Top Ten PC Strategy Games

In what game do you like to lead your civilization to victory?

The Top Ten

1 Age of Empires

When I first played the game I said : "Look there is a man and he is really cutting a tree" - MatrixGuy

This was one my first strategy game and It made me get completely lost into it! I started loving history. Even after so much of development in the gaming world, there is no game that can match this one!

The one of the main reasons I pick this over Rome total war is because this game is non stop where in rome you can take some time to rest. this game you have to keep upgrading fighting gathering building or else your dying. 2-3 hour death matches! Break out mtn dew its time to FIGHT! - makyho

Simply the best game of all time.

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2 Starcraft

It's starcraft. That's all I need to say.

The most powerful species are the protoss race but my favorite is anyway the terrans ,our future race :)... (maybe...:))) - MatrixGuy

The depth and complexity of this game is amazing, and is only visible if you play on battlenet!

Best game of the year

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3 Rome: Total War

Lad just look at the solid roman kid shouting were else do you have a sick cover like that (part from empire because they screwed up the game with the new engine) you can't deny that the roman kid is gonna deck that barbarian kid. But when people complain how "oh there's only 20 factions" it makes each faction UNIQUE unlike Rome 2 were you used the same boring ass tactic "attack" but in rome say if your up against Parthia you'll know you'll need to use spearmen to counter their great horses and send your cav and archers to take out their horse archers. then against Greece you'll need to rely on your archers to soften them up then engage your infantry then get your cav to flank them. see isn't that so much better than Rome 2 were everything is the same. In my opinion Rome is the better setting for these games before gunpowder.

I still play Rome Total War now so ye so don't chat crap about rome

This game is legend. Ok the ai isn't always challenging but this is the best game for a strategy gamer who likes to build and upgrade cities and expand a huge empire

How are Shogun 2 and Empire ahead of this. Rome Total changed strategy gaming and for its time and still now it is the best strategy game of all time

Its fun and has "real" battles (10 thousand centurions)

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4 Civilization V

By far the best strategy game ever made. Interactive, thought-provoking, and extremely inclusive, especially with the new expansion packs. Brave New World really makes this game a power house.

Those who don't know civ were born under a rock its a simple to play fun game been a follower of it for ages.

You know a list isn't very popular when you vote for a thing and it instantly goes up two places...
Anyways Civilization V is in my top 3 games of all time:
Battlefield 4
Civ V

Watch out for Gandhi

5 Empire Earth
6 Total War: Shogun 2
7 UFO: Enemy Unknown

This is an all time classic cannot believe it's not even on the list - espyorkshireman

8 Heroes of Might and Magic IV

I play this game for about 12 years and I'm still not fed up with it!

9 Rise of Nations

This is my favourite strategy game ever made!

Thank you for giving me the privilege to experience such an amazing game!

Best strategy game ever

The one of the mighty civilization before and after of jesus christ is Iran (Persia). But that not exist in this game.. That horrible that's so ridiculous...
There is nubians and bantu.. But Great Persia and Xerxes and Cyrus is barbarians :|so ridiculous, ain't it? Its horrible. I think they are enemy with Persia... Oh my GOD...

10 Napoleon: Total War

The Newcomers

? Hearts of Iron 4
? World Conqueror 3

It's a strategy game and really fun. - crazycat99

Awesome game - crazycat99

The Contenders

11 Warcraft III
12 Company of Heroes
13 Ground Control II

Brilliantly designed RTS that should be near the very top of anybodies list - espyorkshireman

14 Command & Conquer: Generals

Best game ever, too bad of all the people using maphack and cheats. Zero hour was the bomb!..

This game made my love to RTS

Generals should to be in the top ten because it was the last c&c wich was good.

15 Empire: Total War

Its a great game provided you have the expansion pack.Good naval warfare as well.Might have extended it to the modern era as well - hasnu123

16 Sins of a Solar Empire
17 Command & Conquer: Red Alert
18 Age of Mythology

This game was my childhood. I loved this game and it really introduced me to mythology. The campaign was amazing and epic. Every god was fun to play. Amazing music. I need to play this again...

All I can say is-great game. it is best game related to mythology and I love this game

Maybe not the best but I really love it my first strategy game

Very light and compelling to play all day

19 Majesty
20 Civilization IV

This game, particularly beyond the sword, is fantastic. And I have played so many strategy games.

How is this below V?

21 Heroes of Might and Magic III

How is this below 4? Do not get me wrong, 4 is good, but 3 was better

22 Stronghold: Crusader

I thought it's #1 strategy game before loading this page. isn't it really the best? Addictive gameplay and massive online battles should make this number 1.this is old but awesome.

Best strategic game ever play...

It's the best

23 Heroes of Might and Magic II
24 Galactic Civilizations II
25 Dune 2000

The Dune series was definitely the highlight of my childhood!

I like this a lot, great sound, great graphics for that time - MatrixGuy

Unit lost

26 Starcraft II

It's starcraft 1 with better visuals and units, come on

27 World In Conflict

Best strategy game ever contains everything needed to command and lead your army into combat.!

28 The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2
29 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

How can this be num 26?! It's so stupid to have 4 total wars and 3 heroes of might and magic on a top ten list. Dawn of War has so many races with balanced and unique specialties and its more tactical too.

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30 Europa Universalis

A realistic view of the world in the colonial era.

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31 Civilization II
32 Might & Magic Heroes VI
33 Worms
34 Majesty 2
35 Heroes of Might and Magic V
36 Homeworld 2
37 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

This game edition is considered as the best C&C releases. I played it, it has the best features

38 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

One Of The Best, It Should be 4th position

39 Roller Coaster Tycoon

One of my favorite games growing up, although not terribly difficult (compared to Sim City, where I struggled quite a bit at building profitable cities), especially if you decide to manipulate the less-than-superb AI. - djh101

40 Sudden Strike
41 Hearts of Iron
42 Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
43 Praetorians
44 Anno 1404
45 Crusader Kings
46 Victoria
47 Total War: Attila
48 Jurassic Park: Chaos Island
49 Freedom Force
50 Star Wars: Empire at War

Super fun to play.

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2. Age of Empires
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3. Napoleon: Total War
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