There are dozens of strategy games you should know about, Warcraft, Age of Empires, Civilization, Resident Evil, Galactic Civilizations, Master of Orion and many more.
You plot world conquest. You do what you want. Wouldn't it be nice to be king for just a day? How about a few weeks? A lifetime? That is what the PC strategy game does: you can be king (or queen) for as long as you want, building an empire which can be like the fantasy world "Lord of the Rings," or you can create a real, historical adventure into what could have happened. Maybe the Mongolians conquered the whole world. Maybe orcs-part of a world called "Warcraft"-conquered everything in their path. Maybe the bad guys won.
The point is PC strategy gaming is the answer for boredom because you can do all these things. This guide shows you how to be king for as long as you want, by playing the best PC strategy games ever.
Starting With …
"Civilization 2" is the best strategy game of all time; it lacks high end graphics, but he the playability has won it millions of fans across the world. Perhaps the original classic "Civilization 1" had more vision, was more groundbreaking, but "Civilization 2" allows you to be king of the world, if you're good enough to last a few millennia. You build an empire in this turn based world-simple as that.
The Runners Up Are …
Actually, "Civilization 2" might not be up your gaming alley. For a true strategy gaming experience, you may want to go for what's called-and many of you already know about-the real time strategy game. These games aren't turn based. Instead you are working against the clock. The most popular of these games are "Age of Empires," "Warcraft," and "Command & Conquer." These are the old classics which keep getting sequels. You get a different strategy gaming experience from each one.
Enjoying the Gaming Experience:
To enjoy the PC strategy game experience you need to see what kind of games, console or PC, you truly like. If you go for the "Resident Evil" shoot-em-ups you may not go for the methodical pace of "Civilization." However, if you like hands on control, maybe even like history, "Civilization" is a good start. Other games provide faster action and far more bodies. Some, like "Warcraft," even incorporate elements of the greatest fantasy worlds.
Following the PC strategy game world:
There are dozens of other strategy games you should know about, ones not listed here. Foe example, "Galactic Civilizations" and "Master of Orion" are both similar to "Civilization," but they're in space. And "Empire Earth" would appeal to gamers who like "Age of Empires" and "Warcraft." You're in luck, because there are dozens of places online to find the right games for your strategy gaming experience. Watch for top reviews from major online/print magazines like PC Gamer and IGN.