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    Civilization Alternatives

    Civilization is described as 'Turn-based 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game series where players build a thriving civilization through ages of advancements' and is a very popular Turn Based game in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Civilization for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is FreeCiv, which is both free and Open Source. Other Civilization like games are Unciv, Europa Universalis, HUMANKIND and Endless Legend.

    Civilization is mainly a Turn Based Game but alternatives to it may also be Historical Games or RTS Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Civilization.
    This page was last updated Apr 22, 2022
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    Turn-based 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game series where players build a thriving civilization...
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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...
      Almost everyone thinks FreeCiv is a great alternative to Civilization.
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      An open-source reimplementation of the most famous civilization-building game ever - fast, small, no ads, free forever!


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      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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      Most users think Europa Universalis is a great alternative to Civilization.
      I played this, along with it's other games, i.e CK II, and Hoi 4, and this has nothing to do with it, amazing game I recommend it to real time strat people, but has nothing to do with civilizations, but good game still.
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      Theseus CIV is turn based while Eu4 is more or less a rts. Civ starts from the begining of time but Eu4 starts with your cities and stuff already going. It is a different genre
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      civilization starts with you building something from near nothing, this game starts you with everything. this is more of an rts although civ is turn based
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    1. HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?.
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      HUMANKIND is a good alternative to Civilization because it advances the genre in ways the past two entries in the Civilization series have failed to do.
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    2. Endless Legend is a turn based 4X fantasy-strategy game from the makers of Endless Space.
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      I love Endless Legends' depth of army customizations, the incredible detailed lore, beautiful graphics alongside super fun gameplay. If people want a fantasy Civ experience, this is the one.
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      luarocks The game is not available for Linux.
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      Classic turn-based strategy game with two armies fighting against each other. Challenge yourself in campaign against AI or hot-seat battle with a friend. Using easy map editor you can create any imaginable scenario to play.
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      brucelgrubb An army fighting game not a civilization building game.
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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. Lead your Nation to ultimate victory throughout all of human history – from the Stone Age to the Space Age!
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      Civ is a time taking game but not days or months worth of work and the way the two games are built are way to different its like saying Hearts of iron 4 and civ are the same.
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      Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Start with a single world and expand across the galaxy through diplomacy, trade, cultural hegemony or military conquest in this single-player or multiplayer 4X strategy game. Represent entire series of Galactic Civilizations games.
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      C-evo is a freeware empire building game for Windows
    3. The Patrician is the title of a series of historical trading simulation computer games for the PC, Amiga and Atari ST published by Ascaron Entertainment. Represent entire series of The Patrician games including The Patrician, Patrician II, Patrician III, Patrician IV,.
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