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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).

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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Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific
Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific

Strategy June 2024

A highly complex turn-based strategy, allowing to take part in military actions in the Pacific region during World War 2. Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific belongs to a series started in 2002, offering battles taking place on maps with grids of hexagonal fields.

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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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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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Field of Glory: Kingdoms
Field of Glory: Kingdoms

Strategy June 2024

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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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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Civil War II
Civil War II

Strategy 17 September 2013

Civil War II is a sequel to AGEOD's turn-based strategy of American Civil War: The Blue and the Gray, published in 2007. The ambition of the AGEOD studio developers was to reproduce the historical realities of the American Civil War (1861-1865) with great care. Players can try their hand at commanding troops fighting under Bull Run and Shiloh.

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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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Pacific General
Pacific General

Strategy 30 June 1997

The fifth and final strategic part of the 5-Star General cycle, in which we return to the fronts of World War II and focus on the struggles led by American and Japanese troops in the Pacific Ocean.

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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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Battleground 7: Bull Run
Battleground 7: Bull Run

Strategy 15 May 1997

The seventh installment of the popular series, in which the creators for the fourth time focus on the American Civil War. This time we recreate the course of two less known battles, which took place in 1861 and 1862 near Manassas and became popularly known as the two "bull rallies".

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Ageod's To End All Wars
Ageod's To End All Wars

Strategy 26 August 2014

A turn-based war strategy developed by the renowned studio AGEOD together with an experienced publishing duo Matrix/Slitherine. Ageod’s To End All Wars is set in the years 1914-1918 and fully recreates all military operations that took place in Europe during the WWI. By taking command of one of the two historical alliances you can play through two separate campaigns, letting you re-enact history or change its course by making war plans of your own. Ageod’s To End All Wars emphasizes realism and accuracy by giving you command over faithfully recreated ground units, aircraft and naval vessels. You must also take care of economy, technology and diplomacy. There are numerous factors that determine the course of battles, starting with the weather and terrain, to individual units’ specific statistics. In order to make it easier to command a large number of units the game offers intuitive management system, letting you organize your military forces into brigades, divisions, corps and entire armies.

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Pike and Shot: Campaigns 1494-1698
Pike and Shot: Campaigns 1494-1698

Strategy 13 August 2015

A new installment in a popular series of turn-based games, created as a joint effort of Byzantine Games and The Lords Games. The game takes us to Europe during the age of pike and shot (1494 – 1698), introducing three separate campaigns encompassing 40 historical battles from the Thirty Years’ War, the English Civil War, and the series of conflicts between Austria and Ottoman Empire, including Siege of Vienna. Additionally, the game introduces a “skirmish” mode which creates a fictional campaign taking place on randomly generated maps. The gameplay in Pike and Shot: Campaigns 1494-1698 does not differ much from its predecessor. Players control a chosen nation, engaging in tactical battles requiring a number of strategic decisions which can influence the course of the whole campaign. Victories, as well as defeats contribute to mental state and battle readiness of our soldiers. Aside from a single player mode, the developers introduced a multiplayer module employing PBEM++ system. The game employs high-quality visuals, inspired by battle scenes from that era.

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Battleground 2: Gettysburg
Battleground 2: Gettysburg

Strategy 31 December 1995

Continuation of the turn-based war strategy created by John Tiller and TalonSoft studio. In this episode the authors reach back to the history of the United States, taking players until 1863, when one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the American Civil War took place.

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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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Armada 2526: Supernova
Armada 2526: Supernova

Strategy 15 April 2011

An addition to the futuristic turn-based strategy - Armada 2526. It introduces new planets and star systems, inventions and trading options. In addition, two new races have entered the game world, and the gameplay has been enriched by a novelty in the form of an extensive trading system.

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Panzer Command: Ostfront
Panzer Command: Ostfront

Strategy 12 May 2011

The third part of the series of tactical war games, the action of which takes place in the realities of World War II. Players play the role of commander of a company belonging to the Soviet or German army. The authors prepared 10 campaigns (including those from the previous parts) and more than 70 independent scripts.

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Commander: The Great War
Commander: The Great War

Strategy 15 July 2011

A strategy on the theme of the First World War. The game faithfully reflects all historical events concerning one of the greatest armed conflicts in human history. In addition to the main tasks, we can carry out side scenarios that bring financial and technological benefits to our army, among other things.

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Down in Flames
Down in Flames

Strategy 28 September 2005

"Down in Flames" is a very unusual game about the fierce air fights that took place during the Second World War. The author of this production is Battlefront, known for its strategic series "Combat Mission" and "Strategic Command".

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War in the Pacific: The Struggle Against Japan 1941-1945
War in the Pacific: The Struggle Against Japan 1941-1945

Strategy 09 July 2004

A World War II turn-based strategy game created by 2BY3 Games. War in the Pacific: The Struggle Against Japan 1941-45 revolves around the war between United States and Japan over the Pacific Ocean area. The game reuses Uncommon Valor engine, which powered the previous game of the studio, but the new installment is much more complicated, expanding available military operations beyond sea battles and including also land and air combat. Similarly to the said predecessor, the game focuses on realism, and pays much attention to small details. Unlike most strategy games, units are not a constant value – the seamen, airmen, or infantrymen all gather experience, and experience fatigue, while each commander has their strong points, as well as weaknesses. War in the Pacific contains 15 diversified campaigns, and remains easy-to-use despite being an unforgiving, complex game.

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Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia
Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia

Strategy 11 May 1997

Sixth part of Talonsoft's popular strategic series. The game takes us to September 7, 1812, near the Russian village of Borodino, where one of the bloodiest battles in human history took place.

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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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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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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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