The best classic and old school 4x games

Sid Meier's Civilization II

Sid Meier's Civilization II

Sid Meier's Civilization II is the second chapter of the most famous turn-based strategy video game ever created. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time".

Year: 1996 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2018-02-11Tags: 4x business simulation management turn-based

Master of Magic

Master of Magic

Master of Magic is a fantasy turn-based strategy game created by Simtex and published by MicroProse in 1994 for MS-DOS. In this turn-based 4X strategy game, that some defined th...

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 4x business simulation fantasy management turn-based

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

Master of Orion II: Battle At Antares, the sequel to Master of Orion, is a popular turn-based 4x space empire game designed by Steve Barcia and Ken Burd and developed by Simtex. Th...

Year: 1996 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 4x business simulation management science fiction turn-based

Sid Meier's Colonization

Sid Meier's Colonization

Sid Meier's Colonization is a strategy game themed on the European colonization of the New World, starting from the Discovery of America in 1492. The player has time until 1850 to reach independence.

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 4x aga business simulation historical battle history management north america south america turn-based

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization is a turn-based "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse in 1991. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time".

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 4x business simulation history management top-down turn-based

Master of Orion

Master of Orion

Master of Orion is a 4X science fiction turn-based strategy game developed by SimTex and published by MicroProse in 1993 for Dos and Mac. This title pretty much invented 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) as a genre.

Year: 1993 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 4x business simulation management science fiction turn-based

Ascendancy

Ascendancy

Ascendancy is a sci fi turn-based strategy game developed and published by The Logic Factory in 1995 and released for DOS. It is referred to as a “4x” game, meaning explore,...

Year: 1995 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 4x science fiction turn-based

Star Control II

Star Control II

Star Control II is the sci-fi strategy game sequel to the original Star Control and was developed by Toys for Bob and published by Accolade in 1992 for DOS. It was ported to 3DO in 1994.

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 4x arcade mini-games real-time science fiction shoot em up space exploration space flight