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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 commences in prehistory and your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web BSD ...

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    Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    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 and gameplay, FreeCol sports a new...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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 and expansion, industry and...

    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

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    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...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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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...

    Free Web

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

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    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 Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Ironfell icon


    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...

    Free Mac Windows Web

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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.