Top Xbox 360 Strategy Games of All Time

Welcome to's top strategy games of all-time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 17.

    Texas Hold 'Em

    Texas Hold 'Em is a weighty Xbox Live Arcade game, even if you have to pay 800 Microsoft points. For those of you who downloaded the game in the first two days, you already know you've got a bargain. Back in January, Microsoft... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 16.

    Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

    Kane's Wrath has one of the best control systems we've seen in a console RTS, but it's way too hard. Controls controls controls. This one's all about the controls. With a number of Xbox 360 RTS games now under its belt (Command... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 15.

    Tom Clancy's EndWar

    Once you get over the fact that playing EndWar makes you look and sound like a bit of a twat, you start to have quite a lot of geek-fuelled fun ordering your army about the battlefield. If nothing else, Tom Clancy's EndWar... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 14.

    Supreme Commander 2

    As far as ports go, SupCom 2 on 360 is a middling success. Controls wise, it works well, which is great - at least as well as Halo Wars. But it falls down in some crucial areas. What a strange beast the console real-time... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 13.

    From Dust

    It's easy to appreciate From Dust, but harder to enjoy it. Regardless of this fact, it's an important game - bold, innovative and different - and well worth checking out during the summer drought. Mother Nature is a cruel... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 12.

    Lord of the Rings, The Battle For Middle-earth II

    Yes, the RTS genre has been seen on consoles in the past, but never to this level, and with this much polish. Console gamers have something new to experience, in a genre that didn't seem possible. PC and console gaming is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 11.


    Whether you want something to relax with or you want to play competitively for the best part of a day, you can't go wrong with UNO. I'm not sure if it's just my age, but lately I've been playing a lot of cards. Real life... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 10.

    Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars

    Command & Conquer 3 should be in your collection if you're a console gamer. Just don't expect the Xbox 360 version to compete with the PC release. Few games hold as many fond memories as the Command & Conquer series but if... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 9.

    Civilization Revolution

    Civ Rev is certainly a game that console-owning strategy fans should at the very least try out. At a time when pulsating fast paced shooters Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 regularly fill the top two spots on Xbox LIVE, and every... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 8.

    Halo Wars

    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. Microsoft could slap the word... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 7.

    Greed Corp

    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. Although you might not have guessed it from the thick layer of polish... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 6.

    Toy Soldiers

    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. There's an endearing irony to Signal Studio's Toy Soldiers; a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 5.


    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. Every so often all of that talk about... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 4.


    Awesomenauts is a fascinating first step in bringing the MOBA genre to console. At Gamescom 2011, Valve hosted a DOTA 2 tournament that boasted one million dollars in prize money. Couple this with the eSports success of League... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 3.

    Plants vs. Zombies

    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. PopCap Games should be a household name for gamers. If you haven't played Peggle... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 2.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM works best as a panic management simulator. To get the most enjoyment from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, name your squad. Whether you opt for philosophers, authors, members of your favourite band, or even your Twitter pals, it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 1.

    XCOM: Enemy Within

    One of the best games of 2012 is back, and it might be the best game of 2013. Enemy Unknown's replay value wasn't evident until you started playing Iron Man, a mode which would cruelly wipe you out and force you to start... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC