Strategy games are different from the regular PC games. In the ancient times, people used to play games like chess to prove their intellectual minds. These days, people like to play strategy games rather than the regular games. Players need to be very smart to play these games. They should have a clear goal in their minds about what they are doing and what are going to do next. Also, they should have some idea about what their enemy’s next could be. All they have to do is just remain a step ahead of their enemy all the time. In this article, I am presenting a list of the top 10 strategy games for the year 2012.
10. Total War: Shogun
There are some games which occupy the gamers’ mind long before their release and just stay there for a very long time even after its release. Total War: Shogun is one of those kinds. It was released in 2011 and is still included in the top 10 list of the best strategy games of 2012. Based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu, this game makes use of samurai warriors rather than the tanks and airplanes as used by other games. For kids as well as teenagers, this strategy game is a must play.
9. Wargame: European Escalation
Eugen Systems’ game, Wargame: European Escalation is one of the newest real time strategy games. If you are a kind of player having keen interest in fighting games, you should try this game for sure. You have to choose your side very intelligently because the weapons provided to you would depend on the choice of the side only. The graphics of this game are also very brilliant and you would be playing this game with a deep interest, thanks to the large maps and scenery objects provided by Eugen Systems.
8. King Arthur II
The original King Arthur is still liked by many of the PC Gamers around the world and when we talk about the real time strategy games; King Arthur has done its very best. Now, its sequel King Arthur II has arrived in the gaming world and fans are expecting it to provide even more enjoyment and fun. The plot is new and instead of a valiant ruler as featured in the original King Arthur, this time, king would be seen as a Maimed king.
7. Warlock: Master of the Arcane
If you do not like to play games in single player mode, here is an awesome alternative in the form of Warlock: Master of the Arcane. This game is definitely a superb real time strategy game. The game is set in Ardania. You would play as a Great Mage who would master various spells and then create a huge magical empire. Basically, it is a war, and your armies would fight with these spells and enchantments only. The one who wins would be given the title of the Warlock. As it is a strategy game, the more you research on the spell combinations, higher are your chances of winning and in order to get more powerful than the enemy, you have to learn various tricks.
There are people out there who just love to play single payer games and have never even tried playing the turn based multi player games. For those players, I would like to suggest that they should at least once, try playing Xenonauts. Basically, Xenonauts is the name of an organisation and while playing this game, you would control this organisation. The only mission of your organisation would be to protect the earth from an alien who would repeatedly try to destroy the planet. If you know something about the UFO: Enemy Unknown, then just think of this game much similar to that, because it is like an unofficial sequel to that one.
5. Command and Conquer: Generals 2
It was in 1995 that Command and Conquer gaming series came into existence. This real time strategy gaming series has gained popularity among a large number of PC Gamers across the globe. Every game this series has released has made a large number of fans. Command and Conquer: Generals 2 is the 8th game it has released so far and as indicated by the name itself, this game is a sequel to the Generals released by Command and Conquer earlier on.
4. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission
If you have ever played the original Carrier Commander of the 80s, you would obviously be expecting the new version, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission to be somewhat better. To your pleasure, it is good news that Gaea Mission is very similar to the original game and is hell of fun. When you start playing this game, and when you continue playing, the fun is not lost anywhere. You feel all the same throughout the game. There are battles and they would be fought everywhere, on land, in the air and in the water as well.
3. Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars was one of the best strategy games ever created. The original game was released in 2005 and now, in 2012, the sequel to the game has come up. This sequel Guild Wars 2 is here to provide much more enjoyment and fun. The story is really nice and a perfect and awesome blend of RTS and RPG would give you tons of excitement and pleasure. Released in the late August 2012, this game was something PC Gamers have been waiting for since a very long time.
2. Crusader Kings II
Crusader Kings was loved by PC Gamers all over the world. That is the reason we have the sequel Crusader Kings II at the position of number 2 in our list. The game is set around the time period around the Middle Ages. As a player of this game, you would be given an opportunity to work as an in-charge of Medieval Dynasty. This is a real time strategy game and on every move, you need to think whether you are doing right or wrong and you have to plan your moves in order to get the success. But overall, you will enjoy this game very much.
1. Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Starcraft games have always been great fun and there would rarely be any PC Gamer across the globe who would not love to play the Starcraft games. This time, Starcraft has come up with yet another awesome game, the Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm. There are as many as 20 different missions available to the players. And the main focus of the game is on the Zerg species. If you are a real time strategy games fan, this game must be tried by you at least once.