The 11 Biggest 'New Strategy Games' For PC (2018-2019)

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New Strategy Games You Don't Want To Miss Out On

The strategy genre is as robust as games come.  From top-down tactical shooters to grand strategy games, players have plenty to choose from.  These games are some of the most exciting strategy games coming out in 2018.

11. Iron Harvest

Iron Harvest Gameplay Demo

Iron Harvest brings strategy, cunning, and giant robots to World War I.  Players command an army of both men and machines to take control of Europe in all out warfare. 

This real-time strategy game lets you take your battalion to iron-clad battle.  Fight a giant robot with a group of soldiers.  Fight machine gunners with octo-bots.  The player decides their best strategy. 

Using modern day trucks, Iron Harvest creates a unique spin on the steam-punk genre.

Tromping robots through turn-of-the-century Europe gives real-time-strategy a whole new perspective.

10. Phantom Brigade

Phantom Brigade Gameplay

Gear up and battle your foes in Phantom Brigade.  Take control of your high-tech robot army in this turn-based battlefield

Blow up skyscrapers to expose your enemy.  Launch cluster missiles to track your foes.  Phantom Brigade lets you wreak havoc however you want to take your enemies down.

Phantom Brigade is more like playing chess than a video game.

Use your cunning to double team enemies.

9. Anno 1800

Anno 1800 Gameplay Demo

Manage and grow your own city in Anno 1800.  This city-simulator gives you complete control.  Go from cottage to factory as you lead your city to prosperity using your own wits.  

Make your tiny village into an industrial powerhouse.  But watch your resources, or you might ruin your own city.  Anno 1800 lets you wield the power to make or break your city.

Turn forests into factories to manage your resources.

Build ports to increase your trade and grow your economy.

8. Phoenix Point

Pheonix Point Gameplay Demo

Phoenix Point is a tactical strategy game where the player must fight off invading aliens.  Take your commando squad to battle in a war to save earth.

Command the respect of your troops as you slaughter alien hordes.  Strategize your path to victory no matter the cost.  Phoenix Point takes you through ravaged cities on monster-crushing rampages.

Take on alien monsters of all sizes to save earth.

Utilize all aspects of strategy, from movement to weapons fire.

7. Ancient Cities

Ancient Cities Gameplay

Take your tribe from hunters to conquerors in Ancient Cities.  Players must organize their group to build, collect, and survive.  Go from a tribe struggling to survive to a complex civilization.  

Withstand the elements with shelter.  Create simple weapons to hunt.  Dominate your surroundings.  Ancient Cities has you frantically running around to survive without technology.

Build your first fort to keep your population safe.

Gradually work your way from sticks to stones as your society progresses.

6. Tropico 6

Tropico 6 Let's Play

Tropico 6 is a city builder that lets you be dictator of your own country.  You must build libraries, plantations, and factories to keep your population from rebelling against you.

Win the support of your population.  Or rule them with an iron fist.  Crush rebellions.  Or be a fair ruler.  Tropic 6 lets you be the best or worst dictator you want.

Keep your population happy.  Or crush them under your foot as their dictator.

Build monuments in your greatness so the world knows of your prosperity.

5. Age of Civilizations II

Age of Civilizations II Gameplay

Age of Civilizations II is a grand-strategy game that has you taking control of a nation in your quest for supremacy.  Players use war, diplomacy, and trade to become the top ruling civilization. 

Create and forge military alliances.  Use your army to destroy entire civilizations.  Crush your enemies by any means necessary.  Take on the world throughout history in Age of Civilizations II

Start out as any real-world country before setting out to take over the world.

Start at different real-life historical periods, like colonial times.

4.  Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade II Demo

Climb from rags to riches in Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord.  Start as a peasant and build your own kingdom.  You must recruit soldiers and command them in battle.  This tactical RPG takes skill, patience, and cunning. 

Recruit archers from the shadows of a tavern.  Guide your solders to complete victory.  Overtake cities and make them your own.  Mount and Blade 2 lets you make your own path.

Towns are bustling and ready for your business—be it trade or plunder.

Ride into battle with your own soldiers and show them the way to victory.

3. Gwent

Gwent Gameplay Trailer

Gwent is a virtual card game based on the Witcher 3.  Players must strategize their deck and play their hand right to win against opponents.

Outsmart your opponent with clever decks.  Make sure you focus on both your hand and your opponent’s hand.  Combine cards and tactics to get an advantage.  Only the smartest player wins in Gwent.

Build your deck and play your hand as if you were playing a real-life card game.

Mix and match your cards’ abilities to overpower your opponent.

2. Valkyria Chronicles 4

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Take on an army with your team of elite soldiers in Valkyria Chronicles 4.  This is a team-based strategy game that has you optimizing your crew for victory.  Command your team to take down an entire army.

Take down a tank with machine guns.  Rapidly switch to your sniper for cover.  Flank an enemy battalion.  Control a small army in your quest for victory with Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 has diverse locations, characters, and strategies.

Use your guns and cunning to take out the enemy.

1. Age of Empires 4

Age of Empires IV Trailer

Age of empires is a real-time strategy game where you must build up your resources, army, and empire in an effort for world domination.  This historical RTS game has you fighting for dominance by any means necessary.

Build up your walls before the Barbarians attack.  Manage your economy to keep your army strong.  Take what you need from your enemies.  Age of Empires 4 gives you the power to decide what you’ll do for conquest.

Age of Empires 4 takes place all over the world at different points in history

Change the outcome of history as you take your empire to new heights.

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