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Alien Arena 3D First Person Shooter Linux Game


Alien Arena 3D first person shooter Linux game.

Alien Arena is a standalone 3D first person online deathmatch shooter, crafted from the original source code of Quake II and Quake III.

The code was released by id Software under the GNU/GPL license.

Features includes 32 bit graphics, new particle engine and effects, light blooms, reflective water, high resolution textures and skins, hi-poly models, stain maps, Alien Arena 2008 pushes the envelope of graphical beauty rivaling many of today’s games.

The game features 37 levels, which can be played online against other players, or against the built in CodeRED bots.

Alien Arena offers CTF, AOA (All Out Assault) mode, in which players can climb into vehicles to do battle, Deathball, and Team Core Assault. Simply go into the multiplayer menu to start a server, change the game rules, and choose a map to play on.

The game features all original artwork, with player models in the 2000-4000 poly range, hi-res textures, and trippy, techie type music.

Alien Arena has fast, smooth gameplay with a high-tech atmosphere, and players can play online against one another or against the bots, which feature multiple skill levels, and will rocket jump, strafe jump, and taunt you mercilessly.

License: GNU/GPLv

Version: 7.66

Size: 1271 MB

Features include:

  • 46 standard maps.
  • 5 player characters.
  • 9 weapons with alternative fires and a grappling hook.
  • Game modes: Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Deathball, Team Core Assault, Team Deathmatch, All Out Assault. and Cattle Prod.

Game mutators:

  • Excessive.
  • Instagib.
  • Rocket Arena.
  • Vampire.
  • Regeneration.
  • Low gravity.
  • AlienArena

How to install Alien Arena:

NOTE: Downloading from developers website and install from their .zip archive, doesn't work on Debian 10 "Buster".

Therefore I recommend downloading from the repository instead.

Open a terminal window and type:

sudo apt-get install alien-arena

Press Enter,


Errors were encountered while processing:



E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Type the following command, to resolve the problem:

sudo apt-get install -f

Press Enter,

After this operation, 1,269 MB of additional disk space will be used.

Choose Y for "YES".

Press Enter,

NOTE: Tested on Acer Aspire 5750, 8GB RAM, iCore7, 128MB Video and it works great.

Enjoy the game....

Developers website


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