Crusader Kings II is a strategy game set in the Middle Ages where players control a medieval dynasty. The game is a dynasty simulator that with some DLCs sets you in the Middle Age from 782 to 1456.
Crusader Kings 2
The fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.
Europa Universalis IV
Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy video game set in 16th-century feudal Japan, in the aftermath of the Onin War during the Ashikaga Shogunate. It was developed by Creative Assembly and was published by Sega.
Total War: Shogun 2
SEGA, Feral Interactive
Rome: Total War is a critically acclaimed strategy game composed of both turn-based strategy and real-time tactics. It was developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA.
Rome: Total War
Empire: Total War is a real-time strategy game developed by CREATIVE ASSEMBLY and published by SEGA. It features Elizabethan-era settings of war in the oceans of Europe. It gives the player the thrill of commanding entire fleets.
Empire: Total War
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows PC. It was developed by Skybox Labs, Path Entertainment, and Ensemble Studios, and was published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released in 2013.
Age of Empires II HD
Sins of a Solar Empire is a science fiction RTS computer game that takes place in the distant future, where players have to conquer star systems using the military, economic and diplomatic means. It was published by Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment.
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
Paid: $59.99 with in-app purchases
Sid Meier's Civilization VI also known as Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game developed by Firaxis Games and Aspyr. It was released on October 21, 2016, and is available on Windows, Mac, and iOS users.
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
Imperia Online is a multiplayer strategy and web browser-based game developed by Bulgarian game company Imperia Online JSC. It has been translated to 30 languages already and is currently on its sixth version.
Imperia Online JSC
Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour is the expansion pack for the 2003 video game Command & Conquer: Generals. It adds and a new mode of play called Generals' Challenge, along with a lot more changes and new features.
Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour
MajorCommand is a gaming website that features amazing Riskesque gameplay currently available online. The interface and map design features a single battlefield in Africa or operating on a global scale.
with in-app purchases
Rail Nation is a free browser-based online strategy game where you can become a railroad entrepreneur and build your railway empire. Travian Games GmbH published the beta game online for the first time in January 2013.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire in history? It has covered 9.15 million square miles of land, which is more than 16 percent of the earth's land mass. Between the years 1270 and 1209, the empire had 110 million people which is more than one-fourth of the world's population. The Mongols were known for their brutal and forceful ways of conquering different territories spanning from Asia until Europe. The emergence of the Mongol Empire started from the unification of Mongol and Turkish tribes under Genghis Khan. During such time, the Mongols achieved advancements in various technologies and ideologies. In 1331, the Black Death began its rampage in Mongolia and started the empire’s slow decline.
Like what the Mongols have accomplished, one can play empire-building games. It is a sub-genre of strategy games where players can attempt to amass power, wealth, increase land holdings, and destroy enemies. In gaming, these games are usually called civilization-building games. In such games, the player acts as the planner and leader of a nation with the main goal of developing it into a global superpower. For this reason, these kingdom building games are seen as one of the best genres of strategy gaming.