Top 50 Best Strategy Games of All Time

1) STAR WARS Empire at War - Gold Pack

Genres: Strategy / Sci-fi / Tactical / Action / Simulation / Adventure

Released in: 2006

Developer: Petroglyph

Publisher: LucasArts / Lucasfilm / Disney

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE / AMD Radeon X550 Series

RAM: 256 MB

 

 

2) Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition

Genres: Strategy / Sci-fi / Tactical / Action / Simulation / Adventure

Released in: 2009

Developer: PopCap Games, Inc.

Publisher: PopCap Games, Inc. / Electronic Arts

 

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1500+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT / AMD Radeon HD 3470

RAM: 512 MB

 

3) Desperados III

Genres: Strategy / Stealth / Tactical / Action / Historical / 3rd Person / Indie / Survival / Adventure

Released in: 2020

Developer: Mimimi Games

Publisher: THQ Nordic

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz / AMD FX-4350

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 / AMD Radeon HD 6950

RAM: 4 GB

 

4) Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Genres: Strategy / Sci-fi / Action / Adventure

Released in: 2007

Developer: Gas Powered Games

Publisher: Square Enix

 

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 1.83GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT / AMD Radeon X800 GTO

RAM: 1 GB

 

5) Mini Metro

Genres: Strategy / Puzzle / Simulation / Indie / Casual / Management / Building

Released in: 2015

Developer: Dinosaur Polo Club

Publisher: Dinosaur Polo Club

 

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 340 / AMD Radeon X1900 GT

RAM: 2 GB

 

6) Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

Genres: RPG / Open World / Crafting / Strategy

Released in: 2017

Developer: Larian Studios

Publisher: Larian Studios

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz / AMD APU A10-6700T Quad-Core

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6770

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

7) FTL: Faster Than Light

Genres: Strategy / Sci-fi / Indie / Simulation / Survival / Adventure / RPG

Released in: 2012

Developer: Subset Games

Publisher: Subset Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce G 100 / AMD Radeon HD 3300

RAM: 1 GB

 

8) The Riftbreaker: Prologue

Genres: Strategy / Action / Survival / Simulation / Sandbox / Tower Defense / Crafting / RPG / Sci-fi / Adventure / Indie / Building

Released in: 2020

Developer: EXOR Studios

Publisher: EXOR Studios / Surefire Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 VRAM 2 GB / AMD Radeon R7 265

RAM: 8 GB

 

9) Orcs Must Die! 2

Genres: Tower Defense / Action / Strategy / Indie / RPG / Adventure / 3rd Person / Shooter

Released in: 2012

Developer: Robot Entertainment

Publisher: Robot Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT / AMD Radeon HD 6380G

RAM: 2 GB

 

10) Into the Breach

Genres: Strategy / Indie / Sci-fi / Puzzle / RPG / Tactical / Simulation

Released in: 2018

Developer: Subset Games

Publisher: Subset Games

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1700+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

11) Transistor

Genres: Indie / Sci-fi / RPG / Action / Strategy / Tactical / Adventure

Released in: 2014

Developer: Supergiant Games

Publisher: Supergiant Games

 

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz / AMD Phenom II X2 550

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS VRAM 512 MB / AMD Radeon HD 5550 VRAM 512 MB

RAM: 4 GB

 

12) Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Genres: Strategy / Tactical / 3rd Person / Sci-fi

Released in: 2012

Developer: Ironclad Games / Stardock Entertainment

Publisher: Stardock Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2200+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT / AMD Radeon X1650 GT

RAM: 2 GB

 

13) Door Kickers

Genres: Tactical / Strategy / Simulation / Action / Indie / Shooter / Puzzle

Released in: 2014

Developer: KillHouse Games

Publisher: KillHouse Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2200+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / AMD Radeon X1950 Series

RAM: 2 GB

 

14) Company of Heroes

Genres: Strategy / Action / Tactical / Historical

Released in: 2006

Developer: Relic Entertainment

Publisher: SEGA

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1700+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

15) Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

Genres: Strategy / Sci-fi / Tactical / Action / Simulation / Adventure

Released in: 2016

Developer: Firaxis Games / Aspyr (Mac) / Aspyr (Linux)

Publisher: 2K / Aspyr (Mac) / Aspyr (Linux)

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 810

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 v4 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 4 GB

 

16) Sid Meier's Civilization V

Genres: RPG / Adventure / Strategy / Open World / Indie

Released in: 2010

Developer: Firaxis Games / Aspyr (Mac) / Aspyr (Linux)

