What are the best strategy games? It’s a daunting question to answer, with the genre spanning back almost as long as humans have been playing games. Even if we’re just limiting ourselves to the digital variety, there are dozens and dozens of RTSes, 4Xes, wargames, and grand strategy paragons worthy of high praise. After much consideration, they’ve been narrowed down to the best of the best. In terms of classification, this list contains games in which strategy is the primary concern – or at least one of a handful of primary concerns. As Sid Meier would say, these games present a series of interesting choices that can lead you to defeat or triumph. Effort was taken to include a variety of subgenres of strategy as well, even though those can sometimes be difficult to compare to one another. This list also favors games that still hold up and are fun to play today over those that are considered definitive, innovative, or trend-setting. While some consideration was … [Read more...] about The 20 best strategy games ever
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games™ 200 is finally here. The team has been working on bringing you this issue for a long time. With the mag's 15th birthday last year and its big 'How To' special issue in January, the team has always had this one in mind, gradually putting the pieces together. And it's special in more ways than one, as it's not only a celebration issue, but also a bumper one with a 36-page supplement with The 200 Greatest Games Of All Time included. You can buy yourself a copy now from MyFavouriteMagazines or from your local newsagents/supermarket.The 200 greatest games of all timeIt seemed only right that since the team marked issue 100 with its 100 Greatest Games that they should follow it up in issue 200 with The 200 Greatest Games Of All Time. This is a brand new list with brand new write-ups of all the top picks. The team started out with a long-list of over 700 entries and gradually boiled it down over several months to the final list. It not only represents the very best the … [Read more...] about games™ 200 is here! The 200 greatest games of all time revealed!
Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube What is the best PC strategy game? Some would say StarCraft II, others Civilization VI. Join us, as we list the genre’s greatest hits, featuring the biggest Steam games available. Fun fact: the strategy game genre was first invented back in 1938, when Winston Churchill looked out an aeroplane window over France and thought, "Hey, this would make a really cool video game, whatever that is." Probably. Since then, there have been about a hundred million different strategy games, simulating about as many different kinds of fighting as we humans have had reasons to fight one another. From the all-encompassing broad strokes of the Civilization series to the individually rendered blades of the Total War games, not to forget the far-flung fantasy tech of StarCraft - strategy games are as diverse as they come. Don't have a strategic bone in your body? Then stimulate your fingers with the best FPS games on PC. But which are the absolute top … [Read more...] about The best strategy games on PC
Someone probably knows how Drake of the 99 Dragons ended up on Steam, but I can't find them. Majesco, the game's embattled publisher, has dutifully emptied their back catalog onto the service over the past few years, ostensibly with the hope that cult classics like Advent Rising and A Boy and His Blob might summon up a brief renaissance, or at least help them find some quarters in the cushions. Still, this is a weird choice. As a teenaged disciple of the games media, Drake of the 99 Dragons was the first game I remember earning a gleeful shellacking from all sides. Gamespot saddled it with a 1.6, IGN with a 2.9, and Electronic Gaming Monthly, who in those days assigned three critics each to every review, gave it a 2.5, a 2, and a 0.5, earning it the Shame of the Month. Those abysmal scores earned Drake of the 99 Dragons an ignoble reputation, but as a whole, I don't know if it quite stacks up to the comical reverence pressed upon the really bad games. You know what I'm talking about: … [Read more...] about One of the worst games of all time is now on Steam: Revisiting Drake of the 99 Dragons
As the name might suggest, the PC Gamer Weekender is all about celebrating the best in PC gaming. What better way to do that than gorging yourself on strategy games and crushing your enemies (friends) under your heel? Then maybe checking out the merch and getting a coffee because holy hell was that an early train to get here... Aaanyway, one of the things you’ll find at the show is a collection of some of the greatest strategy games of all time, all playable on top spec super PCs. The selection covers everything from the trenches of World War 2 with Company of Heroes 2, to the deep recesses of galactic politics with Endless Space 2. And no strategy collection would be complete without Warhammer, which is why there’ll be Total War: Warhammer, Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3, and Rise of the Tomb Kings, the latest expansion for Total War: Warhammer 2. That means you get both ends of the Warhammer spectrum from warriors, monsters and magic furiously clashing, right … [Read more...] about The PC Gamer Weekender is gathering the greatest in strategy gaming under one roof