Command & Conquer: Red Alert
There are new weapons, enemies, and levels, but the game engine and basic play are essentially the same.
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
The first of three sequels in Blizzard's legendary sci-fi real-time strategy series focuses on the Terran faction.
World in Conflict
World in Conflict is a real-time strategy game that takes you back to 1989 during a fictional war between the U.S., NATO, and the Soviet Union.
Black & White
No other PC game to date has so effectively combined so many seemingly incompatible elements into one highly polished game.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
It's just an outstanding game, filled with all the charm, all the detail, and all the lasting appeal that characterizes all of the finest games ever made.
Cavedog has done a commendable job of taking the basic mechanics of real-time strategy and using them to create something new.
Sid Meier's Gettysburg!
Gettysburg! may be the first release from newcomer Firaxis Games, but it has all the polish and appeal of a Meier classic.
Myth II: Soulblighter
Myth II is about as good as a computer game can possibly be.
Rise of Nations
By combining some of the concepts of Civilization with the general gameplay of Age of Empires, Big Huge Games has created a truly outstanding game.
Command & Conquer
Overall Command & Conquer is a great strategy game and easily the best available on the PlayStation.
With Pikmin 2, Nintendo has addressed the bulk of the shortcomings of its predecessor by crafting a game that tops the original in nearly every way.
Close Combat III: The Russian Front
Close Combat III: The Russian Front is the best Close Combat game of the bunch.
Age of Mythology
Featuring lots of interesting, inventive design decisions, plenty of fun-to-use units, and tons of variety, Age of Mythology is the last real-time strategy game you'll need for a long time.
Dark Reign: The Future of War
One of the most impressive games released this year in any genre.
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far
Atomic Games has managed to create the ideal sequel: It expands and adds many features while keeping everything that made the first game a joy to play.
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
If you've ever liked any other real-time strategy game in this classical style, then you'll clearly see why this one deserves so much credit.
It doesn't stray far from the blueprint created by its predecessors, but it is, without a doubt, the best game to ever adhere to that formula.
Rome: Total War
Rome: Total War is the very definition of an epic strategy game.
A typical day at the beach: the sand under your feet, the roar of the surf... and the ripping sound of German machine guns as they cut your troops to ...
Dragon Force is one of those rare games that demands countless hours of attention.
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
It's sure to appeal to anyone interested in serious military simulations, but even those just looking for a good World War II computer game should find that it has a ...
Seven Kingdoms II: The Fryhtan Wars
There's no question that Seven Kingdoms II is a richer, more fully realized game.
Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin
Barbarossa to Berlin raises the wargaming bar even higher with its pitch-perfect, ultrapolished improvements to an already great game.