The Best Grand strategy Games

Update : Crusader Kings III added at rank #1.
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Crusader Kings III (2020)

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Crusader Kings III immerses you in the world of medieval politics and dynasties, letting you choose a noble house and lead them to greatness. With a vast and beautifully detailed medieval map to explore, you will encounter a host of historical characters, make life-altering decisions, and forge your dynasty's legacy. The game's unique and colorful characters, wide range of playstyles, and limitless paths to follow make it an exciting and rewarding experience for those who love grand strategy games.

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What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay and world-building
  • Wide range of options for playstyle and objectives
  • Beautiful graphics and top-notch soundtrack
  • Unique and colorful characters with varied abilities and traits
  • Legacy system adds depth and longevity to gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Overpriced DLCs that do not add much to gameplay
  • Slow pace of gameplay and battles
  • Uncanny 3D models
  • Lack of region differentiation

  • strategy
  • grand-strategy
  • medieval
  • simulation
  • historical
  • rpg
  • war
  • empire
  • politics
  • grand
  • military
  • political

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Alphabear: Words Across Time (2020)

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- Dictionary update. - Other minor fixes/changes.


  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • grid
  • rpg
  • 1980s
  • puzzle
  • third-person
  • military
  • friends-and-family
  • simulation
  • funny
  • chess
  • subscription
  • tile
  • grand

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Panzer Doctrine (2017)

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PC Windows

Panzer Doctrine is an unconventional World War II real-time strategy game. It was designed to provide interesting alternative to turn-based hex grid wargames. Complex military simulation of tank warfare on the eastern front.

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  • simulation
  • strategy
  • wargame
  • world-war-2
  • tanks
  • real-time
  • grand
  • involving
  • military
  • artillery
  • node
  • historical
  • turn-based
  • role-play
  • pause

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Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization Collection (2017)

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Commerce, Faith and Firepower The fertile valleys and trade routes of the Middle East have attracted ambitious conquerors since the beginning of recorded history. Now, Europa Universalis IV adds greater depth and more varied possibilities to this crossroads of empires in the new expansion Cradle of Civilization. With new decisions and opportunities tied to the historical development of the region in the early modern era, Cradle of Civilization further enhances the award-winning grand strategy of Europa Universalis IV.


  • strategy
  • grand
  • historical
  • simulation
  • empire
  • political
  • military
  • economy
  • war
  • naval

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Call of War (2017)

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We’ve also updated the map filter options for units, and reworked the settings menu. Check our Call of War Update News on the main menu to find all the details!


  • strategy
  • world-war-2
  • mmo
  • multiplayer
  • historical
  • real-time
  • diplomacy
  • war
  • military
  • tactical
  • wargame
  • grand-strategy
  • grand
  • fun-addicting

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Total War: WARHAMMER II (2017)

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Total War: WARHAMMER II is an epic strategy game where you choose from 4 unique factions to save or destroy a fantasy world. With turn-based open-world campaign and tactical real-time battles, you can immerse yourself in a deep campaign or challenge players worldwide in multiplayer. With hundreds of hours of gameplay and each playthrough being different, you can level up Legendary Lords and Heroes, build alliances or declare total war, and control thousands-strong legions of soldiers with great military strategies, magic, and ferocious creatures.


What we like:
  • Expansive map and factions
  • Addition of new heroes and abilities
  • Introduces magic and abilities to the battles
  • Exciting to play and win
What could be improved:
  • No economy, diplomacy, religion, spies, trading or dynastic marriages
  • Battles are simpler than in Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms

  • strategy
  • battle
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • fantasy
  • naval
  • war
  • resource
  • dinosaurs
  • empire
  • economy
  • historical
  • grand
  • military

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Demise of Nations (2017)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Demise of Nations is a 4X turn-based grand strategy wargame covering the rise of Rome till the fall of modern civilization.

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  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • hex
  • strategy
  • grand
  • rome
  • grid
  • historical
  • multiplayer
  • war
  • managing

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Age of Civilizations II (2017)

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Age of History II is a grand strategy wargame that is simple to learn yet hard to master.Your objective is to use military tactics and cunning diplomacy to either unify the world, or conquer it.Will the world bleed out or bow before you? The choice is yours..


  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • historical
  • grand
  • empire
  • war
  • military
  • economy
  • political
  • sandbox

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Medieval Kingdom Wars (2017)

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PC Windows

Rewrite medieval history through bloody siege combat in a fusion of RTS and Grand Strategy genres. Rule, build, and serve your King as a minor lord in medieval Europe. Experience siege, field and naval combat with an unseen degree of brutality. Rogue-like progression, epic towns and battles await…


  • real-time
  • 4x
  • city-building
  • pvp
  • moddable
  • strategy
  • medieval
  • grand
  • historical
  • tactical
  • building
  • sandbox
  • cooperative
  • survival
  • open-world

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Wars Across The World (2017)

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WAW is a unique historical strategy turn-based game, in a boardgame spirit, which aims at simulating in one single system ALL kind of wars and conflicts throughout the world (and beyond) from Prehistoric times to nowadays, on the operational or strategic levels.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • board-game
  • historical
  • grand
  • alternate

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