What are the best PC epic strategy games?

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    #1Age of Empires II HD

    Age of Empires II HD

    Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows PC. It was developed by Skybox Labs, Path Entertainment, and Ensemble Studios, and was published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released in 2013.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Jane Edwards
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "Age of Empires is a classic series with some great gameplay, but if you're looking for the best experience with this series you should wait for the much-anticipated Age of Empires IV."
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    #2Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition

    Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition

    Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition is a strategy game developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA. It features the Roman wars in a very definitive manner as well as improved visual graphic arts.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $54.99

    Bertha Antonio
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "Sega's new game for PC does not disappoint. Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition is a good strategy game for those that are fans of the era and want to assert their dominance over Europe. I am a sucker for a game with great music and this one is awesome. "
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    #3Empire: 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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $24.99

    Harini Chopra
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "This looks like a really neat game. I would like to try it and see if it lives up to it's expectations. I also like that Steam provides a place to discuss it."
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    #4Total War: Shogun 2

    Total War: Shogun 2
    Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy video game set in 16th-century feudal Japan, in the aftermath of the Onin War during the Ashikaga Shogunate. It was developed by Creative Assembly and was published by Sega.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $29.99

    Aaron Gomez
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "The thing I thought was most important to note about this game is it's ease of play in comparison with most pc epic strategy games. I mostly stay away from games like these as they end up just being to frustrating and over complicated. This game, although complex and rich provides easy to use and understand gaming mechanics."
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    #5Europa 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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $39.99

    Ronald Reyes
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "After playing Stellaris, I really was looking for an epic PC strategy game. They are hard to find, however Europa Universalis IV provided was just the answer I was looking for. To have a game full of things like trade and diplomacy hit the mark right on the button!"
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    #6Rome: Total War

    Rome: Total War

    Rome: Total War is a critically acclaimed strategy game composed of both turn-based strategy and real-time tactics. It was developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Wayne Santos
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Rome: Total War is a strategy game with two game-play styles. The main part of the game is turn-based, with the actual battles taking place in real-time. The wide variety of options to play in Rome Total War will definitely keep you occupied for awhile yet still maintaining the excitement you felt when you first had decided to take over the mighty city of Rome."
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    #7Civilization Revolution 2

    Civilization Revolution 2

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 is a 4X turn-based strategy video game for mobile devices. The Declaration of Independence has been signed and the Revolutionary War has just began: liberate America from the British empire. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $9.99

    Steven Ramos
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This is one of the best strategy games I have ever played. It has provided me with countless hours of challenging and engaging fun. I have always been a fan of the Civilization series and this installment does not disappoint at all. The AI is cunning and can be quite a pain in difficult matches which is wonderful for long and though provoking battles. I would recommend this game to anyone that enjoys a challenge!"
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    #8Crusader 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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $39.99

    Carolyn Dean
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "Ever wish you could go back to the Middle Ages? Now you can! Crusader Kings 2 is a new game that sets back to 782! Play with historical figures such as Charlemagne and William the Conqueror. So rad!"
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    #9Tropico 5

    Tropico 5
    Tropico 5 is a construction and management simulation video game. For the first time in the Tropico series the game features cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Linux, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Kevin Harrison
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "Tropico 5 is a management simulation video game in which the players are able to build cities on the same island, and they can decide to work with one another, or against. A must play game for the lovers of the genre! :)"
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    #10Age of Mythology: Extended Edition

    Age of Mythology: Extended Edition
    Choose your god and take to the battlefield in this classic gmae, upgraded with full Steamworks integration and enhanced features.
    Games

    Windows

    $29.99

    Johnny Fuller
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "I've been trying to expand my gaming to something other than FPS games so I tried Age of Mythology: Extended Edition. This game isn't for me at all. I found it tedious to play and very boring. There just isn't really anything exciting about this game at all. Seriously, how do people play this type of game?"
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    #11Europa Universalis III

    Europa Universalis III

    Europa Universalis III is a grand strategy computer game by Paradox Developmental Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. Players can choose from 313 nations to play, and the game has significant differences from Europa Universalis II.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Michael Richards
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "This is a great strategy game where I was able to craft an empire spanning hundreds of years and fought to take control of Europe while expanding my reach. Strategy, combat, trade, and many other aspects of empire-building are included in this game. This game was definitely complex yet incredibly fun and addictive to play. I greatly enjoyed it."
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    #12Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is the sequel to Red Alert. In it, players are in charge of the United States or the Soviet Union, and either way you have to achieve total world domination. It has an over-the-top army and building design, as well as mind-blowing characters and levels.

