Top Strategy Games of 2009
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top strategy games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
Halo Wars is as good as RTS games get on console, and the perfect opportunity for 360 owners who have never played an RTS before to see what all that geeky micro-management stuff is all about.
Westward drip feeds you with enough enjoyment that you’ll want to play until you have finished the lengthy story mode and is only let down by some slight control issues.
This isn’t a game for the easily discouraged, but if you're willing to put in the time and effort geoDefense delivers some truly satisfying gameplay.
Anno is well executed and breezy, but not without its flaws. Wii owners won’t find anything else like it on their console.
If you can set aside your pre-conceptions of what is expected from a CCG or RTS title then you’ll find yourself with an experience that’s entirely new and wholesomely rewarding.
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is a great fit for the PSP, an ideal portable game, and well worth picking up.
Fieldrunners doesn't do anything to advance to the tower defense genre, but if you're a PSP owner looking for a budget slice of real time strategy goodness, it's just what the doctor ordered.
Empire is without doubt or reservation the best Total War yet and is a game of unmatched scope and ambition, with its uniquely compulsive blend of turn-based strategy and real-time tactics.
If you've never sampled the wonder that is calling a nuclear strike down on your enemy in World in Conflict, then this Director's Cut is unequivocally worth forking out your hard-earned cash for.
The basic gameplay isn't exactly original, but it's been executed so well on the Xbox 360 that it absolutely needs to be in your collection.