The best strategy games 2017 - These are our Top 20

Strategy Charts 08/2017: More remasters!

The best strategy games 2017 - These are our Top 20

Maurice Weber
(@ Froody42)

Starcraft Remastered is imminent, the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition provided by our readers for more excitement than almost any other announcements from E3 2017 - not bad times for fans of the great RTS classic! But there would so much more. Blizzard has already hinted vaguely, with Warcraft 3 "to intend much" and after the Starcraft Reissue "the other games" See wanting. So chances are not bad that we get sooner or later also seen a thing or Warcraft in a new light.

That remasters can be much more than just cold coffee lukewarm newly brewed at the latest proved Homeworld Remastered. Since Gearbox bothered to miss the original an enormously expensive new coat of paint and the result looked really great. Age of Empires developer renewed even all units and buildings. Clear, completely dewy is thus's not, but the game shakes but the dust from the garment and is again quite handsomely.

I hope that this example will recognize and also other developers because stale which beads in her basement. How about, for example, again a sign of life from Command & Conquer, EA?

As our top lists work?
On GameStar.de we test all relevant strategy games, but not every has the makings of a hit. In our top list of the best strategy games you can find at a glance the 20 tracks that have retracted the highest ratings in the last two years. The list is updated every month: New Releases Strategy highlights take its deserved place and all the games that are older than two years, making younger Hits place.

By the way: Anyone interested especially for our strategy game ratings the last six months, we recommend our index charts.

For the complete list: The best strategy games in 2017 at a glance

20. Atlas Reactor - Rating: 81

A hero shooter like Overwatch - but as a round tactic of XCOM brand? What the hell? Atlas Reactor is hard to describe - all the more surprising, then, that it works really well! Despite turn-based gameplay that matches run against AI or other players downright unnerving at a rapid pace. Just 20 seconds have we and our teammates to define actions for our heroes and to choose as one of the five special abilities per character. After that all the characters simultaneously lead their commands in defined stages. We must anticipate how the enemy will probably move, but then can also traps him.

Atlas Reactor
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Atlas Reactor
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Atlas Reactor
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The story of the game is quite irrelevant, especially since we always play well in the campaign just the same Deathmatch game mode. For this Atlas Reactor motivated by the numerous ways to customize our heroes with skill modifications and items. And it relies on a fair business model: We can either play with a limited rotation heroes per week or buy us for 30 euros all current and future stretching. Even the in-game store is fair and unobtrusive.

Developer: Trion Worlds
Release date: November 4, 2016
Platform: PC
Game Star rating: 81

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19. Hard West - Score: 82

Hard West is best as XCOM describe the Wild West - great idea! But Hard West is far from being just a clone, but provides with interesting ideas for additional claim. Before the battle tactics it creeps you through the preparation phase, you make in the individual opponents in advance of action. In the fight Pistolero tricks then play like shots over several corners just as important a role as cover and flank attacks. Funny: Hits Happiness is no coincidence factor, but a resource that must be used intelligently.

Hard West
We have provided two guards. This is only in the preparatory phase." data-lbx-number ="1"><b>Hard West</b><br>We have provided two guards. This is only possible in the preparation phase.
Hard West
Meeting on gang wants to be well-planned." data-lbx-number ="2"><b>Hard West</b><br>Meeting on gang wants to be well-planned.
Hard West
An opponent before us is revealed by his shadow." data-lbx-number ="3"><b>Hard West</b><br>An opponent before us is revealed by his shadow.

Hard West - View screenshots

Between the battles, the characters move through a tactical map, learn new skills and stocking up on shooting iron. Instead of a single campaign Hard West offers eight scenarios, related loosely and tell all atmospheric Wild West stories with supernatural impact, such as get it Gold Digger father and son with the devil to do. Unfortunately, the scenario but are quite short, Hard West is not a long-term investment - but a right mood-and challenging turn-based strategy game.

Developer: Creative Forge
Release date: November 18, 2015
Platform: PC
Game Star rating: 82

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18 Stellaris - Rating: 82

2016 was a good year for space 4X games. Not only that, the good old Master of Orion returned in a new guise - no, the real star was Stellaris! It's one of those games where we still hardly wait even after dozens of hours of play the next surprise, the next event. A game that makes even inspires our imagination with simple text window staging and stories arise that we must necessarily continue to tell. And it is simply a sophisticated and deep strategy game that enriches his genre with many exciting new ideas.

