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Be st Free 4X (Civ) Game

4X stands for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate. Here the players control an empire, where research, economy, technology, diplomacy and combat are the key concepts. Victory may come through annihilation, peace treaties, dominating area of control etc.

  • FreeCol( Site| Download)

    FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization.

    Certain new 'features' implemented are an isometric map and multiplayer support, but the gameplay and the rules are exactly the same as the original game. The objective of the game is to create an independent nation. You start with only a few colonists defying the stormy seas in their search for new land. Will you guide them on the Colonization of a New World?

  • FreeCiv( Site| Download)

    Freeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: to become (or subvert) the greatest civilization.

    This is an empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age... The game supports upto 126 players with more than 50 playable units and over 300 nations.

  • FreeOrion( Site| Download)

    FreeOrion is a free, open source, turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game being designed and built by the FreeOrion project.

    FreeOrion is inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games, but is not a clone or remake of that series or any other game.

  • Other great games in this category:
    • AnaCreon: A turn-based interplanetary strategy game, in which human and computer players explore the galaxy, conquering worlds and putting them to use to fuel their war machines. ( Site| Download)
    • C-evo: An empire building game, with a time scope of several thousand years, it covers aspects of exploration and expansion, industry and agriculture, warfare and diplomacy, science and administration. ( Site| Download)

Best Free Artillery (Works-Like) Game

A turn-based strategic game involving 2 or more players, with players possesing  numerous weapon types, various power-ups and other items. The interface and GUI is mouse-driven, and the game is highly configurable. Gameplay consists of different modes to choose from.

  • Scorched 3D( Site| Download)

    Scorched 3DA simple turn-based artillery game and also a real-time strategy game in which players can counter each others' weapons with other creative accessories, shields and tactics. Scorched 3D will let you test your skill in timing, aiming and judgement of distance, move around on the landscape, or outsmart your opponent economically. You can play with up to twenty-four other players at a time, mixing computer players with humans on both randomly generated landscapes and user-designed maps. Scorched3D comes bundled with Apocalypse mod, which offers enhanced levels of weaponry.

  • Hedgewars( Site| Download)

    HedgewarsHedgewars is a turn based strategy game but the real buzz is from watching the devastation caused by those pesky hedgehogs with those fantastic weapons - sneaky little blighters with a bad attitude! Each player controls a team of several hedgehogs. During the course of the game, players take turns with one of their hedgehogs. They then use whatever tools and weapons are available to attack and kill the opponents' hedgehogs, thereby winning the game. Each turn is time-limited to ensure that players do not hold up the game with excessive thinking or moving.

  • WarMUX(Site | Download)

    WarMUXHave the mascots of your favorite free software titles battle it out in the Wormux arena using dynamite, grenades, baseball bats, and bazookas. Exterminate your opponent in a 2-D environment with toon-style scenery.

    Each player controls the team of his choice and must destroy his adversary using more or less casual weapons. Although a minimum of strategy is required to vanquish, Wormux is pre-eminently a "convivial mass murder" game where, turn by turn, each member of each team attempts to produce a maximum of damage to his opponents.

  • Other great games in this category:
    • Carnage Contest: A 2D turn based multiplayer shooter with fully destructible terrain and a huge arsenal of crazy weapons! ( Site| Download)

Best Free Real Time (Strategy) Game

This genre involves resource gathering, base building, in-game technological development and indirect control of units. The player must secure their own base, while destroying the opponents assets. In RTS,the player is required to make quick decisions while timing attacks, using resources etc.

  • WarZone 2100( Site| Download| Addons)

    In Warzone 2100, you command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles.

    Compared to other real-time strategy games, it has a greater focus on artillery, radar, and counter-battery technologies, more frequent in-game cinematic updates as game play progresses, a massive research tree, as well as a vehicle design system.

    The game offers campaign, multi-player, and single-player skirmish modes.

  • MegaGlest( Site| Download)

    MegaGlest is an entertaining, 3D RTS game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egypt, Indians, Norsemen, Persian or Romans. MegaGlest is heavily based on the widely known Glest, which it forked from in early 2010.

    The game is setup in one of 17 naturally looking settings, which -like the unit models- are crafted with great appreciation for detail. Players must establish settlements to gain resources, defend against other players, and train units to explore the map and attack enemies.

