50 Games Like Distant Worlds: Universe for PC Windows

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Stellaris, Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars, and Star Ruler 2 are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are Pax Nova released the 9 May 2019 and ranked #40, Ymir released the 16 March 2019 and ranked #45, Stellaris: Console Edition released the 25 February 2019 and ranked #26.

50 Games like Distant Worlds: Universe for PC Windows, daily generated comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms.
This suggestion collection includes real-time strategy games in space. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

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Distant Worlds is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game.

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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4# Beyond Sol - 2015

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Beyond Sol is a unique blend of action combat and grand strategy empire building in a dynamic open world. Collect resources, build your city, upgrade your ships, and cultivate relationships or wage wars with rival cities in your quest to dominate the solar system. Play singleplayer or multiplayer.

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5# 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# Galactic Civilizations III - 2015

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Build a civilization that will stand the test of time in the largest space-based strategy game ever! Choose from dozens of unique races and make a name for yourself across the galaxy through diplomacy, espionage, technological advances, and more.

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8# Sid Meier's Civilization VI - 2017

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Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).

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12# Dawn of Andromeda - 2017

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Dawn of Andromeda is a pausable, real-time 4X space strategy game providing an accessible, fun and immersive experience, introducing fresh ideas to the genre. Build your empire, colonize new planets, interact with other factions and characters, research technologies and build great fleets.

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13# Grand Ages: Medieval - 2015

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Strategic economical trading and war game with a very detailed map of Europe, Nord Africa, and the west part of the middle East. The sea can also be used for transportation and war. Building city's from scratch and gain diplomatic trust from npc's or actual online players using chatrooms or audiopartys. In overall a heavily complex game to play. This game was created for the ones who have absolutely no life whatsoever Peace

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15# Stars in Shadow - 2017

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Stars in Shadow is a turn-based 4X strategy game and a vivid tribute to the genre classics. Compete with alien factions to explore and colonize nearby starsystems, build fleets to defend against rivals, negotiate or conquer them. Win by unifying the galaxy, through diplomacy or force.

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16# 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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18# 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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19# 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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20# 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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21# Starpoint Gemini Warlords - 2014

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Strategy from the front lines! Starpoint Gemini Warlords combines 3rd person capital spaceship combat with 4X strategy and RPG gameplay elements. Build mighty war fleets and send them into battle or lead them into combat yourself. Become the Warlord and conquer the Gemini system!

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22# Imperium Galactica - 2012

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Imperium Galactica. The Universe is yours... if you can handle it. The fourth millennium. Mankind has colonised the galaxy. Created an Empire. Now, it is crumbling. The aliens are restless. The oppressed are building armies. And a strange invader is headed for the heart of the Empire.

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23# StarFringe: Adversus - 2016

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This is the story about the beginning of the conquest of outer space by earthlings. It began as a global idea of saving mankind from hunger and lack of resources, and ended as a brutal and merciless war in space far from Earth.

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24# Offworld Trading Company - 2016

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Mars has been colonized, and Earth's corporate titans fight to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV lead Designer, Soren Johnson. Campaign Length: 3-4 hours per CEO (9 total). Skirmish Length: 20-30 minutes.

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25# Oriental Empires - 2017

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Turn based 4X strategy game, recreating the civilizations of ancient China. Develop your land, build great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic battles, with hundreds of soldiers fighting right on the game map. Advance your technologies, culture and religion to create one of mankind’s biggest empires.

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