4X 4X games are a genre of strategy-based video and board games in which players control an empire and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate".
Achtung Spitfire! Achtung Spitfire! is a strategy computer game released by Avalon Hill in 1997.
Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos, known in Japan and South Korea as Aedeus Memories Shinten Makai Generation of Chaos, is a turn-based strategy fantasy video game released for th...
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Age of Empires: The Age of Kings is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Backbone Entertainment and published by Majesco for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console.
Age of Wonders Age of Wonders is a turn-based strategy video game often likened to Master of Magic.
Age of Wonders III Age of Wonders III is a turn-based strategy video game in development by Dutch developer Triumph Studios, and was announced on February 6, 2013 following a successful digital re-release of t...
Archon II: Adept Archon II: Adept is a 1984 computer game developed by Jon Freeman, Paul Reiche III and Anne Westfall, and distributed by Electronic Arts (and Ariolasoft in Europe) for various platforms.
Archon Ultra Archon: The Light and the Dark is a computer game developed by Free Fall Associates and distributed by Electronic Arts.
Armageddon Empires Armageddon Empires is a 4x turn-based strategy video game for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It was released internationally for Microsoft Windows on July 16, 2007, and for Mac OS X on Oct...
Arnhem (video game) Arnhem: The 'Market Garden' Operation is a battle strategy game by SSI. It was released for DOS, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC in 1985 and for the Commodore Amiga in 1991.
Bandit Kings of Ancient China Bandit Kings of Ancient China, also known as Suikoden: Tenmei no Chikai in Japan, is a turn-based strategy role-playing simulation video game developed and published by Koei, and r...
Barbarossa (video game) Barbarossa is a 1992 Japan-exclusive Super Famicom strategy video game that revolves around Nazi Germany's involvement in the World War II campaign called Operation Barbarossa.
Battle Nations Battle Nations is a freemium turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Z2Live.
Battleship (2012 video game) Battleship is the name of two video games based on the film of the same name (which in turn is based on the board game Battleship), both of them published by Activision in 2012.
Battleship (video game) Battleship is an NES and Sega Game Gear video game based on the board game of the same name.
Beyond the Labyrinth Beyond the Labyrinth is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game developed by tri-Ace and published by Konami for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console.
Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance is a 1997 strategy computer game developed by Synergistic Software and distributed by Sierra On-Line.
Bomb Alley (video game) Bomb Alley is a 1983 computer war game covering the Mediterranean Theatre of World War II. Written by game author Gary Grigsby and published by Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI), it runs on t...
C-evo C-evo is a free turn-based strategy computer game whose source code – written in Delphi – has been put in the public domain by Steffen Gerlach, its programmer and designer.
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a Lovecraftian horror tactical role-playing game developed by Red Wasp Design in conjunction with Chaosium.
Castles (video game) Castles is a video game developed by Quicksilver and published by Interplay Entertainment in 1991 and 1992.
Castles II: Siege and Conquest Castles II: Siege and Conquest is a strategy video game developed for the Macintosh, Amiga and DOS by Interplay Entertainment in 1992, designed and developed by Quicksilver Software; the Mac...
Centurion: Defender of Rome Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy video game with real-time battle sequences, designed by Kellyn Beck and Bits of Magic and published by Electronic Arts.
Chaos Overlords Chaos Overlords is a turn-based strategy computer game developed by Stick Man Games and published by New World Computing for Microsoft Windows and classic Mac OS in 1996.
Chariots of War Chariots of War is an isometric 3-D strategy game, developed by Slitherine Software and Paradox Interactive, and published by Strategy First.
Civil War Generals II Grant-Lee-Sherman: Civil War Generals II is a computer game published by Sierra Entertainment in 1997.
Civilization (video game) Sid Meier's Civilization is a turn-based strategy "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse in 1991.
Civilization II Sid Meier's Civilization II is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse.
Civilization II: Test of Time Civilization II: Test of Time, released in 1999, is a turn-based strategy game remake of the best selling game Civilization II that was released to compete with Sid Meier's Alpha Centa...
Civilization III Sid Meier's Civilization III, commonly shortened to Civ III or Civ 3, is the third installment of the Sid Meier's Civilization turn-based strategy video game series.
Civilization IV Sid Meier's Civilization IV (also known as Civilization 4 or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game and the fourth installment of the Civilization series.