  • Endgame: Singularity( Site| Download)

    Endgame: Singularity is a science fiction strategy/simulation of a true AI. This new AI entity originated on a University Computer, simply because it was an unwanted bug.

    The world is hostile towards AI, and it has to go from computer to computer, pursued by the entire world  and would immediatly try to shut it down. To survive it will have to keep itself hidden after escaping from the university. The interface style is similar to an older hacking simulation, Uplink by Introversion Software.

  • Other great games in this category:
    • Command And Conquer Generals: Zero Hour
    • 0 A.D: In this historical RTS game, you play as the leader of an ancient civilization, you must gather the resources you need to raise a military force and dominate your enemies. ( Site| Download)
    • Glest: An open source RTS, where your goal is to build up an army and defeat your foe. The critical success of Glest is largly acknowledged to its modability. ( Site| Download)

Best Free Turn Based (Strategy) Game

In turn-based strategy game, as opposed to real-time strategy,  the flow of play is well-defined into "turns". A player has time to decide what his/her next move will be, without having to worry about the actions of his opponent. The computer AI opponent (or the next human player) then gets time to make their move(s).

  • Battle for Wesnoth( Site| Download)

    The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host whom none can stand against! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition. Wesnoth has many different sagas waiting to be played. There are at least two hundred unit types, sixteen races, six major factions, and hundreds of years of history.

  • Planet M.U.L.E( Site | Download)

    Planet M.U.L.E. is a free remake and tribute to the 26 years old original game M.U.L.E. from Dan Bunten/Ozark Softscape. Planet M.U.L.E. is an economic strategy game for up to four players connected over the internet or your local network . Set on the fictional planet of Irata, players were tasked with balancing the supply and demand of an assortment of different resources; food, energy, smithore, and crystite by buying and selling them with other players. The M.U.L.E.s of the title were "Multi Use Labor Elements" - mechanical beasts of burden that were used to develop and harvest resources on Irata.

  • Triple A( Site| Download)

    TripleA is a turn based strategy game derived from the Axis & Allies board game. TripleA games involve various scenarios between world powers depicted on maps of varying size and complexity. Many maps for individual games are historical, being primarily based on relative strength and position of world powers leading up to the Second World War. A minority of games are more fantasy oriented or based on non historical scenarios. Supports single player vs AI, hot-seat, Play by Email, and a hosted online lobby.

  • Other great games in this category:
    • UFO: Alien Invasion: A squad-based tactical strategy game that combines military realism with hard science-fiction and the weirdness of an alien invasion. ( Site| Download)
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"... BreakLock - a hybrid of Mastermind and the Android pattern lock ...": https://maxwellito.github.io/breaklock/
"... Myst is a compact rogue-lite game where you need to traverse an ever-changing maze. The only part of it that does not change is the part which is not covered by the mist ...": https://watabou.itch.io/myst Castlevania remake: https://dejawolf.itch.io/castlevania-1-remake MOMODORA II is the second installment in the Momodora series: https://rdein.itch.io/momodora-ii "... In Anchored you manage a settlement built on top of a floating island hovering above a dangerous jungle. But supplies are scarce up on the island, your settlers must venture down into the jungle to scavenge for food and resources in order to survive ...": https://badcharger.itch.io/anchored "... Totemori is a free-to-play local-multiplayer brawler where you build towers while trying to topple everyone else's ...": https://schrolab.itch.io/totemori
"... Fragments of Euclid is a game about exploring and solving puzzle in a mind-bending environment inspired by M.C. Escher. Enjoy the peaceful mood while trying to understand this strangely connected world ...": https://nusan.itch.io/fragments-of-euclid
"... Lost In The Deep Space ... In the skin of an astronaut, lost on a small planet, you will be challenged to get as many crystals in a record time. In this game you will be required to move from platforms to platforms using your weapon to activate passages. The goal is to collect as many points as possible before the end of the stopwatch. This game which mixes address and reflex is particularly ideal for fans of speed run ...": http://dmd-webdesign.ch/games.html

"... Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. It tries to be as similar as possible to the original gameplay but to integrate user interface features most modern realtime-strategy games have like selecting multiple units ...": http://dunelegacy.sourceforge.net/website/

 

