Best PC Strategy Games of the last 10 years

This video game ranking is based on a 10-point rating system called the playscore. It combines all the ratings given by trusted critics and gamers. 10th on the ranking is Napoleon: Total War. This is the sixth game of the Total War series. It offers 4 campaigns, two of which follows the early military career of Napoleon: the French invasion of Egypt and the Italian campaign. Following the tradition of Total War games, Napoleon mixes turn-based campaign and real-time tactical battles. While not a big leap from previous games of the series. It’s improvements on strategy mechanics, effects, animations and sounds make it one of the Total War’s best. It earns a playscore of 8.9. Number 9 is Orcs Must Die! This is an action-packed tower defense game…in third person view. You play as a War Mage on a mission to keep Orcs and other monsters from successfully invading twenty-four fortresses.

Set traps in strategic locations, wield powerful weapons, cast spells…and make sure that no orc is left alive. Tons of enemies to battle, funny story and just pure fun! Orcs Must Die! holds a playscore of 9.1. Ranked 8th is Medieval II: Total War. This is a direct sequel to 2002’s Medieval: Total War and it brings tons of improvements plus a lot more features. The game is set during the most turbulent centuries of Western history…focusing on politics, religion…and, of course, medieval warfare in Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa. The game is widely-praised for its sheer amount of content and improved graphics; along with its deep and complex strategic gameplay. A playscore of 9.1. On 7th place is Total War: Shogun 2. Yes, we have another Total War game in the top 10…and this may be the best of the last 10 years. Shogun 2 is set in 16th century Japan…a time when the country is divided by different warring clans fighting for supremacy! Amazing graphics, solid strategy mechanics, brilliant campaign and high replay value! This is a must-have for any Total War fan. It receives a playscore of 9.2. Number 6 is Europa Universalis IV.

This is a grand strategy game…set during the age of exploration and colonization of the New World. Europa Universalis IV lets you rule a nation to become a global superpower. Your tools are: warfare, trade and diplomacy. It’s complex, compelling and addicting! Be warned, this is not an easy game. History and strategy buffs, this is the game for you! It earns a playscore of 9.2. 5th on the list is FTL: Faster Than Light. This is a challenging real-time strategy game. You control a spaceship…with a mission to transport valuable information to an allied fleet light years away…while rebels are in pursuit. Visually, it look dated. But, somehow, its approach to combat feels fresh. Every move you make could be the last of your crew. It’s intense and unapologetic…with combat that requires familiarity and high level of micromanagement. A playscore of 9.2. Ranked number 4 is Orcs Must Die! 2. The orc-killing tradition of the first game is back! Play as a War Mage or a Sorceress and keep Orcs and other monsters out! Set traps and fight waves upon waves of invaders!