The strategy has kept us engrossed in maps, army lists, and construct orders since the dawn of PC gaming. It’s also one of the most diverse, with everything from diehard grognards to people who want to see Gandhi nuke Montezuma catered for.
You’ll find everything from fast-paced, competitive RTS games to long-lasting 4X romps in this collection. We have a lot of history if you’re interested in learning about it. Is this supposed to be a science fiction story? To be sure, there are a few of them. Quite often, fantasy. We’ve chosen the best game to play right now in the case of the multi-part series. We can feature multiple entries from the same series if we believe they are sufficiently different that you would benefit from playing both.
4th Edition of Europa Universalis
Paradox’s long-running flagship strategy game, which puts you in charge of a nation from the late Middle Ages to the early 1800s, is the ultimate grand strategy game. You decide on the country’s political strategy, intervene in politics, command its armies, and build an empire as its leader.
In Europa Universalis 4, you may start changing history right away. During the Hundred Years’ War, England had the potential to defeat France and establish a vast continental empire. The Iroquois can fight European settlers, constructed ships, and conquered the Old World. It’s huge and active, and it’s only grown in size over time. Even though the simulation can be difficult at times, it’s worth taking a chance and seeing where alt-history takes you.
Any list of the best strategy games would be incomplete without adding Civilization. Our favorite game in the series is now Civilization 6, especially since it includes a couple of expansions. Cities have evolved into massive animals with specialized sections, necessitating the consideration of the future when laying out tiles.
The expansions gave the franchise additional twists, but they didn’t completely alter it. They introduce the concept of the Golden and Dark Ages, with benefits and penalties based on your Civilization’s progress over time and climatic change and natural disasters. It’s a new and exciting Civ.
The Solar Empire’s Sins
The Sins of a Solar Empire spectrum is comparable to that of a 4X strategy game. It is a game about galactic empires that rise, fall and rise again in the span of an afternoon, particularly when their massive capital ships emerge from hyperspace above half-burning worlds. Diplomacy and giant spaceships are both possibilities. Play the Rebellion expansion to inflate your spaceships to ridiculous proportions. It is, however, done in an RTS system.
“Stellaris” is a Latin word that means “star.”
Few movies manage to capture the spirit of intergalactic science fiction. Stellaris enters Room 4X with an “everything and the kitchen sink” mentality. It’s a sci-fi game with elements of EU4, Paradox’s grand strategy game, but set in a universe where robot rebellion coexists alongside aliens residing in black holes. It’s a liberating sandbox where you can direct your species and empire through the stars by tampering with their genetic code, enslaving aliens, or swallowing the galaxy as a ravenous colony of sentient insects, culminating in a plethora of storylines.
Infinite is a legendary game.
Endless Legend: Fantasy 4X illustrates that a good story doesn’t have to be sacrificed to make a good 4X game. Each of the game’s asymmetrical factions has distinct characteristics, and story quests feature some of the best writing in any strategy game. For example, the Broken Lords are vampiric spirits who live in armor and struggle with their lethal existence; the necrophage, on the other hand, is a violent force of nature that seeks to consume, forsaking diplomacy in favor of ultimate conquest. There are 13 factions in total, including expansions, each with its quirks. The apex of faction architecture is reached at this point.