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Multiplayer games - E-mail PC

In play-by-mail (PBEM), players play over the Internet, but do so in an alternating and asynchronous fashion. When one user makes a move (i.e., completes a turn), information about their moves is sent to a competitor via e-mail, after which the competitor - at any time - begins their own turn. This form of multiplayer does not require players to sit in front of a computer (or console) at the same time, and is primarily found in turn-based strategy games (usually niche war games).

Gary Grigsby's War in the West
Gary Grigsby's War in the West

Strategy 04 December 2014

Another installment in the turn-based strategy war game series by 2BY3 Games, led by the genre veteran Gary Grigsby. In contrast to its predecessor, War in the West is set on the Western Front of World War II, beginning in July 1943 and the Allied invasion on Sicily and Italy, following with the battles in France, and ending with the assault on Germany in August 1945. By taking lead of the Allied forces, you can recreate the events of that time, or try to change the history and play according to your tactical preferences. The game includes 3 large campaigns and seven minor scenarios. The game features many faithfully recreated details, such as map of Europe, units, logistics, dynamic weather and economic factors.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Strategy 24 October 2014

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a turn-based strategy game released as a spin-off to the Civilization series. The game was produced by Firaxis Games studio, led by Sid Meier. The game is set on the surface of a distant planet, where the player has to build a self-sufficient colony. Gameplay mechanics follows the standards set by Sid Meier's Civilization V. Therefore, the game has you manage resources, develop new technologies, and constantly expand your settlement. The job is made more difficult by the rivaling nations that have their own plans to take over the planet. Apart from competing against AI, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth offers multiplayer mode for up to 8 players.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Strategy 06 August 2019

A spin-off of the Age of Wonders series that takes us to a science-fiction setting. We take control of a fallen empire and try to raise it from the dark ages of a galaxy to a better future. Age of Wonders: Planetfall lets us play by ourselves or in multiplayer mode.

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Panzer General
Panzer General

Strategy 20 March 1994

Panzer General is a turn-based strategy game that throws us into the whirlwind of events known from history as the Second World War. The SSI product is, in a sense, unique because it is entirely dedicated to the Nazis, and this is extremely rare in computer games.

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Panzer Corps
Panzer Corps

Strategy 11 July 2011

Turn-based strategy game set during World War II being the spiritual heir to the cult Panzer General. Among the available playable nations we will find Poland, Italy, France, Norway, Belgium, USA, Soviet Union, Great Britain and Germany. The gameplay mechanism bets on fast battles, but at the same time offers a high level of realism and depth.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide

Strategy 09 October 2015

An official expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, a 2014’s turn-based strategy game developed by Firaxis Games, the creators of the core game. The biggest novelty introduced by the add-on is lifting the limitation of our territory to the coastline and allowing expansion at seas and oceans. Thanks to this, we can now build cities or even entire states on the water and use the natural resources hidden in the underwater depths, although the latter is connected to a myriad of completely new dangers. Another notable change is the dynamic diplomacy model that also accounts for the actions taken by the player up to that point. The game also features a revamped artifact system and the possibility of combining doctrines and ideologies into various hybrids. The title comes with two entirely new biomes and four previously unavailable factions.

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Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords
Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords

Strategy 14 April 2015

The second official expansion to the turn-based strategy game Age of Wonders III developed by Triumph Software in 2014. In the expansion the players can once again visit the fantasy realm of Evermore in which various races are fighting for domination. During the completely new story campaign the player assumes the role of Avik – the successor of the kingdom of Frostlings. He wants to reclaim his realm by using the forbidden powers of necromancy. During the game the protagonist will have to choose between the legacy of his race and using the potential of his newly obtained powers. The expansion introduces the titular Eternal Lords (Necromancers) with their unique abilities and two new races (Tigrans and Frostlings). There are also new locations, items and scenarios. As for the mechanics, the game introduces special random events and a system which enables the player’s kingdom to rate support it has among various races. Previously unavailable play-by-mail multiplayer mode was introduced as well.

