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What makes the best computer strategy game? For me, it needs have a number of characteristics.








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by Patrick Austin
Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including,, and 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 you’ve 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 available…

#1 Computer Strategy Game—Star 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, it’s the best of the best.

Here’s 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 has come...”

#2 Computer Strategy Game—War Craft III: The Reign of Chaos

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. It’s truly one of the best strategy games available. Here’s 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 Game—War 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. Here’s 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 homeland.”

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