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4X

Game genre concept

Strategy sub-genre focusing on managing a whole empire, with full access to the whole game world at all times, management of cities of equivalent, troop movement on strategic level, multiple ways to win, and others.

216
games
29
platforms

Alternate names: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate, eXploration, eXpansion, eXploitation and eXtermination

The first video game about 4X was released in 1971.

Microprose, 2K Games and Paradox Interactive has published most of these games

See also: government simulation, grand stragegy

Common:
* Fog of war
* Pan historic
* Task delegation - colony, city, planet, and such governors/managers are quite common.

Parent group

Strategy

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Platforms

Windows 66
Linux 65
Mac OS X 18
MS-DOS 13
Mac OS Classic 11
Win3.1 7
Apple II E 4
Amiga 4
Unix 3
C64 2
Atari ST 2
BeOS 2
Solaris 2
PS 2
Amiga AGA 1
TRS-80 1
Atari 400/800 1
iOS 1
OS/2 1
Amstrad CPC 1
Apple IIGS 1
Internet Only 1
NEC PC9801 1
Atari Falcon 1
BSD 1
Android 1
N-Gage 1
SNES 1
Commodore PET 1

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