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



  • @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


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    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.



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  • Always glad to help. And if you don't believe just my word on it, just know that there is a reason why it's in top 10 most popular games on GOG (Though No Man's Sky is on there as well...). And TotalBiscuit says it's one of the best, if not the best turn based strategy game ever made.



  • @TokyoSlim You are correct. I mistook the similar looking names with the same-ish looking picture.

    My sincerest apologies @Doctor-Professor. I am stupid dum-dum

    Corrected:

    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
    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone)



  • 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
    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone)
    Age of empires 2

    Umm… why is this masterpiece not on this list yet? Like, seriously?



  • 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
    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone)
    Age of empires 2
    Homeworld (remastered, I guess. If you want me to pick a "version")

    Speaking of masterpieces.
    Youtube Video



  • @Brannox Can it be a strategy game within a non strategy game? lol



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

    @Brannox Can it be a strategy game within a non strategy game? lol

    Get your triple triad outta here. :p