Total Nerd The Best NES Strategy Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo Entertainment System at some point.

If you owned a NES at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few strategy games in your collection. Using your brain to solve puzzles and battle opponents is a ton of fun, and with turn-based games, puzzles, tower defense games and more, there are unlimited options to explore. With so many choices to pick from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES strategy games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling strategy games that were released for NES. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Examples of items on this list include Tetris and Adventures of Lolo. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Tetris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Tetris 1985

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Desert Commander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Defender of the Crown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Shingen the Ruler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Bandit Kings of Ancient China is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Dr. Mario 1990

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Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added Adventures of Lolo 3 1991

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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Bomberman 1983

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Adventures of Lolo Jan 06 1990

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Battle Chess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added Adventures of Lolo 2 1990

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Conflict is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Conflict 1989

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Famicom Wars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Rampart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Rampart 1990

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Klax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Klax 1989

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Wall Street Kid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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L'Empereur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
L'Empereur 1989

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The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Platoon 1988

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Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Monopoly Jan 01 1985

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Cyberball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Cyberball 1988

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Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Lemmings 1991

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Pool of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Cosmic Wars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Cosmic Wars Aug 04 1989

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Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Othello is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Othello 1986

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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Trog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Trog Jan 01 1990

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Where in Time is Carmen Sandie... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Choplifter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Choplifter 1982

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Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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M.U.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
M.U.L.E. Jan 01 1983

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Nintendo World Championships is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Nintendo World Championships 1990

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Pipe Mania 1989

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Nebulus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Nebulus 1987

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Bubble Bath Babes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Bubble Bath Babes Jan 01 1991

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Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

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Hanjuku Hero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Hanjuku Hero May 26 2005

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Loopz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Loopz 1991

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Flappy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Flappy

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Plotting is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Plotting 1990

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Fire Emblem Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games