Popular Turn-Based Strategy Games
There are many strategy games for PC, and we have them within our reach for many years, so from the start, it is quite complicated to make a list with the best without falling into putting tens and dozens of them. But that’s what we’re going to do.
Thanks to the strategy games we have seen civilizations born, empires created and suffered from the beautiful (in the best sense of the expression) to manage all kinds of resources, establish commercial relations with other peoples and even settle on other planets.
We wanted to celebrate the genre by selecting the 23 best strategy games for PC. It could have been more, as I said at the beginning, but there is no doubt about the quality of all those on this list. If you dare to approach any of them, the hours of fun are assured. We go there:
- Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
‘Age of Empires II’ is a lord infamous where there, of course. In addition to campaigns dedicated to historical figures such as William Wallace, Joan of Arc or Genghis Khan, the title offers 13 different civilizations with their units, specialties, and bonuses. A well of hours ideal for fans of the Middle Ages. And for the rest too.
Even in strategy games, we can’t get rid of zombies, Hey. But ‘Atom Zombie Smasher‘ deserves to be on this list despite being a rather small title, especially when compared to the heavyweights that make up this list. Your goal here will be to save civilians from different areas of new air, a fictional zombie-infested city to the top.
- Atom Zombie Smasher
Even in strategy games, we can’t get rid of zombies, Hey. But ‘Atom Zombie Smasher’ deserves to be on this list despite being a rather small title, especially when compared to the heavyweights that make up this list. Your goal here will be to save civilians from different areas of new air, a fictional zombie-infested city to the top.
- Black & White
Undoubtedly many of you will remember Peter Molyneux for his eccentricities over the last few years, but uh, this gentleman has designed games like the Black & White himself. A title where the player is a God in charge of making everything work properly on an island populated by different tribes. And yes, that includes working miracles.
- Caesar III
If you’ve ever fantasized about becoming a governor during the time of the Roman Empire, Caesar III is probably what you’re looking for. You’re going to have to build cities and make your citizens happy with everything that goes with it. Well of hours? Of course.
- Civilization II
Almost five years passed between the launch of Sid Meier’s First ‘Civilization’ until the arrival of ‘Civilization II,’ but seeing the result, we can calmly say that the wait was worth it. We are talking about the mid-1990s and a saga that is still alive today, almost 30 years later, but we are keeping this second delivery. The most significant change was at the visual level, adopting here an isometric perspective instead of the original’s zenith, but novelties were also introduced in the units, in the AI and much more. Jewelry.
- Command & Conquer
‘Command & Conquer’ is one of those games that can never be missing from a list of this kind dedicated to strategy. The work of Westwood Studios moved us to an alternate timeline where a meteorite crashed in Italy in the mid-1990s, letting out a toxic substance called Tiberius. From there we have two factions opposed by the interest in Tiberius, which gives rise to the two playable campaigns. And come, to manage resources and to charge the enemy base has been said.
- Commandos 2
Probably this Commandos 2, along with the first installment of the saga, was one of the few titles I’ve played on PC throughout my life. And I took their proper hours. If you are looking for tactical strategy in real-time with a setting based on the Second World War with a squadron command at your command with which you must infiltrate in the enemy lines, to give it a try.
- Company of Heroes
Another one that is undoubtedly one of the best real-time strategy video games is ‘Company of Heroes.’ Is set during the Second World War, offering two playable factions, and yes, puts us squarely in the Battle of Normandy.
- Crusader Kings II
‘Crusader Kings II’ is another one of those games designed for those who like stories set in the Middle Ages. In this case, the player will have the opportunity to control a dynasty throughout nearly 400 years, specifically from the year 1066 to 1453, and even going back further still in time through some of its DLC. Great high-flight strategy.
- Dune II
In 1992, three years before Command & Conquer saw the light, Virgin Games launched the Dune II market, another of the many titles that form part of the Westwood Studios catalog. In this case, it was a game of real strategy based on the movie of David Lynch, which in turn was an adaptation of the novel written by Frank Herbert. And although it’s not the first real-time strategy game in history, it did end up laying the groundwork for the genre. Little joke.