The 12 Best Grand Strategy Games To Play Right Now

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Grand Strategy games offer among the most intellectually rigorous gameplay experiences and its one exclusive to PC gaming

Grand Strategy games offers some of the most immersive and complex titles in PC gaming

One of the many benefits of PC gaming is that the genre of games we can play is greatly expanded due to both the lower barriers to entry and the added dexterity of having a mouse and keyboard instead of just a controller. I think a prime example of this is the strategy and more specifically Grand Strategy genre. The focus on high level decision making and taking the time to think out every choice requires a format that consoles just don’t have. It would be like trying to play football on a chessboard. That being said I think we should be thankful that such games exist and add to a rich variety of genres.

Now before we present our top 12 Grand Strategy games I think it behooves us to define what a Grand Strategy game is. In short, a Grand Strategy game puts players in control over every major aspect of the faction they play as. And usually this sets the main interface as a map of the world instead of the battlefield to distinguish it from real-time strategy. So without further delay, here are our top 12 Grand Strategy games for PC.

12. Knights of Honor

The oldest title on our list, Knights of Honor nonetheless still manages to impress with its blend of high level strategy on a  map spanning all of Europe and the Mediterranean and low level real time strategy. With numerous mechanics to keep you busy from economics to religion, your quest to become Emperor of Europe will be a unique and exciting challenge.

Knights of Honor combines the isometric layout of a real time strategy game with the large scale decision making of a Grand Strategy game

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