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Total War (Series) Alternatives

Total War is described as 'Total war is a turn based/ RTS strategy game, you play in different historical battles' and is a Historical Game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to Total War for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Steam and Wine. The best alternative is CaesarIA, which is both free and Open Source. Other Total War like games are Europa Universalis, Widelands, Stronghold and Tropico.

Total War alternatives are mainly RTS Games but may also be Historical Games or Turn Based Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Total War.
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Total war is a turn based/ RTS strategy game, you play in different historical battles.

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    CaesarIA

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    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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    Europa Universalis

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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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    Widelands

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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.

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    Some users think Widelands is a great alternative to Total War, some don't.
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    Total War has a tactical and a strategic dimension - Widelands, like Settlers, has no tactics.

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    Stronghold (Series)

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    Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold.

    In Stronghold Crusader the player can play as either the legendary Richard the Lionheart or the formidable Saladin. A mix of real-time strategy and city-building games, the game's desert setting requires str.

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    Tropico (Series)

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    Tropico is a series of construction and management simulation computer games developed by PopTop Software and published by Gathering of Developers in April 2001. Feral Interactive has developed and published a number of the games.

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    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.

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    The game was released in 2001, but you can still buy this game on GOG.com

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    SpellForce (Series)

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    SpellForce is a combination real-time strategy and role-playing video game. The game takes place in a broken world called Eo that was torn apart by a ritual called the Convocation. The ritual was performed by 13 powerful mages that in their greed for power caused the continents...

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    1.  MultiplayerSpellForce offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Crusader Kings (Series)

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    9 alternatives to Crusader Kings 

    Unlike other Paradox titles (such as the first two Europa Universalis series), Crusader Kings is a dynasty simulator with similarities to role-playing video games in that it focuses on a trait-based individual whose primary goal is the growth...

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    Advanced Strategic Command

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    Advanced Strategic Command is a free, turn based strategy game. It is designed in the tradition of the Battle Isle series from Bluebyte. ASC can be played both against the AI and against other human players, using hotseat or PlayByMail.

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    Bos Wars

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    Bos Wars (formerly known as Battle of Survival) is a futuristic real time strategy game (RTS). It is possible to play against human opponents over LAN, internet, or against the computer.

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