There are few categories as synonymous with Computer gaming as strategy games. The format is best for armchair generals, sitting hunched over a keyboard and mouse as you plan your next move.

With a wide number of strategy games ever push at your borders and strategy elements being a solid part of every category, from RPG to adventure game, we thought it’s time to take a look at the top best strategy games on PC.

Homeworld: Remastered

The Real-Time Strategy Game Homeworld 3 gaming is as beautiful, as jaw-dropping, and as best as the intro to Homeworld. Admiringly this space based game follows it up with a complicated and deep strategy sim that pushes all the right buttons in a truly pleasing campaign.

Battle Chess

It would be remiss of us to exclude the ur-strategy game. Chess has been with us for quite a while but one missing thing in the board version (unless you’re a despot) is violence. Battle Chess ends the game with violent , and often quite funny, animations.


XCOM 2 is that hard to find thing, a next version that plays with the unique technique. Not only giving you more XCOM for your money, it twists the settings and the way the game plays, adding awesome new features and making your strategy from the first game outdated. A modern classic.

Civilization VI

Every Civilization game different from the last one in many ways, and with growing like big Storm coming out for Civilization VI this is looking like one of the most prominent feature-complete strategy games in the market.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

The Star Union is no more, long live your group. Find out what actually happened to the Union whilst created out your own empire as you fight for your living. Age of Wonders: Planetfall arrived late to this list, but an extremely worthy for your money.

Into the Breach

Bugs? Cities? Mechs? Into the Breach has it all, and with full knowledge at your fingertips and a replay feature, you'll have no one else to blame as you try to save the world against invasion in this sci-fi strategy masterpiece.

Mount & Blade: Warband

Combining several big categories into one, Mount & Blade: Warband is a colossal success. The centre of the game fall in its strategic and tactical layer, as you created an army and then take the first line yourself, leading your forces to victory, or defeat enemies.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

The Three Kingdoms time has been rife for films, games, novels and more. Total War’s foray into the period not only mixes the Total War genius for strategic combat, it also includes character-led explanation that has to be played to be belief.

Crusader Kings II

Prodigious at first, Crusader Kings II remains one of the industry’s best anecdote creators. Take control of a demesne or a country and try to make sure your legacy over the ages as plots from within and without threaten to topple your dynasty.

StarCraft II

Blizzard has always been lord of their craft, and StarCraft II is their crowning success. With a single player mode game that gives a new idea at every level and a multiplayer mode game so finely tuned it hurts, you will have to find hard to find anything slick in the strategy sphere.

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