Age of Empires IV
A new release of the popular and best-selling strategy series ever published by Microsoft Studios, Age of Empires IV is coming as a much improved version than all its previous apparitions, with the first innovation being made regarding its development team. More exactly, this time, unlike the previous installments of the series, Age of Empires IV is closely developed by Relic Entertainment, the same creators who have designed the mechanics, technical aspects and immersive visuals of some of the most popular game series from the history of strategy and adventure games for PC, including Company of Heroes, first two Homeworld releases and the Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War game.
Anno 1800 is about leading an industrial revolution. It is a game of progress, of change and choices of the player, developed by Blue Byte. Expected to be published on April 16 by Ubisoft, Anno 1800 is going to be an experience during one of the most fast-changing, engaging and exciting periods from all times of humanity. Therefore, Anno 1800 is about discovering new technologies, about exploring new continents and about creating and developing societies. It is a gamer’s possibility to build a new world using their own imagination and perspectives about society, architecture, market, systems, politics and the world in general!
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
An adaptation of the classic tabletop game from Games Workshop, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is a RTS videogame developed by Tindalos Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive, released on 21st April 2016. A Sci-fi confrontation between Orks, Chaos, Imperium and Eldar, the game presents visually enhanced space-battles in a visceral manner. With multiple mixed opinions and reviews regarding the gameplay and issues, BGA remains a game rewarded by Eurogamer.de, so let’s further discuss the multiple aspects of this quite controversial game.
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
Freshly published on 24th January 2019, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the second adaptation of the famous tabletop strategy game from Games Workshop, which managed to attract far more positive reviews than the initial apparition from 2016. Developed by Tindalos Interative as well and published by Focus Home Interactive, the storyline of the game tells the players about the events in Gathering the Storm and is a much improved version with big expansions, dramatic story development and wonderful systems to explore.
Dawn of Man
Dawn of Man is going to be released on 1st of March 2019 and is promising to be a wonderful game for those who love history and its stories, adventures and evolution. Madruga Works, the developer and publisher of the brand-new game, has created a new way for players to explore an experience of survival, of learning, of fighting and progressing as a community and, ultimately, as a humanity.
Driftland: The Magical Revival
After more than one year since it has been launched by Star Drifters, the developers of this appreciated game, Driftland: The Magical Revival has managed to gather the most positive reviews regarding its mechanics and graphics as well as game story and atmosphere. Among the awards gained by the game e could count Best Design 2017, Best Game 2017, Best Indie Game 2018, Best PC Game 2018 and several other nominalizations and 2nd or 3rd place prizes.
A fantasy game of strategy, entitled the game of the year, Endless Legend is a civ-game telling legends and challenging your mind for safety and survival, created by the developers of Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless. Focused on the home world called Auriga, Endless Legend is a turn-based game of saving the civilization you lead, a game of strategy and wise spending of resources, a game of creating your own world and your own legend.
Developed by AMPLITUDE Studios and published by SEGA, Endless Space is another turn-based game, a 4X game of strategy taking action in a place beautifully designed as an endless Universe, where the player gets to control everything in his civilization, resources and battle style, in order to dominate the galaxy. Mostly appreciated about this game, by its players so far, were the satisfying graphics and interface, more than expected for 2012, offering a great feeling that you’re part of an epic world, and the motivating, engaging music that plays during every moment of your game.
Endless Space 2
Awarded multiple times in 2017 for Best 3D Visuals, Best PC Game Finalist and Golden Cube Finalist, with a Bronze medal in Top Sellers and Platinum in Top Early Access, with Ping awards for Best Soundtrack Finalist, Best Visual Finalist and Best PC Game Finalist, and a long list of other awards and distinctions, Endless Space 2 is one of the works of art from 2017, one of the best releases of the year and a unique gaming experience due to epic visuals and engaging audio. A mesmerizing continuation of Endless Space, Endless Space 2 is a new and highly improved game of strategy, a turn-based “Strategic Space Opera”, and a great example of the “one more turn” game-play. In this new version, mystery is amplified by artistic graphics and epic movements in the galaxy, while the ne purpose of the game is building the most fantastic stellar empire.
Galactic Civilizations III
With excellent graphics for the time when it was published, Galactic Civilizations III has managed to gather mostly positive reviews in a really short time after it got released by its developers, Stardock Entertainment, on 14th of May 2015. Galactic Civilizations III is about building a civilization in a huge space game of strategy, and to ensure that specific population is going to resist during ages in your Universe.
Hearts of Iron IV
A game of strategy and simulation, Hearts of Iron IV is an experience during the most intriguing and popular conflict from the entire history of the world. The player is the one who will control everything in the game, victory itself included. Developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive in the summer of June 2016, Hearts of Iron IV is your opportunity to take control of any nation and use all your weapons and strategies in order to command every population you’ll decide and establish victory for those of your choice.
Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns
Developed by Paradox Development Studio just like the main game and ready to be published really soon this year, in 2019, by Paradox Interactive as well, Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns is an expansion of the initial Hearts of Iron IV Game released in June 2016 and is a naval-themed game in the same context of the World War II. Therefore, in order to explore the new features that Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns brings up along with new graphic elements and more detailed and functional items to use, you will need to on the base game Hearts of Iron IV as well.
