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The Best 4X Games of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up the best video games in the 4x genre.

This is a list of the best 4x games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. If you're not familiar with the 4x genre, it's a type of board control strategy genre that stands for explore, expand, exploit, exterminate. These highly rated 4x games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest 4x games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these 4x games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging 4x games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new 4x games.

This list contains games like Civilization V and Civilization IV. This list answers the questions, "What are the best 4x games?" and "What is the greatest 4x game of all time?"

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