How to install and play games

Play games with Steam

  1. Open the Zorin Menu and click on “Software”.
  2. Search for “Steam installer” and select it from the search results to click “Install”.
  3. Open the Zorin Menu and go to “Games” → “Steam”.
  4. Log into your Steam account. If you don’t already have a Steam account, click “Create new account” and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Browse for the games you want to install and download them from the Steam Store.

If the game you wish to install is not available natively as a Linux/Steam Play game, you may be able to run it using Steam’s built-in Windows game support.

  1. Open Steam and click on the “Steam” menu in the top-left corner of the window → “Settings” → “Steam Play”.
  2. In the “Advanced” section, click the checkbox titled “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” and press “OK”.
  3. When prompted, press the “Restart Steam” button.
  4. Search for and install your desired game from the Steam Store.

You can check which non-Linux/Steam Play games are compatible with this option on a website called ProtonDB .

Play Windows games with Lutris

Lutris is a central game manager which allows you to install games from multiple platforms easily: Windows games, GOG, retro emulators, the web, Linux games and more.

  1. Open the Zorin Menu and click on “Software”.
  2. Search for “Lutris” and select it from the search results to click “Install”.
  3. Open the Zorin Menu and go to “Games” → “Lutris”.
  4. Log into your Steam account. If you don’t already have a Steam account, click “Create new account” and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Press the search icon in the top toolbar to find your desired game from the Lutris.net library.
  6. Double-click on your desired game and follow the on-screen instructions to install the game.
  7. After the installation completes, simply double-click on the game from the Lutris home screen to start playing it.

Other Windows games

If the game you wish to play is not present in either Steam (with Windows game support) or Lutris, please try installing it using Windows App Support (with Wine) by following the instructions on this topic.