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Top 50 strategy games in history

BingMag.com Top 50 strategy games in history

Strategy games are among the richest and most diverse game genres, especially on PCs, so the list of the best style games will naturally be very long. The release date of the games you see in the leaderboard varies from 28 years ago to a few months ago. All of these games are playable to this day, so if you have a craving for strategy games, be sure to follow our list.

We have developed an open and flexible definition of "strategy game" to compile this list. In the following you will find both Real-Time Strategy (RTS) and Turn-Based Strategy (TBS) games. The background of the games varies from small clashes between robots to historical epic battles. However, what all games have in common is that you control a series of forces in them. Therefore, Management games are not in this list. Of course, the builder plays an important role in many games on this list, but there is no mention of football management games and spaghetti chain restaurants. We can introduce the game:

50. Humanity ( Humankind )

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Platform : Personal Computers, Google Stadium
Year of Release : 2021

When Amplitude Studio announced that it was busy Making a historic 4X game, there was no doubt that it would be compared to the Civilization series. 1. Expand 2. Explore 3. Exterminate 4. Exploit. Since the first part of these four things starts with the sound EX or X, it is called 4X. But humanity is more than a blind imitation of Sid Meier's classic strategy series. Yes, in this game, like civilization, you can go through several technological eras, but the most interesting feature of the game of humanity is that you can combine different cultures to achieve different points and different modes. In this game, do not be surprised if you see that the Japanese temples and the Mayan pyramids and the Italian opera halls are next to each other. In general, there are a million different builds of civilization in humanity, and this diversity is really exciting. Despite all the different combinations of civilization, the game may seem a little confusing and heavy at first. But in this game you can instantly change your plan from the ground up and turn your civilization from a country whose strong point is fuel production, to a diplomatic power or a giant in the field of research, and this flexibility in the game is perfectly implemented. If you are tired of civilization, this game is a good alternative to it.

Similar games: Civilization is the most similar game to humanity, but another series of amplitude, called Endless Legend ) - which is mentioned in the continuation of the list - is also a suitable option for those who are interested in the game.

49. Company of Heroes ( Company of Heroes )

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Platform : PCs, iOS, Android
Release Year : 2006

War Heroes World War II looks like a new realm in the game world. This game managed to combine the humanity hidden in the Band of Brothers series with the successful formula of making simultaneous strategy games. Even when you send a detachment of soldiers on a deadly mission due to a wrong decision and replace them with new detachments, you feel that the lives of all these soldiers are valuable and that their futile death may weigh on your conscience. Part of this sense goes back to the game's detailed graphics, made possible by the Essence Engine, and part of it related to the narrative rhythm of the missions.

Has the situation of the riots been well portrayed by the group of heroes? Even when shooting starts, a few bullets hit the trenches before someone is killed, and Relic makes sure he has enough time to react whenever something happens that needs your attention. Be. Although the soldiers you control are just pixels on the screen, don't be surprised if you find that instead of choosing the fastest way to victory, you try to make tactical decisions to ensure that these soldiers survive.

Similar games: The Heroes 2 squad deals with the East Front, and although it is a respectable sequel, it does not have the genius of the first game. If you are looking for another strategy game that deals with World War II conflicts on a small scale with a completely different tactical approach, take a look at Men of War and Silent Storm, a parallel history squadron game. p>

48. Theme 2: Heritage ( Dune II: Legacy )

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Platform : Personal Computers, Amiga, Sega MegaDrive/Genesis
Year of Release : 1992

Similar games: Command & Conquer series This is because both games were made by Westwood Studios and therefore have a lot in common, but Starcraft can also be thought of as a game that focuses on science fiction with different and asymmetrical sides, a spiritual sequel to the dune. Calculated.

