25 Best 4X games for Linux


The best 25 4X games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 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.

This is not a "all time best 4X games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition released the 10 August 2017, ranked #1

1# Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition - 2017


A retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a massively enhanced version of the Award Winning indie strategy RPG, Halcyon 6.

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2# Solar War - 2013

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A turn-based grand strategy game in space, set in the near future: Defend Earth against an alien invasion from the edge of the Solar System and expand your campaign to push them back to their base.

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4# Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension - 2013


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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5# Stellaris - 2016


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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7# StarDrive 2 - 2015


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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8# GoatPunks - 2017

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Early Access

GoatPunks is a rip-roaring king of the hill multiplayer game of goats, mountains, fireballs and good ole head-butting action. Can you hoof it to the top and stay there?

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9# Age of Wonders III - 2014


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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10# Sid Meier's Civilization VI - 2016


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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11# Star Ruler 2 - 2015


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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12# Space Tyrant - 2017

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Early Access

Terrorize the galaxy for fun and profit! Space Tyrant is a fast-paced roguelike-lite 5X game set in a grimly grimdark future of eternal war. Build a terrifying space fleet, make enemies and disintegrate peaceful extraterrestrials in your relentlessly unpleasant march to total domination!

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13# Wizards and Warlords - 2017


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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14# Star Traders: 4X Empires - 2014


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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16# Gates of Horizon - 2014


Gates of Horizon is a space conquest online game.During your space journey you will gain power over the universe leading fleets, improving and managing crew and assets, taking control of entire sectors with your corporation and fighting the alien menace that threatens the human race.

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17# Worlds of Magic - 2015


Worlds of Magic is a 4X turn-based strategy game. Players can explore and conquer an almost limitless number of procedurally generated universes, using military and magical power to overcome their foes. Found cities, raise armies, research and cast spells, hire powerful heroes, and create powerful magical artifacts.

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18# The Last Federation - 2014


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: Fleet Command - 2009


"You are outgunned. You are massively outnumbered. You must win." These are your orders. Humanity has already fought its war against the machines -- and lost. AI death squads stand watch over every planet and every wormhole, the few remaining human settlements are held captive in orbiting bubbles, and the AIs have turned their...

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20# Pandora: First Contact - 2013


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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21# Shallow Space - 2015

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Early Access

Take command in Shallow Space as you gather resources, modules and blueprints to build your fleet ship by ship and lead your forces to domination in the ultimate 4X/RTS adventure in a fully 3D environment.

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22# Sword of the Stars: The Pit - 2013


A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains...a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul'ka.If 'The Pit' really exists, there might be something left. Something that will give your doctors a fighting chance at the cure.

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23# Hero Generations: ReGen - 2016


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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