Top PC Strategy Games of All Time
Children often can't grasp strategic thinking, which is why you're unlikely to hear a bunch of school kids on the bus chatting about tactics in Europa Universalis 4 or Crusader Kings 2. For them it's all about the latest FIFA or Call of Duty.
Whilst you could argue that both FIFA and COD require a level of strategy, the list of the PC's Top Strategy Games of All Time doesn't dabble which such simplicities. In addition to the aforementioned hardcore titles, PC strategy games are dominated by long-term franchises such as Total War, StarCraft, XCOM, Command & Conquer and Civilization. These are games so in-depth that you'll be weeks into the experience and likely yet to have scratched the surface.
So if you want to feel more cleverer than the average Joe you should stop signing into Xbox LIVE to play Call of Duty against a bunch of teenagers, and instead load up Steam and download any of the games from our list of the Best PC Strategy Games of All Time. By the time you're done you'll have bumped your IQ up a few notches.
Play it with a mate and it's a lot of fun, but there's little RTS innovation here.
Simply put, Dawn of War II feels like the result of some mad scientist's experiment, the by product of the splicing of Dawn of War with Company of Heroes, Relic's other, more recent RTS.
Settlers 7 is a fabulous game. It's unique, challenging, refreshing, and all sorts of beautiful.
There's a magic in Fall of the Samurai's weird juxtaposition of old and new.
Gods & Kings will certainly rekindle the attention of those faithful to Civilization V's streamlined focus.
A fantastic package that outdoes its peers not in tactical nuance, but in raw spectacle.
Total War: Rome 2 is a great game, but not the masterpiece you may have been hoping for.
A rewarding, idiosyncratic romp imbued with nonsense, humour, and pathos.
The Sims 2 is worth getting ahold of under any circumstances - though it's far more likely to get ahold of you somehow. And I warn you: it won't let go.
So in conclusion, Dawn of War is a great game. Players who just wish to play single player should approach with caution, whereas online gamers should lap up this excellent title