Description:Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head to head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.
Developer: Firaxis Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Tags:Turn-BasedPoint and ClickAlternate HistoricalModern MilitaryManagementMedieval
Description:XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.
Developer: Firaxis Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Other Platforms:PlayStation 3PlayStation VitaXbox 360
Description: Twenty years have passed since humanity lost the war against the alien invaders and a new world order now exists on Earth. After years of lurking in the shadows, XCOM forces must rise and eliminate the alien occupation.
Description:Take on the role of one Daimyo, the clan leader, and use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun the undisputed ruler of a pacified nation.
Description:The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. Rule your nation through the centuries, with unparalleled freedom, depth and historical accuracy.
Description:Take control of massive armies as you battle to conquer the known world. Be it on the battlefield or on the world map, besiege cities and route enemies. All for the ultimate goal of crushing the senate and ruling Rome.
Description:StarCraft has been called the greatest real-time strategy game ever and it's certainly one of the most critically acclaimed. StarCraft features three powerful, yet balanced races: the Terrans, the Zerg, and the Protoss. You play as each race fights to the death for the fate of the universe.
Description:The sequel to Paradox Interactive's Crusader Kings is a grand strategy game that focuses mostly on the dynasties of medieval Europe. Games begin as early as 769 and can span until 1453. Expansions have expanded the game's scope to include the Middle East, India and the Eurasian Steppe.
Description:From the creators of Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city. Transistor seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, melding responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling.
Description:In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The townspeople of Banished are your primary resource.
Description:Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!
Description:From the early Italian campaign to the battle of Waterloo, Napoleon covers two decades of relentless battles, a backdrop of a world in flames against which the story of an extraordinary military career unfolds.
Description:Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia is the third numbered title in the Heroes of Might and Magic franchise, a series of fantasy turn-based strategy games. It expands upon many of the gameplay conceits of previous games while also featuring a vastly different art style.
Description:Age of Empires 3 follows in the RTS tradition of the franchise, portraying the colonization of the Americas by the Europeans. Major gameplay changes surrounding the addition of the Home City modify the RTS formula with certain features of Role-Playing Games.
Description:Endless Legend is a fantasy-themed 4X strategy game from Amplitude Studios.You have a city, a loyal populace, and a few troops; your power and magic should be sufficient to keep them alive. But beyond that, nothing is certain… Where will you go, what will you find, and how will you react? Will your trail be one of roses, or of blood?
Description:Age of Mythology is a real-time strategy game based on the myths and heroic epics of the ancient civilizations of Scandinavia, Greece, and Egypt, players control the Atlantean hero Arkantos and can invoke powerful god powers to turn the tide of battle.
Description:Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.
Description:Heroes of Might and Magic V is a Turn-based strategy game with role-playing elements. Developed by the Russian developer, Nival and published by Ubisoft in 2006, and it is the fifth main game in the Heroes of Might and Magic franchise.
Description:Homeworld is an acclaimed 1999 outer space real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment. Touted as a "3D" real-time strategy title, Homeworld allows units to be moved freely in three dimensions.
Description:A highly ambitious real-time strategy game, Black & White casts players in the role of a newborn god responsible for cultivating a loyal following of human worshipers and interacting with a sophisticated artificial intelligence in the shape of a large anthropomorphic animal.
Description:Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels. A horde of enemies is invading, and it's up to the player to stop them by strategically building fortification towers around their base.
Description:King's Bounty: The Legend is a turn based strategy game with RPG elements that is based on the game of the same name developed by New World Computing, which in turn inspired the Heroes of Might and Magic franchise.
Description:Chris Taylor follows up his critically acclaimed title "Total Annihilation" with Supreme Commander. This time players take control of one of three factions and put an end to the "Infinite War" that has been raging across the galaxy.
Description:Civilization III is the third installment of Sid Meier's franchise and brings many new features including unique units and traits for each civilization, culture, and improved combat and graphics.
Description:Space Rangers 2 is set in the year 3300. Sentient combat robots known as Dominators are attacking the five civilizations of the Coalition: the humans, the Maloqs, the Pelengs, the Faeyans, and the Gaalians.
Description:Command a group of five Edo-era Japanese assassins in this tactical strategy game from Minimi Productions, where a samurai must uncover and destroy a conspiracy that threatens to destabilize the country.
Description:A pirate simulator created by the renowned game designer Sid Meier. Contains looting, swordsmanship and all around swashbuckling. The game was remade in 1993 for the PC; it was also reimagined in 2004 for the PC and Xbox.
Description:R.U.S.E is a Real-time Strategy (RTS) game utilizing a revolutionary deception gameplay mechanic that adds a whole new dimension to its classic faction and resource collection based battlefield action. This mechanic allows and encourages players to engage in elaborate tactics of misdirection, which are as important as any other battlefield tactic to overall success in-game.
Description:Wargame: Red Dragon is the third entry in Eugen Systems' Cold War real-time tactical series, published by Focus Home Interactive. This game brings the action to East Asia, in contrast to the European focus of the first two titles.
Description:The sequel to Shogun: Total War puts you in the role of a medieval king as you expand your empire through battles played in real-time and strategic and economic choices made in the turn-based campaign mode.
Description:Grand Strategy game from Paradox Interactive where players take command of any nation on earth to face the political and social upheavals of the 19th century. Experience an in-depth political simulation where every action you take will have various consequences all over the world.
Description:The latest installment in Best Way's World War 2 strategy franchise. Preceded by Faces of War (2006) , and Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (2004). Men of War is published by 1C company, a Russian developer/publisher responsible for the popular IL-2 Sturmovik franchise.
Description:Sacrifice is a game where the player takes on the role of a Wizard who must choose his fate and the fate of the world where five gods are vying for dominance. The game combines both real-time strategy and role playing elements using a third person point of view.
Description:The sequel to Relic Entertainment's award-winning 1999 real-time strategy game, Homeworld 2 was released in 2003, and features gameplay and interface adjustments, enhanced visuals, and a new single-player campaign.
Description:The award-winning adventure continues in Banner Saga 2! This epic, story-based, role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a breaking world. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources, and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure your viking clans make it through alive.
Description:The latest in Big Huge Games' well-received Rise of Nations series, Rise of Legends introduces a new 3D engine, some gameplay innovations, and three unique factions: the steam-powered Vinci, the desert Alin, and the mysterious Mayan-like Cuotl. The game combines elements from both traditional RTS and turn-based strategy games.
Description:Containing a mixture of simulation and strategy games, Evil Genius tasks players with constructing an underground lair capable of defeating the Forces of Justice, maintaining minions, and developing notoriety in a quest of world domination.
Description:Disciples II is a turn-based strategy game in the vein of Heroes of Might and Magic. It is notable for its strong art design, and well-realized fiction. It was fairly well recieved, lauded for its distilled strategic gameplay and hand-drawn unit portraits.
Description:Hearts of Iron II is the sequel to Hearts of Iron and remains one of Paradox Interactives most popular games. The game has two expansion called Hearts of Iron 2: Armageddon and Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday.
Description:The first game in the Total War series, establishing the signature blend of turn-based and real-time strategy elements. The player assumes control over a daiymo, and attempts to gain control over all of Japan.