List of games by Firaxis Games

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Firaxis Games is an American video game developer based in Sparks, Maryland.[1] It was founded in May 1996 by Sid Meier, Jeff Briggs and Brian Reynolds as Firaxis Software, following their departure from MicroProse, which Meier had co-founded.[2][3][4] The company was renamed to Firaxis Games in July 1997 prior to releasing any titles.[2] It produced seven games primarily for Microsoft Windows personal computers over the next nine years through multiple publishers; these games include wargames such as their first title, Sid Meier's Gettysburg! (1997), and 4X turn-based strategy games, all with the prefix "Sid Meier's" in their official titles. Three of the games were part of the company's flagship Civilization series of 4X games, which was originally begun by Meier at MicroProse. In November 2004, Take-Two Interactive purchased the publishing rights to the series from then-rights holder Infogrames,[5] and a year later in November 2005, after the release of Civilization IV, acquired Firaxis. It became part of the publisher's 2K Games label, and has published exclusively through them since.[6]

Since 2005, Firaxis has released nine further titles related to the Civilization series, primarily 4X games. The other six releases include two titles in the X-COM series of turn-based tactics games, a railroad business simulation game, two mobile tactics games, and a mobile real-time strategy game. Meier is the only founder remaining at the company, where he is the creative director.[7][8] Firaxis's most recent title is Civilization VI (2016). Firaxis Games has worked on 22 games since 1996, 12 of which are part of the Civilization series.

Games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date:
October 16, 1997[9]
Release years by system:
1997 – PC (Windows)[9]
Notes:

Original release date:
February 12, 1999[11]
Release years by system:
1999 – PC (Windows)[11]
2000 – PC (Mac OS, Linux)[12][13]
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by Electronic Arts[11]
  • Spiritual sequel to the Civilization series
  • An expansion pack, Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire (1999), developed by Firaxis and published by Electronic Arts[14]
  • Both Alpha Centauri and Alien Crossfire included in the Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack (2000) and The Laptop Collection (2003) compilations[15][16]

Original release date:
December 10, 1999[17]
Release years by system:
1999 – PC (Windows)[17]
Notes:
  • Real-time wargame
  • Developed by Firaxis and BreakAway Games and published digitally by Electronic Arts[18]
  • Included in the Sid Meier's Civil War Collection (2000) compilation[10]

Original release date:
October 31, 2001[19]
Release years by system:
2001 – PC (Windows)[19]
2002 – PC (Mac OS)[19]
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by Infogrames[19]
  • Part of the Civilization series
  • Two expansion packs, Civilization III: Play the World (2002) and Civilization III: Conquests (2003), developed by Firaxis and published by Infogrames (Conquests as Atari)[20][21]
  • Civilization III: Gold Edition (2003) includes the original game and Play the World; Civilization III: Complete (2004) includes the original game and both expansion packs[22][23]
  • Included in the Civilization Chronicles (2006) compilation along with expansions[24]

Original release date:
January 24, 2002[25]
Release years by system:
2002 – PC (Windows)[25]
Notes:

Original release date:
November 23, 2004[26]
Release years by system:
2004 – PC (Windows)[26]
2005 – Xbox[26]
2007 – PlayStation Portable[26]
2008 – PC (macOS)[26]
2010 – Wii[26]
2011 – iOS[26]
2012 – Windows Phone[27]
Notes:

Original release date:
October 25, 2005[28]
Release years by system:
2005 – PC (Windows)[28]
2006 – PC (macOS)[28]
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by 2K Games[28]
  • Part of the Civilization series
  • Two expansion packs, Civilization IV: Warlords (2006) and Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (2007), developed by Firaxis and published by 2K Games[29][30]
  • Civilization IV: Gold Edition (2007) includes the original game and Warlords; Civilization IV: Complete (2007) includes the original game and both expansion packs[31][32]
  • Included without expansions in the Civilization Chronicles (2006) compilation and with expansions in Civilization IV: The Complete Edition (2009) compilation[24][33]

Original release date:
July 25, 2006[34]
Release years by system:
2006 – PC (Windows)[34]
Notes:

Original release date:
October 17, 2006[35]
Release years by system:
2006 – PC (Windows)[35]
2012 – PC (macOS)[35]
Notes:

Original release date:
June 6, 2008[36]
Release years by system:
2008 – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS[37]
2009 – iOS[37]
2012 – Windows Phone[38]
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by 2K Games[36]
  • Part of the Civilization series

Original release date:
September 21, 2008[39]
Release years by system:
2008 – PC (Windows)[39]
2009 – PC (macOS)[39]
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by 2K Games[39]
  • Remake of Sid Meier's Colonization (1994)[39]
  • Part of the Civilization series
  • Included in the Civilization IV: The Complete Edition (2009) compilation[33]

Original release date:
September 21, 2010[40]
Release years by system:
2010 – PC (Windows, macOS)[40]
2014 – PC (Linux)
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by 2K Games[40]
  • Part of the Civilization series
  • Two expansion packs, Civilization V: Gods & Kings (2012) and Civilization V: Brave New World (2013), developed by Firaxis and published by 2K Games; additional downloadable content (DLC) also released[41][42]
  • Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition (2011) includes the original game and all DLC released to date; Civilization V: Gold (2013) includes the original game, Gods & Kings, and all DLC; Civilization V: The Complete Edition (2014) includes the original game, both expansion packs, and all DLC[43][44][45]

Original release date:
July 7, 2011[46]
Release years by system:
2011 – PC (Facebook Platform)[46]
Notes:

Original release date:
October 9, 2012[49]
Release years by system:
2012 – PC (Windows), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360[49]
2013 – PC (macOS), iOS[49]
2014 – Android, PC (Linux)[49][50]
2016 – PlayStation Vita[51]
Notes:
Haunted Hollow

Original release date:
May 2, 2013[53]
Release years by system:
2013 – iOS[53]
Notes:
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

Original release date:
May 9, 2013[54]
Release years by system:
2013 – PC (Windows), iOS[54]
Notes:
  • Turn-based tactics game
  • Published by 2K Games[54]
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies

Original release date:
November 7, 2013[55]
Release years by system:
2013 – PC (Windows), iOS[55]
Notes:
  • Turn-based tactics game
  • Published by 2K Games[55]

Original release date:
July 2, 2014[56]
Release years by system:
2014 – Android, iOS[56]
2015 – PlayStation Vita[57]
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by 2K Games[56]
  • Part of the Civilization series
  • PlayStation Vita release is an expanded version titled Civilization Revolution 2 Plus[57]

Original release date:
October 24, 2014[58]
Release years by system:
2014 – PC (Windows, macOS, Linux)[58]
Notes:

Original release date:
March 12, 2015[60]
Release years by system:
2015 – PC (Windows, macOS), iOS[60]
Notes:
  • 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Published by 2K Games[60]
  • Part of the Civilization series; features cross-connectivity features with Civilization: Beyond Earth[60]

Original release date:
February 5, 2016[61]
Release years by system:
2016 – PC (Windows, macOS, Linux), PlayStation 4, Xbox One[61]
Notes:
  • Turn-based tactics game
  • Published by 2K Games[61]
  • Part of the X-COM series
  • One expansion pack, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (2017), developed by Firaxis and published by 2K Games; additional DLC also released[62]

Original release date:
October 21, 2016[63]
Release years by system:
2016 – PC (Windows, macOS)[64]
2017 – PC (Linux), iOS[64]
2018 – Nintendo Switch[65]
Notes:

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