47. Total War: Shogun 2 ( Total War: Shogun 2 )

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Platform : Personal Computers
Year of Release : 2011

One of the biggest fans of strategy games is arguing over which Total Creative Assembly game is better than the others, and is considered by many to be the best game in the Shogun 2 series. In our opinion, Warhammer 2 (2017) and Three Kingdoms (2019) are the best games in the series, but the position of Shogun 2 is preserved as one of the classic titles in the series.

In this game, which was very heated during the Civil War Japan happens, you play the role of one of several warlords trying to take control of sixteenth-century Japan. The game's AI works well on strategic maps and tactical battlefields (AI has always been the Achilles heel of the game), and the game's campaign moves forward in a calculated way. If you show too much power, Shogun himself will set a prize on your head and all the competitors will work together to defeat you.

Given that this inherent limitation is placed in the game, to progress in The game has to be calculated and patient, not crazy to explore the realm. In this game, political thinking is as important as skill in commanding military forces. All this depth and detail is admirable for a game whose gameplay is basically lining up a series of soldiers and hitting enemy forces.

Similar games: Between Total War games that They have a historical background, the three kingdoms are the best option. Of course, this game adds a few fantasy and heroic elements to its historical background. Other than that, Medieval 2, Attila, or Total War: Rome are good choices. ( DEFCON )

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Platform : Personal Computers
Release Year : 2006

If it's a strategy game that can work with cold sweat Wake up, that's the game of defkan. This game is an abstract simulator of nuclear war in which the higher the level of defense readiness (Defense Readiness Condition=DEFCON), the more tension increases and the agreements that are concluded in chaos lead to bitter betrayal. Dafkan is a game in which people come down to numbers and their ashes seem to be the most insignificant thing. Points are calculated based on the number of deaths in the millions. If you can leave a million casualties in your enemy territory, you get two points, while if one million civilians die in your territory, you lose only one point. The value of human lives can be summed up in these points.

The way this information is displayed is scary and minimalist, and while Dafkan is not a game you play during the night, it is unlikely that you will fall asleep after playing it. Defkan is closer to a horror genre than any other strategy game.

Similar games: Balance of Power, by Chris Crawford, Playmaker Controversy over Brinksmanship Policy during the Cold War. Nuclear War by New World Computing takes a satirical and cartoonish approach to the politics of mutually assured destruction, which is essentially the politics of nuclear war.

45. Sacrifice ( Sacrifice )

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Platform : PCs
Release Year : 2000

These are just a few of the many games that are as enjoyable as the apocalypse. The gameplay may be relatively small, but you, as a mercenary/swindler/tyrant from another world, have conquered many of these realms and will wage bloody wars in more realms. Along the way, you will release more terrifying monsters, desecrate altars, and eventually kill the gods themselves.

The five gods of the game world are memorable and charismatic, competing superficially with each other. Every god offers you to fight the enemy. Whichever you choose, it determines the stage you go through in each chapter of the story, as well as the powers and spells that are added to your collection. You may finish the story two or three times and never fight in the same battle and use the same force.

Game battles are really defining! In this game, you will explore strange and suspended lands that are full of strange monsters that are summoned by injecting them with spirits. These monsters will crush your enemies so that you can collect their souls for yourself. The spells create permanent pits on the ground, summon the dead body and crush the enemy under the giant cow. Relying on humor and style is a great way to reduce the tension of heavy and watery fighting games.

Similar Games: Dangerous Seas: Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising The battle has an epic economic and narrative model similar to the victim, but it lacks humor, a strange atmosphere, and magic.

