Alternatives to Civilization (series) for all platforms with any license

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  • FreeCiv icon

    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 Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Widelands

    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 always be) under heavy development. If you knew Settlers I & II™ (© Bluebyte), then you...

    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 battle with a friend. Using easy map editor you can create any imaginable scenario to play.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD GitHub

  • FreeCol icon

    FreeCol

    FreeCol is a 4X video game, a clone of Sid Meier's Colonization. While remaining faithful to the original in terms of mechanics and gameplay, FreeCol sports a new set of redesigned graphics. Moreover, in addition to the classical...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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 War is also avariable for Linux.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Open Source Windows

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    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 development of the game was led by veteran Brian Reynolds, of Civilization II and Sid Meier's Alpha...

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • UniWar icon

    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...

    Commercial Android iPhone S60 Blackberry iPad

  • 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 the genre, such as Age of Empires, Civilization and Rise of Nations; mixed up with MMO capability and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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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 win.

    Free Web / Cloud

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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 –...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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 / Cloud

    • Discontinued See http://datasmugglers.com/category/ironfell/
  • 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 the galaxy.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • MyCiv icon

    MyCiv

    a civilisation alternitive using similar rules, graphics and a hex-based map. it is funded by in game videos.

    Free Personal Android

    • MyCiv uses rules far more similar to civ then any of the offers sugested and much better graphics then FreeCiv. elkomodosdragoNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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 enemy attack. Buy new equipment and troops to complete your campaigns, keep the Generalisimo safe!...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad PlayBook

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  • 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 of the land and succession of the royal throne. Will you support the villainous usurper and lead...

    Commercial Windows DOSBox MS-DOS

  • WebDiplomacy icon

    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...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Dominus

    Dominus is a free multiplayer browser strategy game. Grow in power by conquering other player's castles and making them your vassal. Vassals send their lord part of their income. Make everyone in the game your vassal to become...

    Open Source 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 Romans. Expand your empire by trade, diplomacy, knowledge or just brute force. It's up to your to...

    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 Ascaron Entertainment. In the games, the player assumes the role of a merchant in any of several cities...

    Commercial Windows

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    OverThrown

    OverThrown is a multiplayer turn based strategy game. FEATURES 50 players per game. Each turn is 12 hours and games go on for weeks. Players form alliances and work together to win. Simple but open ended game design that...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    LandWars

    Landwars is an RTS game that you must destroy your enemies and rule with an iron fist! | Created by @Rank_Up_Games

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • Hegemony (series) icon

    Hegemony (series)

    "Command armies, manage resources, and build an empire in this real-time strategy wargame from Longbow Games. Will Rome fulfil its destiny to rule the ancient world or will history be rewritten to forge a new Etruscan, Gallic, or...

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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