Strategy Games

Computer strategy games are the productions in which the tactical thinking and planning skills are usually required to achieve victory. This type of games is geared towards slow play where every player’s decision has a big impact on the economic or tactical situation. In the strategy games, we often are the helm of a state, the colony, the city or an army. Our goal is to lead the people we have been entrusted with to victory.

The first games that could be treated as the representatives of the genre of strategy games are such titles as Civilization, The Settlers, Command & Conquer or Starcraft. Each of these games offered a slightly different gameplay, but at the heart, they required strategic thinking in order to provide for the people we ruled and to defeat all the opponents on the map.

In principle, strategic games can be divided into those that are played in real time and those that have a turn-based system. A representative of the first type is, for example, the previously mentioned Command & Conquer series. We control a large army, and every decision we take is executed immediately. An example of a turn-based game is Heroes of Might and Magic. During our turn, we can move only for a certain distance and make an allowed number of decisions. Then the other player or computer AI takes the turn while we wait. Such a solution allows for more opportunities for strategic planning and it is reminiscent of chess duels.

As Starcraft II shows, strategic games are also ideal for online battles. Replacing a computer opponent with a real one makes the game more difficult and significantly increases the level of unpredictability. E-sport tournaments bring thousands of spectators to watch real-time strategy gamers compete.

Age of Wonders III

Age of Wonders III

I  love the fantasy setting of Age of Wonders III. I have to say that as far as 4X style turn-based strategy games go, this is one of the best I have played in quite some time. It keeps much of what ...

Cliff Empire

Cliff Empire

As I write this Cliff Empire review it is still in early access so please keep that in mind. I have played a ton of city builder/empire building style games the past year. However, the fact that this ...

60 Seconds! Reatomized

60 Seconds! Reatomized

I think that 60 Seconds! Reatomized should have been called 60 Seconds! The Definitive Edition. I had a lot of fun with the original and well as 60 Parsecs!, so I knew that this was going to be a ...

Field of Glory: Empires

Field of Glory: Empires

I have played some deep strategy games before, but Field of Glory: Empires is one of the grandest I have ever tried to take on. If you like your games to be very hard, force you to make difficult ...

Teamfight Tactics

Teamfight Tactics

I will admit that I am not the biggest League of Legends player in the world, but Teamfight Tactics was a game that really did capture my eye. The reason for this is that adorable trailer they posted ...

Dota Underlords

Dota Underlords

OK, so saying that this is a Dota Underlords game review might be a bit harsh. You see as I write this, Dota Underlords is in a very early access beta (currently only Battle Pass owners can play) so ...

Conan Unconquered

Conan Unconquered

Putting the world of Conan in an RTS game sounded like a great idea so Conan Unconquered appealed to me. Featuring base building, exploration, looting, combat and more. Conan Unconquered is an RTS ...

Railroad Corporation

Railroad Corporation

As a huge fan of Sid Meier’s Railroads, I was very excited to finally play Railroad Corporation. Railroad Corporation as I write this has just entered early access and there is still clearly a lot of ...