44. Northgard ( Northgard )

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Platform : Personal Computers
Release Year : 2018

Two-legged Dragons, Armored Bears, Shield Maiden, Draugr: The appearance of Northgard, a game inspired by Scandinavian mythology, suggests that the game's creators intended to recall the strategy games of the late 1990s/early 2000s and bring to life the cheerful and flexible atmosphere in which they live. He expected everything, but this game is a combination of the games of that period and the "Build'n'bash" tradition that was created in the sequel. In this game, there is a food ecosystem, and with the arrival of winter, the style of play becomes somewhat survival (Survival). In this game, you can trade with monsters, and the tribe you control affects your style of play, and this effect goes beyond changing the forces at your disposal. Northgard is both a game-maker and a war game, but despite the breadth of gameplay, the game's creators have managed to prevent it from becoming complicated and confusing. Takes full advantage of tension and conflict and loses color. But no matter how you decide to play Northgrad, there is no doubt that it is one of the best strategy games of recent years.

Similar games: If you like the Viking game Come on, try Expeditions: Viking. Discoveries: Viking is a role-playing game with a high focus on narrative and story choices inspired by Viking communities.

43. Unity of Command ( Unity of Command )

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Platform : Personal Computers
Release Year : 2011

Unity Command is a great game to enter a new style . If you are one of those gamers who occasionally play 4X and strategy games at the same time and now you want to try the historic Wargame game, Command Unity is exactly what you are looking for. The game contains all the clever elements of the style (including Supply Line), but it does not suffocate the player in too much detail. Not for sale. Each map is designed as if the purpose behind the design was to accurately illustrate the specific tactics used in the Battle of Stalingrad. Game add-ons also introduce new approaches to the game that are consistent with the historical realities of new campaigns.

Similar games: Ultimate General: Gettysburg, like Command Unity A historical war game that is challenging yet accessible. Commander: The Great War is a similar game to World War I.

42. Command and Conquer: Reconstructed Version ( Command & Conquer Remastered Collection )

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Platform : Personal Computers
Release Year : 2020 (Original Version Command and Hold 1995 and Command and Capture: & Red Alert (C&C: Red Alert (released in 1996)

In fact, the long-running series Command and Capture has never been a single series, and its titles differ. They have a lot in common, but in the public mind, the games in this series are famous for their combination of make-and-kill gameplay and FMV interfaces with the quality of science-fiction melodrama series. In the remastered version, the first title of the series and the first title of the Red Siren series - with all their extras - have been faithfully rebuilt, and the result is excellent work.

Many were published in this decade. Command and capture was one of these giants. The game remains playable, provides a decent amount of challenge, and is full of humorous kitty, magnificent, yet enjoyable elements. EA should be commended for the high quality of this remake. In this game, the ridiculous FMVs of the game (ridiculous, of course, not in a bad way) have been reconstructed with modern image resolution, the pixel graphics of the game have been smoothed and the game interface has been improved by using elements from the user interface of the next games. Rebuilding the multiplayer part of the game and adding a map editor are other additions to the game. This package has many strengths, but the game's remastered music is so good that it alone is reason enough to buy it.

Similar games: Red Alert 2 is one of the games This is not a remake, but we have already chosen it as the best command and control game in the series. This game is still great, but if you haven't experienced it yet, you might want to wait for it to be rebuilt in the same way as the first two titles in the series.

41. X-Com: UFO Defense ( X-Com: UFO Defense )

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Platform : Personal Computers, Amiga, PlayStation 1
Year of Release : 1994

Re-experiencing Julian Gollop's masterpiece, especially considering the Firaxis reboot from the Xcomcom series and its sequel, is an informative experience. Why is it possible to send soldiers to the battlefield without weapons? Why should Xcom, the Earth's last hope for astronauts, buy the simplest tools? Why is the game's interface so confusing for novice players?

This game, also known as UFO: Enemy Unknown, is full of nerve-wracking elements. Fortunately, thanks to Xbox.com's OpenXcom project, it has been modernized and can be played on new computers. There are no annoying bugs and limitations of the main game in OpenXom, and you can install it on it if you want. Of course, the original game can still be purchased if you want, but in 2021, OpenXam is a more enjoyable way to experience Xcom. Of course, if you have a basic problem with old games, the Fraxis reboot is also a good option for the Xcom experience, but when you are on a mission to escort citizens to a safe place and have Chrysalid aliens out the door and on the wall. They go up, or in those final hours, when you can finally make an effective counterattack against the aliens, no other game comes close to the original Xcom experience. Not even its reboot.