Civilization IV: Colonization Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a remake (a total conversion using Civilization IV engine) of the 1994 turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Colonization.
Civilization IV: Warlords Civilization IV: Warlords is the first official expansion pack of the critically acclaimed turn-based strategy video game Civilization IV.
Civilization Revolution Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is a 2008 iteration of Civilization developed by Firaxis Games with Sid Meier as designer for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Windows Phone,...
Civilization V Sid Meier's Civilization V is a turn-based, 4X video game developed by Firaxis Games, released on Microsoft Windows in September 2010 and on OS X on November 23, 2010.
Civilization V: Gods & Kings Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings is the first official expansion pack for the turn-based strategy video game Civilization V.
Civilization: Call to Power Civilization: Call to Power is a PC turn-based strategy game developed by Activision as a successor to the extremely successful Civilization computer games by Sid Meier.
Classic Empire (video game) Empire (or Classic Empire) is a turn-based wargame with simple rules, conceived by Walter Bright in 1971 (released as a computer game in 1977) based on various war movies and board...
Coloball 2002 Coloball 2002 is a turn-based strategy role-playing video game for the PlayStation 2.
Crypt of the Necrodancer Crypt of the NecroDancer is an upcoming 2014 independent video game designed by Brace Yourself Games.
Crystal Warriors Crystal Warriors is a turn-based fantasy strategy video game for the Sega Game Gear handheld system.
Cyber Empires Cyber Empires (also known as Steel Empire) is a strategy/top-view fighting game produced by Silicon Knights.
Daisenryaku Perfect HD Daisenryaku Perfect HD is a Turn-based strategy game released by SystemSoft Alpha for the PlayStation 3 on 6 February 2014.
Dark Legions Dark Legions is a 1994 action strategy game for DOS. It was developed by Silicon Knights and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Darkwind: War on Wheels Darkwind: War on Wheels is an independently developed 3D turn based racing and vehicle combat massively multiplayer online game for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Deadlock II: Shrine Wars Deadlock II: Shrine Wars is a sci-fi turn-based strategy computer game developed by Cyberlore Studios and published by Accolade, released on February 28, 1998 as a sequel to Deadlock: Planet...
Dominions: Priests, Prophets and Pretenders Dominions: Priests, Prophets and Pretenders is a turn-based strategy game designed by Illwinter Game Design, in which up to fourteen "pretender gods" at a time each battle for global dominance.
Eastern Front (1941) Eastern Front (1941) is a computer game for the Atari 8-bit series created by Chris Crawford in 1981.
Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 (commonly abbreviated Fire-Brigade) is a Computer Wargame developed and published by Panther Games in Australia in 1988.
Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War is an award-winning computer turn-based strategy game, combining both a strategic level and a tactical level by means of letting the player(s) raise, equ...
Foto Showdown Foto Showdown, known in Japan as Monster Finder, is a turn-based action role-playing video game made exclusively for the Nintendo DSi. It was released in Japan on November 19, 2009...
Freeciv Freeciv is a single, and multiplayer, turn-based strategy game for workstations and personal computers inspired by the commercial proprietary Sid Meier's Civilization series.
Freeciv Greatturn Freeciv Greatturn (or Greatturn for short) is a specialized extension of Freeciv featuring daylong game turns with large amounts of human opponents per map, allowing for optimal timing to ...
Freeciv.net Freeciv.net is a multiplayer, turn-based strategy game playable online in a web browser.
FreeCol FreeCol is a 4X video game, a clone of Sid Meier's Colonization.
Gadget Trial Gadget Trial is a Japanese game for Windows operating systems, which combines turn-based strategy gaming with visual novel elements, using an anime style of artwork for its character designs.
Galactic Civilizations Galactic Civilizations is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Stardock and released in March 2003.
Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe is a stand-alone turn-based strategy video game add-on featuring the content of Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar and Galactic Civiliz...
Galactic Civilizations III Galactic Civilizations III (commonly GalCiv III or GalCiv3) is an upcoming 4X turn-based strategy PC game by Stardock.
Gemfire Gemfire is a medieval war game for the MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, FM Towns, Mega Drive/Genesis, MS-DOS, and later Windows, developed by Koei.
General (video game) The General is a freeware turn-based strategic game developed by Russian team NewGame Software.
Generation of Chaos Generation of Chaos, released in Japan as New Demon World: GOCIV Another Side is a turn-based strategy fantasy video game released for the PlayStation Portable, developed by Idea F...
