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Features The 10 Best Strategy Games of the Last 10 Years.

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    While I've not played any of the DLC for Civ 6, it really was a step back from Civ 5 is almost every way. I regret buying it - first Civ game that I've haven't sunk crazy hours into.

    No Total War: Warhammer 1/2, though?
     
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  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    No Hearts of Iron? No Stellaris? No Battletech? Tut, for shame.
     
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    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Nice to see Invisible Inc/Shadow Tactics in there!
    I'd argue if you'd made this list a couple of days/weeks later Desperados III may have battled it out with Shadow tactics for the real time tactics spot!
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    That reminds me - Endless Space 1/2 or Endless Legends, as well...

    Shadow Tactics was good, but for some reason I just can't replay it.
     
  6. Jimbob

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    I would have put the original Company Of Heroes in there.
     
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    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    The title is "The 10 best strategy games of the last 10 years". CoH came out in something like 2006 iirc?
     
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    Omnislip Active Member

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    This is absolutely unacceptable:

    Rich Tea biscuits are not dry, and they are definitely not boring.
     
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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Indeed, the rich tea biscuit is an outstanding tea delivery system.
     
  10. monty-pup

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    Surely if Xcom 2 is number 1, then Xcom 1 should be number 2?

    Battletech was pretty boring and missed an opportunity to be great.
     
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  11. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    I'd argue that the new X-COM games aren't strategy games. They're tactics games: the entire game loop is focussed around the ground combat section and getting you back to the combat as quickly as possible.
    X-COM 1 diked out the majority of the strategic layer (the Geoscape from UFO) down to one base, one craft, with minimal opportunities for country-level funding management and a mostly linear research system. X-COM 2 further pared things down to effectively "you can do three missions, pick 1".
     
  12. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    No top 10 is ever satisfying. Never will be. It ignores too many titles.

    And besides, choosing Xcom 2 over 1? Bruh

    Edit: Here is an idea for future reference. Do a top 25 and include everyone in the office, or on the writing team. One persons top 10 will always suffer from lack of perspective.
     
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  13. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I remember PC Gamer UK used to do a Top 100 every Christmas. Well, not sure whether it was every Christmas, but it was a small additional magazine - about 30 pages, total - which I had copies of for 1996, 1997 and 1998... I think it got thrown in with a few other PC mags from the same publisher as well. A Bit-Tech "Top 50" could be fun.
     
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