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Bolek i Lolek: Olimpiada Letnia
Bolek i Lolek: Olimpiada Letnia

Sports 30 January 2004

Bolek and Lolek Summer Olympics is a simple, arcade sports game, whose task is to develop the manual and perceptual skills of the youngest computer users (children aged 6 years and older).

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March of the Eagles
March of the Eagles

Strategy 18 February 2013

March of the Eagles is a real-time strategy to lead one of the powers taking part in the Napoleonic Wars between 1805 and 1815. The player's task is to recruit and train new units, organize the activities of the army and fleets and deal with diplomacy.

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Allied General
Allied General

Strategy 31 January 1996

A direct sequel to the cult turn-based strategy of Panzer General from 1994. This time we are experiencing the Second World War from the point of view of the Allies, taking part in a Russian, British or American campaign.

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Panzer General II
Panzer General II

Strategy 30 September 1997

Official continuation of the legendary SSI game from 1994. We are moving back to World War II to take part in battles in Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa and a fictitious campaign in the USA.

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Field of Glory: Kingdoms
Field of Glory: Kingdoms

Strategy 2023

Turn-based strategy game that takes us on a journey to the Middle Ages and lets us lead a chosen faction towards a bright (or quite the opposite) future. Field of Glory: Kingdoms allows you to play solo or in multiplayer via PBEM.

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Decisive Campaigns: Ardennes Offensive
Decisive Campaigns: Ardennes Offensive

Strategy 18 November 2021

The fourth part of turn-based strategy series from VR Designs studio. In Decisive Campaigns: Ardennes Offensive we take part in the offensive in the Ardennes, leading the Allies or the Third Reich troops into battle. The game offers an extensive campaign and a number of single scenarios.

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Field of Glory II: Medieval
Field of Glory II: Medieval

Strategy 04 February 2021

The next instalment of the strategic series based on the war board game Field of Glory. This time we command medieval nations in turn-based battles and take part in historical battles from 1040-1270.

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Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach
Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach

Strategy 19 January 2017

A turn-based strategy game set in the Warhammer 40K universe, developed by debuting Scottish studio Straylight Entertainment. The game takes place in the 41st century, during the incessant conflict between the rival races. You lead one of the Space Marines chapters, called the Space Wolves, who resist the devastating orc invasion, led by Grukk Face-Rippa. Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach features two story campaigns, consisting of about 50 missions, and you can use 30 varied units, both standard ones and legendary ones. The gameplay is turn-based, although the pace is fast, and it is important to use tactical maneuvers and pay attention to the topography. As the game progresses, you units gain experience and level up. The game also features a quick fight mode, in which you battle the AI or another player in the PBEM+ system.

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War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition

Strategy 27 July 2009

A stand-alone expansion pack for War in the Pacific - a 2004's strategy game developed by 2BY3 Games. Admiral's Edition was created by Henderson Field Designs and takes the player back to the World War II period. The player takes part in the conflict between the US and Japan, which took place in the Pacific theater. In terms of mechanics, Admiral's Edition is an improved version of the original game, which offers many novelties and changes. Hexes have become smaller (one represents 40 miles here instead of 60), a system of waypoints was added, and both the processes of upgrading and managing the ships were modified. Apart from that, the expansion brings more types of terrain and delivers even authentic experience when it comes to battle damage and repairs of different units. Admiral's Edition introduces a completely new campaign, as well as 5 scenarios which differ in the size of the warfare theater.

