When computer games were first building up steam as a viable means of entertainment, one of the genres that found early life was the strategy genre. Strategy games consist of numerous sub-genres, including real-time, survival, abstract, team, simulation, wargame, and turn-based strategy. They can deal with anything from small combat engagements to outright global war and domination, depending on the series. While there have been dozens of great one-off releases over the years, this list ranks all the best strategy game series.
Since the earliest days of computer games, the strategy series has evolved to become some of the most complex and realistic, and there are thousands to choose from in determining the best. While there are certainly some striking examples of specific titles, the strategy game franchises that grew from a single game tend to stand apart as the most profitable and excellent gaming franchises of all time.
Ever wondered what's the greatest strategy series ever made? Is Warcraft better than StarCraft? And is Anno better than Total War? You tell us. From Civ and Age of Empires to Command & Conquer, vote up all the best strategy game series ever made, and vote down all the franchises you think are overrated.