It's been a little over 2 months that we haven't reviewed another FPS game for GNU / Linux, so in this post we have decided to tackle the game called Shrine II.
Shrine II is the second part of the game Shrine. And overall it's a funky, cool, and funky FPS game it uses doom engine to show a game in the cartoonish style, gory and gore (visceral) with a lot of extreme graphic violence. And it has many enemies, weapons and levels on a lovecraftian gothic retro world.
And as usual, before we dive into today's topic of Shrine II, we will leave for those interested in exploring some of our latest previous related posts with the field of FPS Games for GNU / Linux, the following links to them. So that you can easily explore them, if necessary, after reading this publication:
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Shrine II: FPS game in lovecraftian gothic retro world
What is Shrine II?
"Shrine II is a first person shooter game made with the Doom engine. Fight the nightmare of the eldritch horde as Tusk, the skinless monstrosity! Annihilate a variety of horrible enemies with tons of unique and strange weapons. Travel through a variety of levels set in a lovecraftian gothic retro world!"
They add that for this second installment it offers the following new products with respect to first delivery de Shrine which was only released a year earlier:
- More than 20 weapons available to use and kill.
- 30 different enemy types to fight and destroy
- 6 challenging bosses to defeat.
- Many more hidden secrets.
- 32 challenging levels
How to play it on GNU / Linux?
On its website is available the full game as a compressed file (Shrine2 Linux Port / 219 MB), so that it can be played using Gzdoom in a self-contained way. However, it is noteworthy that, Shrine before it was an exclusive mod for Doom 2, but now Shrine 2 we can play it independently through Steam e Itch.io.
It is also worth noting that, as usual for this practical case of running Games on GNU / Linux, which I will use my usual Respin (Snapshot) custom, live and installable called Miracles GNU / Linux.
Which is based on MX Linux 19 (Debian 10), and is built following our «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux» and is already optimized for To play, following among many recommendations, those included in our publication called «Turn your GNU / Linux into a quality Distro Gamer».
After downloading and unzipping the file called shrine2-Linux-Native.tar.xz, we open a terminal and enter the folder created by decompressing it, called shrine2. And once inside we execute the following command to execute and play it:
If our GNU / Linux Distro It is suitable to run it and playing it will start like this:
The game runs really smooth and fast and is very exciting and fun as long as you are a Gamers OldSchool (Old School) or someone who likes Retro Games. And if you want to explore other known and already addressed FPS Games, we leave you these other publications for you to explore:
In summary, Shrine II it's another cool and fun FPS game from many others FPS games for GNU / Linux set in the style of Retro Gamesthat is to say Gamers OldSchool (Old School). And it is noteworthy that, in addition to using the traditional doom engine, demand and consume few resources computer, stands out for its excellent gameplay, a good variety of enemies, unique and strange weapons, and levels set in a lovecraftian gothic retro world.
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