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PC Strategy Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released Strategy video games for PC sorted by user thumbs.

Strategy games. Victory depends here on player’s strategy and tactics. Main task is to control resources (e.g. troops, civil workers) in order to defeat an enemy or achieve some other goal. The gameplay can be turn-based or in real time (RTS). Specific types of strategy games are economic games and so called ‘tycoons’. more

The foundations of PC as a gaming platform are currently systems of digital distribution of video games (Steam, Origin, Uplay) and MMO games that mostly work in f2p (free-to-play) model.

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Panzer Corps 2 (PC)
Panzer Corps 2 (PC)
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Panzer Corps 2 is a turn-based strategy game set in the World War II period, developed by Flashback Games and a sequel to the series' first installment that was created in cooperation with The Lordz Games Studio in 2011. In terms of gameplay, Panzer Corps 2 is, like its predecessor, a homage to classic strategy games. We take part in various scenarios where we control different military units from the Second World War era, each of them having their parameters described meticulously. Combat is turn-based. Our tactics and the way we arranged our forces on the battlefield are the key elements that will lead us to victory. The biggest change and novelty implemented in the game is the technology. Panzer Corps 2 uses Unreal Engine 4 which allowed the creation of a highly detailed 3D environment with hundreds of units rendered at the same time.

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Warcraft III: Reforged (PC)
Warcraft III: Reforged (PC)
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A remastered version of Warcraft III from 2002, which is one of the most popular RTS games in history. The game includes not only the basic version of the original title but also its legendary expansion: The Frozen Throne. The remaster offers refreshed graphics, re-recorded character dialogs and a number of game fixes.

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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (PC)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (PC)
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Third part of a classic real-time strategy series set in fantasy world started in 1994 by Blizzard studio. It takes us once again to the land of Azeroth known from previous games, where forces of humans, orcs, and night elves face invasion of undead known as Plague. Gameplay features mechanics typical of the series, but there are still some novelties. The most important is the introduction of heroes for every race, who gain experience and new special abilities that help us during battles. Additionally, third entry in the series features a cutscene-driven narrative. Warcraft III also has complex multiplayer, offering several modes through Battle.net network. Another attraction comes in the form of expanded editor, enabling us to modify almost every element of the game.

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Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC)
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An official expansion pack for the third installment in the series of classic RTS games set in a fantasy world and developed by Blizzard Entertainment since 1994. The story of the expansion is set in the world of Azeroth, several months after the battle for mount Hyjal. The plot here is centered around the trials to find Ner'zhul - the lord of the Undead, who has remained inside a frozen tomb in Northrend. The players receive four new campaigns for each of the four available races. However, the Orcs' campaign (separate from the main branch of the plot) deserves to be given special attention, because it lays the groundwork for the planned World of Warcraft MMORPG. It is worth noticing that all the parties involved in the conflict received new characters with their unique skills, as well as new types of units. The player is now capable of hiring neutral heroes and building stores selling magical equipment. Additionally, the expansion introduces new items, buildings and upgrades related to them.

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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (PC)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (PC)
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The third installment in a popular series of turn-based strategy games set in a fantasy universe and developed by New World Computing. After the death of king Gryphonheart, Erathia was brought to its knees by the dark forces of Nighon and Eofol. Gryphonheart's daughter - Queen Catherine, the ruler of Enroth. returns to her homeland in order to unite her compatriots in the fight against the forces of evil. The game remains faithful to the gameplay formula of its predecessors, thus the player explores Erathia in search of mythical artifacts and treasures, as well as expands their towns. What is also an inherent part of the experience, is the necessity to recruit armies and fight turn-based battles against various kinds of enemies. Compared to the franchise's previous iterations, the game introduces new heroes, new kinds of towns, and 118 types of units having new abilities and 64 spells at their disposal; the spells were divided into 4 schools of magic. The in-game maps have become larger and more detailed. Also, graphics, animations and multiplayer variants were improved.

