Alternatives to Age of Empires for all platforms with any license

  • 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 war/economy game that allows players...

    • It not only has most features present in AoE2, but also improves upon those features. The fact that it is open source means also: infinitely better mod support, constant improvements to AI and other aspects of the game. Also free and easy to install and to play multiplayer. Guest • Jun 2018 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 0 A.D. was originally based off of Age of Empires II and is a /great/ alternative to the series. It includes many advanced features and multiplayer support, and is completely open source! How much better can you get? (0 A.D. is currently in alpha development, so there a a couple of bugs and a few features are missing, but it is still very playable and fun.) Guest • Feb 2018 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 0 A.D. is arguably the closest comparable game to Age of Empires 2. The civilizations and more advanced units within them are obviously different but play-wise and strategy-wise, the two are very close. Meanwhile, 0 A.D. has visuals that eclipse the later 3D graphics of AoE 3. UgotstaJan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Historically it is a good game and always will be Guest • Feb 2017 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • OpenRA

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux .NET Framework Mono

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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 Warzone 2100.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 buildings. In this way, players are able to...

    • It is kind of an update to the Age of Empires series also the AOM Titans Expansions is an expanded version of this game Guest • Jun 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows Steam

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  • Widelands

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Stronghold

    Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold. In Stronghold Crusader the player can play as either the legendary Richard the Lionheart or the...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Wine

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  • Empire Earth

    Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001. It is the first game in the...

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    Commercial Windows Java Mobile

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