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Best Stellaris Alternatives

Stellaris is described as 'Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder in Stellaris, the evolution of the 4X strategy genre with space exploration at its core' and is an game in the games category. 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 Endless Space. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FreeOrion or Planet Capture. Other Stellaris like games are Galactic Civilizations, Sins Of A Solar Empire, Sword of the Stars and Space Empires IV Deluxe.

Stellaris alternatives are mainly RTS Games but may also be Turn Based Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Stellaris.
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Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder in Stellaris, the evolution of the 4X strategy genre with space exploration at its core.

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    Endless Space

    • Windows
    • Steam

    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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    FreeOrion

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Galactic Civilizations (Series)

    • Windows
    • Steam

    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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    Sins Of A Solar Empire (Series)

    • Windows

    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.
    ⚫︎ ModdableSins Of A Solar Empire can be modified through the installation of external mods.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerSins Of A Solar Empire offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Sword of the Stars (Series)

    • Windows
    • Steam

    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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    Space Empires IV Deluxe

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • SteamOS

    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.

    ⚫︎ ModdableSpace Empires IV Deluxe can be modified through the installation of external mods.
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    Planet Capture

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Browser-based, sci-fi space RTS game.

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    Stellar Monarch

    • 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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    Star Traders 4X Empires

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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    Uciana

    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Build your own space faring empire in this true 4X mobile game. Discover new technologies, other alien races, derelict ships and much more as you spread your Empire to the Stars.

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