27 Best 4X games for Mac OS

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The best 27 4X games for Mac OS daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Mac OS. 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 #11, Jon Shafer's At the Gates released the 23 January 2019 and ranked #3, Armada: Modern Tanks released the 7 February 2018 and ranked #25.

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# Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy - 2016

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Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. But instead of overcomplex set of rules and overall epicness, it offers more accessible choices, more elegant mechanics and much faster gameplay.

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3# 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# Endless Legend - 2014

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Endless Legend is a 4X turn-based fantasy strategy game by the creators of Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless. Control every aspect of your civilization as you struggle to save your homeworld Auriga. Create your own Legend!

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6# Endless Space 2 - 2016

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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?

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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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8# 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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9# Hero Generations - 2015

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The original roguelike/4X strategy game where every turn is one year of your life. Explore, find a mate, build a home, and raise a child before you die to keep your legacy going. Praised as "the offspring of Sid Meier's Civilization, Jason Rohrer's Passage, and The Legend of Zelda." 2011 IndieCade Finalist.

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11# 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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12# Planar Conquest - 2016

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Become an all-powerful Sorcerer Lord and lead one of 8 different races to the ultimate victory. Explore multiple planes of existence, raid dungeons, and conquer cities. Expand your armies, cast mighty spells, and summon godly creatures to do your bidding. Fight the enemies in D20 OGL battles.

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13# 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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14# 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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16# Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - 2014

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind. As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.

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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# 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
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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19# 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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20# 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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21# 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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22# Castle Battles - 2016

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Castle Battles streamlines the mechanics of classic, top-down strategy to create a fast paced style of gameplay like no other. Expand your empire by building castles near bountiful resources, collect gold to amass outlandish armies, and swarm your enemies in 40 unique levels.

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23# 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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24# 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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25# 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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