The games were great when I played it a decade ago. As for now, beware of EA' s Origin service. I' ve seen Origin take up massive amount of resources at intermittently and Blue Screened my computer into oblivion.
This article will present an overview of 19 free turn based strategy games ( empire building or war games). The games are: FreeCiv, TripleA, Stick Figure Strategy, Weewar, Eight Kingdoms, PhpDiplomacy, C- Evo, Advanced Strategic Command, Project W, Conqueror, The General, TriChromic, FreeOrion, People’ s Tactics, Lgeneral, Crimson Fields, 1848, The Battle for Wesnoth, and Risk.