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Heroes of Might and Magic III: Zlota Edycja (PC)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Zlota Edycja (PC)
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The complete edition of the fantasy turn-based strategy game by New World Computing, the third — and regarded as the best — installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. Apart from the core game, released in March 1991, the set includes two official expansions: Armageddon's Blade and The Shadow of Death. Unlike the 2002 collectible edition consisting of three separate products, this edition includes two CDs with an integrated installer containing the game and both of its expansions.

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Age of Empires III (PC)
Age of Empires III (PC)
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The third major installment in a cult RTS franchise created and developed under the watchful eye of the Microsoft company. Contrary to the previous editions, which were set in ancient and medieval times, this one lets you witness centuries-long conquest of America, spanning from 16th to 19th century. Because of its wider time frame and a setting much closer to modern times, the game lets you command both medieval units, as well as more recent technical advancements. The developers brought back the well-proven mechanics, with an addition of some new elements. Core gameplay is an extensive story campaign depicting a blend of facts and fictional events. In multiplayer you can command one of eight playable nations, each one having its own, unique features. Additionally the game can boast impressive 3D graphics created using the Havok physics engine.

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This War of Mine (PC)
This War of Mine (PC)
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An extraordinary war game with focus on survival. It was inspired by the real stories of people who at some point of their lives struggled to survive a war. The game was developed by Polish studio 11 bit, known for an original strategy game series Anomaly. The game gives you control over a group of civilians trying to survive in a ruined city, where the biggest enemies are such problems as starvation and shortage of medicines. Depending on the time of day you can improve your hideout, craft weapons, furniture, and tools, or explore city streets in search for food and useful items. Randomly generated missions provide players with varied challenges and dilemmas, which may require sacrificing one person for the good of the others. The gloomy atmosphere is emphasized by an original visual style based on light and shadow contrasts.

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Phoenix Point (PC)
Phoenix Point (PC)
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A strategy game set in a unique sci-fi universe, developed by American studio Snapshot Games. Inspired by horror movies and the works of H. P. Lovecraft, the story of Phoenix Point takes place in 2046, when an ancient virus is relentlessly attacking all life forms, transforming them into mutated monsters. Mechanics-wise, the game is based on the X-COM series. You take control of the last bastion of humanity, caring about its development and safety. You spend most of the gameplay fighting turn-based battles with your foes, taking place on procedurally generated maps, but you also use the world map to gather the necessary resources, as well as to search for other settlements and do the missions received there. You can also contact other factions and use their unique technology and weapons.

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Total War: Warhammer II (PC)
Total War: Warhammer II (PC)
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Another installment in a popular series of strategy games created by Creative Assembly. Unlike the first part of the subseries, which was set in the Old World, this time the players travel to the west, where they wage a war across four continents: Ulthuan, Naggaroth, Southern Realms, and Lustria. Four races take part in the conflict, i.e. the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Lizardmen, and the Skaven. Each of these factions fights for control over the Great Vortex, which they can heal or disperse using various rituals. Once more, gameplay in Total War: Warhammer II is based on two pillars. In a strategy map view you move your armies, manage economy and expand cities (all this in turns), while battles are waged in real time on 3D battlefields. Each race has its unique mechanics, units and heroes. Besides, owners of the first and second game can download a huge map that combines both game worlds. This way you can play a campaign of truly epic scale while controlling any of the factions available in Total War: Warhammer and its sequel.

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They Are Billions (PC)
They Are Billions (PC)
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They Are Billions is a steampunk real-time strategy where we have to defend a human colony from hordes of zombies. It was developed by Numantian Games, creators of Lords of Xulmia: A Story of Gods and Humans. Our primary objective is to manage and upgrade our base. We will have to gather resources, build and upgrade buildings, create a power grid, and so on. Hordes of zombies are a constant threat that we will face. The game's engine allows the presence of up to 20 thousand zombies at a time. We have to build defensive structures like watch towers and walls and recruit and trained mercenaries in order to keep our survivors safe. We can pause the game at any time to give orders. They Are Billions offers a single player campaign with all kinds of missions and a survival mode where we end up on a procedurally generated map and have to survive for 100 days.

