The Best 4X strategy Games for Playstation 4

Update : As Far As The Eye added at rank #5.
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Humankind (2022)

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Android Playstation 4 Xbox Series X/s Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5 stadia Xbox Series X

Experience the thrill of rewriting history in HUMANKIND™, a strategy game that lets you build unique civilizations, make critical decisions, and create scientific breakthroughs. With customizable leaders, complex diplomacy options, and flexible winning conditions, you can leave your mark on the world in a way that's uniquely you.


What we like:
  • Fresh take on empire-building
  • Personalized leaders and cultures
  • In-depth diplomacy options
  • Streamlined gameplay
  • Constant shifting of strategies
What could be improved:
  • Clunky mechanics
  • Unbalanced DLC
  • Confusing combat

  • 4x
  • historical
  • strategy
  • empire
  • turn-based

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2016)

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PC Windows Android Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Mac OS Linux

Lead your civilization to greatness in Sid Meier's Civilization® VI by expanding your cities and engaging in espionage. With endless customization options and challenging diplomatic relationships, you will enjoy an engaging and rewarding experience. The game is packed with content, has brilliant visuals and a fantastic musical score, making it an utterly compelling and deeply satisfying experience for players of all ages.

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What we like:
  • Attention-grabbing gameplay
  • Endless possibilities and variables to account for, including many DLCs
  • Fun to play with friends
  • Good for all ages
What could be improved:
  • Aesthetic choices may not appeal to all
  • Agenda system can be annoying
  • Workers expire after improvements
  • Might be a letdown for fans of Civ V

  • strategy
  • empire
  • turn-based
  • military
  • 4x
  • tile
  • war
  • tactical
  • city-building
  • historical
  • economy
  • resource
  • card

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Xbox One

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.

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  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • 4x
  • empire
  • tactical
  • fantasy
  • cyborg-zombies
  • battle

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Stellaris (2016)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux Mac OS

Explore a galaxy full of wonders in this sci-fi grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studios. Interact with diverse alien races, discover strange new worlds with unexpected events and expand the reach of your empire. Each new adventure holds almost limitless possibilities.

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  • grand-strategy
  • empire
  • 4x
  • strategy
  • sci-fi
  • resource
  • exploration
  • space
  • real-time
  • war
  • politics
  • construction
  • military

5

As Far As The Eye (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Build a mobile village and travel with your tribe toward the center of the world, called The Eye. This roguelike turn-based resource-management game is made of procedural situations, natural events, skill-trees and hard choices. Ready to move?


  • hex
  • city-building
  • colony
  • resource-management
  • rogue-like
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • tabletop
  • building
  • grid
  • management
  • sandbox
  • survival
  • 4x
  • resource

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Thea 2: The Shattering (2018)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

In the dark lands inspired by Slavic myth, life is a struggle for survival against ever increasing odds, be it natural or malevolent. Can you lead your flock to prosperity in this innovative blend of 4X strategy, RPG and card game?


  • card
  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • crafting
  • rpg
  • survival
  • battler
  • cooperative
  • fantasy
  • innovative
  • rogue-like

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CIV (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Build your civilization, research technologies, expand your cities and defeat your foes!


  • 4x
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • historical
  • tactical

8

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (2020)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, that combines empire management and turn-based combat with unique card-game elements. Descend into a mythical world filled with horrors and legends – and hurl yourself into a compelling gothic adventure paired with a challenging game experience. Discover the secrets of Nemire and experience an enthralling story from the perspective of four mighty vampire lords, each with their own goals and agendas. Command one of three unique vampire clans with distinctive units, powers, gameplay mechanics and characters, making strategic manoeuvres in “Kingdom” mode before switching over to “Combat” mode to take on your foes in tense, closely fought battles. Original card game elements enhance the gameplay and provide a refreshing take on the genre. Each clan and vampire lord has access to their own set of cards, which can be combined to powerful effect.


  • turn-based
  • vampire
  • gothic
  • strategy
  • blood
  • wargame
  • 4x
  • tactical
  • resource-management
  • grand-strategy
  • management
  • dark
  • magic
  • card-game
  • isometric

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Hades' Star (2019)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 IOS iPhone (IOS iPhone) l Xbox One

A unique space strategy game where thousands of players participate in one shared galaxy.


  • space
  • multiplayer
  • mmo
  • strategy
  • economy
  • pve
  • military
  • 4x
  • cooperative
  • sci-fi
  • pvp

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Elemental War (2019)

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Android Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One Linux Mac OS

Elemental War takes Tower Defenses to a new level with exciting multiplayer matches, dozens of hours of single-player gameplay, and lots of indie love!


  • rogue-like
  • editor
  • tower-defense
  • level
  • magic
  • steampunk
  • strategy
  • real-time
  • 4x
  • pvp
  • attack
  • single-player
  • medieval
  • score
  • fantasy

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