Games Encyclopedia Top Games PC PS5 XSX PS4 PS3 Xbox One Xbox 360 Switch Android iOS Rankings Images Companies

Strategy Video Games

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’.

PlayStation
Sony PlayStation 582 Sony PlayStation 4332 Sony PlayStation 370 Sony PlayStation 247 Sony PlayStation 126 PlayStation Portable36 PlayStation Vita44
Xbox
Microsoft Xbox Series X/S91 Microsoft XBOX ONE308 Microsoft Xbox 36096 Microsoft Xbox25
Mobile
Android OS494 Apple iOS569 Windows Phone47
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch222 Nintendo Wii28 Nintendo DS100 Nintendo Wii U14 Nintendo 3DS12 Game Boy Advance16 Nintendo GameCube9
MORE
LESS

Browse genres/themes ?

Browse the Encyclopedia by genre and tags. Each game has one main genre: Action, Fighting, Puzzle, Adventure, RPG, Sports, Strategy, Simulation, Party, Racing, Arcade. You can search multiple tags and filter games by platforms, scores, or release dates.

Filters:

strategy games
Infection Free Zone
Infection Free Zone

Strategy 11 April 2024

Infection Free Zone is a city builder set in a postapocalyptic world, in which a mysterious virus turned the infected into violent monsters. The game lets us play in any real city in the world, downloading detailed data from the OpenStreetMap service.

PC

Total War: Warhammer III
Total War: Warhammer III

Strategy 17 February 2022

The third and final part of the Total War series sub-cycle based on the Warhammer license. Total War: Warhammer III introduces, among others, the Kislev and Cathay factions, which take part in even greater battles than before.

PC

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 - Yuri's Revenge
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 - Yuri's Revenge

Strategy 17 October 2001

The official expansion to Command & Conquer 2: Red Alert 2, the renowned RTS released in 2000 by the Westwood Studios company. The expansion pack, titled Yuri’s Revenge, expands the storyline of the vanilla version by adding an additional plot thread, in which Yuri – the advisor of the main antagonist of Red Alert 2 – is the lead character.

PC

Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter

Strategy 15 June 2015

A mobile spin-off to the post-apocalyptic Fallout franchise, accompanying the fourth major installment. In contrast to the main-stream Fallout games this one is a simulation strategy, in which you take on a role of a vault overseer and have to look after its inhabitants. The game has you expand the vault by new rooms, including living quarters, and public facilities, to provide for all needs of your dwellers.

PCXONEPS4SwitchANDiOS

Manor Lords
Manor Lords

Strategy 26 April 2024 (early access since 26 April 2024)

Manor Lords is a Polish medieval strategy game, tasking us with building settlements and leading troops in combat. It was created by an indie developer Slavic Magic.

PCXSX

Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour

Strategy 22 September 2003

An official expansion for the strategy game Command & Conquer: Generals developed by EA Los Angeles (previously known as EA Pacific). The expansion continues the story from the base game and features 3 new campaigns, each consisting of 5 missions for each side of the conflict. There are new varied tasks to complete, from naval combat to enemy base infiltration. The expansion introduces new buildings (e.g.

PC

Jagged Alliance 3
Jagged Alliance 3

Strategy 14 July 2023

The third main installment in an iconic series of turn-based strategy games. Jagged Alliance 3 is set in a fictional nation of Grand Chien, where a squad of mercenaries must find the missing president and restore order.

PCPS5XSXXONEPS4

Stronghold Crusader HD
Stronghold Crusader HD

Strategy 01 November 2012

An improved edition of a popular RTS game created by FireFly Studios and originally released back in 2002. The HD edition increases the maximum resolution supported and adds zooming in and out in the isometric view. The game offers the entire content of the original release, supplemented with additional units, scenarios and tactical options introduced in the Stronghold Warchest and Stronghold Crusader Extreme editions.

PC

Total War: Attila
Total War: Attila

Strategy 17 February 2015

Another chapter in the Total War large-scale strategy game series, created and developed by the Creative Assembly studio. After a couple of sequels to the earlier installments in the series (e.g. Medieval, Shogun, and Rome), the developers took on a new great historical figure. The game is set in the late 4th and the early 5th century CE. The Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse, at war with numerous barbaric tribes of the Huns and the Visigoths.

PC

Total War: Rome II
Total War: Rome II

Strategy 03 September 2013

A grand-scale strategy game developed by British studio Creative Assembly. Total War: Rome II lets players become leaders of the nations of antiquity from the Roman Empire period and struggle for dominance over new territories. Like the past Total War games (e.g. Total War: Shogun 2 and Empire: Total War) gameplay combines turn-based and real-time activities. Your task is to manage you provinces and command armies.

