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On this page you will find an overview of the best free strategy games. This list contains both open source and freeware games for Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.


CaesarIA a free strategy game in which you own a historical city building. This game is an open source version based on the commercial game Caesar III that, in 1998, was released.

You must not only ensure that buildings in the city come for different purposes. Also, the health of the inhabitants and the defenses of the city are in your hands.

CaesarIA is available for desktop systems on Linux, Mac and Windows and even for Android mobile system.

CaesarIA has the following characteristics:

  • build your own historic city,
  • care for the well-being of the inhabitants,
  • defend the city against enemy forces,
  • free game with open source license,
  • suitable for Linux, Mac and Windows desktops,
  • mobile version suitable for Android devices.

Unknown Horizons

Unknown Horizons is a real-time 2-dimensional strategic game in which you have a prosperous economy and city building. It should an environment be created, tax be picked up and must strategically trade driven.

Unknown Horizons is first released in 2008 and is still actively developed. The project has thus in 2011 and 2012 participated in the Google Summer of Code. It is translated in English.

The game is somewhat similar to SimCity only plays Unkown Horizons in a different time period. Namely, the time of the first colonies.

Unknown Horizons has the following characteristics:

  • open source strategy game,
  • single player and multiplayer mode,
  • suitable for Windows, Mac and Linux.

0 A. D.

0 A. D. is an open source game where you create your own civilization build up.

At the beginning of your game, you can choose from 10 different types civilization from the period 500 Bc to 500 ad. Examples of civilizations you can choose from are the Persians, the Romans, the Carthaginians and the Athenians. Each of these types has its own strengths and weaknesses. So the Athenians have a strong battle fleet and attack the Romans build walls. Each civilization also has a different appearance for the environment and the buildings and the combat forces. They have even been given names in ancient Greek, Latin, Celtic, etc.

0 A. D. has the following characteristics:

  • open source strategy game for Windows, Mac and Linux,
  • in development since 2001,
  • choose from 10 types civilization, each with their own characteristics,
  • very nicely designed buildings and ships,
  • play music during the game.


Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy game that at the end of last century very popular. In the game fighting the Soviet Union against the allied power in Europe. The players can the story follow and execute commands, or to play against each other with elimination as a goal. Since 31 August 2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert as freeware released.

OpenRA is an open source project that this game offers it for free.

OpenRA is an open source implementation of the Red Alert engine. This project makes it possible to get a free game to play that is almost identical to Command & Conquer: Red Alert. The creators want the not clone call, but see it as an evolution of the old gaming experience.

In the game, you start with a small base and you must by factories and natural resources to collect money. This money you invest then again in the further expansion of the settlement. This consists of the construction of, among other fortification walls, torrens and bins. In addition, you must provide a strong army tanks to build and soldiers to lead. Other settlements will be regularly attacks because everyone is competing for the same raw materials. It is therefore important to have sufficient force to these attacks and eventually the opponent also complete defeat.

Don't expect a nice pictures from OpenRA. The game offers a bare blocky interface. You must have this game, so only install if you have the strategic element of play of C&C: Red Alert very much appreciates. In that case you will there are many hours of fun to experience. There are different versions for Windows, Mac OS x and several popular Linux distributions.

The Sims FreePlay

The Sims FreePlay is a free mobile app for Android and iOS that allows you to the daily life of your character build. So should the characters care for the household, a family to maintain, pets to take care and a great career plan. Electronic Arts, the developer of this megapopulaire game, this mobile version for free in the App Store and Google Play.

The Sims FreePlay has the following characteristics:

  • free game where you your own environment to build,
  • design your dream house with swimming pool,
  • care for a family for your virtual character,
  • rule daily life including cooking and taking care of pets,
  • care for a beautiful career for your character,
  • suitable for tablets and smartphones that run on Android and iOS.


Simutrans seems at first sight to many on the popular game SimCity. Also Simutrans revolves around the development of a city, but in this game, you should not assume the role of the mayor, but of a transport tycoon.

You task is to get your transport company to prosper through as well as possible connections over land, over water and through the air. You should separate devisies setup for both freight and passenger transport. In addition, you can choose from many different transportation vehicles, including buses, trucks, trains, trams, planes, monorails, and maglev trains.

During the play you will notice that your infrastructure also has effects on how cities develop and what needs arise. So should be there for the opening of an amusement park to have sufficient capacity and industries develop around hubs where freight is optimally furnished.

Simutrans has the following characteristics:

  • open source transport simulation game,
  • can, alone or against others to be played via LAN or internet connection,
  • additional omgevingspakketten free download,
  • suitable for Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems.

Warzone 2100

Warzone 2100 is a strategy game in which the player a world to see to build that was destroyed by a nuclear war. The open source game can be both as in the multiplayer mode to be played.

Warzone 2100 has the following characteristics:

  • free strategic war game,
  • play can be extended by installing additional maps,
  • partly translated in Dutch,
  • open source license,
  • suitable for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.


Freeciv is an open source strategy game inspired by Civilization. Herein you must have a civilization to build, which is stronger than that of the other players on the map. You can choose to against the computer games which you the strength of your opponents can set up. It is also possible to this game via an internal network or over the internet with up to 126 people at the same time to play.

The latest version of this game is only suitable for Windows and Linux. Freeciv has stopped support for Mac OS. Older versions are suitable for Mac.

Freeciv has the following characteristics:

  • open source strategy game,
  • single player and multiplayer mode,
  • by default, contains more than 50 controlled items and 300 nations,
  • in more than 30 languages including English,
  • suitable for Linux and Windows.


OpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon Transport Tycoon Deluxe. The game can one player be played against the computer or against others via the internet or a local network. OpenTTD can be played with up to 255 players in 15 companies at the same time.

The aim of the game is to get as much as possible of transport company and your competitors to beat. For this you need to income realized by persons and goods to transport. This can be with a truck, boat, train or plane. The income you can invest in new vehicles and improved infrastructure.

OpenTTD is developed not only for all the major operating systems, but also for Android mobile devices.

OpenTTD has the following characteristics:

  • free simulation game,
  • open source,
  • based on Transport Tycoon Deluxe,
  • suitable for Windows, Mac and Linux,
  • available for mobile devices running on Android.


The free game Wesnoth revolves around the strategic and tactical use of a composite army. This should take you in different campaigns, the opponents try to beat. The army may consist of several different men who possess features that are particularly suitable for a specific terreintype.

Wesnoth is also available in English and has both a singleplayer mode and a multiplayer mode where you can compete against other gamers via the internet.

Wesnoth has the following characteristics:

  • free strategy game
  • open source license,
  • can, alone or with others via a local network or the internet to be played,
  • among other available in the English,
  • suitable for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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