10 Games like Age of Empires and its Alternative Games

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Age of Empires is a real-time strategy games series developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Studios released in 1997. Seven similar titles have been released since then and grew its popularity over the world.

Age of Empires focuses on events in Europe, Asia, and Africa, transversing from the Stone Age to the Iron Age; and its expansion explored the establishment and extension of the Roman Empire. Whereas it’s sequel, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, spans in the Middle Ages, while it’s expansion directed partly on the Spanish of Mexico.

Moreover, it also has a third part: Age of Empires III which came in the subsequent three games exploring the early modern period when Europe Started colonizing the Americans, and several Asian Countries were on the deterioration. It’s newest installment: Age of Empire Online takes a different approach to the gameplay as a free-to-play online game on Windows Live.

Its another installment: Age of Mythology, is also set in the same period as the original Age of Empires but has focused on Greek, Egyptian, and Norse mythology. Later, there came a fourth and final part in the series, Age of Empires IV, which is currently under development.

The Age of Empires Series is a commercial hit with setting over 20 million copies. The main credit goes to the Historical Theme and Fair Play. So if you haven’t played it yet, click on the link and buy it ASAP. Also, if you wish to try these games before buying the title, they have demo modes for every game too.

0 a.d.
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0 a.d.
0 A.D.

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0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy video game (RTS) and is it still under development by Wildfire Games. The game spans from 500 B.C. to 1 B.C. in its first part and 1 A.D. to 500 A.D. in the second part. So, in short, i...

warzone 2100
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warzone 2100
Warzone 2100

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Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy video game, originally developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive for the Sony PlayStation Console. However, this game is now developed by the Warzone 2100 Project. In comparison with other re...

Command and Conquer

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Comand & Conquer (C&C) is a real-time strategy video game franchise which was first developed by Westwood Studios. The very first part of the game was one of the earliest RTS game based on Westwood Studio's influential strategy game Dune II a...

age of mythology
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Age of Mythology

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Age of Mythology (AoM) is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on October 30, 2002, in North America and a week later in Europe. Age of Mythology is based on building t...

openra
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OpenRA is an open-source reimplementation of Westwood's original Command & Conquer: Red Alert game engine where RA stands for Red Alert. The open denotes the game being an open-source game. The game is updated to use the hardware acceleration of...

Widelands
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Widelands
Widelands

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Widelands is a free slow-paced real-time strategy video game under the GNU General Public License. Widelands takes many ideas from and is quite similar to The Settlers and The Settlers II. It is still an in-development game, with improvement still re...

stronghold
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Stronghold is a historical real-time strategy game developed by Firefly Studios in 2001. The game focuses primarily on conquest and expansion through military pursuits, but also provides space for economic strategy and development. There is both a bu...

Empire Earth
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Empire Earth is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001. It is the first game in the Empire Earth series. The game requires players to collect resources to construct buildings, produce ci...

MegaGlest
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MegaGlest is a free and open source real-time strategy computer game in a fantasy world, mixing elements of re-imagined past civilizations, magic, and steampunk. It is an actively developed fork of the 2004 game Glest, which is no longer under develo...

CaesarIA
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CaesarIA
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CaesarIA is an open-source remake of Caesar III game released initially by Impressions Games in 1998. It is a clone of Caesar III also known as openCaesar3. It was remade with an aim to expand the possibilities of the classic city-building simulators...

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