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Strategy Games

Games that oftentimes require a thorough analysis of a particular situation, action, or reaction, the strategy genre ensures that its fans can be completely locked in a state of thinking about the ramifications of their actions, planning ahead and adjusting those plans as their battles unfold.

  1. Civilization icon
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    Turn-based 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game series where players build a thriving civilization through ages of advancements.

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    1.  MultiplayerCivilization offers a game mode for more than one player.
    2.  Single playerCivilization has one or more single player game modes.
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  2. Starcraft icon

    Starcraft (Series)

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    Starcraft is a strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. Based in the distant future, you must gather resources and expand your forces to lead them to victory. The newly formed Terran Dominion faces the arrival of two hostile alien races: the savage Zerg, and the enigmatic...

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    1.  MultiplayerStarcraft offers a game mode for more than one player.
    2.  Single playerStarcraft has one or more single player game modes.
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  3. The Battle for Wesnoth icon
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    30 alternatives to The Battle for Wesnoth 

    The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme.

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    1.  PortableThe Battle for Wesnoth can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Local multiplayerThe Battle for Wesnoth allows two or more players to play from the same device and/or via LAN/System Link againts each other or against players in another location.
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  4. Warcraft III icon
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    Set a generation before the events of the original Warcraft began, Warcraft II is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. Cunning, sinister, and seemingly unstoppable, the demonic Burning Legion prepare to launch their long-awaited assault on the mortal world.

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    1.  MultiplayerWarcraft III offers a game mode for more than one player.
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  5. Warzone 2100 icon
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    Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, was originally developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. In 1999, it was released commercially for Microsoft Windows and Sony PlayStation. Pumpkin Studios ended their support for Warzone 2100 on January 5, 2000.

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    1.  PortableWarzone 2100 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. A word guessing game inspired by Wordle. Featuring multiplayer, unlimited plays and guesses, detailed playing history and stats, and a points system for competitive play.

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    1.  MultiplayerWordHoot! offers a game mode for more than one player.
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  7. FreeCiv icon
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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 mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age...

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    1.  PortableFreeCiv can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. Plague Inc. icon
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    Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation.

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  9. openage icon
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    Free (as in freedom) open-source RTS Age of Empires engine. Written from scratch in C++, Python, Cython, Qt/QML, OpenGL/GLSL, Vulkan, ...

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  10. Zero-K icon
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    Do you want epic battles?

    Do you want breathtakingly gigantic scenes of glorious destruction and heart-pounding action?

    The graphics on this game are amazing, especially given the infinite scalability.

    Giant battles? Why, Yes! Why fight a war with subtlety when you can send.

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    1.  Endless gameplayZero-K offers at least one game mode that allows you to play indefinitely.
    2.  PortableZero-K can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    This is closer than a player would normally see a Glaive unit in-game, and far closer than is safe for any enemies.
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  11. CaesarIA icon
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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 classical city-building simulators and to add new features showing the city life. Now the game work with Windows, Linux, Mac, Haiku and Android.

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  12. OpenRCT2 icon
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    OpenRCT2 is an open-source game engine recreation of the simulation game Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 created by Chris Sawyer in 2002. OpenRCT2 uses a similar development process to .

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    1.  Single playerOpenRCT2 has one or more single player game modes.
    2.  MultiplayerOpenRCT2 offers a game mode for more than one player.
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  13. 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 evil or be loyal to the righteous...

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

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  15. 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 through playable tutorials.

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