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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’.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Strategy 19 February 2009

A sequel to the popular real-time strategy game by Relic Entertainment, set in the cult Warhammer 40,000 universe, where over a dozen feuding factions fight a bloody war. In the story campaign, we can assume control of the armies of four sides of the conflict: humans (Space Marines), Orks, the Eldar, and the Tyranids. Contrary to its predecessor, in Dawn of War II we have a much larger freedom in terms of playing and can determine the order of conquest.

PC

Stronghold Legends
Stronghold Legends

Strategy 13 October 2006

A standalone expansion for the second installment of the popular strategy game series, which is a remastered and extensively modified version of the original. The developers introduced a number of changes into the gameplay mechanics, making the game closer to a full-blooded RTS. This time around, the game's extensive economic aspect was abandoned, introducing simplified economy and castle building in order to focus on combat.

PC

Ghost Master
Ghost Master

Strategy 23 May 2003

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.

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Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

Strategy 03 May 2012

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants is the third installment of the popular economic strategy series from Kalypso Media. The game takes place in the 17th-century Caribbean where Spain, England, Netherlands, and France fight for influence. We play as a young captain who desires to make a fortune and create his own empire. His career depends on our choices. As we play, we can take part in dangerous journeys, become pirates, or focus on trade and development of our settlements.

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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition
Age of Mythology: Extended Edition

Strategy 08 May 2014

PC

Anno 1404: Venice
Anno 1404: Venice

Strategy 25 February 2010

An official expansion for the 2009's economic strategy Anno 1404, which is the fourth installment in the series launched more than a decade earlier by the Max Design studio. The add-on features the titular Venetian culture and with it the new merchant ships, the possibility to sabotage opponent's progress, and the institution of city council, which can be manipulated and bribed in order to take control of a foreign metropolis without bloodshed.

PC

Phoenix Point
Phoenix Point

Strategy 03 December 2019

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.

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COVID: The Outbreak
COVID: The Outbreak

Strategy 29 May 2020

COVID: The Outbreak is a strategy game in which we manage a global health organization fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The game was developed by the Polish company Jujubee.

PC

Playboy: The Mansion
Playboy: The Mansion

Strategy 25 January 2005

The first large-scale game was commissioned by Playboy Enterprises, Inc., the publisher of probably the most famous men's magazine, which decided to expand its offer and enter the video games market with it as well.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Strategy 09 October 2012

A science-fiction turn-based strategy game that came out as a reboot of the cult series, UFO: Enemy Unknown, launched back in 1994 by Microprose. This new title was created by Firaxis Games, a studio founded by Sid Meier. The story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not follow any of the plotlines started by its predecessors. Instead, it tells a new story of the war between humans and an aggressive alien race.

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Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight

Strategy 16 March 2010

The fourth major installment of the legendary strategy game series which dates back to 1995. It was created by the Los Angeles division of EA that has been developing the series for a few years now. The game continues the storyline of its predecessors and focuses on the desperate struggle between GDI and Nod to stop the spread of Tiberium which threatens the planet with absolute sterilization.

PC

Age of Empires II: The Age of the Kings
Age of Empires II: The Age of the Kings

Strategy 28 September 1999

The second installment belonging to an incredibly popular series of real-time strategy games. Age of Empires II: The Age of the Kings was developed by Ensemble Studios. The player assumes command of a civilization chosen (13 in total here) and leads them through subsequent stages of development. For example, one can play as Franks, Mongols, Celts or Vikings.

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Medieval: Total War
Medieval: Total War

Strategy 21 August 2002

A continuation of the popular strategy game, released by Creative Assembly in 2000. Medieval: Total War brings us from the Far East to a more familiar setting of medieval Europe, where we need to take control of one of the twelve most powerful countries of that time. Similarly to its predecessor, the game connects military elements with trade, diplomacy and resource management.

PC

Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate

Strategy 14 November 2006

The first official expansion for Heroes of Might and Magic V. The add-on was developed by Russian studio Nival Interactive. The most important new addition in the Hammers of Fate expansion pack is a new race, the dwarves, who actively join the conflict in the world of Ashan. The new race not only adds their legendary combat skills to the gameplay, but a rich set of spells as well. A story campaign consisting of 15 large missions is related to the dwarves.

PC

Prison Architect
Prison Architect

Strategy 06 October 2015

An economic real-time strategy game created by British indie developer Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you play as a headmaster of a penal facility. Your duties include designing a high-security prison, managing its budged, and providing for the needs of inmates. The authors saw to it that each prisoner had his individual personality and corresponding criminal inclinations.

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Heroes of Might and Magic III: Zlota Edycja
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Zlota Edycja

Strategy 20 September 2004

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.

PC

XCOM: Chimera Squad
XCOM: Chimera Squad

Strategy 24 April 2020

Spin-off a series of tactical turn-based strategies. In the XCOM: Chimera Squad, we take control of the squad consisting of people and aliens, whose task is to keep order in the metropolis known as City 31. The action takes place 5 years after XCOM 2.

PC

Crying Suns
Crying Suns

Strategy 19 September 2019

Crying Suns is a mix of demanding roguelike with tactical battles taking place in space, where we must find a way to save humanity from destruction by playing the role of a space fleet commander.

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2

Strategy 24 January 2019

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is a space RTS game, in which we lead space fleets to battles in the universe of Warhammer 40,000. The game lets the players take control over forces of twelve factions and focuses on the tactical aspects of war, while offering several story campaigns and multiplayer skirmishes.

PC

Pharaoh Expansion: Cleopatra - Queen of the Nile
Pharaoh Expansion: Cleopatra - Queen of the Nile

Strategy 28 July 2000

An official expansion for the Pharaoh game, a cult economic strategy by Impressions Games and Sierra Entertainment, once again set in the ancient Egypt. This time, as the title Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile implies, the expansion takes place in a slightly later period, during the rule of Queen Cleopatra, the most famous woman in the history of Egypt.

PC

StarCraft: Remastered
StarCraft: Remastered

Strategy 14 August 2017

An upgraded version of the bestselling 1998 RTS game. Both versions were developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Compared to the original release, the game (including the Brood War expansion) features mainly significantly improved audiovisuals. Although the visuals remain two-dimensional, all the graphic elements have become more detailed. Furthermore, the game supports high resolutions (up to 4K), as well as refreshed audio, which also applies to dialogues between characters.

PC

Zoo Tycoon 2
Zoo Tycoon 2

Strategy 12 November 2004

A continuation to a popular economic strategy developed by Blue Fang Games. Once again, the players takes on the role of a zoo manager, and the game features about thirty species of animals. Because the animals one breeds require constant supervision, it is necessary to hire adequately-trained staff - animal trainers, cleaners, security; one also needs to hire entertainers for the guests.

PC

Dune 2000
Dune 2000

Strategy 30 September 1998

Refreshed, numbered 2000 version of the old hit Dune 2. Again, we can embody in the main commander of one of the three big houses and fight great battles on the surface of the planet Arrakis.

PC

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

Strategy 07 April 2009

PC