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Best empire building pc games

1.Crusader Kings 2

Paid: $39.99

Crusader Kings II is a strategy game set in the Middle Ages where players control a medieval dynasty. The game is a dynasty simulator that with some DLCs sets you in the Middle Age from 782 to 1456.

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  • Vincent Adams

    by Vincent Adams

    I think there was a better solution. The question was empire building pc games. The solution was just Crusader Kings 2. The solution should have broug More

  • Beatriz Calderón

    by Beatriz Calderón

    gotta love this game because of its middle aged setting and the smooth gameplay and awesome graphics and base building

  • Kimberly Aguilar

    by Kimberly Aguilar

    Crusader Kings II is a run-of-the-mill game. Nothing too spectacular in graphics or action. Narration audio in on the monotone side so rather boring,  More

  • Matthew Willis

    by Matthew Willis

    I am and have always been a huge fan of strategy games. So I decided to check this franchise out.. I love it!

2.Europa Universalis IV

Paid: $39.99
The fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.

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  • by Joan Hoffman

    I love these sort of empire-building games for the PC. I just got bored of Civilization, and went looking for a similar concept with a different desig More

  • Gregory Barnett

    by Gregory Barnett

    I've been looking for a game like Civ for a long time and seeing this game, with plenty of Civ's features and elements implemented on it, got me hooke More

  • Matthew Ortega

    by Matthew Ortega

    All of the Europa games are empire building games. If you need a new one and if you haven't checked it out it is a decent option.

3.Total War: Shogun 2

Paid: $29.99
Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy video game set in 16th-century feudal Japan, in the aftermath of the Onin War during the Ashikaga Shogunate. It was developed by Creative Assembly and was published by Sega.

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  • Frances May

    by Frances May

    Become a Shogun warrior in 16th century Japan as you plan battles using the Art of War stragedies on land and sea, conquer islands and build your very More

  • Angela Martin

    by Angela Martin

    Smooth gameplay, awesome fighting scenes, base-building, and strategy all integrated into 1 game. I love how we can use diplomacy and perform assassin More

  • by Johnny Reyes

    Total War: Shogun 2 is an interesting empire building game. You play as a Japanese fuedal lord who's trying to expand his empire. It's one of the clas More

  • Guillermo Mata

    by Guillermo Mata

    This game was not what I was looking for, as I am not very interested in the subject matter. I prefer fantasy empire building games rather than those  More

  • by Parakram Patil

    Shogun 2 is a game that allows you to build a Japanese empire. You can slay your foes to defeat, and win over villages.

4.Rome: Total War

Paid: $9.99

Rome: Total War is a critically acclaimed strategy game composed of both turn-based strategy and real-time tactics. It was developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA.

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  • by Vibhore Verma

    Rome Total war is a great empire building game I have tried for PC. It is an epic strategy game that has been apart of a great series. Total war has b More

  • Peter Ward

    by Peter Ward

    The combination of empire building and real-time strategy make this the perfect game for every gamer that enjoys empire games and historical accuracy. More

  • Craig Castillo

    by Craig Castillo

    the specs of this game are amazing. it is cheap and exciting

  • Rosalba Escamilla

    by Rosalba Escamilla

    As a student of history and especially the Roman Empire I found this game very entertaining nd engaging.

5.Empire: Total War

Paid: $24.99
Empire: Total War is a real-time strategy game developed by CREATIVE ASSEMBLY and published by SEGA. It features Elizabethan-era settings of war in the oceans of Europe. It gives the player the thrill of commanding entire fleets.

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  • Susan Freeman

    by Susan Freeman

    I'm not the biggest fan of Empire Total War. Not my favorite world to play a game in, this one is also fraught with problems, crashing more than it sh More

  • David Johnson

    by David Johnson

    huge fan of empire + strat games and this game has been on one of my top lists for a while. put unit prod and empire making with strategy and real tim More

  • Xu Ding

    by Xu Ding

    Empire: Total War is one of the highest rated empire building games on the Steam store currently. With a 94% rating from PC Gamer and 9.5 / 10 from IG More

  • Claire Sun

    by Claire Sun

    Empire Total War is a very fun empire building game. You wage wars on land and seas against other nations to conquer the globe!

