Classic strategy video games are nice to play every once in a while to bring back the nostalgia of old school fun gaming.
While there are thousands and thousands of different new games out there, sometimes, classical strategy video games hit harder than the newer games due to the limitations of technology that brought out the best in players. Strategy games, due to the limitations, had to have careful planning for them to be played properly.
Here are 5 of the best classic strategy video games to play:
- Battle Realms
For those who have always found a certain charm in samurais and ninjas, wizards and the undead, or even cavemen who became brawlers, this might be the best out of all the classic strategy video games out there for you. Battle Realms brings everything back to a simpler time where the only resources were rice and water and players can’t overproduce warriors but rather properly appropriate them to certain warrior types to create the strongest army ever.
- World of Warcraft III
Warcraft became even more popular as the birthing ground of DOTA or Defence of the Ancients that was created by Icefrog but before that, the game was already very popular as one of the magical classic strategy video games out there. Players can pick from elves, orcs, humans, or even the undead. What makes this game really good is that even the story mode follows a really interesting narrative with amazing reveals here and there. World of Warcraft is the MMORPG game of Warcraft that is equally good.
- Starcraft II
Starcraft II is one of those classic strategy video games that took things into the future with futuristic weapons, aliens, and… monsters? The amazing intricacy of strategies within the game is one reason why Starcraft II is popular. Not only would players need to manage their resources, they would also need to be familiar with which units are stronger than others or which work better on other units.
- Red Alert II
When it comes to history and their strategic advantages in war, Red Alert II gets things right. From nukes to allied specialized soldiers, Red Alert II covers them all. Russia versus USA is one of the highlights of the game and for those who are keen on their history, they can see why certain units are best used by either side.
- Age of Empires II
Going way back into history, Age of Empires II is all about evolution from the stone age all the way to medieval age. What’s even more challenging is that players will have to evolve faster than their opponents to get stronger units. However, the catch is that evolving would take up resources which is why being wise on spending resources is very important.
The good thing about classic strategy video games is that it does not require a high performing PC so for those with just a decent computer, these games would be the best way to entertain yourself.