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eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate

Strategy games come in many varieties, and $X is a particular deluxe sub genre. 4X give players control of an empire to "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate". The Civilization Revolution games by Sid Meier are a good example.

The Battle of Polytopia

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The Battle of Polytopia
The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia

Midjiwan AB

The Battle of Polytopia is a turn based strategic adventure

The Battle of Polytopia is a turn based strategic adventure. It's a game about ruling the world, fighting evil AI tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies.
Beat your friends in online battles and compete on the global high score list.
Auto generated maps make each game a new experience, with unlimited replay value.
Pick and choose among different tribes. Wander in...

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Civilization Revolution 2
Civilization Revolution 2
Civilization Revolution 2

Civilization Revolution 2

2K

***NOTE: Compatible with iPhone 4S+, iPad 2+, iPad mini 1+, and iPod touch 5 - WILL NOT RUN ON EARLIER DEVICES***

The sequel to one of the most successful strategy games on mobile is here! Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 challenges players  to build a glorious empire that will stand the...

Sid Meier's Civilization® VI
Sid Meier's Civilization® VI

A complete port of the 6th installment of the 4X strategy franchise.

Sid Meier's Civilization® VI

Sid Meier's Civilization® VI

Aspyr Media, Inc.

The goal is any Civilization game is to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate to try to conquer the entire map. The game is free to download with 60 moves included, and then it's a one time $60 purchase that is half off until January 4th, 2018.

World of Empires
World of Empires
World of Empires

World of Empires

Bruno Fargnoli

World of Empires is a 4X turn based strategy game.

Search for technologies, build armies and elevate your civilization to be the master of the world.

Current content :
- Procedural world generation with customization
- Map Editor
- Multiplayer in a LAN and Online
- Chat with your friends
- Minimap
- 26 civilizations and custom abilities
-...

Alien Tribe 2
Alien Tribe 2
Alien Tribe 2

Alien Tribe 2

Ukando Software

Alien Tribe 2 is an 4X strategy space game that combines several genres. Imagine a universe sandbox meets real-time strategy and a pinch of tower defence. With realtime gameplay, objective-based unlocks, and tower-defense flavored combat, Alien Tribe 2 brings something new to strategy gaming.

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Hero Generations
Hero Generations
Hero Generations

Hero Generations

Heart Shaped Games LLC

** Suggested Minimum Hardware: iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad Mini 2 **

Hero Generations is an innovative Roguelike/4X Strategy game where every turn is one year of your life. Praised as "the offspring of Sid Meier's Civilization, Jason Rohrer's Passage, and The Legend of Zelda."

Explore, find a mate, build a home,...

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Sid Meier's Colonization

Sid Meier's Colonization

Humongous Entertainment

The Tradition of Civilization Continues

The New World lies before you with all its peril, promise and infinite possibility. Your colonists anxiously follow you to shore. The treasures of an entire continent await you.

Finally, the much-anticipated follow-up to Civilization is here! Sid Meier's Colonization takes you into the Colonial Era to discover, explore and colonize vast territories that promise both danger and reward.

Play one of four colonial powers as you set sail to discover the New World. Explore new lands and strategically plant your first colony. Direct its growth, manage its resources and establish lucrative trade routes. Balance economics, political and military strategy to create your own powerful nation.

But beware of your enemies! Angry natives and rival powers can encroach upon your territory. You'll have to overcome your foes with superior military strategy and wily diplomacy. Only then can you launch your revolution and declare your independence.

Colonization, The newest strategy game from Sid Meier continues the great tradition of Civilization.

—User Reviews—
“The game is a rich and varied Gestalt of top colony activity. Strategies must be divined with care, and constantly modified to ride the chaotic rapids of the thousands of interactive elements in this opus of creative genius. Perhaps. Or it could just be a damn fine game.”

“Colonization offers hours and hours of entertainment. I played it for over a week to write this review and it commanded my total concentration all the time to play it once through. Because the game can be very different every time you play it, this means that Colonization is the sort of game you could play for ever.”

FEATURES
• Manage your growth, development and trade to create a powerful nation.
• Pit your strategic skills against Colonization's advanced artificial intelligence.
• Play either the French, English, Dutch or Spanish colonial powers each with distinct characteristics and political situations.
• Customize your games and choose your own level of difficulty so you never play the same game twice.
• Discover and explore the Americas or create your own scenario with a random map generator.
• Same design principles and interface as award-winning Civilization, making game play easy and fun.

Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Trese Brothers

Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization. To survive in the dark reaches of space, you will have to fight to protect your people, control rival factions, and unlock lost technology.

