Total Nerd The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best video games in the strategic management genre.

This is a list of the best strategic management games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated strategic management games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest strategic management games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these strategic management games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging strategic management games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new strategic management games.

Elite and Little Computer People are included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best strategic management games?" and "What is the greatest strategic management game of all time?"
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Rock Star Ate My Hamster is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1989 Rockstar Ate My Hamster is a management strategy computer game developed by Codemasters in 1988 and originally released on their full-price Gold label for the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore ...more

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Little Computer People is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1985 Little Computer People, also called House-on-a-Disk, is a life simulation game released in 1985 by Activision for the Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and Apple II. An ...more

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Elite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1984 Elite is a seminal space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September ...more

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Beach Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
2002 Beach Life is a business strategy video game for Windows developed by Deep Red Games. The game was published by Eidos Interactive and released on September 6, 2002. In the game, players assume ...more

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The Great Space Race is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
The Great Space Race 1984 The Great Space Race is a ZX Spectrum space-based combat and adventure game published in 1984 by Legend.

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Mugsy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1984

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Everest Ascent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1983 Everest Ascent is a text and graphics adventure game for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 computers. It was published by Richard Shepherd Software in 1984. The goal of the game is to reach the ...more

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Software Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
Software Star 1985 Software Star is a 1985 game released by Kevin Toms for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

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Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1984 Millionaire is a management game originally written for the ZX Spectrum by John Hunt and ported to the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro.

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Empire! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1986 Empire! is a space combat and trading video game designed by Andrew Glaister and published by Firebird Software in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC.

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Dictator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
Dictator 1983

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President is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
President 1987

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1984 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1984 1983

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Great Britain Ltd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
1982 Great Britain Ltd is a British nation-simulation game originally released in 1982 for the BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum. The game was written and published by Simon W Hessel. The game provides a ...more

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The Biz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
The Biz 1984 The Biz is a ZX Spectrum management simulation/strategy computer game from 1984 where the player got to manage his own rock band. The price of the game on release was £6.95, which is ...more

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Elite 3 Novosibirsk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
Elite 3 Novosibirsk 1992 This is an unofficial expansion to the ZX Spectrum version of Elite, released by Shadow Soft in Russia in 1992.

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Elite III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
Elite III 1993

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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 1983

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Minder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategic Management Games of All Time
Minder 1985