Publisher: 2K / Aspyr (Mac) / Aspyr (Linux)

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

17) Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

Genres: Strategy

Released in: 2020

Developer: Petroglyph / Lemon Sky Studios

Publisher: Electronic Arts

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 4 GB

 

18) Crusader Kings III

Genres: Strategy / RPG / Simulation / Medieval / Historical / Sandbox / Management

Released in: 2020

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1055T v2

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon R7 260X v3

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

19) Crusader Kings II

Genres: Strategy / Medieval / Historical / Simulation / RPG / Sandbox

Released in: 2012

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3500+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 / AMD Radeon X800 XT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

20) Invisible, Inc.

Genres: Stealth / Strategy / Indie / Tactical / Action / Sci-fi / Adventure

Released in: 2015

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Publisher: Klei Entertainment

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT VRAM 512 MB / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

21) Victoria II

Genres: Strategy / Historical / Simulation / Sandbox / Management

Released in: 2010

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

 

 

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3500+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS / AMD Radeon X1900 Series

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

22) Spore

Genres: Open World / Casual / Sandbox / Simulation / Sci-fi / Adventure

Released in: 2008

Developer: Maxis™

Publisher: Electronic Arts

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel pentium 4 2.8GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2800+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT VRAM 256 MB / AMD Radeon X1300 VRAM 256 MB

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

23) Prison Architect

Genres: Simulation / Building / Strategy / Sandbox / Management / Indie / Casual

Released in: 2015

Developer: Double Eleven / Introversion Software

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT

RAM: 4 GB

 

24) Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Genres: Strategy / Historical

Released in: 2020

Developer: Tantalus / Media / Forgotten Empires

Publisher: Xbox Games Studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2105 3.1GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 8 GB

 

25) Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Genres: Strategy / Medieval / Historical / Tactical / Action / Adventure

Released in: 2019

Developer: Forgotten Empires / Tantalus Media / Wicked Witch

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 / AMD Radeon HD 6850

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

26) Tropico 6

Genres: Strategy / Simulation / Management / Sandbox / Building

Released in: 2019

Developer: Limbic Entertainment

Publisher: Kalypso Media

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2130 3.4GHz / AMD APU A10-7850K Quad-Core

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 / AMD Radeon HD 7870

RAM: 4 GB

 

27) Tropico 4

Genres: Simulation / Strategy / Management / Sandbox / Building

Released in: 2011

Developer: Haemimont Games

Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 / AMD Radeon X1600

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

28) Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Genres: Open World / Action / Simulation / 3rd Person / Crime / Adventure / Shooter / Sandbox

Released in: 2020

Developer: TaleWorlds Entertainment

Publisher: TaleWorlds Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz / AMD Ryzen R3 1200

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 v2 / AMD Radeon HD 7850

RAM: 6 GB

 

 

29) Mount & Blade: Warband

Genres: RPG / Medieval / Open World / Strategy / Sandbox / Action / Adventure / 1st Person / Historical / 3rd Person  / Simulation / Indie

Released in: 2010

Developer: TaleWorlds Entertainment

Publisher: TaleWorlds Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 XT / AMD Radeon X600 Series

RAM: 1 GB

 

 

30) Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

Genres: Strategy / Historical / Tactical / Action / Simulation / Sandbox

Released in: 2019

Developer: CREATIVE ASSEMBLY / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

Publisher: SEGA / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz / AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 7850

RAM: 4 GB

 

31) Total War: WARHAMMER II

Genres: Strategy / Action / Tactical

Released in: 2017

Developer: CREATIVE ASSEMBLY / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

Publisher: SEGA / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz / AMD Phenom 8650 Triple-Core

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 5770 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 4 GB

 

32) Total War: SHOGUN 2

Genres: Strategy / Historical / Tactical / Medieval / Action

Released in: 2011

Developer: CREATIVE ASSEMBLY / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

Publisher: SEGA / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz / AMD Semron 2600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS / AMD Radeon X1300 VRAM 256 MB

RAM: 1 GB

 

33) Total War: MEDIEVAL II - Definitive Edition

Genres: Strategy / Medieval / Historical / Tactical / Simulation / Action / Sandbox

Released in: 2006

Developer: CREATIVE ASSEMBLY / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

Publisher: SEGA / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 / AMD Radeon 9600 Series

RAM: 512 MB

 

 

