Total Nerd List of All Grand Strategy Games

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List of grand strategy games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these grand strategy games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all grand strategy games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new grand strategy games. Various bits of information are available for these top grand strategy games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game. In some instances you can click on the names of the games to get an even more in-depth description of them. These aren't necessarily the best grand strategy games, but there are a lot of popular grand strategy games listed here.

Games on this list include Nobunaga's Ambition and Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best grand strategy games?" and "What are the most popular grand strategy games?"

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Hearts of Iron II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2005 Hearts of Iron II is a grand strategy computer war game for the PC based upon its predecessor, Hearts of Iron. It was developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox ...more

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Nobunaga's Ambition is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1988 Nobunaga's Ambition is a series of turn-based grand strategy role-playing simulation video games. One of the first games in its genre, it was first released in March 1983 by the Japanese video ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1994 Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire is the fourth in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei and based on the historical novel Romance ...more

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Hearts of Iron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2002 Hearts of Iron is a grand strategy computer game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Strategy First, set in the years 1936-1948. In the game players can control any one ...more

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Clash of Steel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
Clash of Steel is a grand strategy computer game released in 1993 by Strategic Simulations Inc. for DOS. It covers the World War II in Europe on a grand strategic scale between 1939 and 1945. ...more

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Europa Universalis II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2001 Europa Universalis II is an empire-building, strategy video game based on European and world history spanning a timeline between 1419 through 1820. It was developed by Paradox Development

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Storm Across Europe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1989 Storm Across Europe is a grand strategy video game, written by Dan Cermak & originally released for the Commodore 64 and later for the Amiga and DOS. Released in 1989 by Strategic ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1998 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI: Awakening of the Dragon is the 6th installment in Koei's famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2003 Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX, also known as Sangokushi IX in Japan, is the ninth installment in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms strategy game series by Koei. The game chronicles the events ...more

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Europa Universalis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2000 Europa Universalis is a grand strategy video game released on March 14, 2000 by Paradox Development Studio and distributed in North America by Strategy First. Originally based on a French board ...more

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Hearts of Iron III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2009 Hearts of Iron III is a grand strategy wargame developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive that is the sequel to the previous Hearts of Iron games. It was ...more

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Crusader Kings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2004 Crusader Kings is a grand strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive in 2004. It is set in the time-period from December 26, 1066 until December ...more

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Europa Universalis III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2007 Europa Universalis III is a grand strategy video game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. The main game was released for Windows on January 2007, and ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1992 Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny is the third in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei and based on the historical novel ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2004 Romance of the Three Kingdoms X, also known as Sangokushi X in Japan, is the 10th installment in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms strategy game series by Koei. It was originally released in the ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2006 Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, also known as Sangokushi 11, is the 11th installment in Koei's famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. The game was released for PC on March 17, 2006 in ...more

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Victoria: An Empire Under the ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2003 Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun is a real-time strategy game by Paradox Entertainment, released in 2003. It covers primarily its namesake the Victorian period and beyond, specifically ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2000 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII is the 7th installment in Koei's famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2001 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII is the eighth installment in Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

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Generation of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2006 Generation of Chaos, released in Japan as New Demon World: GOCIV Another Side is a turn-based strategy RPG fantasy video game released for the PlayStation Portable, developed by Idea Factory and ...more

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Axis & Allies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1998 Axis & Allies is a 1998 turn-based strategy video game closely based on the Axis and Allies: Classic board game. Players take control of one of five world powers at the start of 1942 in WW2, ...more

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Sangokushi V is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2001 Sangokushi V is the 5th installment in Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. The game was released for MS-DOS, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation Portable. KOEI Corporation did not ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1989 Romance of the Three Kingdoms II is the second in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei and based on the historical novel Romance of the Three ...more

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Axis & Allies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2004 Axis & Allies, also called Axis & Allies RTS, is a real-time strategy World War II computer game developed by TimeGate Studios and published by Atari. The game was released on November ...more

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Europa Universalis: Rome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
Europa Universalis: Rome, often referred to simply as Rome, is a grand strategy game developed by Johan Andersson of Paradox Development Studio. The game is set during the time of the Roman ...more