Similar games: Xenonauts is an unofficial remake of the original Xcom, which is far more loyal to the game than the reboot of Firaxis. (Phoenix Point) .

40. 40000: (Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War)

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39. (Endless Legend)

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36. (Dawn of Man)

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: (Banished) . (RimWorld) . (Predynastic Egypt) : (Egypt: Old Kingdom) . (Clarus Victoria) .

35: : (Druidstone: Secret of the Menhir Forest)

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: 2019

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34. (Rise of Nations)

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: 2003

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33. 2 (Imperialism II)

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31. 4 (Dominions IV)

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: 4 3 (Conquest of Elysium 3) (Illwinter) .

30. (Gears Tactics)

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: 2020

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29. 40000: (Warhammer 40000: Mechanicus)

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28. (BattleTech)

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27. (Men of War)

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26. (They Are Billions)

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25. : (Imperator: Rome)

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: 2019

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: 2 (Crusader Kings 2) . 4 (Europa Universalis IV) 4 (Hearts of Iron IV) .

31. 2 (Jagged Alliance 2)

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: 2019

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22. 1800 (Anno 1800)

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: 2019

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: : (Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom) (Pharaoh) (Factorio) . (Sid Meiers Pirates) .

21. (Neptunes Pride)

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: 2010

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: 2 . (Iron Helmet) . (Blight of the Immortals) (Jupiters Folly) .

20. (The Banner Saga)

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: 2014

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19. (Frozen Synapse)

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: 2011

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18. : (Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind)

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: 2019

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: . 2 (Wildermyth) (King of Dragon Pass) .

17. : (Total War: Three Kingdoms)

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: 2019

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16. 3 (Desperados III)

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: 4
: 2020

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15. : (Distant Worlds: Universe)

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14. 4 (Europa Universalis IV)

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13. : (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden)

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: 2018

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12. 2 (Starcraft II)

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: 2010

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: (Grey Goo) 2 . (C&C) .

11. : 2 (Total War: Warhammer 2)

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: 2017

: 2 : . : 2 . : 1 . (Mortal Empires) .

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: 2 . 3 (Heroes of Might & Magic 3) .

10. 2: (Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition)

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: 2 3 (Age of Mythology) . 2 (Rise of Nations) . 2 (Red Alert 2) .

9. (Invisible, Inc)

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: 4 iOS
: 2015

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8. : (Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance)

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: 2007

(Total Annihilation) . 1997 (Duke Nukem Forever). (Cavedog) (Central Commadner Unit) . . (Chris Taylor) . : . . ( ) .

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: (Total Annihilation) 2. 2 (MechCommander 2) .

7. 6 (Sid Meiers Civilization VI)

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: 4
: 2016

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: (Endless Legend) 4 : (Age of Wonders: Planetfall) .

6. (Stellaris)

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: 2016

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2 : (Cities: Skyline) . . : . . ( : Empire Strikes Back).

: 3 (Galactic Civilizations) (Endless Space) 4 . 3 (Crusader Kings III) .

5. (Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri)

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: 1999

. : (Civilization: Beyond Earth) 2014 . 4 . . .

3 4 . (Terrain Type) (Procedural) . : . . . . .

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4. 3 (Crusader Kings 3)

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: 2 . . (King of Dragon Pass) : (Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind) .

3. 2 (XCOM 2)

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: 4 iOS
: 2016

2 (War of the Chosen) . 2 . .

(Avengers) . 1 2 .

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: : (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden) 2 . (Freedom Force) (Irrational Games) . .

2. : (FTL: Faster Than Light)

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: iOS
: 2012

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: : (Star Traders: Frontiers) . . (Into the Breach) (Subset) (Mecha) .

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: 2018

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