The Best 4X strategy Games

Update : Millennia added at rank #1.
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Millennia (2024)

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PC Windows

Create your own nation in Millennia, a historical turn-based 4X game that challenges your strategic prowess across 10,000 years of history, from the dawn of humanity to our possible futures.

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  • historical
  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • diplomacy
  • grand-strategy
  • strategy
  • economy
  • alternate
  • war
  • grid
  • hex
  • civilization
  • military
  • political

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Microcosmum 2 (2024)

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PC Windows Android

A relaxing strategy game featuring unconventional gameplay. Your objectives include development, evolution, border expansion and protection of your hive.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • relaxing
  • 4x
  • simulation
  • casual
  • tactical
  • rpg
  • atmospheric
  • meditative
  • space
  • surreal
  • building
  • aliens
  • sci-fi

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Three Kingdoms: Innovatory (2024)

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early access PC Windows

This is a classic historical simulation + real-time strategy game, where you will go back to the era of the Three Kingdoms and play as various renowned sovereigns.

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  • real-time
  • strategy
  • wargame
  • 4x
  • grand-strategy
  • tactical
  • historical
  • turn-based
  • multiple-endings
  • stylized
  • 3d
  • military
  • story
  • rpg
  • drama

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Nitro Nation Drag & Drift (2024)

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Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization. Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack and explore your surroundings. Save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin.


  • turn-based
  • card
  • diplomacy
  • strategy
  • racing
  • grand-strategy
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • wargame
  • cooperative
  • immersive
  • real-time
  • 4x
  • military

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Police Simulator - Cops Duty (2024)

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Mac OS PC Windows Android

Get your adrenaline pumping with the CHASE DOWN. Respond to a high-speed chase involving a rogue vehicle on a relentless rampage. Get behind the wheel of your squad car, chase down the criminal with tactical precision and professional driving skills. Boost your accuracy and master your weapon.


  • diplomacy
  • grand-strategy
  • turn-based
  • wargame
  • immersive
  • 4x
  • strategy
  • military
  • character
  • tactical
  • cooperative
  • simulation
  • card
  • historical
  • real-time

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Fallen (2023)

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Android PC Windows

A minigame collection game where you help people in the town of Havoton to regain your angelic status!


  • 4x
  • choices
  • minigame
  • tactical
  • fantasy
  • empire
  • rpg
  • battle
  • conversation
  • 2d
  • combat
  • visual-novel
  • strategy
  • medieval
  • casual

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Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition for Windows (2023)

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Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and more. Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order. Get closer to the action by shifting the view to an over-the-shoulder “Heroic Camera” perspective.


  • turn-based
  • card
  • diplomacy
  • strategy
  • grand-strategy
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • wargame
  • immersive
  • cooperative
  • 4x
  • military
  • tactical
  • character

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Galactic Civilizations IV (2023)

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PC Windows

Take command of a civilization that has just achieved faster-than-light travel in Galactic Civilizations IV, the newest entry in the award-winning space 4X strategy game series. Explore the galaxy, colonize worlds, shape cultures, make alliances, fight wars and pioneer new technologies.

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  • 4x
  • grand-strategy
  • space
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • hex
  • moddable
  • sci-fi
  • sandbox

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Snake Clash! (2023)

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Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Snake Clash is the ULTIMAE SNAKE IO GAME! Hunt down snakes with lower levels than yours to become bigger and more powerful. Fight against players from around the world to claim your spot on the leaderboard.


  • diplomacy
  • grand-strategy
  • turn-based
  • wargame
  • immersive
  • strategy
  • 4x
  • military
  • snake
  • character
  • cooperative
  • must-play
  • card
  • historical
  • real-time

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Age of Wonders 4 (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Age of Wonders 4 is a fantasy 4X game that allows players to create their own magical empires and explore new worlds with tactical turn-based battles. The game has an open-ended and endlessly replayable experience that adds a new chapter to your saga every time you play. With immersive storytelling and customizable empires, Age of Wonders 4 is a must-play for 4X and tactical battle fans.


What we like:
  • Great for 4X and tactical battle fans
  • Meta-game adds layer of customization
  • Modding-friendly
  • Immersive story and lore
  • More tactical battles with interesting terrain elements
What could be improved:
  • Lack of control over map size/type in single player mode
  • No huge campaign story in single player mode
  • Limited faction selection customization
  • World map AI could be improved during wars

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

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