Age of Empires (Series) Alternatives for Linux

    Age of Empires is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Age of Empires are OpenRA (Free, Open Source), Warzone 2100 (Free, Open Source), CaesarIA (Free, Open Source) and Widelands (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
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      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

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      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

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      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

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    • 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
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      • .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
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      • 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
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      • 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
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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, ... View 35 alternatives to openage
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      • BSD
    • Stronghold (Series)

      Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold. Represent entire series of Stronghold games. View 34 alternatives to Stronghold
      • Mac
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      • Wine
    • 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
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      MegaGlest vs Age of Empires
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Similar gameplay. Great graphics.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. Based from Dune II. View 37 alternatives to Dune Legacy
      • FreeOpen Source
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    • Earth (Series)

      Earth 2140, 2150 and 2160 are 2-D real-time strategy computer games created in 1997, 1999 and 2000 by Polish-based Reality Pump Studios and published by TopWare Interactive (later... Represent entire series of Earth games. View 25 alternatives to Earth
      • Windows
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