22 Best 4X games for Linux

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The best 22 4X games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Stellaris: Console Edition released the 25 February 2019 and ranked #9, Jon Shafer's At the Gates released the 23 January 2019 and ranked #2, From Village to Empire released the 25 May 2018 and ranked #14.

1# Stellaris - 2016

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Explore and discover a spectacular and ever-changing universe! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings series, and publishers of the best-selling Cities: Skylines, presents Stellaris, advancing the genre of grand strategy to the very edges of the universe.

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2# Jon Shafer's At the Gates - 2019

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At the Gates is an indie strategy game from Jon Shafer, designer of Civilization 5. You are a dark age lord building a kingdom to replace the crumbling Roman Empire. Manage your clans, explore the landscape around you, harvest its resources, and build a mighty economic and military machine.

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4# Star Traders: 4X Empires - 2014

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Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization.

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5# Star Ruler 2 - 2015

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Massive scale 4X-RTS set in space. Control hundreds of planets, manipulate galactic politics, research numerous advanced technologies, and command thousands of units and hundreds of planets in your quest for galactic dominance.

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6# StarDrive 2 - 2015

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StarDrive 2 is an exciting and evolutionary step forward for the StarDrive franchise. In this eagerly anticipated sequel, the core mechanics have evolved to incorporate a turn-based strategic layer, featuring spectacular realtime battles.

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7# Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension - 2013

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You are a God! You are master and ruler of a loyal nation. You have unimaginable powers at your disposal. You have claimed this world as yours. But there are others who stand in your way. You must defeat and destroy these pretenders. Only then can you ascend to godhood and become the new Pantokrator.

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9# Stellaris: Console Edition - 2019

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Featuring the same deep strategic gameplay, rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris: Console Edition puts the complexity of the galaxy at your thumbsticks. Encounter a myriad of wild, wacky, and dangerous alien races who may prove to be crucial trade partners or conquering forces hellbent on enslaving your civilization. PlayStation4 Edition adapted by Tantalus Media Pty Ltd. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

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11# Pandora: First Contact - 2013

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Pandora: First Contact is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game on a planetary scale. Our Earth has been exhausted and colonial attempts on other planetary bodies have been in vain. Finally, after decades of exploration, an interstellar probe has brought promise of a new world.

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12# Age of Wonders III - 2014

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Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!

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13# Empire Deluxe Combined Edition - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
Screenshot of the video game Empire Deluxe Combined Edition

Empire Deluxe Combined Edition is the latest in the classic Empire Series of games, which has spanned almost five decades. Empire Deluxe is a game about taking cities. Starting with just one, the city enables a commander to produce units. These units in turn can directly attack or support the attack of more cities.

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14# From Village to Empire - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game From Village to Empire
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Early Access

From Village to Empire is an indie turn based strategy game with a historical setting. Build cities, research technologies, and train units to discover new lands and conquer the world!

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15# AI War 2 - 2017

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AI War II is a grand strategy/RTS hybrid against an overwhelming, inhuman enemy who has conquered the galaxy. The enemy has made only a single error: underestimating you. You must steal as much technology as you can, and take enough territory to fortify your bases and launch your attacks.

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16# Space Tyrant - 2017

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Terrorize the galaxy for fun and profit! Space Tyrant is a surprisingly deep beer & pretzels strategy game set in a darkly humorous future. Build a mighty space force, disintegrate peaceful aliens, and rule irresponsibly on your relentless march to total domination.

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17# The Last Federation - 2014

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From the creators of AI War: Fleet Command comes an all-new grand strategy title with turn-based tactical combat, set in a deep simulation of an entire solar system and its billions of inhabitants. You are the last of a murdered race, determined to unify or destroy the 8 others.

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18# Feudalism - 2016

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Conquer Europe, become an Emperor. Build your family’s dynasty through seven centuries, from 800 A.D. to 1492 A.D., up until the inevitable collapse of the feudal system.

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19# Armada: Modern Tanks - 2016

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You will have various combat vehicles in your battle arsenal. Each tank represents a unique tactic, a unique warfare style. Dynamic tank battles and nonstop action that never lets you catch your breath. Turn your tank into a death machine!

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20# Wizards and Warlords - 2017

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Early Access

Wizards and Warlords is a turn-based strategy game in Early Access, where you play as a wizard in a randomly generated fantasy world, filled with rival wizards, warlords and hidden ancient evils. Create a customized sovereign or choose from one of many predefined templates.

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21# Hero Generations: ReGen - 2016

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An innovative Roguelike / 4X Strategy game where every turn is one year of your life. Explore, find a mate, and raise a child before you die to build a great legacy. ReGen is an amazing complete remake, redesigned, re-imagined, and packed with 100s of new features.

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22# Stellaris: Distant Stars - 2016

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Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.

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