Total Nerd The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular strategy games in 2018. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played strategy games right now include some of the best-selling games on PC. What are the top 10 strategy video games today?

Online multiplayer strategy games, like StarCraft 2Stellaris, and XCOM 2, keep getting new players, thanks to professional gamers, eSports tournaments, Twitch streamers, and YouTube gaming channels. Other good strategy games trending now include Civilization VI, Total War: Warhammer II, and Crusader Kings II.

Vote up the best strategy games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and released by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. A sequel to the ...more

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Civilization VI is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
Civilization VI 2017 Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy 4X video game developed by Firaxis Games, published by 2K Games, and distributed by Take-Two Interactive. A part of the Civilization series, ...more

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Total War: Warhammer II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
Total War: Warhammer 2 2017 Total War: Warhammer II is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is part of the Total War series and the sequel to ...more

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XCOM 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
XCOM 2 2016 XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in February 2016, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in ...more

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Command & Conquer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
1995 Command & Conquer is a 1995 real-time strategy video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive. Set in an alternate history of modern day, the game tells the ...more

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Rome: Total War is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
GraavenX. added 2004 Rome: Total War is a PC strategy game developed by The Creative Assembly and released on 12 April 2004 by Activision. The Mac OS X version of the game was released on 5 February 2010 by Feral ...more

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Stellaris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
Stellaris 2016 Stellaris is a 4X grand strategy video game developed and published by Paradox Interactive. Stellaris's gameplay revolves around space exploration, managing an empire, diplomacy, and space ...more

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Crusader Kings II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
2016 Crusader Kings II is a grand strategy game set in the Middle Ages developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive as a sequel to Crusader Kings. It was released for ...more

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Total War: Shogun 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
2011 Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy video game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is part of the Total War series and returns to the 16th-century Japan setting of the ...more

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Company of Heroes 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault 2014 Company of Heroes 2 is a real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sega for the Microsoft Windows platform. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed ...more

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Endless Legend is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
2014 Endless Legend is a turn based 4X fantasy-strategy game developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Iceberg Interactive for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in September 2014. The purpose of ...more

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Offworld Trading Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
Offworld Trading Company 2016 Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Mohawk Games and published by Stardock. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and OS X in April 2016. ...more

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Supreme Commander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
2007 Supreme Commander is a real-time strategy computer game designed by Chris Taylor and developed by his company, Gas Powered Games. The game is considered to be a spiritual successor to Taylor's ...more

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Total Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
1997 Total Annihilation is a real-time strategy video game created by Cavedog Entertainment, a sub-division of Humongous Entertainment, and released on September 30, 1997 by GT Interactive for ...more

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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Strategy Video Games Right Now
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 2016 Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a real-time strategy video game developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Gearbox Software. The game was released on January 20, 2016, and is a prequel ...more