SuperTuxKart

SuperTuxKart

Karts. Nitro. Action! SuperTuxKart is a 3D open-source arcade racer with a variety characters, tracks, and modes to play. Our aim is to create a game that is more fun than realistic, and provide an enjoyable experience for all ages.

In Story mode, you must face the evil Nolok, and defeat him in order to make the Mascot Kingdom safe once again! You can race by yourself against the computer, compete in several Grand Prix cups, or try to beat your fastest time in Time Trial mode. You can also race with up to four friends on one PC, or battle each other in multiplayer arenas. Network multiplayer modes are currently under development.

Minimum system requirements: 

Recommended:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 660 GTX or AMD Radeon HD 7870 series card or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 or AMD processor, 3.07 GHz or faster.
  • At least 2 GB VRAM (video memory).
  • At least 4 GB of RAM
  • Disk space: 700 MB

Minimal (With this setup the game might be choppy):

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX, AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or or Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD processor, 2.8 GHz or faster.
  • At least 1 GB VRAM (video memory).
  • At least 3 GB of RAM
  • Disk space: 700 MB

Optional:

  • (If you prefer playing with a joystick) A joystick with at least 6 buttons.

Comments

Promising game, but Story Mode disappoints

It's an old classic among FOSS games, SuperTuxKart. It continues to become better and better and I'm excited to see what will happen in future.

It's fun and challenging to drive against the computer karts which can be very brutal on higher difficulty levels. Difficulty as such seems to be balanced well.
In general, you eventually run out of content in this game, there are simply not that many tracks to drive on. That's also why I have (mostly) stopped playing this game for now.

What I personally find very disappointing is Story Mode, it's just way too short. It could have been so much more; it's a wasted opportunity. And some challenges are outright weird, like there's one challenge in Story Mode in which you race with opponent karts, but it's actually a time-trial and your rank doesn't matter for your trophy! In another challenge, you win at the highest difficulty if you finish second ... That's just wrong. xD

One long awaited feature is still not implemented, it's networked multiplayer. But at least you can play locally against a friend (haven't tried it out yet).

To be fair, this is still version 0.9 (i.e. beta / unfinished), so don't consider this my final word on this. Let's see what version 1.0 will bring.

Best free and open-source racing game available for Linux

This truly is my favourite free and open-source racing game, although room for improvement always exists. Its graphics have improved, although 0 A.D. and RuneScape's NXT Client still have better graphics than it. Adding extra levels to the Story Mode would definitely keep me interested in it for longer, as I find it so boring after I have finished the Story Mode.

Outdated screenshots

The screenshots are now very outdated, the graphics have been greatly improved for version 0.9.

Feel free to upload new ones :)