34) XCOM 2

Genres: Strategy / Tactical / Sci-fi / RPG / Action / Open World

Released in: 2016

Developer: Firaxis Games / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

Publisher: 2K / Feral Interactive (Mac) / Feral Interactive (Linux)

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz / AMD Phenom 9950 Quad-Core Black Edition

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 5770 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 4 GB

 

35) XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Genres: RPG / Adventure / Strategy / Open World / Indie

Released in: 2012

Developer: Firaxis Games / Feral Interactive (Linux)

Publisher: 2K / Feral Interactive (Linux)

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT VRAM 512 MB / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

36) Valkyria Chronicles 4

Genres: Strategy / RPG / Tactical / Action / 3rd Person

Released in: 2018

Developer: SEGA

Publisher: SEGA

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz / AMD FX-6200

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850

RAM: 4 GB

 

37) Valkyria Chronicles

Genres: Strategy / RPG / Tactical / 3rd Person / Action

Released in: 2014

Developer: SEGA

Publisher: SEGA

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 / AMD Radeon HD 4750

RAM: 2 GB

 

38) The Banner Saga 2

Genres: RPG / Strategy / Indie / Tactical / Adventure / Medieval

Released in: 2016

Developer: Stoic

Publisher: Versus Evil

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Celeron E1400 Dual-Core 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 4000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / AMD Radeon X1900 GT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

39) Homeworld Remastered Collection

Genres: Strategy / Sci-fi / Simulation / Tactical / Action / Adventur

Released in: 2015

Developer: Gearbox Software

Publisher: Gearbox Publishing

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon II X3 460

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 / AMD Radeon HD 4870

RAM: 2 GB

 

40) Stellaris

Genres: Sci-fi / Strategy / Sandbox / Simulation / Management

Released in: 2016

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q7400 2.66GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 640

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 v2 / AMD Radeon HD 5770 VRAM 1 GB

RAM: 2 GB

 

41) Partisans 1941

Genres: Strategy / Stealth / Tactical / Indie / Hisotirical / Action / RPG / 3rd Person

Released in: 2020

Developer: Alter Games

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870

RAM: 8 GB

 

42) Dota 2

Genres: Strategy / Action / Tower Defense / RPG / Simulation

Released in: 2013

Developer: Valve

Publisher: Valve

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3000+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 / AMD Radeon X800 GT

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

43) Europa Universalis IV

Genres: Historical / Simulation / Sandbox / Strategy / Management

Released in: 2013

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon XP 3500+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT / AMD Radeon X1900 Series

RAM: 2 GB

 

44) They Are Billions

Genres: Strategy / Survival / Zombies / Tower Defense / Building / Simulation / Management / Tactical / Indie

Released in: 2019

Developer: Numantian Games

Publisher: Numantian Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 4850e Dual Core

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 405 / AMD Radeon HD 4200

RAM: 3 GB

 

 

45) Anno 1404 - History Edition

Genres: Strategy / Simulation / Building / Management / Medieval

Released in: 2020

Developer: Ubisoft Mainz

Publisher: Ubisoft

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz / AMD FX-4130

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon R7 265

RAM: 4 GB

 

 

46) Wasteland 3

Genres: RPG / Strategy / Open World / Tactical

Released in: 2020

Developer: inXile Entertainment

Publisher: inXile Entertainment

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD FX-8320

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon HD 7970

RAM: 8 GB

 

 

47) Nebuchadnezzar

Genres: Sandbox / Building / Management / Strategy / Historical / Simulation / Indie

Released in: 2021

Developer: Nepos Games

Publisher: Nepos Games

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 910e

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 / AMD Radeon HD 6750

RAM: 2 GB

 

 

48) Gears Tactics

Genres: Strategy / Tactical / RPG / Sci-fi

Released in: 2020

Developer: Splash Damage / The Coalition

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz / AMD FX-6300

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti / AMD Radeon R7 260X

RAM: 8 GB

 

49) Endzone - A World Apart

Genres: Strategy / Survival / Simulation / Indie / Building / Sandbox / Management

Released in: 2021

Developer: Gentlymad Studios

Publisher: Assemble Entertainment / WhisperGames

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 280

RAM: 8 GB

 

50) Iron Harvest

Genres: Strategy / Sci-fi / Tactical / Action / Simulation / Adventure

Released in: 2020

Developer: KING Art

Publisher: Deep Silver

 

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz / AMD FX-8370

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 VRAM 2 GB / AMD Radeon RX 550X VRAM 4 GB

RAM: 8 GB

 
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