Fast-paced 3D first-person shooter
  20 reviews

OpenArena is an open-source content package for ioQuake3 licensed under the GPL, effectively creating a free stand-alone game. Though OpenArena is a free replacement for id Software Inc.'s Quake 3 Arena, it is NOT compatible with the proprietary game!

OpenArena might be considered unsuitable for children.

This package installs the OpenArena client.
Latest reviews
kvruhere 3 weeks ago

I love it. Plays great on a Ryzen 7 1700 with LM 20.3. I can play it on a HDD and SDD but NOT on a NVMe drive. I tried Samsung 970 and WD SN750 the program instantly crashed when opening..

Morgan_ 3 months ago

Really fun Arena Shooter! Runs really well and really fast on Mint 20.3, but the software manager version seems to be broken... I reccomend downloading the zipfile off of the official website at and running the ".x86_64" executable.

AppReviewer 3 months ago

Doesn't work, even with jaime's fix.

policarpa 6 months ago

help! I followed the steps of jaimeandrescatano below and got this>>>> cp: missing destination file operand after 'build/release-linux-x86_64/oax/*.so/usr/lib/openarena/baseoa/pak6-patch088' Can anyone help out?

t3hr3ddr4g0n 7 months ago

i had the same issue with the game not starting in Mint 20, but followed the instructions left by jaimeandrescatano and after the game runs perfectly. you have to input each command correctly and then after all is said and done, the game will load properly.

Budijoi 8 months ago

Crashed!! in the first launch. Im using Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon

marcinekwu 1 year ago

crashes at start

lericony 1 year ago

Läuft nicht auf Mint 20. - Edit: Nach einem Tipp eines anderen Nutzers funktioniert das Spiel im Prinzip.

jaimeandrescatano 1 year ago

Linux mint 20.1 - working properly! excellent graphics, and connectivity to the online servers. After installation the game does not run but the problem is easily fixed. Feel free to contact me in case you need help: facebook: jaimeandrescatano. The solution: sudo apt install git && mkdir tmp && cd tmp && mkdir openarena && cd openarena/ && git clone && cd gamecode/ && sudo apt install build-essential && make && sudo cp build/release-linux-x86_64/oax/*.so /usr/lib/openarena/baseoa/pak6-patch088

dostapn 1 year ago

not start at mint 20

mikidouglas 1 year ago

Not work on linux mint 20

Rodrigoms 1 year ago

it crashes at starting a game on linux mint 19.3

Juan 2 years ago

No funciona en Linux Mint 19.3

PlazmaKG 2 years ago

The game crashes when ever you try to start a game. In this game's current state, it's unplayable.

openletter 2 years ago

Doesn't run in Mint 19.3.

Ekstreme 2 years ago

The game is great, but this package does not run on Linux Mint 19.2

rangelteste 3 years ago


mrjohnbates 4 years ago

One of my children's top 3 favorite Linux games.

Hatlabu_Farkas 4 years ago

akármennyi kijelzőn szépen fut. MINDEN régebbi Quake III kiegészitőt AZONNAL? és hiba nélkül futtat, és kezel. profi munka, pedig alig csináéja egy pár srác.

OfficerNice 4 years ago

A fairly good old school fps based on Quake 3.