Best Action Linux Games on Steam

Steam currently has 57,425 Action games, but not all of them are able to be played on Linux builds. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Action game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Portal 2

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Linux Action game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,151 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,141 positive reviews and 5,010 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,522 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,167 positive reviews and 2,355 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

3. Terraria

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!

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Terraria has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,284,858 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,254,360 positive reviews and 30,498 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/16/2011
Developer Re-Logic
Publisher Re-Logic
Steam App Id 105600

4. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 854,299 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 833,177 positive reviews and 21,122 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

5. Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

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Slime Rancher has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 119,824 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 117,329 positive reviews and 2,495 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Slime Rancher on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/1/2017
Franchise Monomi Park
Developer Monomi Park
Publisher Monomi Park
Steam App Id 433340

6. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 287,079 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,008 positive reviews and 7,071 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 11/4/2014
Developers
Publisher Nicalis, Inc.
Steam App Id 250900

7. Mount & Blade: Warband

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!

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Mount & Blade: Warband has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 160,190 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 156,571 positive reviews and 3,619 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Mount & Blade: Warband on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/31/2010
Developer TaleWorlds Entertainment
Publisher TaleWorlds Entertainment
Steam App Id 48700

8. Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

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Half-Life 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 191,786 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,220 positive reviews and 4,566 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2004
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 220

9. Counter-Strike

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.

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Counter-Strike has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 236,898 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 230,876 positive reviews and 6,022 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Counter-Strike on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2000
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 10

10. Hollow Knight

Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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Hollow Knight has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Linux Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 349,267 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 339,265 positive reviews and 10,002 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/24/2017
Developer Team Cherry
Publisher Team Cherry
Steam App Id 367520

More Action Linux Games on Steam

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1,775
4/18/2011
98
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391
10/10/2007
97
$9.99
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Terraria steam charts
27,191
5/16/2011
97
$9.99
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19,003
11/16/2009
97
$9.99
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Slime Rancher steam charts
776
8/1/2017
96
$19.99
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth steam charts
15,700
11/4/2014
96
$14.99
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Mount & Blade: Warband steam charts
4,624
3/31/2010
96
$19.99
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Half-Life 2 steam charts
799
11/16/2004
96
$9.99
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Counter-Strike steam charts
9,300
11/1/2000
96
$9.99
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Hollow Knight steam charts
4,968
2/24/2017
96
$14.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 26). Mount & Blade: Warband on Steam. Steam Store.
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