Games about tactics, physics, building, and raising a medieval family (there's always an outlier). 

The best strategy and sim games on Steam

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Build and manage your base and command soldiers against alien invaders in challenging turn-based combat. One of our favorite tactics games ever.


Design and manage enormous 2D factories in this satisfying construction game. We gave it a 91% in our 2020 review.

Kerbal Space Program

Learn rocket science by building spaceships for little green men, only occasionally stranding them in orbit. One of the best games of all time.

Crusader Kings 3

It might take some time to learn, but once you do, this grand historical strategy game is one of the best ever, and generates brilliant medieval drama.

Cities Skylines

Design a city and then try to keep its inhabitants happy in a modern update on the classic SimCity formula. The modding scene makes it extra special.

Total War: Warhammer 2

One of our favorite games in the Total War series, which has you commanding giant fantasy battles in real time. It's not a big deal if you're not familiar with the Warhammer universe. 

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