Strategy games are a difficult beast – they need to strike a balance between accessibility, and requiring you to use your brain matter. When they get it right, you’ll find near-endless gameplay in testing out new strategies, playing with different units, and testing your mettle against online opponents.
When they get it wrong, it’s an unmitigated disaster. So what are some safe strategy game choices? Here’s seven – one for each console and PC – where you can’t go wrong… even if they’re not necessarily the most obvious first choice.