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Firaxis Games, Inc.


Firaxis was formed in 1996 by the three legendary game creators Sid Meier, Brian Reynolds and Jeff Briggs. Before forming Firaxis these three created some of the best classics of all times like Railroad Tycoon and the Civilization series at Microprose Software.

The company solely focuses on Sid Meier games, first with Sid Meier's Gettysburg!, Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, and later Sid Meier's Pirates! (a remake), and the continuation of the main Civilization series with Sid Meier's Civilization III and IV

In 2005, the company was acquired by Take-Two Interactive, joining the 2K Games publishing label. In March 2006, due to cost-saving measures, fellow Take-Two development studios PopTop Software Inc. and Frog City Software were merged into the company.

Also Known As

  • Firaxis Games East, Inc. (from 1996 to Jan, 2006)


XCOM 2: Collection(2020)
XCOM: Chimera Squad(2020)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI(2018)
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen(2017)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI(2016)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution 2 Plus(2016)
XCOM 2(2016)
Sid Meier's Starships(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth(2014)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution 2(2014)
XCOM: Enemy Within(2013)
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies(2013)
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol(2013)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition(2013)
Haunted Hollow(2013)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown(2012)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: The Mobile Game(2011)
Sid Meier's Civilization V(2010)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution(2009)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization(2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution(2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution(2008)
Sid Meier's Pirates!(2007)
Sid Meier's Railroads!(2006)
CivCity: Rome(2006)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV(2005)
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life(2004)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests(2003)
Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory(2002)
Sid Meier's SimGolf(2002)
Sid Meier's Civilization III(2001)
Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle(2001)
Sid Meier's Antietam!(1999)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri(1999)
Sid Meier's Gettysburg!(1997)


The company's name was inspired by an intense musical piece composed by Jeff Briggs, President and CEO, titled… Firaxis. Firaxis is a fusion of 'fiery' and 'axis.'

Their logo features the fire wheel, which symbolizes, according to the developers, the fiery axis of creativity from which all great game elements arise.

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