4X

4X games are a genre of strategy video game in which players control an empire and "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate". The term was first coined by Alan Emrich in his September 1993 preview of Master of Orion for Computer Gaming World. Since then, others have adopted the term to describe games of similar scope and design. Read the full article at the Wikipedia.

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X³: Terran Conflict

by EGOSOFT
It is the year 2938. The long wished-for encounter of the X Universe and the Earth holds both joy and sorrow for the people.
Genre: 4X, Construction and management, Shooter, Simulation

Conquest of Elysium 3

3.20 (20 Feb 2014)
Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old school fantasy strategy game.
Genre: 4X, Turn-based, Strategy

Conquest of Elysium II

2007
Originally released in 1997, Conquest of Elysium II is a turn-based fantasy strategy game, and the precursor to the wildly popular Dominions series.
Genre: 4X, Strategy

Dominions III: The Awakening

3.30 (29 Aug 2013)
Dominions 3: The Awakening, is the follow up to the acclaimed fantasy strategy game, Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars.
Genre: 4X, Strategy

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars

2.16
Dominions II: The Ascension Wars is a turn based fantasy game in which you take the role of a pretending god.
Genre: 4X, Strategy

Dominions I: Priests, Prophets & Pretenders

1.15
Dominions: Priests Prophets & Pretenders is a turn based fantasy game in which you take the role of a pretending god.
Genre: 4X, Strategy

Call to Power II

Rev. 1111 - Unofficial! Apolyton (12 Jun 2011)
What if the Ancient Egyptians had worshiped the god of commerce? What if world leaders left global warming unchecked? What if Japan...
Genre: 4X, Turn-based, Strategy

Starsector

0.65.1a (3 Nov 2014)
Two hundred years ago, the galaxy was ravaged by war.
Genre: 4X, Strategy

Civilization: Call to Power

1.2a (30 Nov 2000)
Build an empire to span history, from primitive beginnings into the sci-fi future of AD 3000.
Genre: 4X, Turn-based, Strategy

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

6.0a (20 Jun 2001)
Legendary designer Sid Meier presents the next evolution in strategy games, with the addictive gameplay.
Genre: 4X, Turn-based, Strategy

Open Imperium Galactica

Open-IG is an open source clone of the Digital Reality game Imperium Galactica, a popular real time space strategy game developed around...
Genre: 4X, Strategy, Simulation

X²: The Threat

by EGOSOFT
1.4.07 (20 Aug 2010)
X²: The Threat is of a new generation of space simulator games, you play the role of Julian Gardna who continues the story set by...
Genre: 4X, Construction and management, Shooter, Simulation