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Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia (PC)
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia (PC)
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A spin-off to the Total War series, in which the developer studio Creative Assembly takes the players to the British Isles from the 9th century. Our task is to join a side in the war for domination over the Isles. When working on this game, the developers drew their inspirations from the previous Total War titles, thus, the game is a combination of a turn-based strategy and an RTS game.

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Dota Underlords (PC)
Dota Underlords (PC)
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Free fantasy tactical game based on the popular Dota Auto Chess od for Dota 2 MOBA game. The game is loosely inspired by the chess game Dota Underlords, and the key to it is the right choice of warriors. The production was developed by Valve Software.

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Yes, Your Grace (PC)
Yes, Your Grace (PC)
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1

A strategy game in which we play the role of a ruler who makes various decisions that affect the fate of both his loved ones and the whole kingdom. In terms of gameplay mechanics, Yes, Your Grace resembles the popular Reigns series.

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Cities: Skylines - Sunset Harbor (PC)
Cities: Skylines - Sunset Harbor (PC)
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The ninth major expansion to the economic strategy Cities: Skylines. In Sunset Harbor, players can design cities on picturesque bays, and among the novelties are additional industry (fishing) and urban transport issues.

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Ghost Master (PC)
Ghost Master (PC)
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A unique real-time strategy game by studio Sick Puppies. You play as the eponymous Ghost Master, who arrives in the town of Gravenville to terrorize and scare its citizens. The game features 23 kinds of wraiths, ghosts, and other spectral beings. Each of them has psychokinetic energy, unique powers and skills to use against humans, who can be affected by four kinds of stimuli: optical, auditory, olfactory, and thermal. You can phase through walls, create physical or spiritual peculiarities, or manipulate the environment's temperature. Your potential victims vary in terms of their lifestyle, character, and preferences, and they go on with their daily lives during the game — they clean, work or watch TV. Ghost Master consists of twenty missions involving various tasks, such as driving humans out of a given house or helping amateur sorcerers in finding the Book of Death. The production features pleasant colorful visuals with a humorous touch.

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Catan (PC)
Catan (PC)
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A successful adaptation of the popular board game, where the player plays the role of a colonizer settling a new unknown land. We set up settlements and cities and collect raw materials. The authors have prepared a long 12 mission campaign for a single player and a multiplayer mode for up to four people.

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Gadget Tycoon (PC)
Gadget Tycoon (PC)
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A strategy and economic game in which we have the opportunity to make a fortune by selling various bizarre toys (e.g. jet-powered rollers, androids to help do homework) created by a team of creative inventors.

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Heroes of Might and Magic IV (PC)
Heroes of Might and Magic IV (PC)
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The fourth installment in a best-selling series of strategy games initiated in 1995 by New World Computing. The game is set in Jadame - a fantasy world the players can associate with Might & Magic VIII. Six factions were included here and each of those has their own towns, different units and technologies. Each of them also has a dedicated school of magic and can hire characters belonging to one race only (Strongholds are the only exception). The mechanics went through many modifications and simplifications. The creators got rid of recruitment on a weekly basis, modified the combat system, and erased the necessity to have a character within an army - the characters were turned into units that participate directly in combat sequences. This however, brought many restrictions that made the experience both more difficult and entertaining. The game engine was significantly modified as well, which influenced the size of the maps and brought improvements to the visuals. For the first time in the series, the game is played from an isometric view.

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Konung: Legends of the North (PC)
Konung: Legends of the North (PC)
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Konung: The Legend of the North is 1C Company's real-time strategy (RTS) with cRPG elements, set in a fantastic world modelled on early medieval Scandinavia. The player directs the actions of the hero, who wants to conquer an artifact guarded by dragons, giving power over all mortals.

