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4X Games Ke Naam Ki History Would Make You Amazed & Chuckle!

4X Games Ke Naam Ki History Would Make You Amazed & Chuckle!


If you are clever enough as Shakuni mama, then you might be able to solve 4X games? So, are and can you? 4X games need dedication and concentration, but they are full of adventures and twists!


Before we solve some 4X games, let’s check out the history of 4X games.

  1. What Are 4X Games?
  • 4X games are the sub-genre of strategy games.
  • These ones are inspired by board games and text adventure games.
  • The player controls the empire (build and grow it).
  • You can construct your empire on Earth, Space or even in some Fantasy World!
  1. How Were These Games Born?
  • 4X games started their journey from the games: Cosmic Balance II, Andromeda Conquest and Reach for the Stars. All of them played a crucial role in forming this genre.
  • Later, in 1993, the launch of Master of the Orion changed the whole 4X gaming scenario! Matbal ke bhaiya ji, pura system hi hi hila diye!
  1. Master Of The Orion
  • Master of the Orion is a turn-based strategy game.
  • It was launched in 1993 by MicroProse.
  • This game is considered classic with its simple and deep gameplay.
  1. Secret Behind the Name “4X”
  • The name 4X is given by the writer of the magazine Computer Gaming World Alan Emrich.
  • While reviewing The Master of Orion, Alan Emrich reviewed the game as XXXX as a pun on the XXX rating for pornography. Ye…thug life!
  1. What does XXXX stands for?
  • 4X stands for “EXplore, EXpand, EXploit and EXterminate”.
  • EXplore: the player is sent to scout the map and reveal the location.
  • EXpand: player increases their territory by settlement.
  • EXploit: player gathers and uses the resources in his area.
  • EXterminate: player executes their plans to defeat the enemies.

Now, let’s EXperiment & EXperience some of the excellent rated 4X Games:

  1. Civilization VI
  • Turn-based 4X game.
  • Developed by  Firaxis Games, Inc on October 21, 2016.
  • The game offers ways to interact and expand your empire across the map.
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Android, iOS.
  1. Stellaris
  • Stellaris games revolve around space exploration.
  • Developed by Paradox Interactive on May 9, 2016.
  • You can interact with the alien races, expand and discover new empires for yourself.
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac OS.
  1. Distant Worlds
  • Strategy war base game.
  • Developed by Code Force on March 25, 2010.
  • There are more than 1,400 star systems, 50,000 planets. The players have to increase their empires.
  • Platforms: Windows
  1. Now, Why Should One Play 4X Game At All?
  • There is an apparent advantage of playing 4X games: These are part of strategy-based games. So, ultimately they are proven to affect, improve and aid your decision making, planning and execution!

4X games have their own selective and niche players. Regardless of that, everyone must try their hands at exploring the 4X strategy games to boost their real-time skills because not everyone has Shakuni’s magical dice!

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