Genghis Khan (video game) Genghis Khan, original full title Aoki Ōkami to Shiroki Mejika: Genghis Khan, is a 1987 turn-based strategy game developed by Koei, originally released for the NEC PC-9801, MSX and...
Greed Corp Greed Corp is a turn-based strategy video game developed by W!Games.
Gunrox Gunrox is a multiplayer-only turn-based strategy "squad tactics" game that went live in 2008.
Hammer of the Gods (video game) Hammer of the Gods is a 1994 turn-based strategy computer game developed by Holistic Design and published by New World Computing for MS-DOS. The events of the game take place in viking age ...
Heroes of Might and Magic III Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (also known as Heroes III or HoMM3) is a turn-based strategy game developed by Jon Van Caneghem through New Worl...
Heroes of Might and Magic IV Heroes of Might and Magic IV is a turn-based strategy game developed by Gus Smedstad through New World Computing and published by the 3DO Company for Microsoft Windows-based personal compute...
Heroes of Might and Magic V Heroes of Might and Magic V (sometimes referred to as Heroes V or HoMM5) is the fifth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic fantasy turn-based strategy video g...
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East is the second expansion pack to the turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic V and the first stand-alone expansion pack released...
HeroQuest HeroQuest, sometimes also written as Hero Quest, is an adventure board game that was created by Milton Bradley in conjunction with the British company Games Workshop and set in the...
Hex (video game) Hex is a turn-based strategy game developed by Mark of the Unicorn and published in 1985 for the Atari ST, and then later for the Amiga.
Imperialism (video game) Imperialism is a turn-based strategy game for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers, developed by Frog City Software and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. ("SSI") in 1997.
Imperialism II: Age of Exploration Imperialism II: Age of Exploration is a turn-based strategy computer game developed by Frog City Software and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) in 1999.
Iron Grip: Marauders Iron Grip: Marauders is a free-to-play online war game with 3D turn-based battles using the Unity game engine.
Jyutei Senki Jyutei Senki is a 1993 science fiction video game for the Super NES which was released exclusively to a Japanese audience.
Lords of Conquest Lords of Conquest is a 1986 strategy video game developed by Eon Software, Inc. (collectively, Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, Peter Olotka and Trevor Western) and produced by Don Daglow.
Lords of Magic Lords of Magic is a turn-based strategy PC game designed for Windows 95/98 by Sierra Entertainment.
Lords of the Realm Lords of the Realm is a turn-based strategy computer game published and developed by Impressions Games.
Lords of the Realm II Lords of the Realm II is a computer game published by Sierra Entertainment and developed by Impressions Games.
Lost Admiral Returns Lost Admiral Returns is a turn-based naval strategy game by Fogstone, the creator of The Grandest Fleet, Lost Admiral 2, Lost Admiral, and Conquered Kingdoms.
Lost Empire Lost Empire is a 4X turn-based strategy video game developed by Pollux Gamelabs and released in June 2007.
Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier is a turn-based strategy video game for the Nintendo DS system based on the Wizkids Mage Knight tabletop game.
Master of Magic Master of Magic is a single-player, fantasy turn-based strategy 4X genre video game created by Simtex and published for MS-DOS by MicroProse in.
Master of Monsters Master of Monsters is a turn-based strategy game created by Japanese software developer System Soft (now System Soft Alpha) for the MSX and NEC PC8801 later ported to a variety of consoles a...
Master of Orion Master of Orion (MoO or MOO) is a critically acclaimed turn-based, 4X science fiction computer strategy game released in 1993 by MicroProse on the MS-DOS and Mac OS operating systems.
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares is a 4X turn-based strategy game set in space, designed by Steve Barcia and Ken Burd, and developed by Simtex, who developed its predecessor Master of...
Master of Orion III Master of Orion III (MoO3, MoOIII) is a 4X turn-based strategy game and the third in the Master of Orion series.
MechWarrior Tactics MechWarrior Tactics is a sci-fi turn-based strategy and Tactical video game developed by Roadhouse Interactive and ACRONYM Games and published by Infinite Game Publishing for Unity Web Playe...
Medieval II: Total War Medieval II: Total War, the indirect sequel to 2002's Medieval: Total War and the fourth game in the Total War series from The Creative Assembly, is a game of turn-based strategic ro...