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Fantasy General
Fantasy General

Strategy 29 February 1996

Another strategy game developed by Strategic Simulations Inc. This time the developers are taking the player to a world that combines fantasy and steampunk. The player is tasked with assuming the role of one of the four masters summoned to destroy the evil Shadowlord and his followers. Fantasy General focuses primarily on combat, during which the player uses units of four categories – immortal, magic, monsters, and mechanical. Each category is additionally divided into ten classes, like for example light and heavy infantry, cavalry, or archers. Although the key to victory lies in building a varied army that will prove to be effective in various circumstances, setting proper research priorities and taking care of economical aspects is important as well. The title uses a modified engine of Panzer General. Contrary to the previous entries in the series, in this game the squads consist of no more than fifteen soldiers. Similarly to previous games, the title offers single player campaign and a multiplayer mode.

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Gary Grigsby's War in the East 2
Gary Grigsby's War in the East 2

Strategy 25 March 2021

An expansive turn-based strategy game that takes us to the Eastern Front of World War II. In Gary Grigsby's War in the East 2, three massive campaigns and seven smaller scenarios await checking out.

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Order of Battle: World War II
Order of Battle: World War II

Strategy 30 April 2015

Order of Battle: World War II is a classic turn-based strategy set during WWII, and a debut game by a studio from Luxemburg, called The Aristocrats. The game was initially supposed to be released as a standalone title called Order of Battle: Pacific, but around a year into the production it was decided that it should become a free-to-play game – on the same occasion, the title has been changed. The title combines old-school mechanics, based on games such as Panzer General, with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay is conducted in a turn-based system on typical hexagons. The game, along with its expansions, provides hundreds of units with unique specialties, realistic yet approachable support system and a plethora of legendary commanders providing different bonuses for their armies. In the base version of the game, there is one training camp, serving as a tutorial, and one scenario from each available DLC.

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Strategic Command World War I: Breakthrough!
Strategic Command World War I: Breakthrough!

Strategy 01 October 2012

A challenging basic version of the game extension to the first turn-based strategy, Strategic Command World War I 1914-1918 The Great War. Plugin introduces 20 campaigns (new and improved versions of current ones) and some improvements to the rules of the game.

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Fall Weiss
Fall Weiss

Strategy 17 September 2013

Set in the realities of the Second World War, turn-based strategy created by Wastelands Interactive studio specializing in this genre (World War 2: Time of Wrath, Strategic War in Europe). The main campaign in Fall Weiss presents military struggles on Polish territory in September 1939. Players have a chance to learn the course of the conflict from different perspectives: Polish, German and Soviet. The developers have put great emphasis on the compliance with historical realities.

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Shadow Empire
Shadow Empire

Strategy 04 June 2020

Shadow Empire is a strategy game belonging to the 4X subgenre, which is set in a universe combining elements of science fiction and postapo. The player is involved in building an interplanetary empire. The game was developed by VR Designs studio.

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Wars of Napoleon
Wars of Napoleon

Strategy 03 December 2015

A turn-based strategy game set during the Napoleonic Wars. The game was developed by AGEOD, a developer considered to be an able strategy game maker. The game offers four different scenarios set within different periods of Napoleon's rule. These include the so-called Grand Campaign (1805-1815) and a few smaller ones: Austerlitz (1805), Battle of Jena (1806), and Waterloo (1815). The battles are fought on the strategical level, so the player controls entire armies instead of individual soldiers. Apart form being able to control French forces, the player also has access to the British, Spanish, Russian, Austrian, Prussian, and Ottoman armies. The gameplay requires the player mainly to effectively lead their military forces, but also take manage supply lines, military improvements, and diplomacy. Similar to most of the previous games from AGEOD, this one also focuses on faithful recreation of historical events. However, the creators also allow the players to create alternative versions of history, providing the option to manipulate the outcomes of certain events.

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Field of Glory II
Field of Glory II

Strategy 12 October 2017

Developed by Byzanthine, Field of Glory II is the second installment of the virtual adaptation of a popular war game. The players get to command ancient armies of one of over 40 factions and compete in turn-based battles imitating those featured in the original board game. The game offers many battle options – players can compete against the AI and other players via the multiplayer mode.

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