    Games

    Amazon, Windows

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    Catherine Hicks
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "It's a good game to play when you're bored and got nothing to do. I wasn't taken over by it. It's not a game I will pick up to play over and over again. It feels rather repetitive. I am able to have fun with it for about half an hour before I get bored and move on to another game."
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    #13Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a real-rime strategy game set in the year 2047, when a nuclear fireball explodes marking the dramatic beginning of the Third Tiberium War.
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Luis Alberto Madrigal
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "I love epic strategy games. C&C is the king of all RTS games. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is not the best choice of the franchise. Pretty much any other C&C game is better. This game is not true to all the other games released. EA dropped the ball on this game big time."
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    #14Starcraft

    Starcraft

    StarCraft is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows-operated computers. it was created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was first released in 1998.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Ling Jia
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Starcraft is the classic strategy game, and while it may not look as fancy as more recently developed games, you still can't beat its gameplay. Any of the three options are fantastic, and the story is fun from start to finish."
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    #15Command & Conquer: Red Alert

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy video game and is the second game of the Command & Conquer title. It takes place in the alternate early history of Command & Conquer when Allied Forces battle the aggressive Soviet Union.

    Games

    Amazon

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    #16World of Warships

    World of Warships
    World of Warships is a naval action MMO, dipping into the world of large-scale sea battles of the first half of the twentieth century. Epic battles rage across the oceans of the world in order to claim victory among teams comprised of the greatest representatives from the era of multi-ton marine giants.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Concepción Navarro
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "This is the definition of epic! The graphics are amazing and I feel like I am really there, in the middle of the explosions, arming the guns. This is what all games should aspire to be!"
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    #17Battlestations: Midway

    Battlestations: Midway

    Battlestations: Midway is a real-time tactics video game developed by Eidos Hungary in 2007. This action game was part of Battlestations series and published by Eidos Interactive, Feral Interactive, and Square Enix Co, Ltd. 

    Games

    Windows

    $6.99

    Justin Tran
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of war and strategy games and this one never fails to deliver. I've experienced some of the most epic battles while playing it!"
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    #18Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

    Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

    Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a real-time strategy video-game and a remaster of the original Age of Empires launched a 20-year ago, with modernized gameplay, all-new visuals, and amazing new features.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Matthew Collins
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "One of my favorite games that provides hours of enjoyment at a time and never gets boring!"
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    #19Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection

    Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection
    Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection is a real-time strategic action video game for Windows computers. It was developed by Victory Games and was published by Electronic Arts. The game was released on October 2, 2012.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Israel Valle
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "When it comes to real-time strategy games, I think of Command & Conquer. As a young kid back in 1995, this was my introduction to real-time strategy warfare, and what a way to bring back that nostalgia with Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection. Although it's been over 20 years since its inception and after 17 versions, I'm now presented with a collection of all the Command & Conquer games. What I find terrific about this collection is that I'm able to play the newer first-person shooter version, Command & Conquer: Renegard, or I can stick to the classics like Red Alert and Tiberian Sun. With all the recent real time strategy games that involve countless and endless multiplayer scenarios and lackluster single player modes, it's refreshing to go back to the basics and enjoy the fun missions and stories that originally made playing Command & Conquer so enjoyable. Another big positive about this collection is that it will run practically on any system without fear of hardware and graphics limitations. Whether someone is a real time strategy novice, or a season pro, this package will suit the learning process as well as entertain the experienced. Highly recommended collection, this Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection, will provide endless hours of entertainment period."
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    #20MajorCommand

    MajorCommand

    MajorCommand is a gaming website that features amazing Riskesque gameplay currently available online. The interface and map design features a single battlefield in Africa or operating on a global scale.

    Websites

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best PC epic strategy games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Age of Empires II HDGames 18 Paid
2Total War: Rome II - Emperor EditionGames 16 Paid
3Empire: Total WarGames 13 Paid
4Total War: Shogun 2Games 13 Paid
5Europa Universalis IVGames 10 Paid
6Rome: Total WarGames 10 Paid
7Civilization Revolution 2Games 5 Paid
8Crusader Kings 2Games 4 Paid
9Tropico 5Games 3 Paid
10Age of Mythology: Extended EditionGames 2 Paid
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