Starcraft (Series) Alternatives for Linux

    Starcraft is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux 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 Starcraft and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Starcraft are Warcraft III (Paid), Warzone 2100 (Free, Open Source), CaesarIA (Free, Open Source) and Widelands (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

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      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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      Set a generation before the events of the original Warcraft began, Warcraft II is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. Cunning, sinister, and seemingly unstoppable, the demonic Burning Legion prepare to launch their long-awaited assault on the mortal world.
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      Most users think Warcraft III is a great alternative to Starcraft.


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      Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, originally developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive on the Sony PlayStation console, now developed by the Warzone 2100 Project.
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    1. 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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      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.


    2. Do you want epic battles? Do you want breathtakingly gigantic scenes of glorious destruction and heart-pounding action? The graphics on this game are amazing, especially given the infinite scalability.
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    3. Evolution RTS (Series)

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      An Open Source RTS game designed using the Spring Engine. Its gameplay is designed specifically to appeal to gamers of all skill levels. Represent entire series of Evolution RTS games.
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      Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game.
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    4. Earth (Series)

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      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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      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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