15 of the Best Strategy Games to Jump Into Right Now


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1. Planet Zoo

Build a world for wildlife and the zoo of your dreams in the ultimate zoo simulator from the creators of Planet Coaster. Build your zoo effortlessly and with endless creativity with the game’s powerful creation tool. Manage your living world and meet your animals who think, feel and explore the world you create for them. Craft habitats, research and manage species and join a connected community to share habitats, scenery and whole zoos via the Steam Workshop.


Planet Zoo System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5, AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 16 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, AMD Radeon R9 270X

2. Hearts of Iron IV

Take command of any nation in World War 2 and lead that nation to victory in the most engaging conflict in history. Experience total strategic war, winning over land, air and sea, as well as in the hearts and minds of the men and women of your nation. Authentic real-time war simulation allows you to take advantage of the tanks, planes, ships and guns of the time. Use your diplomacy skills, engage in trade for resources or simply battle your way to victory in snow, mud and storms. You can shape the world in the wonderfully realistic single-player campaign or head online in competitive or cooperative multiplayer featuring up to 32 player action.


Hearts of Iron IV System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 460, AMD HD 5770
  • DirectX: 9
  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits), 8
  • CPU: Intel i3 2100 3.1 Ghz, AMD Phenom II X4 850 3.3 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 560TI, AMD HD 6850
  • DirectX: 9

3. Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI

Expand your empire and advance your culture all over again in this latest game from the Sid Meier franchise. Choose one of twenty historical leaders, including Roosevelt and Victoria, and expand across the map. Unlock boosts, explore and develop your environment, discover new cultures, build alliances, negotiate and combine units to destroy your foes. It features singleplayer and multiplayer modes, and whether old or new to the franchise it offers endless replayability to all.


Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz , AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia 450, AMD 5570
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz , AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB
  • GPU: AMD 7970, NVidia 770
  • DirectX: 11

4. Total Warhammer 2

The Warhammer world comes to life in a breath-taking campaign of exploration, expansion and conquest, as you control thousands of troops and monsters in epic real-time strategy battles. Build your empire using statecraft, diplomacy and exploration. Level up your Legendary Lords and Heroes, arm them with mythical weapons and armor. Build alliances or declare Total War. Play as one of eight Legendary Lords and any of the four races with each offering a unique playstyle, unique campaign mechanics, armies, monsters and army abilities. Conquer the world alone or together as you smash your way through your enemies with cunning or brute force.


Total Warhammer 2 System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 5 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 5770, Intel HD4000
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.20 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770, AMD Radeon R9 290X]


Join an epic conflict across ancient China and experience the gripping turn-based campaign the series is famous for in this latest real-time battle title. Battle across lush subtropics, arid deserts and snow-capped mountains. Explore ancient China like never before and forge a new empire as one of twelve legendary Warlords. See those Warlords come to life with their unique personalties, motivations, likes and dislikes and watch them form their own deep relationships. Form powerful allies or enemies, recruit heroic characters, defeat your enemies with your military, politics, technology and economy. Commit treachery, betrayals and experience glorious conquest as you write your own legend.


Total War THREE KINGDOMS System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel 7-8550U 1.80GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i5-6600, AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 970, AMD R9 Fury X
  • DirectX: 11

6. RimWorld

Generate your own story in this sci-fi colony simulator that allows you to discover a newly generated world every time you play. Manage colonists’ mood, needs, wounds, addictions and illnesses. Build in the forest, jungle and tundra. Watch your colonists break or make relationships. Fight pirates, tribes and mad animals. Tame and train pets. Trade or attack caravans and other factions. Explore the world, and bring to life your stories with the help of mods from the Steam Workshop. Make Rimworld your story.


RimWorld System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 500 MB
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000

7. Plague Inc: Evolved

Bring about the end of humanity with your pathogen, adapting and evolving it as you go in this terrifyingly realistic simulation strategy game. Master 10 different disease types and play 23 unique scenarios in a hyper-realist world. Discover 3D models of your plague, check out stats and graphs, and monitor infection and death levels. Destroy humanity alone or head into co-op or competitive play with all new evolutions, abilities and genes to aid you in destroying the human race!


