Are you passionate about strategy video games? Say goodbye formally (or not) to your free hours: in iGamesNews We have prepared a new selection of current and classic titles for you, and the best thing is what they have in common: all can be played for free.
From established sagas like Command & Conquer O StarCraft to new indie ideas, not to mention some clasicazos who resist losing steam over the years. What’s more, you’ll see really decent alternatives to essentials of the caliber of Age of Empires O Civilization. In fact, our priority is that, above all, there is variety.
The central idea is that discover new games strategy to obsess over, but also have a great time building, managing, conquering, and why not? competing online against other players without having to spend a single euro in the process. As simple as it sounds.
Without further ado, below you will find the 23 best strategy games which you can play completely free.
We fully agree that Age of Empires is a saga that has deservedly earned its cult status, but we must also recognize that the homage in gameplay open-source from 0 A.D. there is nothing, not bad.
Special mention to Terra Magna, a total conversion of one’s own 0 A.D. focused on the exotic civilizations of pre-Columbian America, as well as Asian and African cultures. An alternative of the same game that, of course, is also free.
Blood of Steel
Released at the end of October 2020, Blood of Steel was born with the purpose of offering the most complete vision and competitive of medieval fighting, forcing us to get the most out of our troops and the pitch itself.
Through the great historical heroes, we will have to lead entire armies using force in battle, of course, but also adapting to each situation through assault strategies and military tactics.
Sid Meier’s Civilization
The game with which the 4X strategy phenomenon exploded could not be missing from the list: the Civilization original invites us to conquer the world using force, diplomacy or technology.
As a curiosity, the series began to be published in Europe from Civilization II
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
EA’s real-time war strategy saga could not be missing from our list. In Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Westwood Studios imagines an alternate reality in which the Allies and the Soviet Union bring out heavy artillery to take control of the Old Continent.
Crusader Kings II
Paradox Interactive challenges us to make history and, in the process, rewrite the Middle Ages itself, in Crusader Kings II We must create a prosperous and rich European dynasty that gradually expands its dominions while cementing its power and influence among the others.
Crusader Kings II It has a multiplayer competition mode for up to 32 players and, if we like the experience, it also offers tons of expansions and extra content with which to expand its possibilities even more.
Not all strategy proposals revolve around war, domination, and the responsibilities of good management: Dorfromantik it is positioned as a relaxing alternative of constructions and puzzles whose design and presentation radiates the charm of board games.
Dune Legacy presents himself as a clone of the mythical Dune II, but it is not the first: great games like Warcraft and practically all real-time strategy games have directly followed in its wake.
This project, developed in open source and multiplatform, it seeks to revitalize the 1992 classic while remaining faithful to the original aesthetics and, at the same time, introduce improvements in resolution, interface and control to make it even more enjoyable.
We are well aware that, there are a review of the mythical Dwarft Fortress planned and in the oven for both Steam and Itch.io, but the character of the classic still holds up. Even with its very modest – but distinctive – presentation ahead.
After the kilometric official name of Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress finds an experience halfway between the terribly replayable roguelike and the classics city-builders. Of course, before giving it a try, we warn you that its level of difficulty and complexity is legendary.
What started as a sympathetic manager of improvements and post-apocalyptic constructions that would serve to cover the launch of Fallout 4 It ended up being one of the surprises of the year. A strategy game with which you can spend hundreds of hours without leaving the shelter.
Forge of Empires
Released in 2012 for web browsers, Forge of Empires offers the player a curious mix between the classic city development experience with the always welcome strategic combat on hexagonal boards.
As players, we will start from the Stone Age with just a handful of huts. A humble foundation that, with proper management, will lead to a great and prosperous empire of the modern age.
The title itself Freeciv It’s quite a declaration of intent: heavily inspired by the Sid Meier saga, we are challenged to create an empire from scratch. Of course, with two extra additions: this playable tribute
Ahead, nothing less than conquering the world. For which we must make the most of the resources at our disposal, forge tactical alliances, take care of our citizens and have a military force always prepared for the best and worst scenarios.
