Top Ten PC Strategy Games

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

The Top Ten

1 Age of Empires

A very rich game in a vast industry. Great renders from Age of Empires and there are civilizations that might never be in hinder in certain regards. Great deal to explore, with a wealth of imagination from one of the richest and charming games which is Age of Empires. Proud in prowess and culture it depicts should be no issue from start to completion. - iliescu

Age of Empires has lovable villagers too. Have not expect it as being a game to be so accurate to the past of real time line these records seem to hint at truth which is not incorrect which strikes one well founded. The game is very desirable. A distinct alphabet the Phoenicians are also possible to sight then it is where they flourish from the Hittites, the Minoans, the Sumerians and the Babylonians which use a writing language name as cuneiform in that time. Interesting to say the least, very good work on that! - iliescu

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!

2 Starcraft

The gameplay is cool - ElSherlock

Starcraft besides needing new civilizations to be near age of empires is still a nice game. The graphics are good and the units as applause-able. Technology tree is fine too. - iliescu

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

3 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

4 Rome: Total War

Good - ElSherlock

God, if they only gave an AI like Starcraft the game wouldn't be a masterpiece, it would be perfect!

Sure it has it's quirks but it still holds up to time it is a amazing game and even though I have beaten it countless time I can still spend hours paying it, I have about 457 hours on the steam version of it right now.

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

5 UFO: Enemy Unknown

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

6 Empire Earth
7 Total War: Shogun 2
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 Warcraft III
10 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...

The Contenders

11 Ground Control II

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

12 Company of Heroes
13 Napoleon: Total War
14 Sins of a Solar Empire
15 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.

16 Command & Conquer: Red Alert
17 Majesty
18 Heroes of Might and Magic III

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

19 Civilization IV

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

How is this below V?

20 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

21 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

22 Heroes of Might and Magic II
23 Galactic Civilizations II
24 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

25 Starcraft II

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

26 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

27 World In Conflict

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

28 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Easily one of the best games ever

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.

Dow forever! Best game in mars

29 Europa Universalis

A realistic view of the world in the colonial era.


30 Hearts of Iron 4

Should be in top 10

Should be #2 - crazycat99

Super fun game, recommended for anyone who loves strategy games or history.

31 Civilization II
32 Majesty 2
33 Homeworld 2
34 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

One Of The Best, It Should be 4th position

35 The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2
36 Total War: Attila
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 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

39 Sudden Strike
40 Crusader Kings
41 Hearts of Iron
42 Praetorians
43 Anno 1404
44 Victoria
45 Supreme Commander

Best game by far. The sequel is even better. Most people don't rate this game higher because the system requirements at the time were steep.

46 Age of Empires III
47 World Conqueror 3

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

Awesome game - crazycat99

48 Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
49 Jurassic Park: Chaos Island
50 Freedom Force
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1. Starcraft
2. Age of Empires
3. Rome: Total War
1. Total War: Shogun 2
2. Empire: Total War
3. Napoleon: Total War
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