Top Strategy Games of 2010
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top strategy games of 2010, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
It's hard and depressing, but if you put in the effort, you won't be disappointed.
Greed Corp is a fantastic addition to XBLA and the PlayStation Store; a thoughtful and charming title that puts a unique spin on the board-game strategy.
The tower defense game is a rare breed on XBLA, but Toy Soldiers waves the flag for its genre valiantly. The strategy is in depth and the shooting is solid.
Settlers 7 is a fabulous game. It's unique, challenging, refreshing, and all sorts of beautiful.
Like any standard RTS, R.U.S.E. is an exercise in balance. The difference here is that this game tries to simultaneously balance the interests of the console and the traditions of RTS.
There's little wrong with Chaos Rising. In almost all respects, it's a better game than Chaos Rising, and from a campaign perspective, the best since Warcraft III.
The combat system is almost flawless. Bar the odd insane difficulty spike, even the dreaded grind is pleasurable. It attains that holy grail of game design: easy to learn, but hard to master.
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.
Civilization V is the most playable Civilization game to date.
StarCraft II can be daunting, distressing and demanding but it's one of the richest and most expertly produced video games of recent years.