What are the best Historically accurate grand strategy games for PC?

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    #1Crusader Kings 2

    Crusader Kings 2

    Crusader Kings II is a strategy game set in the Middle Ages where players control a medieval dynasty. The game is a dynasty simulator that with some DLCs sets you in the Middle Age from 782 to 1456.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Arjun Rangan
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "I wanted a strategy and RPG game and luckily enough I was able to find this game. I thought Crusader Kings II had everything I wanted and more. I've only played this game for about 5 hours and plan to put in a lot more. It's scary accurate in terms of history and taught me a lot. I recommend this if you're wanted to have a wild time."
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    #2Hearts of Iron IV

    Hearts of Iron IV
    Hearts of Iron IV is a war strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. This game belongs to the Hearts of Iron series, where players have to take control of any nation in the world from 1936 to 1939 and lead them to victory.

    Windows, Mac


    Beatriz Barragán
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I had high hopes for Hearts of Iron IV, but boy is it a let down. The companys greed killed it. They made it so that there is a lot of DLC if you want to even remotely enjoy this game. The other games had this content in the game, but this version makes you pay for it. they sell the game cheaper than others, but then force you to pay extra to play the game and then your at a higher cost then if they just included it and made the game normal priced. I would not recommend this game at all"
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    #3Hearts of Iron III

    Hearts of Iron III

    Hearts of Iron III is set during the 1936 -1948, guiding it through the World War II. You can take decisions that will affect the Army, production of resources, diplomacy, politics, and espionage. You can choose between the Axis, the Allies and the Comintern. 


    Windows, Mac


    Wayne Bishop
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "This is a hardcore strategy game so don't expect to be running around with a gun shooting things. It's historically accurate in its setup but lets you pick any country you want and play out World World II from that countries perspective. The tutorial will not help you, you need to be familiar with this style of game or willing to experiment until you figure things out. It's a great game and lots of fun, a must for any history buff!"
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    #4Europa Universalis IV

    Europa Universalis IV
    The fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.

    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Tony Gao
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "Europa Universalis IV is a classic strategy style game with a modern graphics style that makes playing the game very immersive. The beautiful visuals combine nicely with the strategic and solid gameplay for a fun experience that will soak up hours of your time."
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    #5Bounty Train

    Bounty Train
    Bounty Train is a Indie game from guys who love railroad adventures. Simulation-tactics roguelike RPG about railroad in the US (1860-1870).

    Windows, Mac


    Jing Zhu
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This one is a game for all those history buffs or those that like business and strategy games. The gameplay is fairly decent, historically alright and price is not too expensive. The game is buggy at times and seems to be better on devices that are seriously fitted out for intense graphics. All in all, I am not a fan but I could spend a few lazy hours on a weekend wrestling with the settings. Saving and restarting the game can be a pain, but some could call it addicting as well. Storyline is good but tends to repeat itself. This is not a game for a serious gamer."
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    #6Total War: ATTILA

    Total War: ATTILA

    Total War: ATTILA is a historical strategy game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is a part of the Total War video game series. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Linux. 


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "I feel this is one of the best historically accurate grand strategy games there is, I am a big fan of steam games and feel it is the best console of all time. Upon playing this game I was just blown away by how accurate it is. I am a history minor and this was a very enjoyable game, not to mention the graphics were so pretty."
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    #7Empire: Total War

    Empire: Total War
    Empire: Total War is a real-time strategy game developed by CREATIVE ASSEMBLY and published by SEGA. It features Elizabethan-era settings of war in the oceans of Europe. It gives the player the thrill of commanding entire fleets.

    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Stephen Chapman
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I'm a huge history buff, and love the 18th century in particular, so Empire: Total War is a game really made for me. Available in Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, Empire recreates eighteenth-century battle across the oceans and on land. It's an engrossing and (as far as I can tell) historically accurate strategy game for those aspiring generals and admirals out there. "
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    #8Stronghold Crusader HD

    Stronghold Crusader HD
    Stronghold Crusader HD is a medieval mixture of city building and real-time strategy game. The game throws you into historic battles and castle sieges from the Crusades with fiendish AI opponents. It was developed and published by FireFly Studios.



    Vibhore Bhatnagar
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This game is amazing because it captures the Middle East in a historically accurate manner. The strategy needed to stand-up to the computer is very high-level, so a few missteps and you will find a highly advanced AI pushing back your offense. I love the artwork and the unit animations. This game is supremely challenging and engrossing and I cannot wait to get back to it and play some more."
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    #9Game Remakes

    Game Remakes

    Game Remakes is a website for playing online games. It features an online adaptation of Hasbro's Risk board game. Fortify your own territories whilst attacking opposing areas in a quest for complete control of the world.



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2Hearts of Iron IVGames 2 Paid
3Hearts of Iron IIIGames 1 Paid
4Europa Universalis IVGames 0 Paid
5Bounty TrainGames 0 Paid
6Total War: ATTILAGames 0 Paid
7Empire: Total WarGames 0 Paid
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