The Best Empire Games for Linux

Update : 9001 added at rank #5.
1

Rise of Industry (2019)

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Immerse yourself in the thrilling world of Rise of Industry, a strategic tycoon game set in the 1930s. Build and manage your own industrial empire as you navigate a dynamically evolving world. Take on the role of a budding entrepreneur, constructing factories, optimizing production lines, and trading with developing cities. With its blend of accessible gameplay and strategic depth, Rise of Industry offers hours of addictive fun for both new and experienced players alike.


What we like:
  • Streamlined gameplay
  • In-depth research tree
  • Interesting concept
  • Affordable price
What could be improved:
  • Awful tutorial
  • Confusing UI
  • Incomplete game feeling
  • Issues with train terminals and road connections

  • empire
  • management
  • city-building
  • resource-management
  • economy
  • trains
  • simulation
  • tycoon
  • trading
  • sandbox
  • farming
  • base-building
  • truck
  • strategy
  • zoo

2

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.


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

3

Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2016)

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90
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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.


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

4

Europa Universalis IV (2013)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

Europa Universalis IV is a grand strategy game that allows you to lead any significant nation on Earth from 1444 to 1821. Experience war, politics, scientific advances, and the discovery of the New World in a visually stunning world map. The game is accessible to newcomers without sacrificing depth and breadth that existing fans of the series love, and there is a lot going on, but the interface is excellent and easy to use. With different paths to glory, the game also offers a new Trade system, and an improved AI, making grand strategy accessible to all.


What we like:
  • Deep and accessible gameplay
  • Visually stunning
  • Different paths to glory
  • New Trade system
  • Improved AI.
What could be improved:
  • Complexe
  • Rough edges
  • Lack of multiplayer options.

  • strategy
  • grand-strategy
  • historical
  • military
  • empire
  • economy
  • simulation
  • political
  • war
  • grand
  • naval
  • politics
  • real-time
  • trading

5

9001 (2021)

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The year is 9001. Humanity has spread across the stars. While the masses suffer in absolute poverty, the wealthy elite use their incredible resources to genetically engineer themselves into something more than mere mortals. The galaxy is now ruled by these tyrants. Can you defeat them?

Buy

  • fast-paced
  • stylized
  • vertical
  • empire
  • construction
  • action
  • arcade
  • casual
  • online
  • combat
  • local
  • controller-support
  • card
  • fight
  • platform

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