The Best PlayStation Strategy Games

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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation at some point.

If you owned a PlayStation 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 PS1 strategy games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best-selling strategy games that were released for PlayStation. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list is made up of items like Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together and Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

Vote for your favorite tactical video games below.

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  • Brigandine


    258 votes
    • Developer: Hearty Robin

    Brigandine is a strategy-based game where you embody a hero seeking to unify the continent of Forsena, teeming with knights and monsters under your banner, making each battle a doozy. The gameplay is an intoxicating blend of management, tactical combat, and role-playing with an edge of leviathan monster recruitment keeping you thirsty for more. An unsung hero in the gaming sphere, Brigandine's enthralling storyline and complex mechanics left a lasting imprint on the turn-based strategy genre.

  • Suikoden
    148 votes
    • Developer: Konami

    Suikoden will take you on a roller-coaster quest, revolving around the struggle for power and justice with political intrigue sprinkled on top like cherry on a sundae. Giving you control over your very own castle, an army of personality-rich characters, and tactical, turn-based battles, it sure to tickle any RPG fanatic's fancy. Suikoden stands tall in the JRPG universe due to its innovative gameplay and monumental story, leaving players pining for more.

  • Front Mission 3

    Front Mission 3

    146 votes
    • Developer: Square

    Tailor your Wanzers as you dive into Front Mission 3, a mecha-based tactical role-playing game seeking to unravel a shadowy plot that could spark a global conflict. Offering engaging combat and intricate mech customisation, this game is a time-sink that will make you lose track of the hours faster than a hiccup. The game left a huge footprint in the tactical RPG world, solidifying the reputation of the Front Mission series.

    • Developer: Square Enix, Quest Corporation

    This one throws you smack dab in the middle of a power-struggle ignited civil war, where your choices can shift the very sands of destiny in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. It is a strategic treat, delivering turn-based tactical battles and dramatic class system, making it a hoot. The ripple it made in tactical RPGs has not been forgotten, with its gameplay mechanics and branching narrative leaving a lingering impression on the genre.

  • Vandal Hearts
    107 votes
    • Developer: Konami

    Vandal Hearts is an enthralling odyssey of political conspiracy, marked by blood-based violence. It offers a tantalising mix of puzzle-solving, tactical warfare and intriguing character development, that takes the cake for how RPG games should be. Its unique gameplay and dark plot has left an indelible impact on many a gamer's heart.

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert
    168 votes
    • Developer: Westwood Studios

    Stand on the brink of World War III with Command & Conquer: Red Alert, a flagship real-time strategy game where every decision matters. Its gameplay is jam-packed with base construction, resource management, and all-out warfare, making it the bee's knees of RTS. Red Alert struck gold in the gaming community, fostering a cult following and setting industry standards for strategy games.