Almost three decades ago, gamers dreamed of playing a game where they can control an entire country and command a whole civilization. They’ve always wanted to play a game where they can decide on what resources to trade, what laws to pass, who to deal with, when to attack and what to workers to produce. This constant demand for an overall gaming experience brought game developers to create turn based strategy games-games which dwell on empire building and war games. History combined with fiction and imagination brought about numerous turn based strategy games which can be played by gamers of all age. Here are the best turn based strategy games available in the internet and in the market today.
On top of the list is FreeCiv, which is a turn based strategy game closely similar to the game Civilization 2 where one can establish a colony, develop technology, and turn the small state into an entire country. This game can be played by one gamer, or it can be played through LAN and even through internet multiplayer. Gamers can battle their friends online anytime of the day.
One more is the game called Eight Kingdoms which is a war game that shows excellent graphic, detail and game play. It presents a wide selection of weaponry and army characters and upgrades, and will give gamers realistic battlefield scenarios and terrains.
Next is the game C-evo. This Civilization 2 inspired game gives gamers the freedom to control the manner of exploration, engagement in war, establishment of relations and diplomacy, development of industry and growth of trade. It is more than a war game as it gives the gamer the entire prerogative to control every aspect of the civilizations’ dealings.
If you want a game which is less of a history but more of a future, try the game Project W. Set five years to the future, the game allows you to choose from five different superpowers and make your way to world domination. This game requires you to get a hold of an army, look for resources, upgrade your weaponry and strat conquering countries.
Another futuristic game is FreeOrion which is a galactic type of game where you have to explore the universe, exploit resources, expand your colony and exterminate any other race for your race’ domination.
Included in the list of turn based strategy games is 1848 which is set in the Hungarian Independence War of 1848. It is a time of the revolutions on the Austrian Habsburg which requires you to utilize tactics in order to make your way to freedom.
And last but not the list, the recently booming turn based strategy game called Ferion. Beginning as a leader of a lone planetary race, your goal is to discover the rest of the universe, outrun the other race’s technology, build planets, establish an armada and conquer other empires. Ferion does not require any downloading before it can be played. Lastly, a persistent browser-based game, which is a game opened by merely using a web browser without the need of any game installation.