FreeOrion is clearly inspired by Master of Orion, but it also resists being labeled as a simple clone or remake of the Microprose classic. After all, despite their differences, both seek to offer the player the same galactic conquest experience.
As in the previous examples, FreeOrion it is open source and its maximum appeal is in the high degree of depth it offers through an interface that gives total priority to functionality. Which does not mean that it has its own tactical combat system.
Game of Thrones Winter is Coming
Entirely based on HBO’s acclaimed Game of Thrones series, Game of Thrones Winter is Coming puts us in the shoes of a lord of Westeros determined to expand his lands in times of war.
Developed by YOUZU through Unity, en Winter is Coming our prowess in the art of war is complemented by the possibility of recruiting several of the protagonists of the original series, which prompts the Singaporean to introduce role-playing elements into the set.
It was clear that a turret defense in our selection of strategy games, but the case of Leadersheep is exceptional: instead of taking down waves of enemies, we are invited to place various types of structures and bases throughout a city. The purpose: to recruit citizens and establish a rebellion against an oppressive regime.
Open Transport Tycoon
The free alternative and open source a Transport Tycoon Deluxe de Microprose challenges us to manage and prosper the best transportation network by land, sea and air. Mind you, adding interesting additions to the 1994 classic in the process, like bigger maps, a multiplayer experience, and a greater variety of vehicles.
RISK: Global Domination
The most popular board game of strategy and domination is also played in a video game key, and the best part is that it is free.
The premise of Risk It’s simple: choose a color, distribute your units across the board and, with the help of the dice, take over all the regions controlled by the rest of the players.
Blizzard did much more than move the formula from Warcraft to space with Starcraft– Created a highly competitive and even more addictive RTS title. Raising his own bar with the second installment.
The Free-to-play version of StarCraft II includes the history campaign of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, as well as unranked and AI game modes. Which is no small thing.
Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena
If what you are looking for are tactical confrontations in quick games, your game is Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena. Camex Games invites us to create a team of monsters and measure them in turn-based battles on a hexagonal board of approximately five minutes.
Terra Nil – Reclaim the Wasteland
So far we have recommended several city-builders that propose us to build and manage large structures from scratch. Terra NilHowever, it goes off on a tangent, inviting us to do the opposite: our goal is rebuild an ecosystem.
Through a very interesting pixelated look, in Terra Nil we will have to restore a devastated environment, making fauna and flora reappear while eliminating the residues of a previous civilization.
Warhammer: Chaos And Conquest
The The old world from Games WorkShop wonderfully combines strategy and fantasy experiences, both in table and dice games and in video games. In fact, while we wait for the third episode of Total War: WARHAMMER, we can always play a game (or two) to Chaos And Conquest.
Hunted Cow Studios offers fans of Warhammer Fantasy compete in a real-time strategy title where you can recruit dozens of Demons and Warriors of Chaos while building your own fortresses. An epic feat in which brute force does not determine victory, but it helps a lot.
Warlord it is timeless fun wrapped up in fun pixelart. Since hwilson borrow key aspects of games like Advance Wars, Final Fantasy Tactics Y Fire Emblem to offer a somewhat generic tactical strategy proposal in presentation, but with a successful classic cut in the playable.
Who was going to say it? More than two decades have passed since the original release of Warzone 2100 and here we continue, recommending this classic polygonal of the futuristic strategy.
It is worth bearing in mind that there are two versions of the game: the Steam version, which since June 2020 has not been officially endorsed by the wz2100.net development team but is integrated into the platform, and the the official website. Yes, in both cases Warzone 2100 it is 100% free and open-source.
That we have alphabetized our selection sentenced to Zero-K to close the review, but that does not detract one iota of value from what it offers: more than one hundred units with unique skills, multiplayer for up to 32 participants, a campaign that we can tackle alone or in company and the promise that it is totally free, no game currency. Nothing bad.