Computer Strategy Game
by Patrick Austin
Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health
for a number of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com,
and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers entertainment and
sports for Vainquer magazine.
What's the Best Computer Strategy Game ever?
What makes the best computer strategy game? For me, it needs
have a number of characteristics. First, it has to be something
youve never seen before. The characters should be creative
and memorable. Second, it should provide a real challenge. The
harder the game is, the more you will want to play it. Finally,
it needs to be fun. The game has to keep you entertained.
Here is a list of the some of the best computer strategy games
#1 Computer Strategy GameStar Craft
This was named the Greatest Game of All Time by GameSpot. It
also received a five out of five rating from Computer Gaming World
and GameCenter. As you can tell, this is a very popular computer
strategy game. In my experience, its the best of the best.
Heres the premise behind the game:
In the distant future a small group of human exiles have
been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through
military strength, espionage and deceit, a unified Terran government
has maintained an uneasy peace. As resources run short, however,
these Confederate nations find themselves looking towards the
rich worlds of their alien neighbors, the enigmatic Protoss. To
further complicate matters, it seems that a previously unknown
and deadly species known only as the Zerg has entered Protoss
space and is destroying everything in its path. The time for war
#2 Computer Strategy GameWar Craft III: The Reign of
This was named best computer strategy game of the year by the
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. It was named Game of
the Year by Macworld, Gamesport, Xsages, Fragland, Cinescape,
and Gaming Illustrated. Its truly one of the best strategy
games available. Heres the premise behind the game:
It has been nearly fifteen years since the war between
the orcs and humans ended. An uneasy peace settled over the land
while, for years, the drums of war were silent. Yet the kingdoms
of men grew complacent in their victory - and slowly, the defeated
orcish clans regrouped under the banner of a new visionary leader.
Now a darker shadow has fallen over the world, threatening to
extinguish all life - all hope. The drums of war play upon the
winds once again - rising urgently towards the inevitable hour
when the skies will rain fire - and the world will tremble before
the coming of the Burning Legion.
#3 Computer Strategy GameWar Craft II: Tides of Darkness.
This is another Game of the Year winner. It also received the
Strategy Hall of Fame award from Macworld Magazine, the Golden
Triad Award from Computer Game Review, and a 96% approval rating
from players. Heres the premise behind the game:
With the death of the Orcish Warchief Blackhand, his underling
Orgrim Doomhammer was quick to seize control over the most powerful
of the Orcish forces on Azeroth. Although each day finds other
factions growing stronger within the chaotic Horde, it seems certain
that all of the clans will follow Orgrim's plans to hunt down
and destroy the renegade Azerothiens wherever they choose to run...
Sir Lothar, in charge of the scattered armies of Azeroth since
the death of King Llane, has led his people across the Great Sea
to the shores of Lordaeron. By enlisting the armies of Lordaeron,
and making new allies in the Elves and Dwarves, a mighty force
known as the Alliance has been forged. Now, the last of the once
great armies of Azeroth seek retribution for the loss of their
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