Many of today’s video games, particularly those within the sphere of Esports, rely on lightning-fast reflexes and incredible hand-eye coordination and can leave gamers who prefer to take things a little slower feeling left out. Strategy games can sometimes fall into this camp of playing quickly, making snap decisions and risking it all for your team, but more often they suit the slower, more thoughtful style of gamer down to a tee. These are some of the very best strategy titles available on PC, that those who enjoy really thinking things through and figuring out a game plan will be sure to enjoy.
The Civilization series is one of the most loved strategy games around and has been for more than three decades. Sid Meier is the genius behind this hugely successful series of games and now on the sixth instalment, it seems he has finally ironed out any creases and created a game as close to perfect as possible.
All of the games from one through six all focus on the player creating their own civilization. They can work in different areas of the world, research different breakthrough moments, guide their civilization through battles to grow stronger and so much more. There are numerous expansion packs, enabling players to further customise their gameplay. For example, you could start your civilization off in Portugal, experience life as a Pharoah in Egypt, or guide your villagers through Renaissance Rome. The possibilities and customizability are endless with this game and will suit strategic thinkers with plenty of creativity perfectly.
With so many complex, graphics-heavy games to play on PC, sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics and the next two suggestions are going to do just that. Kicking off with poker, a game that’s been around for centuries and is still loved in its original format as much today as it ever was.
Texas Holdem is without a doubt the most popular version and requires players to make the highest hand possible using the cards they’ve been dealt and, if they would like to, the communal cards on the table, also known as hole cards. It’s a great game for strategic thinkers as it’s so readily available and therefore easy to learn. Poker is available to play on the majority of kasyno internetowe and makes a great choice for strategic thinkers, thanks to the simple rules that allow for player creativity. Learning the basics will give you more than enough of a headstart, but there’s always more research to be done into how to truly master this deceptively simple game.
Like online poker, online chess is hugely popular and makes a good choice for strategic thinkers. Chess has been around even longer than poker and requires some pretty intense study if you want to really rise through the ranks. thankfully, just knowing how all of the pieces move is all that you need to get started and is easy to learn online, or using an actual board if you’d rather.
Playing online is a great way to get started with chess as there’s none of the pressure of your opponent watching you make a poor move. Also, depending on the site that you use, it’s possible to play against a computer, enabling you to choose the difficulty settings, or on some sites you can be matched by your ability to other players, meaning you’ll always have a challenge, but not an impossible one. Learning in this way is one of the fastest ways to improve, especially if you have a naturally competitive streak. If you’re a little less competitive but are fascinated in the strategy then reading some texts on chess can also be great fun. There’s plenty of information out there on opening moves and tactical strategies.
This is a paid guest post.