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  • The Battle for Wesnoth icon

    The Battle for Wesnoth

    The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Build up a great army, gradually turning...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • FreeCiv icon


    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

  • Widelands icon


    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

  • Tanks of Freedom icon

    Tanks of Freedom

    Classic turn-based strategy game with two armies fighting against each other. Challenge yourself in campaign against AI or hot-seat...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD GitHub

  • FreeCol icon


    FreeCol is a 4X video game, a clone of Sid Meier's Colonization. While remaining faithful to the original in terms of mechanics...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Total War (series) icon

    Total War (series)

    Total war is a turn based/ RTS strategy game, you play in different historical battles. Total War: Attila and Medieval II: Total...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Empire Earth (Series) icon

    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

  • C-evo icon


    C-evo is a freeware empire building game for Windows With a time scope of several thousand years, it covers aspects of exploration...

    Open Source Windows

  • Europa Universalis icon

    Europa Universalis

    Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • Rise of Nations (Series) icon

    Rise of Nations (Series)

    Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy computer game, developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft on May 20, 2003. The...

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • UniWar icon


    UniWar is a turn-based strategy game where players battle it out on the field with units of differents races, building bases and using...

    Commercial Android iPhone S60 Blackberry iPad

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  • Golden Age of Civilizations icon

    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...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Crown of the Gods icon

    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

  • DomiNations icon


    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

  • Ironfell icon

    Ironfell Discontinued

    Ironfell is a time travel themed massive multi-player online real time strategy game. Travel back in time to plunder resources from...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Neptune's Pride 2 icon

    Neptune's Pride 2

    An online multi-player real-time game played over several weeks where players battle and negotiate to capture half of all the stars in...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Great Little War Game icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad PlayBook

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Heroes of Might and Magic II icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows DOSBox MS-DOS

  • WebDiplomacy icon


    webDiplomacy is a multiplayer, online version of Diplomacy, the popular turn based strategy game in which you battle to control...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • Ikariam icon


    Ikariam is a browser based massively multiplayer online game of the strategy genre produced and maintained by Gameforge AG. The game...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Imperial Domination (series) icon

    Imperial Domination (series)

    Imperial Domination II is a turn-based strategy game, set after the conquests of Alexander the Great and before the rise of the...

    Free Windows

  • The Patrician (series) icon

    The Patrician (series)

    The Patrician is the title of a series of historical trading simulation computer games for the PC, Amiga and Atari ST published by...

    Commercial Windows

  • OverThrown icon


    OverThrown is a multiplayer turn based strategy game. FEATURES 50 players per game. Each turn is 12 hours and games go on for...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Wildman Run-Jungle Tribes icon

    Wildman Run-Jungle Tribes

    The game is based on a story where one of the Wildman is imprisoned by the another tribes and he has to be punish and torture...

    Free Android

Civilization (series) Comments

Real Time strategy

Comment by mbeln1992
about Civilization (series) Feb 2012

I love CIV V but I'm looking for an RTS alternative to it. A game that goes through all ages.


I've been playing a lot of Civilization V recently. Most of ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Civilization (series) Jun 2011

I've been playing a lot of Civilization V recently. Most of the glitches and performance problems from the earlier versions of the game seem to have been fixed. The game works best if you run it in DirectX 9 mode (it'll give you a choice when you start up the game launcher). However, in my personal experience, the game still lags like crazy once you approach turn 200. By the time I was on turn 250 or so, my older computer would often just freeze for 40-50 seconds between turns. Even my new computer has 10-20 second timeouts. And since my new computer is pretty awesome, I doubt it's a hardware problem. Either that, or Civilization V has the highest system requirements of any commercial PC game in the entire world.


I absolutely love civilization. I do have to question, thou ...

Comment by thelivingded
about Civilization (series) Jun 2011

I absolutely love civilization. I do have to question, though, why is this a listing for Civilization as a series but only talks about five? I love 5, but I also love 4 and 3. Should those be given separate listings?


Civilization V is really addictive, but unfortunately, the ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Civilization (series) Jun 2011

Civilization V is really addictive, but unfortunately, the early versions of this game (a.k.a. the versions I played) were super glitchy. I don't know how many of the problems have been fixed since then. Hopefully, most of the bugs are no longer a problem, because they really ruin the gameplay.