The best free strategy PC games ever released

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 top 30 includes games published for every PC platform since the dawn of desktop computers: from popular systems (Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux) to lesser known ones (Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS). 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 operating system and find the free games you are looking for.

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.
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# title genre status rating
0ad- 01. 0 A.D.
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / real-time strategy
free, open source
4.23 / 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
battle-wesnoth- 03. Battle for Wesnoth
Windows, Solaris, Linux, Free BSD, BeOS, Amiga, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / turn-based tactics
free, open source
4.14 / 5
eternal- 04. Eternal Card Game
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / trading card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.13 / 5
card-hunter- 05. Card Hunter
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, browser
strategy / board game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
4.00 / 5
freecol- 06. FreeCol
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / 4X
free, open source
3.88 / 5
starcraft- 07. StarCraft Anthology
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / real-time strategy
liberated
3.83 / 5
the-settlers-online- 08. The Settlers Online
browser, Windows
strategy / MMORTS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.80 / 5
hearthstone- 09. Hearthstone
Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
strategy / trading card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.77 / 5
elder-scrolls-legend- 10. The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / trading card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.75 / 5
widelands- 11. Widelands
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
strategy / real-time strategy
free, open source
3.73 / 5
order-of-battle- 12. Order of Battle: World War II
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / wargame
free, commercial version available
3.71 / 5
ufo-alien-invasion- 13. UFO: Alien Invasion
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Free BSD, Amiga
strategy / turn-based tactics
free, open source
3.67 / 5
c-evo- 14. C-Evo
Windows
strategy / 4X
free, open source
3.63 / 5
cc-red-alert- 15. Command & Conquer: Red Alert
DOS, Windows
strategy / real-time strategy
liberated
3.63 / 5
magic-duels- 16. Magic Duels
Windows
strategy / trading card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.62 / 5
demise-of-nations- 17. Demise of Nations
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / 4X
full free version
3.60 / 5
spellweaver- 18. Spellweaver
Windows, Android, iOS
strategy / trading card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.60 / 5
anno-online- 19. Anno Online
browser
strategy / MMORTS
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.60 / 5
alien-assault- 20. Alien Assault
Windows
strategy / turn-based tactics
full free version
3.57 / 5
atwar- 21. atWar
browser
strategy
full free version
3.56 / 5
lordsawar- 22. LordsAWar!
Linux, Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / turn-based tactics
free, open source
3.54 / 5
free-orion- 23. FreeOrion
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / 4X
free, open source
3.53 / 5
hex- 24. HEX: Shards of Fate
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / trading card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
krosmaga- 25. KROSMAGA
Windows, Mac OSX
strategy / trading card game
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
cesaria- 26. CaesarIA
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
strategy / city building
free, optional donation
3.50 / 5
legendary-legions- 27. Legendary Legions
Windows, Linux
strategy / turn-based tactics
full free version
3.50 / 5
hedge-wars- 28. Hedgewars
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Free BSD, iOS
strategy / artillery
free, open source
3.50 / 5
freeciv- 29. Freeciv
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Free BSD, UNIX
strategy / 4X
free, open source
3.50 / 5
scorched-3d- 30. Scorched 3D
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Free BSD, Solaris
strategy / artillery
free, open source
3.50 / 5

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