Free Age of Empires (Series) Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Age of Empires is 0 A.D., which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Age of Empires and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Age of Empires are Starcraft (Freemium), OpenRA (Free, Open Source), Warzone 2100 (Free, Open Source) and CaesarIA (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 5, 2021

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    • 0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. View 34 alternatives to 0 A.D.
      Almost everyone thinks 0 A.D. is a great alternative to Age of Empires.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      0 A.D. vs Age of Empires
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.)
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      7
      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      4
      Historically it is a good game and always will be
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      2
      Ugotsta 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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1
    • Starcraft (Series)

      Command the exiled Terrans, the relentless Zerg, and the abiding Protoss, in the world's most longstanding RTS. (Released in 1997.). Represent entire series of Starcraft games. View 28 alternatives to Starcraft
      Some users think Starcraft is a great alternative to Age of Empires, some don't.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Battle.net App


    • Open Source real-time strategy game engine for early Westwood games. View 29 alternatives to OpenRA
      Most users think OpenRA is a great alternative to Age of Empires.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • .NET Framework
      • Mono
    • Join "The Project" to restore humanity's synaptic-link technology after nuclear war has devastated Earth, rendering it a Warzone 2100. View 23 alternatives to Warzone 2100
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
    • 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... View 27 alternatives to CaesarIA
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Wine
      • Steam


    • Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. View 26 alternatives to Widelands
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Free (as in freedom) open-source RTS Age of Empires engine. Written from scratch in C++, Python, Cython, Qt/QML, OpenGL/GLSL, Vulkan, ... View 35 alternatives to openage
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Littlewargame is a medieval-themed HTML5 Real-Time-Strategy game with multiplayer mode and a map editor. It runs completely in your browser without any download required. View 13 alternatives to Littlewargame
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
    • MegaGlest is an open source 3D-real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egyptians, Indians, Norsemen Persian or... View 17 alternatives to MegaGlest
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MegaGlest vs Age of Empires
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Similar gameplay. Great graphics.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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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. View 13 alternatives to DomiNations
      Most users think DomiNations is a great alternative to Age of Empires.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
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