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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Midwinter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Midwinter 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
Oil Barons 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
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift 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
Band of Bugs 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
Hacker 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
Vanguard Bandits 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
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions 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
Metal Gear Acid 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
Homeworld: Cataclysm 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
Republic: The Revolution 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
Sid Meier's Pirates! 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
UFO: Enemy Unknown 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
Advance Wars 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
Worms 2 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
Mega Man Battle Network 2 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
Napoleon Senki 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
Sid Meier's Pirates! 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
Sacrifice 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
Lords of Midnight: The Citadel 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
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs 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
Dark Legions 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
The Horde 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
Strike Fleet 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
Star Trek: Conquest 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

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Panzer General: Allied Assault is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Panzer General: Allied Assault 2009 Panzer General: Allied Assault is the name of both a digital and board/card game developed by Petroglyph Games. The Xbox Live Arcade version was released on October 21, 2009 and the board game ...more

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Starlord is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Starlord 1993 Starlord is a science-fiction strategy game published by Microprose in 1993. It was designed by Mike Singleton in a similar vein to his previous titles Midwinter and Lords of Midnight. French ...more

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Raid on Bungeling Bay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Raid on Bungeling Bay 1984 Raid on Bungeling Bay was the first video game designed by Will Wright. It was published by Brøderbund for the Commodore 64 in 1984 and the NES and MSX computers in 1985. The Commodore 64 ...more

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Europa Universalis III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Europa Universalis III 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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Earth 2150: The Moon Project is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Earth 2150: The Moon Project 2000 Earth 2150: The Moon Project is a sequel to the real time strategy game Earth 2150. While the game is in fact a stand-alone game, many consider it an expansion pack because it does little more ...more

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Crusader Kings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Crusader Kings 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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Blood & Magic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Blood & Magic 1996 Blood & Magic is a real-time strategy computer game released by Interplay in 1996 which uses the Dungeons & Dragons license.

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Achtung Spitfire! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Achtung Spitfire! 1997 Achtung Spitfire! is a strategy computer game released by Avalon Hill in 1997. It is a turn-based air combat game taking place during the early half of World War II, including fixed-wing ...more

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Corsairs: Conquest at Sea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Corsairs: Conquest at Sea 1999 Corsairs: Conquest at Sea is a 1999 strategy/action/adventure game for the PC, developed and published by Microïds. The game is a simulation of the life of a privateer employed by either ...more

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Pacific General is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Pacific General 1997 Pacific General is a computer wargame depicting famous battles of the World War II Pacific campaigns. It was published by Strategic Simulations in 1997 using the same game engine of the earlier ...more

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Medieval Lords: Build, Defend,... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand 2004 Medieval Lords is a video game released in 2004 by the French company Monte Cristo Multimedia. It plays like a medieval version of SimCity being like a city building game where the violence and ...more

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Kingdom Crusade is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Kingdom Crusade 1991 Kingdom Crusade is a Game Boy strategy video game released in 1991 in the PAL regions and 1992 in North America.

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Genghis Khan II: Clan of the G... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf 1992 Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf, originally released as Aoki Ōkami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi, is a 1992 video game developed by Koei. It is part of Koei's Historical Simulation ...more

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII 2001 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII is the eighth installment in Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII 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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Castles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Castles 1991 Castles is a video game developed by Quicksilver and published by Interplay Entertainment in 1991 and 1992. The game involves the construction of a series of castles in Wales and the Welsh ...more

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Generation of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Generation of Chaos 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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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II 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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Everest, The Ultimate Strategy... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Everest, The Ultimate Strategy Game

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Bridge Deluxe 2 With Omar Shar... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Bridge Deluxe 2 With Omar Sharif

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Patton Strikes Back: The Battl... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Patton Strikes Back: The Battle of the Bulge

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Sakura Taisen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Sakura Taisen 1996

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The Lemmings Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
The Lemmings Chronicles

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Jagged Alliance 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Jagged Alliance 3

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Guess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of All Strategy Video Games
Guess