Plague Inc: Evolved System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • HDD: 500 MB
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3.0GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 1 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650

8. Stellaris

Paradox Development Studio, the makers of Europa Univeralis and Crusader Kings, takes to the stars in the spectacular and ever-changing universe of Stellaris. Players take control of a species in its early stages of interstellar space exploration in the year 2200 before building them up to be “species of the stars”. The game has thousands of randomly generated planet types, galaxies, quests and monsters to discover. Stellaris has plenty of DLC available, with the upcoming Federations DLC set to release in March 2020, to add five new federation types, the Galactic Community, new Origins for your empire, new mega-structures and the new ship class, the Juggernaut.


Stellaris System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.99 Ghz, AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 4 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce X 460, AMD HD 5770
  • DirectX: 9
  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core Duo 2 Ghz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 4 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560TI, AMD HD 6850
  • DirectX: 9

9. Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition

Gather your party and enter the eagerly anticipated sequel to Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin. Choose your race and origin from six unique origin characters, each with their own background and quests, or create your own. Explore the vast world of Rivellon, developing relationships and manipulating the elements. You can now join with up to three others to master deep, tactical, turn-based combat in drop in/drop out co-op play, but know only one of you will get the chance to become a god. Go anywhere and explore endless ways to interact with the world, and discover more with the brand-new PvP and Game Master modes.


Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 25 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550, ATI Radeon HD 6XXX
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 25 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770, AMD R9 280
  • DirectX: 11

10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege

Master the art of destruction and gadgetry, face intense close quarters combat, high lethality and split-second tactical decision making in explosive team-play action. The Siege multiplayer matches take place in a training simulation and is why players only play as counter-terrorists, with Tom Clancy also stating that he did not want players to play as terrorists in any of his games. Siege was released in December, 2015 and only implemented their loot system, called Alpha Packs, in July, 2017. Ubisoft later used the Siege monetary system to their other online multiplayer game, For Honor. Siege has won four awards, Best PC Game at the Game Critics Awards in 2014, Esports Title of the Year at the Australian Games Awards and Radio 105 eSports Game of the Year at the Italian Video Game Awards in 2018.


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit (ALPHA VERSION)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

11. Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm

Gathering storm brings Civilization VI to life like never before, with new environmental effects, such as volcanoes, storms, climate change, floods and droughts. Influence the world ecosystem, develop new advanced technologies and engineering projects, and negotiate with the global community on critical issues. Manage your resources, discover nine new leaders, experience plenty of new content and improved gameplay, new scenarios, such as The Black Death and have your voice heard at the World Congress. Every decision you make will impact the future of the planet.


Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz , AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia 450, AMD 5570
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz , AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia 770, AMD 7970
  • DirectX: 11

12. Spellcaster University

Take on the role of of the director of a magic university tasked with building your school, managing your budget and recruiting teachers all while surviving the ruthless attacks of the orc tribes. Build the magic school of your dreams with a mechanism of magic decks, recruit the best teachers in necromancy and demonology, or train druids and shamans. Every decision you make has consequences. Tame legendary creatures, customize your rooms and escape the armies of darkness. Push your students and select their traits, personality and alignment. Every game is different!


Spellcaster University System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core i3, AMD A8-5600k
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 630, AMD Radeon HD 6570

13. Endless Space® 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition

Impose your vision and build the greatest stellar empire in this Strategic Space Opera from AMPLITUDE Studios. Begin with a fledgling empire and use research, exploration, tactics, combat and diplomacy to conquer the stars. Discover systems and their planets, research anomalies and colonize those planets that fit your vision. Send your tributes, form alliances or declare war in a galaxy-spanning campaign with more than ten factions. Use science and technology, business and trade or your military to expand and dominate in online PvP.


