The Best 4X Games for Playstation 4

Update, : CIV added at rank #5.
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Sid Meieras CivilizationA VI (2016)

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Civilization VI is the newest installment in the award winning Civilization Franchise. Expand your empire, advance your culture and go head-to-head against history’s greatest leaders. Will your civilization stand the test of time?


  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • empire
  • military
  • head-to-head
  • city-building
  • grand-strategy
  • console-quality
  • war
  • historical
  • empire-building

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Stellaris (2016)

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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
  • sci-fi
  • strategy
  • exploration
  • real-time
  • resource
  • war
  • space

3

Age of Wonders: Planetfall (2019)

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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

4

Thea: The Awakening (2015)

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Thea: The Awakening is a turn-based strategic survival game inspired by the Slavic mythology and set in a procedural dark fantasy world infused with non-linear story and unique combat system.

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  • card
  • 4x
  • survival
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • crafting
  • mythology
  • rogue-like
  • battle

5

CIV (2022)

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


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

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2017)

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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.

Buy

Pros:
  • Attention-grabbing gameplay
  • Endless possibilities and variables to account for, including many DLCs
  • Fun to play with friends
  • Good for all ages
Cons:
  • 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
  • military
  • turn-based
  • tile
  • war
  • 4x
  • tactical
  • city-building
  • economy
  • historical
  • resource
  • card
  • combat

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Elemental War (2019)

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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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