PC

Might & Magic: Heroes VII
Might & Magic: Heroes VII

Strategy 29 September 2015

The seventh installment of one of the most popular turn-based fantasy strategy series dating back to 1995. It was created by the German studio Limbic Entertainment, whose portfolio includes the previous installment in the Heroes of Might & Magic series and Might & Magic X: Legacy. The story takes us to an empire torn by a civil war, in which young Prince Ivan created the Shadow Council composed of representatives from six different factions.

PC

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

Strategy 10 November 2015

The third chapter of StarCraft II trilogy that came out as a sequel to Blizzard’s bestselling science-fiction RTS. The last episode of the story is devoted to the most mysterious race in the StarCraft universe – the Protoss. You assume the role of the commander of this technically advanced faction, which went through significant evolution as compared with the first game released in 1998.

PC

Hex Commander: Fantasy Heroes
Hex Commander: Fantasy Heroes

Strategy 15 October 2017

Hex Commander: Fantasy Heroes is a turn-based strategy game developed by Home net Games. It takes place in a fantasy world inhabited by humans, elves, orcs and other races. The player assumes the role of a general of an army of one of the five races. He or she participates in battles, develops a base and tries to gain advantage over the remaining armies.

PCANDiOS

Ixion
Ixion

Strategy 07 December 2022

Economic strategy of a city builder type, in which we manage a huge space station. In Ixion we have to take care of the infrastructure, develop new technologies, as well as manage the population and face various problems.

PC

Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Strategy 09 November 1996

The continuation of the enthusiastically-received RTS title from the Westwood Studios company. In contrast to the purely fictional storyline of its predecessor, this time the developers have decided to provide the players with an alternative version of reality, in which Stalin decides to “liberate” the world from the hands of imperialists and subjugate it to Soviet authority.

PCPS1

They Are Billions
They Are Billions

Strategy 18 June 2019

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.

PCXONEPS4

Hearts of Iron IV
Hearts of Iron IV

Strategy 06 June 2016

The fourth major installment in a series of larg-scale strategy games, which originated in 2002 as a spin-off to the popular Europa Universalis series. Both franchises are consistently developed by Paradox Interactive. The game lets you take the lead of a country from the World War II period and beyond, specifically the years 1936-1948.

PC

Dune: Spice Wars
Dune: Spice Wars

Strategy 14 September 2023

Dune: Spice Wars is an RTS with 4X elements, set in the universe created by Frank Herbert. It was developed by Shiro Games, the creators of the warmly welcomed Northgard.

PCXSX

Plants vs Zombies
Plants vs Zombies

Strategy 05 May 2009

A game belonging to the popular tower defense genre. It's theme, however, is rather unusual, for the players' task is to protect their household against the attacking hordes of zombies. The game was developed by PopCap Games - a company popular for successful arcade-logic games, such as Peggle Deluxe or Bejeweled. In Plants vs Zombies, the levels are made of paths along which the zombies are coming. The player's task is to secure each of those paths.

PCX360PS3ANDiOSWPNDSPSV

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Strategy 28 October 2008

After the success achieved by the third installment in the Command & Conquer series, EA Los Angeles began to work on a sequel to the Red Alert subseries developed in parallel with the franchise's main installments. Again, the players are thrown into an alternative reality, where the leaders of the Soviet Union decided to travel back in time in order to make Russia great again.

PCX360PS3

Anno 1800: Console Edition
Anno 1800: Console Edition

Strategy 16 April 2019

Another installment in the popular economic strategy game series published by Ubisoft and developed since 2011 by Blue Byte Software - Ubisoft's subsidiary studio known for working on The Settlers series. Like the previous installments in the Anno series, set across various centuries of human history, in Anno 1800, the player assumes the role of a steward tasked with establishing a prosperous metropolis.

PCPS5XSX

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

Strategy 24 October 2000

The official sequel to Command & Conquer: Red Alert, a game originally released on PCs in 1996 by the Westwood Studios company. The storyline of Red Alert 2 is a continuation of that of its predecessor, however, due to the results of the secret Soviet experiments, this time we will witness the emergence of several alternative reality scenarios.

PC

Empire: Total War
Empire: Total War

Strategy 03 March 2009

The fifth installment in the popular strategy game series created by Creative Assembly in 2000. This new game is set in the 18th century, focusing on key events of the period, such as the American Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and the rivalry over the Eastern trade routes. Although the core concept of the gameplay remains the same, the mechanics went through some major alterations, mainly due to the introduction of sea warfare.

PC

Stronghold: Crusader
Stronghold: Crusader

Strategy 24 September 2002

A sequel to Stronghold, an economic strategy game set in the Middle Ages and developed by FireFly Studios in 2001. This time we travel to the Middle East of the crusades period in the late 11th and the early 12th century. The game mechanics are not much different from what fans of the series know and love. The game's biggest innovation is the setting, albeit it features also some minor gameplay adjustment, such as dealing with limited water supplies.

PC