The best 30 free strategy PC games of all time

The Free Games Utopia top 30 lists the best free-to-play, free full version and liberated video games of all time according to users ratings. The concept of "free" game is not well-defined. All the games on Free Games Utopia do not require any kind of payment to start playing right away, but may OPTIONALLY require payments in the form of subscriptions, upgrades or microtransactions (MMOs, for example).

This top 30 includes games published for many platforms:

  • every PC platform since the dawn of desktop computers: from popular systems (Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux) to lesser known ones (Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS)
  • some mobile platform: mainly Android and iOS
  • a few popular consoles: Xbox, Nintendo, PlayStation

To be part of the top 30, a single game must have been voted at least three times. Use the button bar to filter the list by platform/system.

STRATEGY - In strategy video games the player has to think and plan every move to successfully progress in the game and win. In most strategy games, the game world is represented from a top-down or isometric perspective in order to help the player to manage armies, construct buildings, etc. Strategy games often involve exploring, manage the economy of an empire, fight tactical battles. Some of the most popular strategy subgenres are: real-time or turn-based strategy, 4x (eXpand, eXplor, eXploid, eXterminate), wargames.
More strategy games on Free Games Utopia.


# title genre status rating
battle-wesnoth- 01. Battle for Wesnoth
Windows, Solaris, Linux, Free BSD, BeOS, Amiga, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / turn-based tactics
full free, open source
4.21 / 5
ur-quan-masters- 02. The Ur-Quan Masters
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Android, iOS
strategy / space exploration
full free version
4.15 / 5
mtga- 03. Magic: The Gathering Arena
Windows
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.13 / 5
0ad- 04. 0 A.D.
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / real-time strategy
full free, open source
4.07 / 5
eternal- 05. Eternal Card Game
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Xbox One
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
elder-scrolls-legend- 06. The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.83 / 5
starcraft- 07. StarCraft Anthology
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / real-time strategy
liberated
3.83 / 5
card-hunter- 08. Card Hunter
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, browser
strategy / board game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.82 / 5
freecol- 09. FreeCol
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / 4X
full free, open source
3.78 / 5
order-of-battle- 10. Order of Battle: World War II
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / wargame
free, commercial version available
3.75 / 5
widelands- 11. Widelands
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
strategy / real-time strategy
full free, open source
3.73 / 5
hearthstone- 12. Hearthstone
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.71 / 5
atwar- 13. atWar
browser
strategy
full free version
3.70 / 5
the-settlers-online- 14. The Settlers Online
browser, Windows
strategy / MMORTS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.67 / 5
cc-red-alert- 15. Command & Conquer: Red Alert
DOS, Windows
strategy / real-time strategy
liberated
3.67 / 5
spellweaver- 16. Spellweaver
Windows, Android, iOS
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.64 / 5
c-evo- 17. C-Evo
Windows
strategy / 4X
full free, open source
3.63 / 5
anno-online- 18. Anno Online
browser
strategy / MMORTS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.60 / 5
ufo-alien-invasion- 19. UFO: Alien Invasion
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Free BSD, Amiga
strategy / turn-based tactics
full free, open source
3.60 / 5
alien-assault- 20. Alien Assault
Windows
strategy / turn-based tactics
full free version
3.57 / 5
hedge-wars- 21. Hedgewars
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Free BSD, iOS
strategy / artillery
full free, open source
3.56 / 5
123-strpok- 22. 123 Strip Poker
browser
strategy / strip poker
full free version
3.55 / 5
lordsawar- 23. LordsAWar!
Linux, Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / turn-based tactics
full free, open source
3.54 / 5
free-orion- 24. FreeOrion
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / 4X
full free, open source
3.53 / 5
titans-of-steel- 25. Titans of Steel: Warring Suns
Windows
strategy / wargame
liberated
3.50 / 5
freeciv- 26. Freeciv
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Free BSD, UNIX
strategy / 4X
full free, open source
3.50 / 5
hex- 27. HEX: Shards of Fate
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
heroes-of-newerth- 28. Heroes Of Newerth
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
strategy / MOBA
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
krosmaga- 29. KROSMAGA
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / collectible card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
cesaria- 30. CaesarIA
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / city building
free, optional donation
3.50 / 5

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