FreeCol Alternatives

    FreeCol is described as '4X video game, a clone of Sid Meier's Colonization. While remaining faithful to the original in terms of mechanics and gameplay, FreeCol sports a new set of redesigned graphics'. There are more than 10 games similar to FreeCol for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Civilization. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try The Battle for Wesnoth or FreeCiv. Other FreeCol like games are Widelands (Free, Open Source), Empire Earth (Paid), Europa Universalis (Paid) and Tanks of Freedom (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2018

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      Turn-based 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game series where players build a thriving civilization through ages of advancements.
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    1. The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme.
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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...
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    2. 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.
    3. Empire Earth (Series)

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      Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001. It is the first game in the Empire Earth series: Empire Earth, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III. Represent entire series of Empire Earth games.

      Discontinued

      You can still buy this game on GOG.com



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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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    4. 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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    5. Total war is a turn based/ RTS strategy game, you play in different historical battles. Total War: Attila and Medieval II: Total War is also avariable for Linux. Represent entire series of Total War games.
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      TripleA is a free (under GPL) turn based strategy game based on Axis & Allies board game. A wide variety of map scenarios have been developed for TripleA (World War II, Punic Wars, Napoleonic wars, etc.
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    6. Port of Freeciv to Android - similar to Civilization series.
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