install! Or execute –

sudo apt-get install torcs

3. SuperTuxKart


Supertuxkart  is a cart Racing game – forked from Tux Kart game. It is one of the most funniest games available for Ubuntu – specially kids love this kind of game (warning!, it’s addictive too). A lot of ccol and funky characters, racing levels/modes makes it a n incredible racing game. To install this game – open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute the command (or you could also install it from Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager (it’s not there in Ubuntu 11.10, by default))

sudo apt-get install supertuxkart

That’s All! Have Fun 🙂

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