Keeping others in the loop on what games work is tough, tedious work that tends to rot rapidly, though I do try to post my experiences with any new release games I buy in their specific forums. That way I might save someone from taking a risk.
I'm currently running a slightly dated Mint install and a more dated SUSE 11.2? The most obnoxious thing about Linux for me the last few versions I've tried is that some (SUSE) take some reinstalling of software to get things like MP3 Support which is more of a legal thing than anything. It used to be a royal pain in the ass to get good graphic drivers installed (and screwing it up it is still one of the easies ways to trash an install) but the last couple of Mint installs I've used just have a popup that says "Hey there are better graphic drivers. You want them?" Yes please
I've had very little issues with drivers except WIFI adapter support is spotty, but there are adapters that work just fine. I have one I picked up at Walmart, plugged in and had it fire up like it was made for the thing. I prefer using a wire personally and I haven't had any issues with those.