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Supreme Ruler 2020 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2007 Supreme Ruler 2020 is a grand strategy computer wargame developed by BattleGoat Studios and published by Paradox Interactive. The game was released on June 17, 2008 and is a sequel to Supreme ...more

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Supreme Ruler 2010 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2005 Supreme Ruler 2010 is a computer wargame in which a player who controls all aspects of a region's government attempts to unite a world of fragmented states of the world in the year 2010. The ...more

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SuperPower 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2004 SuperPower 2 is a real-time strategy wargame developed by Canadian based GolemLabs and published by DreamCatcher Games in 2004, following SuperPower. It was released between October 11 and ...more

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Imperialism is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
1997 Imperialism is a turn-based strategy game for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers, developed by Frog City Software and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1997. In ...more

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Making History: The Calm & The... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2007 Making History: The Calm & The Storm is a World War II grand strategy computer game released in March 2007 by developer Muzzy Lane. Similar in ways to the popular board games Axis & ...more

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For the Glory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2009 For the Glory is a grand strategy wargame that is based on Europa Universalis II and its Europa Engine. It was developed by Crystal Empire Games, a studio composed of members of the Europe ...more

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Arsenal of Democracy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2009 Arsenal of Democracy, or AoD, is a grand strategy wargame that is based on Hearts of Iron II - Armageddon and its Europa engine. It is developed by BL-Logic, a development studio made up by fans ...more

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Risk II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2000 Risk II is the official computer and online version of the classic board game Risk. Risk II was developed by MicroProse, designed by Deep Red and published by Hasbro Interactive in 2000. The ...more

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Ageod's American Civil War is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
Ageod's American Civil War: The Blue and the Gray is a historical operational turn-based strategy computer game that places players at the head of the U.S. or CSA during the American Civil War. ...more

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Great Invasions is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2005 Great Invasions is a real-time strategy computer game released 6 October 2006. The game portrays the Dark Ages, starting in 350 with the death of the Roman Emperor Constans and ending in 1066. ...more

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Europa Universalis: Crown of t... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2003 Europa Universalis: Crown of the North is a real-time grand strategy video game developed by Paradox Entertainment and published by Levande Böcker. It is the sequel to Svea Rike and Svea ...more

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Two Thrones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2004 Two Thrones is a real-time grand strategy video game developed and published by Paradox Entertainment. It is the sequel to the international version of Svea Rike III, Europa Universalis: Crown ...more

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Birth of America is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2006 Birth of America is a turn-based strategy computer game by SEP BOA, a development team at AGEOD. In Birth of America, the player controls one of the major contender of the French and Indian War ...more

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World War One is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
2008 World War One is a 2008 strategy video game, published by Ascaron Entertainment for Windows.

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Sangokushi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
Sangokushi Romance of the Three Kingdoms, or Sangokushi in Japanese, is a series of turn-based tactical role-playing simulation grand strategy wargames produced by Koei. Originating from Japan in 1985, ...more

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World Empire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
World Empire World Empire is a turn-based strategy video game originally published in 1991 by Viable Software Alternatives. Risk is similar to this game in that players compete to conquer the Earth country ...more

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TripleA is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
TripleA TripleA is a free turn based strategy game based on Axis & Allies board game. A wide variety of map scenarios have been developed for TripleA with a variety of rules, units and many options. ...more

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SuperPower is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
SuperPower SuperPower is a 2002 political simulation computer game. SuperPower was designed by GolemLabs and published by DreamCatcher Interactive, debuting on March 28, 2002 for the PC. SuperPower 2 was ...more

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War in the Pacific is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
War in the Pacific War in the Pacific is a 2004 two-player turn-based computer war game published by Matrix games. It is a very large, complex, and detailed simulation of the Pacific Theatre of World War II, at ...more

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Sangokushi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
Sangokushi 1985

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Nobunaga no Yabō: Zenkokuban is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Grand Strategy Games
Nobunaga no Yabō: Zenkokuban 1986 Nobunaga no Yabō: Zenkokuban is a 1986 strategy video game.