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About Endless Space

 Endless Space is another brilliant 3X turn based strategy game, this one coming from Amplitude Studios. It was released in July 2012, making it one of the most recent titles in this list of the best TBS games.

In Endless Space, you take control of one of the nine civilizations, or you may create your own. You then lead your empire to interstellar dominance as you spread yourselves throughout the galaxy.

In order to win in Endless Space, you’ll need to meet certain requirements, which include diplomatic and economic factors.

Endless Space didn’t rate quite as highly with critics as the other games on this list. It scored a metacritic average of 77 / 100. It’s definitely not perfect, but it has a lot of content and replay value, meaning that you do at least get a lot of gameplay out of it.

On the next page you’ll find the best games like Endless Space (the best TBS games)



XCOM Enemy Unknown

Platforms: Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

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XCOM Enemy Unknown is a turn based tactical role playing game by video game developer Firaxis. It’s a retake on a classic retro game from 1994, called UFO: Enemy Unknown. The game is set in the near future a at a time when aliens have invaded Earth.

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Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

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X3 is a space trading and combat simulation game from independent video game developer Egosoft in Germay.

The game is single player and take place in the first person. It is a sci fi style space simulation game in which you explore an ever changing universe.

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Platforms: Windows

Turn-based strategy games like Civilization are the fan favourites of gamers who love more intellectual styles of play.

The gameplay of a turn-based strategy game like civilization is largely based on managerial skills. Players must control their forces in realistic ways that are based off of real life military tactics. The best examples of this style of ga
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Eve Online

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

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Eve Online is arguably one of the best MMO RPG games of all time and because of this it has achieved a huge following, with many thousands of players online at any one time. Eve Online offers an expansive and engrossing universe for players. You can customise your own ship which you can then pilot around and absolutely enormous online universe, coming across all manner of planets, moons, space stations and more in many different and highly diverse environments.

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Platforms: Windows, Mac, SNES, DOS, Atari 

Caesar is a game by video game developer Tilted Mill Entertainment. A city building game set in the historical setting of ancient Rome, Caesar falls in a popular genre of historical city building games. There are many games like Caesar, and you can find more games like Caesar in our list below.

All games in the Caesar series are about building a city in ancient Rome. Caesar sets itself apart from other games in the genre through detailed city building and a realistic portrayal of its setting.
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Age of Wonder

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

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Age of Wonder is a series of games in the fantasy strategy genre, which has seen several different installations. Created by video game developer Triumph Studios, who are famous for their work on the Overlord series of games, Age of Wonders is fantasy strategy game with excellent tactical combat, simultaneous turns and a narrow focussed style of empire management. Other games like Age of Wonder include Age of War and Age of Empires.
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Blood Grain and Steel

Platforms: Windows

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For many gamers, turn-based strategy games feel too slow to be enjoyable and this results in a limited market for the games. Blood, Grain and Steel attempts to overcome these hurdles with a game reminiscent of chess and Total War.
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Stormfall Age of War

Platforms: Browser (dedicated server)

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Stormfall Age of War is a Facebook strategy game created by game developer Plarium. It is a mid-core strategy game in which you must build your own castle town by raiding the AI installations and taking part in multiplayer combat. The plot of Stormfall: Age of War is minimalist and takes players through a series of campaigns narrated by a sarcastic adviser. There are lots of different mechanics to get to grips with, as there are in most strategy games, and there are many tutorials to help you get to grips with things.

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Rise of Nations is a classic real time strategy game that was originally released in 2003 and subsequently improve upon through expansion packs. The popularity of Rise of Nation also led to the released of a fantasy version of the game in 2006.
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Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems

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Stronghold is a real time strategy game in a medieval time period full of war. Stronghold was released way back in 2001 while this chap, writing this, was at uni studying video game design. Sigh, times change. Anyway. . .

Stonghold saw later released Stronghold Crusader and Stronghold Kingdoms that are the same basic set-up as the original but with minor shifts in the gameplay.
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