The 26 Best PC Strategy Games

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From revolutionary 4X adventures to wartime sagas that rewrite history, the PC's open architecture has hosted definitive entries in the strategy genre for decades. Developers have harnessed the platform's power to deliver unprecedented scale, simulation depth, and graphics across eras as varied as mankind's past, present, and hypothetical futures. Within the PC's vast catalog, these are the best PC strategy games that still represent the pinnacle of tactical brilliance and empire management today.

Whether you seek to rule ancient Rome or build a civilization to span the stars, these are the 26 must-play strategy epics that continue to shape the genre. Step onto the digital battlefields that set the standard for turn-based showdowns, tense real-time skirmishes, and geo-political machinations for generations to come. While you painstakingly plot your path to victory, these immersive strategy classics will swiftly commandeer your time and monopolize your mind.

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Best PC Strategy Games

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1. 'Rome: Total War'

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2. 'Crusader Kings III'

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3. 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War'

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4. 'Company of Heroes 2'

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5. 'Civilization VI'

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6. 'Total War: Warhammer III'

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7. 'Starcraft'

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8. 'Gears Tactics'

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9. 'Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus'

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10. 'XCOM 2'

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11. 'The Banner Saga Trilogy'

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12. 'Offworld Trading Company'

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13. 'They Are Billions'

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14. 'Total War: Shogun 2'

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15. 'Stellaris'

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16. 'Homeworld'

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17. 'Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition'

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18. 'FTL: Faster Than Light'

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19. 'Into the Breach'

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20. 'Anno 1800'

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21. 'Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters'

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22. 'Frostpunk'

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23. 'Supreme Commander'

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24. 'Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

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25. 'Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos'

26. 'Dune: Spice Wars'

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