Endless Space® 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i3 4th generation (or newer) / i5 2nd generation (or newer), AMD A6 series
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon 5800, Nvidia 550Ti
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i3 5th generation (or newer) / i5 3rd generation (or newer), AMD FX4170 (or newer)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon 8000, Nvidia GTX 660
  • DirectX: 11

14. Transport Fever 2

Open up your world in in the newest gold standard of transport simulation games, building your transport routes through land, water and air. The game features over 200 realistic modelled vehicles, three landscapes, more than ten economic chains, countless residential, commercial and industrial buildings, modular train, bus and truck stations and over 50 challenging achievements in in free play mode. Play through challenges dating from 1850 to the present day, challenge yourself in free play create your own challenges with editable and paintable terrain. Free your creativity and build your transport empire.


Transport Fever 2 System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300, AMD FX-4300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, AMD Radeon HD 7850

15. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever, now full remastered with a new soundtrack, three new campaigns and four new civilizations. The game features all of the original campaigns and the expansions and boasts more than 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history as you begin your quest for world domination. Once you have dominated the campaigns, head online and choose any of the 35 civilizations on offer to challenge other players in massive PvP battles.


Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64×2 5600+
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 30 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420, ATI Radeon HD 6850, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 30 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 650, AMD HD 5850
  • DirectX: 11

What Is a Strategy Game?

A strategy game is, in simple terms, a game that focuses on the choices that a player makes in order to influence the outcome of the game, engaging players in a more thought-provoking experience.

Strategy games fall into a number of sub-genres:

    • 4X games focus on exploration, expanding, exploiting and exterminating as the player controls an empire, these are games such as the Europa Universalis franchise and Stellaris.
    • Real-time strategy (RTS) games, such as the StarCraft games and Age of Empires franchise are games that do not progress in turns and will see players control units and structures in real-time, usually limiting them with the resources made available.
    • Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs), such as Dota 2 and League of Legends tasks players with controlling a single unit, often called a Hero or Champion, and challenging them to move through lanes and periodically-spawned computer-controlled units in order to destroy the other team’s towers and base.
    • Turn-based strategy (TBS) games, such as the Civilization series and Heroes of Might and Magic are games where players take it in turns to move, attack or collect resources, and the gameplay is generally close to that of a board game. 
  • Turn-based tactics (TBT) titles, like the X-Com series or Fire Emblem games focus on military tactics on a small-scale to decide the outcome of various scenarios.

There is a strategy game for everyone, test your reactions and skills, such as in a MOBA or RTS, or whether you want a more causal and thought-provoking challenge in games that fall in the TBS and TBT categories, there is a strategy game for everyone.

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Why Are We Doing a Top 15 Strategy Games List

In the world of Strategy Games, fantastic games can be found at incredible prices but you can also be at a greater risk of being left disappointed.

Not all games reach their potential and get a release, unfortunately many games are left abandoned by their developers or are even released in a poor state and are yet still available to purchase on Steam.

Steam is in the business of selling games and sometimes that can mean a drop in quality in order to get more titles onto the Steam Store and available for purchase.

At Allkeyshop, we believe in quality over quantity and because of that we use every bit of data that Steam offers and we use that to provide the most detailed analysis of a game’s ranking.

How Do We Get Our Rankings?

Our rankings will take all available pieces of data into account, in particular we focus on the real ratings, real opinions and recommendations of those that play the game.

As a part of our ranking, we ensure that only those that own the game, have it currently available in their library and are logged into their account can vote for their favourite games. This, along with our other data, ensures we have the most accurate ranking system possible.

We only show the top 15 games so that you are not overwhelmed with hundreds of games and swamped in too much data. We plan on refreshing our top 15 each week, but we may change this plan if we find it has a real demand from you, our users.

Allkeyshop is a price comparator site with the intention of giving players the best price possible for the best games available. We remain fully impartial on prices and sellers, displaying both online sites and platforms such Steam, Origin and Epic, and we remain completely impartial on the rating of those games that we highlight in our rankings.

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