Stellaris
With a huge fleet and additionally our AI allies in tow we attack the home world of a fallen empire, a mighty, ancient people. Against our endgame superiority but even these bigwigs have no chance. " data-lbx-number ="1"><b>Stellaris</b><br>With a huge fleet and additionally our AI allies in tow we attack the home world of a fallen empire, a mighty, ancient people. Against our endgame superiority but even these bigwigs have no chance.
Stellaris
The biggest Stellaris galaxies have 1,000 solar systems that inhabit up to 39 AI-nations (to start) - enough space to conquer." data-lbx-number ="2"><b>Stellaris</b><br>The biggest Stellaris galaxies have 1,000 solar systems that inhabit up to 39 AI-nations (to start) -. Enough space to conquer
Stellaris
Because in the end game usually fight alliances against other alliances, romp gigantic space battles. Here, the game comes up quite a jerking." data-lbx-number ="3"><b>Stellaris</b><br>Because in the end game usually fight alliances against other alliances, romp gigantic space battles. Here, the game comes up quite a jerking.

See screenshots - Stellaris

But Stellaris is also unwieldy, sometimes immature and often overwhelming with its nested menus, especially for beginners. Not all game mechanics they engage in one another, as they should that. And a few more convenience functions were not wrong. But 4X veterans should not keep away from Stellaris because the fundamental fascination captivates even through all these quirks through.

Developer: paradox Development
Release date: May 9, 2016
Platform: PC
Game Star rating: 82

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17. Endless Space 2 - Score: 82

The 4X space strategy comes at a high level on the spot: Endless Space 2 is to Stellaris another worthy representative of the genre but further brings not great. Those who work through the not very comfortable entry will be rewarded with the classic fascination of research, discovery, naval and politics.

Endless Space 2
With a lot of combat power we will conquer two new worlds in Endless Space and destroy everything that stands in our way. " data-lbx-number ="1"><b>Endless Space 2</b><br>With a lot of combat power we will conquer two new worlds in Endless Space and destroy everything that stands in our way.
Endless Space 2
On different planets we find different settlement conditions that often require specific technologies." data-lbx-number ="2"><b>Endless Space 2</b><br>On different planets we find different settlement conditions that often require specific technologies.
Endless Space 2
A quarter of the technology wheel: Divided in business, science, development and military, we find all the research here. " data-lbx-number ="3"><b>Endless Space 2</b><br>A quarter of the technology wheel: Divided in business, science, development and military, we find all the research here.

Endless Space 2 - View screenshots

However, the game is very similar to its predecessor and not whets its biggest weaknesses from. Especially diplomacy fails lean to. We would have liked more opportunities to interact with other empires to spin even a web of intrigue.

Developer: amplitude Studios
Release date: May 19, 2017
Platform: PC
Game Star rating: 82

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16. Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide - Rating: 83

With Beyond Earth, the Civilization series first went into space, and the trip is properly managed: the classic turn-based strategy principle also attacks here and motivated throughout the night. wait on other planets meaningful innovations like a quest system and affinities with which fractions be personalized. With all the Beyond Earth is but not quite the masterpiece approach that Civilization has become with all its extensions. 5

Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide
We can send the new water towns on adjacent hexes to enlarge their territory. Below an AI ruler has been settled, so we can not get closer." data-lbx-number ="1"><b>Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide</b><br>We can send the new water towns on adjacent hexes to enlarge their territory. Below an AI ruler has been settled, so we can not get closer.
Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide
Spoiled for choice: Deal now cost Diplomacy capital, but we can adjust our group even more to our style of play." data-lbx-number ="2"><b>Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide</b><br>Spoiled for choice: Deal now cost Diplomacy capital, but we can adjust our group even more to our style of play .
Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide
Our Tidehunter (the first upgrade of the submarine) defended the floating Explorer on his expedition." data-lbx-number ="3"><b>Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide</b><br>Our Tidehunter (the first upgrade of the submarine) defended the floating Explorer on his expedition.

Civilization: Beyond Earth - View screenshots from the addon - Rising Tide

Even if the first addon for Beyond Earth, Rising Tide, in turn makes a lot right: It sharpens old nicks off by example, there is the personality poor fractions longer face, and leads them fresh game mechanics such as building towns on the water. It continues in the direction Beyond Earth would have the makings of a new Alpha Centauri.

Developer: Firaxis Games
Release date: October 9, 2015
Platform: PC
Game Star rating: 83

For Gamestar Test of Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide

The best strategy games 2017 - These are our Top 20