Jon Shafer’s At the Gates
Developed and published by Conifer Games, recently released on the 23rd of January 2019, Jon Shafer’s At the Gates is a new game of strategy which will engage you in an indie experience inspired from the Civilization series. Bringing you to times of the dark age and offering you the role of a lord, the game will assign you the mission of building a kingdom able to replace the destructed Roman Empire – a main quest which will challenge you on several plans, taking you to explore the surrounding landscapes, to cultivate and harvest resources, to manage clans and to even build a military system and a decent economic machine to help you rule over your ne kingdom.
A complex game with huge potential of expansion, Labyrinth is a turn-based card game, published in the spring of March 2016 by the same developer: Free Range Games, providing its players the adventure of assembling powerful decks of minions, bosses and heroes to fight enemy dungeons in epic 3D battles, to conquer and take loots, to defense what they have and to use new items and objects into creating their own dungeon. It is a game that aims to offer a rich gameplay, a rich culture regarding magic and familiarity, and to become a game that will last for decades.
Mount & Blade: Warband
With its first apparition on the 31st of March 2010 for PC and later developed during several years for other platforms as well, Mount & Blade has been published and developed by the TaleWorlds Entertainment Team and it will captivate players into a new fight for gaining Calradia’s throne. As an expansion of the Mount & Blade series, a new key feature that it brings is represented by some significantly visually enhanced graphics, having many improved details and textures, as well as newly introduced special effects. Using bloom effects, reflections and even HDR lighting, every armor will beautifully shine in the sunlight, visibly underlining all other improved graphical aspects.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Published by Funcom during the winter of December 2018, and developed by the Bearded Ladies, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a new tactical game of adventure, combining the turn-based battles with exploration, with an immersive story and with strategy elements. The game has won several awards, including Windows Central’s Editor Choice 2018, RPS Bestests Bests, Unreal Most Engaging Game, Best Strategy RPG and several others, and it will take players into a post-apocalyptical and post-human land of an evolved Earth, in the adventure of controlling the most creative Mutants.
Developed and published by Ludeon Studios, RimWorld was released on the 17th of October last year, in 2018, and it is inspired by stories from Firefly and Dwarf Fortress. The game features a colony, lead by an attractive artificial intelligent storyteller. A science fiction game of adventure and action, RimWorld is going to bring the most interesting experience to the players, as its complex mechanics brings up several aspects of life to consider, including simulated ecology, climate, psychology, melee combat and gunplay, diplomacy, trade, biomes, interpersonal relationships and, nonetheless, medicine, arts and many others.
Developed by Paradox Development Studio, Stellaris is a new strategy game of exploration in a wonderful galaxy which has been released in May 2016 in a version for PC and which is soon going to be launched, on 25th of February 2019, for platforms such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Allowing players to explore with complete freedom unique planets and star systems from the galaxy, right in the middle of their creation center, the simulation game is offering a huge diversity of elements to choose in creating the most enjoyable galactic world, for a boost of creativity and imagination given to the players eager to explore unexpected results of stellar combination and expeditions in the universe.
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, published by SEGA and developed by Creative Assembly, is the first recreation of epic conflicts from ancient China, from the Series with the same name. By combining real-time battles with a turn-based campaign of empire building, THREE KINGDOMS is redefining the series in a time of legends and heroes. Promising both due to its story, graphics and gameplay, Total War: Three Kingdoms has also raised high expectations due to the numerous awards which it has been nominated for or which it has won, such as Best of E3 2018 and other multiple Best Strategy Game awards.
A game of strategy and economy, having greatly developed and expanded for the last few years, Tropico is now presented in a new form, with improved graphics and a more engaging gameplay. You will meet the president again in Tropico 6 and this time you will get the experience of four different eras while shaping the destiny of your republic. Developed by Limbic Entertainment and expected to be released by Kalypso Media on the 29th of March this year, Tropico 6 will once again allow you to demonstrate your dictating abilities or your love for your estate, in the exotic context of Tropico republic.
Workers & Resources Soviet Republic
Announced to be published during the first quarter of the 2019 year by its developers and publishers both represented by 3Division, Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic is the ultimate game of constructing a republic of your own and of obtaining, with strategy and action, a rich industrial superpower out of a poor, little developed country. Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic is a real-time game of city-building, inspired from the soviet themes regarding design and gameplay, which will be a unique experience for every player due to its authenticity and modifiable aspects regarding the building and management of a republic.
Xenonauts 2 is about a clandestine organization upon which the player takes, getting ready to fight an alien invasion. It is a challenging and deeply engaging game of strategy that will raise the question of the abilities of the player to hold the humanity together for enough long time in order to succeed and get rid of the extraterrestrial threats once and forever. Established to be released during the spring of this year, in March 2019, Xenonauts is already offering Early Access even in January of the same year, in order to gain best chances to improve – according to its developers and publishers, Goldhawk Interactive – to offer a polished experience, highly enjoyable for its players, at the moment when it will be officially launched for every platform worldwide.