6.Age of Empires II HD

Paid: $19.99

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows PC. It was developed by Skybox Labs, Path Entertainment, and Ensemble Studios, and was published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released in 2013.

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  • Vincent Gomez

    by Vincent Gomez

    Always been a fan of empire type games. Needing a good empire building game to play on PC I started to play "Age of Empires II HD" and I love it! This More

  • Ridhi Patel

    by Ridhi Patel

    Played the OG AoE when I was a kid and this game is the best. Better graphics and gameplay than the first and it deffo didn't disappoint

  • Bobby Guzman

    by Bobby Guzman

    I love using strategy to excel in this game. Fast thinking and reacting make this game a hoot!

  • Wayne Walters

    by Wayne Walters

    This game is the best of them all. It already has a lot of depth, but adding the expansion pack, gives so many possibilities. I would recommend this t More

7.Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Paid: $39.99
Sins of a Solar Empire is a science fiction RTS computer game that takes place in the distant future, where players have to conquer star systems using the military, economic and diplomatic means. It was published by Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment.

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  • Christopher Ortega

    by Christopher Ortega

    Sins of a Solar Empire is a fun empire building game that has a great design system and pretty good graphics. It takes place in the future and has a s More

  • Guillermo Zárate

    by Guillermo Zárate

    Combining strategy, empire building, and sci-fi themes really make for a great game, along with its outer space genre. Whoever the devs are in this ga More

  • by Theresa Hart

    I wanted an empire building game for the pc. I found this game and it had a lot of the military and political aspects I was looking for in an empir

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8.Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Paid: $59.99 with in-app purchases

Sid Meier's Civilization VI also known as Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game developed by  Firaxis Games and Aspyr. It was released on October 21, 2016, and is available on Windows, Mac, and iOS users.

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  • Charles Collins

    by Charles Collins

    Civilization VI is a turn based video game in which you have to bring your population from an early settlement to a world power and achieve one of sev More

  • Charles Weaver

    by Charles Weaver

    Imagine diff civilizations from diff periods in time and imagine them all warring against each other and making alliances and rivalries and you get th More

  • by Laura Walsh

    Civilization is a great way to build your own world. You can follow quests or strike out on your own. The Steam site gives a ton of information, makin More

9.Imperia Online

Free download

Imperia Online is a multiplayer strategy and web browser-based game developed by Bulgarian game company Imperia Online JSC. It has been translated to 30 languages already and is currently on its sixth version. 

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  • by Dennis Rios

    A decent game for an empire building strategy game. Graphics are smooth and clear. It is even easy to challenge your neighbors. 

10.Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour

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Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour is the expansion pack for the 2003 video game Command & Conquer: Generals. It adds and a new mode of play called Generals' Challenge, along with a lot more changes and new features.

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    11.MajorCommand

    Free download

    MajorCommand is a gaming website that features amazing Riskesque gameplay currently available online. The interface and map design features a single battlefield in Africa or operating on a global scale.

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      12.Rail Nation

      with in-app purchases

      Rail Nation is a free browser-based online strategy game where you can become a railroad entrepreneur and build your railway empire. Travian Games GmbH published the beta game online for the first time in January 2013. 

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      • Manuel Cortés

        by Manuel Cortés

        The first time I played Rail Nation was on my iPhone since I was unaware I can also play this on my web browser lol which is even better because th

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        tHANKS FOR MY PC DOWNLOADING

      DID YOU KNOW?

      Did you know that The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire in history? It has covered 9.15 million square miles of land, which is more than 16 percent of the earth's land mass. Between the years 1270 and 1209, the empire had 110 million people which is more than one-fourth of the world's population. The Mongols were known for their brutal and forceful ways of conquering different territories spanning from Asia until Europe. The emergence of the Mongol Empire started from the unification of Mongol and Turkish tribes under Genghis Khan. During such time, the Mongols achieved advancements in various technologies and ideologies. In 1331, the Black Death began its rampage in Mongolia and started the empire’s slow decline.

      Like what the Mongols have accomplished, one can play empire-building games. It is a sub-genre of strategy games where players can attempt to amass power, wealth, increase land holdings, and destroy enemies. In gaming, these games are usually called civilization-building games. In such games, the player acts as the planner and leader of a nation with the main goal of developing it into a global superpower. For this reason, these kingdom building games are seen as one of the best genres of strategy gaming.

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