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For this list, we’ve selected the video games that best use the traditional turn-based strategy format, so things, though not to be confused with turn-based combat of certain RPG’s, those games have lists of their own. And,as always, only one game per series.
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Xcom Enemy within (android/iOS)
is the best strategy based game console ever released on playstore
Ppl don't like it because they can't play it okay....
Go n play f**k CoC games or optimise your phone for better games
Congratulation! Not only does HALF of titles aren't even strategies, in th video itself it is stated at on two occassions some of its entries have battles in REAL TIME.
Worthless list, especially if you take into an account the fact that Heroes3 is below top 5 and "Age of Wonders" didn't even make the list.
Excuse me, but less than half of the games on the list are turn based strategy game (ironically, AoW, a honorable mention, is)
Now, all of the games, san total war, employs a turn based battle system, but battle alone only makes it a TACTIC game, not strategy game.
What differentiate a strategy versus tactic is that strategy employs macro, that is to say the control of economics.
Take total war, for example, it is a turn based strategy, real time tactics game, because the strategy portion is turn based while the combat, i.e. tactic, portion is real time. HoMM series, on the other hand, is turn based strategy AND turn based tactic.
Most of the game on the list does not have a turn based strategy portion, instead are RPGs, stories or mission driven on the primary scale, not strategy.
You know how to differentiate strategy from tactics? When the majority of your units are expendable yet impactful if lost, that pretty much sums up strategy game.
Units are too important and every loss can be game-ending? I'm sorry, that's probably an RPG tactic game.
Units dying have no impact later on? That's just some sort of story driven mission based game.
Only when economics of units is a thing, does it become a strategy game.
I would've screamed if a Civ game wasn't top they are perhaps the best franchise in strategy ever created. Most franchises have one game in them that was a complete let down like Rome II in total war and the Hasbro X-COM games but civ has none
civ 4 is by far better than civ 5 or 6. Especially with all the mods that it has. Some of the mods for civ 4 should really be standalone games
civ 5 has too many issues and annoyances. I dont understand how it made this list
The best TBS isn't mentioned. Of course, its graphics are merely serviceable, the interface takes getting used to, and the learning curve is somewhat steeper than Everest.
I refer of course to Dominions 5, the deepest fantasy TBS ever released. Endless hours of play learning the ~100 different nations (and no two are alike), the hundreds of unique spells, the recruitment of commanders and soldiers, the dozens of artifacts, the deep, deep strategy, and learning the best counters to battlefield spells you will be attacked with. Every spell and effect in Dominions has a counter.
It's not a cheap game ($39.95 currently on Steam), but you cannot get more gameplay per dollar spent.
Not putting Heroes 3 in 1st place is just an embarrassment, seriously WatchMojo 6th? FInal Fantasy over heroes 3? That's just sad and delusional. In history of gaming there isn't better gem than Heroes 3.
https://games.ravenblack.net/player check out the warlocks game, one of the best turn based strategy games of all time. No pay to win, just strategy. Accept one of my challenges and ill teach you the game
I loved Master of Orion 1 by for the way it avoided the need for micro-management so often plaguing turn based big scale games.
I would add :
- masters of magic
- space empire (IV)
- Civ CTP (not the same franchise as civ)
- Warlords (I guess wargames should have a separate category but this franchise felt more strategy than wargame)
- Stars !
Maybe a mention for Warlock and for Galactic Civilization.
And I would certainly have given a real good ranking to the Age of Wonders franchise.
And what about ports of table games ? Sure they aren't flashy and all but some are neat.
I'm quite disappointed that you forgot about Jagged Alliance 2, Fallout 1-2, Arcanum, Disciples or Gorky 17... not even in honorable mentions... :(
"TBS list" without Jagged Alliance series is like "RPG list" without Baldur's Gate.
Gotta say, when I clicked on this video I was hoping to find a list of good Fire Emblem-esque games, like Vandal Hearts, Disgaea, and FFT. I was not at all wanting to see anything like Civ. Do another countdown of just Role Playing Strategy games, and do not limit the list to just one entry per franchise.
Also, Vandal Hearts for PS1 FTW! Still my favorite RPS ever.
People always ask about games, and these lists are subjective. On top of that, there are easily about 100 games that could make a top ten list in this genre, so I dunno why people are always shocked that some game they like didn't make it. Where is Tactics Ogre, Shining Force 3 i.e.? There on a million other lists much like this one. So, just enjoy it for what it is, another opinion.
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