Selective Creation: Strategically Build the Best 25 Strategy Games List!



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV

    I'll be honest with you all I don't really play strategy games, at all. Still got fond memories of this one though, because my brother was addicted to it back in middle/high school and even just hearing Leonard Nimoy's narrations or the absolutely gorgeous opening song take me back.



  • @Brannox Do strategy RPG's count?



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV
    Heroes III of Might and Magic

    My strategy game of choice, and for plethora of good reasons. It has many great campaigns, hundreds of scenarios and actually functional random map generator. It's a easy recommendation for anyone willing to try turn based strategy outside of Civilization series. Although I don't recommend picking the HD edition from Steam, as it lacks the two excellent expansions and random map generator. Pick it up from GOG instead, and get HD-mod and you get much better experience for less money.



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go

    Just wanted to prove that @Doctor-Professor 's guarantee isn't worth anything.



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic

    I played hours and hours of this game, and it was my introduction to the TBS genre. Powerful heroes, building cities and stacked armies to dominate the world and underworld. Man, I might have to fire this up again.



  • @TokyoSlim Until the impending Stone Shortage of 2023, that is



  • @Doctor-Professor oh, we'll probably all be dead by then.



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer

    The original. Very first strategy game I played (on PlayStation!).



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV <- Should be removed, rules state you can't have 2 games from same franchise
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2

    First game that came to mind was Starcraft 2, but I'm confident someone else well add it or the original Starcraft. Then I considered Rise of Nations but thought going through the ages I could get through Civ even though they play vastly different. So I ended up with Crusader Kings 2 because there isn't really anything quite like it. I've poured hundreds of hours into this game and gladly give Paradox more money for every major DLC that is released so they continue to support it. It has a huge learning curve but I think that adds to the satisfaction you get when you are eventually able to bend people to your will.



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV <- Should be removed, rules state you can't have 2 games from same franchise
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2
    Age of Mythology

    An oft forgotten gem. Would kill to see this franchise come back.



  • @Zikron said in Selective Creation: Strategically Build the Best 25 Strategy Games List!:

    Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV <- Should be removed, rules state you can't have 2 games from same franchise
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2

    Your allowed to have two games, just not a third.



  • @CGamor7 said in Selective Creation: Strategically Build the Best 25 Strategy Games List!:

    @Zikron said in Selective Creation: Strategically Build the Best 25 Strategy Games List!:

    Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV <- Should be removed, rules state you can't have 2 games from same franchise
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2

    Your allowed to have two games, just not a third.

    Oh farts, my bad.



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2
    Age of Mythology
    Fire Emblem Awakening

    A none PC strategy game :O


  • Global Moderator

    Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2
    Age of Mythology
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    StarCraft

    Ive spent hours and hours with this game! well balanced, epic story and it really deserves to be on this list!



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Civilization IV
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2
    Age of Mythology
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    StarCraft
    Victoria 2

    Vicky 2 is probably the game I've devoted the most time to in my life, now if only Paradox would release a third one, with the option of importing from EUIV



  • @CGamor7 Minus the tongue sticking out, but add a more lounging posture with an evil smirk looking down the nose and then your spot on...

    To your question, if the game(s) you're thinking of is PRIMARILY a strategy game, it counts. So if it has RPG elements, but is more known for strategy, I don't see why that shouldn't qualify.

    @Doctor-Professor Civilization IV will be invalidated for right now because you added after adding Chess without allowing other players to add, or the time limit to elapse. Unless you want to get rid of Chess to keep Civ IV, I'm striking it out. Now, since four people HAVE gone before you, you may any game EXCEPT Civ IV, and then you it can be put back by yourself once the criteria has been met post-whatever game you want to add.

    The updated list:

    Civilization II
    Chess
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2
    Age of Mythology
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    StarCraft
    Victoria 2



  • Civilization II
    Chess
    Heroes III of Might and Magic
    Go
    Master of Magic
    Command & Conquer
    Crusader Kings 2
    Age of Mythology
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    StarCraft
    Victoria 2
    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone)

    It's kinda like chess right? With Strategy RPG's allowed, it's an obvious choice.



  • @jipostus Back in the day, I played a game that I thought was just called Heroes and loved it. I lost my copy, though, and could never find it online after the fact. I just googled Heroes of Might and Magic III. Lo and behold, it's my long lost game. No clue how I completely misremembered the title, but I'm glad someone thinks it's good. I remember loving it, but I was never sure if that was just my mind playing tricks on me. Imma try and play it again I think!



  • @Brannox to be fair, @Doctor-Professor didn't add Civ IV and it should go back on.



  • This post is deleted!