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'. There are more than 25 games similar to Civilization for a variety of platforms, including Windows, the Web, Android, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is FreeCiv, which is both free and Open Source. Other Civilization like games are Unciv (Free, Open Source), Endless Legend (Paid), Tanks of Freedom (Free, Open Source) and Europa Universalis (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 24, 2021

    • Freeciv is an open-source, turn-based strategy game based on Civilization II. View 32 alternatives to FreeCiv
      Almost everyone thinks FreeCiv is a great alternative to Civilization.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
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    • An open-source reimplementation of the most famous civilization-building game ever - fast, small, no ads, free forever! View 4 alternatives to Unciv
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet


    • Endless Legend is a turn based 4X fantasy-strategy game from the makers of Endless Space. View 10 alternatives to Endless Legend
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Wine
      • Steam
      Endless Legend vs Civilization
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      luarocks The game is not available for Linux.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

    • 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. View 5 alternatives to Tanks of Freedom
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
    • Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. View 9 alternatives to Europa Universalis
      Most users think Europa Universalis is a great alternative to Civilization.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Steam
      Europa Universalis vs Civilization
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      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
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      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
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    • HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?. View 7 alternatives to HUMANKIND
      • Windows
      • Steam
      HUMANKIND vs Civilization
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

    • Simpler version of Civilization, similar to Polytopia. View 4 alternatives to Hexonia
      • FreeProprietary
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • C-evo is a freeware empire building game for WindowsWith a time scope of several thousand years, it covers aspects of exploration and expansion, industry and agriculture... View 13 alternatives to C-evo
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • 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
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      DomiNations vs Civilization
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    • Guide your small tribe to greatness in this turn-based strategy game featuring auto-generated maps, tech upgrades and AI tribes. View 4 alternatives to The Battle of Polytopia
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
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