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Cossacks: European Wars (PC)
Cossacks: European Wars (PC)
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A real-time strategy game by GSC Game World. Cossacks: European Wars is a title set between 16th and 18th century, when such countries as England, France, Spain, Portugal, Saxony, Prussia, Russia, Venice, Austria, Turkey, and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth were superpowers that shaped the entire Europe. The production lets us lead one of 16 playable nations, every one of them having unique traits, units, inventions, architecture, and so on. Players’ responsibilities include gathering resources, building cities, technological development, raising armies and commanding them in battles. Cossacks: European Wars offers four campaigns that consist of over a dozen missions, including 12 historical ones such as Thirty Years’ War and war for Ukrainian independence. It is also possible to cooperate or compete against other players over the Internet. The gameplay takes place on three-dimensional maps that can be randomly generated on the basis of additional settings.

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Disciples: Sacred Lands (PC)
Disciples: Sacred Lands (PC)
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A strategic turn-based game set in the reality of fantasy. The game is reminiscent of the Heroes of Might & Magic series, where choosing one of the nations, we fight against numerous creatures and races, and our main goal is to take over the territory belonging to the enemy. The great possibilities of development of the main character, huge amount of spells and mode for many players make it worth giving a chance to this game.

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Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm (PC)
Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm (PC)
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The first official expansion to the fourth installment of the renowned turn-based strategy series from the New World Computing studio. Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm introduces over 20 individual scenarios and 6 new mini-campaigns, in which the key character is the mighty sorcerer named Hexis. When a surge in his power causes a series of cataclysms that begin to threaten the entire land of Lodwar, five heroes set out to challenge the antagonist as each of them represents an in-game faction - the forces of Order, Chaos, Nature, Might and Life. The expansion also features a wide range of novelties, such as an original soundtrack, 4 previously unavailable units, 7 new buildings and 16 unknown artifacts. The most important change that comes with this production is the improved multiplayer mode, something the players have been desperately waiting for. It offers the option to enjoy multiplayer skirmishes on principles similar to the previous installments of the series.

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Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade (PC)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade (PC)
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The first official expansion to the renowned turn-based fantasy strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic III from the New World Computing studio. The storyline of the Armageddon’s Blade expansion tells the tale of the events, which took place after the end of the campaign of the vanilla version of the production. The main story arc revolves around the character of the lord of Eeofol – Kreegan, who desires to create a powerful weapon, and by using its might he means to bring chaos and destruction to the entire world. The future queen of Erathia – Catherine, takes up arms against him together with her husband and other allies. Counting the five subplots, we receive a total of six new campaigns in the expansion, which consists of 26 missions in total. Armageddon’s Blade also features 38 new maps for single player games and 10 for multiplayer skirmishes. The game also has a new town (Conflux), 23 previously unavailable creatures, and two fresh hero classes (in total 18 new characters) with distinct features and unique abilities. All of the above is further improved by numerous adjustments to the game mechanics and an enhanced map editor and map generator.

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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death (PC)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death (PC)
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The second, and this time a standalone expansion to the renowned turn-based strategy Heroes of Might and Magic III from the New World Computing studio, which was released in the spring of 1999. The storyline of the expansion titled The Shadow of Death, revolves around the character of a necromancer named Sandro, who manipulates four heroes for the sake of his own goals; he means to use them to combine two mighty artifacts and gain control over the world. Only the cooperation of the aforementioned four heroes can stop this villain from achieving his evil goals. Apart from the full content of the original version of the game, the expansion brings seven new campaigns (with the option to choose the difficulty level) and 38 scenarios, with 8 new terrain types among other features. The production also features ten new teleporters and previously unavailable artifacts, with the brand new mechanic of combining them into one “super artifact”. The Shadow of Death also brings numerous adjustments and enhancements in the area of the mechanics.

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