The Best 4X strategy Games for PC Windows

Update, : Endless added at rank #1.
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Endless (2022)

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Android Xbox One PC Windows

Endless - is a casual game where you control a dark cube and your main task is to dodge red obstacles. For each obstacle you pass, you get a point, but if you hit with at least one, you will immediately lose and you will have to start over. And how many points can you get?

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  • 4x
  • empire
  • strategy
  • political
  • economy

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Galactic Civilizations III (2014)

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PC Windows

Build a civilization that will stand the test of time in the largest space-based strategy game ever! Choose from dozens of unique races and make a name for yourself across the galaxy through diplomacy, espionage, technological advances, and more.


  • 4x
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • empire
  • space
  • sandbox
  • military
  • war
  • economy

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The Battle of Polytopia (2016)

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tesla PC Windows Mac OS Linux IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch

Welcome to the unique turn-based strategy game set in the strange, flat world of the Square. Lead one of 12 distinct civilizations to victory by expanding your empire, researching technologies and ultimately become ruler of the world! Play in single-player or multiplayer mode for up to 15 players.

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  • strategy
  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • empire
  • multiplayer
  • civilization
  • economy
  • brightly-coloured
  • farming
  • online
  • buildings

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Stellaris (2016)

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

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.


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

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2017)

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

Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).


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

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Element (2018)

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Xbox 360 Xbox One PC Windows Android Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Element is a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games. Generate energy, mine element, build attack and defence units, and destroy the enemy while maintaining a balance between earth, air and water.

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  • strategy
  • 4x
  • real-time
  • wargame
  • destruction
  • post-apocalyptic
  • grand-strategy
  • base-building
  • resource
  • space
  • tactical
  • sci-fi
  • building
  • fantasy
  • war

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Humankind (2021)

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Mac OS PC Windows stadia Android

HUMANKIND™ is Amplitude Studios' magnum opus, a Historical Strategy game where YOU will re-write the entire narrative of humankind – a convergence of culture, history, and values that allows you to create a civilization that is as unique as you are. HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?


  • 4x
  • historical
  • strategy
  • empire

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Endless Space 2 (2016)

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Mac OS PC Windows

Endless Space 2 is a Strategic Space Opera, featuring the compelling “just one more turn” gameplay, set in the mysterious Endless universe. As the leader of your civilization, will you impose your vision and build the greatest stellar empire?


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

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Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War (2018)

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Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence. Four factions will engage in a brutal war for dominance over the planet’s resources. In the first turn-based 4X strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.


  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • warhammer-40k
  • action-saturated
  • tactically-driven
  • tactical
  • tabletop
  • wargame
  • war

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Hero's Hour (2022)

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PC Windows

A fast turn-based strategy RPG with real-time combat. Develop your cities and armies, level up your heroes to gain new, powerful spells and skills, and explore the wonders and dangers of the procedurally generated maps as you aim to conquer your enemies before they do the same to you.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • auto
  • battler
  • editor
  • pixel
  • level
  • grand-strategy
  • 4x
  • procedural
  • real-time
  • pvp
  • cooperative
  • rpg

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