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Essays 26 December 2019, 15:00

author: Bart Swiatek

A gamer, journalist, and tech enthusiast. Likes to dabble in different things and genres, but the RPG acronym is forever etched on one side of his heart. Hurts like hell, btw.

The Best Strategy Games of 2019 – Our Editor's Choice

Multiple diverse strategy games were published throughout 2019, including turn-based Behemoth 4X, Grand Strategies, and some games featuring some smaller battles. Our list does not lack tycoon strategy games.

Anno 1800

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Developer: Blue Byte
  2. Publisher: Ubisoft
  3. Platforms: PC
  4. Premiere: 16 April

If you’re interested in a strategy game of smaller scale – and maybe a high difficulty level – you should consider playing Anno 1800. The latest installment in the economic strategy games developed by the French Ubisoft. This time, players are taken to the period of the so-called industrial revolution in the nineteenth century (the date in the name of the game might be a bit confusing).

Anno 1800 is a city builder – players have to gradually expand their cities and colonies, as well as tend to settlers’ needs. One’s citizens are divided into several social classes making them more or less fit for performing particular tasks and consuming selected goods.

The game also requires you to develop economy, science, culture and negotiating with local nobles. The gameplay mechanics are well-thought and at the same time, it doesn’t terrify you with its level of complexity (which does not mean it’s easy!). Among its strong assets, the game features beautiful visuals and adorable atmosphere.

It is worth noting that since its premiere in April, the game has already received two expansions, which offer more city upgrades and introduce new mechanics as well as smaller chapters to the campaign.

Anno 1800

Anno 1800

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Imperator: Rome

Imperator: Rome

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Crossroads Inn

Crossroads Inn

Field of Glory: Empires

Field of Glory: Empires

Unity of Command II

Unity of Command II

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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