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Age of Empires (Series) Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Age of Empires for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Age of Empires are Starcraft, OpenRA, Warzone 2100 and CaesarIA.

Age of Empires alternatives are mainly RTS Games but may also be Historical Games or City Building Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Age of Empires.
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  1. 0 A.D. icon

    0 A.D.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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 to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D.

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    Almost everyone thinks 0 A.D. is a great alternative to Age of Empires.

    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.)

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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.

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    Historically it is a good game and always will be

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    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.

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    Starcraft (Series)

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Battle.net App

    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.

    Represent entire series of Starcraft games.
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    OpenRA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • .NET Framework
    • Mono
    • BSD

    OpenRA is an open-source reimplementation of Westwood’s Command and Conquer Red Alert game engine, updated to use the hardware acceleration of modern video cards using OpenGL.

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    Most users think OpenRA is a great alternative to Age of Empires.
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    Warzone 2100

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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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    CaesarIA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Wine
    • Steam

    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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    I enjoy the city build experience

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    Widelands

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Stronghold (Series)

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Wine

    Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold.

    Represent entire series of Stronghold games.
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    Tropico (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Tropico is a series of construction and management simulation computer games developed by PopTop Software and published by Gathering of Developers in April 2001. Feral Interactive has developed and published a number of the games.

    Represent entire series of Tropico games.
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    MegaGlest

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 Romans.

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    Similar gameplay. Great graphics.

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    Dune Legacy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game.

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