Open source Strategy games for Windows

0 A.D.

0 A.D. is a cross-platform real-time strategy game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. (GPL)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X

Alien Invasion

UFO: Alien Invasion is a computer game in which the player fights aliens that are trying to take control of the Earth. (ZPL)

Linux - Windows

Battle for Wesnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. (ZPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows


Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X


FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization. (GPL)



FreeOrion is a great, open-source, space-set, turn based strategy game. (GPL)

Linux - MAC OS X - Windows


Glest is a free 3D real time strategy game, available for several operating systems and that can be modified using XML and a set of tools. (GPL)

Linux - Windows

Globulation 2

Globulation 2 is an innovative Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X


Hedgewars is a turn based strategy game but the real buzz is from watching the devastation caused by those pesky hedgehogs with those fantastic weapons! (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows

Scorched 3D

Scorched 3D is a game based loosely (or actually quite heavily now) on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth "The Mother Of All Games". (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

Warzone 2100

Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, originally developed by Pumpkin Studios (Archived website) and published by Eidos-Interactive. (GPL)

Linux - MAC OS X - Windows


Widelands is a slow-paced real-time strategy free computer game under the GPL. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

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