OpenRA Alternatives

    OpenRA is described as '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'. There are more than 25 games similar to OpenRA for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Wine and Steam. The best alternative is Age of Empires. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Warzone 2100 or Widelands. Other OpenRA like games are Warcraft III (Paid), openage (Free, Open Source), Stronghold (Paid) and Age of Mythology (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 22, 2021

    1. Caesar (Series)

      • Windows
      As a provincial governor charged with spreading the glory of Rome your mission is clear – build cities, foster trade and industry, make money. How you accomplish this is up to you. Represent entire series of Caesar games.
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    2. Earth (Series)

      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 acquired by Zuxxez Entertainment). Represent entire series of Earth games.
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    3. Dune (Series)

      • Windows
      • AmigaOS
      • Playstation
      Games: Dune II, Dune 2000, Emperor: Battle for Dune ------------------- Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (titled Dune II: Battle for Arrakis in Europe and Dune: The Battle for Arrakis for the North American Mega Drive/Genesis port respectively) is a real-time strategy... Represent entire series of Dune games.

      Discontinued

      Dune II is discontinued because Westwood shutdown here is more info: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-consolidates-studios-closes-westwood/1100-2909852/

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Globulation 2 is an innovative Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units. Globulation 2 is Free Software, licensed and distributed under the GNU General Public License.
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    4. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Discord
      • Indie DB
      • itch.io
      Settle your people on fertile land, gather resources and construct your village, as the commander of a Bronze Age civilization in the Near East.
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    5. Mental Omega is a free unofficial expansion pack for Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge. It started off as a balance modification. After a few years, it had grown into an unofficial sequel.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      This is a real-time RTS, on steroids. All the normal limiting factors on RTS games, like un-replenishable resources, unit limits, size and range limits have all been stripped away, leaving only a gigantic, huge war game, whose scale is limited only by your imagination. Represent entire series of Supreme Commander games.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • .NET Framework
      • Mono
      An Open Source Pixelart Science-Fiction Real-Time Strategy game with multiplayer, AI bots as well as an integrated map editor.
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    6. Annex: Conquer the World is a Anime based Indie Game that brings fast paced combat with a diverse arsenal.
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