It really surprises me that there isn’t a Raspberry Pi gaming scene. I’m not talking about emulation. I’m talking about games that run native on the Pi in Raspbian. Old machines like the Atari 2600, Colecovision, ZX Spectrum and the Commodore 64 have an embarrassing wealth of new games coming out all the time. The Vic 20 still gets releases for God’s sake! So where is the love when it comes to our tiny Pi friend, which is much, much more capable?
Here’s a small list of games you can run on the Stretch Desktop. There are more but these seem to be the most popular. Let me know if you have any favorites you want added to the list!
For the 3D games, a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is highly recommended!
Battleball – a 3D Tank arcade
sudo apt-get install battleball
Flare – Diablo-like RPG
sudo apt-get install flare-game
Freesweep – a console based Minesweeper
sudo apt-get install freesweep
Funny Boat – funny arcade game
sudo apt-get install funnyboat
Gnome Nibbles – a snake game
sudo apt-get install gnome-nibbles
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install quake3
game-data-packager quake3 -i
Open Arena – open source version of Quake with different maps
sudo apt-get install openarena
OpenTTD – based upon Transport Tycoon Deluxe sudo apt-get install openttd
TINT – a Tetris game
sudo apt-get install tint