Hitman is the game that took the games market by storm. The complete first season, released on 31st Jan for PC. Usually Linux is left trailing far behind, or most commonly, not at all. This time, however, this major games series is as up-to-date and ready for fun as it is on any other platform. You can get it from Steam, or via Feral Interactive, who released the Linux port on Feb 16th. There’s also a mac port for all you Apple lovers that still aren’t convinced by your favourite friendly penguin!
How does Hitman play?
From all accounts, Hitman plays very well on Linux, pretty much as good as it would on a PS4 or PC. The folks over at GamingOnLinux made a quick first impressions video as well as a detailed review. See their video intro for yourself below.
The game is not completely without issues *yet* as their review points out, but it’s 99% there by the looks of it!
To play this game, you are going to need some grunt:
|OS:||Ubuntu 16.04 / Steam OS 2.0||Ubuntu 16.10 / Steam OS 2.0|
|Processor:||Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz, AMD FX-8350 4 GHz||Intel Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz|
|Graphics:||Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 (2GB) – Driver version 375.26 (tested), AMD R9 270X (2GB) – Driver version Mesa 13.0.3 (tested)||Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) – Driver version 375.26 (tested), AMD R9 290 (4GB) Driver version Mesa 13.0.3 (tested)|
Three-thousand games for Linux on Steam – Official!
Just a couple of years ago, Windows users would scoff at Linux users and ask, where are the games? Especially quality ones. Well, it looks like that’s changing rapidly. Mainly thanks to Steam, however there are other quality originals and ports out there like GoG. Either way, since the start of 2017, there’s been around 1,000 Linux games added to Steam, which shows their commitment to the platform is growing rapidly! Exciting times!