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Grand Strategy

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Grand Strategy, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
7.97
88% 161,261 votes
7.84
90% 3,819 votes
7.66
100% 50 votes
7.63
89% 1,415 votes
7.37
88% 316 votes
7.22
83% 1,555 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Grand Strategy is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Grand Strategy, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Strategy 94%
  2. Simulation 56%
  3. Singleplayer 45%
  4. Turn-Based Strategy 42%
  5. Wargame 39%
  6. Historical 37%
  7. War 37%
  8. RTS 32%
  9. Military 31%
  10. Tactical 30%
  11. Management 29%
  12. 2D 28%
  13. 3D 28%
  14. Indie 27%
  15. Real Time Tactics 23%
  16. Multiplayer 21%
  17. Turn-Based Tactics 21%
  18. Casual 20%
  19. 4X 20%
  20. Economy 19%
  21. Action 18%
  22. Diplomacy 18%
  23. Sandbox 18%
  24. Resource Management 17%
  25. Turn-Based 17%
  26. RPG 16%
  27. Top-Down 15%

The Grand Strategy tag is used to describe a genre of strategy games that are known for their large scale and complex gameplay mechanics. These games give players control over nations, empires, or civilizations on a massive scope, allowing them to make decisions and shape the course of history.

In Grand Strategy games, players are tasked with managing various aspects of their chosen faction's development, including economy, diplomacy, military strategy, and more. They require long-term planning and often have multiple win conditions beyond simply conquering territory.

Key features of Grand Strategy games include:

  • Historical Context Many Grand Strategy titles draw inspiration from real historical periods, offering players the chance to rewrite events or steer nations through significant moments in history. These games often pay attention to historical accuracy in terms of culture, politics, technology advancement, socio-economic systems, and other relevant factors.
  • Epic Scope Unlike traditional strategy games that focus on specific battles or conflicts, Grand Strategy titles usually cover large regions or even entire continents. Players have control over extensive territories with numerous cities or provinces under their influence.
  • Diplomacy and Politics Diplomatic relations play a vital role in shaping the outcome of grand strategies. Players must engage in negotiations with other factions through alliances, trade agreements, espionage activities; all while managing internal politics within their own empire.
  • Military Tactics While diplomacy is important for progress in grand strategies, warfare also plays an integral part. Players must carefully plan military campaigns using different units, formations,and tactics determined by factors like terrain and available resources.
  • Long-term Gameplay Grand Strategy games often progress over extended periods with turns or continuous gameplay lasting for hundreds of in-game years. Decisions made early on can have profound impacts on the later stages of the game, making long-term planning essential.

Examples of popular Grand Strategy games include:

  • Civilization VI Developed by Firaxis Games, Civilization VI presents players with an opportunity to guide their civilization from its humble beginnings through various eras while managing diplomacy, research advancements, cities development and territorial expansion.
  • Crusader Kings II This game developed by Paradox Interactive places players in control of a medieval dynasty, requiring them to manage family dynamics, handle political alliances, and expand their realm.
  • Europa Universalis IV Developed by Paradox Interactive as well; this game spans the scope of world history from 1444 to 1821. Players can choose any nation and guide it through various eras dealing with diplomacy, warfare, exploration and trade.
  • Total War series Developed by The Creative Assembly; these games combine grand strategy gameplay with large-scale tactical battles. Players must manage resources, recruit armies,and engage in real-time battles to gain supremacy.

The Grand Strategy genre is known for its depth and complexity, appealing to players who enjoy deep strategic thinking, gameplay that spans centuries or eras,and the ability to reshape or rewrite history at a grand scale.

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