Top Five Strategy Games

Jim from nagf writes "Strategy games have held a special place in the heart of gamers for decades, celebrated as some of the most creative and thought-provoking games of any genre. But while many other game types see constant releases, fans of strategy games are sometimes left waiting years for another solid entry in their favorite genre, creating a small pool of strategy games truly worth playing."

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Hufandpuf3389d ago

Advance Wars! I remember playing that game nonstop

Psychotica3389d ago

Would seem like Chess would have to be the #1 strategy game of all time since it's been played for centuries.

Robotronfiend3389d ago

If we're using time played we'd also need to include Go. I'd rank those two on the same level.

Hard to chose just five, but that's a good list.

For me, I'd add XCOM: UFO Defense. That game took everything I had and laughed at me.

Jdoki3389d ago

Chess probably wins out in Western gaming, but there's Go, Backgammon and Checkers before chess.

Or if you want to get really old... Senet... not that anyone knows what the rules are!!

perfectCarbonara3389d ago (Edited 3389d ago )

I lol'ed at this list when I didn't see Valkyria Chronicles firmly placed at number one.

Jdoki3389d ago (Edited 3389d ago )

VC is a fantastic game, and probably in my top 10 list of faves, but not sure it's one of the top strategy games.

Most levels had a pretty limited way to complete them, and were more like puzzles than requiring in depth strategy planning, but the game was great fun and the story / characters were brilliant.

Jdoki3389d ago (Edited 3389d ago )

No honourable mention for Disgaea?

I've recently been playing a helluva lot of strategy / board games on iPad. There's some absolute gems out there...

For anyone interested (unlikely on N4G at it's rather anti-Apple!!):
Reiner Knizia's Samurai
Ticket to Ride
Summoner wars
Call of Cthulu
Tigris & Euphrates
Assassins Creed Recollection
Defense of the Oasis

DestinyHeroDoomlord3389d ago

I really hope some strategy games make its way too the wii-U. I've only played like 4 strategy games but I do realise the skill it takes to be great at it.

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