Metal Gear Acid Metal Gear Acid is a turn-based collectible card video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan for the PlayStation Portable handheld game console.
Metal Gear Acid 2 Metal Gear Acid 2 is a turn-based collectible card video game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami for the PlayStation Portable.
Might & Magic Heroes VI Might & Magic Heroes VI is a turn-based strategy video game for Microsoft Windows developed by Black Hole Entertainment and published by Ubisoft.
Might & Magic: Heroes VI Might & Magic: Heroes VI is an upcoming turn-based strategy video game for Microsoft Windows, the sixth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic series.
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Gaia and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and Atlus for the PlayStation Portable console.
Moonbase Commander Moonbase Commander is a strategy computer game released in 2002 by Humongous Entertainment.
Napoleon: Total War Napoleon: Total War (abbreviated as NTW) is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by The Creative Assembly (CA) and published by Sega for the PC. Napoleon'...
Nobunaga's Ambition Nobunaga's Ambition is a series of turn-based grand strategy role-playing simulation video games.
North & South (video game) North & South is a combined strategy and action game released in 1989 for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST and ported later for NES, Amstrad CPC, MSX, DOS and ZX Spectrum.
North Atlantic '86 North Atlantic '86 was a computer war game covering a hypothetical conflict between NATO and the Soviet Union.
Nuclear War (video game) Nuclear War is a single player turn-based strategy game developed by New World Computing and released for the Amiga in 1989 and later for MS-DOS. It presents a satirical, cartoonish nuclear ...
Operation Europe: Path to Victory Operation Europe: Path to Victory, released in Japan as Europa Sensen, is a combat strategy video game for multiple platforms where one or two players can compete in World War II a...
Pacific General Pacific General is a computer wargame depicting famous battles of the World War II Pacific campaigns.
Panzer General Panzer General is a computer wargame published by Strategic Simulations in 1994 and set in World War II.
Panzer General 3D Assault Panzer General 3D Assault is a turn-based strategy computer game by Strategic Simulations, Inc. Panzer General 3D Assault is the third sequel to Panzer General.
Panzer General II Panzer General II is a turn-based strategy computer game by Strategic Simulations, Inc. Released September 30, 1997, Panzer General II is the sixth SSI game in the "General" series and ...
Panzer General III: Scorched Earth Panzer General III: Scorched Earth is a turn-based tactics computer game by Mattel based on the game Panzer General 3D Assault by Strategic Simulations, Inc., which was owned by Mattel.
Paradise Cracked Paradise Cracked is a cyberpunk single-player turn-based strategy video game.
Paro Wars Paro Wars is a turn-based strategy video game produced by Konami in 1997.
Pax Imperia Pax Imperia is a 4X game for the Apple Macintosh, released in 1992.
PeaceMaker (video game) PeaceMaker is a video game developed by ImpactGames, and published in February 2007 for Windows and Mac OS. It is a government simulation game which simulates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
People's General People's General is a turn-based strategy computer game developed by Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Pride of Nations Pride of Nations is a turn-based grand strategy set in 19th century, which allows a player to play as one of the great powers (United Kingdom, United States, France, Austria, Russia and Japan), ...
Resident Evil Confidential Report Resident Evil Confidential Report is a turn-based strategy game series by Capcom released for the mobile phone in 2004 and is another installment in the Resident Evil franchise.
Rise of Prussia Rise of Prussia is a grand strategy wargame developed by AGEOD and published by Paradox Interactive.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (released in Japan as Sangokushi II for Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and as Sangokushi II for WonderSwan for WonderSwan) is the s...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX, also known as Sangokushi IX (三國志IX) in Japan, is the ninth installment in Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms video and computer game series.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X Romance of the Three Kingdoms X, also known as Sangokushi X (三國志X) in Japan, is a part of Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, a series of turn-based computerized wargames, made by Koei.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, also known as Sangokushi 11 (三國志11), is the 11th installment in Koei's famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII, also known as Sangokushi 12, is the 12th installment in Koei's famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.
Rome: Total War Rome: Total War (often abbreviated to RTW or Rome) is a PC strategy game developed by The Creative Assembly and released on by Activision.
Rome: Total War: Barbarian Invasion Barbarian Invasion is the first expansion for the personal computer game Rome: Total War which takes the action forward to the period of the decline of the Western Roman Empire.
