May 052011

urbanterror I’m not a great gamer but sometimes i like to see what’s available for Linux, Urban Terror it’s a FPS game, i read about it on

From the official site:

Urban Terror™ is a free multiplayer first person shooter developed by FrozenSand, that (thanks to the ioquake3-code) does not require Quake III Arena anymore. It is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh. The current version is 4.1.

Urban Terror can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is “fun over realism”. This results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game.


If you use an Ubuntu, just use the package made at play.deb, the package it’s available for Ubuntu from 9.04 to 11.04.

For others distributions just:

Download the linux zip from the download page


#Then in the directory you have unzipped, select the file which suits your architecture.

Linux 32bits executable: ioUrbanTerror.i386
Linux 64bits executable: ioUrbanTerror.x86_64

Run it from a terminal or double clicking on it, and it should start without problems.

The Game

Urban Terror is an online multiplayer game, so start playing it by joining an online server that hosted the game. Urban Terror features several game modes such as:

* Free for All (FFA, DM)
* Team Deathmatch (TDM)
* Team Survivor (TS)
* Capture the Flag (CTF)
* Capture and Hold (CAH, C&H)
* Follow the Leader (FTL)
* Bomb Mode (BM)
Weapons : The weapons, which are many, have recoil, are slow to load and shoot in a very similar or likely to real weapons. There’s an assault rifle, grenade launcher, sniper rifle, machine gun and much more. Players automatically spawn with a Ka-bar knife, pistol and a primary weapon as the bare minimum. A secondary weapon can also be chosen.

Maps: The maps of urban terror are many and well designed:you’ll find yourself fighting in churches, roofs (the classic “down town”), into the cities, castles, towns (for example, fighting in a beautiful town in Austria), abbeys, or desert, the effects of rain and snow are also worth mentioning.

Damage: Damage registration in Urban Terror is done by dividing the player target into four discrete areas: head, torso, arms, and legs. The effects on the torso and head can be reduced by game items such as the kevlar vest and the kevlar helmet, respectively. In addition to the damage system, wounds require bandaging, and wounds sustained in the legs slow the player down considerably until they are bandaged


As told, I’m not a great player, but I must say that I enjoyed some hours of fun with Urban Terror while trying to don’t be killed after my firsts few steps outside the spawn area. And also got some enemy killed. I found the graphic really well done and the playability it’s great, overall it’s a game I really suggest if you like FPS.

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