What are some alternatives?
When comparing Total War and Age of Mythology, you can also consider the following products
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI - Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a Turn-based Strategy, War, Tactical, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Firaxis and published by 2K.
0 A.D. - 0 A. D. is a free, open-source, historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) game currently under development by Wildfire Games, a global group of volunteer game developers. Download 0 A. D.
FreeCiv - Freeciv is an open-source, turn-based strategy game based on Civilization II.
Age of Empires - Age of Empires is the critically acclaimed, award winning Real Time Strategy (RTS) game with a legacy spanning over 20 years and nearly a dozen titles in the franchise.
The Battle for Wesnoth - The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme.
Banished - As always, Email support (at) shiningrocksoftware (dot) com if you have any issues. This will likely be the last update of Banished, except for any major bug fixes. The OSX and Linux versions development has stopped, and won't be released.