Strategy games are the bread and butter of PC games. It’s what used to set them apart from consoles years ago. The keyboard and mouse and faster CPUs allowed for faster calculations, more on screen enemies, and mult-tasking. Strategy games have wavered over the years and have become more niche, but 2020 was a huge comeback for the series. Large AAA budget strategy games en masse are something that doesn’t happen very often. You might get a StarCraft here, a Command & Conquer there, but never something like this in today’s age.
Crusader Kings III
Crusader Kings III just went ahead and went all out and out of left field. Fantastic stories that are weaved seemingly forever, deep addictive strategy, and the ability to control a kingdom like no other game can. Crusader Kings III is the start of something fresh and bold and takes the strategy genre into new heights, especially in the story and character area. Customizing characters in a strategy game? Unheard of. You can mine resources all day, but adding meat to an already chunky bone is something that hasn’t been done in this genre in over a decade.
Total War Saga: Troy