Alternatives to Age of Empires (series) for all platforms with any license

  • 0 A.D. icon

    0 A.D.

    0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Starcraft (series)

    Command the exiled Terrans, the relentless Zerg, and the abiding Protoss, in the world's most longstanding RTS. (Released in 1997.)

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Warcraft III

    Set a generation before the events of the original Warcraft began, Warcraft II is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Freeciv is an open-source, turn-based strategy game based on Civilization II. Inspired by the history of human civilization, the game...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Warzone 2100

    Join "The Project" to restore humanity's synaptic-link technology after nuclear war has devastated Earth, rendering it a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • OpenRA icon


    What if Albert Einstein changed history? What if the Andromeda Strain were a miracle mineral? What if whomever controlled the spice...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux .NET Framework Mono

  • Command & Conquer (Series) icon

    Command & Conquer (Series)

    Explore the mystery of Tiberium as the GDI or Brotherhood of Nod in the original RTS franchise.

    Commercial Windows Linux

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    Widelands is an open source (GPLed) real-time strategy game. It is built upon the SDL and other open source libraries and is (and will...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    MegaGlest is an open source 3D-real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Age of Mythology

    Age of Mythology is based on building towns, gathering resources, creating armies, and ultimately destroying enemy units and...

    Commercial Windows Steam

    • It is kind of an update to the Age of Empires series also the AOM Titans Expansions is an expanded version of this game
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    Empire Earth (Series) Discontinued

    Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23...

    Commercial Windows Java Mobile

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    Globulation 2

    Globulation 2 is an innovative Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    ANNO (series)

    ANNO is a city-building and economic simulation video game series, with real-time strategy elements. The series includes: - ...

    Commercial Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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    Stronghold (series)

    Stronghold Stronghold Crusader Stronghold Warchest Stronghold 2 Stronghold Legends Stronghold Crusader Extreme Stronghold 3 ...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Littlewargame is a medieval-themed HTML5 Real-Time-Strategy game with multiplayer mode and a map editor. It runs completely in your...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Bos Wars

    Bos Wars (formerly known as Battle of Survival) is a futuristic real time strategy game (RTS). It is possible to play against human...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Crown of the Gods

    Crown of the Gods™ is a Free-to-Win MMO real time strategy game made by Gaming Addict Studios that is not, and never will be, pay to...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    From legendary game designer Brian Reynolds (Civilization II, Rise of Nations), DomiNations is an epic new strategy game of...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • SpellForce (Series) icon

    SpellForce (Series)

    pellForce: The Order of Dawn is a real-time strategy and role-playing video game developed by German game studio Phenomic Game...

    Commercial Windows Linux Steam

  • Tropico (series) icon

    Tropico (series)

    Tropico is a series of construction and management simulation computer games developed by PopTop Software and published by Gathering...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    CaesarIA is an open source remake of Caesar III game released by Impressions Games in 1998, it aims to expand the possibilities of the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Steam Bitbucket

  • Empires! icon


    Empires! is a real-time strategy game about building and ruling a historical empire. Beginning with a small village, your task is to...

    Freemium Windows Phone

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    Endless Legend

    Endless Legend is a turn based 4X fantasy-strategy game developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Iceberg Interactive for...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Age of Castles (Series) icon

    Age of Castles (Series)

    War is upon us and only the mightiest kingdom will rule the realm. Build the ultimate kingdom, wage total war on your enemies, and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire Steam

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    Forge of Empires

    Build your empire and journey through the ages: With Forge of Empires, we bring our award-winning strategy game to your iPad and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Empire Rome Rising icon

    Empire Rome Rising

    Transform your small city into a major power and test yourself against players from around the globe. Help Rome rise again using your...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Windows Phone

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    Earth (Series)

    Earth 2140, 2150 and 2160 are 2-D real-time strategy computer games created in 1997, 1999 and 2000 by Polish-based Reality Pump...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Caesar 3 icon

    Caesar 3

    As a provincial governor charged with spreading the glory of Rome your mission is clear – build cities, foster trade and industry...

    Commercial Windows

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    Freeciv for Android

    Port of Freeciv to Android - similar to Civilization series.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • Dominus icon


    Dominus is a free multiplayer browser strategy game. Grow in power by conquering other player's castles and making them your...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Tentlan is a free strategy real-time online game played in the times of the pre-Columbian Americas. Starting off with a small...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Game of War

    Game of War is an action packed online war game. * Join the ULTIMATE BATTLE for DOMINATION of the WORLD! PLAY FOR FREE in the most...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

Age of Empires (series) Comments

This is an awesome game!

Positive Comment by Ola
about Age of Empires (series) Sep 2011

Age of Empires Online is much more complex and a "real AOE" game then you might think when you start. Great that it's free as well.