"... REX is a digital board game ...":

http://gamejolt.com/games/rex/210076

"... Code Hunt is an educational coding game ...": https://www.codehunt.com/
"... Armed to the Gears is a 3D/isometric game that combines Real-time Strategy, Capture-the-Flag and Tower Defense genres, all into a simple concept. Set in a dystopic, totalitarian future where the government, under the flag of the Ministry, is using robots to enslave the whole population ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/armed-to-the-gears/216084#close
"... DRL (D**m, the Roguelike) is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game ...": https://drl.chaosforge.org/

"... The Pandoran War is a 2D mission-based space shooter ...":
http://battleforthesolarsystem.com/games/pw/

Nice collection - good updates to many. Here are a couple you need to investigate:

Rigs of Rods - malware
Floating Islands Game - 404 Error File Not Found

Lily - Colors of Santa Luz:

https://isart-digital.itch.io/lily-colors-of-santa-luz

 

"... Navigate narrow tunnels and bring back the energy core hidden on each of the enemy planets filled with biomechanical weirdness. Gravitus Minus is based on the classic gravity-based shooters from the 1980s and early 90s, such as Thrust, Solar Jetman and Gravitar ...":

https://kometbomb.itch.io/gravitus-minus

"... PaperPlane is a video game where you fly a paper airplane through typical childhood memories ...":

http://purringcheetah.com/paperplane/

 

"... Fruits Of A Feather - Fly around an island collecting fruit in this relaxing, dream-like exploration game ...":

https://samuraipunk.itch.io/fruits-of-a-feather

"... Consume all life as a serpentine demi-god in Ophidia! A decree has been made: all worlds must be purged so life may begin anew. Play as the legendary Norse Ouroboros, sent down from the heavens to cleanse Yggdrasil - the world tree - of all beings ...":
https://montster27.itch.io/ophidia

 

She:

https://grouflon.itch.io/she

"... GoldenEye: Source is an online multiplayer arena first-person shooter that aims to provide a faithful recreation of the classic N64 title GoldenEye 007’s multiplayer with refined gameplay, high definition graphics and sound ...":
https://www.geshl2.com/

"... SPECTRUM is a mind-bending first person puzzler that challenges you to switch colours and manipulate gravity in order to escape a digital labyrinth ...":

http://ygd.bafta.org/competition/competition-news/2016/spectrum-winner

 

"... OBSERVER EFFECT is a cryptic, minimalistic episodic first person exploration game ...":
https://teamporpoise.itch.io/edge

Life Is Strange Episode 1 now free:
http://www.lifeisstrange.com/free

With 5 episodes for the same story, I dont' think it still classifies as free. But it is a great game that I loved. 

"... North - apply for asylum in a city filled with strange creatures ...":

https://outlands.itch.io/north

 

"... CAPSULE is a single-player survival game played entirely through a radar interface. Players navigate a hostile landscape, learn about their surroundings, and unravel a classic sci-fi story in the process ...":

https://finji.itch.io/capsule

"... Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe. It tells the story of Mel, who meets a new personality core and faces an undiscovered threat to the Aperture facility ...":

http://store.steampowered.com/app/317400/

It requires you to own Portal 2

Mibibli's quest: https://ryanmelmoth.itch.io/mibiblisquest Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: https://magarena.github.io/ "... Torn is a text-based online RPG set in Torn City, a dark, murky underworld where only the sharpest survive. In Torn City you can be anyone and do anything. Build your character to infinite strengths and play it your way ...": http://www.torn.com/
Arachne: https://pnjeffries.itch.io/arachne Cuckoo curling: https://chromacool.itch.io/cuckoo-curling Trubadurr: https://bluelemon.itch.io/trubadurr "... Tube tycoon - the only game of its kind where you can feel like a real internet celebrity ...": http://bionicl333.pl/tt/en.html?source=itchio
"... Team Pacman is a multiplayer version of Namco's classic arcade game, Pacman. Released to celebrate Pacman's 35th anniversary, it brings two entertaining new twists to the game. First, up to eight players can play simultaneously on one PC. Second, while up to four of you can join Pacman's team, the other four can play as the ghosts ...": http://www.nathancross.co.uk/pacman/

Can anyone recommend a Joypad that will play these games? Im new to PC Gaming.

Thanks,
Neil

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