Top Strategy Games of All Time
Strategy games are the Great British Bake Off of the video game world. You need a modicum of intelligence and the ability to think ahead in order to perform to the highest level. You don't think Mary Berry simply bungs a load of eggs, butter, flour and sugar into a bowl and a beautifully decorated Prinsesstårta cake suddenly appears. No chance. The key to creating this wonderful Swedish layer cake is to plan ahead.
Many a strategy game begin with base building, but you need to know your build order to ensure your time on is used efficiently so not to give your opponents the upper hand. This process can take hours to master, often with the aid of a trusted notepad which lists in exact detail the order in which moves should be made.
Command & Conquer and StarCraft II are fine examples of where build orders are important, but even the likes of Total War and Civilization rely to a degree on making sure things are done in an order which works for your style of play.
So here are VideoGamer's Top Strategy Games of All Time.
Another quality strategy title from the Game Dev Story team.
A rewarding, idiosyncratic romp imbued with nonsense, humour, and pathos.
Calculords takes the turn-based card game and makes it its own.
Total War: Rome 2 is a great game, but not the masterpiece you may have been hoping for.
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.
Advance Wars 2 is one of the greatest turn-based-strategy games ever made. If you own a GBA you really should own this game
A glorious balance of turn-based management and real-time combat. As good as historical RTS gets.
An exceptional game that will keep megalomaniacs off the streets for months to come. Civilization IV showcases the very best that the turn-based strategy genre has to offer.
A mind-bogglingly addictive strategy game you can carry with you. Does life get any better than this?
Genuine gaming additions such as the new tech-trees ensure that Winter Assault is just as essential an online experience as the original DoW.