FreeCiv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal:
To become the greatest civilization.
Players of the Civilization® series by Microprose® should feel at home, since one aim of FreeCiv is to have optional modes (called rulesets) with compatible rules.
FreeCiv is maintained by an international team of coders and enthusiasts, and is easily one of the most fun and addictive network games out there!
That also means it has very extensive multilanguage support, something rare in games.