Total Nerd List of All Strategy Video Games

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List of strategy video games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these strategy video games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all strategy video games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new strategy video games. Various bits of information are available for these top strategy video 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 strategy video games, but there are a lot of popular strategy video games listed here.

List below includes The Sims, Diablo II and more games.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best strategy video games?" and "What are the most popular strategy video games?"
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1
Midwinter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1989
Midwinter is a post-apocalyptic first-person action role-playing game with strategy and survival elements for the Atari ST, Amiga and PC. It was designed by Mike Singleton and was released in ...more

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Oil Barons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1983
Oil Barons is both a strategy and simulation-type, turn-based game, published by Epyx in 1983. It was released in versions compatible with the Apple II series, Commodore 64 and DOS computers. It ...more

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2008
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. Grimoire of the Rift is the ...more

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Band of Bugs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2007
Band of Bugs is a turn-based tactics video game developed by NinjaBee. The game includes a level editor, leaderboards, Xbox Live Vision camera support, and multiplayer gameplay. It was released ...more

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Hacker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1985
Hacker is a 1985 computer game by Activision. It was designed by Steve Cartwright, produced by Brad Fregger and was released for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari XL/XE, Atari ST, ...more

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Vanguard Bandits is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2000
Vanguard Bandits, known in Japan as Epica Stella, is a tactical role-playing game for the PlayStation. The game was developed by Human Entertainment and originally released in Japan on July 30, ...more

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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2007
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix originally for the Sony PlayStation Portable. The game is an updated version of ...more

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Metal Gear Acid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2005
Metal Gear Acid, stylized as METAL GEAR AC!D, is a turn-based collectible card video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan for the PSP handheld game console. The game was first ...more

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Homeworld: Cataclysm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2000
Homeworld: Cataclysm was originally developed in 2000 as an expansion of Homeworld, but was released as a stand-alone game. It was published by Sierra Entertainment, as was the original, but it ...more

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Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games

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Republic: The Revolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2003
Republic: The Revolution is a computer game produced by Elixir Studios, founded by Demis Hassabis, a former programmer of Lionhead Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. It has since been ...more

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Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2004
Sid Meier's Pirates! is a 2004 strategy/action/adventure computer game developed by Firaxis Games and published by Atari. The game is a remake of Sid Meier's earlier 1987 game, also named Sid ...more

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UFO: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1993
UFO: Enemy Unknown is a science fiction strategy video game developed by Mythos Games and MicroProse. It was published by MicroProse in 1994 for DOS and Amiga computers and the Amiga CD32 ...more

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Advance Wars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2001
Advance Wars, later released in Japan as Game Boy Wars Advance is a turn-based tactics video game developed for the Game Boy Advance by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. It was ...more

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Worms 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1997
Worms 2 is an artillery strategy game developed by Team17 as part of the Worms series. The game was released in 1997. The player controls a team of up to eight worms in combat against opposing ...more

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Mega Man Battle Network 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2002
Mega Man Battle Network 2, known as Battle Network Rockman EXE 2 in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It is the second game of the Mega ...more

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Napoleon Senki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1988
Napoleon Senki is a real-time tactics strategy video game developed by Lenar and published by Irem in March 1988 for the Family Computer. In August that same year, Brøderbund announced ...more

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Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1987
Sid Meier’s Pirates! is a video game created by Sid Meier and developed and published by MicroProse in 1987. It was the first game to include the name "Sid Meier" in its title as an ...more

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Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2000
Sacrifice is a real-time strategy video game published by Interplay Entertainment in 2000 for the Windows 98 platform. Developed by Shiny Entertainment the game features elements of action and ...more

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Lords of Midnight: The Citadel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1985
Lords of Midnight: The Citadel is the second and final sequel to the classic ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC game The Lords of Midnight by Mike Singleton. The sequel departs quite ...more

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Battlezone: Rise of the Black ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2000
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs is a tank based strategy game released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64. Despite the name, it bears little resemblance to the 1980 arcade game Battlezone, but is ...more

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Dark Legions is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1994
Dark Legions is a 1994 action strategy game for DOS. It was developed by Silicon Knights and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc..

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The Horde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1994
The Horde is a hybrid action-strategy video game that was originally released on the 3DO platform, but was soon after ported to the Sega Saturn and MS-DOS. It was an unusual hybrid of action and ...more

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Strike Fleet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
1987
Strike Fleet is a 1987 computer game developed by Lucasfilm Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and DOS. Strike Fleet is the ...more

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Star Trek: Conquest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
2007
Star Trek: Conquest is a video game set in the Star Trek universe. The game features both turn-based strategy and real time strategy gameplay. It was developed by Scottish studio 4J Studios, ...more