Alternatives to Civilization

  • FreeCiv

    Freeciv is an open-source, turn-based strategy game based on Civilization II. Inspired by the history of human civilization, the game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age...

    Open Source Free BSD Linux Mac Windows Web-Based

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  • Widelands

    Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. The game was inspired by Settlers II™ (© Bluebyte) but has significantly more variety and depth to it. Still, it is easy to get started thro…

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • Tanks of Freedom

    Classic turn-based strategy game with two armies fighting against each other. Challenge yourself in campaign against AI or hot-seat battle with a friend. Using easy map editor you can create any imaginable scenario to play and share online for other…

    Open Source Free BSD Linux Mac Windows Android

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  • Endless Legend

    Endless Legend is a turn based 4X fantasy-strategy game from the makers of Endless Space. The purpose of the game is to dominate the world "Auriga" with one of the eight races through either diplomacy or war while developing new technologies, explor…

    Commercial Steam Linux Mac Windows

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  • Europa Universalis

    Fulfill Your Quest For Global Domination The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. Rule your nation through the centuries, with unparalleled f…

    Commercial Steam Linux Mac Windows

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  • Heroes of Might and Magic II

    Lord Ironfist is dead and the Kingdom is plunged into a vicious civil war by his feuding sons. At stake is the ultimate prize: control of the land and succession of the royal throne. Will you support the villainous usurper and lead the armies of evi…

    Commercial DOSBox MS-DOS Windows

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  • openage

    Free (as in freedom) open-source RTS engine. Written from scratch in C++14 and Python, using OpenGL + GLSL.

    Open Source Free Linux Mac

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  • C-evo

    C-evo is a freeware empire building game for Windows With a time scope of several thousand years, it covers aspects of exploration and expansion, industry and agriculture, warfare and diplomacy, science and administration. C-evo follows the spirit o…

    Open Source Free Windows

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  • Rise of Nations

    Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy computer game, developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft on May 20, 2003. The development of the game was led by veteran Brian Reynolds, of Civilization II and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. Concepts…

    Commercial Steam Windows

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  • Free MARS

    It is the year 2077, for the first time in its history mankind has finally began the colonization of another planet. Will the pioneers from Earth succeed in colonizing their new home or will they fail to survive against the harsh and inhospitable co…

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • Galactic Civilizations

    Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Start with a single world and expand across the galaxy through diplomacy, trade, cultural hegemony or military conquest in this single-player or multiplayer 4X strategy game.

    Commercial Steam Windows

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  • UniWar

    UniWar is a turn-based strategy game where players battle it out on the field with units of differents races, building bases and using the terrain to overcome their opponents towards victory. Several modes are available along with many maps to play.…

    Freemium S60 Blackberry iPad iPhone Android

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  • World of Empires

    Play in a randomly generated world or make your own with the map editor. Go to war with 26 different civilisation with their own unique abilities and fight them with 54 different units ranging from primitive warriors to state of the art mechs. Or co…

    Free Kindle Fire Linux Mac iPhone Windows Android

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  • Ikariam

    Ikariam is a browser based massively multiplayer online game of the strategy genre produced and maintained by Gameforge AG. The game is set in the era of classical Greece in an archipelago, with players being made tyrant of a small town, which they …

    Freemium Web-Based

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  • Golden Age of Civilizations

    Here comes the Golden Age of Civilizations, a semi turn-based MMO strategy game, inspired by but not following the classic games of the genre, such as Age of Empires, Civilization and Rise of Nations; mixed up with MMO capability and flavored with t…

    Free Web-Based

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  • DomiNations

    From legendary game designer Brian Reynolds (Civilization II, Rise of Nations), DomiNations is an epic new strategy game of exploration, advancement, and conquest. Lead your Nation to ultimate victory throughout all of human history – from the Stone…

    Freemium Android Tablet iPad iPhone Android

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  • Great Little War Game

    Great Little War Game is a 3D turn based strategy game from Rubicon. Take charge of your army and defend your strongholds against enemy attack. Buy new equipment and troops to complete your campaigns, keep the Generalisimo safe! Battle across four d…

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  • Ironfell

    Ironfell is a time travel themed massive multi-player online real time strategy game. Travel back in time to plunder resources from the past, re-build your empire and conquer the stars.

    Free Mac Windows Web-Based

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  • WebDiplomacy

    webDiplomacy is a multiplayer, online version of Diplomacy, the popular turn based strategy game in which you battle to control Europe; to win you must be diplomatic and strategic. You control armies and navies and attempt to overthrow the other wor…

    Open Source Free Web-Based

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  • Europa 1400: The Guild

    Europa 1400: The Guild (also titled Europa 1400 or The Guild) is a simulation game set in Europe from the year 1400 up to 1815. In it, the player tries to guide a family dynasty to power and wealth, starting from one character of limited means. Play…

    Commercial Steam Linux Windows

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