Sangokushi 12 Sangokushi 12 is the 12th installment in Koei's famous Sangokushi series.
Sangokushi V Sangokushi V (三國志V) is the 5th installment in Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.
Shattered Union Shattered Union is a turn-based tactics video game developed by PopTop Software and published by 2K Games in 2005.
Shogun: Total War Shogun: Total War is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows personal computers.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (SMAC) is the critically acclaimed science fiction 4X turn-based strategy video game sequel to the Civilization series.
Sid Meier's Colonization Sid Meier's Colonization is a computer game by Brian Reynolds and Sid Meier released by MicroProse in 1994.
Skulls of the Shogun Skulls of the Shogun is a turn-based strategy video game developed by 17-BIT. The game is inspired by Advance Wars and features turn-based combat between undead samurai.
Solium Infernum Solium Infernum is a turn-based strategy computer game for Microsoft Windows from independent game developer Cryptic Comet, creator of Armageddon Empires, and was released on November 26...
Space Empires The Space Empires series is a long-lasting series of 4X turn-based strategy games by Malfador Machinations that allows the player to assume the role of the leader of a space-faring civilization.
Space Empires III Space Empires III is a turn-based 4X space strategy game published by Malfador Machinations in 1997, and is the third game in its Space Empires series.
Space Empires IV Space Empires IV is a turn-based strategy computer game developed by Malfador Machinations and published by Strategy First as part of the Space Empires series in which players control an...
Space Empires V Space Empires V is a 4X turn based strategy game that was released in 2006.
SpiritWars SpiritWars is an online turn-based, strategy game built on the rich tradition of classic board games.
Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga Star Chamber was an online collectible card game (CCG) first released as just "Star Chamber" in 2003 by Nayantara Studios, later owned by Matrix Games and Worlds Apart Productions, and now o...
Star General Star General is a strategy video wargame, last in SSI's series of hexagonal-movement games popularized by Panzer General.
Star Lords Star Lords is an upcoming 4X turn-based strategy computer game developed by Arkavi Studios.
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation Star Trek: The Next Generation: Birth of the Federation is a 4X turn-based computer strategy game, based in the Star Trek fictional universe, that was released in 1999.
Stars! Stars! is a complex turn-based computer game based around the management of planets and fleets of spaceships following the 4X game model (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit & eXterminate).
Steel Horizon Steel Horizon is a strategy game published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS. It was released in March 2007 in the United States.
Steel Panthers Steel Panthers is a series of computer wargames, developed and published by several different companies, with various games covering battles from 1930 to 2020.
Stop That Roach! Stop That Roach!, known in Japan as Hoi Hoi: Game Boy Ban, is a Game Boy puzzle strategy video game by Koei.
Storm Across Europe Storm Across Europe is a grand strategy video game, written by Dan Cermak & originally released for the Commodore 64 and later for the Amiga and DOS. Released in 1989 by Strategic Simulatio...
Storm Master Storm Master was a 1991 video game for the Amiga, Atari ST and PC, produced by the now-defunct French developer Silmarils, which placed the player as the head of government for a fictional semi-...
Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood is the expansion pack to Sword of the Stars, a turn-based strategy game for the PC released June 2007.
Sword of the Stars: The Pit Sword of the Stars: The Pit (sometimes shortened to SotS: The Pit) is a science fiction video game developed by Kerberos Productions.
Taipan! Taipan! is a turn-based strategy computer game for the Apple II and TRS-80 which was created in 1982.
The Battle for Wesnoth The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy video game with a fantasy setting, designed by David White and first released in June 2003.
The Continuum The Continuum was an online strategy game that combines turn-based war gaming with role-playing game-like character development and the collectability of a tabletop miniatures game.
The Hybrid Front The Hybrid Front is a turn-based strategy video game, released in Japan on July 22, 1994 for the Mega Drive.
The Operational Art of War The Operational Art of War (TOAW) is a series of computer wargames noted for their scope, detail, and flexibility in recreating, at an operational level, the major land battles of the 20th c...
Thousand Parsec Thousand Parsec (TP) is a free and open source project with the goal of creating a framework for turn-based space empire building games.
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, the sequel to Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, is a hybrid strategy/adventure computer game created by the independent game development group...
World Empire World Empire is a turn-based strategy video game originally published in 1991 by Viable Software Alternatives.