A plan of action designed to achieve a long term goal is what we mean by strategy; combing this meaning with a virtual simulation and a few more players can make wonders, and that is exactly what Strategy Games are.
Our list of best strategy games for pc involves the user to make moves and unveil the story of the game in real time and every decision in the game affects the user.
It is also important to note that there are two kinds of Strategy games, (i) Turn Based Strategy [TBS] (ii) Real Time Strategy. The name gives a pretty good hint as to what we mean by each of the kind. Turn based strategy runs on the concept of how the player reacts to the interactions around him and other factors in the game. Whereas, in real time strategy the game runs on the concept of how player is reacting to everything happening in real time.
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The following is the list of 10 best Strategy games for 2021-
1. Age of Mythology
The game is based on real world history of myths and legends. The users get to play as Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Chinese or Atlantean’s and worship them as their deities too. It should also be noted that the game allows the players to command monsters and get favours from their deities as well. The game presents a good balance of mythology and real history.
2. Age of Empires 2
Each and every person has heard of Age of Empires at some point in their life, and Age of Empires 2 is the second title in the Age of Empires series. It is based on real time strategy and allows the user to expand their kingdom and command numerous civilizations. It starts from the bottom and lets the user get to the top of Imperial Age, where they can clash with other civilizations (players) in real time.
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3. Sid Meier’s Civilization 6
This game revolves around construction of various monuments over a stretch of hundred years; instead of the basic commanding soldiers into wars and ruling civilizations. The strategy in this game is a mix of both real time and turn based; but it keeps the user on their feet by defining the next course as “just one more turn”.
4. Crusader Kings 3
The game is based on the life of big noble bags; it allows the user to make choices and come out on the top or bottom of the medieval race. The game was crowned as the best strategy game of 2020, and has seen major improvements compared to its predecessor.
5. Europa Universalis 4
The user is put in charge of a nation in this game, and the game is based in 1800’s. So, the user has full power to manipulate the political strategy, economy and command the armies of a nation. It is based on real history, so the user can meddle with the history as we know it; thus making it 10 times more fun to play this game.
6. Sins of a Solar Empire
This is a game which quite honestly is a very nice blend of Science Fiction and Strategy gaming. The game revolves around how a space colonies rise, stabilise and eventually fall or are wiped out by other stronger colonies. This particular game is one of a kind when it come to this genre of gaming.
7. Age of Wonders: Planetfall
The game is set on a planet which is waking up after a long period of decline. User in this game, has to squabble and make way to reach the top of the food chain. We can also witness ancient animals and plants which have been extinct. Age of Wonders: Planetfall has been a major success compared to the predecessors; it features science fiction, modern technology and ancient history in a great mix.
8. Battlefield Gothic: Armada 2
There are three vaguely 4X-like campaigns following the three Warhammer 40K factions: the Imperium, the Necron Empire, and the nefarious Tyranid Hives, but you may ignore them and just delve into some messy fights full of spiky space cathedrals clashing with enormous, tentacle-covered leviathans. Even while commanding the most slowest of armadas, the real-time tactical battle manages to be enthralling. While broadside attacks pound your hulls, enemies begin boarding, and your own men turn mutinous, you must control an entire fleet. With all of the tabletop factions available, you may try out a variety of fleet layouts and play with a variety of strange weapons.
9. Company of Heroes
Some games would strive to distance themselves from the emotional impact of a recent battle. Company of Heroes isn’t one of them. It’s torturous, demanding, and cruel. Sure, the muddy artillery plumes could have come directly out of Saving Private Ryan, but the outcome is the most intense RTS yet developed, wonderfully recreating the tactical stalemate between WWII’s asymmetrical force.
10. Hearts of Iron 4
Hearts of Iron 4 is a hybrid grand strategy and sandbox wargame that is equally at home with logistics and exact combat plans as it is with diplomacy and sandboxy oddities. It’s ostensibly a World War 2 game, but it lets you ignore history whenever you like. Do you want to rule the globe as a communist United Kingdom? Take a chance. Perhaps Germany will be defeated early in the war, leaving Italy in charge. You can even go on for as long as you wish, resulting in a WW2 that lasts till the 1950s or 1960s. With expansions, you may handle practically every element of the conflict, including naval combat, espionage, and other elements.