This challenging civilization-building game expands upon the universe of the original Star Traders RPG. As the leader of a splinter group who have fallen behind the main fleet, you have no choice but to settle nearby habitable worlds, stake your claim and try to prosper.

Your forces will face hostile aliens at every turn and your fleets will do battle in a challenging tactical conflicts across the solar systems. As the waves of stellar conflict wash across your empire, you’ll face invasions, devastating planetary bombardments and need to exact the same on alien infestations to expand your empire.

Within your own imperium, you must manage your economy, political realm, and technological research. The squabbling factions vie for power, unable to lay old rivalries to rest. Only your deft political maneuvering can build treaties and harmony over discord and war. From the helm, you must also construct a mighty economy, one capable of surviving the devastation of war and the attacks of political adversaries. A sprawling technology tree lies before you and your choice of technologies will determine the strategy of your galactic civilization. To survive, you’ll need to overcome some of these challenges, to succeed you must master them all.

Take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. Rebuild the human civilization from the ashes of interstellar war to become the galaxy’s ultimate leader in Star Trader 4X Empires.

FEATURES:
* Grow a ragtag band of survivors into a new galactic empire.
* Protect your colonies of galactic refugees from alien attack.
* Employ devious political and economic machinations to expand your domain.
* Use spies and espionage to get the upperhand on your enemies.
* Research and build incredible new ships, weapons and technologies.
* Trade with a vast universe full of rich, dynamic characters.
* Explore the galaxy and uncover its many secrets.
* Multiple difficulty levels and customizable map sizes.
* Risk everything to rescue refugees and keep them safe.

The Star Traders 4X Elite experience allows you to:
* Play on more than twice the maps, including large and huge Quadrants
* Play the Great Houses & Clans - Thulun, Javat, and Steel Song
* Unlock the Elite tech tree and gain access to hundreds of new upgrades
* Battle against twice the alien enemies and AI types
* Research 180 Technologies, 100 Weapon Types and 9 unique Hull Variants

Get ready for the fight of your life in Star Traders 4X Empires.

Star Traders 4X Empires is on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/startraders

Join the Community Forum:
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/#category-7

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TreseBrothers

Try our Other Top RPGs
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Star Traders RPG
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Star Traders 4X Empires

Star Traders 4X Empires

Trese Brothers

Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization. To survive in the dark reaches of space, you will have to fight to protect your people, control rival factions, and unlock lost technology.

This challenging civilization-building game expands upon the universe of the original Star Traders RPG. As the leader of a splinter group who have fallen behind the main fleet, you have no choice but to settle nearby habitable worlds, stake your claim and try to prosper.

Your forces will face hostile aliens at every turn and your fleets will do battle in a challenging tactical conflicts across the solar systems. As the waves of stellar conflict wash across your empire, you’ll face invasions, devastating planetary bombardments and need to exact the same on alien infestations to expand your empire.

Within your own imperium, you must manage your economy, political realm, and technological research. The squabbling factions vie for power, unable to lay old rivalries to rest. Only your deft political maneuvering can build treaties and harmony over discord and war. From the helm, you must also construct a mighty economy, one capable of surviving the devastation of war and the attacks of political adversaries. A sprawling technology tree lies before you and your choice of technologies will determine the strategy of your galactic civilization. To survive, you’ll need to overcome some of these challenges, to succeed you must master them all.

Take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. Rebuild the human civilization from the ashes of interstellar war to become the galaxy’s ultimate leader in Star Trader 4X Empires.

FEATURES:
* Grow a ragtag band of survivors into a new galactic empire.
* Protect your colonies of galactic refugees from alien attack.
* Employ devious political and economic machinations to expand your domain.
* Use spies and espionage to get the upperhand on your enemies.
* Research and build incredible new ships, weapons and technologies.
* Trade with a vast universe full of rich, dynamic characters.
* Explore the galaxy and uncover its many secrets.
* Multiple difficulty levels and customizable map sizes.
* Risk everything to rescue refugees and keep them safe.

The Star Traders 4X Elite experience allows you to:
* Play on more than twice the maps, including large and huge Quadrants
* Play the Great Houses & Clans - Thulun, Javat, and Steel Song
* Unlock the Elite tech tree and gain access to hundreds of new upgrades
* Battle against twice the alien enemies and AI types
* Research 180 Technologies, 100 Weapon Types and 9 unique Hull Variants

Get ready for the fight of your life in Star Traders 4X Empires.

Star Traders 4X Empires is on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/startraders

Join the Community Forum:
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/#category-7

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TreseBrothers

Try our Other Top RPGs
-----------------------
Star Traders RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG