Best Stellaris Alternatives in 2021

    Stellaris is described as 'Explore and dominate interstellar space in this galactic strategy game'. There are more than 10 games similar to Stellaris for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is FreeOrion, which is both free and Open Source. Other Stellaris like games are Endless Space (Paid), Galactic Civilizations (Paid), Sins Of A Solar Empire (Paid) and Sword of the Stars (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 22, 2021

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      FreeOrion is a turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game being designed and built by the FreeOrion project. FreeOrion is inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games, but is not a clone or remake of that series or any other game.
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    1. Endless Space 2 will put you in the fascinating role of a leader guiding a civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space.
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    2. 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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    3. Sins of a Solar Empire is the next generation of real-time space strategy and the first chapter in an epic sci-fi saga. Represent entire series of Sins Of A Solar Empire games.
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      • Windows
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      It is the year 2405, and human scientists have discovered a new technology that allows travel from star to star at speeds faster than light. But tragedy strikes, as Earth is ravaged by an alien force. The dawning of a new era was stymied by a grim, new reality... Represent entire series of Sword of the Stars games.
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    4. The award-winning Space Empires IV Deluxe is the latest edition in the Space Empires series. A grand strategy title in the space 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) genre, Space Empires has already found a place in the heart of strategy gamers everywhere.
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      • Windows
      • Steam
      Turn based, 4X, empire space builder, singleplayer, asymmetric, Emperor focused grand strategy. The game is a fast-paced, turn-based space empire builder with no micromanagement, asymmetric mechanics, and that focuses on you as the emperor.
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    5. Browser-based, sci-fi space RTS game.
    6. Star Traders 4X Empires is a civilization building game based on the Star Traders RPG. Discover more than 100 lost technologies, upgrades, and ship components as you reclaim the Star Traders’ heritage and discover the future.
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      • Windows
      • Steam
      Horizon builds on popular 4x Turn Based space strategy games to bring an evolved game of exploration and conquest with open space navigation and tactical ship combat.
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