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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37 24
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

2
31 19
Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

3
31 19
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

4
22 11
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1983

5
31 21
Desert Commander is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

6
18 9
Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added 1991

7
16 9
Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added 1990

8
16 9
Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

9
21 14
Shingen the Ruler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

10
22 15
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

11
17 11
Battle Chess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

12
27 21
Defender of the Crown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

13
21 16
Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

14
21 16
Bandit Kings of Ancient China is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

15
16 11
Conflict is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

16
7 5
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

17
11 10
Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

18
9 8
L'Empereur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

19
13 13
Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1991

20
8 8
Othello is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1986

21
6 6
Clu Clu Land is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

22
13 14
Rampart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

23
6 7
Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

24
5 6
Fire Emblem Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

25
4 5
Archon: The Light and the Dark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

26
11 13
Famicom Wars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

27
11 13
Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

28
10 12
Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

29
9 11
Wario's Woods is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

30
7 9
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

31
6 8
Gyromite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

32
8 11
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

33
7 10
Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

34
10 14
Klax is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989

35
8 12
Cosmic Wars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

36
7 11
Wall Street Kid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

37
5 9
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

38
5 9
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1988

39
5 9
Stack-Up is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985

40
5 9
Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

41
5 9
Bubble Bath Babes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

42
5 9
Trog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

43
5 9
Puzznic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

44
10 15
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

45
4 8
M.U.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1983

46
4 8
Palamedes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990

47
4 8
Loopz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1991

48
4 8
Cyberball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1988

49
9 14
Pool of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games

50
3 7
Chaos World is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games