5 Must-Play Indie Strategy Games - Sid Meier's Civilization Series

Use your brain power to progress in these five must-play strategy games. 

1. Sid Meier’s Civilization Series

If you want to experience a good indie strategy game, look no further than Sid Meier’s Civilization series. Over the years, the Civilization games have set the bar high for indie turn-based strategy games. Heavily influenced by world history, Sid Meier’s Civilization gives you the power to control an empire. Taking a look at the most-recent entry, Sid Meier’s Civ 5 gives you the control of the world around you from the dawn of mankind, all the way up to to the space age. You are given multiple ways to do this as you can select from various countries, all unique to their own heritage and history.

For example, controlling Poland allows you to begin at the emergence of the Polish state under Mieszko I, complete with Poland’s unique cavalry, the impressive Polish Winged Hussars. Proud of your heritage? Play as your home country, or learn more about the world around you by trying out the unique play styles of other countries in Civilization. Overall, if you want a game full of beautiful detail, and hours upon hours of quality turn-based strategy, try out Sid Meier’s Civ 5, and keep your eye out for Civ 6 which releases on October 21st, 2016. Buy Sid Meier’s Civilization V on Steam


For more fun lists of indie games you should play, check out the five weirdest Steam games that allow you to play as bread or a trouble-seeking infant. If you prefer games with beautiful music, we compiled a list of five beautiful indie game soundtracks that we think you will love! Miss the days of Super Mario Bros? No worries, these five must-play indie platformers will keep you entertained for hours! 

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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