Colonization happens in most strategy games but not always under that name. It may also refer to the following games:
- Sid Meier's Colonization was the original. It was designed by Sid Meier and Brian Reynolds, developed and published by MicroProse, and released in 1994.
- Colonization too was a free imitation, sadly abandoned in about 2004. Its material remains available. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/coltoo/ and some notes on the FreeCol forums.
- FreeCol is an open source free-to-play imitation, under constant improvement since its launch in 2003.
- Civilization IV: Colonization, a remake of the 1994 game (not requiring Civilization IV), was developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games in September 2008.