From real-time classics to modern turn-based faves, these are the best PC strategy games
Here are eight of the best you need to check out
You can't have a best strategy list without Civ. This forward-thinking 4X feels fresh thanks to its city districts and flexible tech trees.
A standout sci-fi celebration. From epic uprisings to aliens living in black holes, there's huge depth to this 4X's overlapping systems.
More dynamic than past Total Wars, Three Kingdoms' campaign is gripping. Its epic Chinese conflict is blessed with great characters.
A game that never shies away from war's savagery. This brutal RTS hammers home the horrors of WWII in sobering fashion.
The most polished RTS campaign of the last decade. Hugely inventive battles continually force you to learn and relearn tactics.
A riveting strategy game that forever throws you into do or die situations. Finding ways to overcome the odds is thrilling.
A game that nixes guesswork by telling you where enemies are going to move. It challenges you to reach tactical perfection.
UNITY OF COMMAND 2
A brilliant entry point into the wargames genre. Deeply tactical, it rewards freeform thinking as you try to outfox its AI.
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