Strategy games can be exciting. They can be...strategic. They can be easy, they can be hard. You might not have ever wanted to see some of the biggest games in the genre compared across these metrics—I’d never thought of it—but seeing them mapped out is pretty interesting!
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One-man Kickstarter success Telepath Tactics is a game that celebrates the art of strategically taking turns and tactically kicking ass. My turn lasts five minutes.
Wars and Battles is an upcoming iPad game that doesn't cover a single war. It doesn't even cover a single era of war. It's covering all the wars.
Remember Lemmings? Of course you do. It was that cute puzzle game from the nineties about shepherding herds of the titular critters to safety. Many of my earliest memories of being enthralled by a computer screen come from solving these puzzles. Or trying to, at least.
The beautiful strategy game The Banner Saga is coming out for the iPad and Android tablets this summer, publisher Versus Evil announced this morning. In other words: soon all you Game of Thrones fans who own iPads won't have any more excuses for not trying this game out yet.
This is the debut trailer for Etherium, an upcoming real-time strategy game for PC. It comes from the developer behind Stellar Impact, and puts you in control of one of three factions, which you lead on a conquest for control of the seven planets' etherium reserves—this game's analogue for Dune's spice. Looks fun!
Millions of mobile gamers around the globe have played GungHo Online's role-playing hybrid Puzzle & Dragons, but how many are playing it right? We asked the developer for some tips and tricks to help survive the game's unique brand of match-three madness.
Fiendish stares from hell, death animations that look like dance moves, subterrestrial ships, a Superman army, weird low-res textures... Total War: Rome II has some of the funniest glitches of any strategy game. And since a patch comes out today, all these things will probably be lost in time, like Spartan ships in…
A quite amusing update just went live for Riot's popular online game, in which Janna, one of the game's champions, got reskinned as a legendary meteorologist—with a new voiceover and plenty of funny references.
Welcome to Wetware, an upcoming 80s-tinged cyberpunk strategy game from Reality Council that puts you in charge of a "megacorporate network" and tasks you with, well, taking over the internet.
I'd like to think I'm a people person. I might not agree with 75 percent of what other people say or think or believe, but I get along. It's what I do. In today's society it works, for the most part. In Civilization V it didn't, at least not until now. It's a Brave New World, and I almost conquered it with commerce.
I had never played Civilization V prior to last week. Not to any meaningful degree, at least. I grew up with Nintendo and, to a lesser extent, Sega (plus Microsoft, come the aughts) providing my gaming goodness. I was a toddler when the original Civilization hit computers in 1991. Going from fast-paced kiddie-crack…
I want to tell you that Skulls of the Shogun is excellent.
Don't say that America's spy agencies never did anything for you. They have thoughtfully provided a ready-made template for designers searching for themes for their next action or strategy game.
It's 2013, and despite the winter chill, hope blossoms that this year will bring in a fresh and innovative crop of wargames. Like the flowers of the spring, those hopes will probably fade before the stale wind of yet another faux-historical clickfest, Hearts of Iron clone or dumbed-down mobile game.
From Spry Fox, creators of the acclaimed (and cloned) Triple Town, comes a multiplayer strategy game so ingenious and accessible that you should probably just stop reading this and go play it.
There are few more "PC" genres than 4X. So named because they generally involve asking players to "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate", they're normally set in space, and have so many buttons and menus that you can only really play them on the PC.