Ok, everyone knows you can play games on Linux. But what spring to mind when I think about games on Linux are board games, pacman and, at best, Tux Racer and TORC. But good quality 3D games are something that we never associate with Linux. People come up with lots of excuses why there can be no good games on Linux. No, we are not going to list them here.
Frankly, that was my opinion too. But then I played Caster. All I can say about Caster is - It is freaking amazing!! It does not have the crappy graphics that other Linux games usually have. (No offence to the other games.) Its graphics is not like that of Crysis. (I am not much of a gamer and Crysis is what comes to my mind when I think of amazing graphics.) Nonetheless, I have never seen such kind of graphics on a Linux game before. I am completely impressed!
Gameplay in Caster also very good. It is a third person shooter. Basically you play as an inexperienced member of the Caster clan (probably some Warrior clan?). Your job is to help another clan (I am not sure. I went through the dialogs very quickly) get rid of some bug like creatures called Flanx.
Controls are simple. You use the usual WASD to move around, mouse to change camera angle and aim, and left click to shoot.
Ok, enough words. Take a look at what I mean below:
Well, that is all I played. I played three levels. I am not sure how many levels the demo has. I do not have enough time to finish the demo, but I will finish it, and will probably get the full version.
It is by far the best game I have ever played on Linux and I certainly recommend everyone to try the demo atleast.
The full verion is available for only $4.99. And you can download the demo for free. Link below. For a $4.99 game, what more can you ask for?
It is also available for Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad.
And if you are worried about the system requirements, don't worry most computers bought in the last few years should be sufficient.
Let us know your thought.
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