Freeciv is a multiuser reimplementation for Unix/X of the famous Microprose game of Civilization. By default, the game is an improved Civ II, but this can be customized; modpacks for near-100% compatibility with Civ I and Civ II are included. Multiuser gameplay is real-time: in each turn, all human players move concurrently. The game is designed to remain fairly playable even on poor network connections. Freeciv can also be played on standalone machines, and its AI players are a good challenge for beginners. The source code comes with the server, two X clients, and non-X clients for MS Windows and Amiga. Freeciv is released under the GNU General Public License. It is maintained by an international team of coders and enthusiasts, and is easily one of the most fun and addictive network games out there.
Crimson Fields is a tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle. Mission objectives range from defending strategically vital locations to simply destroying all enemy forces in the area. Tools are available to create custom maps and campaigns. The original Battle Isle maps can be played if the player has a copy of the game files.
Empire is a game that is played against human opponents over a computer network. It is possible for a game to last from a few hours to many months. While the common goal of an Empire player is to win, there is no clear-cut definition of what winning is. Players may seek to achieve whatever goals they want to achieve.
iConquer is an addictive game of world conquest, played by 1 to 6 players. The object of the game is to conquer the world by occupying all 42 countries on the map. It features artificial intelligence algorithms to set the player up against formidable computer opponents with six AI "personalities" to choose from. It also supports network play, a powerful help system with detailed information on each stage of the game along with tips and strategies, customizable strategy play, and gorgeous graphics.
TripleA is a clone of the popular board game "Axis & Allies", which is a turn based strategy wargame. TripleA also acts as a game engine allowing creation of custom games with similar mechanics to Axis and Allies. It supports online play, network play, play-by-email, and single player vs AI or hot-seat. It comes with 11 different maps and the option to download more from online repositories. Most games take place during World War II, though there are mods to play other conflicts like the Napoleonic wars, or Lord of the Rings.